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3350977 No.40077  
The next season is almost upon us, and thus it is time for a new thread.

Fate/Zero is about the only must-watch in there for me.
Might take Upotte, Hyouka, Tasogare OxA, Jormungand, Acchi Kocchi and Nazo no Kanojo for a spin, see if they're any good, though I don't expect any of them to blow me away.

The whole season looks a bit average, really, but someone winds up saying that every season, so whatever.
>> No.40079  
Korezon is the only show I know is worth watching. I will also check out Uchuu Kyoudai and Kuroko no Basuke and see if they're any good.
>> No.40081  
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>> No.40083  
Ozuma - Matsumoto original work? Who isn't watching this
Saint Seiya - Umakoshi? Who isn't watching this
Uchuu Kyoudai - Real people doing real things. Fucking finally, school life can die.
Eureka 7 AO - Probably will only watch the sakuga clips, this will most likely suck apart from that.
Hyouka - see above
Sakamichi no Apollon - I said before that school life can die, but this is Watanabe and Kanno. Pretty much a must watch.
Tsuritama - See above but with Nakamura Kenji
Lupin III - Any fan of anime should be watching this
>> No.40085  
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only planning on kore zombie this season. hopefully they have decided to drop all pretense of a plot and decided to have nothing but fanservice the entire time, since that's all I liked about the first season.
>> No.40090  
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Most likely to watch
Uchuu Kyoudai
Fate/Zero S2
Korewa Zombie Desuka: I don't even know why.
Jormungand: Koko getting animated, by White Fox? Fuck yes. My only worry is that the manga has a great art style and that the anime version might be underwhelming.
Sakamachino Apollon: Kanno

May watch
Sengoku Collection
Tasogare Otome X Amnesia
Natsuirono Kiseki
Haiyore! Nyaruko-san
Medaka Box
Accel World

Holyshit, that's a lot of shows.
>> No.40093  
I personally enjoyed the comedy the best out of season 1. Hopefully they drop all fanservice. And also drop the characters I don't like whilst they're at it.
>> No.40094  
Only interested in Lupin and Mysterious Girlfriend X.
>> No.40097  
Let's see, I'll definitely take a look at:
Saint Seiya, because duh, Umakoshi.
Hyouka, hurm. I'm hoping this doesn't turn into moeblob shenanigans, but KyoAni might be a lost case by now.
Jormungand, sounds cool, hopefully it will be kickass.
Saki, Nodoka and Saki were the two characters I disliked the most in the first season. Getting rid of them might make this the best thing ever.

I'm interested in these shows, but I don't know:
Girlfriend X, I liked the manga, but the main draw for me was the atmosphere and the artstyle. Not sure how well it's possible to emulate that in anime. Also, I've never heard of the studio before.
Tsuritama, a sci-fi fishing story!? Well, I would normally watch this, but the all-male cast and the possibility of yaoi is scaring me.
>I personally enjoyed the comedy the best out of season 1. Hopefully they drop all fanservice. And also drop the characters I don't like whilst they're at it.
Upotte!!, guns 'n lolis. Might be good, might be bad.
>> No.40099  
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Saint Seiya Omega: Umakoshi's current occupation seems to be getting his team to take an established franchise and give it a new spin. It's Saint Seiya's turn now, after Heartcatch Precure's success. In fact, that one worked so well he's taken some souvenirs: Saints will now transform ala magical girls. Amazing!
If the leaks are true, this is going to have some really crazy and out of place stuff like a highschool for Saints. I'm not sure how to feel about that, but I was sold the moment I read Umakoshi's name. Whatever silly excuse of a plot it has won't be worse than any other SS storyline, so I'll just shut up and take my stylish Saints.

PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZDVJlkzaVU

Uchuu Kyoudai: Now this is interesting. For starters, a seinen getting a +50 episodes adaptation isn't exactly common nowadays, even if we're talking about an award-winning work. To make it even better, the staff has a decent number of talented people: the Gainax legend Hiroshi Kato, Cowboy Bebop's Sound Director and Katanagatari's main scriptwriter. All of them under a fairly decent studio like A-1.
And the story itself isn't any less unique. It flows seamlessly from bizarre comedy to serious scenes. The comparisons with Planetes are quite spot-on even beyond the setting, though this is more down to Earth with its themes. So to say, less tripping balls about how big and scary space is. The characters are endearing and make the slice of life parts really enjoyable. What's there not to like?
Really, nothing called Space Bros can be bad.

PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUB4ebxoYLI

Hiiro no Kakera: Reverse harem by DEEN, directed by the Hetalia/Gravitation dude. Not sure why would anyone watch this but then again I'm not good at being a fujoshi.

Kimi to Boku 2: This is more homo than the previous one and probably about as ~good~.

Yurumates 3D: Despite the title, not actually 3D. Newbies adapting a random 4koma. This might not even get subbed.

ZETMAN: Someone had to jump on Masakazu's train after Tiger and Bunny's success, I guess. Despite quite enjoying his romance stuff, I'm not sure if he's the right man to write a compelling tale about superheroes. Not like we'll ever find out, considering it's confirmed to be 13 episodes long. For an ongoing series with 16 volumes so far. I can already hear the fans of the manga crying over the upcoming original ending.
Sakuga fans ought to give it a try because Takaya is involved, though for all we know he could just have adapted the character designs.

PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTqww3yzPTU

Quen's Blade Rebellion: Tits and stuff.

Naruto SD ~Something about Rock Lee's Youth~: Only listing this here to say this kicked Bleach out of TV. I heard its popularity was going down but didn't know it was that bad.

Ginga e Kikoff: I like football so I physically cannot enjoy football shows.

Gakkatsu: Another 5 minutes long flash thing. The promo pic has an angry girl and a bunny.

Arashi no Yoru ni: Adaptation of a furry book for children. Really fucking furry.

Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? of the Dead: The first season was quite nice whenever it sticked to comedy. Needless to say, it didn't for the most part. If those spoilers I'm hearing are true, this will have even more painfully stupid plot and less enjoyably stupid comedy. The only positive thing I can think of is that it's going to be 10 episodes long.

PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXDIyBxwYAc

Lupin III ~Mine Fujiko to Iu Onna~: It's Lupin. With Koike in charge of the visuals. Sayo Yamamoto directing. Could it be any more perfect?
Yes, it could, if Mari Okada wasn't there at all. For those who don't know, she's to blame for stuff like BRS, Anohana or Iroha. Not quite the best writer, as you can see. It's been proved she can do a good job when she's surrounded by talented people so my hopes for this show are still really high. It's Lupin, goddamn.

Medaka Box: Lots of people have been asking just how dead is Gainax. And they probably will keep doing so after shis show has aired, since adaptations are hardly the way to judge this particular studio. The best possible outcome would be disregarding the source and just animating some ridiculous battles, since we know for a fact that Gainax's corpse is still capable of outputting amazing animation.
I've never been sure what to think about Medaka, most likely because the series itself doesn't know either. Maybe when it settles on one genre I'll decide.

PV where Toyosaki doesn't sound like Toyosaki at all: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xp2Px6aWQwo

Shirokuma Cafe: Something about a polar bear running a café.

Acchi Kocchi: Yet another 4koma. I think the gimmick in this one is terrible designs.

PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCyfS1RjBpg

Sengoku Collection: Mandatory Sengoku show. No idea why brains base is doing this, no idea why Kenji Gotoh is directing this, no idea why some of the Penguindrum staff is working on this.

Sankarea: The source material is, while really gimmicky, still enjoyable. Definitely something to give a try to if you're interested in stories about zombies, though it's bound to feel unoriginal if you've read a fair share of those. Not a fan of love solves everything either, but lately the series has been going beyond that so there's still room for a decent ending.
And now imagine there's a rant about DEEN ruining everything here.

PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SB_jgLYAIs
>> No.40101  
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Natsuiro Kiseki: Idol Ads Part 1.

PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2PW7gu9CKI

AKB00048: Idol Ads Part 2. This one has Kawamori so it could be entertaining.

Accel World: Let's start by its good aspects. The PV has some great looking fights. Now let's move onto the bad stuff. Like, everything else. The only non stereotypical trait of this series is the protagonist looking like a pig. Literally. I almost miss the bland looks of our average self-insert protag. The setting is uninteresting and so are the characters, with the exception of the main girl who happens to be a bit insane. Not like she's a good character at all, just a bit less boring than the rest.
It's bad. It just is. Sword Arts Online, that one thing by the same author that is actually enjoyable, will be adapted this summer so you're better off waiting for that.

PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=fCTotQgWcYk

Upotte: Gimmick 4koma by Xebec. Bad bad bad bad.

PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5lxYW4ipRo

Fate Zero 2nd: Hopefully better than the first season. The terrible series composition and slow pacing that hurt S1 are going to help this time around, since all the interesting stuff is bound to happen now. Maybe they'll even stop dumping the LN and realize that's not what makes a good adaptation.
Tetsuya Takeuchi isn't busy with OVAs about lesbian aliens anymore so we might get him here, which would no doubt be great news as he is ufotable's best asset. Otherwise look forward to the debate about ufotable overusing filters instead of working on the animation. Again.
But what amuses me the most is how they're airing a two episode recap of S1. Did that have 45 minutes worth of content? Apparently it did.

Nazo no Kanojo X: Nothing Happens Ever: The Anime. Don't misunderstand me, I enjoy the series, but I've long since given up about it going anywhere. Hardly uncommon for romance manga, I might add.
Ayumu Watanabe's directing so we're bound to get interesting visuals.

PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuCC3b8HvTc

Kuroko no Basket: Sweating males playing basketball.

Phi Brain S2: Why.

Tasogare Otome x Amnesia: I think this is the first SILVER LINK show directed by someone other than Oonuma (though he's still in the staff), and I've got to say I almost miss his Shinbo wannabe style. The PV really couldn't look any more bland, which is a pity because the manga has really pretty art.

PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTnQ_ApJKUw

Saki Achiga-hen episode of side-A: I like Saki because of the blushing lesbians and the trailer has blushing lesbians so I will no doubt like this.

PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4eKgwFBiyA

Nyarlko-san: Third iteration of moe Nyralathotep, this time around... not done in flash! But don't rejoice yet because Xebec is behind this. It never was any fun past the gimmick so I'm not expecting this to work well at all. Really good character designs, at least.

PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5r1xUwiAms

Jormungand: Nice manga being adapted by White Fox. Staff hinting it won't have FPS syndrome like steins;gate. OP/ED by Kawada Mami and Nagi. While not amazing, this looks like it could be rather entertaining.

PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vICtI_aYz4I

Sakamichi no Apollon: WATANABE+KANNO, THIS SHOULD BE ENOUGH OF AN EXPLANATION. Fuck yeah, noitaminA is back.

PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8b8M4pO4tBs

Tsuritama: As a Nakamura fan, I'd rather pretend [C] never happened, so let's say this is his comeback to noitaminA after Trapeze. Good character designs and bright colour palette, I'm really digging the stylish visuals.
Yes, noitaminA really is back.

PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTV_ct6Rwsw

Eureka Seven AO: Back when E7 aired, I felt a bit bad because a lot of people seemed to enjoy it much more than I did. Sure it had amazing animation, as well as some interesting characters, but most of the arcs either dragged on or felt simply useless. Then the movie was released and all the E7 fans got really mad because it was painfully stupid, while I just enjoyed how pretty it was. Do you know how glad I am now that it's getting some sort of sequel? God bless my twisted criteria.
Kazuo Nagai and Muraki working on it, sakuga is to be expected.

PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IYpivWPcPU

Shining Hearts: VA porn.

Hyou-ka: After the trailer was released, I was stupid enough to look up what people thought about it. From "shitty keionified designs" (since everything Horiguchi does is K-ON, apparently) to "fucking KyoAni always doing the same crap" (despite this being their first mystery show), the range of retarded comments was amazing. Even complaints about the visuals, claiming that such simple designs just made animating easier.
The truth is that the PV had mind boggling animation. It's quite hard to believe this is going to be a TV series, but that's KyoAni for you. I've heard the novels are boring but at least we know it's going to be a feast for the eyes.

PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3DkEAnaBpI
>> No.40103  
Oh wow, this is so much more helpful than that chart it hurts. Thanks for doing this.
>> No.40104  
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It's heavily biased and just an excuse to post these cute pictures, but I'm glad it helped.
>> No.40105  
I find biased information to be more useful than dry facts when picking out anime, really. I've always hated how the synopses on the charts would either sound Niels Bohr-boring or just Niels Bohr-confusing.
The PV-links were really neato too.
>> No.40106  
>If those spoilers I'm hearing are true, this will have even more painfully stupid plot and less enjoyably stupid comedy.

What have you heard?
>> No.40107  
>noitaminA is back.

Ha, I wish. After noitaminA's awful line-up last year, I'm pretty skeptical. Hopefully I'm wrong.
>> No.40111  
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That the psychopath will be back and she'll bring plot with her. I hope you can prove me wrong. I really do.

There's no way to know if they'll be good, but those kind of shows are what noitaminA is supposed to offer. Even if worse comes to worst and both series end being disappointing, there's no way we won't have an improvement over the current GC+BRS.
>> No.40120  
Oh, I get it, Upotte is gun backwards.
That shit is dropped.
>> No.40124  
Biased indeed. Still, his posts are a great addition to the charts (especially the trailer links since I'm too lazy to look them up myself). Best to take his opinions with a grain of salt, though...I absolutely loved Fate/Zero season 1 (and strongly hope they keep the same style of direction), and I have no idea how the hell the Tasogare Otome x Amnesia trailer looks 'bland'.

There are already plenty of fanservice anime out there for fanservice fans like you. Please let us have a good ridiculous comedy not drowned in fanservice this time. (Okay, we got Nichijou, but still, you guys get plenty of fanservice anime.) Also looking forward to more ridiculous action. It may be stupid, but I still love ridiculous action scenes.

Looks promising. The art kind of reminds me of Deadman Wonderland, which I really liked.

Trailer kind of reminds me of Phantom, but with more action. Whatever it is, it looks awesome.

>Accel World
It looks really interesting to me. Is it really that bad?

>Sakamichi no Apollon
Am I the only one who thinks this looks and sounds kind of gay? Not 'gay' as insult, but I'm kind of getting yaoi vibes from this.

>Nazo no Kanojo X
Whoa. Was this made 15 years ago or something? It looks like this anime came straight from the 90s.
>> No.40127  
>Not 'gay' as insult, but I'm kind of getting yaoi vibes from this.

Probably due to it using the typical josei manga artstyle. Though I guess it doesn't help that the main male characters look like an archetypal seme and uke pair (One being large and boisterous, the other being small and timid).
>> No.40131  
>Am I the only one who thinks this looks and sounds kind of gay? Not 'gay' as insult, but I'm kind of getting yaoi vibes from this.
It is a series made to appeal to that market. Most of the show focuses on the relationship between the two main male characters.
>> No.40143  
Gakkatsu looks like a must-watch.
>> No.40189  
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The first Lupin III PV should be out soon, get ready for some Koike goodness.

>and I have no idea how the hell the Tasogare Otome x Amnesia trailer looks 'bland'
The PV couldn't be any more visually dull, seriously. Really poor job on the character designs, no trace of good animation, abuse of panning and stupid shaky camera for what I assume is the opening. I wasn't really fond of Oonuma's work on Silver Link but those shows at least had a distinct look - even if it was a bad Shinbo ripoff.

>The art kind of reminds me of Deadman Wonderland, which I really liked.
The original character designs (as well as the source story) are by Masakazu, who drew the original designs for T&B. The guy who adapted those also worked on Deadman WOnderland's. Very loosely, but I guess they're somehow related.

>It looks really interesting to me. Is it really that bad?
There's nothing offensively bad other than the protag, but it just doesn't have anything good going for it. Even if you like the premise, there isn't enough action to make this decent. And even the fights are subpar, wasting a wide variety of abilities on boring battles.
>> No.40326  
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This was much more fun than I thought it'd be.
>> No.40332  
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I'm not familiar with Saint Seiya, but it seems to me like Heartcatch except with men. That basically makes it the best thing ever.
It appears that they're setting the story up to be a travelogue of sorts. I can't wait for the next episode!
>> No.40333  
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Oh Space Bros, thank you for not disappointing. Simply brilliant first episode despite how simple it was.

The first episode was pretty damn fun and looked as good as expected. It really shows when Umakoshi does KA, he brings out the best in his designs. Quite surprised by the soundtrack and voice acting as well, the OP isn't the only part of the show that sounds awesome.
>> No.40334  

Space Brothers is so far so great. I hear it's going to be over 40 episodes or something. Can't wait.
>> No.40335  
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I thoroughly enjoyed the first episode of Space Brothers as well.
>> No.40337  
It has 4 cours booked, so 48-52 at the very least.
>> No.40338  
Yeah, I really liked the soundtrack too, so pompous~ (*´∀`)=3
>> No.40349  
It makes me feel so moon.
>> No.40357  
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Zetman episode 1 was wonderful. Shame about the spoilers in the ED, though, it would've been more interesting if I didn't know the things displayed there until they were actually revealed in the series.
>> No.40364  
Zetman 01 was pretty bad. While the story itself might have some potential, the rushed execution makes the drama they were trying to go for feel forced and contrived. I don't know if the manga does it any better, but from a narrative perspective, this episode was just awful.

But I still enjoyed it a lot. It reminds me of those really cheesy hyperviolent 80's OVA - I think the hokiness of the storytelling only adds to my enjoyment. I especially got a kick out of the part where that guy and girl were talking about the recent killings, and the guy said something like, "They were cut right in half. I'd like to see that!" And then the monster splits him in half. Also, the part with little Zetman pushing his adoptive hobo grandpa's corpse around in a shopping cart trying to find a way to 'fix' him. It really doesn't get any more deliciously grimdark than that.

While the animation in most of the episode felt overly stiff, in the fight scenes it became more fluid, and stylized. Whoever is directing the action in this show is a genius. Though I do think the color pallet on this show is too bright. Just because you're animating it digitally doesn't mean you have to crank the brightness and kill the contrast.

If the ED is to be believed, this anime will turn into a violent tale of a test-tube superbaby who grows up to be a grimdark superhero and fight shape shifting mutants with the help of his rich friend who dresses up as kamen rider.

I think I'm going to really enjoy this show.
>> No.40365  
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Thank Hisashi Mori for those amazing action scenes, hardly TV anime material. I'd even say those were his best cuts since Gurren Lagann, really damn good.

And talking about pretty stuff, the first Lupin episode was great. Subs can't come soon enough.
>> No.40369  
First episode of Zetman gave me Deadman Wonderland vibes, which is a terrible thing. I don't think they're all that similar when I actually try to compare the two, though, so I think Zetman still has potential.
>> No.40370  
The animation was pretty great in places (if a little too DARK AND ZOOM), but the story was fucking terrible. I'll give it a couple more episodes, but not holding much hope for it beyond the odd foightan scene looking good.
>> No.40372  
Korezon season 2 looks to be the best show of the season. The animation looks great too.
>> No.40373  
And then there's this guy.
>> No.40375  

It was pretty funny and I got to see Haruna's ass and almost her vagina. That's about all I hope for
>> No.40376  
Oh nice, sage is subbing Lupin.
>> No.40377  
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There are many things I love about the Lupin franchise, one of them being Lupin and Fujiko's interactions. Even when they somehow don't get them right like in Secret of Mamo, simply having both of them in the same scene tends to lead to fun outcomes. Needless to say, a whole episode of Fujiko and Lupin trying to outsmart each other was more than enough to make me fall in love with this Lupin iteration.

It helped that it looks unreal. We knew the designs were great, we guessed the animation would be good but no one expected them to pull something this stylish throughout. You did it again, Koike.
>> No.40378  
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Oh man, Lupin III ep 1 is amazing. So much fun packed tightly into a single episode. I can't wait for the next episode.
>> No.40380  
What's the problem anon? It's not particularly a great season, so it's easy for a show like Korezon to stand above the rest. The second best show this season is Uchuu Kyoudai.
>> No.40386  
The season has barely started. There are a whole bunch of shows with potential this season, you can't judge this season yet until we've seen the rest of the series it has to offer.
>> No.40387  
Alright fine. Of the aired shows, it's the best so far.
>> No.40390  
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Sengoku Collection's character designs are incredibly hideous, but some people seem to like them so I'm pretty confused. Either way the production values are quite bad so not even Shibata was enough to make this look nice. Good palette though, it could be much more annoying to look at.

So an episode that shamelessly rehashed the first one from S1 is enough for it to be the best so far? Recycled korezon jokes are better than Umakoshi's Seiya? They're enough to beat Lupin's strong comeback? Is it really better than Space Bros? Hell, even the goddamn mess ZETMAN is or a fucking 5 minutes flash thing like Gakkatsu are easily better than Korezon.
At least stop talking out of your ass, because the show looks like crap. Praising the animation is especially offensive considering this season has more sakuga and generally great looking shows than we've had in many years.
>> No.40391  
>So an episode that shamelessly rehashed the first one from S1 is enough for it to be the best so far?
>> No.40392  
We definitely appreciate your meaningful posts, keep up the good job.
>> No.40393  
Can you please calm down? Zetman was rubbish, as I had expected. Lupin was cool... 30 years ago. The only people I see thinking this Lupin series is great, are the people that were already Lupin fans. Saint Seiya, like Lupin, only really rides on its nostalgia. Uchuu Kyoudai, whilst I enjoy it, is only 1 episode in, and hasn't really done anything yet. I thought the Zidane gag was fun, but that's it so far. Nothing really standing out about it.

