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Anime |OT| Winter 2019 - Stand with the Mob or Stand with your Friends

Oct 27, 2017
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I will forever be thankful for Fate because if I didn't go to that theater and silence my phone, I probably would have saw some horrible shit on twitter. Movie was very good btw but I'm not thinking about that right now.
 
Nov 1, 2017
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Another Isekai LN adaptation, another series that originally began as web novel in Shousetsuka ni Narou until it was acquired by a publisher (Media Factory, from Kadokawa).

This one from what I heard is pretty good tho I still need to read it. From what I heard, the entire series is about the protagonist being reborn and you see the entire life of him from being a child, to teenager, to young adult and then adult. It also has a pretty good development as he begins as a bad person and gradually goes to be a good one. Something like that.

I've read the first volume, it was fine.
Don't expect the protagonist to be an actual decent person or anything.
 
Oct 25, 2017
12,604
Brazil
I've read the first volume, it was fine.
Don't expect the protagonist to be an actual decent person or anything.
If they don't make it like 24 episodes, that will be very bad as from what I know, the development of the character and many things only gets on later on. The beginning mostly shows his bad parts.

There's also the thing tht Mushoku is basically one of the first Isekai titles and that basically influenced all of the others that came after it in 2012 still in the boom of Isekai in Narou so in some ways, it'll be viewed as quite generic as some tropes were in other titles
 
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Oct 27, 2017
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Mushoku is pretty much the grandfather of modern Isekai, and is still years later considered to be the best one, if not one of the best. Its also the most popular one in Japan and has been for its entire history. I can't even imagine what kind of nightmare its going to be adapting this though. You'd need at least en entire year worth of episodes to tell the story.
 
Oct 25, 2017
12,604
Brazil
Mushoku is pretty much the grandfather of modern Isekai, and is still years later considered to be the best one, if not one of the best. Its also the most popular one in Japan and has been for its entire history. I can't even imagine what kind of nightmare its going to be adapting this though. You'd need at least en entire year worth of episodes to tell the story.
Yeah, from what I could get, It's been up there on Narou ranking for years. And yeah, the staff will have a huge difficult to adapt it with what I saw. The best thing would be for this series to be a long-running.
 
Nov 1, 2017
481
If they don't make it like 24 episodes, that will be very bad as from what I know, the development of the character and many things only gets on later on. The beginning mostly shows his bad parts.

There's also the thing tht Mushoku is basically one of the first Isekai titles and that basically influenced all of the others that came after it in 2012 still in the boom of Isekai in Narou so in some ways, it'll be viewed as quite generic as some tropes were in other titles
The web novel literally starts with the main character who's like 40 saying he missed his parents' funeral because he was busy masturbating to uncensored loli hentai so...
 
Oct 28, 2017
456
My Love Story!! Episode 17

Wasn’t expecting an episode to focus more on the side characters than Takeo and Yamato but I liked it regardless. Nice to see other characters getting into relationships outside of the main one. And as much as I like them Takeo and Yamato suck at being matchmakers, Suna is a lot better in that regard.
And I find it pretty funny that Kurihara and Nanako were dating for not even a day and already kissed before Yamato and Takeo.

I forgot this got an anime adaption, fan of the manga so I’ll give it watch one of these days.
Make sure you watch the dub, ushios voice is HYPE
 
Oct 25, 2017
12,604
Brazil
The web novel literally starts with the main character who's like 40 saying he missed his parents' funeral because he was busy masturbating to uncensored loli hentai so...
Ouch. Well, people did say to me that he's terrible in the beginning but gets development to slowly gets better through the story for many of his worst aspects so I'll believe in it.And I think I'll give it a try later on to see how it is.
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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'character development' narratives are always interesting to me because to really succeed a character still needs at their core to be likable, or at least vaguely able to be empathised with, even before they grow up to become a not garbage piece of shit. It's always fascinating to me to see which characters manage it and which don't.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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'character development' narratives are always interesting to me because to really succeed a character still needs at their core to be likable, or at least vaguely able to be empathised with, even before they grow up to become a not garbage piece of shit. It's always fascinating to me to see which characters manage it and which don't.
I believe "vaguely able to be empathised with" takes much more priority over the likeable part. The World Ends With You is commonly cited for its great character development, when it initially stars an angsty misanthrope who wears oversized headphones to block out the world.
 
