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2674887 No.41826  
Is it to early to start this thread? Either way, lots of good looking stuff. Will most likely be watching;

-Girls und Panzer
-Chuunibyou (How many more characters do we possibly need with eyepatches)
-Robotics Notes
-Little Busters
-Psycho Pass
-Onii-chan something

Maybe it's just because this season is pretty mediocre, but I think this next season looks really promising.
>> No.41831  
Well I guess the tank girls anime could be enjoyable if it isn't totally retarded, but it probably is. Jormundgand was decent, so I might have a peek at season two. But who gIVES A SHIT ABOUT THAT, JOJO'S AND KYOUSOUGIGAAA
>> No.41832  

To be honest, Jojo really doesn't look that appealing to me. I really only will check it out because of the thread on here about it, and I've heard some people on /a/ talk about it.

I didn't watch jormungand, but if I decide to marathon it real quick in time for S2 and I actually like it, then I'll be watching it I guess.

>> No.41834  
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I've got some weird hype for GYROZETTER. With Shinji Takamatsu directing, it's the closest we'll get to a modern day Yuusha series. The CGI doesn't look as ridiculously awesome as the arcade game but it might be cool. It'll probably just be a lame children's card game anime despite my optimism, though.

Other than that I don't know about anything else except Hidamari, Jojo's, Kyousougiga, and Little Busters. K looks really nice from the PVs but there's like zero information about the show.
>> No.41835  
Seems kind of lackluster compared to Summer and I don't think I'm that hard to please.

- Robotic Notes
- Haitai Nanafa
- Gen anime
- Chuunibyou (the unnecessary eyepatch is kind of the point)
- Girls und Panzer
- Onii-chan Dakeko
- Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo
- Little Busters
- Hayate
- K
>> No.41836  
Femdom Tomato with Kanahana by Brains Base. Perfect.
>> No.41845  
Kyousogiga? Sure! JoJo's? OH YES!! Brains Base with HanaKana? Sure!

What a good season.
>> No.41858  
I've already got Robotics;Notes, and although I love LB!EX, the anime sounds as though it won't be faithful to the VN, so I'll be passing on both of those shows. The rest of the series seem rather mediocre, albeit better than summer.
>> No.41918  
Anyone else getting Black Rock Shooter vibes from reading Chuunibyou's synopsis?
>> No.41919  
>the anime sounds as though it won't be faithful to the VN
I'm suddenly looking more forward to the anime.
>> No.41920  
There's not really anything there that looks appealing. Maybe hidamari sketch, though I haven't seen any of the prior seasons.
>> No.41926  
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>Maybe hidamari sketch, though I haven't seen any of the prior seasons.

well then, it's about damn time to get started on them, anon.
>> No.41927  
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Yes, you need to start going wider.
>> No.41932  
Really hoping that the Panzer anime doesn't blow.
>> No.41938  

It's pretty much inevitable. These kind of series are often just gimmicks pairing cute girls with another kind of hobby in order to make money from the fans of said hobby and anime. There's a lot of money to be made from mascot characters so they will milk it for what it's worth.
>> No.41947  

You probably hit the nail on the head there.

We'll see though, might surprise me, but I doubt it.
>> No.41951  
Chuunibyou Dmo Koi ga Shitai! (deluded moe + eyepatch moe, KyoAni at least means it will be well animated)

Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo (will probably suck, still, might be cute enough to be at least worth checking out)

Hidamari Sketch x Honeycomb (explains itself)

Little Busters (I have pretty much zero expectations for this adaptation, however, animated Kud)

Onii-chan Dakedo Ai Sae Areba Kankei Nai yo ne~
(seems it will be a crappy harem show, will at least give it a try)

Girls und Panzer (seems it will be gimmicky moeshit, will at least give it a try, who knows, maybe I might actually learn a little about tanks like with Upotte and guns)

Jojo's Bizarre Adventure the Animation (never read the manga, but I've always heard good things about it, will give it a watch)

TBA Urobuchi Gen anime (Urobuchi Gen, what else needs to be said)
>> No.42240  
This makes me want KyoAni to animate a battle anime.
>> No.42241  
As long as it's not more Munto.
>> No.42244  
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What did they do to Masato?!
>> No.42245  
Yeah, what did they do to itaru's wonderful designs?
>> No.42247  
I'm pleasantly surprised at how nice LB is looking.
>> No.42252  
Will watch:
>Hidamari Sketch
>Onii-chan dakeko

I'm a maybe for the Urobuchi Gen anime. He's not so great that I'll decide to watch it without knowing anything about it except his involvement.
>> No.42257  
Masato just isn't masato unless he looks bulky to an out-of-place degree!
Do whatever the fuck you want to kengo's design though.
>> No.42267  
Yeah. Not sure I'll be watching this. I hear they will be taking many liberties with the source material.
>> No.42278  

KyoAni have produced some of the most fluidly animated and beautiful animation to ever premiere on TV. I'm surprised they haven't tried to do a more action-oriented series, yet. Because in a great many action anime, there is no real action, but lots of pans and scan lines, as the budget it not great enough to do well animated action. But KyoAni are magic, and so we could get nonstop fluid battles, where characters actually move, and fight.

Maybe the failure of Munto put them off of it? (Though what I remember of Munto, was lots and lots of exposition set in a bland and uninteresting fantasy world. If KyoAni does decide to do an action series, they need to make sure they have good characters, plot, etc., before dumping tons of funds into crazy mad sakuga battle scenes.)
>> No.42279  
It's not like they could fuck it up any worse than it already is.
>> No.42280  
Psycho-Pass - See, in katakana, Psycho-Pass is written サイコパス -- just like 'psychopath'! The Japanese must be thankful for their restricted phonology, that permits them to be so clever is mangling the languages of other nations.

So far I'm lead to consider that this is a show about a psychopath with a gun -- and a really big, and cool gun at that. Already there are so many questions, flitting through my mind. What is the Psycho-Pass? Is it a kind of license for a psychopath to kill other psychopaths? Who does that gun belong to, and why is it so big? Mystery already oozes from this series like oily discharge from a rotten wound. Another instant Noitamion classic, sure to be the next Guilty Crown.

The Onii-chan Show -- Another wholesome celebration of the platonic bonds of brother-sister love. It seems these sort of shows are becoming a regular feature of anime, like the Sudden Girlfriend JC Staff show that crops up every season. We have the requisite Gynomorphized Objects show, too -- this time, they're tanks. Throw in a bunch of sequels, some toy commercials, sprinkle with manga, game and LN adaptations, and the new anime season is ready to serve!

Urobuchi Gen Original Anime - A bunch of flat characters have horrible things happen to them.
>> No.42282  
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>A bunch of flat characters have horrible things happen to them.
I can't wait.
>> No.42291  
They're flat as in personality, not as in breasts, you pervert!
>> No.42304  
Hmm I have no idea what I'm going to watch this season. I know I'm going to try Robotics Notes after how fun Steins;Gate was, but that's all I'm sure of.
>> No.42305  
For some reason I want to watch Girl Und Panzer, just because of the name. Being spontaneous sure is fun.
>> No.42307  
It's totally going to blow hard, mang. Just sayin'.
>> No.42324  
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According to this there's going to be a new Seitokai no Ichizon anime this fall. Fuck yes.
>> No.42326  

but one of the main girls gets a seiyuu change.

it's just not going to be the same ;_;
>> No.42329  
Wait, which girl?
>> No.42330  
Chizuru and Mafuyu.
>> No.42331  
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>> No.42421  
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I'm hyped for so much stuff this season, I'm going to atleast try the large majority of those shows.

Question, do you guys think I need to watch the previous seasons of hidamari sketch, or hayate no gotoku to understand/enjoy these ones? Or do you think it will just be okay to jump in.

>> No.42422  
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always watch the predecessor first.
and I mean that in terms of airing order, not chronological with respect to the series' time line.
>> No.42424  

That's my rule for everything normally.

I really want to watch those two anime this season though, and there's no way I could ever catch up on both of those series within time for this season. I'm already watching jormungand season 1 for that reason.
>> No.42437  
I thought the new Hayate was a reboot?
>> No.42438  
According to that chart, yes.
>> No.42444  
Would you recommend the anime or the manga?
>> No.42450  

IF the original anime was so lackluster that a rehash was green lit, that really says something about how great it was (at least, in comparison to it's source).

That said, I haven't read or watched hayate.

Also said, due to the content of both hidamari and hayate, you really could jump in and not miss much, regardless.
>> No.42451  
>IF the original anime was so lackluster that a rehash was green lit, that really says something about how great it was (at least, in comparison to it's source).

Uh, the original Hayate was the only successful adaptation of the series, both quality-wise and as far as sales go. And no, it has a plot so jumping in anywhere is a pretty stupid idea.
>> No.42478  
So we have another Psycho-Pass pv:


Now we know this show isn't just about a big gun, but rather guys, with big guns. And there's a girl in it. Truly a watershed moment for anime, ground breaking work in every way, another instant Noitamina classic.

Also, they seem to be updating this pv every week and adding more to it. In this week's we saw some live-action shots of Tokyo at night, maybe in the next one we'll get to see some actual animation.
>> No.42479  
I'm so pumped for 5th stage. But it seems like nobody here likes Initial D?

Other than that, I'll be watching LB and Hayate and whatever else is very popular.
>> No.42481  

I haven't seen Initial D yet, or I might be pumped for it. At least as excited as you can get for six new episodes, two available per month.

I've been meaning to watch the original as I've had people recommend it to me. But it looks like there are 60+ episodes, and as I'm already plowing through Hidamari Sketch, K-ON!, Kurenai, Xam'd, and the original Saint Seiya, I probably won't be caught up in time to catch the new eps as their air. So not much to get pumped about, for my part.
>> No.42482  
I'm excited too; I recently marathoned the whole series.