>because the show looks like crap.
What exactly is your problem? The animation quality was great. It looked better than most of the stuff that aired last season.
>> No.40394  
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The only good cuts in Korezon are in the OP, which is funnily enough unanimated in its first half. Other than that it has plenty of lazy panning, ugly stills and a general lack of fluidity even during the action scenes. Korezon doesn't have good animation by any stretch of the imagination. The first season had the token sakuga scene all series with a fair amount of action have, and expecting anything more out S2 is foolish - especially after the lackluster first episode.
If you want a DEEN show that actually surprised everyone by having good visuals there's Sankarea, which doesn't have especially good animation either but still managed to look great. They should steal more SHAFT staff if it leads to great art direction like the first episode had.
>> No.40397  
Say what you want, I think it looks pretty good. It looks better than Persona 4 did or Index s2 did, so to me, that is good.
>> No.40398  
how is zombie angst the anime anyhow?
>> No.40400  
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Acchi Kochi was sorta funny, but I give it points for being diabeetus-inducingly cute. I guess this is a moeblob show in the truest sense? The Daigo Umehara reference was surprising too.
>> No.40401  

tsumiki was so cute i was almost in pain. the male characters and the mechanic/scientist girl suck though
>> No.40402  
Some people on /bun/ just can't take it easy when it comes to opinions about chinese cartoons.

First episode was pretty good.
>> No.40405  
On one hand Upotte has a cute girl who is horny all the time, but on the other hand I found the rest of it boring. I guess I'll give it a few more episodes
>> No.40406  
File: [Commie] Accel World - 01 [30E0CD08].mkv_snapshot_04.31_[2012.04.07_22.54.36].jpg -(136.8 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Wow. I had some expectations for this series, but the first episode completely exceeded my expectations. Either the first episode is completely unrepresentative for the rest of the series, or the person calling it 'uninteresting' and 'bad' is just full of shit.
>> No.40407  
GRANRODEO doing the OP song for Kuroko no Basuke, so good.
>> No.40409  
It was decent.
Baldr Accel World gave me so much Baldr vibes, and the Kotoko ending just topped it off. I really couldn't care for the MC though. Sure he's not your generic MC (character design, at least), but damn, he just doesn't have anything going for him.
>> No.40410  
File: [Commie] Fate ⁄ Zero - 14 [1AA40CC4].mkv_snapshot_11.13_[2012.04.08_00.45.08].jpg -(47.2 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
I had forgotten how awesome Fate/Zero was despite looking forward to it so much. Miles above everything else that has aired so far.
>> No.40411  
Spoken like a true TM fanboy.
>> No.40412  
Not that anon, but there aren't many contenders.
>> No.40413  
Sure there are. It all comes down to what you like. If you don't like shallow action series, F/Z will not be amongst the best shows of the season for you. If you do though, then there aren't many other this season, so it is easy to see why that person would think it so highly.
>> No.40414  
I wasn't being clear.

" many (disclaimer: this "many" will depend on one's personal taste) "
>> No.40415  
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Any 4girls show this season? I am suffering from A channel withdrawal.
I am not liking that sphere crap.
>> No.40417  
Sphere crap?
I've only seen Natsuiro Kiseki so far, and it's pretty meh. I thought A-Channel was pretty "meh" as well, so YMMV.
>> No.40419  
To be fair, most "4girls" shows are pretty meh.
>> No.40420  
2 A Channel OVAs were released some days ago, did you watch them?

The closest I've seen is Acchi Kocchi, even Run's VA is there but there's a guy.
>> No.40421  
This is my first time watching any of the Lupin series and I can understand why people like it so much. The first episode was really fun and I especially liked how artistic it was. My only problem is that it was too realistic for me; I don't know if I'll be able to watch a show about a slut.
>> No.40422  
What about Saki Achiga-hen? Though I guess that's more of a sports anime than a cute girls doing cute things anime.
>> No.40424  
>Though I guess that's more of a sports anime than a cute girls doing cute things anime.
That's like saying Strike Witches is a war anime.
>> No.40425  
Well it's kind unfair to say F/Z is better than others because F/Z started while ago and is already at top of the roller coaster.

Other interesting shows seem to be Space Brothers, Accel World, Sankarea and Medaka Box. Also few interesting slice of lifes.
>> No.40426  
Natsuiro is the one with sphere cast.

Yes, watched the OVA already.
Sad it is so short.

Gonna check out Saki. I actually like S1 even though it isnt really about mahjong.
I was expecting Upotte to fill my 4girls quota this season but they overuse the girls "excited" state.
>> No.40427  
>sphere cast
I must be missing something obvious here, then.

Alright, watched the 1st EP, and it was pretty good. I really wanted to see the Mitsubishi F2 (or w/e the fighters were) in action, but then one got fucking tentacle raped within 10 seconds and the other one got cockblocked by Berserker before it could fire off anything at Caster. Ugh. The following "dogfight" between Berserker and Gilgamesh was pretty cool though. (Ufotable x Kawamori for the next Macross, fucking fund it).
The ending was pretty fucking great, with Caster swearing to bring death and destruction for Ryuuske to see, haha.

Overall, great episode, but I wouldn't call it the apex of what this season has to offer.
>> No.40428  
>> No.40429  
Sphere is the music group headed by those Keion seiyuus. Basically that show is just a huge advertisement for Sphere.
>> No.40430  
Oh I see, thanks for clearing that up for me.
>> No.40432  
Uh, only Toyosaki and Kotobuki are K-ON seiyuu.
>> No.40434  
File: [HorribleSubs] Space Brothers - 02 [720p].mkv_snapshot_20.48_[2012.04.09_14.44.43].jpg -(98.9 KB, 1600x900) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
The pacing's good so far. Mmm
>> No.40435  
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Mixed feelings regarding Tasogare Otome x Amnesia. There were some very interesting elements (especially the repeat trick was quite nice), but at the same time there were some very frustrating elements.

Picture related, she's the main cause of annoyance in the episode and without a doubt the most annoying character this season.
>> No.40436  
Whelp, after watching everything that has aired so far, I would put the top three shows, in my opinion as follows

2:Uchuu Kyoudai
3:Kuroko no Basuke

Kuroko no Basuke is maybe kind of generic in terms of plot, but I like the art and the atmosphere.
>> No.40437  
File: [HorribleSubs] Kuroko's Basketball - 01 [720p].mkv_snapshot_20.07_[2012.04.09_23.04.39].jpg -(91.8 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Kuroko no Basuke is one of my favorite shows that have aired as well. It's a breath of fresh air to have sports anime characters that aren't godly prodigies in every aspect of the game, while still being eccentric in their own right. Reminds me of Eyeshield 21. Kuroko is pretty moe too.
>> No.40438  
And that's the last of Crunchy's announcements. Looks like once again all the best series are region-restricted and cannot be legally streamed if you're not in the US.

Sigh. Why don't they want my money?
>> No.40439  
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Saki is pretty good actually. The writing is better than S1, the animation ain't too bad and the soundtrack is kinda nice.
I like the more conservative character designs as well. The ones in S1 were a mixed bag, ranging between kinda cool, ridiculous and outright terrible. It was like the mangaka had never seen casual clothing for girls before. At least this time the outfits seem plausible.
Also, during season 1 I predicted a girl with some sort of dora exploiting power would appear sooner or later, to counter Saki's kan-abillity. Well, she's finally arrived. I hope we'll get to see a match between her and Saki sometime, that would be pretty cool.

Definitely not the best show this season, but better than I expected. It's worth a watch if you like cute girls and/or mah-jongh.
>> No.40440  
Either you haven't seen Lupin or you have bad taste, and judging by Zombie being your favourite show this season I'm going with the latter.
>> No.40441  
W-Why are you so mean anon! ;_;
>> No.40442  
W-Why is your taste so shitty anon! ;_;
>> No.40443  
Gotta agree with you.
Just watched Saki myself after I posted that.
The only show that actually bring a smile to my face.
I am not so impressed with upotte, amnesia and those glut of saten anime so far.
Not sure if I want those bros anime like space brothers or that basketball even though I love playing basketball myself.
I have bad experience with basketball anime not name slam dunk.
>> No.40445  
Lupin was fantastically fun!

So stylish~
>> No.40446  
File: [gg]_Lupin_the_Third_-_Mine_Fujiko_to_Iu_Onna_-_01_[7C44F87C].mkv_snapshot_06.10_[2012.04.11_00.20.15].jpg -(72.2 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
...Wow, just wow.
I still can't believe this is a TV anime. Putting up with all the moe-moe fanservice crap of the anime industry is totally worth it whenever something fucking amazing like this shows up.
>> No.40450  
File: [gg]_Jormungand_-_01_[382A285D].mkv_snapshot_04.29_[2012.04.11_03.31.31].jpg -(165.2 KB, 1920x1080) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Jormungand adaptation is pretty much what I had expected. The production quality is great, and I'm pleased that White Fox's style works. The OP/ED and the OST are all great as well. It's also very faithful to the manga IIRC.

Actually, I'm more than satisfied with this adaptation, and seeing Koko animated to life makes me happy.

How did /bun/s like it?
>> No.40467  
Watched Jormungand and then read all 45 chapters afterwards. Was pretty good and the adaptation is pretty faithful. Kinda reminds me of some other animes (can't really remember but it just does). Still Koko and Jonah are pretty cute so it's all good.

Also on a side note Korezom really isn't that good. For anon above. Hopefully it won't be as terrible as the season 1 but season 2 doesn't look that much better.
>> No.40468  
For anime this season. Space brothers actually has a story. Episode 2 wasn't as good as 1 but it's still not too bad.
Saki you get what you asked for. Cute girls playing mahjong. No regrets.
If anyones watched acchi kochi pretty cute. Like how for once the two main characters are actually like a couple and not "kind of" dating.
Phi Brain boss as usual.
Dropped both saint seiya and ozma. Kind of boring, probably won't ever watch seiya, but may pick up ozma again.
Polar Bear cafe was aiight.
Kuroko was mediocore. Read the manga so probably won't keep too tight watch on the anime. But the adaptation seems fairly good.
Jormungand is a very fun adaptation. Probably watch all of it.
Lupin III probably one of the best this season. Fun to watch.
Korezom moe shit with fan service. Nothing new here.
Hiiro no Kakera shoujo shit. Well not really shit but not my taste. If you're into this kind of stuff go for it.
Haven't watched most of the other stuff but been busy with life so I'll watch the rest later. Read some of Bun's opinions on some of the other stuff too.
>> No.40469  
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Dat ZR
>> No.40470  
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Dat voice
>> No.40471  
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Dat everything.
I can't believe how much better than expected this was. OP of the season, great pacing and Asumi's best role to date. I hope it stays this good.
>> No.40472  
>Asumi's best role to date
You're insane. I'd have to agree with everything else you said, though.
>> No.40474  
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I jazzed...
>> No.40475  
I hope the drama between the characters and their pasts doesn't get out of hand. Other than that, great first episode. Can't wait for more.
>> No.40480  
Haiyore! is suddenly interesting to me.

