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Re: What anime are you watching?

PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:05 am
by Kaori
So, quite a while ago (over a year ago), I watched Generator Gawl, which was one I had always wanted to watch and never gotten around to.

The premise was quite fascinating and had a lot of potential, and despite some paradoxes and plot holes was very interesting--but unfortunately, the whole first half of the series was monster-of-the-week fare with no plot development at all, and that was a bit painful to get through. Overall, though, the second half made it worthwhile, and I am glad I watched it. (And no matter what anyone says, that intro song is simply awesome.)

Recently, I just started watching the original Patlabor TV series (episodes 1-4).

Although I'm not very far into it yet, I am really enjoying it. In contrast to Generator Gawl, although the first 4 episodes each have a 1-episode plot arc, it's a different thing each time:
Episode 1 is about stopping an attempted theft of a labor robot.
Episode 2 is a tournament to decide positions within the squad.
Episode 3 shows viewers what the daily lives of the characters are like and is about some shenanigans which they have to cover up before the boss finds out what a mess they made.
Episode 4 is about going to capture a monster that somebody reported to the police.

I'm also enjoying the little cultural tidbits like the characters composing haiku and the green meadows song, as well as the humor of the series. (For example, I love the captain's deadpan reaction to everything.)

Re: What anime are you watching?

PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:31 am
by ClaecElric4God
Finished Fruits Basket and it was super cute. Once the remake is finished I'll probably watch that too. :lol:

Re: What anime are you watching?

PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:46 pm
by MightiMidget
Wow. It's been like. Five years since I've been here and I'm like poke. Is it alive? Oh well!

Only recently getting back into anime which has been surprisingly overwhelming... But went through Made in Abyss and The Promised Neverland in the last few months...I am currently going through Little Witch Academia on Netflix which is adorable.

Re: What anime are you watching?

PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 9:53 pm
by Lady Arianrod
I enjoyed LWA too.

I'm currently watching My Hero Academia. I love it!

Re: What anime are you watching?

PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2019 10:07 pm
by Lady Arianrod
I finished My Hero Academia Season 2. I just started watching the Fruits Basket reboot. I am loving it so far!

Re: What anime are you watching?

PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2019 4:23 pm
by shooraijin
Without any spoilers, any substantial difference from the original series? I rather liked the original Fruits Basket and I'm sceptical there's much to improve.

Re: What anime are you watching?

PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:07 am
by MangaRocks!
^ If I may interject: The difference is that this one is (over several seasons) actually going to finally follow the manga to its conclusion, which (in the source at least) is a far deeper and more emotionally amazing trip than you might expect. :jump:

(...Not at all biased here, of course; it's only my favorite manga of all time, LOL... ;) But for good reason, which I dearly hope this new adaptation will live up to! It's doing good so far, though. :thumb: )

TL;DR: Yes (soon, at least). :)

Re: What anime are you watching?

PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:37 am
by shooraijin
Well, then, actually finishing the story is a plus! :thumb:

Re: What anime are you watching?

PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:53 pm
by agasfas
Recently finished Flame of Recca, Megalo Box, and Ace of Diamonds.
Currently on episode 53 of Boruto and Episode 5 of Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai

Re: What anime are you watching?

PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:13 am
by Nate
Anyone who isn't watching Star Twinkle Precure is living their life wrong.

Re: What anime are you watching?

PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:20 pm
by Derek_Is_Me
Currently watching Shield Hero and AoT. Not bad stuff. Highly recommend.

Re: What anime are you watching?

PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:13 am
by SierraLea
I ploughed through My Hero Academia. Dang, there are some parts of that that I love, some characters that I hate, and so much to work with for my fellow fanfiction writers. This is a fun ride and it's not finished yet!

Re: What anime are you watching?

PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:46 pm
by TheAlbinoMoose
SierraLea wrote:I ploughed through My Hero Academia. Dang, there are some parts of that that I love, some characters that I hate, and so much to work with for my fellow fanfiction writers. This is a fun ride and it's not finished yet!


That's a good'un! I wait for the next season with anticipation :^)

Re: What anime are you watching?

PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:03 am
by SierraLea
Since that's not out yet, I'm wasting time with Assassination Classroom. I hate anything to do with that school system, but Korosensei is hilarious!

Re: What anime are you watching?

PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:39 am
by Sennin
Right now, I'm watching Patlabor TV, Cowboy Bebop, and Majestic Prince. Just finished watching Cop Craft. The way they wove contemporary American politics and culture into a fantasy island where fairies/elves live side by side with humans was an interesting scenario. They alluded to issues like conservatism vs. liberalism, isolationism, social degeneracy, and racial separatism in a way which didn't beat the viewer over the head. Though I ought to warn people that it could get pretty bloody and often dealt with the more seedy side of crime: drugs, pornography, and prostitution.

Someone mentioned Generator Gawl up above. That is a nice little gem of an anime. Too bad most people have never heard of it. I like the dub version more than the sub.

Re: What anime are you watching?

PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:27 pm
by Kaori
Sennin wrote:Someone mentioned Generator Gawl up above. That is a nice little gem of an anime. Too bad most people have never heard of it. I like the dub version more than the sub.

That was me. Yeah, it had a really fascinating concept, it was just too bad it was so monster-of-the-week with no plot development for the whole first half.

I'm most of the way through Patlabor TV now; just a few episodes left to go.

Re: What anime are you watching?

PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:50 am
by Nate
Been keeping up with the Azur Lane anime, which I definitely don't recommend to anyone here.

I have mixed feelings about it. The boats are cute and I enjoy seeing them doing cool stuff. On the other hand, the quality is pretty low. The first episode was fine, but it gradually started declining, and episode 3 set the bar as low as it can go. One scene legit had storyboard images in it which made the scene really confusing to follow. It's apparently because that episode only had one animator working on it; whether they were in a budget crunch and could only afford to have one dude, or whether they wanted to let this guy flex a bit, nobody can say. The animation studio doing it is also apparently fairly new and may not have really understood the demands of a weekly schedule.

Either way, the episodes since episode 3 have been "Fine, mostly" in regards to quality but it's still disappointing to see, especially when it's apparent a lot of love has been put into the series as far as character moments.

At the very least, it's a fun watch for anyone who plays the game. Which I, uh, also don't recommend to anyone here.