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#551 Posted by RecSpec (3908 posts) -

Watched the 2nd episode of Kill la Kill. It's really fucking dumb in an endearing way. Like Gainax used to be before they started adapting other stuff full time. The scene with the teacher was aaaaaamazing.

#552 Posted by Sergio (2193 posts) -

@darji said:
@mezmero You really should watch season 1 of Kukoro first. It is the best animated and intense basketball you can find^^

I would say, if you like fake sports, then check it out. It's not as terrible as Eyeshield 21, but the actual playing of their basketball tends to take me out of the show by how ridiculous it is.

#553 Edited by golguin (4009 posts) -

@recspec said:

Watched the 2nd episode of Kill la Kill. It's really fucking dumb in an endearing way. Like Gainax used to be before they started adapting other stuff full time. The scene with the teacher was aaaaaamazing.

The 2nd episode of Kill la Kill is essentially the imagined scenario of a person who has never watched an anime, but has heard it described from their overzealous friend.The difference here is that the over the top description would describe the actual scenes down to a T.

Unless I'm missing some other series it's the one thing to watch this season.

EDIT: It's too bad the opening wont be televised in the US when it's eventually picked up by Adult Swim. Ryuko is totally lipping out during her transformation sequence.

#554 Edited by Zomgfruitbunnies (861 posts) -

Valverave is baaaaack. :D

Good times are coming~.

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#555 Posted by Darji (5294 posts) -

WTF is this?

#556 Posted by Sanious (793 posts) -

Just now getting into anime because of Attack on Titan. That show is unbelievable. I watched like 18 episodes over one weekend.

Yes, just finished this off about a week ago and it is really, really good.

Otherwise, all I have been watching is non-filler Bleach. Never watched the show before and decided to give it a whirl, digging it.

#557 Posted by Animasta (14718 posts) -

@darji: imouto cannibalism and I would appreciate it if you didn't link it here

#558 Posted by Darji (5294 posts) -

@animasta said:

@darji: imouto cannibalism and I would appreciate it if you didn't link it here

But isn't it a new show coming out? Honestly I do not know anything about it and after that trailer I am not sure If I ever want to^^

#559 Posted by Rehtayne (127 posts) -

So Monogatari wrapped up its' latest arc quite nicely. Not at all the ending I was expecting, but it was really entertaining in an ugly sort of way.

#560 Posted by SilentPredator (143 posts) -
  • So the second episode of the wrestling show continues to be super dumb in a way I love.
  • Valvrave wasn't crazy, but they can't push that limit every episode. I will say I was a little confused. I thought the second season was supposed to be after a 200 year time skip?
  • Strike the Blood reminds me a lot of the Hataraku Maou-sama, without the comedy. I liked Maou and so far I like this too.
  • Kyoukai no Kanata - Holy shit that budget. The animation was fantastic.
  • Infinite Stratos 2 - Better than episode 1. The new Student Council President character is fun, but at this point the cast is a little too big.
  • BlazBlue - I haven't played the games, so I have no context for this. That said, the world is intriguing.
#561 Edited by Zomgfruitbunnies (861 posts) -

Alright, Log Horizon, you got me. Instead of walking the way I thought you would, you turned around completely and ran the other way.

In some ways, I think Horizon decided to go the hard route. Getting only one life has some very interesting implications, but what about getting infinite life? At least players had a way out of the madness if they couldn't deal any more in something like SAO. They don't even get that in Horizon. What happens to the very fundamental concept of life when death is removed from the equation? By extension, what does that make virtual reality? There's a lot of ammunition to work with here, and you better not waste it, Horizon.

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#562 Posted by golguin (4009 posts) -

@rehtayne said:

So Monogatari wrapped up its' latest arc quite nicely. Not at all the ending I was expecting, but it was really entertaining in an ugly sort of way.