>> No.40481  
Fucking masterpiece.
>> No.40483  
File: [Commie-Fishing] Tsuritama - 01 [CBCB10F1].mkv_snapshot_10.14_[2012.04.13_23.55.04].jpg -(116.3 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Tsuritama was fun! I really like the look and feel of it, and I love fishing, so I'll keep on watching it for a while. Hopefully it won't get tangled up in anything dumb, the whole "save the world" business is already worrying me quite a bit.

Jormungand was great, really exciting. The characters were especially good, I'm already loving their interactions. I'm sort of on the fence on whether I should read the manga and spoil myself, or bear with it until next week now though. Luxury problems!

All the shows I've decided to check out so far have been great. It's shaping up to be an excellent season!
>> No.40489  
Just finished the first episode of Jormungand, and I'm not quite sure what I just watched. It seems like it's trying to be serious and light-hearted at the same time, and the speed at which things happened made it difficult to follow what exactly was going on at any given moment.

I guess I'll have to at least watch the next episode before judging it.
>> No.40492  
Accel World ep2 was great again. Looks like this show will remain interesting.
>> No.40497  
Now that we're a couple episodes into most shows I have to agree with the guy who said Korezon is the best of the season. However it's a great season overall and I'm really enjoying nearly every show I'm following.
>> No.40500  
Not very impressed with most of the show so far.
Upotte - Not so good, I expected something like strike witches but all I got was KYAHHHH stop saying that I wear gstring and the poor dude was hospitalized again. Dropped.
Accel World - Another one of those loser fatboy that magically attract all the girls to his side with his newfound power. Dropped.
Amnesia - Has potential. The girl remind me more of Senjougahara rather than Saten. Picked
Saki - So far so good. Kept the mahjong powerlevel to minimum so far. Probably my fav so far.
Lupin III - Stylish and fun. If only Cowboy Bebop was this good.
Space brothers - Never thought I would like this even though it is another one of those loser underdog show. Picked up.
Jormungand - Love this. Basically Black Lagoon lite. Picked up.
Nyarlko-san - What is appeal of this again? Comedy? I dont know if the dialogue got lost in translation or just me. It wasnt very witty and it seems like they try too hard. Not funny and it is tiring seeing cute girls bashing monsters for the 1000x times. Dropped.
Sankarea/Girlfirend X - Already read the manga.
>> No.40501  
Is Nyarlko a faithful adaptation of the source material, or is Lovecraft spinning in his grave? I'd check it out myself, but I don't want to see the Japanese rape another thing I love. I'm afraid my SAN is too low to take the risk. From what I gather it seems like another moe-harem-fanservice show based on exotic mythos X, but I'd love to be proven wrong.
I can't really imagine why Nyarlathotep would take up residence in some Japanese dude's home, but hey, he ain't called the crawling chaos for nothing.
>> No.40502  
At least for the 1st episode, is comedy with a splash from the Mythos. I find it quite entertaining, and there are references from almost everything, from the books(obviously) to the RPG.
>> No.40507  
gee i wonder if this anime where Cthulhu is a cute anime girl will honor the mythos at all
>> No.40519  
File: [Retrofit]_[Shinsen]_Demonbane_TV_Ep01v2_(93F1F7BE).mkv_snapshot_08.39_[2011.07.16_20.40.58].jpg -(36.3 KB, 640x360) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.

You mean Nya going out of it's way to attempt to seduce a mortal wasn't done intentionally with one or more horribly sadistic and evil main objectives?

You remember what happened to Kuro after he put his dick in Nya, don't you? Hopefully MC-kun will fare a similar fate.

oh, who am I kidding, Demonbane made Lovecraft spin like a ceiling fan, and this is making both him and his little dog niggerman spin at the rate of a jet engine.
>> No.40520  
>If only Cowboy Bebop was this good.
I'm loving Lupin, but I think this might be going a little too far.

And I wouldn't have it any other way.
>> No.40521  
Saya no Uta was pretty god damn good, it was one of the best Cthulhu mythos inspired efforts I'd seen, barring books.
I was thinking that maybe, just maybe Nyarlko would be something that would not make Lovecraft do 360°s in his grave. But obviously it's not, so I'll stay away from it.
>> No.40524  
File: [HorribleSubs] Haiyore! Nyaruko-san - 02 [720p].mkv_20120417_171506.093.jpg -(89.4 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
God damn, I love Nyaruko (both the show and the "girl"). I hope the fork stabbing stops, or decreases in frequency, though.

You should still give it a try. It's full of references and just fun.

I'm sure there's /a/ threads as well, but I don't go there, so have this instead.
>> No.40526  

I don't understand the MC's attitude towards her. He was blushing at the prospect of having her around him all the time and now he hates her I guess even though she's given him no reason to.
>> No.40528  

>> No.40529  
I didnt like Bebop and never understood the hype behind it. It was just Spike beating up villains of the week and Faye is boring.
>> No.40530  
Cowboy Bebop is just a show that got everything (music, animation, artstyle, plot coherency, plot pacing, scene pacing/direction, character design) right. Of course, "right" is subjective, but the point is that it was a well made show that appealed to a lot of people.

Also there were a number of episodes that didn't mainly feature Spike and at least one or two that didn't really have a weekly villain at all. I understand you were probably generalizing, but to say the show is JUST Spike beating up bad guys seems unfair to the amount of work that went into each episode.
Hopefully it's not obvious from what I wrote that I have a bit of personal attachment to this show. Being unbiased is hard also I do agree with you on one point. Faye's episodes were the most boring.
>> No.40540  
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Nyaruko is a great show, I love how full of parody and comedy it is. The fast-paced craziness reminds me a little bit of Kyouran Kazoku Nikki but less-so.

I'm also watching Upotte and Nazo X. I think I'm gonna drop Upotte after watching the second episode, it seemed a little bit too spoonfed for me, like the characters were really trying to make everything very obvious. Ham acting I think is the theatre term.

Nazo X is fun though, I haven't read the manga but the anime just keeps me guessing. It's covered stages in a relationship that normally take 6 or so episodes in other series. Progress progress progress.

Tsubake's Onee-san looks like rossiu though. Goddamn you Rossiu.

>> No.40541  
That's a funny way to spell trigun.
>> No.40543  
File: Lupin2.png -(532.7 KB, 640x540) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
By Jove, the Lupin soundtrack is sexy! And the rest is pretty cool, too.
>> No.40554  
File: [HorribleSubs] Tsuritama - 02 [720p].mkv_20120420_045412.578.jpg -(87.9 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
delicious birthmark
>> No.40555  
File: [gg]_Jormungand_-_02_[D48EDE54].mkv_snapshot_14.28_[2012.04.20_17.56.49].jpg -(91.5 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Aw yiss.
>> No.40558  
File: [gg]_EUREKA_SEVEN_AO_-_02_[A08B456C].mkv_snapshot_16.52_[2012.04.20_19.24.29].jpg -(81.5 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Finally some mecha action in Mobile Suit Eureka Seven: The 08th LFO Team.
>> No.40559  
File: [sage]_Lupin_III_-_Mine_Fujiko_to_Iu_Onna_-_02_[720p][10bit][CE3F3607].mkv_snapshot_16.11_[2012.04.20_16.12.21].jpg -(78.6 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
I've seen people saying the Goemon episode was better than Jigen, but I think it's the other way around. I guess I have a soft spot for bodyguard-related romance.
>> No.40561  
File: [HorribleSubs] Sakamichi no Apollon - 02 [720p].mkv_snapshot_20.57_[2012.04.20_22.54.23].jpg -(87.4 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
I really really hope romance drama isn't the central point of this show. It's not that I hate romance, I just don't feel like watching something like that right now, and I like Apollon so far.
>> No.40562  
Anon, I got some bad news for you...
>> No.40564  
File: [HorribleSubs] Sakamichi no Apollon - 02 [720p].mkv_snapshot_17.46_[2012.04.20_22.49.47].jpg -(116.1 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
B-But the music is supposed to be the main focus, right?
I don't want to watch mc -> childhood friend -> jazztaro -> new girl drama...
>> No.40566  
File: [gg]_Jormungand_-_02_[D48EDE54].mkv_snapshot_06.53_[2012.04.21_21.27.53].jpg -(115.1 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Nyaruko just sucks. Maybe I'm a wee bit cynical, but I can't watch it without thinking of the people in suits in a meeting room going "What's popular with otaku today?" who conceived it. I know most anime are like that, but they're usually not quite so blatant about it.
Also, I think I'm gonna preemptively drop Apollon, if it's going to be more about drama than music.

Jormungand and Lupin are looking great. What a great smile Koko has.
>> No.40567  
>preemptively drop
That seems like a silly thing to do, but okay. Personally, I don't mind some drama. I'm sure Watanabe will handle it delightfully.

>Jormungand and Lupin are looking great. What a great smile Koko has.
I'm loving those shows as well.
>> No.40569  
I love Apollon. It gives me a nice, fluffy feeling. With such great music, I look forward to the drama.

I haven't picked up Space Bros yet, does it look like it will be worth it?
>> No.40570  
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I'm loving it.
>> No.40572  

Nyaruko was a really basic net animation long before it was an anime, the guys who made it have a very tongue in cheek sense of humour so I'm pretty sure the otaku-pandering (if you want to call it that) side is actually a parody of shows doing the same.

You can kind of tell by the pace of the plot, how nonsensical some of it is and the 2ch references that it doesn't take itself very seriously.

I think most people are a bit unsure though at this point, I say that above, but after episode 3 it may become really cliche. Nobody knows just yet.
>> No.40573  
It is a pretty nice paced show, with likeable characters nice music and some light comedy thrown into the mix, I heartily recommend it.
>> No.40574  
Here's another vote for Space Bros.
>> No.40575  
File: [HorribleSubs] Space Brothers - 04 [720p].mkv_snapshot_17.30_[2012.04.22_14.10.04].jpg -(103.7 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
I wish I had a bro like Kenji.
>> No.40576  
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>> No.40577  
File: [Mazui]_Hyouka_-_01_[8529356F].mkv_snapshot_11.11_[2012.04.22_23.50.06].jpg -(177.2 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Hyouka was really fun. Lovely animation, as expected from KyoAni.
>> No.40580  
I thought Hyouka was pretty boring, good visuals but not enough to redeem it, doesn't help that I'm not really a fan of the art they used.

