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Re: Good anime
« Reply #240 on: September 06, 2017, 07:34:13 PM »
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Re: Good anime
« Reply #241 on: September 10, 2017, 12:05:08 PM »
Decided to catch up on some anime this weekend and ended up binge watching the first three episodes of One-Punch Man. I wasn't impressed by the 2015 FCBD issue of the manga but the anime is pretty enjoyable. It's basically a parody of the superhero and Seinen genres. I think the use of the humor works well and there's tons of over-the-top action scenes.

Also recently I started watching the second season of Attack on Titan last weekend. It pretty much starts out with all hell breaking loose and introduces a new type of Titan.

I've also been enjoying Lupin the Third Part IV which is pretty much the same as the earlier series I remember watching on Adult Swim back-in-the-day, which I think was part II.

Adult Swim also started reairing episodes of Outlaw Star which I only vaguely remember. I'm not a huge fan of the art style but it seems interesting enough. Anyone familiar with this series?
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Re: Good anime
« Reply #242 on: September 10, 2017, 03:58:49 PM »
Apparently Fathom events is going to be showing Spirited Away for a limited time in movie theaters. I've never seen it but I've heard so many good things.


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Re: Good anime
« Reply #243 on: September 10, 2017, 04:05:23 PM »
They've been doing a whole Studio Ghibli thing all summer. I haven't made it to any of them, and they're all on my must-watch-someday list, but I hear they're all fantastic. Maybe I'll try to make it to the last two.

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Re: Good anime
« Reply #244 on: September 11, 2017, 11:25:02 AM »
Been many years since I've seen Outlaw Star, but I still have those DVD sets sitting somewhere. I remember it being pretty fascinating throughout. I always imagined that Joss Whedon got his Firefly inspiration from a combo of it and Cowboy Bebob, but Outlaw Star has a lot more of a Star Warsy mysticism to it.
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Re: Good anime
« Reply #245 on: November 12, 2017, 05:30:55 PM »
Me and a friend are slowly going through the new Dragonball series.  The show is strangely more fun when it steps away from world shaking fights and is just a hang-out show for super-powered martial artists.

Also watching Assassination Classroom, a show about junior high students trying to murder their teacher to save the world.  Try getting that idea to fly in the U.S.  Despite what sounds like a dark premise is actually a very upbeat and positive show about the relationships between the students who everyone else forgot and a teacher who cares about them... and is also a big, multi-tentacled monster with a bulbous smiley-face head.  In many ways, even though the premise is nuts, it feels a bit like an old-fashioned anime series.  Unfortunately, that also means it doesn't do the best job with its female characters.  But despite that it's pretty enjoyable and zany.

Apparently, they also made a live action movie, but I don't know how it turned out.

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Re: Good anime
« Reply #246 on: November 17, 2017, 10:22:59 AM »
I'm about halfway through rewatching Samurai Champloo which is the first time I've seen it in well over a decade. It holds up really well and I forgot how hip-hop influenced it was. Shame it's only a 26 episode run but still that's a nice chunk of binge watching.

I finished watching the season 1 finale of One-Punch Man and the series definitely made my top 10 favorite anime list. I'm not sure where exactly it ranks but I'll have to dig out my old list and revise it. Anyone read the manga? Is it an ongoing that passes up the anime story? I would definitely be interesting is reading ahead. How close to the anime is it?

I finished season 2 of Attack on Titan last week without realizing it. I kind of sucks that there are only 12 episodes but they were all pretty high quality and the story arc this season is pretty chaotic.

I watched the first episode of My Hero Academia and liked it. It does a pretty good job with set up and world building for a pilot and seems like it will have a good bit of rewatchabilty. Looking forward to more of the characters with interesting quirks like the one superhero looked like a super sentai ranger with Groot powers.

I also started watched another anime series on Adult Swim On Demand called Dimension W. The premise, world building and technology are all interesting but I'm not sure I'm really feeling it quite yet.

There's an anime series I watched within the last couple of years and enjoyed but can't remember the name of. The premise is that a sort of would-be mad scientist and his friends develop a method of time travel involving putting a cellphone in a microwave. There's some kind of mysterious organization in the background but I don't remember much else. Does that sounds familiar to anyone?
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Re: Good anime
« Reply #247 on: November 23, 2017, 11:39:20 AM »
If this hasn't been mentioned already (I'm not combing through 17 pages of posts), you should absolutely watch: Kimi no Na Wa aka Your Name. This a fantastic movie.


