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#1 Edited by Hamst3r (4563 posts) -

^Which reminds me, I also watched From The New World and didn't follow-up my original post about it.

Bottom line: 6/10. I found it to be bland, predictable and just generally uninteresting. Anything that was interesting disappeared almost instantly and everything that wasn't interesting persisted through the entire series. Also, Saki is the worst. No me gusta.

#2 Posted by Hamst3r (4563 posts) -

Whatever color costs the least at the time is my favorite color.

#3 Posted by Hamst3r (4563 posts) -

@aegon: There's really no need for elaboration, as it's just me being a crusty curmudgeon, but since ya asked I'll elaborate a little: When I say dumb, it's really just me not liking various anime tropes / comic relief elements in my action drama. I mean, it's listed as Action / Drama on MAL, but it really should also be listed as a Comedy, because there's a lot of that. A LOT, and...I'm not into it.

I don't like when the characters are being goofy. I don't like Ed's personality, I don't like Armstrong, I don't like Ziggy (Gluttony), I don't like the tiny Chinese girl and her tiny panda mimic, I don't like the running joke about Ed's height or refusal to drink milk, I don't like when the visual style changes for jokes and so on - all the comic relief stuff. Every time the show gets a bit more serious, I think, "finally, the goofiness is over, the real show is starting now." and it's only good for a bit before heads right back to sillytown.

It's the kind of thing where when Nina was transformed into a Chimera, I'm surprised that they didn't have Ed throw a frisbee, or imagine keeping Nina as a pet; And that there isn't a running joke where people tell Scar that he has something on his face.

Anyway, I'm fully aware that this mixture of action, drama and comedy is something people like and I'm the odd-man out here, but it generally isn't my cup of tea. I can't not watch the #1 rated show on MAL though, I have to at least give it a try.

#4 Posted by Hamst3r (4563 posts) -

From The New World - I'm 17 episodes in and so far I'm not impressed. Hopefully it picks up more towards the end. What I've seen thus far though is just sorta hokey and predictable and not that interesting. After the 14th episode, I consulted a plot guide to make sure I didn't just miss something important, and I hadn't, it really is just that straightforward. But yeah, gonna keep going with the hope that it'll still blow my mind or something by the end.

Watched some more Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood - episodes 19 ~ 23 - it got really good - and darker - there for a few episodes and then it got dumb again. This show is the best when it's tragic, and the worst when it's trying to be anything else. As with From The New World, gonna keep on truckin' and see where it goes.

Parasyte - episode 11 - How 'bout that horse? So, one episode away from the middle of Season 1. It's gonna get big and super ridiculous now, isn't it? Like, The parasite running for mayor is going to get elected, they're going to spread like crazy and stop hiding, a parasite is going to run for president, and they're going to keep humans as cattle or something. Or, I guess it could just maintain the scope it currently has, but that doesn't sound as fun.

I Can't Understand What My Husband Is Saying - episode 11 - Perhaps my favorite episode of this show so far, next to the first 2 or 3 episodes. Good stuff.

Golden Mosaic - Cute show. Completely ridiculous Engrish, especially the impressed in-show reactions to it, "Wow, she's so fluent!". I think my favorite bit of the show was actually the musical at the end of the last episode. I want an entire anime done like that. I've got Daikon Brothers on my list now. If there are any other anime musicals, I'd love to know.

#6 Edited by Hamst3r (4563 posts) -

@frostyryan: Keep going, because...

I on the other hand most recently finished Kaiji: Against All Rules, which was fantastic. Not quite as good as the first season, Ultimate Survivor, but still up there. I highly recommend both of those, especially as something to binge watch.

I also went through Ping Pong The Animation and got a little misty-eyed there at the end, it was really good.

Also, watched The Professional: Golgo 13. I'd been familiar with Duke Togo as an icon of anime, but had never actually seen Golgo 13 until a few days ago. Duke is one cold sonuvabitch. Naked ladies be crawling all over him and he's just laying there, Duke Togo-ing. Not giving a fuck.

Lastly, I also finished Super-Jesus-Batman At Rich Kid High School, which was good, but didn't really blow my socks off or anything. Less high school and more Batman would have made it better.

#7 Posted by Hamst3r (4563 posts) -

Finished Barakamon - It was alright. A bit too light and inoffensive to be great for my tastes.

Finished Penguindrum - At it's best when the tone is dark, and especially when humor is injected into such moments. Like that Yuri and Ringo scene where Ringo is tied up and nonchalantly talking to Shoma on the phone. Ringo's cut-out theater imagination sequences and Himari's Survival Strategy scenes were pretty great too. I read a few explanation articles about the show and yeah, it was pretty good.

#8 Posted by Hamst3r (4563 posts) -

The Costco ones are the best. The Pierre ones. Toast the bun, add ketchup and mustard, lettuce and tomato if ya got some, and they're pretty good.

#9 Edited by Hamst3r (4563 posts) -

I pretty much dislike all lyrics, they're all kind of terrible.

But, here's a specific one so I can contribute to the thread:

Put you in a mansion, Somewhere in Wisconsin. - T-Pain

That "rhyme" is the worst. Wiscansin. Gross.

#10 Edited by Hamst3r (4563 posts) -

Holy shit, people have posted a lot of stuff in here already. Well, my list is sure to repeat some of what people have already said, but I'll try to put mine into two categories; a main watch and some lighter ancillary material to watch when you need a break from the main show. Perhaps a third category of things to check out if you exhaust the first two.

Primary:

  • Kaiji: Ultimate Survivor (Intense! The full range of human emotions and the furthest depths of human depravity.)
  • Jojo's Bizarre Adventure (Ridiculous! Manly ridiculousness and goofiness.)
  • Bakemonogatari (A very stylish and quirky show with a lot of talking and colorful interludes. It's weird stuff, man.)
  • Madoka Magica (Christopher Nolan's Sailor Moon.)
  • Gurren Lagann (One of the steepest gutter to the stars craziness curves in anime. After you watch it, you'll think back on where it started and be like, 'damn, son!')

Secondary:

  • Natsume Yujin-Cho (One of the chillest shows ever made, next to Mushi-Shi. I would suggest Mushi-Shi too, but they don't have the first season on CR.)
  • Monthly Girls' Nozaki-Kun (Light, fast-paced funny stuff. A fun ensemble show.)
  • Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions (Same description as above, but with LARPing.)
  • Free! Iwatobi Swim Club (A light heartwarming sort of underdog drama story.)

Tertiary:

  • Sword Art Online
  • Beyond The Boundary
  • No Game No Life
  • Kill La Kill
  • Another
  • The Kawai Complex
  • Sabagebu! Survival Game Club
  • Angel Beats!
  • Tonari No Seki-Kun

I've excluded any shows that are currently airing, so you can start and complete everything listed here.

I think that would be a pretty good run through some of the stuff that's available on Crunchyroll.