The lack of substance made the extensive dialogue uninteresting.
>> No.40584  
Kyoani hasn't really made a good anime since Lucky Star. They need to pick their game up.
>> No.40587  
The Haruhi movie was made after Lucky Star.
>> No.40591  
I was more meaning series.
>> No.40597  
File: [gg]_Jormungand_-_03_[570F1468].mkv_snapshot_15.09_[2012.04.25_06.24.41].jpg -(149.1 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
The gunfighting in this episode was awful. People wandering around in the open didn't die, people with their backs to the enemy didn't die, accuracy varied from pinpoint to all over the place and it was impossible to keep track of who was where and doing what.
>> No.40599  
When Lehm shoots at the Orchestra members' backs. That was the worst.
>> No.40601  
I finally got around to watching Hyouka, and I don't understand the hate it gets. It's slice-of-life the way it should be; interesting characters interacting in interesting ways during their daily lives. Sure, it contains no large overarching plot, its entire cast does not consist of moe girls, it has no fanservice and there is no comedy, but isn't just slice-of-life with interesting characters enough?

I'm going to be so disappointed when this series sells badly. I guess K-On! style is the only kind of slice-of-life accepted nowadays, huh?
>> No.40602  
It's been getting a lot of hate? I must have missed the parade.

I certainly enjoyed for what it is, and the amazing visuals certainly do add to the value of the show.
>> No.40603  
>and I don't understand the hate it gets
I don't think it get's a lot of hate. I only see people saying it is boring, which it is.

>I guess K-On! style is the only kind of slice-of-life accepted nowadays, huh?
Comedy slice of life does fine.
>> No.40605  
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>Comedy slice of life does fine.
It does? Last I checked, Nichijou bombed spectacularly. Have there been any successful comedy slice-of-life anime since Lucky Star?
>> No.40606  
>> No.40607  
Nichijou bombed because it wasn't funny, not because comedy slice of life doesn't sell. Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou is selling fine, for example. Minamike and Hidamari Sketch both do well too.
>> No.40608  
K-On! is 'cute girls doing cute things' style slice-of-life, there isn't any comedy to speak of. Nisemonogatari, Hidamari Sketch and Minami-ke were continuations of already existing franchises; if you already have a good userbase, you can sell well regardless of content.
Though, it must be noted that original Minami-ke and Hidamari Sketch aired the season after Lucky Star; I guess I just drew the line a season too early.
I haven't watched either Bakemonogatari or Nisemonogatari, but is Bakemonogatari slice-of-life? I heard a lot of people saying it's really good, but I hadn't heard of any association with slice-of-life until now.

I suppose Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou didn't do badly, though it wasn't a great commercial success. I guess there is still hope.
>> No.40610  
>if you already have a good userbase, you can sell well regardless of content.

Shakugan no Shana
vol.01 9,090 10,916
vol.02 9,366 11,465

Shakugan no Shana II
vol.01 9,146 11,321
vol.02 6,403 *9,039

Shakugan no Shana III
vol.01 2,828
vol.02 2,753 3,192

Zero no Tsukaima
vol.01 5,307 7,927

Zero no Tsukaima -Futatsuki no Kishi-
vol.01 4,253 6,099

Zero no Tsukaima -Princesses no Rondo-
vol.01 5,111 5,937

Zero no Tsukaima F
vol.01 ***
vol.02 1,525
>> No.40611  

I think KyoAni has become a bit of a victim of it's own success. They used to be just a good studio, but ever since they became a 'hit machine' it means they can't really make anything without it being compared to stuff like K-ON and Lucky Star and Haruhi.

And then of course you have the religious fans who praise it so much that it puts a lot of people's backs up about it. If it was any other studio doing Hyouka, most people wouldn't care.

As for sales...well, low sales aren't the end of the world. You can enjoy an anime no matter how financially successful it is or isn't. There will always be shows which sell well that don't really deserve to and shows which sell badly and don't deserve to either. Much like any commodity that goes on sale.

Just enjoy it if you enjoy it and ignore it if you don't, that'd be my advice.
>> No.40612  
>if you already have a good userbase, you can sell well regardless of content.

[citation required]

>it means they can't really make anything without it being compared to stuff like K-ON and Lucky Star and Haruhi.

They just haven't made good shows the past few titles they have done. It has nothing to do with being compared to Haruhi or Lucky Star. People buy shows they really like. They buy shows that have high rewatch value. Poor sales of Nichijou (and most likely Hyouka) is due to people just not liking the shows, or not liking them enough to buy them.

>low sales aren't the end of the world. You can enjoy an anime no matter how financially successful it is or isn't.
That's cool. Sales are kind of important though. Especially if you are KyoAni. KyoAni needs money to make future anime you know, that should be important to you if you are a fan. KyoAni can't keep producing these low selling low interest series. They'll need to do something more popular after Hyouka if it bombs.
>> No.40613  

I wasnt really talking about sales for that first point. More about the criticism they get when they release something like Hyouka or Nichijou. People will automatically shit on them because it's not the next Lucky Star or Haruhi.

As for sales being important, well. I'm not really a religious fan of any studio, just the anime they make. KyoAni has made some series I liked and some I haven't liked, just like every single studio out there. So really I don't care if they lose money or close down, it might be sad but it's part of life. Many studios people look up to now were making anime long before there was even much profit in it, so it's not the end of the world if we go back to that, it's an artistic medium after all, not a capitalistic venture. I don't really feel bad for any studio that crumbles because they treated it as such.
>> No.40614  
Shakugan no Shana 3 aired FOUR FUCKING YEARS after its second season. I used to be a fan, but the long wait decreased my interest in the series so much that when it did finally air, I didn't even watch more than two episodes of it.

Zero no Tsukaima had a similar wait; S1 aired in 2006, S2 aired in 2007, S3 aired in 2008, then nothing happened for ages until S4 finally hit in 2012. I personally dropped ZnT after the first season since it went downhill really fast beyond that, but I can understand if people that did like the other seasons lost interest in ZnT the same way I lost interest in Shana.

Unless a show is received so well that even well beyond it's airing it has active fans (think Haruhi for a recent example) it's still possible to milk it after some time, but fans generally lose interest over time if they're not kept interested by things like new content.

>As for sales...well, low sales aren't the end of the world. You can enjoy an anime no matter how financially successful it is or isn't.
Yes, I definitely will enjoy it. I'm the kind of person who will enjoy things regardless of whether it's generally well received or not. But if it's not financially successful, the creator will be strongly discouraged from making such works again, as commercial creators need financially successful works to keep the company alive. It doesn't have to be a Hyouka season 2, but something that's just enjoyable in a calming way that does not use the exact same pattern as other series in the genre.
>> No.40615  
Time between series doesn't have much to do with it. Look at the sales numbers of Ika Musume season 1 compared to season 2, or Milky Holmes season 1 compared to season 2. Both had significant drop offs, and there wasn't that much time between the series.
>> No.40616  
Didn't KyoAni earn a shit-ton of cash with the Haruhi movie?
>> No.40617  

well, at least find comfort in the fact that immediate sales are not final sales. Something that continues to sell consistantly over a period of years is a better indication of popularity than something that exploded in the first few months and burned out quickly.
>> No.40618  
Not really. The K-ON movie was far more successful than the Haruhi one was. Either way, as a business they can't keep producing anime that is not financially viable, which is why they'll have to do a more popular series soon. I wasn't trying to imply they would go out of business or something if Hyouka doesn't sell well.

>> No.40621  
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Too many to name.
Just last year my personal favorite, Yuru Yuri.
Below are some ok/above average SOL.
Manabi Straight
A Channel

I dont know how well the rest of them sold, but Yuru Yuri sold well enough(>10000) to get a 2nd second.
>> No.40623  
Slice of Life is in everything nowadays, you can't escape it.

Can't have a sci-fi without slice of life elements, can't have a mecha series without slice of life elements. Can't have shit without slice of life unfortunately. I used to quite like it, but now I've had more than enough.
>> No.40624  
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>> No.40629  
It's called suppressive fire. It's a lot easier to aim when you know your targets aren't going to doing anything for a while and you have all the time you need to aim, than when when your opponents are well-trained soldiers that could kill you any moment and you're already firing a machine gun (recoil turns anybody's accuracy to shit). Half of the reason they're shooting is just to make sure they don't get shot at themselves.
>> No.40631  
Just watched Nazo no Kanojo X episode 1. It was rather bizarre. Not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing.

Is it just me, or does this season have more unusual/interesting shows than usual?
>> No.40643  
>We highly recommend you to download the first anime HorribleSubs has ever subbed: AKB0048.
I... Er, where's my booze?
>> No.40644  
File: [HorribleSubs] AKB0048 - 01 (720p).mkv_20120430_042458.359.jpg -(136.2 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Holyshit, HS' script is pretty damn funny; as expected of them.

As for the show itself, I was pleasantly surprised.
>> No.40645  
The world is ending.
>> No.40646  
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How can Saint Seiya be so gay, yet so manly?
I'm really stoked about the Saint Fight starting, can't wait to see magical men beating up each other!
>> No.40647  
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The two are actually pretty closely related.
>> No.40648  
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Can't remember the name of the flute and piano piece played just before the ED in the 2nd episode of Hyouka. What's the name of the piece?

I want to play it on my flute right now, but it's 6:38 am and my suitemates are not going to be up for another few hours. orz
>> No.40652  
File: [Mazui]_Hyouka_-_02_[356D9C93].mkv_snapshot_16.50_[2012.04.30_15.32.03].jpg -(72.4 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
I really like Hyouka's protagonist. You'll call me a fag for this, but I kind of identify with him. Also, his voice is great.
The animation and music are great as well. Even if the plot, other characters and "mysteries" don't take off at all, I can probably watch and enjoy it on the strength of those three elements alone.
>> No.40653  
The drama in Sakamichi no Apollon ep3 was terrible. Super-coincidental misunderstandings are terrible plot elements and any writers that still use them should be fired.
>> No.40654  
I've been really disappointed in Apollon so far. What happened, Watanabe?! Why is there all this school life bullshite
>> No.40657  
I can't really like Hyouka's main character. That "energy saving" bullshit is just otaku pandering. Like "O man I'm so cool I'm going to call laziness energy saving".
>> No.40658  
>otaku pandering
I've heard this phrase pretty often. Can you please explain to me what it means?

To my knowledge, 'otaku' refers to the kind of people that watch late-night anime and 'to pander' means to cater to someone's interests. From this I would logically conclude that 'otaku pandering' refers to presenting things that the audience likes. However, the way you're using it makes it sound like there's something wrong with giving viewers something they enjoy, so there must be something wrong with my definition.

