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JPKilla
1 year ago#361
Speaking of Iyashikei, the Aria dub kickstarter smashed its stretch goal to dub all of season 2. They say they'll have a special announcement tomorrow, which I hope means they'll add season 3 as a stretch goal. I'm skeptical it'd get hit at this point, but damn would it be nice for them to finish it all in one go. Aria is just such a lovely show and really deserves to hit the expanded dub-only audience.
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JPKilla
1 year ago#362
#73 - Sweetness & Lightning - https://myanimelist.net/anime/32828/Amaama_to_Inazuma

Anime tends to follow fads, and Sweetness & Lightning rode the food porn wave for sure. It was advertised more in the style of 'iyashikei', where a father loses his wife and raises their kid by himself, then in a fit of inspiration decided to learn how to cook proper meals for the two of them. That somber-sweet theme underlies pretty much anything in the series that could be called plot, but a substantial amount of screentime just covers the preparation and cooking of some new dish they tried that week. There's nothing inherently bad with that to be sure, but it took a lot of focus away from the truly good part of the story - a single father trying to make his kid's life better.
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JPKilla
1 year ago#363
#72 - Flying Witch - https://myanimelist.net/anime/31376/Flying_Witch

The Slice of Life genre gets a reputation as shows where nothing happens. As a slice of life enthusiast who has a very different perspective on the genre than the naysayers, even I would have a hard time saying that anything happens in Flying Witch. As a point of reference, my favorite part of the series was when some of the characters decided to visit a well-hidden magical café. This brief café visit took a full two episodes to cover, and those episodes were actually phenomenal. Flying Witch had some flashes of brilliance, but it was largely just a relaxing, uncomplicated, mellow-out sort of show with a solid cast and an interesting setting (I should perhaps also mention I tend to like anime set in rural areas, like Flying Witch is).
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JPKilla
1 year ago#364
#71 - Beautiful Bones: Sakurako's Investigations - https://myanimelist.net/anime/30187/Sakurako-san_no_Ashimoto_ni_wa_s***ai_ga_Umatteiru

This was sold as a murder mystery/CSI sort of deal, and it brought that only inconsistently. There was an episode about halfway through, though, that made me realize that pretty much the entire appeal of this show is Sakurako herself, and even she only got about half the available screentime. So this show bounced between moments of great mystery storytelling with a fantastic detective, then moments of boring mundanity with characters I didn't care about. Still, what it did well, it did really well.
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Jodi11
1 year ago#365
Hey there. I'm here cause JP invited me, but I haven't seen anything new (for me) since Code Geass. As for that series it was an enjoyable watch. I already heard about the train wreck final episodes, so having that knowledge definitely lessened the impact of its terrible-ness on me. A similar effect happened to me when I finally decided to watch SAO. Guess I gotta thank OT every now and then.

I got my friend into watching Kaiji, so I ended up rewatching Season 1 and the first few episodes of Season 2. Unfortunately while I wasn't there my friend straight up marathoned the rest of the season cause he had to know what happened. Kinda happy about that, but kinda wanted to see it too...

And I watched episode 1 of Sakamoto. Geez that stuff's stupid XD
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JPKilla
1 year ago#366
Well, this is more of an anime/manga/American cartoons topic at this point. Tux talks about manga he reads all the time. How far in Log Horizon are you?

I actually hadn't heard that Code Geass' last few episodes were terrible. Good to know, since I was going to try to watch that eventually.

I guess Kaiji has that effect on people. Nothing's stopping you from watching it on your own.


Oh yeah, I guess since my last non-100 updated, I finished Nichijou (fantastically hilarious) and have started Black Lagoon, which is about as Anti-Me as it gets, but the first two episodes were still pretty interesting, so I'll probably stick with it. Basically a boring guy gets scooped up as a hostage to a small mercenary group, then ends up joining their operation. Episode 2 was about how you should fight an attack helicopter with a torpedo.
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Koopa-Dude94
1 year ago#367
I really enjoyed Black Lagoon, as I think I said at some point. Still haven't seen Season 2 though.
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JPKilla
1 year ago#368
#70 - Seitokai Yakuindomo - https://myanimelist.net/anime/8675/Seitokai_Yakuindomo

This was one of the first anime I'd ever seen, and every time I come back to it I like it a little less. I always have to tip my hat to a comedy that genuinely makes me laugh. Granted, this one gets a lot of its laughter from the novelty and shock of a full cast of perverted high school girls. It also draws a lot of humor from puns, which of course are frequently untranslatable. Still, it was funny, and that is something of a rarity for me.
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LightningYoshi
1 year ago#369
My roommate watched through Nichijou, and from what I've seen it looks like a fun watch.

Watched some more episodes of Princess Principal (about four more, bringing me to six completed).

To recap, it's only available through Amazon's Anime Strike, but this is a show I'm enjoying so so much and more. The intro theme is a treat, the fight choreography in episode 5 was excellent - there are many factors at play and the politics and all the motivations and all the different sides are super interesting and the fact that earlier parts of episodes sometimes play an important role in later parts (kinda like in Scooby Doo) makes it really feel like a good mystery.

It's not finished yet, though, which will suck once I finish out the remaining three or so episodes.

Also, it is not lazily animated at all, which is good.

Also! It gets super real sometimes, and while it's not a depressing anime, I'd say, there certainly have been unexpected feels trips.

But it refused.

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JPKilla
1 year ago#370
I think every time you've mentioned Princess Principal, I went to go look at the synopsis again and wasn't particularly intrigued by it. I watched one of the PVs this time, and now I think I might check it out. It's kinda late, but probably not too late to try to catch up.
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