The other ones I'm looking forward to is JoJo and Hidamari.
>> No.42538  
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Psycho-Pass confirmed to be the Urobuchi anime. Not much of a surprise, really.
>> No.42542  
They have the first volume here. Maybe I should buy it... Yet it doesn't seem to exist on MAL.
Ah well, Urobuchi + HanaKana and Sawashiro Miyuki is plenty for me.
>> No.42548  
Noitamina looks great this season. Too bad we don't have anything like Penguindrum airing as far as I can tell.
>> No.42641  
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-Kyousogiga 2: Don't get me started on how much I hate Toei for webstreaming this. If I had to give an abstract quantity, I'd say about as much as I hate them for not releasing HeartCatch blurays. Anyway, Kyousogiga is an awesome yet nonsensical OVA made by a bunch of really talented precure staff. It might as well be considered a sakuga MAD, since it had mind boggling animation but made no sense whatsoever. With this new installment they're making a point of... making a point, which is quite nice of them. It might just be me, but sometimes it's nice to have a vague idea of what the hell is going on in my chinese cartoons.
Considering the first episode was pure introduction and that we're only getting 10 minutes per month, waiting until it's over might be wise. Why did I say about Toei being a bunch of assholes?

Why post a PV when you can link the first episode? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVgvcFCWUjQ

-Shin Sekai Yori: Ishihama's directorial debut is looking quite promising. His talent as an animator is undeniable so I'm quite interested in seeing what he's capable of as a director, something he's only done for single episodes. As is the norm when animators take a lead role, he'll be making use of his acquaintances - Chikashi Kubota, who's worked with him in stuff like Diebuster and Dennou Coil, joined the staff as character designer and animation director for at least the first two episodes. Sakuga fans better keep an eye on it, since it's expected that more well known animators will join the project.
Those who don't care about animation will be glad to know that the show has quite a bit more going for it. The novel it's adapted from won the SciFi Taisho award, which is kind of a big deal and should be enough of a reason to give it a try. It deals with themes that anime doesn't usually mess with, meaning that it should provide a bit of fresh air we very well deserve.

PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg4p78KjWJg

-Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun: Due to my personal bias it takes a lot for a shoujo to impress me, especially if we're talking about a highschool romance without any weird spins on the premise. And this... completely failed to amuse me. But it didn't disgust me either! It's a rather well executed generic shoujo series. It partly fixes inherent problems of the old formula, mostly by making it faster paced, but falls completely into the MISUNDERSTANDINGS cliché. I'm aware that there isn't much you can do to keep blocking a relationship between two highschoolers who are in love with each other, that being one of the reasons why I loathe shoujo with a normal setting. Hypocritical coming from someone who's enjoyed countless monster of the week episodes in both mecha and mahou shoujo series, yes.
My bias aside, there are some genuinely interesting points to make. The trailer is entirely made up of original scenes that I can only describe as "Brains Base having fun". Slightly unexpected since the director is an outsider who's better known for straight shoujo adaptations, but as far as I'm concerned, absolutely welcome. I can only be happy when I see people actively trying to improve unoriginal source material, even if it's something as minor as trippy dreams. I mean, they added flaming chicken swords, what's there not to like?

PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c54vbtaPrnY

-Kamisama Kiss: Shoujo quota covered by the previous show, please go away. Male kemonomimi is morally wrong, by the way.

PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34Q058zzmq0

-Suki-tte Ii na yo.: NO MORE SHOUJO I SAID.

-Litchi DE Hikari Club: A gruesome guro manga turned into SD anime. There's literally no way this won't be entertaining in some way.

-Jormungand PERFECT ORDER: The first season took a while to leave aside uninspired action neither the writers nor the lacking budget could execute properly. Hopefully they'll keep that in mind for the sequel, since Jormungand isn't half bad when it's not trying to be Black Lagoon.
Will take a while to get used to the abysmal visuals again, but I managed through the first season so it should be doable.

PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qofZjpp-6A

-Wooser no Sono Higurashi: 5 minutes shorts about a cute mascot who happens to be an asshole. Blatant advertising for supercell, which is forever ruined to me because of Guilty Crown. As likely to be subbed as it is to be worthwile.

-Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!: Oh KyoAni, why can't you act normally at least once. I don't even know where to start. For those who don't know, this is the first of their self published light novels to get animated, most likely to be followed by Kyoukai no Kanata. KyoAni holds a contest for aspiring writers and publishes the ones that are given an award, which is honestly a great idea since the only piece this otherwise impossibly talented studio lacks is a daring writer. Things started to get weird when KyoAni decided to go as far as to animate their first winner... then make at least 50% of the content anime original. That's great news for me and everyone else. Except for, you know, the guy who wrote this and sees how the work that was deemed the best in the contest is now beind remade by people no doubt more talented. That the winner needs so much fixing to be up to par doesn't sit well with me either, I can't imagine that the contest is going that well if this was better than everything else.
Meta crap aside... Actually, no. More meta crap. The staff is promoting this series in all sorts of eccentric ways, so as to amuse Japanese otaku and accidentally confuse countless western anime fans. As you might now, this thing is about a cute girl with crazy delusions. The entire official site is full of adequately over the top comments and the first trailer is nothing but insane magic fights. Somehow people failed to get the joke so now we have a great deal of fans looking forward to crazy action that, well, doesn't exist. It got even worse with the last fake OP they released, which is an obvious parody of ren'ai openings except for the fact that the protagonist is shooting guns. Cue dumb people complaining about the generic intro, KyoAnus moeshit and all the buzzwords they could come up with. Made worse by the fact that most of the KEY KyoAni team is working on Chuu2Koi, so they pretty much were poking fun at themselves.
Enough about KyoAni being a special snowflake. Not. What to expect from this show from a visual standpoint? I'm going to be pessimistic and say an inferior production compared to Hyouka, simply because I like being proved wrong. I may or may not have complained about how there was no way Hyouka could live up to Nichijou. As much as I trust Ishihara, Kazumi Ikeda's shows are the lesser KyoAni productions as far as I'm concerned. I've always been a fan of their staff rotation, but seeing Hyouka's newbie art director go away after the amazing job he did is really upsetting. Hope to see him back soon alongside Takemoto and Gatoh (yes, this means more FMP.) Attendees of the prescreening have confirmed that it has a similar palette to CLANNAD, so we can assume that's a safe comparison for the visuals. The show allows for more creativity thanks to the delusions and their new director of photography (one of the few staff members that doesn't rotate) is much more skilled than the guy who worked on CLANNAD so I'd say that we can expect a vast improvement.

Uh, yeah. The show itself. It has a cute girl and she's crazy. The end.

PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ud0fDdXHnYc
>> No.42642  
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-Hayate no Gotoku! Can't Take My Eyes Off You: More like I WISH I COULD TAKE ME EYES OFF YOU because the character designs are fucking hideous. Manglobe should have thought it twice before trying to emulate Hata's designs again, after the visual abortion that was the movie. Speaking of failures and not learning from past errors, what the hell is the production committee thinking? They're letting manglobe, the studio that gets the most (unjustified) hate in the entire industry, handle this. Even though they already got a lukewarm reception to the movie of an otherwise successful franchise. And what's even worse, they're asking them to do a remake of sorts of the first season, the best and most profitable installment of the entire series. Seriously, what the fuck?

PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qj1duJftTTo

-Gintama 2.0: Rerun with random new episodes.

Here's a video of Sugita and co. impersonating Wakamoto while playing games http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNkATKq0bUw

-BTOOOM!: As far as I'm concerned, the title alone makes it a winner so I refuse to take a look at the manga. I mean, BTOOOM!
Newbie director, but likely to have some good animation if Takahiro Kishida works on stuff other than character designs. He tends to do some KA whenever he does the character designs for a show, so that's a small sakuga flag raised.

PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDtW4D7uLTI

-Hidamari Sketch x Honeycomb: Trying to be rational about this and not just rant about how Shinbo should direct it. His replacement is one of SHAFT's rising talents who has been trusted with important episodes before, such as Madoka #10 and the nise finale, but I'm still wary about the whole thing.
As for the show itself, I'm pretty sure everyone knows how they feel about it. Not sure what can I say that three seasons and their respective OVA didn't make clear already. If you don't mind its incredibly slow pace and formulaic structure, Hidamari's really enjoyable. If wide girls doing wide things displease you, avoid it like the plague as you most likely have done with its previous iterations.

PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HCUMm5vWzk

-Busou Shinki: Still unsure whether toys or Vocaloid songs are the worst source material to get an anime adaptation. This is directed by one of Kawamori's friends, but he's quite tame himself. It might not be offensively terrible if mecha musume and dolljoints are your fetish, I guess?

PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hn-NcPg01g

-Zetsuen no Tempest: Pretty much everyone agrees that the manga is rather bad, probably beyond salvation. Such miracle is even less likely considering the-one-who-must-not-be-named is in charge of the script. That said, it's sure to deliver eyecandy. Many of BONES' talented animators lead by Ando, who will make sure this mess is at least good looking. Which is, you know, really important in an action series.

PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkjLUR97-B4

-K: A fishy project if I've ever seen one. There's being cryptic and there's deliberately hiding information when there's no reason to. A pseudonym for the scriptwriters? No synopsis being given a couple weeks before it starts? It doesn't help that those who've seen the prescreening said they couldn't make sense out of anything. Even the visuals, which are supposed to be this show's forte, aren't looking that good to me. Let me be a bit skeptical and say that I don't expect any consistency in the animation. What will be permanent for sure is the obnoxious colour filter, since GoHands seems to think it's really cool to turn the entire show into The Smurfs.
Yeah, everything about this irks me. I guess I'm not enough of a fujoshi to blindly buy into it.

PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gClXarjl8os

-Jojo: We have an entire thread about this so I'll keep it short. There's many reasons to be wary and not much we know for sure about the project. But it's Jojo. Fuck yeah, Jojo.

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

-Onii-chan Dakedo Ai Sae Areba Kankeinai yo ne!: Better known as OniAi, since no human being is willing to memorize the full name. You know, light novels wouldn't upset it as much if they kept the synopsis away from the title.
SILVER LINK has yet to make a good show. In fact, SILVER LINK has yet to make a show that isn't really bad. Ditching Oonuma for an actually talented director like Kawaguchi is a step forward, which gets automatically negated by adapting a dumb imouto LN.
I reckon it could be worse, the character designs are sort of cute. So it's a show about cute girls featuring cute girls. That's something.

PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWMM2z0cfgc

-To Love-Ru - Darkness: The title makes it sound like a corruption doujinshi where all TLR heroines get raped and become sex slaves, but as it turns out it's a proper sequel. So just vanilla sex. Nowhere as interesting.

PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6y6z54YRJM

-Bakuman. 3: Pretty sure everyone who cares read the manga instead.

-Haitai Nanafa: About the only remarkable thing about this is that it has designs by POP. But so does Moetan, so go watch that instead.

I have no PV but the title sounds like Hakuna Matata so I'll link that instead http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xB5ceAruYrI

-Little Busters!: Lol JC.

Seriously though. Lol JC.

PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsU6F-sW4go

-CODE:BREAKER: Kinema Citrus making an action series? And Irie is in charge? So far so good. The issues arise when you take a look at the manga, which is quite honestly unsalvageable. The supposedly strong female protagonist quickly turns into a hopeless character whose only use is preaching. The storytelling relies almost exclusively on twists to keep the plot going, a cheap gimmick that gets old after a while. Not even the fights remain interesting for a great deal of time.
Bad action series with good animation are in fashion apparently.

PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIW7MGoSS2Y
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-Oshiri Kajiri Mushi: Butt biting bug. This show is called Butt biting bug. It's about a bug that bites butts. Inspired on a song about a butt biting bug.


It's a bug that bites butts http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQGq1U9zvIs

-Magi: The setting alone makes it worthwile and everything else doesn't fall behind. It's good to have an overall solid shounen series for a change. A-1/Aniplex productions have an amazing budget and have been getting great staff on a regular basis. It might even get a Trigger episode just like IM@S and SAO, which is something to look forward to. Expected to be a hit, the easy comparison being Ao no Exorcist; airing on the same prime time slot, enough males to attract the same fujoshi that bought into that.
Not much to say, this one is just good.

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

-Teekyuu: I doubt anyone expected that Itagaki's first show over at MAPPA would be about cute girls (not) playing tennis. It feels less weird when you take into consideration that it's just one of those harmless 5 minutes shows, but it's still hard to stomach.
MAPPA will surely deliver some amazing shows. Unlike this one.

No PV, fuck you.

-Ixion Saga: Dimension Transfer: Yet another show about a young boy wandering into an online game, which only differ from shows about young boys wandering into the sengoku period in that they have more men. I'm guessing that the incredibly poor animation and character designs are a metaphor for MMO graphics being pretty bad.

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

-Aikatsu: Idol show that isn't IM@S? Who the fuck car-OH MY GOD WHAT IS THAT AWFUL 3DCG, GO AWAY.

PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZqF8c5HI8E

-Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo: Finally, anime has moved away from rape and other worn-out thorny issues and found something else to be offensive about. Not saying that raising a girl with a mental disorder is an intrinsically bad premise, but it's not the kind of theme I'd trust lazy LN writers with. As far as I know she doesn't suffer an existing mental illness so it'll probably pass a slightly less functional moeblob, saving us a bunch of nasty discussions.
Now that I'm done being a serious anime fan, let me comment on the monopoly JC has on retarded girls this season, between this and Little Busters. Can't be a coincidence.

PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dWyWX7y3Xo

-Girls und Panzer: Cute girls driving... TANKS. Holy fuck, anime. This is just anime. In spite of that (or in addition to it, depending on which side of the moe spectrum you are in), the show has an incredibly talented comedy director, which is more than reason enough to give it a try. That's two seasons in a row I get to sing Mizushima's praises, since he's worked on Joshiraku as well. If anything, that has only made me appreciate him more, enough to make me recommend his upcoming show about cute girls driving tanks.

PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcv3fLTlD-k

-Medaka Box: Abnormal: Gainax is dead, long live Trigger.

PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8kFMZzSglo

-PSYCHO-PASS: Written by Urobuchi and a bunch of people who don't usually work on anime. Neither of which necessarily good news. Great character designs by the Reborn mangaka turned into a terrible mess. Not sure if they're aiming to make something that differs from the otaku norm; if that's the case, I don't know why they're casting Hanazawa and handing the ending to the fake Guilty Crown band. Could it be that noitaminA has in fact a bunch of hypocrite bastards? Can't be, they're the saviours of anime after all!

PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4X7enrnlYFQ

-ROBOTICS;NOTES: If the game's reception is to go by, living up to steins;gate isn't really feasible. Going back to a bunch of highschoolers after such strong cast is a kick in the balls. The setting's quite the downgrade too, even comparing to chaos;head. It's managed to lower my expectations enough that I might even like it but I wouldn't count on it.
By the way, yet another project with Kubota. His character designs aren't half bad and manage to stand up to the excellent artstyle the game had. Highly doubtful he'll do anything else, though.

-Seitokai no Ichizon 2: Generally speaking, going from DEEN to AIC is something to be happy about. But what if it meant changing an average staff for a slightly worse one? Replacing the old designs by arguably worse stuff? Getting new voice actors even though the original cast was excellent?
For all of its issues and general cheapness, Seizon was a pretty enjoyable show. I have no idea what they're aiming to do, but it's not looking good.

-Initial D Fifth Stage: Not an actual series, just 6 episodes. Will air in a pay per view channel so rips may be scarce.

Does it matter? NOT AT ALL, IT'S MORE INITIAL D.

No PV so have RUNNING IN THE 90S: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlyoRm9UqbE
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>No PV so have RUNNING IN THE 90S
>> No.42652  
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>SILVER LINK has yet to make a good show. In fact, SILVER LINK has yet to make a show that isn't really bad.
Not to defend generic imouto show #545348, but I'd say Bakatest season 1 was pretty great, so they have made good stuff.
>> No.42664  
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If you like Oonuma desperately trying to be Shinbo and failing at it, romance light novels and trap jokes it might be good. All of that sounds pretty fucking shitty to me, though.
>> No.42665  
>Finally, anime has moved away from rape and other worn-out thorny issues and found something else to be offensive about. Not saying that raising a girl with a mental disorder is an intrinsically bad premise, but it's not the kind of theme I'd trust lazy LN writers with. As far as I know she doesn't suffer an existing mental illness so it'll probably pass a slightly less functional moeblob, saving us a bunch of nasty discussions.

I still have no clue why people have found this "controversial".

>Lol JC.
>impossibly talented studio

You got those two studios mixed up.

>-CODE:BREAKER: Kinema Citrus making an action series?

If there is actually action in that show, I'm going to be shocked. I have literally no good expectations.


>> No.42668  
I think that even though it's not perfect, it has its charm. And with characters like these, and the source material he has to work with, I think he's doing a pretty bang up job.
>> No.42669  
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But... all the CODE:BREAKER manga has is action. There's action in every trailer. Its staff is known because of their action stuff. What do your uneducated expectations have to do with anything?
>> No.42672  
>SILVER LINK has yet to make a good show. In fact, SILVER LINK has yet to make a show that isn't really bad.
Your bad taste never ceases to amaze me, tl;dr-kun. All of their recent shows have been good.
>> No.42673  
While I do agree that he generally has some questionable taste it's true that Silver Link has yet to make anything good.
>> No.42676  
Of course, Amnesia/Chitose/Kokoro Connect are great. Thank you for enlightening us with your great arguments.
>> No.42682  
Oh come on, give him a break. Sometimes people forget to say "I think" before a sentence. Most people do! I myself liked Baka to Test, but I can see that some people might not like some of their shows. They don't sound too inspiring, but hey, that's taste. It's like the butt. It's split.
>> No.42683  
Fuck you, Chitose is fun.
>> No.42734  
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>> No.42758  
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This thread sure is quiet.
Haganai is reusing the OP, and the ED is worse than season one, IMHO.

Shinsekaiyori: I went in having just watched the PV that was posted in this thread, and I was pleasantly surprised. The atmosphere is encompassing. Not sure how I feel about the character design though...
>> No.42762  
Well, nothing's aired yet except Shinsekai.
>> No.42763  
The first episode of Shinsekai Yori was pretty much what I expected it to be, just a lot of vague and cryptic stuff but seeing as the PVs didn't really show much of them as children it looks like this kid arc shouldn't be too long.
>> No.42764  
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Holy shit, the first episode of Shin Sekai Yori is looking very promising. It tells you enough to know what's going on, but keeps enough information from you so you don't know what's going on. Very creepy.
>> No.42768  
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I hadn't seen any of the previews for this, and didn't know anything about it until I started watching.

We open on modern day Japan with the second movement from Dvorak's Symphony No. 9: From the New World (how clever of them) playing in the background, and suddenly carnage. Psychic children, randomly tearing people apart. Wanton gore in the street. Dogs and cats, living together.

Then we see a bunch of children talking, when suddenly, A THOUSAND YEARS LATER. Now, it seems those same kids are still alive, in a world where people dress in modified traditional Japanese clothes and have magic instead of technology.

I found the ritual purification scene interesting and just when I though it wasn't going to be a school anime, oh look, it's a school anime. A bunch of kids who live in a land surrounded by a magical Shinto rope with paper streamies that keeps demons away.

Saki is a girl whose mind jumps around a lot. She's heard that there are kids who never graduate their school and just disappear instead. Her classmate tells her that's 'just a rumor', which 9/10 out of ten means it's true.

We get into the requisite ghost stories that all Japanese schools are required by law to have, and we learn of Evil Shadow Cat. Saki thought she'd seen the cat and her parents had been worried. But she developed her Cantus just fine and so the cat never ate her.

Then Reiko, the class retard, disappears. It is strongly implied.she got catnapped.

All in all I feel they did a good job with this first episode. Nice animation, beautiful backgrounds that help set an atmosphere, though the same horrendous designs 99% of all anime use these days (eyes too tall, irises too large). I especially like the whole purply sunset scenes, very pretty.

Of course that kid who was psychically mutilating people in the opening scene was probably the first Cantus user. Obviously this magic psychic power is evil, just like in Madoka, which makes this just like Evangelion. The Shadowcat obviously eats children who can't magic right, just like he ate Reiko because she couldn't draw with her mind.

