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Old 09-05-2018, 05:32 PM
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I wish there were more shows like One Punch man and Mob Psycho.
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Old 09-16-2018, 07:05 PM
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https://twitter.com/steelers/status/...567323136?s=19

Anime is so mainstream NFL players are doing touchdown celebrations with nods to it now.
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Old 09-16-2018, 07:22 PM
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Hell yes, Rasengan!
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Old 10-21-2018, 12:29 PM
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Now that we're about 3 episodes in on everything for Fall 2018, here's what I'm watching and my thoughts on each...

First of all Golden Kamuy is back for its second season, and it's starting off really strongly with some great set piece action scenes and interaction between the competing factions. I posted about it before.

Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken (That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime) - Like the name implies, it's another isekai, and it involves the protagonist turning into one of those low level slime blobs you're used to killing at the beginning of your average RPG. Except this guy is able to absorb and analyze anything he comes in contact with, which quickly leads to him being pretty powerful. So far it's pretty standard fare but the slime gimmick keeps it interesting. Don't know enough about the world yet to see where the plot is really going, though.

Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl Senpai no Yume wo Minai (Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl-Senpai) - Absurd title designed to get your attention, and it got mine! This show is very well animated, and the story seems equally well crafted. Kind of a high school drama with supernatural elements. "Bunny Girl Senpai" is a girl who was a child celebrity and left acting to attend the protagonist's school. The odd thing is people start to forget who she is and can't even see her any more. We find out this is just one of many phenomenons referred to as "Adolescent Syndrome." There's still a lot to be figured out and revealed but I really enjoy the dialogue between characters and they're all pretty likable. It's by the creator of The Pet Girl of Sakurasou and that was also excellent, so I'm optimistic about this.

Zombieland Saga - Definitely my surprise of the season. I almost don't want to say too much about it because part of what makes it so great is it's completely not what I expected going in. Yes it's about zombies, but... SPOILER (highlight to reveal): it turns out it's not about surviving the zombie apocalypse, but rather it's about zombies that have been assembled to become an idol group in order to bring attention and tourism back to Saga prefecture. This show is definitely the funniest one at the moment. The character voiced by the same actor the did Okabe Rintarou in Steins;Gate is just hilarious.

Tonari no Kyuuketsuki-san (Ms. Vampire who lives in my neighborhood) - Cute moe blob yuri bait, but I like it! Pretty funny show about what it's like living as a vampire in modern times. Not much else to it. I think just about every girl in this is gay for each other, lol.

Irozuku Sekai no Ashita kara (Iroduku: The World in Colors) - My sentimental favorite at the moment. PA Works is one of the best studios out there and this is probably the most beautiful show of the season visually. The protagonist is a girl who lost the ability to see color (as partially colorblind myself I can relate to some of the scenes already) and dislikes magic but gets sent back in time by her grandmother to see the younger version of herself. I'm pretty invested in this one.

Sword Art Online: Alicization - SAO fans have been hyping up this arc as being the best one for ages, so I was excited going in. So far, so good. The intro is pretty badass and this new virtual world has a lot of appeal to it, IMO.

SSSS.Gridman - Basically Ultraman the anime. Don't expect a lot of depth to it, but it's a love letter to kaiju stuff and it's by Trigger, so it's good. The battles are awesome and the characters are pretty cool! I recommend this for some mindless fun.

Release the Spyce - This is like Princess Principal but futuristic instead of steampunk and more silly than serious. It's cute girls and it's spies and it's more concerned with looking cool than making sense necessarily. They keep hinting at there being a traitor among the crew so I'm hoping for a really cool twist at some point.

Double Decker! Doug and Kirill - By the same people who made Tiger & Bunny (a show about superheroes competing on reality TV I definitely recommend), this is a fun buddy cop show about thwarting the spread of a drug that modifies people's DNA to give them crazy dangerous powers. Nothing too original, but the part I like the best is the way the narrator steps in and makes fun of the main character at times, lol.

I also tried Goblin Slayer but that was just way too edgelord for me, bleh.