Oct 27, 2017
235
Over the last 2 nights I rewatched the 3 Rebuild Eva movies and god I still believe how much I fucking hate that 3rd movie.

those first two tho goddamn thats good anime
 
Oct 25, 2017
9,592
Another Isekai LN adaptation, another series that originally began as web novel in Shousetsuka ni Narou until it was acquired by a publisher (Media Factory, from Kadokawa).

This one from what I heard is pretty good tho I still need to read it. From what I heard, the entire series is about the protagonist being reborn and you see the entire life of him from being a child, to teenager, to young adult and then adult. It also has a pretty good development as he begins as a bad person and gradually goes to be a good one. Something like that.

Wow, they're finally adapting this. Kinda looking forward to it.

Be warned though, the main character starts off as a real piece of shit. Like, an actual piece of shit.

The main character's an actual pedophile. In the web novel, we're first introduced to him jacking it to uncensored loli porn(changed to uncensored adult porn in the LN). He also states at one point he was taking voyeur shots of his 10 year old nieces when they would stay over, though that also got cut from even the web novel eventually. After he's reincarnated, we see him hit on a 40 year old loli character, get overjoyed at getting a 8 year old girlfriend, say that his 12 year old cousin is within his "strike range" and so forth. I'm interested in seeing the reaction on here if they keep some of this stuff in. They kinda can't avoid some of it considering it's a harem.

The thing is that it's one of the more interesting isekais I've seen/read despite the main character being a piece of shit. They acknowledge he's a piece of shit (somewhat) who gets character development over time, and the world building is actually pretty fantastic. It's one of the most thought out isekai worlds I've seen. That and like Nemesis said, you see him grow up from being a baby/toddler (who keeps his memories of the previous world) to being a full adult over the course of the whole series. It's an interesting premise, though him being a kid with the mind of a 40 year old lends itself to the problems I stated with the MC in the spoiler.
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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i read two or three volumes of mushoku years ago, put it down because it was incredibly boring. the mc was the kind of bland that i don't like

a lot like the slime mc

i don't remember any of that stuff being in the ln though
 
Oct 25, 2017
9,592
i read two or three volumes of mushoku years ago, put it down because it was incredibly boring. the mc was the kind of bland that i don't like

a lot like the slime mc

i don't remember any of that stuff being in the ln though
Some stuff was changed from the web novel to the light novel as mentioned, so yeah. But even then, some of the stuff I mentioned still happens in the manga (which is based off the LN).


It'll mostly be just a "wait and see" with what's adapted and what not.

Still looking forward to it. I used to be a big fan a few years back. Not even sure how this will be adapted. I can't see anything other than 24 episodes and even then, that's not enough time to get to the point where he actually really starts to grow as a character.
 
Oct 26, 2017
506
Mob Psycho 100 II 10
While I definitely enjoyed the highlights of animation sprinkled throughout this episode, I can't help but feel that this is Mob on autopilot. Claw worked well in the first season because they initially seemed like a terrifying threat, but when the reality of what the were hits, they become the victims of comedic slapstick. That reversal was quite fun, but it's a gag you can only really do once. Seeing as we're revisiting Claw now but with how much has changed for Mob and friends, Claw needs to adapt into a more demanding force or we'd just end up with a more embarrassing sequence than at the end of season one. But the moment you try to make us take Claw seriously again, the series stops being a comedy with shounen battle elements and just turns into a shounen battle series. And without Mob's hilariously deadpan reaction to the situations around him, it's left to the supporting cast, most of whom I barely remember, to carry things here and most of them just don't cut it. They may be worried because they aren't as powerful as Mob, but because I as the viewer am not particularly concerned for a large number of them (and the show doesn't make a point of knocking off cast members regularly) this amounts to little more than gorgeous filler. I do hope there's some decent payoff the way there was at the end of the Claw arc in season one, but as flashy as this stuff is right now, it's rather dull to see it play out so straight-faced.
 
