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Anime & Manga Thread Vol. 2: Za Warudo!!!


#6931 starkillr   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1597 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 December 2019 - 01:33 AM

Mmmm....SAO is really starting to get good in these last few episodes. Should definitely catch up if you've been slacking. Though this latest episode should really be called "Kirito's Harem", it was a bit of a letdown in some ways, but I think it's the comedic relief before the serious fighting starts up again.

 

Oh, Ascendance of a Bookworm and Iruma in Demon School are probably the two shows that have surprised me the most this season. I think I'd put Bookworm above Iruma, but they are different genres. Both fun shows, Iruma is just a little more of a stress relief show than Bookworm.



#6932 Rodimus   I'm Different CAGiversary!   12835 Posts   Joined 16.3 Years Ago  

Posted 16 December 2019 - 02:40 AM

Oh, Ascendance of a Bookworm and Iruma in Demon School are probably the two shows that have surprised me the most this season. I think I'd put Bookworm above Iruma, but they are different genres. Both fun shows, Iruma is just a little more of a stress relief show than Bookworm.

I'm enjoying both as well. Iruma is stupid fun and Bookworm is quite charming. 

 

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#6933 starkillr   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1597 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 07:25 PM

You know, I've always been lukewarm about MHA since it came out. I thought it was just another derivative shounen anime that wasn't as good as the others. This last episode though, impressed the hell out of me. Was really well done. If they could make every episode this level of epic, it would be an amazing show.



#6934 Rodimus   I'm Different CAGiversary!   12835 Posts   Joined 16.3 Years Ago  

Posted 11 January 2020 - 10:45 PM

You know, I've always been lukewarm about MHA since it came out. I thought it was just another derivative shounen anime that wasn't as good as the others. This last episode though, impressed the hell out of me. Was really well done. If they could make every episode this level of epic, it would be an amazing show.

 

That's good the hear. I haven't seen the latest (which I'm assuming is the season finale) Can't wait to watch it tonight.

 

Started watching Accel World. Am I in for a treat or a ruff ride? I'm 3 episodes in and it's been okay so far.



#6935 starkillr   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1597 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 January 2020 - 09:01 PM

That's good the hear. I haven't seen the latest (which I'm assuming is the season finale) Can't wait to watch it tonight.

 

Started watching Accel World. Am I in for a treat or a ruff ride? I'm 3 episodes in and it's been okay so far.

That old anime? It had a lot of hype, but the show was never that good. I think the premise wasn't bad, the execution was though. SAO is better and if I recall created by the same people or something? Think they share a universe.



#6936 Slamwise Grand Beast   Cringe for the Cringe God CAGiversary!   61 Posts   Joined 1.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 January 2020 - 10:25 PM

OH! I have a question. I've been wanting to start watching the Gundam (Mobile Suit Gundam?) series of anime, now more than ever, but I don't know where to begin. There seems to be a lot of different shows out there, which makes the choice difficult. I know literally nothing about the characters or plot.



#6937 elessar123  

Posted 13 January 2020 - 06:55 AM

OH! I have a question. I've been wanting to start watching the Gundam (Mobile Suit Gundam?) series of anime, now more than ever, but I don't know where to begin. There seems to be a lot of different shows out there, which makes the choice difficult. I know literally nothing about the characters or plot.

You either start with the main timeline (Universal Century), or the various spinoff universes (W, G, Seed, etc).

 

While I haven't watched it, Iron Blood Orphans is a) recent, b) well received, and c) not the main UC timeline. Otherwise, I'd personally say SEED, even if people nowadays hate on it. But there's a reason it largely revived interest in Gundam. Also, it largely plays out like the original series remade for the 2000s.



#6938 starkillr   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1597 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 January 2020 - 03:23 PM

OH! I have a question. I've been wanting to start watching the Gundam (Mobile Suit Gundam?) series of anime, now more than ever, but I don't know where to begin. There seems to be a lot of different shows out there, which makes the choice difficult. I know literally nothing about the characters or plot.

