#101 Posted by asian_pride (1654 posts) -

@Daroki: Man, I must've watched that scene 10 times or so. Such a great episode.

#102 Posted by Turambar (6739 posts) -
@Bocam said:

@Turambar: Muv Luv is mecha

I'm already not going to watch Rinne no Lagrange because it's bad.  Not gonna watch the anime adaptation of a VN I disliked unless I hear a whole lot of praise for it from my blogroll.
#103 Posted by Rudeboy217 (1767 posts) -

@Sergio said:

@Questionable: Just watched the last episode. Completely agree.

Wow, it already ended? I am way behind with basically all the series from last season.

#104 Posted by Bocam (3721 posts) -

@Turambar: How could you not like Muvluv? Also Total Eclipse isn't an adaptation.

#105 Edited by Sergio (2080 posts) -

@Daroki: I thought that had the best soundtrack this season. Already liked YUKI from her OPs for Honey and Clover (still need to finish that), and this one was just as good. ED was good too.

Edit: Was tracking down the lyrics of Altair since the original video I had seen had them and they seemed fitting. Ended up at this site that I was unaware of until now - animelyrics.com.

#106 Posted by Daroki (710 posts) -

@asian_pride said:

@Daroki: Man, I must've watched that scene 10 times or so. Such a great episode.

I love how it's just zooming the camera around and showing characters reacting to what they're listening to just as you're reacting. When they flip over to "Someday My Prince Will Come" and go to Ri-Chan as she "sees what he did there" it's a perfect moment. That goes down with Another's "Pulp Fiction" scene as one of the best moments of the year.

#107 Posted by asian_pride (1654 posts) -

@Daroki said:

@asian_pride said:

@Daroki: Man, I must've watched that scene 10 times or so. Such a great episode.

I love how it's just zooming the camera around and showing characters reacting to what they're listening to just as you're reacting. When they flip over to "Someday My Prince Will Come" and go to Ri-Chan as she "sees what he did there" it's a perfect moment. That goes down with Another's "Pulp Fiction" scene as one of the best moments of the year.

Ha, yeah I totally remember that scene from Another. So out of nowhere, and funny.

#108 Posted by Bigheart711 (1253 posts) -

Arcana Famigilia and Moyashimon sound the most interesting out of the Summer season aside of some of the OAV Specials.

#109 Posted by Hunter5024 (5621 posts) -

@Cloudenvy said:

@Hunter5024: Well, the first thing you need to have in your life is The Girl Who Leapt Through Time which is a fan-effing-tastic movie.

That was awesome.

#110 Edited by TheDudeOfGaming (6078 posts) -

Where's Sonic Hedgehog? You can't have an anime discussion without Sonic Hedgehog.

#111 Posted by MrXD (240 posts) -

Ok i'll join your group.

#112 Edited by Jay444111 (2441 posts) -

@Hailinel: You know what animated movie is totally fucked up? Epic: Days of the Dinosaurs. Basically, it involves two kids raised by dingos who have to go out into the world by themselves to find the secrets of life... there is so much death in this movie from what I remember that I still have nightmares based on this freaking movie. Hell, they show dingo puppies drowning!!! Graphically! Sure animated but it is still a level of fucked up that I don't want to see anymore.

It ended on such a weird ending... at the end the kids howled upwards and became dingos themselves... that movie haunted me my entire life and due to it being a pretty rare movie actually I doubt I will ever be able to see it. I came from some weird Australian company that made a bunch of third rate kids shows and somehow my rental places got a copy back in the day... I regret the day I picked up this nightmare fuel. I do wish to watch through it once more so if you guys got a copy make sure to somehow get it on youtube. The world will be thankful for it!

Edit: Found the video which shows what it is... if anyone here has seen it. Please let me know!

Yeah... this video is insanely nostalgic.

ReEdit: Oh yeah anime!

Uh... Anyone see Shiki, I totally recommend it. Why is it that Japan seems to know how to make a vampire story than us these days?

#113 Posted by AlexanderSheen (4969 posts) -

You know what this is? Awesome, fucking awesome.

#114 Posted by TobbRobb (4603 posts) -

@Questionable said:

btw, am i the only one raging at the incredible cheap cop-out ending of Dusk maiden of amnesia? one of the biggest failures to commit i have seen in a while. It had a good thing going for a while then finally makes up its mind that it just wants to be a generic harem/comedy

I'm a bit late to the party, but I wanna vent. Nope, you are entirely correct, a kind of cheesy and predictable but still alright ending getting copped the fuck out in the last 10 seconds... WHY!? It's not like the rest of the series was especially good, why ruin the one thing that could have brought it decent closure!?

HNNNNNNNNNNNGH

#115 Posted by DonChipotle (2725 posts) -

@Sergio said:

@Cloudenvy : You're both wrong. Cross Game is the best baseball anime.

Bro I will CUT you.

