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#1 Posted by BabyChooChoo (5412 posts) -

Snow White 01 - Well well well, another pleasant surprise. Surprisingly good animation and music. Charming characters. I think I found something else to watch this season. I don't expect it to even remotely blow me away at any point, but if the rest of the show is as good as this first episode then it could be a real nice, fun way to kill 20 minutes every week.

#2 Posted by BabyChooChoo (5412 posts) -

Jitsu wa Watashi wa 01 - Yay, you didn't fuck it up! The art style used in the manga is still vastly superior, but I can get used to this. The VAs, while not what I was expecting, were all killing it too. Based off the tone of this episode, my one remaining worry is that they'll cut too much of the comedy (that's where most of the charm in this series comes from imo) in favor of the romance, but seeing as how this first episode was pretty faithful to the manga, I'm at least a little bit hopeful that they'll try and keep what people love about the source material.


#3 Posted by BabyChooChoo (5412 posts) -

This is how it starts. A couple years from now, we'll be talking about space colonies, the Zeon Federation, and GUUUUUUUNDAAAAAAAAM...s

#4 Edited by BabyChooChoo (5412 posts) -

Wrapped up Tokyo Girls Destruction. Aside from a handful of some really nice looking pages (though, the art in general is really really good), nothing about it really blew me away (you've seen parts of this story before in other works, trust me), but I still don't have anything negative to say about it. It's very good, but just not great. If you're looking for a short series to blow through in an afternoon or something, I highly recommend it.

Dat translation doe...

#5 Edited by BabyChooChoo (5412 posts) -

Came to make sure people recommended Silent Cartographer. I am not disappointed.

My other picks would include:

  • Two Betrayals (Halo)
  • Outskirts (Halo 2)
  • Metropolis (Halo 2)
  • The Storm (Halo 3)
  • The Ark (Halo 3)
  • The Covenant (Halo 3)
  • Halo (Halo 3)
  • Reclaimer (Halo 4)
#6 Edited by BabyChooChoo (5412 posts) -

Started reading Tokyo Girls Destruction and so far it's one of the better manga that I've recently picked up (though, I believe it has already ended). The premise comes off as pretty fucking absurd at first because they don't really ease you into (shit goes from 0 to 60 in like maybe two pages), but the story is told with such an earnestness that it quickly draws you in.

Loving the art too. Has this nice "clean" look to it, but there's a lot of detail.. The character art sorta reminds me of Oh Great at times, but without any of Oh Great proportions. Seriously, it's set in an all girls school, yet thankfully everyone looks like a normal fucking human. Everyone isn't rocking quadruple Ds like you might find in other many other series so that's a nice refreshing change. Tiny bit of fan-service, but so far it feels like a byproduct of the fight scenes and, again considering that this is set in an all girls school, I am shocked at the level of restraint shown because normally I'd expect boobs and butts to just be poppin out all over the place.

One of the best things about the art though is the action looks good and is easy to follow. My dear sweet baby jesus, I cannot even begin to tell you how many manga I've read where I come upon an action scene and have no idea what's going on until I break out a magnifying glass and an abacus or some shit. The action here won't blow your mind, but what is here is greatly appreciated.

So far, so good. Seems pretty short so I'll probably wrap it up today or tomorrow...then slowly regret my decision because I'll have to find something else to read.

#7 Posted by BabyChooChoo (5412 posts) -

Working!!! 01 - Meh, wasn't as bad as I was expecting, yet not good enough to say I'll continue watching...which I most likely will not.

Rokka 01 - A pleasant surprise. I think the Princess' design is all sorts of stupid, but I blame modern anime in general more than I blame this anime specifically. Still, aside from the exposition, that's like the only complaint I have and it's not that big of a deal to be honest. soooooooooo so far so good.

#8 Edited by BabyChooChoo (5412 posts) -

I'll pick up a comic here or there so I'm definitely not a big comic book guy, but I do still find the world of comics as a whole extremely fascinating for some reason. I usually check out CV a couple times of day to see if any interesting news popped up and on rare occasions, I'll actually post if I feel strongly about something...


#9 Posted by BabyChooChoo (5412 posts) -
#10 Posted by BabyChooChoo (5412 posts) -

@turtlebird95: Beelzebub is great. A lot of the tropes you would expect from your average battle shounen series are present here (e.g. new, stronger enemies constantly come out of nowhere), but it's a comedy first and foremost and, thankfully, a very good one too in my opinion. I'm not sure where the anime ends, but I would recommend the manga as well. There are some really great moments later on that I don't think the anime ever covered.