Is your sig from displates? Kinda reminds me of those.

 

Anyways! I can't say I'm a "Gundam" person. I started with 00 and I loved it. I remember thinking to myself "Wow, if this is how good Gundam is, I understand why people have been watching it for all this time". Didn't even know they were two separate universes lol. Gundam UC RE:0096 (the series, not the OVA) is also good. It helps that it has awesome Sawano Hiroyuki music. Do NOT watch AGE. It's pretty bad. IBO was interesting. It didn't draw me in like 0096 or 00, but probably worth a watch. It is also it's own universe I think? The "Origin" movies are pretty good too, which is the original timeline. 



#6939 starkillr   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1597 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 12:30 AM

Has anyone seen anything this season that they like yet? I've been treading lightly as a bunch look derivative and boring. I didn't realize SAO went on hiatus until the next quarter of anime, kind of left me hanging with that last episode. Hoping there is something enjoyable to watch this season. I think the only thing I've seen so far is Somali and Asteroid Love. Both seem fine so far. Somali has some dark undertones. Not sure how that will get explored, if at all.



#6940 Slamwise Grand Beast   Cringe for the Cringe God CAGiversary!   61 Posts   Joined 1.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 05:52 PM

Is your sig from displates? Kinda reminds me of those.

I have no idea, I think I found the image on google images lol.

 

Thanks for the feedback guys, I think I'll watch Iron Blooded Orphans first.



#6941 Rodimus   I'm Different CAGiversary!   12835 Posts   Joined 16.3 Years Ago  

Posted 14 January 2020 - 09:18 PM

Has anyone seen anything this season that they like yet? I've been treading lightly as a bunch look derivative and boring. I didn't realize SAO went on hiatus until the next quarter of anime, kind of left me hanging with that last episode. Hoping there is something enjoyable to watch this season. I think the only thing I've seen so far is Somali and Asteroid Love. Both seem fine so far. Somali has some dark undertones. Not sure how that will get explored, if at all.

 

This season isn't a big hit for me so far. I only watched a few new shows but nothing has been huge so far:

 

Somali and the Forest Spirit - This was good. This season's "daddy day care" show. I do like these kinda shows. Damn kid needs a freakin' lease

 

Asteriod in Love - "Cute Girls doing Things" flavor of the season. I got about halfway through it an turned it off. I just wasn't in the mood. I'm guessing "yuri bait" will be mixed in woth this. Maybe I'll give it another go at some point.

 

Science Fell in Love - I liked this one the most so far. I'm a sucker for cheesy rom/com anime and I was in dire need of one. So this was right up my ally. It's nothing great but it's an extremely stupid show that tries to be smart.

 

Keep Your Hands off Eizouken - Only 1 episode in but amazing animation. This one will most likely grow on me. Instead of "Cute girls doing things" this is a more quirky take on it (since 2 of the girls aren't exactly cute). And is tha Luffy's voice for the MC? It kinda sounds like it



#6942 starkillr   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1597 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 05:46 PM

I think Ascendance of a Bookworm gets top billing from me from last season. It had a strong finish and has more to come. Anyone see that Log Horizon is getting another season this October? That's crazy. I figured since the author got arrested on tax evasion they wouldn't want to do anything with the property. Maybe that all got cleaned up? More to look forward to!



#6943 Rodimus   I'm Different CAGiversary!   12835 Posts   Joined 16.3 Years Ago  

Posted 22 January 2020 - 10:29 PM

I think Ascendance of a Bookworm gets top billing from me from last season. It had a strong finish and has more to come. Anyone see that Log Horizon is getting another season this October? That's crazy. I figured since the author got arrested on tax evasion they wouldn't want to do anything with the property. Maybe that all got cleaned up? More to look forward to!

Log Horzion coming back is cool. Season 2 lost me at parts but I enjoyed it. Didn't know about the author's legal problems.

 

Looking back last season was kinda weak when it came to new shows. Ascendance of a Bookworm and Iruma-Kun were my favorites. One was pretty deep and charming, while the later was just stupid fun.