In the end this strikes me as the kind of show that has the potential to be real good but which is more likely to wind up being just a lot of random bullshit. Built around a mystery that has the potential to be intriguing but which will most likely fall apart into a bunch of random nonsense with a hurried "solution" patched together and tacked on at the end by a production committee that had no idea where they were going when they began. But looking at the info on this series, it's actually based off a novel. So I figure that the whole mystery should actually be coherent and satisfying, or else I assume they wouldn't have chosen to adapt it into an anime. I assume that,and I hope I'm not proven wrong.

I'll probably have to watch this, at least to find out how it ends.
>> No.42774  
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>But looking at the info on this series, it's actually based off a novel. So I figure that the whole mystery should actually be coherent and satisfying, or else I assume they wouldn't have chosen to adapt it into an anime. I assume that,and I hope I'm not proven wrong.
One word: Another.
>> No.42775  
Another is a light novel.
>> No.42776  
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Is it? Wikipedia (both English and Japanese) lists Another as a novel (whereas for example Kami-sama no Memo-chou is clearly listed as a light novel on both Wikipedias), and originally the thing seems to have been released as a single 677-page book (as opposed to multiple volumes as with light novels).

However, it does seem to have been written in parts, being serialized in a magazine before being compiled into said novel, so I guess it might've been thought up as the writer went along. Was Shin Sekai Yori released directly to novel without serialization?
>> No.42777  
Yeah, SSY was never serialized.
>> No.42781  

Being a novel doesn't necessarily mean it's good.
>> No.42783  
The first ep of Kaibutsu-kun was pretty good. I have a feeling it's going to wear really thin though
>> No.42784  
What he was probably going for was the fact that with novels, the entire story is published in one piece (as opposed to anime, manga and light novels, which can be made episode for episode/chapter/volume). This makes it much less likely for writers to just make shit up as they go, and in the case of a mystery story like Shin Sekai Yori, that means the conclusion is probably consistent with all information given to the reader/viewer at the start, unlike so many stories that are started without a clear conclusion in mind and end up with a rushed ending that doesn't really fit with the earlier segments.
>> No.42788  
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The first episode was an awesome ride from the start to finish! It had so much content packed into it, that it almost felt like a double episode. (I actually thought the episode was going to end right after the confession scene.)

The character design is great: Shizuku is super cute! Her character is great as well.

BTW, it looks really similar to Tsuritama in some scenes, so I looked up the directors of both series, and they are not the same. Does anyone know why that is, or am I the only one seeing the similarities?
>> No.42789  
Novels are also not aimed at the lowest common denominator. As it turn out, that kinda matters.
>> No.42790  
Just similarly bright palettes, nothing else. If you want something they recycled for real, look at the spinning motifs in the OP. Pretty sure someone at Brains Base had Penguindrum leftovers.
>> No.42791  
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Ooh, I just realized that it's Tomatsu Haruka voicing Shizuku. Can't wait to hear more of her~

Hmm. Well, the posterized background done with the bright palette is certainly going to be a feast for my eyes.
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>> No.42798  
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There's stuff out there that's much worse than Twilight.
Anyway, didn't the SSY book win some sort of award? That's gotta count for something, unless it's some sort of bullshit award like the Hugos.
>> No.42799  

Right, I meant, they're not making this up as they go along, so the story should have a satisfying conclusion, with satisfying solutions to the mysteries. Only the author of the original novel is to blame if it doesn't (though the animation studio would also be to blame for choosing to adapt such a work).

Does anyone know about the original novel's popularity in Japan? Is Shinsekai Yori one of those works that's really well known, or is it more obscure? If it's an obscure work, then I'd assume it was selected for adaptation of the strength of its narrative. If it's more popular then of course that's not necessarily the case -- could be just another attempt to cash in on an existing work. Though that doesn't preclude said work from being good.
>> No.42801  
SSY won the SciFi Taisho, which is a very well regarded award that hardly ever is given to anything anime related. And considering SSY got it way before the anime adaptation was announced, this isn't the case either.

Now you all can shut up already.
>> No.42805  

Best ending of the season.
>> No.42811  
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Well, I thought I had already posted it, but I guess not.

Definitely Watching
Kyousogiga: might wait til it's over and marathon it.
Shinsekaiyori: the chara design is just too uguu for the settings, but the story is interesting so far, and the execution is excellent. Also, Hanakana.
Tonarino Kaibutsu-kun: dat 1st ep (>>42788). Dat Tomatsu Haruko.
Jormungand S2: I hope we get something as catchy as HER NAME IS COCO SHE IS LOCO I SAID OH NO.
Chuunibyoudemo Koiga Shitai!: keep producing things that look fantastic, KyoAni, and I'll watch em all.
Jojo: it's Jojo.
Mädels und Panzer: cute girls driving TANKS.

Might Watch
Busou Shinki
Incest ver.9001: just because
Little Busters: lolJC
Magi: most likely
Medakabox S2
>> No.42813  
Who's gonna be subbing Girls and Panzer?
>> No.42814  
Simulcasted by TAN and there's a bunch of fansubs interested as well, you shouldn't worry about that.
>> No.42817  

I wholeheartedly agree with you. I would also like to add that Tomatoes Haruka is now one of my new favourite seiyuu. She is so versatile and expressive, and sounds like she's really having fun and giving it her all, all the time!
>> No.42818  
Which only proves that she's a great actress, since she isn't having fun at all. Tomatoes is one of the non-otaku seiyuu.
>> No.42820  
Yeah, her versatility is amazing. I actually didn't even realize that Asuna is also voiced by her.
>> No.42826  
what are some good non-gg subs for chuunibyou?

I guess Hadena is doing it, but I've never used them before. Are they OK?
>> No.42828  
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Rori and Doremi also seem to be doing it. I would wait for one of them instead of the dreaded Hadena.
>> No.42829  
>the dreaded Hadena

What's wrong with them?
>> No.42831  
File: [gg]_Chuunibyou_Demo_Koi_ga_Shitai!_-_01_[5B6EFD1F].mkv_snapshot_00.44_[2012.10.04_02.07.10].jpg -(51.1 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
This was amazing. Clearly one of those series where 20 minutes per week just isn't enough, leaving me wanting more every time. I'm both looking forward to and dreading the next 12/13 weeks.
>> No.42832  
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That is one epic left hand she has there.
>> No.42833  
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This was some sort of weird ironic thing right? This isn't the actual anime right? Someone please tell me this isn't really it.
>> No.42834  
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Oh the memories. The embarrassment comes flooding back.

Finally, a protagonist I can identify with.
>> No.42835  
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He's the protagonist and he isn't sitting by the back window, what the fuck is this shit?
>> No.42836  
Good to see I'm not the only one that feels like punching shit while watching this show.
>> No.42837  

i want her to jerk me off with it
>> No.42841  
We knew it was going to be an SD parody, yo.
>> No.42842  
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>new favourite
Look at this post-Eva biter.
>> No.42843  
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After one episode I already prefer this show to Hyouka. KyoAni are so much better when they make fun shows like this.
>> No.42844  
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Also butts.
>> No.42845  
My first impression of chuu2 was one of a poor man's Hyouka, both in art style and thematic approach.

Rikka is less annoying than I thought she'd be, though.
>> No.42849  
How the hell is it like Hyouka /at all/?
>> No.42850  
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I like how they gave the 中 an eyepatch.
>> No.42851  

Normal guy who just wants to take it easy gets dragged along on wacky adventures by a retard girl.

You know, just like in Haruhi.
>> No.42852  
Or just like the other countless works with a hetare protag and a proactive girl? The comparison with Haruhi actually works better but neither of them are similar beyond the premise. Especially not thematically, not sure why you'd even mention that.
>> No.42853  
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i have no idea what i just watched but it was awesome
>> No.42855  
What the fuck did I just watch?
>> No.42856  
File: [HorribleSubs] BTOOOM! - 01 [720p].mkv_snapshot_24.02_[2012.10.05_01.53.15].jpg -(89.9 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Ow yeah, now that's what I signed up for, not some fucked up blonde Japanese dude.
>> No.42857  
I fucking love engrish.
>> No.42861  
The fuck are you doing?
>> No.42862  
It's a webrip.
>> No.42864  
Watching anime in 400p. Why do you ask?
Higher resolutions weren't out yet and I didn't want to wait.
>> No.42866  
Awesome and awesome...

I did like it though, especially the fabulous men with fabulous voices. But I wonder, what's the deal with the camera in the skateboarding scenes?
>> No.42870  
They used the same camera angles you see in skateboarding trick videos. I thought it was fitting.
>> No.42873  
File: [HorribleSubs] Gintama - 253 [720p].mkv_snapshot_18.31_[2012.10.05_22.02.08].jpg -(82.7 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
she puts the tama in kintama. best show of this season.
>> No.42874  
The episode felt a little mixed in pacing though, switching between comedy and PLOT and DRAMA really fast. But then again I guess such is par for the course for intro episodes into an arc, and this IS the first episode to get people remembering gintama again I guess.
>> No.42875  
File: [HorribleSubs] Gintama - 253 [720p].mkv_snapshot_12.11_[2012.10.05_21.52.26].jpg -(121.5 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
>switching between comedy and PLOT and DRAMA really fast.

You mean switching between comedy and HOMAGES and REFRENCES really fast. Also, Gintoki training arc
it should be good, for now anyway. I seriously doubt they will be able to keep things this good with how little time they allowed for the manga to get ahead, VA jokes and other anime-original content can only do so much...
>> No.42879  
I know that, I watched them all the time back in the day. It just seemed out of place that they should spend so much effort on that and the authentic sounds, but not on.... something else.
>> No.42880  
I could watch 25m a week of Sugita talking to a brick wall when he's as good as he was in this episode.

It was all going so well until they started shooting energy beams at each other. The skateboard cut was great, so were a few other scenes, but holy shit why was it all blue?
And the less said about that blushing the better.
>> No.42881  
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This show is awesome, and [gg] make it twice as good.
>> No.42908  
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>> No.42910  
I watched it raw, so I haven't had the chance to watch the subbed version. Please tell me that there is an exception.
>> No.42925  
File: [gg]_Magi_-_01_[6C568AD9].mkv_snapshot_06.38_[2012.10.08_02.34.57].jpg -(189.5 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
This series rapes Arabian Nights in 1001 ways, but at least it seems like an interesting original story.
>> No.42929  
Yeah, from what I gathered from a preview it didn't sound too faithful. Was it good, though?
>> No.42930  
File: [GotWoot]_Magi_-_01_[36529B86].mkv_snapshot_09.03_[2012.10.08_03.54.44].jpg -(155.8 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Love the animation and the animation style. Great VAs. Some of the character design are great (I can't wait for the Ren girls).