Oh, that was the ending of the season? I thought Nadeko she was just messing around with the whole trailer thing. I found the arc to be really refreshing with every character essentially shitting all over her. Where did all the hate come from?

Kill la Kill and Kyoukai no Kanata are my top series this season. I'm still not sure how I feel about Log Horizon and Coppelion. I'm going to see what's up with with Strike the Blood. Anything else I should check out?

#563 Edited by DocHaus (1359 posts) -

Galilei Donna Ep #1: This one might be the best show of the season unironically. It even has the best OP of all shows this season too. Three sisters consisting of an alcoholic law student, martial artist and some kinda inventor with a giant armed flying goldfish mech team up against some evil Italian dudes trying to find their family treasure. Funniest part is when they all roll their eyes at the mom's lecture. "Yeah, yeah, we're the descendants of Galileo, the guy who discovered heliocentrism, you told us a hundred times, can we go now?"

#564 Posted by GnaTSoL (836 posts) -

I just finished watching Pokemon Origins episode 1........... OMG DA NOSTALGIA!!!!!!!!!

All 90s pokemon fans (Blue/red) should watch this anime. The attention to detail is incredible. The anime weirdly enough plays out exactly like you playing the old games back in the day as dumb kids. Like, catching a bunch of pokemon right off the bat yet not training them promptly, fighting brock with a fire pokemon for the first time and getting trashed because of the attribute system, and lots more goodies.

It was beautiful. And better yet, its a bit more mature. The fights are more violent and the dialogue is more straight-forward.

People, give it a load. I almost passed on it but it's truly a beautiful tribute. :D

#565 Edited by Rehtayne (127 posts) -
@golguin said:

@rehtayne said:

So Monogatari wrapped up its' latest arc quite nicely. Not at all the ending I was expecting, but it was really entertaining in an ugly sort of way.

Oh, that was the ending of the season? I thought Nadeko she was just messing around with the whole trailer thing. I found the arc to be really refreshing with every character essentially shitting all over her. Where did all the hate come from?

It looked like it was the ending of Nadeko's story at least. I'd bet there's another recap episode next week.

It's kind of a shame too. Watching all of the events unfold from Nadeko's flawed point of view was a ton of fun.

#566 Posted by Bocam (3808 posts) -

@golguin said:

@rehtayne said:

So Monogatari wrapped up its' latest arc quite nicely. Not at all the ending I was expecting, but it was really entertaining in an ugly sort of way.

Oh, that was the ending of the season? I thought Nadeko she was just messing around with the whole trailer thing. I found the arc to be really refreshing with every character essentially shitting all over her. Where did all the hate come from?

The next book is set before the events of Nadeko's arc, It won't resolve the cliffhanger.

#567 Edited by golguin (4009 posts) -

@bocam said:

@golguin said:

@rehtayne said:

So Monogatari wrapped up its' latest arc quite nicely. Not at all the ending I was expecting, but it was really entertaining in an ugly sort of way.

Oh, that was the ending of the season? I thought Nadeko she was just messing around with the whole trailer thing. I found the arc to be really refreshing with every character essentially shitting all over her. Where did all the hate come from?

The next book is set before the events of Nadeko's arc, It won't resolve the cliffhanger.

@bocam said:

@golguin said:

@rehtayne said:

So Monogatari wrapped up its' latest arc quite nicely. Not at all the ending I was expecting, but it was really entertaining in an ugly sort of way.

Oh, that was the ending of the season? I thought Nadeko she was just messing around with the whole trailer thing. I found the arc to be really refreshing with every character essentially shitting all over her. Where did all the hate come from?

The next book is set before the events of Nadeko's arc, It won't resolve the cliffhanger.

That's too bad. It's funny how Nadeko made a comment about being the final boss since Tsubasa said that about Nadeko when she saw her talking with Araragi way back when.

For people that read the series can you tell me if it's revealed why so many of the female characters straight up seem to hate Nadeko? All of a sudden it seemed like everyone was saying they couldn't stand cute characters like her and that she had no other redeeming qualities aside from her looks.

