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Re: What Anime are you currently watching?

Postby kenzo » Jul 9th, 2015 @ 7:56am

Summer. 2015. Read 'em and weep. No really, cry because of how bad this season is.

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Good thing there's great holdovers from last season I'm still watching like Heroic Legend of Arslan, Rinne, Food Wars, Ore Monogatari, and Ninja Slayer.

And also, watching old episodes of City Hunter and Ranma 1/2 and Blue Seed manages to be 1000% better than everything currently airing, so I'll always have that to fall back on.
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Re: What Anime are you currently watching?

Postby dakazu » Jul 10th, 2015 @ 1:23am

Gangsta is pretty good. Deaf samurai Nicholas is played by Tsuda, Kenjirou who is great. Gotta love the voice of Fire Emblem.
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Re: What Anime are you currently watching?

Postby kenzo » Jul 10th, 2015 @ 1:28am

It's actually really awesome that Gangsta portrays someone with a disability pretty realistically (good sign language and wonky voice and all) without it being something that disables the character. Surprisingly progressive and inclusive for an anime.
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Re: What Anime are you currently watching?

Postby dakazu » Jul 10th, 2015 @ 10:56am

The validity of the actual sign language is questionable but agreed. The Manga has Nicholas with a lot more inner dialogue so hopefully we'll see more of that.

BTW the character designs for some characters are ass.
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Re: What Anime are you currently watching?

Postby meDotJS » Jul 10th, 2015 @ 8:25pm

It's a sad turn of events when you're iffy about a NoitaminA mystery thriller.
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Re: What Anime are you currently watching?

Postby kenzo » Jul 11th, 2015 @ 3:49am

I can always count on medot to be a bro and be the only person to appreciate my making these stupid charts.
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Ive talked about it before, but noitaminA is, at best, on probation with me. The past year plus of the timeslot has been complete garbage and completely betrayed the original spirit of the slot. NoitaminA is dying, plain and simple. And I think it's telling that the last few seasons that they reduced the timeslot from an hour to a half hour. RIP noitaminA. You singlehandedly saved anime - for me at least.
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Re: What Anime are you currently watching?

Postby meDotJS » Jul 11th, 2015 @ 8:28am

So the first two episodes of Gangsta were pretty good. I'm iffy about the inclusion of super powers to the show, but hopefully they do something good with them.
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Re: What Anime are you currently watching?

Postby CrossXhunteR » Jul 11th, 2015 @ 9:25am

Watched the first episode Gatchaman Crowds. Pretty boring, but we got a transformation sequence at the end of the episode.
All the "kawaii" shit is really dumb.
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Re: What Anime are you currently watching?

Postby dakazu » Jul 11th, 2015 @ 2:19pm

Prison School is the fucking best

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Re: What Anime are you currently watching?

Postby kenzo » Jul 14th, 2015 @ 1:14am

Two episodes in and I'm liking this Akagami no Shirayukihime show. In some ways, it's a very shojo show with romance and a handsome prince who rides in to save the day. But in other ways it's not. Our titular Snow White is a very strong and competent heroine who can take care of herself, can fight back against baddies, and has practical skills and professional aspirations. It's nice, fluffy, and largely free of typical problematic anime junk.
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Re: What Anime are you currently watching?

Postby Jenn04 » Jul 14th, 2015 @ 3:31am

Rodney and I've been watching Ore Monogatari! lately. It's so gooood!! We just finished episode 6.

inb4 'Jeeennnn finish Eccentric Family! Rodney, finish Cowboy Bebop!' Lol
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Re: What Anime are you currently watching?

Postby kenzo » Jul 14th, 2015 @ 5:32am

Nah, I've given up on you, Jenn. I've come to terms with the fact that you're hella wagamama. :D It's NBD, you'll watch what you want at 'my pace'. At least what you're watching right now is a good show.

Speaking of wagamama-Jenn, talking with Voltic, I talked myself into watching Himouto! Umaru-chan, and I actually really like this stupid show. It's what I imagine Jenn & Rodney's lives are like at home. Except obviously age the characters up, remove the incest implications, replace the hamsters with a cat, and make the characters common-law married.



Your lives are adooooreeableeee! :DD
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Re: What Anime are you currently watching?

Postby kenzo » Jul 14th, 2015 @ 6:57am

Seriously, this is great:

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Re: What Anime are you currently watching?

Postby Jenn04 » Jul 14th, 2015 @ 9:43am

TIL what a wagamama was ;_____;
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Re: What Anime are you currently watching?

Postby Konanda » Jul 14th, 2015 @ 9:49am

? A Swedish man who likes to stream Dota without a shirt on until Twitch started enforcing it as a bannable offence?

http://wiki.teamliquid.net/dota2/Wagamama
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Re: What Anime are you currently watching?