Could you clear this up for me?
>> No.40659  

it means they are doing things he doesn't like
>> No.40660  
I don't know about him, but to me pandering would be something like, inserting a bunch of 4chan memes into a work because you know people from 4chan will be consuming it.

Or inserting a ton of tasteless fanservice into an anime, so the people that like that stuff will buy it. Or making it seem like being a NEET is cool, or a status image, or something in an anime, because you know a large portion of your audience are those kinds of people.

Pandering is bad, in my opinion, because rather than actually making something good, something that appeals to everybody, something that is able to stand on its merits, etc, you are making something with the sole intention of 'pandering' to a specific group of people.
>> No.40661  
Well, it's a direct manga adaptation. Not sure what you were expecting Watanabe to do.
>> No.40662  
Rather than making something that appeals to everybody they make something that appeals to a smaller group (ie the target audience)?
>> No.40663  
>(ie the target audience)?
The target is usually just a general demographic (ie adult males). Pandering is annoying because it inserts stuff that is unnecessary in an otherwise alright show.

For example. I start watching a show. The plot is interesting so far, the setting seems cool, the characters are nice, etc. The protagonist fights in the show using powers. But then it turns out, that in order to get powers to fight, he needs to make out with the heroines each time. It's not like the show is bad other than that. The plot and everything is cool.

But because they want to also target the people that like lewd, gratuitous, fanservice scenes, they add in this 'pandering' element of the protag getting it on with the girls. It doesn't really make any sense why he needs to do this to get powers. It's not like they couldn't have written something better in. For me, it completely ruins the show, because of the pandering bullshit.

When an entire show is simply pandering, like K-ON or something, then you're right, it's not a big deal. I can already tell on the onset that the show is pandering to a specific audience and I'm not part of it. Like I obviously wouldn't watch a BL show if I wasn't into that.

It's when they try to have scenes that pander to specific groups in an otherwise alright and normal show, is when it is annoying.

Sorry if what I'm writing doesn't really make sense to you...
>> No.40664  
Yet K-ON has a very diverse demographic.
>> No.40665  
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So, which one would /bun/ like?
>> No.40666  
Pandering to a specific audience and diverse demographic are two different things. For example people that like love comedies is one group, though that group can consist of different demographics (adult men, teenage guys, girls, etc).
>> No.40671  
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I call shotgun on the left menu. Laziness kicks ass.
I noticed the colours of the two menus are the same as Chitanda's & whatsherface's eyes, wonder if that's supposed to mean anything?

Speaking of which, they really do have lovely eyes, especially Chitanda. Maybe when the show finishes I'll make a big-ass screencap collage of Chitanda's eyes and get it blown-up & printed out so I can stick it on my wall and stare at it all day.
>> No.40674  
The colors are a reference to the different lifestyles as the protagonist described in the first episode; he says that for most people school life can be described as 'pink', while he himself prefers it to be 'gray'. The menus represent his current lifestyle (the gray menu) and the fun but bothersome lifestyle Chitanda is dragging him into (the rose menu), and are colored as such.
>> No.40676  

I personally really enjoy the interpersonal drama. I came for the jazz, which is stunning whenever there, but I have already fallen in love with the characters, and I cannot stop watching them.
>> No.40677  
Fuck you, Qwaser was awesome.
>> No.40678  
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Sure it looks amazing for a TV anime, but everything else about Hyouka is kinda bad.
It doesn't help that this girl is literally autistic.
>> No.40679  
Autistic girls are supa kawai desuno.
>> No.40688  
File: [gg]_Jormungand_-_04_[7A0F8945].mkv_20120502_015641.328.jpg -(203.8 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Dammit, I was dreading this episode, because I didn't want to see her die.
>> No.40690  
File: [HorribleSubs] Space Brothers - 05 [720p].mkv_20120502_021435.015.jpg -(156.3 KB, 1600x900) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Didn't realize that Japanese can into kimuchi.
Anywho, a great episode.
>> No.40692  
File: [HorribleSubs] Upotte!! - 04 [720p].mkv_20120502_032910.578.jpg -(172.3 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Galil has my favourite character design amongst the small calibre rifles, and she's just a side chaaracter ;-;
>> No.40694  
File: [BURNING COSMO] Saint Seiya Omega - 05 [10bit].mkv_snapshot_21.51_[2012.05.02_01.43.06].jpg -(104.7 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Kouga is my seinto. I hope he doesn't die.
>> No.40701  
Oh man, I missed this because I usually don't watch OPs or EDs at all, but Jormungand's OP is absolute garbage. It's been a while since I'd heard a song as bad as that.
>> No.40704  
Are we talking about the same OP? Then again, it might be better to just ignore someone who skips OPs and EDs.
>> No.40707  
>I usually don't watch OPs or EDs at all
What, why?
I completely agree with you though. I mean, the cringe-worthy English lyrics are already bad enough, but caking tons of auto-tune on top of that again? It's like throwing francium in water.
>> No.40708  
File: ss+%282012-05-04+at+01.42.29%29.jpg -(170.8 KB, 1360x768) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
( ´_ゝ`)
>> No.40709  
Francium in water generates an effect that is generally detrimental, but on the other hand, explosions are awesome. Auto-tune can be abused, but if abused properly it instead sounds awesome.
>> No.40714  
'Disastrous' was what I was implying. Sure, auto-tune abuse can be fun in some instances, but the Jormungand OP isn't the throw-baby-into-river-so-he-becomes-Jim-Thorpe awesome kind of abuse. It's more like incest-with-your-daughter-Joseph-Fritzl-style, that is, shameful abuse with a slight erotic tinge to it.
>> No.40715  
Some people just like incest.
>> No.40719  
Fate/Zero and Mouretsu Pirates are the only good shows this season and you know it, nerds.
>> No.40723  
Mouretsu Pirates is from last season I don't like Fate/Zero.
>> No.40725  
AKB0048 was actually pretty good if you can handle a bit of ridiculousness in the premise.
>> No.40726  
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Why is this show so good when the bromance is the main point?
>> No.40728  
Bromance is good. Embrace it.
>> No.40729  
File: [sage]_Lupin_the_Third_-_Mine_Fujiko_to_Iu_Onna_-_05_[720p][10bit][2EC6002D].mkv_snapshot_10.53_[2012.05.05_18.59.10].jpg -(115.1 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Jigen, so good.
>> No.40731  
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Oh. Oh.

>> No.40733  
Apollon looks like shit with all that soft shading
>> No.40736  
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I love him.

He's gonna get a healthy dose of Pegasus Meteor Fist next week, isn't he?
>> No.40743  
File: [Mazui]_Hyouka_-_03_[DF5E813A].mkv_snapshot_20.32_[2012.05.07_14.14.27].jpg -(97.2 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Hyouka honestly intrigued me for the first time this week. Looks like this show will actually have a plot.

Hopefully the mysteries will continue to become more difficult. They're still pretty easy, but it's a bit more interesting compared to the first episode.
>> No.40746  
I'd say they are retarded more than easy/difficult. An infra-red sensor, really? How the fuck are we supposed to guess that?
A good mystery is solvable by the audience with the information provided and a little bit of lateral thinking, not some obscure bullshit like that.
>> No.40747  
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The sensor was completely fair; the protagonist was explicitly shown noticing the sensor, shortly after that it becomes very clear that the person in the room is hiding something, and shortly after that you see a receiver. Although it didn't hit me those were movement sensors until the protagonist pointed it out (was too busy wondering what the hell the guy was hiding), it was very clear the boxes were related to the mystery and the conclusion that they were devices to detect intruders was entirely reasonable.

Personally, I was less enthusiastic about this episode than I was about the previous two. The plot is nice, but the character interaction required for it didn't feel as interesting as the slice-of-life character interaction.
>> No.40749  
I wish people would just admit they're watching Hyouka because of the cute girls doing well-animated things. There's no shame in it, you don't have to pretend to like the plot or anything.
>> No.40750  
More like it's not normal for High school students to have a infer-red sensor set up. Really not something you would think of. I thought it wasn't a well done mystery. Where's my Encyclopedia Brown?
>> No.40751  
Because that would be the same as admitting you have no taste.
>> No.40752  
Uh, yes it is? You can just buy that kind of stuff in normal stores, you know. Hell, he even had a complete pre-made set; by that age, plenty of kids are messing around with the sensors alone, connecting them to makeshift devices and all that. Anybody with the slightest interest in electrical engineering can go a lot further than that in high school. When I was in third year, I had two classmates who were trying to make a Tesla coil together.

Getting something like that working is trivial. And in a situation like the culprit's, it's not at all unlikely that such an easy to execute solution would be used to hide his actions.
>> No.40753  
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>I wish people would just admit they're watching Hyouka because of the cute girls doing well-animated things. There's no shame in it, you don't have to pretend to like the plot or anything.
I'm not saying I'm watching it because of that because previous shows have pointed out that 'cute girls doing well-animated things' just doesn't cut it for me. Most notably K-On!; although I loved Haruhi, Lucky Star and Nichijou, I went into K-On! with high expectations but dropped it after only a couple of episodes. I generally don't care about animation either, to the point where I love shows that are panned for their lackluster animation.

'Cute girls doing well-animated things' by itself doesn't interest me at all. It's hard to explain, but Hyouka is the kind of show that drags you into its relaxing world; ordinary lives are shown in a way that simply makes you want to be there and experience it yourself. And from what I can see, the character interaction is the main component of this; the school itself isn't all that interesting if you think about it, but the characters make it fun.

It's hard to explain. It's a rare feeling I've also had only a couple of times (most notably when reading Clannad for the first time). There's just this atmosphere that makes you relax just watching their daily lives.
>> No.40754  
The problem isn't with ease of access or it being reasonable for him to have such a device. The problem is he is going through great pains to try and hide his actions when there are a thousand other more simple ways he could do it. The easiest being just smoke somewhere other than school. Plenty of parks and alleys to do it in if he doesn't want to at home. And hell, if he must do it at school just lock the clubroom door and lean out the window.
>> No.40755  
That's not how Japanese society works. It's not just a matter of location - a smoking student is a delinquent. If someone with so much family tied to education is caught smoking, it will have severe social consequences.

>And hell, if he must do it at school just lock the clubroom door and lean out the window.
That's what he did. But he's likely not the only person with the key to the clubroom and people might knock perhaps even knowing he's inside, so he has to be prepared for an emergency situation.