#568 Posted by Bocam (3808 posts) -

@golguin: It'll be explained in Koimonogatari (the final arc in the second season) but basically all of Otorimonogatari is troll bait

I could be more specific but that would ruin the surprise.

#569 Posted by rubberluffy (473 posts) -

Congrats on Hunter x Hunter hitting 100 episodes today. Ep 100 was great as usual, but 100 eps with the same opening is kinda ridiculous. I've flipped between liking it and hating it numerous times during these past 2 years.

Also possible JoJo Part 3 anime announcement coming in the next Shonen Jump issue?

#570 Posted by Darji (5294 posts) -

All these great sport animes aside one that really surprised me is still Yowamushi Pedal. Never thought I would care for that anime but it is surprisingly good and fun.

#571 Posted by gokaired (569 posts) -

Going to watch Code Geass for the first time in a week.

#572 Edited by Zomgfruitbunnies (861 posts) -

@gokaired said:

Going to watch Code Geass for the first time in a week.

I recommend marathoning both seasons in a single sitting.

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#573 Posted by ILikePopCans (768 posts) -

@darji said:

All these great sport animes aside one that really surprised me is still Yowamushi Pedal. Never thought I would care for that anime but it is surprisingly good and fun.

Yeah I agree, I love how the show has fun while still trying to be competitive.

]And I'm still liking Daiya no A as well.

#574 Posted by rubberluffy (473 posts) -
#575 Posted by Xavtron (104 posts) -

Hey Guys, fairly unfamiliar with anime series, watched almost all miyazaki and makoto shinkai. I've watched all of Evangelion, all of Now and Then, Here and There, all of Ano Natsu De Matteru (just finished). Almost all attack on titan and a bit of Arakawa under the bridge. I'm thinking of moving on to either Anohana, Sakamichi, Bakemonogatari or Fate/Zero. Which one would you guys recommend?

Note: I am also trying to watch from this season; Kyoukai No Kanata, Outbreak Company, Nagi No Asukara, Copellion and Arpeggio of Blue Steel.

#576 Edited by Mezmero (2017 posts) -

@gnatsol said:

I just finished watching Pokemon Origins episode 1........... OMG DA NOSTALGIA!!!!!!!!!

All 90s pokemon fans (Blue/red) should watch this anime. The attention to detail is incredible. The anime weirdly enough plays out exactly like you playing the old games back in the day as dumb kids. Like, catching a bunch of pokemon right off the bat yet not training them promptly, fighting brock with a fire pokemon for the first time and getting trashed because of the attribute system, and lots more goodies.

It was beautiful. And better yet, its a bit more mature. The fights are more violent and the dialogue is more straight-forward.

People, give it a load. I almost passed on it but it's truly a beautiful tribute. :D

Watched this yesterday and I'm happy to report this post is accurate. Didn't think I could find a Pokemon cartoon entertaining again at my age but that mini series nails that nostalgia factor so hard. Probably one of the best video game adaptations in animation I've seen in recent years or maybe ever. It gets a tad ludicrous near the end but hey that comes with the territory of being anime right? They even handle the music cues almost flawlessly.

Watched episode 2 of Gundam Build Fighters. Holy crap that show is one of the stupidest things ever but at least the robot fights look good. I feel myself being dragged back into the more masochistic side of anime watching because of it. Hajime No Ippo is still spectacular.

#577 Posted by Zomgfruitbunnies (861 posts) -

@xavtron: Going by the history you listed, AnoHana and Sakamichi (Kids on the Slope, I presume?) will most likely appeal to you more than Bakemonogatari and Fate/Zero. Kids on the Slope is one of the best coming of age stories I've seen in a long time.

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#578 Posted by Ravelle (1375 posts) -
#579 Posted by Turambar (6847 posts) -

@dochaus said:

giant armed flying goldfish mech

You have my attention.