Oct 26, 2017
604
Mob Psycho 100 II 10
While I definitely enjoyed the highlights of animation sprinkled throughout this episode, I can't help but feel that this is Mob on autopilot. Claw worked well in the first season because they initially seemed like a terrifying threat, but when the reality of what the were hits, they become the victims of comedic slapstick. That reversal was quite fun, but it's a gag you can only really do once. Seeing as we're revisiting Claw now but with how much has changed for Mob and friends, Claw needs to adapt into a more demanding force or we'd just end up with a more embarrassing sequence than at the end of season one. But the moment you try to make us take Claw seriously again, the series stops being a comedy with shounen battle elements and just turns into a shounen battle series. And without Mob's hilariously deadpan reaction to the situations around him, it's left to the supporting cast, most of whom I barely remember, to carry things here and most of them just don't cut it. They may be worried because they aren't as powerful as Mob, but because I as the viewer am not particularly concerned for a large number of them (and the show doesn't make a point of knocking off cast members regularly) this amounts to little more than gorgeous filler. I do hope there's some decent payoff the way there was at the end of the Claw arc in season one, but as flashy as this stuff is right now, it's rather dull to see it play out so straight-faced.
Some of the new Claw members look interesting though, the Blind guy and the Umbrella guy at least. Of course there's the boss himself. I'm not too concerned about them from a 'power level' point of view nor an ideological point of view, which will provide some amusement but it's a side dish compared to the main course i.e. how Mob or his team brings about a change to them, the show is clearly not looking for lives to be lost if episode 9 was any indicator or physical/psychological battles to be won.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,998
Another Isekai LN adaptation, another series that originally began as web novel in Shousetsuka ni Narou until it was acquired by a publisher (Media Factory, from Kadokawa).

This one from what I heard is pretty good tho I still need to read it. From what I heard, the entire series is about the protagonist being reborn and you see the entire life of him from being a child, to teenager, to young adult and then adult. It also has a pretty good development as he begins as a bad person and gradually goes to be a good one. Something like that.

completely forgot about this series. read quite a bit of it (up to the MTL parts at the time and it got hard to follow by then), will be curious to see how the adaptation goes
 
Feb 21, 2019
66
Some stuff was changed from the web novel to the light novel as mentioned, so yeah. But even then, some of the stuff I mentioned still happens in the manga (which is based off the LN).


It'll mostly be just a "wait and see" with what's adapted and what not.

Still looking forward to it. I used to be a big fan a few years back. Not even sure how this will be adapted. I can't see anything other than 24 episodes and even then, that's not enough time to get to the point where he actually really starts to grow as a character.
I wonder if they'll adapt the part where he...
constantly checks out his mom, step-mom, steals Roxy's used panties and makes a shrine of worship to them, and later adds the cutout part of a sheet with the Virgin bloodstain of the elf girl to his worship shrine.

Also, I remember reading this year's ago and wasn't it that his life fell apart after his parents died and he missed the funeral due to depression(big reason why I could empathize with him since I get bouts of depression), but he was actually jacking it to underage loli porn?
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,998
I wonder if they'll adapt the part where he...
constantly checks out his mom, step-mom, steals Roxy's used panties and makes a shrine of worship to them, and later adds the cutout part of a sheet with the Virgin bloodstain of the elf girl to his worship shrine.

Also, I remember reading this year's ago and wasn't it that his life fell apart after his parents died and he missed the funeral due to depression(big reason why I could empathize with him since I get bouts of depression), but he was actually jacking it to underage loli porn?
didn't know about the changes, guess the english LN edited it all out. But yeah I doubt they'll get rid of all the pervy stuff of him growing up, it was a recurring thing all through the first few books IIRC and it eventually becomes a harem novel like 10 books in or something.
 