Nah, but for real I love Cross Game. It is like number 2 in the baseball animes.

#116 Posted by CaptainObvious (2996 posts) -

Cowboy Bebop?

#117 Posted by PenguinDust (12493 posts) -

I'm sorry to hear that the old thread broke but this one is moving along nicely. I am 99% up to date with the Sket Dance anime now. I was wondering what to watch after Gintama went back on hiatus. This one is a perfect fit. I plan to watch the remaining school ski trip episodes and then put it on hold again until a substantial number of shows accrue. I prefer watching shows in batches rather than week by week. That's why I usually never watch a series until it's done. Of course, shows like this or the other shonens are open-ended, so I wait until 50 or so pile up before I dive in again.

With the spring season closing out now, I hope to take a look at a few of those shows. I'm thinking Jormungand first.

Oh and I love Cross Game, too. I am eager to check out another baseball focused romance next called Touch from 1985. I love older anime and this is one I missed.

#118 Posted by SlightConfuse (3963 posts) -

Since others have said it I too hate the mc from accel work in fact most of the characters suck

#119 Posted by EquitasInvictus (2025 posts) -

@Jay444111 said:

Uh... Anyone see Shiki, I totally recommend it. Why is it that Japan seems to know how to make a vampire story than us these days?

Shiki was awesome! It started out really slow for me and I almost dropped it but in the end I was actually blown away how twisted everything ended up. They did a great job with the narrative towards the end; it's probably the best vampire story I've seen in a work of fiction.

#120 Edited by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

@Hunter5024: I told you!

Regarding what I'm watching this summer season:

Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita: This is mostly due to the director (Angel Beats and Persona 4 The Animation). Though I have no experience with the source material, he has always struck me as a director with pretty excellent comedic timing.

Tari Tari: Because P.A Works slice-of-life/drama/school/cute girls show.

Sword Art Online: I'm really looking forward to this one, but I'm kind of tempering my expectations after having grown colder and colder towards the original creators previous work (Accel World). But hey, at least they have a pretty sweet staff on Sword Art Online.

Natsuyuki Rendezvous: I'm only really picking this up because it's a Noitamina show. They are usually a nice breath of fresh air.

Kokoro Connect: I was really looking forward to this, but the pre-air has left me a little worried. Bland dialogue and some bland artwork except the transition between bodies which seemed very well done.

#121 Posted by GTCknight (693 posts) -

I have no idea if I belong in this group at all. Never been a part of one these types of things. I simply just watch or read and then maybe talk/discuss some of it with a friend of mine.

By the way, this just reminded me I need to change my image to something other than Lutz now that the first season of Jormungand has ended.

#122 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

@GTCknight: Sounds like you belong here as much as any of us do!

#123 Posted by GTCknight (693 posts) -

@Cloudenvy: Yeah, I guess I do. Well at the very least, I'll give it a try. I've been thinking about turning my Lutz image into something from the first Berserk film lately.

#124 Posted by Slay3r1583 (608 posts) -

Looks like I'm the only weirdo who's going to watch Yuru Yuri s2. I just watched season 1 and I thought it was really cute and funny. I'm also going to check out Muv-Luv.

#125 Posted by Akrid (1356 posts) -

Unless the last(?) episode completely drops the ball, Kids on the Slope has quickly become probably my favourite anime, or at least has been one of the most enjoyable things I've ever watched. I'm a sucker for romance, bro-hugs, and jazz.

#126 Posted by TobbRobb (4603 posts) -

I just started watching "Daily Lives of High School Boys", because I'm fast like that. Goddamn that show is funny, I hope this quality keeps up throughout the entire thing.

The story about the hairy mole had me laughing my ass off.

#127 Posted by Daroki (710 posts) -

@SlightConfuse said:

Since others have said it I too hate the mc from accel work in fact most of the characters suck

The truly sad thing about Accel World? The first episode had enough starter material to launch a year's worth of noitanimA shows. There were so many brilliant things it was touching on and instead it wanted to be a stupid fight-of-the-week anime. Hell, I'd be happy if it just spent 13 episodes exploring the differences in generations between those who have all this technology implanted into them at such a young age and the disconnect between them and the generation beforehand. Or maybe how that technology might change what "attractiveness" means in that culture.

But fighting robots and moe, yeah, let's go that route so I can try to sell some figures to mecha geeks and shut-ins...

#128 Posted by GTCknight (693 posts) -

Just out of curiosity, does anyone here read/watch Nazo no Kanojo X?

#129 Posted by No0b0rAmA (1490 posts) -

@GTCknight: I read it. but I haven't seen the anime

#130 Posted by Knave (548 posts) -

Too beautiful.

#131 Posted by GTCknight (693 posts) -

@No0b0rAmA: Alright, I was just wondering if there was anyone here who's seen it. I've been reading every chapter and watching every episode. The anime's been doing an okay job so far, they've had their moments were its skipped a few scenes. But, nothing beats seeing those crazy dreams in motion and sound.

