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Anime |OT| Fall 2018 - Puppets Ain't Ever Going Off Model

Oct 25, 2017
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Mecha of the year.
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To start our new era in Era with some proper high quality anime -new Bokuben PV:
If it's bad like it seems, I'll just act like the anime don't exist. The anime designs are so generic compared to the manga and the animation so far is quite stiff. I"ll watch and I'm happy for Tsutsui for the anime but it seems mediocre at best with the pv.

Realised I was missing Tsurezure Children. Started reading the manga. It's so good. The western girl and the sushi gag is killing me. I really want a season 2 of this show.
Yeah, not happening.The anime was a failure and the manga ended in months ago.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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The failing NYTimes listed A Place Further Than The Universe in their best TV shows of 2018. We made it.



A high-spirited, jokey anime series about four teenage girls who join a scientific expedition to Japan’s Antarctic research station might sound like a show with a pretty specific audience. But “A Place,” written by Jukki Hanada and directed by Atsuko Ishizuka, is a funny and moving coming-of-age story that should translate across all boundaries of age or culture. Never mawkish or contrived, it’s an absolutely authentic depiction of how friendship can overcome adolescent anxiety and grief. (Streaming on Crunchyroll.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/03/arts/television/the-best-tv-shows.html

This show has been AOTY since it ended and while there have been some great shows since, it's still AOTY for me.
 
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lol that was interesting:

100 nominations for the Japanese Internet buzzword of 2018 (Netto Ryūkōgo 100) have been announced. The words are chosen based on the page views from Internet pop culture and slang dictionaries Nico Nico Pedia and Pickup Encyclopedia. From those 100 words, a grand prize winner will be selected based on which word had the highest access counter of all.

This year's list of nominations include a number of words related to the Fate franchise, Virtual Youtubers, and other otaku phenomena. A list of words of interest are below:

  • The [email protected] Cinderella Girls
  • Shuichi Akai (Detective Conan character)
  • Azur Lane
  • Abigail Williams (Fate character, not the historical figure)
  • Tōru Amano (Detective Conan character)
  • Undertale
  • Angra Mainyu (Fate character)
  • Unlimited Blade Works (Fate term)
  • Ikiri Honetarō (Japanese fan name for Ainz Ooal Gown from Overlord)
  • Infinite Orphans (fan-created crossover video series on Nico Nico)
  • Kiritsugu Emiya (Fate character)
  • Shirō Emiya (Fate character)
  • Orga Itsuka (Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans character)
  • Kaguya Luna (Virtual Youtuber)
  • Ken Kaneki (Tokyo Ghoul character)
  • Kizuna Ai (Virtual Youtuber)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
  • Gilgamesh (Fate character)
  • Gintama
  • Bowsette
  • SSSS.GRIDMAN
  • Kuroi Nintendō (the dark side of Nintendo; i.e. Nintendo's tendency to slip adult jokes into family friendly games)
  • Golden Kamuy
  • Goblin Slayer
  • Sans (Undertale character)
  • Charlotte Katakuri (One Piece character)
  • Charlotte Linlin (One Piece character)
  • Weekly Shonen Jump
  • Akane Shinjō (SSSS.GRIDMAN character)
  • Android 21 (Dragon Ball FighterZ original character)
  • Scotch (Detective Conan character)
  • Saber (Fate character)
  • DARLING in the FRANXX
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • Rikka Takarada (SSSS.GRIDMAN character)
  • Tsukino Mito (Virtual Youtuber)
  • Deadpool
  • Siro (Virtual Youtuber)
  • Touhou Project
  • Himiko Toga (My Hero Academia character)
  • Doki Doki Literature Club!
  • Shoto Todoroki (My Hero Academia character)
  • Tomarun janēzo ("Don't you ever stop." Quote by Orga Itsuka from Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans)
  • Trafalgar Law (One Piece character)
  • Nora Cat (Virtual Youtuber)
  • Baacharu (Virtual Youtuber)
  • Virtual Noja Loli Kitsunemusume Youtuber Ojisan (Virtual Youtuber)
  • Virtual Youtuber
  • Katsuki Bakugo (My Hero Academia character)
  • Hugtto! Precure
  • Cells at Work!
  • BB (Fate character)
  • Hero course (My Hero Academia term)
  • Hypnosis Mic
  • Fate/Grand Order
  • Ritsuka Fujimaru (Fate character)
  • Rei Furuya (Detective Conan character)
  • Bruno Bucciarati (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure character)
  • Broly (Dragon Ball character)
  • Hellshake Yano (Pop Team Epic sketch)
  • Persona 5
  • My Hero Academia
  • Kirby Star Allies
  • Pop Team Epic
  • Bob Epic Team (Pop Team Epic sketch)
  • Jinpei Matsuda (Detective Conan character)
  • Ultra Instinct (Dragon Ball term)
  • Izuku Midoriya (My Hero Academia character)
  • Mirai Akari (Virtual Youtuber)
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS
  • Ruru Amour (Hugtto! Precure character)
  • Ruru (Precure character)
  • One Piece