Postby LiQuid » Jul 14th, 2015 @ 12:05pm

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Re: What Anime are you currently watching?

Postby kenzo » Jul 14th, 2015 @ 1:06pm

The MonHun episode of Gintama was pretty godly.
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Re: What Anime are you currently watching?

Postby kenzo » Jul 15th, 2015 @ 4:44am

New info blowout on the new Gundam show starting in the Fall:



I dunno man. PV looks interesting. But literally everything I've read about the show sounds like it's going to blow chunks. Scenario is a mix of all the worst part of the AU Gundams I hate the most, plus some Mars Terraforming bullshit. The Gundam itself is a fucking Mega Man that attaches the weapons and shit from mechs it defeats. And the production staff is probably the least qualified people to make a Gundam show in forever. I'm not too optimistic, but I'll hope against hope anyways because I really like my Gundams.
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Re: What Anime are you currently watching?

Postby kenzo » Jul 16th, 2015 @ 11:07pm

Himouto! Umaru-chan is still lotsa fun.

Here's the show's titular character Jenn wigging out on the floor because soda is just so damn tasty:
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And here's Jenn bugging Rodney because he bought the wrong brand of chips:
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:lol: LOVE this show
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Re: What Anime are you currently watching?

Postby LiQuid » Jul 17th, 2015 @ 12:08am

UGUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
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Re: What Anime are you currently watching?

Postby kenzo » Jul 17th, 2015 @ 12:13am

LiQuid, I think you would identify with Umaru a lot.
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Re: What Anime are you currently watching?

Postby dakazu » Jul 18th, 2015 @ 3:59am

Ushio and Toro seems to be rushing storylines just like the last Ippo season. They could have easily stretched out the painting storyline into 2 episodes.

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Re: What Anime are you currently watching?

Postby kenzo » Jul 19th, 2015 @ 12:30am

I'm finding the pacing of Ushio & Tora to be great right now. I have no frame of reference on how it ought to be but what I'm presented with is narratively sound and entertaining.

That grill is a shit btw. Ai Sunakawa is soooo much better.
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Re: What Anime are you currently watching?

Postby kenzo » Jul 20th, 2015 @ 2:40pm

I talked about this with mumblepeeps but it merits reposting here.

New info about the new Blue Coat Lupin III TV show just came out. It's premiering in Italy on August 29th, it's going to be 26 episodes, and we have the HIGHLARIAOUSE Italian OP already:

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/20 ... led/.90651

:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
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Re: What Anime are you currently watching?

Postby LiQuid » Jul 20th, 2015 @ 2:50pm

You're an idiot.
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Re: What Anime are you currently watching?

Postby kenzo » Jul 20th, 2015 @ 3:09pm

NoU
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Re: What Anime are you currently watching?

Postby Jenn04 » Jul 21st, 2015 @ 9:25am

Rodney probably mentioned before but we watched the first two episodes of Himouto! Umaru-chan. He has trouble getting into it because there isn't really any character to root for. I think it's zany though, and miiiiight watch it on my own hahaha.
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Re: What Anime are you currently watching?

Postby kenzo » Jul 21st, 2015 @ 12:42pm

Jenn04 wrote:Rodney probably mentioned before but we watched the first two episodes of Himouto! Umaru-chan. He has trouble getting into it because there isn't really any character to root for. I think it's zany though, and miiiiight watch it on my own hahaha.
I knew you'd like it Jenn! :mrgreen: If Rodney doesn't want to watch more, just take notes from Umaru-chan on how to get your way!!

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As for Rodney's explanation, I heard from him last night about it, it's weird! How is there nobody to root for?? Root for Onii-san! That some day, his patience and kind-heartedness produces dividends! Root for neighbor-girl, that she might overcome her crippling social anxieties and self-confidence issues! Root for Umaru-chan!!! She's living the life!!! Good for her! :lol:

Wakako-zake is pretty Ok. Is this based off of 4-koma comics or something? It's a little disappointing they couldn't just make like, an entire show on this instead of 3-min shorts. It's nice and relaxing.
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Re: What Anime are you currently watching?

Postby Jenn04 » Jul 23rd, 2015 @ 2:17pm

All up to date on My Love Story!! and Himouto! Umaru-chan - Rodney even watched episode 3!

Both shows had extended sections past the credits this time, though - is the current anime season taking a break for a bit? If so -- gotta find something else to watch until they come back!
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Re: What Anime are you currently watching?

Postby dliu3d » Jul 23rd, 2015 @ 11:08pm

Are you asking for a recommendation?
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