#132 Posted by No0b0rAmA (1490 posts) -

@GTCknight: I'm wondering whether or not to watch the anime. Is it a pretty good adaptation of the manga?

#133 Edited by GTCknight (693 posts) -

From what I can remember, yeah they did an alright job. Not perfect like mentioned before. They do follow certain events rather well (again, I could be wrong) but, even then it still fits within the story.

They already past the cardboard robot scene. I would recommend watching the first two episodes, after that its really up to you decide. I haven't had any issues with it so far.

I really need to get some sleep right now, hope this helps you in some way.

The music always gets me though, can't wait to get my hands on the soundtrack (if and when they release it). Note I've made way too many edits tis's a sign that I'm way too tired.

#134 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

New promo for Natsuyuki Rendezvous if anyone's interested:

#135 Posted by Bocam (3721 posts) -

@Cloudenvy said:

Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita: This is mostly due to the director (Angel Beats and Persona 4 The Animation). Though I have no experience with the source material, he has always struck me as a director with pretty excellent comedic timing.

The only reason to be excited about Jinrui is because of Tanaka Romio and his excellent writing. Also because if it does well, there's a chance will get a Cross Channel anime and that's something I'd kill for.

#136 Posted by DonChipotle (2725 posts) -

@Bocam said:

@Cloudenvy said:

Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita: This is mostly due to the director (Angel Beats and Persona 4 The Animation). Though I have no experience with the source material, he has always struck me as a director with pretty excellent comedic timing.

there's a chance will get a Cross Channel anime and that's something I'd kill for.

You and me, we can be bros.

#137 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

@DonChipotle said:

@Bocam said:

@Cloudenvy said:

Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita: This is mostly due to the director (Angel Beats and Persona 4 The Animation). Though I have no experience with the source material, he has always struck me as a director with pretty excellent comedic timing.

there's a chance will get a Cross Channel anime and that's something I'd kill for.

You and me, we can be bros.

I'm guessing I should crack open that copy of Cross Channel...

#138 Posted by DonChipotle (2725 posts) -

@Cloudenvy said:

@DonChipotle said:

@Bocam said:

@Cloudenvy said:

Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita: This is mostly due to the director (Angel Beats and Persona 4 The Animation). Though I have no experience with the source material, he has always struck me as a director with pretty excellent comedic timing.

there's a chance will get a Cross Channel anime and that's something I'd kill for.

You and me, we can be bros.

I'm guessing I should crack open that copy of Cross Channel...

You should. Like right now.

#139 Posted by Bocam (3721 posts) -

@Cloudenvy: DO IT. Also play until week 4 until you make any judgement calls.

#140 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

@Bocam: I still haven't even started Muv-Luv since the last time we talked about VN's!

My backlog is filling up waaaaaaaay too fast!

#141 Posted by OtakuGamer (1230 posts) -

I watched 2 episodes of Guilty Crown. Why am I not liking this? I feel like I should be but... I don't know, something stopping me. EXPLAIN!

#142 Posted by Bocam (3721 posts) -

@Cloudenvy: I'd say play Cross Channel before Muv-luv.

#143 Edited by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

@OtakuGamer: Because the writing is awful and the characters get dumber and dumber!

I guess you should like it because the first half looks pretty and the soundtrack is awesome!

@Bocam: Alright, how long is it? like 30 hours?

#144 Posted by OtakuGamer (1230 posts) -

@Cloudenvy said:

@OtakuGamer: Because the writing is awful and the characters get dumber and dumber!

I guess you should like it because the first half looks pretty and the soundtrack is awesome!

Disappointing. :(

#145 Posted by dungbootle (2457 posts) -

yo Fate/Zero was the bomb

#146 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

@OtakuGamer said:

@Cloudenvy said:

@OtakuGamer: Because the writing is awful and the characters get dumber and dumber!

I guess you should like it because the first half looks pretty and the soundtrack is awesome!

Disappointing. :(

But you haven't even gotten to the part where they break their own internal logic. : (

@dungbootle: Hell yeah it was!

#147 Posted by Sergio (2080 posts) -

@TobbRobb said:

I just started watching "Daily Lives of High School Boys", because I'm fast like that. Goddamn that show is funny, I hope this quality keeps up throughout the entire thing.

The story about the hairy mole had me laughing my ass off.

Literature girl always cracked me up.

#148 Posted by Bocam (3721 posts) -

@Cloudenvy: I finished it in 15, while Muvluv took me 75 hours

#149 Posted by AlexanderSheen (4969 posts) -

Oh man, Dusk Maiden of Amnesia... this is how to ruin a last episode with a good ending in 20 seconds. It was so bad, it made me laugh.

5/10

#150 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

@Bocam: Oh..That's actually not bad at all! Maybe I'll get it done this weekend then.