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Anime Thread MK3 - Beware Spoilers

Discussion in 'The Great Library' started by RODAN, Dec 23, 2016.

  1. Fishin

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    Nov 8, 2005
    late (thanks hurricane) post season wrap-up

    Gamers!: 8/10. Really fun romantic comedy about misunderstandings and not actually about video games.

    Classroom of the Elite: 5/10. This show was super pretentious and not nearly as smart as it thought it was, best summarized by the episode where it opened with a philosophical quote (every episode actually) and then cut to boobs. Not a terrible experience, though the last arc was pretty weak.

    Made in Abyss: 7.5/10, already posted about this above.

    New Game s2: 7.5/10. First season was solid but this was a further improvement, it did a good job of keeping things light and fun while managing to work in a surprising amount of development, Nene in particular is a character I was lukewarm on in s1 but who really came into her own this season.

    Restaurant to Another World: 6.5/10. Pretty chill show. Not on par with something like Soma when it comes to food porn, but working together the fantasy setting and contemporary cooking works well enough.

    Smartphone: I only watched 1.5 episodes but this was kind of hilarious. It was basically the crystallized essence of isekai and wish fulfillment fantasy in general, where a generic guy is sent to another world, given absurd magical powers, a phone with internet access to the real world, and god's phone number just in case he happens to need it, so there's zero tension or any real conflict. And of course he has a harem and polygamy is legal in the fantasy world so there's not even any conflict there. It's almost art in a way.

    Owarimonogatari: 9.5/10. A fantastic conclusion to a long-running saga that wraps up basically everything neatly. Hopefully Juuni Taisen lives up to the Nisio reputation.

    Hero Academia s2: 7/10. Solid shonen still kinda held back by slow pacing. Nothing stood out to me quite as much as the fight near the end of s1 where You Say Run plays and I guess it lacked a "big" arc in terms of stakes, but it left me hype enough for s3.

    Re:Creators: 5/10. Lots of wasted potential, Sawano's grandoise soundtrack adds a lot to the fight scenes and production on the whole is decent enough, but the pacing is too slow and writing is too dry and even when stuff is happening it doesn't really amaze.

    Sakura Quest: 6/10. This was supposed to be a show about working life ala Shirobako (at least according to the marketing), but the goal of re-establishing the tourism industry in a small country town was difficult to really get invested in.
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  2. breh

    breh 強いだね

    Feb 6, 2010
    Kekkai Sensen is, unsurprisingly, still Kekkai Sensen. Hope it goes well.
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  3. RODAN

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    Nov 13, 2007
    shows i didnt drop after one episode listed from favourite to least favourite

    garo: vanishing line - read last post by me

    kekkai sensen s2 - its the same shit as s1, even with the massive staff changes its still good. blessed.

    blend s - dont judge me, this show is cute and also appeals to the degenerate in me

    shoujo shuumatsu ryokou - cute, interesting, high potential to become boring later on

    just because - decent start to a romance series. feels like euphonium meets battery (remember battery??)

    WUG S2 - Based WUG

    Evil or Live - This show is a blatant attack on me and my ideals, but the show is surprisingly pretty good. especially for china. worst anime title of all time though

    juuni taisen - edgelord as fuck. the designs are really awful, except the rooster. fun though.

    ousama game - this show is so insanely bad that it loops around to being funny as fuck

    urahara - very ambitious, but also kind of hard to sit through. feels like all style no substance. rolling girls 2

    umaru chan s2 - BETRAYED
  4. Elise


    Jul 10, 2013
    u calling rabbit a shit design?????
  5. Lemonade

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    Oct 16, 2010
    man I literally thought the exact same thing lol

    juuni taisen, it looks like the whole city is the fighting arena? I'm hoping for some tactical fights instead of just gory brawling.

    black clover, read a bit of the manga, pretty standard shounen. The mc's voice does not fit his look sadly. The beginning had some really jarring CG, but the rest of the ep seemed fine. Edit: OK episode 2 is insanely bad. Flashback that lasted 20 minutes longer than it should have, and the essence was already captured in ep 1. Oml

    expecting super and boruto to be the only shows i watch weekly, again
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2017
  6. breh

    breh 強いだね

    Feb 6, 2010
    I didn't watch much of netoge no yome but netojuu no susume seems to be on a similar tone just genderswapped and the mc is a washed out OL instead of a nerd. either way, it's half-depressing but half-cute.

    also I have the feeling that nobody on the show has ever played an mmo for more than a minute. the girl mentions the game's "beautiful scenery" and they get drunk in a video game.

    I find that whenever the mmo story starts I just want it to end and get to the irl story
  7. Fishin

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    Nov 8, 2005
    i like that Juuni Taisen doesn't restrict its stupid-looking fanservice outfits by gender. Still kinda hard to get a read on it but I'm a fan of Nisio so I feel relatively confident I'll enjoy it.

    Netojuu no Susume was pretty neat, like that other show that involved playing MMOs if it was about real people instead of a high school harem

    Ancient Magus Bride seems good maybe? Still not sure if it's creepy. I mean, it is about a giant guy with a goat skull for a face who's probably hundreds of years old buying a slave girl to marry, but the first episode felt more about helping someone who's been abused and lost the will to live to stand on their own two feet again. Then he refers to Chise as his puppy and I have to start questioning it again.

    Shoujou Shuumatsu Ryoukou was pretty nice and chill, I find myself wanting to mentally associate it with Made in Abyss for no real reason other than both feature two big-headed protagonists (and aren't on Crunchy).

    feels like there were an unusual amount of bad shows, Shobitch (really unfunny), Black Clover (would be average at best if the MC didn't desperately need a ball gag), Dies Irae (let's start with a confusing chuu2 prologue featuring too many characters, most of whom won't show up for ages), Ousama game (Mayoiga 2.0 but less unintentionally funny and worse looking), and Evil or Live (awful mc, bizarre tone and weird propaganda), and Imouto (ok i kinda liked this one)

    Kujira/Children of the Whale was one I liked the concept of but the writing felt kinda off, I'm not confident it'll hold up.
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