For some reason, though, I felt very awkward(?) while watching the episode. Maybe it was just how annoying Aladdin was, or the jarring clash of comedic inserts and the somewhat serious overtone of the first episode.

Anyways, I will continue to watch it for the production values and the girls, at least for a few more episodes.
>> No.42939  
The anime did a really poor job introducing the characters, I didn't like it much either. Not like the manga has a wonderful beginning, but none of the changes improved it in any way. Other than having more Mor in the first episode, I guess.
>> No.42947  
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Not sure what to think of this series. The first episode had too much moe and too little tank for my tastes, but it might improve in later episodes. The series could go various ways from this point; it could be a typical cliched moe show with some tank scenes, it could be a tank show with moe scenes, and the dramatic flashbacks and the twist nonchalantly presented at the end even leave open the possibility of a more serious story (although it's not likely enough to really get your hopes up). If anyone's watching this show past the first episode, I'd be interested in impressions on how the show continues beyond this. Myself, I'm dropping this unless I hear it gets more interesting.

Also, Commie's subs for this are rather excessive. The German wouldn't be half as bad if I didn't hear them speaking normal casual Japanese the entire time while the subs Germanize everything.
>> No.42948  
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This line did crack me up, though.
>> No.42949  
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This show was really good, though most of the first episode was spent introducing the characters. Looking forward to seeing the characters just interact more in the next episode.

Also, is that the Alex Kidd theme I hear as ringtone at 4:21?
>> No.42957  
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Again, a brilliant episode. 20 minutes is too short!
>> No.42965  
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Gen Urobuchi: The Anime. That's enough to describe this series.

I loved it.
>> No.42966  
I liked it too even if they completely butchered the original designs, it's nice to see someone else that liked it.
>> No.42967  
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I don't get it.

I don't get it.

I don't get it.
>> No.42968  
> Gen Urobuchi: The Anime. That's enough to describe this series.

Thanks, now I know to avoid at all costs
>> No.42973  
Minority Report: Urobuchi's GRIMDARK Edgy Director's Cut.

There are quite a few things wrong with the setting so far, but my main gripe is with Akane. I cannot fathom how she is a cop, let alone on worthy of being elevated into this supposed specialist 'magic gun unit'. She seems to know less about the magic guns and the auto-crime-possibility-detection system than a civilian, and her desperate 'love and peace' shit is so out of place that I wasn't sure if it was meant to be taken seriously or not. How is she a cop?!
>> No.42974  
What's wrong with the setting?
>> No.42975  
I agree. Aside from her VA (HanaKana) there is nothing I like about her. That, and everything was very uninteresting and unengaging. Also, they should stop giving Urobuchi so many episodes. He has shown himself so far unable to write anything for that length.
>> No.42976  
>her desperate 'love and peace' shit is so out of place

It's there so they can break and shatter it to pieces later.
>> No.42977  
Well yeah, but shit like that only works when the character fits in the first place. This is just pathetic.
>> No.42982  
Oh dear. In before that happens and anime bloggers call it "brilliant writing".
>> No.42985  
All the people who love it will call it that, and those who didn't will call it shitty grimdark Urobullshit. Internet <333
>> No.42987  
File: [HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online - 15 [720p].mkv_snapshot_20.01_[2012.10.13_22.58.50].jpg -(58.4 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Looks like we'll have an additional imouto show this season.
>> No.42992  
but that's an itouko
>> No.42993  
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Nothing wrong with that!
>> No.42997  
I couldn't enjoy ChuuniKoi. I can't stand the girl and I want to hit her in the face, and I want to hit the guy as well for trying to put up with her.

I couldn't enjoy Psycho-Pass. Everything about the writing and direction just screamed bland and uninteresting to me, and it seems like they're trying to appeal so hard to all the wrong crowd.

I wonder if I have shit taste or if I just hate fun.
>> No.42998  
She permanently lives in the same house as the protagonist and addresses him as Onii-chan. Regardless of their actual family relations, she's a typical imouto character.
>> No.42999  
I couldn't enjoy Psycho-Pass, either. It's not you, man, it's the shows.
>> No.43000  
I didn't want to watch it, I watched it and it sucks.
>> No.43002  
>> No.43004  
Hating Psycho-Piss means you have good taste
Hating Chuu2 means you're a fucking shit taste piece of shit faggot
>> No.43006  
>> No.43027  
File: [gg]_Chuunibyou_Demo_Koi_ga_Shitai!_-_03_[F0F2EAFB].mkv_snapshot_19.10_[2012.10.18_05.52.26].jpg -(75.8 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
This episode's fight scene was amazing (although it was very short). KyoAni should do action anime.
>> No.43028  
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>> No.43029  
I'm not watching Chuu2byou, but I'm curious. Is it just a cute show with cute girls, or is it more like Haruhi?
>> No.43030  
What's the difference?
>> No.43031  
Haruhi had a story, and the characters were interesting.
>> No.43032  
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Much closer to 'cute girls doing cute things'. It's a comedy series about moemoe girls with overactive imaginations, and that's about it. There's the occasional action scene (due to abovementioned overactive imagination) and it's KyoAni so it looks awesome, but that's it. If you're looking for plot, look elsewhere.
>> No.43033  
File: 12.gif -(479.8 KB, 640x360) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
What are you talking about, it's a tale of ancient evil being battled by brave and powerful warriors.
>> No.43034  
There isn't anything supernatural stuff but it has some sort of story.
>> No.43035  
It's cool because you get neat cheesy well animated fight scenes but it's not real, so you get none of the shitty plot crap that normally has to go with it.
>> No.43036  
Why, that's not so bad! I like eye porn, but I don't like all the shounen dialogue that usually follows with it.
>> No.43050  
File: Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun - 02 - Large 08.jpg -(271.6 KB, 1920x1080) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Shizuku is too cute! Uwah~
>> No.43051  
Dat Tomatoes.
>> No.43059  
File: This douche.jpg -(224.8 KB, 1920x1080) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Who the hell does this guy think he is? He pisses me off! I suppose it doesn't matter, as long as Haru is around.

Seems like either episode 4 or 5 will probably have some drama and give us insight into Haru's past. Somewhat dreading it.
>> No.43069  
File: [Doki] K - 03 (1280x720 Hi10P AAC) [4D353A6C].mkv_snapshot_22.26_[2012.10.21_23.23.51].jpg -(164.6 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Well, K's very watchable.
>> No.43079  
Watchable is about the last adjective I'd use, since the horrible digital composition makes it pretty hard to watch. As in, physically.
>> No.43092  
It looks like I'm going to stick to [K], Psycho Pass, Robotics;Notes, and Jojo for now.

Anything else you guys would recommend? If it matters, here are a few things I've liked from previous seasons:
-Ano Hana
-Tatami Galaxy
-Sakamichi no Apollon
...and other stuff like that.
>> No.43097  
I say you should give Magi and Shinsekai-yori a try.
>> No.43099  
Definitely SSY, Magi is a huge disappointment though tbh.
Chuu2 is good as has been mentioned, but Girls und Panzer is the surprise show of the season. It's not amazing, but it's miles better than I think anyone was expecting it to be.
>> No.43100  
Hmm I was actually hoping that TANKS would be more of a slice-of-life comedy, but it turned out to be SOL without the comedy. Maybe all of the jokes are flying over my head because I'm watching the RAWs.
>> No.43102  
Probably not, seeing as I'm watching Commie's 'translation' and still finding it fun.
>> No.43111  
File: guten morgen.jpg -(177.9 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Pretty much.
It doesnt take itself seriously and the MOETANKS LETS ROLL OUT at the start was great even with the low budget CGI.
Camouflage is for wimp.

>> No.43144  
File: [Commie] Ixion Saga DT - 03 [8AA094AA].mkv_snapshot_13.16_[2012.10.23_08.24.59].jpg -(91.1 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
berserk and blind has always been a personal favorite of mine,

and depending on how char vs. enemy scaling goes, berserk and confuse will either have you 1-shot your teamates, or simply tickle them slightly.

Ixion is easily right next to jojo in how awesome it is, only it's funny and heavily satirical and thus satisfies a slightly different itch.
>> No.43160  
File: [rori] Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo - 03 [6831E7E2].mkv_snapshot_12.15_[2012.10.24_08.19.25].jpg -(110.7 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
This week's Sakurasou was awesome. Wacky series tend to get worse as they hit drama, but this one only got better from it.
>> No.43168  
I'm of completely the other opinion. The first episode was kind of generic but decent enough to keep me watching, then 2 and 3 have been drastically worse each time.
If kansainanajimi wasn't in it I'd have dropped it by now, but goddamn she is cute.
>> No.43170  
I thought the drama was pretty bad
>> No.43194  
File: 1351138070618.gif -(2841.9 KB, 450x253) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Well, what more is there to be said of this series? 12 episodes really is too short.
>> No.43301  
Goddamnit Jojo is amazing. It became my favorite very quickly.
>> No.43306  
So I finally started watching Magi. It's surprisingly good. I had no idea what it was before I saw the first episode, so I suppose that could've changed how I felt.
>> No.43344  
What the fuck was up with the latest episode of Shinsekai Yori? EVERYTHING was wrong with it. The animation, the tone, the pacing, the direction... What happened? The first 4 episodes were so good, and then this happened.
>> No.43345  
File: [rori] Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo - 04 [1746BF2B].mkv_snapshot_15.01_[2012.10.31_07.02.13].jpg -(135.3 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Apparently most people hated this episode even more than episode 3, but I loved it even more than episode 3. Screw the haters, I'm loving this series.
>> No.43346  
I hear that they were experimenting with another animation director; and yeah, I agree, it was fucking terrible.
>> No.43351  
That'the consensus on ep 5
Hopefully they will get their shit together and went back to how it was
>> No.43352  
They weren't "experimenting", Yamauchi is a hardly a newbie. It's a gorgeous episode and you're all a bunch of retards for complaining about the visuals.
>> No.43353  
The visuals were only a small part of the problem.
>> No.43354  
The Yamauchi-esque style was nice, to be honest, and I can see why they decided to go with it from a narrative perspective. What ruined the episode for me are the ugly, seemingly lazy mistakes. What specifically stood out: the character designs seemed to have aged by two years since the last episode; excessive closeups (although that's a Yamauchi thing, if I understand correctly; it wouldn't have been bad if not for); inconsistent, sometimes strange facial expressions; also the part where they fall in the hole having hilariously incompetent animation. There's probably more, but that's all I can remember off the top of my head.
>> No.43357  
So you say that Yamauchi's style was nice but that his trademark character designs, close-up centric storyboarding and his abrupt action animation sucked? Not sure how that works.
>> No.43358  
File: lookingupfrombottomofcanyon.jpg -(70.3 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.

