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

Nov 17, 2017
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The Catalan Republic
I wish Kotobuki had a 2-5 minutes educational segment for those of us that don't know much about propeller planes. The kind of cheap stuff that is barely animated with super deformed characters but dense with interesting trivia. Preferably related to stuff that happened in the episode dogfights.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I wish Kotobuki had a 2-5 minutes educational segment for those of us that don't know much about propeller planes. The kind of cheap stuff that is barely animated with super deformed characters but dense with interesting trivia. Preferably related to stuff that happened in the episode dogfights.
Why did you say this? Because I want it now.
 

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Oct 27, 2017
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Domestic Girlfriend episode 5


Well that episode ran the gamut. Glad we didn't get another How Not to Summon a Demon Lord with the
suppository
part.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I wish Kotobuki had a 2-5 minutes educational segment for those of us that don't know much about propeller planes. The kind of cheap stuff that is barely animated with super deformed characters but dense with interesting trivia. Preferably related to stuff that happened in the episode dogfights.
Like the Gunbuster Science Lessons?
 
Oct 25, 2017
5,523
Northeast USA
Domestic Girlfriend ep.5
I really thought we were almost jumping down the Scum's Wish/School Days rabbit hole for a minute there but they went the suppository route instead..... wait, what the? we're family........


Quintuples Harem ep.5:
This is certainly trending down the harem route, but I must admit that the show does have some heart built into it. It's not all ecchi trash and there is some thought and emotion put into the scenes and how he treats each sister.


Love is War ep.5
The best way to describe this is cute. The interactions between all characters, their thoughts, reactions and motives is all great and the cute shipping moments are well done as well. IT's rare to find something cute and harmless like this show that is still entertaining.


Kakegurui XX ep.5
yes, more idol crap, sweet. I can;t wait for the new twist now that her pay-off scheme was foiled.


Da Capo ep.1-11
I still have no opinion on this one yet. The vast of characters is alright but the way they depict Nemu as the sad and sullen imouto is getting tiresome. It's fine and all if you want to follow the "bury the childhood friend or non-blood sister, but don't make them miserable as you pair the MC with a bunch of other chicks... Also, these episodes are like 16 long at the most, really weird,


Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar ep. 1-6
I started watching this one awhile and decided to give it another whirl. It has 48 min episodes and a sizable cast/harem, but at least his harem is all happen and not miserable. Either way, excessive ecchi aside, the show is pretty fun and entertaining to watch.
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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Austin, TX
As far as I know no one picked up Rakugo for distribution in the US beyond streaming.
Not surprising as regardless of quality a historical drama anime is a super hard sell. It's not impossible it gets rescued but the market for historical dramas is super duper niche.
Such a shame! I thought for sure I'd be able to buy a BR from Funi themselves but nothing. I see it is available to digitally buy from Amazon Video but that isn't very exciting cause I want to like foist a disc on someone and plead that they watch it.

I am familiar/a fan of some of those other series you mentioned but others I'm not aware about so I'll take a look!
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Yozakura Quartet 01-4
Still surely the greatest sting operation FBI ever slapped together.

Ping Pong the Animation 01
Perhaps better than I remember as I'm now more equipped to appreciate what it's doing at technical level.

Chuunibyo S2 01-02
  • Love story continues past confession and shows the actual dating part.
  • The couple is living together in the same flat.
  • Great production values.
Surely, one of the most adult and best romantic stories already !
 
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Oct 25, 2017
58
Spain
I wish Kotobuki had a 2-5 minutes educational segment for those of us that don't know much about propeller planes. The kind of cheap stuff that is barely animated with super deformed characters but dense with interesting trivia. Preferably related to stuff that happened in the episode dogfights.
It has one! Natsuo's Mechanical Corner is just that, included in the second half for each episode of KOTOBUKI Communication:

コトブキ通信 - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLu5mTioKIfLFVPHxfK_RshDT7jpLkGe6T

From Mr. Mizushima & Co., I for sure expected them devising something akin to Yukari's Tank Corner (as an example of that, this is the "EXTRA" episode included on the BD-BOX for GIRLS und PANZER released this past December), knowing their attention to technical details and minutiae always exhibited.
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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Such a shame! I thought for sure I'd be able to buy a BR from Funi themselves but nothing. I see it is available to digitally buy from Amazon Video but that isn't very exciting cause I want to like foist a disc on someone and plead that they watch it.

I am familiar/a fan of some of those other series you mentioned but others I'm not aware about so I'll take a look!
I should note with Ippo that is like the second or third season :P
 
Oct 25, 2017
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lol people are starting to use Shield Hero to defend Vic Mignogna, since of course the princess in that series lied about being rape, so must all the women accusing Vic of harassment.

Good good, glad that series exists and the Crunchyroll helped fund it.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Mob Psycho 100 II - Episode 6

Took this episode for me to remember why I dislike Reigen as an influential person in Mob's life. At least Mob's developing a backbone as his confidence goes up, and he's now capable of standing up to him.

I can't tell if I want Reigen's lie as a fake to be exposed on live television, or for him to be able to slip out of it somehow. I think it's the former at this point, because he needs more of an ego check than his realization this episode that he's alone.
 
Nov 17, 2017
2,481
The Catalan Republic
Like the Gunbuster Science Lessons?
Exactly, but instead of bogus science it should contain historical facts and engineering trivia of the diferent airplanes.
It has one! Natsuo's Mechanical Corner is just that, included in the second half for each episode of KOTOBUKI Communication:

コトブキ通信 - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLu5mTioKIfLFVPHxfK_RshDT7jpLkGe6T

From Mr. Mizushima & Co., I for sure expected them devising something akin to Yukari's Tank Corner (as an example of that, this is the "EXTRA" episode included on the BD-BOX for GIRLS und PANZER released this past December), knowing the attention to technical details and minutiae always exhibited.
That's really nice and exactly what I wished for except the auto-generated youtube translated subtitles are just so so, as it is to be expected
 
Oct 25, 2017
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lol people are starting to use Shield Hero to defend Vic Mignogna, since of course the princess in that series lied about being rape, so must all the women accusing Vic of harassment.