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Old 02-02-2019, 02:00 PM
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What I've been watching in Winter 2019 season:

Kouya no Kotobuki Hikoutai (The Magnificent Kotobuki) [HIDIVE] - If you're a WW2 fighter plane buff, this is the show for you. Its portrayal of dogfighting is very realistic and the sights and sounds are immersive as hell. Post apocalyptic steampunk type setting featuring an all female squadron duking it out with various bands of sky pirates. Hopefully we get more of an overarching story going forward, though. The mix of CGI and traditional animation is a bit jarring at first, but worth it if you can get past it.

Ueno-san wa Bukiyou (How clumsy you are, Miss Ueno) [HIDIVE] - This is a show with half-length episodes, which is probably the right dose of its weird sense of humor. It's about an after school science club where a girl keeps trying to hit on a male classmate with strange inventions, while the latter remains as oblivious as possible. Random as hell and a bit perverted at times but eh...

Dororo [Amazon] - I think this is a must watch show of the season. It's a remake of a 1969 anime and manga done by Osamu Tezuka (a.k.a. creator of Astro Boy). A feudal lord makes a deal with the devil for more power, which results in his son being born without any skin/limbs/eyes/etc. Left for dead, the baby is discovered and raised by a man who specializes in prosthetics. Once he becomes of age he goes seeking out the demons, recovering his body parts as he slays them. Just a really badass samurai show in the end with excellent production value.

Watashi ni Tenshi ga Maiorita! (Wataten!: An Angel Flew Down to Me) [Crunchyroll] - Cute moe blob show about an adult otaku girl hanging out with a bunch of grade schoolers. Um, yeah. This show will give you diabetes. That's about it.

Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari (The Rising of the Shield Hero) [Crunchyroll] - Another must watch of the season, IMO. Another one of those "transported to another world" shows, but with some new wrinkles. In the world the protagonist is transported to, there are 4 legendary heroes, each wielding a different weapon (sword, bow, spear). He gets stuck with what everyone assumes is the most useless one, the shield. This leads everyone in the world to be prejudiced against him and really pits him against everyone, including the other heroes. It's fun watching him overcome all that so far. Also, Raphtalia is the best! I love her so much.

Yakusoku no Neverland (The Promised Neverland) [Crunchyroll] - My final must watch pick. Without trying to give too much away, it's about an orphanage with a nefarious purpose. Once the orphans discover what's really going on, they have to figure out how to bust out, while not arousing the suspicion of the adults, and with a possible traitor in their midst. It's a pretty tense affair.

Egao no Daika (The Price of Smiles) [Crunchyroll] - Somewhat interesting mech show I picked up. Not sure if it will turn out to be good or just mediocre. Kinda like Gundam where rival factions fight over a future planetary colony, only the story is told from both sides. The opening seems to hint at the protagonists of each side coming together for some purpose, but don't know where it's going yet. It definitely doesn't glamorize war and they've already killed off one major character so they're not pulling any punches.

Domestic na Kanojo (Domestic Girlfriend) [HIDIVE] - Love triangle type story between a guy, a girl he had a sexual encounter with after a mixer, and his teacher. He later finds out they are both now his stepsisters after his dad announces he's remarrying. Awkward! A strange premise but I'm kind of hooked on it now as the characters are interesting and it tends to handle things with a pretty mature perspective unlike most romances.

Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai (Kaguya-sama: Love is War) [Crunchyroll] - The funniest show of the season right here. The student council president and vice-president are in love with each other, but neither wants to admit it, as that would be surrendering the power in their relationship. So instead, they play mental games with each other trying to get the opposite person to confess. The oblivious secretary makes for a fun interloper as well. I really dig the intro and the narrator for this, too.

Endro [Crunchyroll] - Just another one of those cute parodies of RPG tropes. I like the concept of the Demon Lord in this one being a teacher for adventurers and trying to sabotage the protagonists through impossible assignments and such.

I also tried Magical Girl Spec Ops: Asuka but found it to be a little too trash.

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Old 02-02-2019, 05:01 PM
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Looks like Crunchyroll just added most of the shows that were on HIDIVE. Nice.
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I've been wanting to watch Dororo. FYI, Tezuka's Phoenix is also streaming, I think on Prime. I've never read the manga for either of those, but I've heard they are among his best, which is saying something. Tezuka is up there with Jack Kirby, Charles Schulz, and Herge as the Mount Rushmore of comics.
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Old 02-03-2019, 11:34 PM
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The real reason the Patriots won:

https://www.theringer.com/nfl/2019/1...owl-anime-club
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