- Dec 18, 2018
What genre would you call Kaguya-sama? Just romance feels wrong for me.
As much as anime fandom seemingly hates the term, it’s a sitcom.
For me, it's a bit more than that because the thing that makes me want to continue watching it is the psychological warfare. My favorite segments by far have been the Kaguya vs Miyuki internal thought process battle ones. If it was really all romcom, I wouldn't last.
Root of Aogiri Tree was great, and TK from ling tosite sigure provides great music. Tokyo Ghoul at its core has a pretty awesome story and its highly emotional. Always how can one not like Hide and Ken Kaneki? Or Mr Sauce and his team. The dorm was pretty fun times.
I think that people just don't like it or feel left out of the discussions if the only form of engagement is over a matter of disagreement given that they seem to be overwhelmed(?) by the criticisms and they don't want to have a deeper discussion on it. Engagement is like half the reason people even bother with a community. There's definitely room as you said and it's why I continue posting here but the extent is up to the individual.I'd like to clarify that there should never be any concern for people who wants to post views that go 'against the grain'. Everyone can post their impressions or views here. I'm not going to attack you just because you like a series I don't. This is always pointless because matters of taste can't be argued. Of course, if you're interested in debating what makes a work successful, or how a series handles representation, or what themes a series is examining - then we may have a more in-depth, more critical discussion because then there's something 'meaty' to talk about. I understand lots of people aren't interested in going that far - they just want to post some impressions of an anime they like and see what other people thought. There's room for all of that here.
At some point, you realize how one-note it is and how unwilling it is to commit to results and it's hard to find any form of excitement. The characters feel alright for the most part, but there's simply no stakes involved to make it even interesting. Manga wise as well, the ecchi elements get ratcheted up further as you go along and gets some torture esque porn up in there, so at that point, you're pretty much there for the lewd shit, because it has nothing else to offer. Considering you can't refund the time you wasted, you might as well do something better with your time.I will say I don't understand why Fairy Tail gets crapped on so much though. As I originally said "a good waste of time if you don't mind fairly standard shonen with a good sound track... sure? " Aka if you want to watch battles and just have some fun it's good. It's not like it's bad at what it does, it just doesn't have the storylines that grip me like FMA or One Piece does. There are a number of series I consider to have a better go of it then Fairy tail, the first 133 eps of naruto or first 60 some episodes of bleach are easily way better to me than the equivelent episodes in fairy tail. But I still watch fairy tail (granted I still need to finish the last season and catch up on the current one) because overall it's enjoyable enough. Best ever, nah, but it's not a series that is just horrible without any good ideas or decent fights.
I dunno, maybe I just can't hide my love for talking cats. And while Natsu and Naruto are equal brands of annoying, Natsu doesn't spend the first half of his series being garbage in a fight. Plus Fairy Tail doesn't have a Sasuke or a Sakura. Yeah, Natsu "saves the day", but Erza accomplishes a lot of victories that are usually total BS. Some which jump the shark even for me.the timeline is totally screwed I will grant you that. The only way the show makes any sense is if it takes place in a reverse hyperbolic time chamber that instead of turning 1 day into a year it turns 100 days into 1 when it comes to aging and progression of characters.
the series has been running for 23 years and officially I think 6 months have passed in the story :P
I also won't disagree that some of the episodic cases get a bit out there, even if they are in general based off actual cases that the creator researches and then redesigns for his manga. I've never claimed the series was perfect, but most of the major arcs that take place are some of the best writing in shounen. They are well planed out, well set up, involve great characters, and lots of intelligent well polished writing. The downside of which is they really don't start paying off until like 200 episodes into the anime lol.
but yeah, don't think I'm trying to say Conan is vastly superior to Fairy Tail. I'm just saying Fairy Tail isn't as good.
For comparison the ratings I gave the shows on MAL
Conan - 9/10
One piece - 10/10
FMA - 10/10
Fairy Tail - 8/10 (first series rating)
I gave the first series of naruto 7/10, though the only reason it is below fairy tail is because of the 80 episodes of filler to end the series.
bleach is a 6/10 (but the first 60 episodes or so are a 9/10)
I prefer My hero academia to both fairy tail and conan though :P
I find Natsu to be equally as annoying as Naruto most of the time.
I like gray, but I got tried of his stripping gag the moment it started so most of the time I'm annoyed with him outside of the combat
Erza is fun, but she is constantly used as a vessel for fan service, and is typically done dirty. The universe constantly tells me she is way stronger than Natsu or Gray, but in almost any given arc it's Natsu who rises up instead of Erza.
I like Lucy as a character, but she is almost always poorly used in the arcs and often is just there having no business being with the rest of them.
Also bleach and naruto don't have Happy. which is a huge plus as far as the main cast goes for those shows because 99% of the time Happy is just annoying.
That being said, Overall I think the cast of fairy tail is indeed more interesting than Naruto or Bleach, just the arcs they are apart in aren't as interesting as the respective primes of those series to me.
you complain about the promised neverland adaption.
you should compare Tokyo Ghoul anime to the manga sometime #_#
This is what I'm looking forward to as well. Antagonists who are not inherently evil make for some of the most interesting confrontations. I hope to see him struggle with the choice of protecting his land and people while being made aware of what an evil person his father is and how he royally fucked over his older brother.Dororo 10
I didn't expect the brothers to meet this early. I guess Tokamaru isn't a bad guy compared to what little we saw of him in the other episodes which is cool. Will be interesting to see what he does when he figures out at what costs his father's lands became the way they are.
Great episode as usual.
if promised neverland is a train-wreck of an adaption, the tokyo ghoul adaption is the nuclear apocalypse. It treats the manga with no respect and changes the lead character from a semi intelligent interesting character to a generic shounen protag in a series that wasn't a shounen series to start with.Root of Aogiri Tree was great, and TK from ling tosite sigure provides great music. Tokyo Ghoul at its core has a pretty awesome story and its highly emotional. Always how can one not like Hide and Ken Kaneki? Or Mr Sauce and his team. The dorm was pretty fun times.
I could never get into the manga cause the art. So I have no first-hand knowledge on if it adapted the manga in a respectable and dignified manner.
Yeah it will be really interesting. These kinds of characters are always cool, especially when you think they are supposed to be a cliché but turn out to be more than that.This is what I'm looking forward to as well. Antagonists who are not inherently evil make for some of the most interesting confrontations. I hope to see him struggle with the choice of protecting his land and people while being made aware of what an evil person his father is and how he royally fucked over his older brother.
this is very disappointing like, I needed him to finally just tell Kakeru he wanted to be his friend and wanted his attention, why they split them up to put him up against this is like saying having Kagekaya suddenly have Kuroo as his rival instead of Oikawa, etc.Running Boys 21
Uh, I'm surprise King is running with Shinji, while Kakeru is going to run with Fujioka. Kinda of a weird choice? The series isn't really focused on sport rivality like other similar series, but Shinji is entirely defined by his dislike for Kakeru and spent like 21 episodes shitting on him.
It's probably the best directed/produced Ikuhara show but the strength of the writing isn't on the level of Utena or Yukikuma IMO.
Nah, she'll spend a lot of time as a fluffy bird monster. She likes pulling wagons!
She'll do both, but yeah that's even a plot point for an episode you aren't on yet. She really enjoys her life as a bird. It's sweet. <3