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Re: What anime are you watching?

Postby Kaori » Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:05 am

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.)
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Re: What anime are you watching?

Postby ClaecElric4God » Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:31 am

Finished Fruits Basket and it was super cute. Once the remake is finished I'll probably watch that too. :lol:
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Re: What anime are you watching?

Postby MightiMidget » Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:46 pm

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.
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Re: What anime are you watching?

Postby Lady Arianrod » Wed May 08, 2019 9:53 pm

I enjoyed LWA too.

I'm currently watching My Hero Academia. I love it!
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Re: What anime are you watching?

Postby Lady Arianrod » Wed May 29, 2019 10:07 pm

I finished My Hero Academia Season 2. I just started watching the Fruits Basket reboot. I am loving it so far!
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Re: What anime are you watching?

Postby shooraijin » Thu May 30, 2019 4:23 pm

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.
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Re: What anime are you watching?

Postby MangaRocks! » Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:07 am

^ 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: )

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Re: What anime are you watching?

Postby shooraijin » Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:37 am

Well, then, actually finishing the story is a plus! :thumb:
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Re: What anime are you watching?

Postby agasfas » Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:53 pm

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
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Re: What anime are you watching?

Postby Nate » Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:13 am

Anyone who isn't watching Star Twinkle Precure is living their life wrong.
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Re: What anime are you watching?

Postby Derek_Is_Me » Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:20 pm

Currently watching Shield Hero and AoT. Not bad stuff. Highly recommend.
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Re: What anime are you watching?

Postby SierraLea » Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:13 am

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!
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Re: What anime are you watching?

Postby TheAlbinoMoose » Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:46 pm

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 :^)
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Re: What anime are you watching?

Postby SierraLea » Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:03 am

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!
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Re: What anime are you watching?

Postby Sennin » Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:39 am

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.
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Re: What anime are you watching?

Postby Kaori » Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:27 pm

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.
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Re: What anime are you watching?

Postby Nate » Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:50 am

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.
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Re: What anime are you watching?

Postby Sammy Boy » Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:58 am

Just finished watching I Want To Eat Your Pancreas.

Slightly cliche, but emotional and touching in a number of ways. I cried!
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Re: What anime are you watching?

Postby Lady Arianrod » Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:39 pm

shooraijin wrote: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.


Sorry for the delay! I enjoyed the original series too. I just am glad that they are going to follow the manga, although I enjoy how the original series adapted it too.
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Re: What anime are you watching?

Postby Lady Arianrod » Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:41 pm

Also, I have been watching Violet Evergarden. I might check out Golden Kamuy next.
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Re: What anime are you watching?

Postby Miyaya » Sun Dec 20, 2020 11:08 am

Is this website still alive? I am obsessed with Naruto and Hunter x Hunter and will probably rewatch them soon. Just recently finished Dr. Stone.
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Re: What anime are you watching?

Postby Kaori » Thu Dec 24, 2020 3:54 pm

Welcome. I lurk around fairly frequently these days, and there are a few others.

Your post reminded me there is actually an anime I watched recently: Porco Rosso. Really excellent, and definitely a movie adult viewers will get more out of than children. Glad I finally got around to watching it.
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Re: What anime are you watching?

Postby Rusty Claymore » Sun Feb 07, 2021 3:41 pm

Anyone else think Cells at Work Code Black couldn't have come out at a better time?
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Re: What anime are you watching?

Postby Kaori » Sun Feb 07, 2021 6:43 pm

My first time ever hearing of it, but I just glanced at the wiki, and it sounds pretty fascinating.

So is it pretty good?

In the meantime, since I last posted I watched another anime movie, the Makoto Shinkai film Your Name. Another extremely well-done movie. I also thought, やっぱり、Shinkai Makoto is one of those people who keeps coming back to the same theme over and over again. I can kind of relate, though.
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Re: What anime are you watching?

Postby Rusty Claymore » Sun Feb 07, 2021 7:06 pm

Kaori wrote:So is it pretty good?

Well, I haven't watched much past episode one, as it is a current season release on Funi, but soon to be on Crunchy as well. The first show, simply Cells at Work, was an awesome depiction of the crazy complexity of the human immune system. So I imagine the Code Black will deliver the same level of content. So far it has.