The winning word will be announced on December 14. The ceremony will be livestreamed on Niconico.

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/in...or-japanese-internet-buzzword-of-2018/.140029
 
Oct 30, 2017
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Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku [FIN] - This was a lot of fun but it just kinda ended. No wrap up or anything. I doubt it but will we be getting more?
 
Oct 25, 2017
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lol that was interesting:

100 nominations for the Japanese Internet buzzword of 2018 (Netto Ryūkōgo 100) have been announced. The words are chosen based on the page views from Internet pop culture and slang dictionaries Nico Nico Pedia and Pickup Encyclopedia. From those 100 words, a grand prize winner will be selected based on which word had the highest access counter of all.

This year's list of nominations include a number of words related to the Fate franchise, Virtual Youtubers, and other otaku phenomena. A list of words of interest are below:

  • The [email protected] Cinderella Girls
  • Shuichi Akai (Detective Conan character)
  • Azur Lane
  • Abigail Williams (Fate character, not the historical figure)
  • Tōru Amano (Detective Conan character)
  • Undertale
  • Angra Mainyu (Fate character)
  • Unlimited Blade Works (Fate term)
  • Ikiri Honetarō (Japanese fan name for Ainz Ooal Gown from Overlord)
  • Infinite Orphans (fan-created crossover video series on Nico Nico)
  • Kiritsugu Emiya (Fate character)
  • Shirō Emiya (Fate character)
  • Orga Itsuka (Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans character)
  • Kaguya Luna (Virtual Youtuber)
  • Ken Kaneki (Tokyo Ghoul character)
  • Kizuna Ai (Virtual Youtuber)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
  • Gilgamesh (Fate character)
  • Gintama
  • Bowsette
  • SSSS.GRIDMAN
  • Kuroi Nintendō (the dark side of Nintendo; i.e. Nintendo's tendency to slip adult jokes into family friendly games)
  • Golden Kamuy
  • Goblin Slayer
  • Sans (Undertale character)
  • Charlotte Katakuri (One Piece character)
  • Charlotte Linlin (One Piece character)
  • Weekly Shonen Jump
  • Akane Shinjō (SSSS.GRIDMAN character)
  • Android 21 (Dragon Ball FighterZ original character)
  • Scotch (Detective Conan character)
  • Saber (Fate character)
  • DARLING in the FRANXX
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • Rikka Takarada (SSSS.GRIDMAN character)
  • Tsukino Mito (Virtual Youtuber)
  • Deadpool
  • Siro (Virtual Youtuber)
  • Touhou Project
  • Himiko Toga (My Hero Academia character)
  • Doki Doki Literature Club!
  • Shoto Todoroki (My Hero Academia character)
  • Tomarun janēzo ("Don't you ever stop." Quote by Orga Itsuka from Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans)
  • Trafalgar Law (One Piece character)
  • Nora Cat (Virtual Youtuber)
  • Baacharu (Virtual Youtuber)
  • Virtual Noja Loli Kitsunemusume Youtuber Ojisan (Virtual Youtuber)
  • Virtual Youtuber
  • Katsuki Bakugo (My Hero Academia character)
  • Hugtto! Precure
  • Cells at Work!
  • BB (Fate character)
  • Hero course (My Hero Academia term)
  • Hypnosis Mic
  • Fate/Grand Order
  • Ritsuka Fujimaru (Fate character)
  • Rei Furuya (Detective Conan character)
  • Bruno Bucciarati (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure character)
  • Broly (Dragon Ball character)
  • Hellshake Yano (Pop Team Epic sketch)
  • Persona 5
  • My Hero Academia
  • Kirby Star Allies
  • Pop Team Epic
  • Bob Epic Team (Pop Team Epic sketch)
  • Jinpei Matsuda (Detective Conan character)
  • Ultra Instinct (Dragon Ball term)
  • Izuku Midoriya (My Hero Academia character)
  • Mirai Akari (Virtual Youtuber)
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS
  • Ruru Amour (Hugtto! Precure character)
  • Ruru (Precure character)
  • One Piece