Feb 21, 2019
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didn't know about the changes, guess the english LN edited it all out. But yeah I doubt they'll get rid of all the pervy stuff of him growing up, it was a recurring thing all through the first few books IIRC and it eventually becomes a harem novel like 10 books in or something.
Yeah I read the tropes spoilers page. There are things I like, but there's a lot of stuff that's...eyebrow raising to say the least. The Funeral thing for one. I either read it wrong or they changed it. I can kind of be cool with some of the squicky stuff since it's obviously being played as a negative, but there were still a few things that were less than savory that I'm not sure how the narrative is trying to play them.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,298
didn't know about the changes, guess the english LN edited it all out. But yeah I doubt they'll get rid of all the pervy stuff of him growing up, it was a recurring thing all through the first few books IIRC and it eventually becomes a harem novel like 10 books in or something.
Instead of being edited out in the English version it’s much more likely there’s differences between the WN and LN versions, which happens all the time.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,998
Yeah I read the tropes spoilers page. There are things I like, but there's a lot of stuff that's...eyebrow raising to say the least. The Funeral thing for one. I either read it wrong or they changed it. I can kind of be cool with some of the squicky stuff since it's obviously being played as a negative, but there were still a few things that were less than savory that I'm not sure how the narrative is trying to play them.
Instead of being edited out in the English version it’s much more likely there’s differences between the WN and LN versions, which happens all the time.
yeah that was bad wording on my part, you're right it def was changed in the LN
 
Oct 25, 2017
3,590
The Quintessential Quintuplets Episode 10:

Cliches everywhere!

Also, apparently the identity of "Rena" from Futaro's past was revealed in the most recent manga chapter.

It's Itsuki. First girl always wins.
 
Oct 25, 2017
3,497
GioGio 22

New OP - Unfinished?
New ED - Totally unremarkable.

I hope this episode is just an outlier cuz it didn't look great. Im actually kind of fond of this "fight" but in any media when an enemy power like this appears they should also qualify it that it makes everyone around turn dumb like that orb from SpongeBob because this ones not all that hard to figure out compared to the logical leaps they make every other fight.
 
Oct 27, 2017
9,534
Fujiwara somehow continues to be the MVP of Kaguya-Sama.

You would think she would just be the annoying cutesy moe character but she's probably the realest out of all them.
 
Oct 25, 2017
12,604
Brazil
Wow, they're finally adapting this. Kinda looking forward to it.

Be warned though, the main character starts off as a real piece of shit. Like, an actual piece of shit.

The main character's an actual pedophile. In the web novel, we're first introduced to him jacking it to uncensored loli porn(changed to uncensored adult porn in the LN). He also states at one point he was taking voyeur shots of his 10 year old nieces when they would stay over, though that also got cut from even the web novel eventually. After he's reincarnated, we see him hit on a 40 year old loli character, get overjoyed at getting a 8 year old girlfriend, say that his 12 year old cousin is within his "strike range" and so forth. I'm interested in seeing the reaction on here if they keep some of this stuff in. They kinda can't avoid some of it considering it's a harem.

The thing is that it's one of the more interesting isekais I've seen/read despite the main character being a piece of shit. They acknowledge he's a piece of shit (somewhat) who gets character development over time, and the world building is actually pretty fantastic. It's one of the most thought out isekai worlds I've seen. That and like Nemesis said, you see him grow up from being a baby/toddler (who keeps his memories of the previous world) to being a full adult over the course of the whole series. It's an interesting premise, though him being a kid with the mind of a 40 year old lends itself to the problems I stated with the MC in the spoiler.
Yup, I began to read it and the MC has many terrible aspects with him. He still wants to get better in this new world but oh man, he fails so much and gladly the story recognize this aspect of him being like that. But since I know that during the story he changes as a person and gets better, I will continue. And because I love stories of characters being shitheads becoming good people, like the protagonist of Koe no Katachi with bullying, which is something minor in comparison but still similar.

And yeah, this adaptation will be very difficult. If it's 12 episodes, it's not going to work. I don't even know if 24 episodes would do the thing. But at least the story recognizes that the protagonist has many problems so maybe the adaptation won't have the reaction that other titles had even if the adaptation never reaches a time where he begins to change.
 
Oct 25, 2017
753
So something I don't see often, that I really appreciated about the Fate subs in theaters, is that they would move the subs to the top of the screen if the action onscreen was focused on the bottom.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,418
I doubt there's a single anime romance that involves some lovers' fated childhood encounter with forgotten identities that isn't awful. That has to be among the least imaginative and most obnoxious anime/manga tropes.