We're used to a society where it's normal for kids to smoke (which is likely the reason it took me so long to understand what he was hiding), but it's different in Japan.
>> No.40756  
Don't pretend to be some kind of expert on Japanese society. Smoking is far more prevalent in Japan than it is in the US, Canada, UK, etc. Don't feed me bullshit about how "we're" used to kids smoking, but it's not like that in Japan.
>> No.40757  
Stop dude. The sensor thing was just dumb.
>> No.40759  
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I fracking love Oscar.
>> No.40763  
Jormungand 5 was great. The relationships between the characters are all kinds of fucked up; I hope more relationships are explained this way.
>> No.40770  

Why does he have coins all over his sleeves
>> No.40771  
Nigga's straight baller, yo.
>> No.40790  
The only thing I'm current on at the moment is F0 and it's really fantastic.

I remember being super fucking unimpressed when I heard about season 1. Typical "F/SN anime was shit" attitude, so the likelihood of the prequel series (despite being done by a different studio) seemed unlikely at best.

Well, we're several into Season 2 and I'm gonna go out on a limb and call it as one of my favorites of the last year. Probably couple of years. It's excellent.

I just wish we'd gotten the to see the GREATEST COOL.
>> No.40816  
Tsuritama is surprisingly fun! I found the first episode hard to enjoy, because Haru personality and Yuki's tengu-mask face deal was annoying, but I've really grown to like the characters since then. I'm glad I decided to keep on watchinig it.
>> No.40819  
Wow. This week's Fate/Zero felt totally Urobuchi. He should write for more anime.
>> No.40821  
Man, they must've saved a ton in this episode of Hyouka. It's just people sitting around talking.

To their credit, they do attempt to change it up by moving around the house.
>> No.40822  
File: [HorribleSubs] Tsuritama - 05 [720p].mkv_snapshot_02.41_[2012.05.13_16.51.39].jpg -(134.0 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.

Haru: Assburgers
Natsuki: Daddy issues
Yuki: Autism
Akira: No friends ;_;

This could be turned into a beautiful Hallmark film.
>> No.40823  
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Sentaro is so good. I hope both of them stop bothering with their love issues and just enjoy the company of each other forever. No homo, really, their bromance is just that great.
>> No.40825  
Finally got around to watching Ep 3. Shit I wish I hadn't been spoiled about it on here, as I thought the mystery was pretty good this time.

The infrared sensors were pretty reasonable, though unexpected. Reasonable in that you can get those for cheap pretty easily. So was the motive for the 3rd year to go great lengths to cover up the fact that he's a smoker.

Also watched Ep 6 of Accel World. The battle betwee Taku and the others from the Blue Legion left me befuddled. Snow Black dueling him at the end was also a "wat" moment.
>> No.40832  
File: [sage]_Lupin_the_Third_-_Mine_Fujiko_to_Iu_Onna_-_06_[720p][10bit][93CECE13].mkv_snapshot_04.03_[2012.05.15_13.55.37].jpg -(142.0 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
I want Fujiko to steal my purity ;_;

Omega was alright, though I wish the animators cared for Kouga and Souma as much as they do for Yuna.
>> No.40853  
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I watched episode 4-6 today and I'm inclined to agree. I like how the characters are actually developing and not just aimlessly slice-of-lifing around. My favourite aspect of the show must be the unique visuals though, and also the fishing. I'm glad the fishing didn't turn out to be some gimmick à la music in Keion.
How's it doing in Japan by the way? I'm assuming it must be popular among the fujoshi.

It's more like Haru has Down's syndrome or something, just subtract the physical symptoms. I mean, he's always running around being so happy!
>> No.40859  
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Is this nigga serious?
>> No.40862  
File: [HorribleSubs] Tsuritama - 06 [720p].mkv_snapshot_17.54_[2012.05.19_21.40.jpg -(110.0 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
What the fuck did I just watch.
>> No.40866  
File: [Commie] Accel World - 07 [7A23166C].mkv_snapshot_22.05_[2012.05.20_16.12.56].jpg -(120.7 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Accel World remains wonderful.
>> No.40871  
Accel World is relatively interesting but the fat MC keeps me from watching it, it's just too painful.
>> No.40872  

same, except my life
>> No.40884  
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Well, that was unexpected.
Too bad we didn't get to see Ryuuhou and Yuna fight properly, moe-moe fake Athena sort of makes up for it though. Also, the ponytail bro has appeared! We are living in exciting times.
>> No.40891  
File: [gg]_Hyouka_-_05v2_[42303B54].mkv_snapshot_18.46_[2012.05.22_21.03.52].jpg -(166.6 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
This week's Hyouka was great.
>> No.40897  
Translation of Hyouka to ice cream caught me off guard, but it indeed was a great episode.
>> No.40910  
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>> No.40930  
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Wow, this scene really hurts. Don't cry, Sakura ;_;
>> No.40932  
File: [HorribleSubs] Tsuritama - 07 [720p].mkv_snapshot_19.03_[2012.05.25_03.13.34].jpg -(85.4 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
I knew it was getting more serious and would delve more into the drama after the way the last episode ended but what the hell Natsuki.
>> No.40933  
This show looks relevant to my interests. Maybe I should try it.
>> No.40990  
Nazo No Kanojo is an anime now?!

Oh man, what have I been missing...

I've been so busy lately that I completely fell off the wagon. There's so much to see, it's going to be Catch-22 ;_;
>> No.41002  
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This week's episode was probably filler to prepare for the next story arc, but I was surprised to find myself enjoying it more than the previous few episodes; out of all the episodes so far, this one felt most like a Slice of Life show to me.
>> No.41004  
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Fucking top banana episode, would watch again.
>> No.41009  
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Goddamn it. Their bromance is so beautiful.
>> No.41011  
Apollon is like pure love into your eyes.
>> No.41017  
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Episode 8 was just beautiful except for the mood-breaking, inescapable breast-grab.
>> No.41026  
I thought the pacing was too rapid.
>> No.41040  
Just watched Ep 7. That improv of My Favourite Things... Beautiful.
>> No.41044  
I was blown away, too. Never expected to hear it in an anime.
>> No.41061  
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I had to pause the video to stop myself from dying of a moe overdose.
>> No.41079  
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Why is Natsuki so handsome.
>> No.41095  
File: [BURNING COSMO] Saint Seiya Omega - 10 [10bit].mkv_snapshot_02.53_[2012.06.04_21.18.jpg -(72.0 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
I can't believe how fast I seem to run out of omega every week.

I wish it was over already and I could marathon it.
>> No.41119  
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Omega has been going into awesome overdrive lately. I'm not watching a lot this season (Omeaga, Tsuritama and Smile Precure), but this show is definitely my favourite among them.
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>> No.41187  
If you're still wondering the piece is Sicilienne by Faure.
>> No.41220  
Thank you! You're awesome.

It's such a wonderful piece.
>Good choice for Hyouka
>ViroX89 1 month ago 31
( ゚∀゚)アハハ八八ノヽノヽノヽノ \ / \/ \
>> No.41240  
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Captain ;_;
>> No.41248  
File: [sage]_Lupin_the_Third_-_Mine_Fujiko_to_Iu_Onna_-_11_[720p][10bit][E1210509].mkv_snapshot_21.21_[2012.06.15_00.42.06].jpg -(104.1 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
These last few episodes of Lupin have really been picking up steam. If they can maintain this momentum for the rest of the series I'll completely forgive them for that damn Castro episode.
>> No.41249  

you mean for the one episode that's left?
>> No.41250  
Pretty much, yes. I phrased it the way I did because I couldn't remember if it had 12 or 13 episodes.
>> No.41277  
Oh, I remember this from Civ4!
>> No.41279  
Anyone watch tasogare amnesia yet?

I'm bout to watch the first episode, I have no clue what it's about, but the clips I skimmed through looked pretty good.

I've only watched 6 episodes of hyouka, did the two new episodes finally get the plot started? Because all I've seen so far is 6 episodes of boring Japanese scooby doo shit...
>> No.41282  
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Right now it's Japanese Scooby Doo shit but with fictional mysteries. Episode 8 had some really good animation, at least.
>> No.41283  

>Scooby Doo shit but with fictional mysteries

Did you just imply that the mysteries in scooby doo were based off reality?
>> No.41285  

The scooby doo series was basically a series of animated documentaries
>> No.41289  
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It's over, isn't it? He's going to leave or something next episode, I know he is. Fuck josei.
>> No.41295  

Holy shit your stupid.

Like really, it had a fuking talking dog, and magical stuff? HOW COULD THAT BE A NON-FICTION DOCUMENTARY YOU IDIOT?

OMGosh people can be fucking dumb these days.

I mean really, like wow, you think scooby doo is real life?

>Am sooooo fukken sdupid it hurts

I'm quoting you.
>> No.41296  

you're not gonna troll me!
>> No.41297  
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If Scooby Doo wasn't based off real people then explain how this image exists.
>> No.41298  

Well, I've done alot of research, and after reading the entire scooby doo wikipedia page, I have to admit I was wrong.

Almost every one of the episodes was based off legitimate crimes that happened, and apparently certain breeds of great danes can actually talk.

I'm kinda embarrassed now.

>> No.41301  

It's OK friend
>> No.41313  
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RIP pink shirt guy, I bet Tumblr's gone apeshit about that last scene.
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Jigen is the moest.
>> No.41315  
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What the fuck, that last scene. He isn't really gone, is he...?
>> No.41363  

Oh I guess there are 13 eps. Could have sword I read 12 somewhere
>> No.41364  
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>> No.41365  
No I think there's only 12. They might just make a second season or not continue. Pretty sure I heard 12 too.
>> No.41366  
File: [sage]_Lupin_the_Third_-_Mine_Fujiko_to_Iu_Onna_-_12_[720p][10bit][5AAE2436].mkv_snapshot_20.23_[2012.06.21_13.28.jpg -(79.7 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
ANN lists 12, while MAL, AniDB, Wikipedia and the official website list 13.

I admit my heart skipped a beat when this frame came on and the OP started playing.
>> No.41367  
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>> No.41368  
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I simply remember my favorite things and then I don't feel...
>> No.41369  
File: [sage]_Lupin_the_Third_-_Mine_Fujiko_to_Iu_Onna_-_12_[720p][10bit][5AAE2436].mkv_snapshot_21.00_[2012.06.22_01.12.43].jpg -(84.1 KB, 400x420) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Well, what are you waiting for?
>> No.41396  
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Lupin has really been taking off the last episodes. I love it! Can't wait for the last episode!
>> No.41412  
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Such a cheesy end, but overall it was a decent series.
Nothing spectacular, but good enough to finish.

Also there is no way that Kirei ISN'T a massive send up of SHAFT/Shinbo characters. I'm assuming it was all done in jest, but the last couple of episodes especially all she did was copy Araragi/Senjogahara poses.
>> No.41413  
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For me, it was that song which made the series.
I can't wait for the full version.
>> No.41414  
Yeah, that track worked surprisingly well in the last episode.
>> No.41420  
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>Araragi/Senjogahara poses.
Aren't most of those poses Jojo poses?
>> No.41423  
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>> No.41425  
I thought this was about Russian Kony, but now it's about Finnish fencers?
>> No.41426  
what is Kony?
>> No.41427  

A hotdog store
>> No.41428  
A special kind of shoe.
>> No.41441  
It's the name of an island.
>> No.41443  
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That was a pretty good finale, kept in tone with the rest of the series. Though I did find the whole using Haru as a lure thing to be ridiculously stupid.
>> No.41444  
I still haven't watched past episode 9.

