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#1 Edited by Epidehl (286 posts) -

@theblue: Just wanted to say that this is basically the exact same situation I found myself in for a LONG time. Up until earlier this year I basically hadn't watched anime in years, thought a lot of what I heard was coming out sounded bad, but still got pretty defensive of it. Toonami/Adult Swim's anime block basically WERE my childhood/teenage years.

@grantheaslip: Kill la Kill was one of the shows that got my back into anime as well. I met a bunch of people at my school in a past year (an Anime/Video game club that was shockingly fun) that were way into anime, while I hadn't watched any in YEARS. Attack on Titan seemed like the last big thing, so I checked that out and was almost instantly turned off but tried to keep going until episode 6 where I couldn't take the "dark for dark's sake" anymore. Then I started talking a friend about this, he agreed, and told me to watch the new Jojo anime. And then... I enjoyed an action/shonen anime in a way I hadn't since Toonami. J-Stars Victory Vs also played a part in this, but I then got a Crunchyroll subscription (which I agree is a BIG part of watching anime again, searching for fansubs in frequently sketchy areas of the internet was never really a good time) and have been having a GREAT time. Kill la Kill and Log Horizon were things I really latched onto, with Aldnoah.Zero (which I started watching solely because Hiroyuki Sawano was doing the music) in the current season also being incredible.

As someone who tried real hard to like SAO, I would recommend stopping and just watching Log Horizon. SAO gets... real bad.

#2 Posted by Epidehl (286 posts) -

@equitasinvictus: Hadn't heard of this before, seems like it'd be right up my alley though.

#3 Edited by Epidehl (286 posts) -

I'm glad she's in because I always thought her design was super cool. The only reason I didn't like her in SS (and REALLY didn't like her) was the whole "every time you walk into a room I'm going to explain the whole puzzle"... thing, which sucked a lot out of a game I otherwise really love.

#4 Posted by Epidehl (286 posts) -

Not too many people have mentioned it, but I just watched the SOTN race and it's pretty damn great. Not necessarily much of a race, but still super fun to watch, couple of really entertaining guys running it.

#5 Posted by Epidehl (286 posts) -

@theblue said:

I'm still catching up on most of the runs but the Super Mario World race was pretty fantastic. That and the Skyward Sword run was entertaining and interesting to watch and listen to. So far a lot of the stuff I've been interested in has been super low energy and not great on the commentating side, which is a bummer. Definitely some gems in there, though.

Yeah, this was a bit of a problem for me too. I was mostly interested in the N64 stuff which seemed to largely not have the best commentators (except SM64).

I am actually finally going back through a bunch of AGDQ stuff I missed (most of the Awful games segments in particular), I'll make it to this stuff eventually. It's all REALLY good for getting through grinding/side-questing in FFX.

#6 Posted by Epidehl (286 posts) -

Yeah, Kanji was apparently changed halfway through the anime dub and I never noticed that, so it's probably fine.

Naoto though... I wouldn't be as worried if they just used Mary Elizabeth McGlynn.

#7 Edited by Epidehl (286 posts) -

I'm excited about this because it shows they aren't afraid to go weird with the playable characters, also she was one of the more memorable parts of TP. My one hope is for a playable Skull Kid, though Groose could also be pretty great. This also still leaves Link as the only confirmed playable male character so far, yeah? Kind of amusing.

And if Tingle isn't playable I'll be somewhat shocked/disappointed.

#8 Posted by Epidehl (286 posts) -

There's not as much that I'm inherently interested in as AGDQ, and I have a job now, but I still probably watch a fair bit of this while grinding/side-questing in FFX. Crash Bandicoot Warped, Bomberman Hero, Paper Mario, and FF6 seem like standouts (for me) from a quick glance though.

The Viewtiful Joe speed run and Star Fox 64 High Score run from AGDQ were probably the highlights for me.

#9 Edited by Epidehl (286 posts) -

Soundtracks. Specifically the RWBY and Kill la Kill soundtracks on a god damn loop since they came out. Somewhere in there was also the FLCL soundtrack, the Lightning Returns soundtrack, and Babymetal. Also more anime theme songs than I ever thought I would ever listen to again, especially the 3 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure openings.

I'm in the process of beginning guitar lessons as well, with Colors by Flow (from Code Geass), and Light Your Heart Up from Kill la Kill being my first projects.

#10 Posted by Epidehl (286 posts) -

I think this will be my first year since following Giant Bomb that I won't be able to watch the Press Conference's live, which is a bummer since without the chat there's basically no point.