#580 Posted by Xavtron (104 posts) -

@zomgfruitbunnies: ok thanks heaps I think a couple of my friends were pretty big on Sakimichi (yes kids on the slope) too.

#581 Edited by golguin (4009 posts) -

@zomgfruitbunnies said:

@xavtron: Going by the history you listed, AnoHana and Sakamichi (Kids on the Slope, I presume?) will most likely appeal to you more than Bakemonogatari and Fate/Zero. Kids on the Slope is one of the best coming of age stories I've seen in a long time.

Once you get past the first episode in Fate/Zero it's all pretty much an amazing thing to see.

I'm also wondering how people are feeling about Kyoukai no Kanata. 3 episodes in and I feel it has a very solid slice of life vibe with some beautifully animated action scenes.

#582 Edited by TheHT (11676 posts) -

Ehh, Howl's Moving Castle was alright. Very pretty but it started to taper off toward the end, which wrapped up very neatly, too neatly for me.

#583 Posted by DocHaus (1359 posts) -

Kill la Kill Ep #3: Anime of the Year, all Years. Someone's reportedly piecing together a "Gaijin 4koma" for this show like with Gurren Lagann but I can't find it. Maybe my google-fu is off tonight.

#584 Posted by Bocam (3808 posts) -

Golden Time (written by the guy who did Toradora) just got weird...

#585 Edited by golguin (4009 posts) -

@dochaus said:

Kill la Kill Ep #3: Anime of the Year, all Years. Someone's reportedly piecing together a "Gaijin 4koma" for this show like with Gurren Lagann but I can't find it. Maybe my google-fu is off tonight.

When the 3rd episode looks like what other shows hope to achieve in their finale you know the hype levels are going to keep going up. Then there's the fact that the dude that did the music for Attack on Titan is also composing the stuff here. You can literally hear the epicness during the fight.

For anyone that still doubts Kill la Kill just take a look at the fight from episode 3. I assume the video will get taken down in a few hours so catch it while it's hot or see it on Crunchyroll.

EDIT: I get the feeling that the Lady of the House (Satsuki's mother) is going to show up and let everyone know why she's in charge. We're technically looking at the power levels of high school kids. The teacher was about to jump into the fight, but Mako's speech stopped him. What is his power and why did he think he could help?

#586 Posted by Zomgfruitbunnies (861 posts) -

Episode 3 of KlK is absolutely fantastic.

It also finally made me realize what other show it reminded me of other than Gurren Lagann: motherfucking Sengoku Basara. Complete with flying men. And I loved me some Sengoku Basara.

This show is amazing. Never change KlK, and keep getting naked better.

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#587 Posted by Darji (5294 posts) -

Samurai Flamenco Episode 2.

Man this show is just great. I can not exactly say why but I just can not stop smiling while watching it. "Super heroes" really have no easy life and in the end everything made sense. The trash, the Umbrella and the red light. It all made his "mission" more difficult because people did not follow the rules. I really love this show.

#588 Posted by ILikePopCans (768 posts) -

@bocam said:

Golden Time (written by the guy who did Toradora) just got weird...

I agree.

To bad they did not stick around the whole episode.

#589 Posted by EXTomar (4921 posts) -

I really favor the first season of Code Geass over the other. It seems while they look year(s?) to come back they went completely bonkers! They should have stuck with the "friends have to become mortal enemies" thing instead of going off the weird end.

#590 Edited by I_Stay_Puft (3697 posts) -

Steven Yeun from Walking Dead voiced Wan in the latest episodes of Avatar: Legend of Korra and David Faustino aka "Bud Bundy" aka "Lil Gweed" voices Mako. My mind is officially blown, well done Avatar.

#591 Edited by Rehtayne (127 posts) -

So Little Busters! Refrain ep. 3:

There was a ton of missing content from the VN, but I have to say that I really enjoyed the adaptation of the Kurugaya 1 route. It was probably the right choice to save it for Refrain.