#6944 starkillr   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1597 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 January 2020 - 06:02 PM

Alright, I may have found another decent show to watch this season. It's called In/Spectre. Oh, I also forgot that Isekai Quarter S2 has shown up. So far so good! There's also another Railgun season that's been consistent with previous Railgun seasons. I actually think it's better than the "main" show, which in the last season devolved into a confusing, sloppy mess. No wonder it took years for it to come out. I imagine they just screwed up the translation from the manga to anime to fit it into whatever limited # of episodes they had to work with.



#6945 Rodimus   I'm Different CAGiversary!   12835 Posts   Joined 16.3 Years Ago  

Posted 29 January 2020 - 09:10 PM

Alright, I may have found another decent show to watch this season. It's called In/Spectre. Oh, I also forgot that Isekai Quarter S2 has shown up. So far so good! There's also another Railgun season that's been consistent with previous Railgun seasons. I actually think it's better than the "main" show, which in the last season devolved into a confusing, sloppy mess. No wonder it took years for it to come out. I imagine they just screwed up the translation from the manga to anime to fit it into whatever limited # of episodes they had to work with.

 

Should I give In/spectre a shot? You think I would like it?

 

I did start watching Phoenix which is on CR right now. My wife read the book when she was a kid and she recommended me to watch the anime. It's pretty interesting. I really like the way Tezuka tells a story. I read Buddha also done by him and I loved it. 



#6946 starkillr   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1597 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 January 2020 - 03:32 PM

Should I give In/spectre a shot? You think I would like it?

 

I did start watching Phoenix which is on CR right now. My wife read the book when she was a kid and she recommended me to watch the anime. It's pretty interesting. I really like the way Tezuka tells a story. I read Buddha also done by him and I loved it. 

I was wondering about Phoenix. I read that they were streaming it and it looked goofy from the art. I'll give it a whirl when I'm dying for animu to watch. In/spectre is fairly "light" so far, but with dark undertones. It's entertaining for now, I'd say it's an average show. If you're looking for something to entertain you, but not blow you away, it's solid.



#6947 GodOfRandom  

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Posted 17 February 2020 - 05:48 AM

Alright, I may have found another decent show to watch this season. It's called In/Spectre. Oh, I also forgot that Isekai Quarter S2 has shown up. So far so good! There's also another Railgun season that's been consistent with previous Railgun seasons. I actually think it's better than the "main" show, which in the last season devolved into a confusing, sloppy mess. No wonder it took years for it to come out. I imagine they just screwed up the translation from the manga to anime to fit it into whatever limited # of episodes they had to work with.

Try Sword Art Online if you did not watch it. That's one of my favorites.  You'll like it if you play MMORPGs a lot



#6948 starkillr   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1597 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 March 2020 - 01:34 PM

I found another show this season that's been pretty interesting. I remember seeing it while browsing what was upcoming in the season and thinking that it sounded dumb. Turns out it isn't! It's called Smile Down the Runway. Check it out.



#6949 Olengie   Your Waifu is Kuso. Except Mine CAGiversary!   11862 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 11 March 2020 - 07:32 PM

Smile Down the Runway is great. I initiately laughed at the concept but after I read the manga, I'm all for it.



#6950 Rodimus   I'm Different CAGiversary!   12835 Posts   Joined 16.3 Years Ago  

Posted 14 March 2020 - 09:31 PM

I found another show this season that's been pretty interesting. I remember seeing it while browsing what was upcoming in the season and thinking that it sounded dumb. Turns out it isn't! It's called Smile Down the Runway. Check it out.

 

I see it's on Hulu. Next time I subscribe I'll give it a shot.



#6951 coolsteel   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5457 Posts   Joined 16.3 Years Ago  

Posted 21 March 2020 - 04:10 AM

Bleach season 3!



#6952 starkillr   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1597 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 March 2020 - 06:18 PM

Yeah, I'm super pumped. It will be fantastic.