I agree Your Name was pretty spectacular. Did you watch Weathering with You? (I scrolled back a bit but didn't see anything.) The movie's direction and message went a way I did not expect, but the surprise was pleasant.
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Re: What anime are you watching?

Postby Kaori » Mon Feb 08, 2021 2:24 pm

I haven't watched Weathering with You yet. I had a friend recommend it to me, but she also mentioned that there was a cameo of one of the characters of Your Name in Weathering with You--and I've seen all of Makoto Shinkai's films prior to Your Name--so I thought I'd go in order.

Weathering with You is on my short list of anime movies I'd like to see when I get around to it, though.
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Re: What anime are you watching?

Postby ClosetOtaku » Mon Mar 08, 2021 5:42 am

Today I realized I made the second post to this forum, way back in 2004. The first post was made by a fellow who hasn't been seen since 2005. So I guess I'm the legacy poster. Woo-hoo. I do notice that, of all of the posters who continue to post here, many joined way back in 2004/2005. That is amazing. I suppose it just goes to show, some of us never have outgrown anime. I don't know if that's good or bad. I think it's good. Society may think otherwise.

My current obsession is Wonder Egg Priority. I am also keeping up with Attack on Titan, Horimiya, The Promised Neverland, Higurashi (the new series), and So I"m a Spider - So What? I also completed the Tonikawa first season but am up to speed with the manga -- likewise with Rent A Girlfriend, S1 done, manga read weekly.

Glad to see many of you are still around.
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Re: What anime are you watching?

Postby Dazaifan91 » Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:38 am

I am watching so I am a spider so what, kaiji, zombie land saga, Tokyo revengers, akagi, fist of the North Star, and golden kamuy currently.
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Re: What anime are you watching?

Postby Kaori » Sun Apr 18, 2021 11:23 am

@ClosetOtaku: I kept meaning to stop by and say hello, though now that more than a month has gone by I'm not sure you'll see this. >.> But it is good to see you around.

Animation has always appealed to me more than live action. I'm not sure why, but maybe it's the visual simplicity, or digging deeper, maybe the way that when you're not tied to photorealism, you can express things visually in a more symbolic or metaphoric way (art and literature that express things symbolically, rather than striving for visual realism or psychological realism, also appeal to me a lot).

So, I guess for a lot of us who like animation (for whatever reason), it's appealing to be able to watch something that's animated, but not meant for kids. Or, there are some titles that even though they're meant to be watchable by children, adults will understand them more and get more out of them. A Japanese friend was recently mentioning an anime to me that was like that (I think it was Kamen Rider), and commenting that it was made that way so that parents watching with their kids could enjoy it. But Porco Rosso also comes to mind as being the same way--a child can probably enjoy it, but I think you have to be an adult to understand it.

Then there's also the Japanese cultural atmosphere and way of thinking; I was recently rereading a few volumes of Vampire Princess Miyu, and this came out to me way more strongly than when I first read them (because I have a better understanding of the culture now than I did then).

. . . I haven't actually watched any anime since I last posted in here, though, only reminisced to myself about how much I enjoyed the Vampire Princess Miyu anime (TV series) and the subtle creepiness of its last few episodes. And a friend has been telling me I must see Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, so I suppose I'll get around to that sometime. And Weathering with You. [/OT]
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Re: What anime are you watching?

Postby ClaecElric4God » Sat May 01, 2021 1:28 am

Every child and half of the adults I know are obsessed with Kimetsu. I mean, it's not a bad show, but I can't really identify what makes it soar so drastically above the ranks of other anime of its time.

Just finished A Certain Scientific Accelerator. Aaahhhh, I loved that show. Gave me so much to think about. It felt really rushed and kind of cramped, though, and doesn't really hold its own as a stand alone anime. But with the background of A Certain Magical Index I found it very enjoyable. SPOILER: Highlight text to read: I just love the way they gave Accelerator character growth while somehow keeping his villainous character in tact. I usually hate when moral lines are blurred, but I think Accelerator is the most beautiful depiction of an antihero I've encountered yet.

Also finally got a chance to watch Clannad after 8 years of promising to do so. I couldn't find it anywhere forever, then it showed up on Netflix. So many tears. The epitome of bittersweet. Loved it and hated it and loved it again.
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