I felt the close ups worked especially well with the unveiling of the Queen Fagrat. Showing only bits and peices of it at once made it seem more horrific. Close ups can work great with horror.

But damn was the end of the episode hard to follow. Especially that thing that the kids thought was a crack in the ceiling, they were supposed to think it was a tiny fissure with starlight flashing beyond it, but the way it was drawn made it look like this huge gaping chasm in the rock. It didn't even look like something they could climb out of, but then I wondered why they'd need to widen the hole, it looked wide enough until he actually started digging.

So yeah there were some good things about the direction but also lots of weird shit. And the QUALITY too, there's no excuse for that.
>> No.43359  
Just finished SSY episode 5. I'm the kind of guy who usually does not care at all about art or animation quality in anime, even I was bothered with how bad ep5 was. What bothered me most (as someone who just wants to experience a story and who doesn't care much about art/animation) were the facial expressions, which ranged from unfitting to 'what the hell is going on with his face'. It was significantly detrimental to my enjoyment of the episode. They also rushed through things too quickly and a lot of things were unclear (for example, what happened to the monk - re-watching it I understand that it was indicated, but considering the chaotic circumstances and storytelling at that point, it isn't immediately obvious. The characters' reactions were also not at all indicative of what really happened there). Eventually I did get all of the information the episode tried to convey, but I felt no emotion at all watching it.
>> No.43360  
File: [UTW]_Shinsekai_Yori_-_05_[h264-720p][2CCE22D0].mkv_snapshot_17.53_[2012.10.31_16.42.49].jpg -(103.6 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
>They weren't "experimenting", Yamauchi is a hardly a newbie.

Clearly, we are using the word in a different way. I called it experimenting because the production studio was deviating from the "norm" they had set in the past 4 episodes. The animation looked like shit IMHO, with low frame counts, bad rendition of facial expression and abusing of stills. To quote someone else on the interwebs, it seemed to me that the production team didn't have the "time/resources/whatever to make it happen. The episode looked rushed and cheap."

This still was displayed for full 3 seconds.
>> No.43361  
Yes, they got a very skilled and successful team because they had no budget. I bet they had a tight schedule as well, it's not like this episode was finished over 3 months ago!

I honestly don't give a crap whether you like it or not, but just stop calling it cheap. I'm used to uninformed anime fans jumping on every episode that disregards consistency and nothing will surprise me after the TTGL4 shitfest, it's just really sad to see that the default reaction to anything that looks different is saying it's poorly made.
>> No.43362  
File: 1351367844044.png -(1456.1 KB, 400x2931) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
I skimmed through the episode again and it isn't as bad as I originally thought, but it still doesn't sit right with me. Some have you may have seen this picture, although I don't agree with all of it I'll just leave it here.

Those aren't the only things that a directorial style encompasses; I actually appreciated the color palette and the lighting, and everything that hasn't been mentioned (like use of music and dialogue, pacing, boner-inducing sexual tension) was perfectly serviceable. Also, for a show like SSY, I can't see changing the character designs for a single episode without explanation or foreshadowing as anything other than a mistake. The only possible way it could be justified is through having the narrator revealed to be unreliable (which, to give it credit, is still a possibility) and/or through something like a dream-sequence, influence of drugs, or bonobo-plot shit, which aren't very good tropes to fall back on.

I don't want to seem like I know more about anime than actually I do, but are you implying that all this episode's mistakes were done on purpose?
>> No.43363  
I'm saying that none of those are mistakes and that everything is intentional.
>> No.43364  
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Well then.
I admit that I'm just an average /bun/ anime fan. Instead of dismissing my (and others') concerns, why don't you expert anime fan™ address things such as
>This still was displayed for full 3 seconds.
>what happened to the monk
(which I'd like to add to: I rewatched that part and realized that the only clue of his death was his chin-guard thing showing up briefly. Excellent direction)
>the way it was drawn made it look like this huge gaping chasm in the rock.
(I thought this as well)
>> No.43365  
And talking about retarded stuff you're sperging over serves what purpose?
>> No.43367  

This is a thread for discussing anime, it fulfills the purpose of the thread.
>> No.43368  
I already explained that everything you bunch of retards are getting worked over is part of Yamauchi/Hayama's idiosyncrasy.

Whether you like it or not, whether you think it added to the episode's atmosphere or not, whether it bothers your or not, I don't fucking care. I just wanted to clarify it's not cheap/rushed like some people are saying.
>> No.43369  
>this episode
We didn't watch the same episode, did we?

Its like they just drew a bunch of scenes without the art director, placed the key frames in a random order, haphazardly filled in the blanks, and stitched the scenes together with no storyboard.
>> No.43370  
Honestly, I only saw the sky. I couldn't even tell they were digging anything. I just saw a static sky, and I saw it start to "swell". I don't even know what they were trying to convey, but it looked like they were already outside when I was watching.
>> No.43392  
File: 1349615168937.jpg -(144.1 KB, 1000x755) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Since everyone loves acting like children instead of trying to argue like rational human beings, deleting some posts. Cut it out unless you have something of value to say.
>> No.43401  

Tough words coming from someone who doesn't know how to wear pantsu properly!!
>> No.43422  
File: [Commie] 「K」 - 05 [5F3673B2].mkv_snapshot_24.06_[2012.11.02_22.20.28].jpg -(156.5 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
As per usual, more and more questions being piled up, nothing even remotely answered, and now the next episode is going to be completely dedicated to side characters that, for the most part, were just introduced this episode.
>> No.43423  
File: [Asenshi] K - 05 [54E65A9B].mkv_snapshot_02.17_[2012.11.02_23.37.49].jpg -(55.8 KB, 334x592) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
I don't know what preview you watched. Seems like it's mainly going to be about Homura.
>> No.43426  
File: [Commie] 「K」 - 05 [5F3673B2].mkv_snapshot_19.12_[2012.11.02_22.13.04].jpg -(105.2 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.

What I got from it was: backstory of Yatta, the turncoat, and the bartender that the tundora has a soft spot for, and how they all fit together. Probably more homo time between the red and blue kings, too, but that part was more of expected since ep 1.
>> No.43428  
File: [UTW]_Shinsekai_Yori_-_06_[h264-720p][935DCD8C].mkv_snapshot_19.18_[2012.11.04_01.25.31].jpg -(71.8 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Good to see a strong episode again. The tension was built up really well.
>> No.43436  
File: [Commie] Psycho-Pass - 04 [F79C11D9].mkv_snapshot_20.43_[2012.11.04_14.52.44].jpg -(87.8 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
I-I'm gonna block you!
lolno, u dead
>> No.43440  
File: [rori] Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo - 04 [1746BF2B].mkv_snapshot_07.36_[2012.11.05_09.59.13].jpg -(49.7 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Shows like this just make me feel so terrible, watching the childhood friend character being repeatedly kicked to the curb with every glimmer of hope she gets slammed right in her face and taken from her.
>> No.43441  
It was a good episode but a couple things seemed off. Satoru seemed way more powerful then what they had shown before in terms of Cantus ability.
Saki seemed to have realized that the "sealing" of their Cantus was more of a mental things than their Cantus actually being sealed yet she didn't do anything to reactivate her own.
>> No.43442  
The monk made them forget their mantras. Saki could unlock Satoru's since she saw it in the classroom.
>> No.43447  
File: [GotWoot]_Magi_-_05_[724CF296].mkv_snapshot_18.41_[2012.11.06_10.47.24].jpg -(117.3 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
delicious djinni nipples.
>> No.43451  
File: [gg]_Magi_-_05_[0B3450AA].mkv_snapshot_19.12_[2012.11.07_02.02.17].jpg -(148.6 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
God damn, Ren and Paimon are so delicious. I can't get enough of them. Doujinshi where.
>> No.43452  
Also, I wonder if her name is just coincidental.
>> No.43454  
It probably isn't.
>> No.43465  
File: Dark Flame Master.jpg -(132.6 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
No banishment this world this episode!
>> No.43469  
File: [URW]_Chuunibyou_demo_Koi_ga_Shitai!_-_06_[720p][7D173283].mkv_snapshot_04.28_[2012.11.08_11.04.57].jpg -(121.8 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.

>> No.43474  
Both Amon and Paimon are two of the 72 demon's from the Lesser Key of Solomon. I don't know if Ugo is a mistranslation of another one, but I think we should expect more of them.
>> No.43475  
regarding chuunibyou, can someone who is familiar with the LNs tell me if its true that Rikka tries to kill herself later? Her voice actress even said that something happens in episode 10 that is really shocking.
>> No.43477  
Well the part with her standing in front of the train in the latest episode did make it seem that way so I could see it happening. I have a feeling the next few episodes are going to go the usual good comedy puts in a few really shitty drama episodes route and I'm not looking forward to it.
>> No.43478  
If the other girls don't get to go to the beach too I'm gonna be mad
>> No.43479  
File: [WhyNot] Robotics;Notes - 05 [0FFC8C0A].mkv_snapshot_19.31_[2012.11.08_22.40.20].jpg -(95.5 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Finally, the little brown girl gets some actual screen time.

and the ghost girl ends up being a classic K. Rei loli.