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Re: Good anime
« Reply #248 on: November 24, 2017, 11:30:36 AM »
I didn't mention it hear, but I did mention it in the Recently Watched thread last week. And it is very good.

In other news: Devilman Crybaby.  I'm not a big fan of the Devilman franchise in general, but this is directed by Masaaki Yuasa, who is an amazing director.  Recently, I saw Ping Pong the Animation which is a perfect mix of the source materials down-to-Earth storytelling and characters mixed with fantastic trippy visuals.  He also guest directed an episode of Adventure Time that was pretty great.

This time, it's an adaptation of Go Nagai's super-violent Devilman manga.  Violent story-telling is not what I come to expect from Yuasa, so I'm curious how this series is going to turn out.

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Re: Good anime
« Reply #249 on: December 02, 2017, 11:34:43 PM »
I can't say I'm impressed by the first episode of Black Clover as it aired on Toonami tonight. The ending was kind of interesting though. I'll probably watch a couple episodes at least before I decide whether or not to stick with it.  Has anyone else watched it and does it get better?
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Re: Good anime
« Reply #250 on: December 05, 2017, 10:12:47 AM »
Black Clover kind of has a bad rep.  My friend likes it, though despite its problems.  But it is a sort of Naruto-esque series that might have been released a little too early and is trying to draw out it's manga plot quite a bit.

Meanwhile, me and a friend have been watching Dragonball Super.  Dubbed, for nostalgia's sake.  With the franchise at about 33 years old, it feels relatively mellow.  But that's OK, since it's just kind of fun to see these characters hang out.  Nonetheless, the pacing is a bit slow, someone that was perfect in the wonderfully silly "Battle of Gods" movie that this first story arc was based on.


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Re: Good anime
« Reply #251 on: December 08, 2017, 08:21:46 PM »
I just picked up Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood a few days ago for an excellent price and was watching a whole bunch of episodes today. While it's definitely better than the original series, there are a lot of songs from the original series I wish they would have used in Brotherhood, like "Melissa", "Ready Steady go" and "Tobira No Mukuo"(to the other side of the door).


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Re: Good anime
« Reply #252 on: January 02, 2018, 07:12:20 PM »
After enjoying Assassination Classroom, me and a friend decided to check out Koro Sensei Quest, a wacky spin-off.  It was abysmal.  My friend loves little chibi characters and Dragon Quest references, but the complete lameness of the humour made us switch it off after two painful episodes.

Then we started watching Kado: The Right Answer, which so far seems pretty interesting.  I'm not sure whether you can call this "hard sci-fi" but it certainly has a similar tone in the soberness that most of the series has.  The premise is that a giant glowing cube engulfs the tarmac of the Haneda Airport, including a passenger plane with 251 people.  Scientists do what they can but are baffled until a strangely dressed man and a government negotiator exit.  The man reveals that he is an alien from a higher level universe and he basically wants to give humanity all of their gifts.  However, promising to quickly advance society and create a post-scarcity society has it's own challenges.

It is possible that there will be a turn where the alien is more of a threat (it is implied that he doesn't have our concept of good and evil), but so far, it seems to be about negotiating the realities of planning to advance humanity in a small amount of time.  The latter makes for more interesting storytelling possibilities and challenges to me and though it miss the mark or just forget to be interesting, the first four episodes have been interesting enough.


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Re: Good anime
« Reply #253 on: February 04, 2018, 07:24:05 AM »
Finished Kado.  It... takes an odd tonal turn.  It starts off being a very sedate series about the world being given the gift to advance at a very quick pace and the challenges that comes with it.  Then, in the last four episodes it takes a turn that makes it feel like a weird mix of Dragonball and Doctor Who.  I'd say the whole thing is actually still good (though I totally understand people being put off by the show's tonal pivot) but it feels so weird for the show take SUCH a direction.

Me and a friend recently started Haikyu!, an anime about volleyball.  It certainly doesn't re-invent the wheel or do much to subvert the genre, but it has great animation and likable characters, so I'm pretty much in.

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