The winning word will be announced on December 14. The ceremony will be livestreamed on Niconico.

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/in...or-japanese-internet-buzzword-of-2018/.140029
Nice to see that both Ruru and Ruru Amour made it!

Lack of Aifure saddens me tho.
 
Nov 1, 2017
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Bloom into You 09

Yuu is really falling in love with Touko, but she's not sure whether she wants it. I like them both and hope for the best outcome.

Gridman 09

Nothing is working for Akane. Well that's what you get for doing what you did.

This episode was visually amazing.

Sword Art Online: Alicization 09

Another shitty rapist villain, but otherwise a good episode.
Not sure whether Eugeo made the right choice in the end, but I didn't think he'd say that. Hopefully the backfire won't be really bad.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Bloom into You 09

Yuu is really falling in love with Touko, but she's not sure whether she wants it. I like them both and hope for the best outcome.

Gridman 09

Nothing is working for Akane. Well that's what you get for doing what you did.

This episode was visually amazing.

Sword Art Online: Alicization 09

Another shitty rapist villain, but otherwise a good episode.
Not sure whether Eugeo made the right choice in the end, but I didn't think he'd say that. Hopefully the backfire won't be really bad.
eh, I'm certain that what she did is nothing considering that this isn't the real world and this place is probably just something to heal her much like in danganronpa, with the difference that only her and mayybe yuta are real there

As for sao, prepare for the episode of next week. I don't know what will happen but I heard it'll be quite a episode for various reasons.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Tsurune Episode 7



I live for the shadow clones. Best characters.

Shuu is also nice, Shuu Minato is instantly likeable really and Shuu's personality is like a breath of fresh air, like most shows would have made him act all high and mighty and look down on Minato, but instead he seems concerned, glad, and relieved that he got to see him again and even defends him from people who speak ill of him.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Why all villain in SAO is frigging rapist like come on
I agree with the one from fairy dance but for this one it makes sense and is related to a certain aspect of the story and they're basically minor scrubs and not major villains like him. I agree they aren't good and I don't even think it was the intention but the point itself made there has a objective.

Another thing is that the character don't really do it on the episode. It's more of a abuse of power and not really rape but instead the character telling his page to massage him on the bath in underwear which is abuse on her but also on the system of taboo index and the academy with them making use of loopholes. Which I guess it's basically the point to show how nobles do such things on that world with knownleadble of the rules
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Watched the first episode of Gridman. It felt very 90s with its pacing since it feels like anime nowadays has to bombard you with action from the word go, but this one just has tons of slow build up to an awesome kaiju fight scene.

How long is the show supposed to last?
 
Oct 26, 2017
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BGM:

Oh I forgot, The Disastrous Life of Saiki has some kind of denouement/ final chapter thing airing on 28 of December.

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Thunderbolt Fantasy 10

Evil, bloodthirsty, mind possessing sword gets outeviled and outthirsted by his vessel. Only scenario better than this would be if monk decided that no one but him was worthy of looking at Hime and sequestered himself in the wastelands.

Duck&Bounty Hunter story line is doing absolutely nothing for me so far.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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BGM:

Oh I forgot, The Disastrous Life of Saiki has some kind of denouement/ final chapter thing airing on 28 of December.

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Thunderbolt Fantasy 10

Evil, bloodthirsty, mind possessing sword gets outeviled and outthirsted by his vessel. Only scenario better than this would be if monk decided that no one but him was worthy of looking at Hime and sequestered himself in the wastelands.