>> No.41445  
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Just finished both Sakamichi no Apollon and Tsuritama. Wow, the noitaminA shows this season were great!
>> No.41447  
Apollon's ending didn't sit right with me, it felt like an enormous cop-out. I enjoyed the show, but it had far too many issues to be regarded so highly, pacing not the least of them.
>> No.41458  
Wow, that Lupin ending sure was different from what I'd expect. Of course, considering the tone of the other Lupin series, I guess it really couldn't have ended much differently.

Very satisfied, they done great.
>> No.41506  
I personally really liked it. It's not often I get chills and knots in my stomach from something.
>> No.41575  
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So what were your favourite shows this season, /bun/? I personally only watched Apollon and Lupin (dropped Saint Seiya), but I loved them, and I would recommend them to anyone who likes their characters to be engaging, their music to be good and their art and animation to be well done.

I've been curious about Jormungand (which also has a finished manga, hurray!), Tsuritama and Space Bros (which I never started). However, I would prefer a show that is quick to watch, with a focus on plot (and maybe some action). This Hi10 thing is really neat! Shows don't even use 2GBs of hard drive space!
>> No.41586  
>So what were your favourite shows this season
Tsuritama and AKB0048
>> No.41594  
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>So what were your favourite shows this season, /bun/?
My favorite this season is Fate/Zero, by far. For second place, I'd say Jormungand.

>I've been curious about Jormungand (which also has a finished manga, hurray!), Tsuritama and Space Bros (which I never started). However, I would prefer a show that is quick to watch, with a focus on plot (and maybe some action). This Hi10 thing is really neat! Shows don't even use 2GBs of hard drive space!
Jormungand is...unusual, let's call it that. It's rather chaotic and hard to follow at the start (not sure if it's bad directing or purposely to convey their chaotic lifestyle and how Jonathan is just suddenly thrown into it). It just follows the daily lives of arms dealer Koko Hekmatyar and her crew consisting of elite ex-soldiers and the like. She travels to various countries to sell her wares to those who will make worst use of it, often getting into conflict resulting in her crew killing a bunch of people. It's a bit hard to describe; don't expect too much action, and the action generally isn't the over-the-top awesome kind but more steering towards the realistic 'sit in the same place and keep firing bullets for two minutes' style...though 'realistic' is also a misnomer. Just watch it to find out if you'll like it. (Second season's coming this fall, by the way.)

As for a recommendation, what do you mean by "quick to watch"? For 'focus on plot with some action', I'd say Fate/Zero fits the bill (though it's strongly recommended you read Fate/stay night before watching if you haven't read it yet, as it both spoils f/sn and is more difficult to follow without knowledge of concepts from f/sn).
>> No.41596  
tl;dr of guy above me. Jormngand is about people shooting things, CIA, terrorists, arms dealing, etc...
>> No.41604  
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If I had to choose one favorite, I'd say Kuroko no Basuke. I loved Space Bros and Tsuritama as well, so if you're interested in them you should definitely go watch. Especially Space Bros, since I remember reading it would be 48 episodes and you can catch up before falling too far behind.
>> No.41606  
I'm way behind on Space Bros, but just from the five episodes I've seen so far, it's far and away my favorite show from last (i.e. Spring 2012) season. It's incredibly funny, but also very touching. Mutta is just such a great main character.

Tasogare Otome x Amnesia wasn't too bad either. The first seven episodes weren't anything to write home about, but from episode eight onward it was very good. Oonuma Shin (the director) might as well be called Shinbo-lite in the way he likes to throw around experimental visuals, and it worked pretty well in the show (as opposed to C³). Anyway, it was a pretty darn good romance show, and Yuuko was a wonderful heroine. Her VA did a great job.
>> No.41612  
Oonuma wishes he was Shinbo. He's fucking helpless without him.
>> No.41759  
I'm not >>41575, but I would also like to watch Jormungand. However, I couldn't help but notice the manga, which would take me considerably shorter to get through. If one had to choose, what would you recommend?
>> No.41760  
I haven't read the manga, so I have no idea what it's like.
>> No.41778  
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Finished Lupin, Tsuritama and Apollon. I don't know if it's because I had to wait a month to watch the final episodes of all the shows, but they all felt rather underwhelming, on different levels.

The one I was disappointed with the most was Tsuritama. I enjoyed the show, but it's far from being a masterpiece. Last episode felt pretty unrealistic. Urara caused so much trouble and all they do is... nothing. Everyone saying what they'll do after their adventure was extremely silly, felt really staged. I know it sounds dumb considering it is staged since this is a work of fiction, but I felt like the only thing they missed was looking straight at the camera. The scene couldn't have flown more unnaturally. Urara is fucking gay. Tsuritama is ok and all but it really reeks of fujoshi pandering and I can't help but imagine all the praise it gets comes from girls.

Apollon's final episode felt lacking (moreso after reading the last volume and seeing everything they skipped, and what they changed), but still managed to get a few tears from me. Bromance is the purest form of love. Also, that one guy needs a new haircut and a change of clothes.

Lupin's felt too short, but I enjoyed it anyway. I don't really have anything to say other than I really liked this show and Oscar was a fag I initially loved to hate and ended up hating to love, and I'm going to miss seeing him. Also teared up with this episode, in the scene where they were in the car with Aisha. Fujiko's bright face and words, and then her playing in the sea for Aisha to see... I need to check if the OST is out now.

Gotta watch Jormungand now and catch up with Omega and Space Brothers.
>> No.41782  
I don't normally browse anime sites, so I haven't heard anything about Tsuritama pandering to fujoshi. I certainly didn't notice it myself while watching. If you want to see Fujoshi pandering watch No.6. I dropped it two or three episodes in because of it.
>> No.41788  
You didn't notice? It's basically a 4girls show with cute boys instead of girls. Also, pairing up one boy with another automatically leads to a stereotypical uke/seme couple.
>> No.41800  
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So, I decided to start watching accel world after putting it off for so long. Someone explain this shit that went down in episode 4/5.

1; Haru and the butterfly bitch stay disconnected from the global net to avoid random burst link confrontations and stay hidden. For some odd reason, they HAVE to connect to private servers like the school's, when they are inside the school.

2; She's in the hospital, and apparently they have to remain connected to the hospitals server. It made it clear that only people who where physically in the hospital in real life could connect to them through that server.

3; Taku comes in and starts a fight with Haru, they go into the burst link world.

4; Inside there is lots of other competitors/players/people. Even though they are only connected together through the private hospital server.

>> No.41805  
I'd assume battles are automatically broadcast to the global net, and you just have to be on the same network to start the battle.
>> No.41820  
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First she snapped up Oreki, now she's bagged Irisu as well.
Must be those lovely eyes.
>> No.41822  
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Also, fuck yeah Sawakiguchi.
Reminds me of myself when I was that age.
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Really loving the festival arc.

Those pumpkin girls!
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Watashi... Kinanarimasu!
>> No.41888  
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Her not dying really ruined this scene.
>> No.41889  
I dropped this show after episode 3, but people keep posting cute girls. Please stop that.
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>> No.41914  
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>> No.41956  
Thanks for sharing it! 'Requiem' contributed greatly to two of the most beautiful, moving scenes from Tasogare Otome x Amnesia (ep. 8's confession, ep. 12's entire second half).
>> No.41957  
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Too lewd.
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wut hyouka fuq

I had no idea Library-chan was so fucking tiny.
>> No.42007  
>> No.42016  
2 > 1 > 5 > 4 > 3 > 7 > 6

I wish some of them were taller. Irisu would have more impact as a towering onee-sama figure.
>> No.42072  
I'm surprised Mayaka is actually that short, never really noticed.
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My nigger. High five, son.
>> No.42140  
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>> No.42185  
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So, anyone got any theories on this thief mystery business?
I'm hoping that Irisu is Juumoji and, having been put up to the task by Oreki's onee-san, plans on stealing Oreki's virginity.
While Chitanda watches, of course.
>> No.42196  
How do you know Oreki is virgin?
>> No.42198  
Sex is the polar opposite of conserving energy.
>> No.42604  
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really? fucking really?

That's all they could come up with? a UBW ripoff?

Not to mention the giant letdown of the squinty-eyed faggot.
>> No.42606  
I for one love UBW type moves.
>> No.42617  
Well, there goes Hyouka. Kind of a shitty finale, but the end could have been a lot worse. Terribly average overall, I hope KyoAni don't waste their talent on a second season of this.
>> No.42618  
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Don't think you have to worry about a second season when they're done with the source material, spinoff aside.

Hyouka is by far the show I've enjoyed the most this year. I never expected Takemoto and Gatoh to work together at KyoAni again, and I'm glad to see they're as good a team as they used to be. There's no reason to complain about FMP anymore if they produce stuff like this instead. Kadokawa can keep being an asshole about their IP for all I care, KyoAni's talented enough to make an excellent show out of an average mundane mystery novel.
>> No.42619  
Fair enough. What was it about Hyouka that you enjoyed so much?
It had a few good episodes, but I wouldn't really rate it as highly as you do.
>> No.42625  
Really? All I've heard is that the end was "beautiful", "moving" and stuff like that. I haven't seen it myself, but feedback seems very positive. Was it the story part you didn't find interesting?
>> No.42645  
I'm not that guy (in fact this is probably my first post in this thread) but I've finished Hyouka so I'll go ahead and put words in his mouth.

Hyouka was extremely dull. Yes, the story is not very interesting. It takes a "mystery of the week/two weeks" approach, but the mystery is never exciting or intriguing in any way, once the answer is obvious you get to spend 20 minutes of the protagonist explaining the solution to the female lead, etc etc. Each individual episode of Hyouka is not worth watching, and as a whole there is nothing extra. I mean, you could basically put any episode as stand-alone with a brief introduction to the characters. There's no over-arching plot or character development or anything.

The ending wasn't beautiful or moving or anything like that. It was boring. No climactic moments, no resolution, no nothing. Of course that's to be expected since there was no tension or buildup or anything at all that needed resolving, Jesus Christ but still, you'd expect a finale episode to be special in some way. Any way at all.

The only good thing about Hyouka is that it is very pretty to watch. The character designs are nice and there are five million frames per episode.
>> No.44329  
Last episode of Uchuu Kyoudai was very touching. I'm glad I've kept up with the 40 episodes so far.

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