And by the looks of it, R;N is falling into the same pit C;H did, too much stuff intoduced in the begining, too much effort spent making it all fit together in the middle for "mindfuck" effect, and then the end rushed and half-assed.
At the very least, it would explain Japan's mediocre response to the VN. Or perhaps I'm still bitter from how horrible the last section of C;H was to read through.
>> No.43480  
File: c733a07768a630c811a198a9b57e4fe7.jpg -(481.6 KB, 2045x1021) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
>> No.43481  

very good
>> No.43483  
You mean the light novels KyoAni is ignoring completely? Those?

There are summaries up to ep10 anyway, and while that one sounds more serious than what we've had so far, the show obviously isn't going where you fear it is. Ishihara has promised heartwarming romance and that's what you're getting.
>> No.43484  
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Clannad also had heartwarming romance.
>> No.43485  
Ishihara never claimed Clannad was heartwarming romance. He did this time. The end.
>> No.43495  
Ahhhhhh I'm watching Shinsekai Yori episode 6. Its definitely better than the last, but I keep getting the feeling that they're just animating scenes independently and stitching them together without any sort of dialogue between the people planning this stuff. Things just keep happening out of nowhere...
>> No.43532  
File: [rori] Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo - 06 [3EDE6905].mkv_snapshot_17.01_[2012.11.14_20.35.01].jpg -(123.6 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
I'm seeing a lot of hate for this series, but I never see anybody besides me saying anything positive about it. Am I really the only one who likes Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo...?
>> No.43533  

I like it. It has cute girls and makes me laugh sometimes, and that's all I need
>> No.43537  
File: Rikka experiences heartwarming romance.jpg -(66.8 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
>> No.43538  

you can't warm the heart unless it's cold first, gotta be down before you can get up
>> No.43539  
File: [rori] Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo - 06 [3EDE6905].mkv_snapshot_19.33_[2012.11.13_11.52.52].jpg -(107.3 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.

Most of the hate is rather well deserved, mind you.

Though even with it's many flaws, I'm still mostly enjoying the show.
>> No.43540  
File: [rori] Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo - 02 [A5561527].mkv_snapshot_00.00_[2012.10.18_16.18.40].jpg -(115.6 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Well, that's the thing, I like the things others hate about the show. Everybody's complaining about the drama in Sakurasou, while that's what I'm enjoying the most. People keep saying it's bad and all that, but I can empathize with the characters throughout the dramatic situations.

Contrast, for example, last season's Kokoro Connect, which from what I can see didn't get nearly as much hate, while to me beyond the first two or so episodes it felt too ridiculous, formulaic and unreasonable (in the 'solutions') to take seriously.
>> No.43541  
my main problem with sakurasou is that it is going to be 24 episodes and its premise is already wearing thin 1/4 of the way in
>> No.43543  
>Kokoro Connect, which from what I can see didn't get nearly as much hate
Really? I thought Kokoro got quite a lot of shit, and to be honest I haven't really seen that much negative about Autism Pet Girl.
I think the difference for me is that Kokoro had some potential to be OK, while expectations for Pet Girl were so low that it being generic LN adaptation crap didn't really bother me.

Aoyama is the best girl.
>> No.43560  
File: [URW]_Chuunibyou_demo_Koi_ga_Shitai!_-_07_[720p][492097A4].mkv_snapshot_18.19_[2012.11.16_09.28.11].jpg -(52.1 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
dat arch.

>> No.43600  
You are a strange little man with a strange little fetish
>> No.43603  
He's in the right place then.
>> No.43624  
File: Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun - 07 - Large 34.jpg -(217.4 KB, 1920x1975) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Haru! Doing that is too much! I don't care if he's socially inept or what, but that shit just doesn't fly, yo!
>> No.43625  
Well to be fair, he's already confessed to her 3 times, and she's confessed back a few too.
Fucking shoujo.
>> No.43628  
File: Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun - 07 - Large 38.jpg -(184.0 KB, 1920x1325) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
I concede. Fucking shoujo. I'm loving it
>> No.43648  
File: [rori] Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo - 07 [DADADAAA].mkv_snapshot_12.10_[2012.11.20_11.52.28].jpg -(94.6 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
ep 7, where they run out of ideas and go nyan koi TV version in hopes of getting people to buy dvds.

and it looks like ep 8 isn't going to be much better.
>> No.43650  
I still far preferred it over the shitty attempt at drama the past few episodes were.
>> No.43651  
Did you seriously expect any hint of memorable story? Especially in a series with a main heroine character that is as flat as this loli chest.
>> No.43652  
The imouto is annoying though
>> No.43653  

I thought she was cute as hell. I wish I could have her "punching" noises as a ringtone. You know, if I had a phone
>> No.43655  
I liked the scene transitions too.
This is what I wanted the show to be, shitty mindless cute fanservice, not yet another misguided attempt at drama.
>> No.43657  
File: [HorribleSubs] K - 07 [720p].mkv_snapshot_22.08_[2012.11.21_20.04.16].jpg -(82.3 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.

I'm glad I waited this long to watch this episode...I wouldn't want to wait an entire week for the next.
>> No.43659  
File: what a uniquely hilarious situation.jpg -(116.3 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
People always told me I had shitty taste. And I accepted it, since my preferences were generally contrary to popular opinions on what is 'good' and what isn't. I liked Sakurasou's drama, and apparently I had shit taste since it was terrible. That's okay, I suppose I must have bad taste if I like things everyone else doesn't.

But then we get this disgusting monstrosity of an episode. Completely mindless and most of all soulless harem fanservice, with almost every single scene being a precise sequence of a string of related cliches, humor patterns that are overused to the point where I can see the punchlines coming from the very start of the scene, dumbing down of the characters to their most basic archetypes, a plot mechanically constructed out of some of the most overused elements in harem anime, a whole lot of screentime spent only on semi-porn that doesn't even reach the level of proper fanservice, and the addition of a character completely embodying an archetype that's a current fad, utterly unrelated to the story, suddenly appearing in the story with no reason at all (or even any acknowledgement of her existence before now) and no function in it.


We're getting at least a dozen of these fanservice shows every fucking year, and this episode may have been the worst execution of it I have ever seen. Is this really what the anime fandom wants, for every series not appealing to everybody to soullessly turn into one with the same formula that guarantees sales...?

If so, you guys have terrible taste.
>> No.43660  

>Is this really what the anime fandom wants

Yeah. I would watch a show about nothing but lolis eating cake and talking about videogames, and once an episode they take a bath/go to the pool and rub each others tits. If I cared about deep engaging plotlines I would watch a movie or something, I just wanna see cute girls doing things that occasionally make me need to jerk off.
>> No.43661  

and one of the girls has big tits that she is somewhat self conscious about, and another one is actually a boy who wears dresses.
>> No.43662  
I just want cute girls and good direction. Blatant sexualization and shitty direction has alienated me from a lot of modern anime.
Why can't there be another Aria or something? Hopefully Amanchu will be adapted soon.
>> No.43663  
>another one is actually a boy who wears dresses.
Sounds pretty gay, would not watch.
>> No.43664  
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This guy is right to an extent. Trashy fanservice, mecha/shounen fightan and kids shows are the backbone of anime, they always have been and always will be. They are throwaway shows that come in for a season to replace the previous season's generic shows, only to hopefully make a little bit of money on DVD sales and merch before being forgotten over the new season's generic shows.
Of the hundred or so series released a year, you can hope for a dozen or so to be actually good, and less than half that amount to be genuinely great. And that's fine. That's what people expect, that's how it was when I first started watching anime, it was how it was long before that and it will likely be this way for as long as production studios (and their publishers) keep turning a profit.

tl;dr Welcome to anime
>> No.43666  
Should have gone on to say that a LN adaptation about a retarded girl living in a wacky harem adapted under JC Staff was never going to be anything but trashy fanservice, and to expect anything else from it is dumb.
>> No.43669  
I'm glad the drama in the new chuu2 was over within the first 4 minutes and the rest of the episode was just cute all over. I think the NTR doujins for this show will be the first to actually make me mad
>> No.43674  
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By far the funniest Jormungand episode so far. Wiley is fucking cuh-ray-zeh!
>> No.43675  
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Rikka is so adorabelle.
>> No.43727  
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>> No.43798  
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I heard she eventually goes back to live with her parents in the novels. If she leaves in the anime I'll probably stop watching it
>> No.43856  
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who ready for homo?
>> No.43885  
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Damn, this episode was so much better than episode 5.
>> No.43890  
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more than likely the anime won't go that far, if that does happen.

but more importantly, why does Sorata have a pair of bloomers hanging up in his room?
>> No.43891  
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perhaps I should've been more specific,
why does Sorata have Mashiro's bloomers hanging up in his room?
>> No.43895  
She's wacky like that lol xD
>> No.43909  

because he does her laundry
>> No.43911  
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I wish this show was as good as it was for the first couple of episodes.
Instead we got all the confessions, kisses and hand holding out of the way in episode 1, and now we have to retroactively sit through all the usual shoujo bullshit that normally leads up to it.
Natsume and the colourfulness are keeping me interested, though.
>> No.43915  
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Natsume is cute as hell and I hope her seiyuu gets a lot more work
>> No.43916  
Graphs are named "vertical axis" vs "horizontal axis"
>> No.43921  
It's an innovative new method of naming graphs.
>> No.43926  
In my experience they're just named Fig. 12a, Fig. 12b, etc. If you want to name things by the axes put the labels on the axes!
>> No.43928  
We can be bros.
>> No.43931  
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best girl.

they even azunyan'd her into the ED.

and now for another arc of forced drama with Sorata acting out of character for the sake of lol-plot, because the culture fest and Jin going homo with the student council president wouldn't be able to take up the final 3 episodes. At the very least, ryuu-chinchin will have a more active role in the plot, so I guess I'll have to watch it all and hate most of it anyway.
>> No.43932  

>the final 3 episodes

those aren't until march
>> No.43937  
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New Chuu2 was cute. I'm assuming this won't last though, unless they don't plan on having any more seasons
>> No.43938  
From this week's Girls and Panzer
>> No.43939  
Does it have more of a military focus yet, or is it still 80% bad slice-of-life and only 20% tanks?
>> No.43940  
You sound like you dropped it after the first episode.
>> No.43942  
That I did.
>> No.43943  
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better to go out with a bang than to simply drag out everything. After all, the mutual confession already happened, the best character is going to viva Italia, and once the chuu-ni gets cured there really won't be anything left related to the title. Sure, they could pump out a Kumin OVA or two, with more background on some of the other side characters, but there really isn't enough to add to the main story for another season.

oh, and Mori Summer's 'nani-oh' almost killed me.
>> No.43947  
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Chuunikoi needs more chuuni and less koi. I guess it's too late for that, though.
>> No.43961  
Personally I'd be pissed off if there had been no koi when it's even in the title. I was actually expecting there not to be any though, considering how often anime series go out of their way to not have any real romance. I'm glad this wasn't the case with Chuu2koi.
>> No.43963  
Chuu2's love story is actually refreshing because there was no dumb waffling like most other shows. It was like "oh I shit I love him/her!" and within an episode or two they had confessed to each other
>> No.43965  
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teh rei voicing a character with breasts....

the world really is going to end in two weeks, isn't it?
>> No.43967  
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Stranger things have happened.
>> No.43969  
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but she spends most of the show as a loli, that hardly counts.
>> No.43982  
Utawarerumono instantly comes to mind.
>> No.43999  
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indeed, two cours.... plenty of time for hauhau to join the party, and for jin and the seitokai kaichou to fight and have make-up sex.