Duck&Bounty Hunter story line is doing absolutely nothing for me so far.
hm, 55 to 45 min so they'll basically just make the last arc which reaches the end and skip 30 chapters since those introduce two new characters that appear late on. It's basically to reach the end.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Thunderbolt Fantasy S2 10

Yeah the plotline where Hunting Fox and Enigmatic Gale go "oh you are so dastardly" at each other has probably been the weakest part of this season.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Senryu Girl anime finally??? With this and Kaguya, 2019 will be amazing for comedy anime. Not sure how they'll handle Nanako's poems since she never speaks in the manga. Maybe she'll narrate it to the viewer as if she's speaking?

Either way, hope it's a solid adaptation. I love this series.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Watched the second episode of Gridman and I'm completely hooked.

Akane is legit scary and probably my favourite character.
Akane is the best thing of the anime and also as character. The story is about her in the end


Senryu Girl anime finally??? With this and Kaguya, 2019 will be amazing for comedy anime. Not sure how they'll handle Nanako's poems since she never speaks in the manga. Maybe she'll narrate it to the viewer as if she's speaking?

Either way, hope it's a solid adaptation. I love this series.
So many wsm manga coming in 2019. I also wonder how this will be made in anime considering how she communicate in the manga.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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So many wsm manga coming in 2019. I also wonder how this will be made in anime considering how she communicate in the manga.
Yup. I've heard good things about the Kitsune manga as well. I welcome all the fluff.

Speaking of fluff, shout out to Doga Kobo for keeping Anima Yell! wholesome. An anime about cheerleading could have been prime lewd material but instead they exercised self control and kept things goofy.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Yup. I've heard good things about the Kitsune manga as well. I welcome all the fluff.

Speaking of fluff, shout out to Doga Kobo for keeping Anima Yell! wholesome. An anime about cheerleading could have been prime lewd material but instead they exercised self control and kept things goofy.
I mean, they couldn't do that to anima yell when the manga don't have those scenes,only if they invented some scenes . For most of their adaptations they try to maintain the spirit and what was made on the manga but with animation and overall directing and the same is happening here as well. It's why manga from kirara, kirara max and kirara carat should all be on doga kobo. lol but well, at least doga kobo and houbunsha know that considering that the majority of the adaptations on the kirara line go to them. It's their forte, even with manga from other magazine but with similar spirit. It's why they're one of my favorite studios out there since the series that go to them to be adapted are so identified with them.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Slime 10

I think I'm gonna stop watching this show and binge the rest when it's done. It's too good and every episode feels like they're 5 minutes long.

I wonder if the Lizardmen will become hot lizardpeople when they get named. Gabiru still looks super lizardy though. The ogres kinda looked cooler before they became more human like.

"Oppai bijin" made me laugh way harder than it should have.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Just saw something interesting on the sub of slime. It's about how the anime came to exist. A guy made a summary of a interview in megami magazine

Below is just the start of the interviews published in the November edition (October releases) of Megami magazine:

Mr. Sugimoto (Anime Producer from Bandai Namco Arts).

“How did it all started”: Sugimoto is a follower of the monthly manga of this series. He enjoys the manga (feels like a shounen manga), and often thought it would be even better if presented in anime format. He later learns the manga is an adaptation itself based on the Light Novel series, and originally was a Web Novel published on the web.

He, such as many others here, couldn’t wait and wanted to know ahead so he decided to read both LN & WN versions, and again like many, got hooked and finished all the materials available.

He was captivated by the series that takes the standard of “climbing of success”, while oftentimes also breaks away from the standard norm, and packs with enough enjoyable elements that should guarantee to be interesting when viewed in anime.

With this in mind he went ahead and draft the plan for an anime adaptation. —end of summary—

The interviews are very long and involved many staffs from all parties which I am not planning to summarize them all, so basic versions only:

1) Sugimoto wanted to watch an anime of this and he is in a position for this so he “went ahead and do it”. He approached Koudansha for anime adaptation with manga as source material. 8-bit got involved with the anime production.

2) 8-bit anime directors Kikuchi and assistant director Nakayama are also a fan of the manga, and like Sugimoto, they read ahead and got hooked (saw it coming haa). When they first met the LN author Fuse at project commission meeting, Fuse gave the OK and the only wish was they proceed with respect. Fuse (and MitzVah) originally didn’t plan to be involved in the anime adaptation.

4) Sugimoto, Kikuchi, and Nakayama took Fuse’s word in mind and after discussions on what/how to adopt, they decided both the manga and LN have their own merits so why not do a merge of both manga and LN for a faithful adaptation of the series.