That said, there's only 10 episodes left, and with both Rin 2 and Refrain to cover, I'm a bit nervous about how it'll all turn out.

#592 Posted by 49th (2816 posts) -

Archer is the best animated sitcom ever made.

#593 Posted by Darji (5294 posts) -

@extomar said:

I really favor the first season of Code Geass over the other. It seems while they look year(s?) to come back they went completely bonkers! They should have stuck with the "friends have to become mortal enemies" thing instead of going off the weird end.

The second season was way to similar to the first season for me. I always had the feeling I have seen this already.

#594 Posted by DocHaus (1359 posts) -

@49th said:

Archer is the best animated sitcom ever made.

Truth.

In other news, Galilei Donna Ep #2: important characters might have just died!

RIP Hozuki's Goldfish ;_;7

#595 Edited by SunBroZak (1287 posts) -

Has anyone been keeping up with the BlazBlue anime? I feel like it's not even attempting to appeal to those who haven't played the games. They haven't even explained the very basics of the lore. Though for someone like myself who has played through the games, I can appreciate the animation at the very least.

#596 Posted by ILikePopCans (768 posts) -

@dochaus said:

@49th said:

Archer is the best animated sitcom ever made.

Truth.

In other news, Galilei Donna Ep #2: important characters might have just died!

RIP Hozuki's Goldfish ;_;7

Yes, "important"

Are you sure the fish died? Also is that talking fish real? I need an adult

#597 Edited by Grissefar (2842 posts) -
@mezmero said:

This week's One Piece really trampled all over my heart. Definitely one of those moments when I can scarcely believe that the series is targeted at kids. Unfortunately I can't help but think that everything will somehow work out in the end but it was still extremely horrifying to watch. I also got around to watching One Piece Film Z and it's probably the only OP movie that I actually enjoyed. It's just too bad that they felt the need to shoehorn the current status of certain characters in this animated feature as opposed to revealing it organically in the current cartoon.

First season finale of Attack On Titan was about as disappointing as I thought it would be so I'm actually not as let down as I expected. No desire to catch up with the book because honestly I don't find the story or characters all that interesting. I'm in no rush to ride that train wreck. Finally Bob's Burgers is back and still really funny. Sort of a cliche of an episode but they still manage to make it work.

So I was wondering man, is Punk Hazard done yet? I haven't watched for months but I feel like I should catch up at the end of an arc.

#598 Edited by Brodehouse (10106 posts) -

I watched two episodes of what I believe is called Mushishi. It is very slow moving. Dude likes little trilobite spirit creatures more than Craig Thompson (Blankets) does.

#599 Edited by Mezmero (2017 posts) -

@grissefar: Punk Hazard is still going. You might be better off waiting until it finishes. The pacing has taken a nose dive since the time skip even though I'm still enjoying it. It's just taking too long. One might argue that One Piece has always been that way but it just feels like it's gotten noticeably slower for the New Era. Seems like it's about ready to wrap up the arc in the following weeks but who knows.

#600 Posted by Darji (5294 posts) -

@mezmero said:

@grissefar: Punk Hazard is still going. You might be better off waiting until it finishes. The pacing has taken a nose dive since the time skip even though I'm still enjoying it. It's just taking too long. One might argue that One Piece has always been that way but it just feels like it's gotten noticeably slower for the New Era. Seems like it's about ready to wrap up the arc in the following weeks but who knows.

Punk Hazard should be done in maybe 5 weeks or so. And before the new arc we probably see some filler Arc and start the new year with the new story Arc. And yeah Punk Hazard was really not exciting and the new one is not that exciting in the beginning as well but now its heating up in the Manga^^

So far after the big time skip things have gotten a lot more slowly and quiet but you really could not expect to easily top the past arcs before the time skip^^