And hopefully the 'moving back to yurop' thing is just laughed off and forgotten, and all the horribly forced drama with it.
>> No.44005  
Yuuta is a prick
>> No.44006  
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Her little cries of pain are the best part about this show.
>> No.44007  
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Holy crap, this episode was depressing.

I can't blame him for what he did. They're all suffering, and Dekomori was being really obnoxious and complicating things.
>> No.44018  
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This series just keeps getting better. I wonder how it'll all end.

We still haven't even seen a mention of the fifth and sixth Kings, have we? I wonder what role they'll play, with only 2 episodes left.

First King - Silver King
Second King - Golden King
Third King - Red King
Fourth King - Blue King
Fifth King - ???
Sixth King - ???
Seventh King - Colorless King
>> No.44030  

don't forget the king that left a crater in the world.

there's only one king that hasn't been introduced.
>> No.44032  
Holy crap, looks like someone managed to predict the twists in this episode since episode 9: http://marchen-v-friedhof.tumblr.com/post/36906036776/shiro-and-weissman-a-more-comprehensive-post (URL contains spoiler)

The king that left a crater was the former Red King. (Not sure when this was confirmed, but I'm pretty sure it was at some point.) SCEPTER4 is scared Mikoto might do the same.

Apparently the fifth and sixth kings are Green and Black, respectively. I'm not sure where people are getting this information from, but nobody seems to be disagreeing with people who say/imply it so it's probably in a side story or other supplemental material somewhere.
>> No.44038  
I'm pretty sure green was mentioned once in the show.
>> No.44067  
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ye old mirror trick
hook, line, and sinker.

Though now would be a good time for some chrono trigger-esque antics.
>> No.44096  
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This week's Psycho-Pass was pretty harsh.
>> No.44097  
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And the clusterfuck starts now, with the seemingly separate parts of the story starting to come together, and the irony of it all is already visible on multiple levels.

Even so, the clusterfuck of mind=blown will not justify 11 fucking episodes of prologue and side-story before the actual story even starts.
>> No.44098  
I really like where it's going.
>> No.44107  
Fucking Urobochi, 11/10 I'm mad.
>> No.44110  
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Absolutely disgusting.

Kind of a lame ending, all up.
>> No.44177  
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This was a pretty good episode and animated Kumagawa validates the existence of the Medaka Box anime. My only complaint was that I didn't like his voice, it sounded too feminine.
>> No.44178  
Is Medaka Box a generic titty anime?
That's what I assumed it was from the couple screenshots I saw, anyway.
>> No.44180  
The first season is generic Medaka helps people with a battle at the end of the season and S2 was better but mostly generic battles. If S3 were to be made it'd adapt the Minus arc which in my opinion is when the manga starts getting good.
>> No.44181  
So, a generic titty anime, then?
>> No.44182  
Generic battle anime
>> No.44183  
But also titties, right? This is very important.
>> No.44184  
Sure I guess, Medaka has pretty nice tits and sometimes wears pretty fanservicey clothing.
>> No.44205  
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So between Chuu2's horrendous middle, Garupan's surprising awesomeness, Jojo's Sugita fabulousness, LB's inconceivably worse than the sourceness, Robono's genki moeness, Shinki's BACKSTORYness, Psycho-Pass' lol Urobutchiness, Tonari's hotness and the rest of them, where does /bun/ stand on this season?

I give it an overall rating of DECENT.
>> No.44207  
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Chuuni, Garupan, Jojo's, Robono and Tonari made this season GOOD.

Favourite girl(s) of the season, bunbuns?
Of course, Natsume is just one of my many girls this season whom I found to be incredibly moe.
>> No.44208  
1. Natsume
2. Yukari
3. Akiho
4. Nanami
6. Shinka
>> No.44216  
I like your list. We should be friends.
>> No.44227  
I dropped quite a few shows and I still have a few that I need to force myself to finish, so this season has been pretty so-so, with some very good shows mixed in with a lot of shits.

The best show to have come out this season was Jojo, obviously. A close second was K, which was highly enjoyable and interesting through and through. Did not expect that at all, to be honest.

Haha, yeah, the show totally sucked and tanked didn't it? Nope, these posts aren't ironically hilarious in hindsight, not at all.
>> No.44228  
>> No.44233  
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glorious Aryan master race
>> No.44235  
I loved Jojo and Hidamari, but no surprises there. Chuunibyou was fairly good after the first couple lackluster episodes. Didn't watch many other shows this season (other than ones continuing from summer). For some reason picked up BTOOM! which was this season's generic mature anime for mature viewers and as mediocre and forgettable as expected. I keep downloading Psycho-Pass episodes but I'm not sure if it's worth watching.
>> No.44243  
I don't know man, I didn't enjoy Honeycomb as much as the previous seasons. Something about the girls getting whored out more, or the strange, subtly different atmosphere it had. It started going downhill for me ever since I watched the SP.
>> No.44244  
I liked it more than season 3 but not as much as the first two seasons. All Hidamari is great though. Nothing wrong with a little more fanservice either.
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I wouldn't be so sure.
>> No.44270  
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First episode of the second cour, and it's like watching the first episode of Shana Second all over again.

fucking JC staff and their reset endings, and then MC-kun acting out of character as a faggot by releasing his anger on Mashiro, putting their relationship back in square 1.

god fucking damn it JC staff. Why do you ALWAYS do this?
>> No.44273  
Isn't that the fault of the author of the light novels?
>> No.44279  
He's not acting out of character. In the first arc he lashed out at Mashiro pretty much exactly in the same way in a similar situation (him failing at something despite trying hard while Mashiro just succeeds with ease). The Rita drama also had more of the same. The whole deal with people getting angry at very talented individuals being too good at things is explicitly a central theme in the show, poorly handled as it may be.
>> No.44335  
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The production staff is really having a lot of fun with this series.
>> No.44336  

Well it's looking more like this is gonna happen, and that sucks. Hopefully it happens at the end instead of leaving me with a bunch of episodes I won't give a shit about, though I do like busty hyper girl
>> No.44345  
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though on the bright side, scenes such as this won't be so fucking painful to watch.
At this point in the story, she's only there to be tortured and have her dearest hopes ripped away from her while she smiles as an onlooker cheering them on.
>> No.44384  
I'm finally gonna start watching Girls and Panzer. Are commie subs the way to go?
>> No.44385  
Als du unnötiger Deutsch in deiner Fansubs wollt, nimmst du Commie. Otherwise you might be better off picking a different group. (Sehe also >>42947)
>> No.44386  

commie has alternate tracks without the bullshit
>> No.44388  
has anyone subbed that panzer OVA that came out in late december?
>> No.44389  
Hiryuu did.
>> No.44390  

>> No.44396  
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>> No.44399  
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Finally got around to watching Seitokai no Ichizon ep0. It was terrible and an insult to fans of the original anime.
>> No.44400  
It's like watching haruhi. you don't start with ep 1.

start from the 2nd ep and it'll be what you're used to and expecting (though if you watch them back to back, the VA changes are a bit jarring)
>> No.44402  
Really? Is it that bad?
I thought it was interesting to see a bit of Ken's past, the second season is more story-driven, and I don't dislike that. The second season is different, but it's not bad at all.
Also, that's episode 00, a prologue.
>> No.44403  
I also recently started the second season now that it's being released in decent quality. 00 wasn't that bad but certainly wasn't what I expected or wanted from Seitokai no Ichizon. Episode 1 (the one I'm up to) is more like the first season. Still inferior in every way but pretty good nonetheless.
>> No.44590  
Seitokai no Ichizon was terrible and an insult to mankind.
>> No.44659  
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Finally, the main plot actually starts!

There's still a faint glimmer of hope that next ep. won't set up a 2-ep backstory arc for Misa, and then the main plot finale to not be very formulaic, rushed, and predictable a la Chaos;Head.

not that I'm getting my hopes up, after all, the 2/3 of the series that was used to get the main cast together, with one ep. to write off nearly all of them once the main arc actually starts is a fucking insult.
>> No.44689  
Why the hell did the author of sakurasou hate Nanami so much? I can understand someone has to lose the love game, but does she have to fail at everything else she tries too? I almost don't even wanna watch it anymore, even if she's not gone yet
>> No.44692  
My first reaction was that she actually passed but was pretending she failed. It's retarded, but this is adapted from a light novel so I can see it happening.
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We decided that she must be hard M and gets off on the suffering.
>> No.44830  

I think this is gonna be the first anime I've watched to completion that I don't store on my externals and just delete. Someone edit all the best nanami and misaki moments into one video so I can have that instead
>> No.44831  
Asking someone to watch this show more than once? You're a monster.
>> No.45016  
Even though I was getting sick of sakurasou, the last episode was really nice. I would never rewatch it in a million years though
>> No.47148  
Slowpoke here, forced drama everywhere, annoying characters and damn, Sakurasou sucks. It's like a modern 24-episode Maison Ikkoku.

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