5) In the end all parties agreed and Fuse, Kawakami, and MitzVah all got involved early in the production for storyboard, designs and finalizing the scripts. The staffs were amazed by Fuse being so well prepared on short notice with all the answers to any questions they had regarding the story and scripts. Fuse did jokingly“blame” this is one of the reasons he still hasn’t started the draft for volume 14 (back in October).

Due to this, the anime itself list the manga as source material (no question here as mentioned within the interview in the part with the manga and LN editors). The production committee also list the LN as the “novelized source material” as a fact that the anime being a merge of both.

Based on the above and the current pace of the anime I believe the anime will not go further than what is adapted in the manga as Koudansha’s editor is the main overseer regarding source adaptation. Micromagazine’s editor mainly act as agent/ middleman for Fuse (maybe for MitzVah as well for this case, not sure).

Fuse kinds of said this himself via a short story he published on his author page regarding Rimuru planning the anime adaptation to advertise Tempest. In the story Rimuru sadly informs someone introduced in LN vol. 5 that he will not be appearing in this adaptation. That character took critical damage but still insist to find a way to “sneek in” to be with his beloved lord, which is why you see him in official anime designs and merchandises.

Fuse also mentioned the opening of anime kind of lied with some characters won’t show up in person in this adaptation. Hey, at least there is hope for S2 when the manga gets there.
https://www.reddit.com/r/TenseiSlim...ime_adoption_started/?st=JP8YULNP&sh=aca3279b
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Its been awhile tho.. so Im kinda surprised we not hear anything new about Haikyuu anime.

Maybe in first half of new year we hear announcement?
 
Aug 24, 2018
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Kimi to Boku 08-11- This show just keeps getting better and better! I wish there were more. It's a shame they spent so much time in the first few episodes trying to slowly build up the characters, when the scenarios are just way better now.

Iroduku 09- Show's starting to pick up. It's doing a lot better job juggling the time travel, magic, color blindness, and high school romance balls without dropping any, though it's odd how late into the season it's doing that. This feels like a 1 season show too.
I'd like a second, I believe.


The failing NYTimes listed A Place Further Than The Universe in their best TV shows of 2018. We made it.





https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/03/arts/television/the-best-tv-shows.html

This show has been AOTY since it ended and while there have been some great shows since, it's still AOTY for me.

Show deserves it. When I visited Japan earlier this year, I heard the OP song everywhere.

Show was great, but I was really hoping something else of similar quality would come out. Besides it, all of my favorite shows I watched this year are form other years.
 
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I mean, they couldn't do that to anima yell when the manga don't have those scenes,only if they invented some scenes . For most of their adaptations they try to maintain the spirit and what was made on the manga but with animation and overall directing and the same is happening here as well. It's why manga from kirara, kirara max and kirara carat should all be on doga kobo. lol but well, at least doga kobo and houbunsha know that considering that the majority of the adaptations on the kirara line go to them. It's their forte, even with manga from other magazine but with similar spirit. It's why they're one of my favorite studios out there since the series that go to them to be adapted are so identified with them.
Yeah I'm glad they didn't decide to deviate from the tone with the property.

My only beef with Anima Yell is that one of the girls should have had black or green hair. 3 girls with reddish hair throws off the balance!

i don't dislike it, it's just not catching

i watched yuru camp that same season and absolutely loved it, so i dunno what it is about Universe that's turning me off.
They're totally different shows. Yuru Camp is a cozy CGDCT while Antarctica is a coming of age drama with some comedy. If you aren't into it by the end of episode 4, it probably isn't for you and thats cool. I still think its worth finishing though.

Yet another Doga Kobo show that is neither Nozaki-kun nor Love Lab.

Why are we still here? Just to suffer?
Ugh don't remind me :|

Maybe if we believe hard enough, we'll get Love Lab S2 one day. One day...

Show deserves it. When I visited Japan earlier this year, I heard the OP song everywhere.

Show was great, but I was really hoping something else of similar quality would come out. Besides it, all of my favorite shows I watched this year are form other years.
The OP and ED are so good. The acoustic version of the ED is amazing.

Have you been watching Bloom Into You? I haven't seen the anime yet but the source material is quality.