Good good, glad that series exists and the Crunchyroll helped fund it.
People being idiots got nothing to do with the series. Comparing a guy with multiple accusations against him and many calling out and pointing at his awful behaviour in general to some anime character who got set up in a fantasy world by a princess is just stupid.

And somehow its not even the craziest comparison
 
Oct 25, 2017
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lol people are starting to use Shield Hero to defend Vic Mignogna, since of course the princess in that series lied about being rape, so must all the women accusing Vic of harassment.

Good good, glad that series exists and the Crunchyroll helped fund it.
aha oh god
 
Apr 10, 2018
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People being idiots got nothing to do with the series. Comparing a guy with multiple accusations against him and many calling out and pointing at his awful behaviour in general to some anime character who got set up in a fantasy world by a princess is just stupid.

And somehow its not even the craziest comparison
Jesus Tapdancing Christ...

Quintuples Harem ep.5:
This is certainly trending down the harem route, but I must admit that the show does have some heart built into it. It's not all ecchi trash and there is some thought and emotion put into the scenes and how he treats each sister.
There's definitely an air of harem ending surrounding the series atm, but since the whole thing is set as a flashback on his wedding day he's got to end up with one of them eventually.

It sorta reminds me of How I Met your Mother in a weird sorta way.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Would anyone mind filling me in on the big controversy over Goblin Slayer? Is it as bad as Shield Hero?
Depends. Shield Hero has the slavery thing pissing most people off. But to me Goblin Slayer's "worse" in that it depicts all women as chicks with giant tits who want to bang the main character.
 
Apr 10, 2018
1,201
Would anyone mind filling me in on the big controversy over Goblin Slayer? Is it as bad as Shield Hero?
First episode features a fairly graphic rape sequence, female character designs throughout the series are on the revealing side, and about half the female cast wants to bang the MC. A lot of people take issue with a later episode
Wherein the main character is killed and then revived by having sex with a virgin
The series also has some pretty bad CG in several episodes.

For what it's worth, I watched and enjoyed the series, I liked some of the characters and the story (whilst predictable and formulaic) is fairly enjoyable. But I can't fault anybody for not liking the series due to it's issues.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Dororo Episode 6
Add these to the list of things the poor guy first experiences:
-First words are the name of his lover dying in his arms.
-First love got sexually abused by her murderers who kill her and her family.

Man, this anime keep being depressing. Next episodes should be interesting. The guy will obviously snitch on them which will mean trouble.
Would anyone mind filling me in on the big controversy over Goblin Slayer? Is it as bad as Shield Hero?
It is very tone deaf.
It uses rape as a subject to show how terrible goblins are and yet tries to have fan service scenes with said characters who are still feeling the trauma.

It is not as bad as Shield Hero in my opinion because it is less dangerous but is more of a trashy anime. Shield Hero is being turned into an anti-Me too tool that alt-right is using and now we have people making light of slavery. It gets even worse if they adapt some of the things I have been told are in the novel and the manga.

Now the reason I say less dangerous is that society has been using rape as a plot device for a while now so Goblin Slayer will be one of those things you will look back on and cringe unlike Shield Hero which is something that has tons of problematic shit that is unusual.
 
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Oct 27, 2017
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First episode features a fairly graphic rape sequence, female character designs throughout the series are on the revealing side, and about half the female cast wants to bang the MC. A lot of people take issue with a later episode
Wherein the main character is killed and then revived by having sex with a virgin
The series also has some pretty bad CG in several episodes.

For what it's worth, I watched and enjoyed the series, I liked some of the characters and the story (whilst predictable and formulaic) is fairly enjoyable. But I can't fault anybody for not liking the series due to it's issues.
I thought they didn't have sex in that episode? Correct me if I am wrong but I thought that magic spell was done by 2B but because she was raped she needed the priestess to be in the bed while she was casting it?
 
Apr 10, 2018
1,201
I thought they didn't have sex in that episode? Correct me if I am wrong but I thought that magic spell was done by 2B but because she was raped she needed the priestess to be in the bed while she was casting it?
Could be, I'm not sure sure to be honest.

It's a stupid fucking plot point regardless :/
 
Oct 25, 2017
5,258
First episode features a fairly graphic rape sequence, female character designs throughout the series are on the revealing side, and about half the female cast wants to bang the MC. A lot of people take issue with a later episode
Wherein the main character is killed and then revived by having sex with a virgin
The series also has some pretty bad CG in several episodes.

For what it's worth, I watched and enjoyed the series, I liked some of the characters and the story (whilst predictable and formulaic) is fairly enjoyable. But I can't fault anybody for not liking the series due to it's issues.
As said, that spoiler is wrong.

Same one everyone else did. The Priestess, the Childhood Friend, the Quest Girl, the Sword Priestess...

I guess Elf Girl is designed better and the Dragon Crown parody chick isn't trying to bang the main character, but still.
Only Cow Girl, who I don't like the anime design of either, and Sword Priestess would get the big breasts description.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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By the way, my japanese housemate who i'm watching Kaguya with says a lot of the incidental background music is very specific parodies or references to romantic comedy trope music from dramas and stuff. Like, specific tracks.

He also got hung up about the OP's main singer and turned out he was the main singer for a sega saturn game's OP or something
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Mate, they had 24 episodes.
You can absolutely tell a satisfying story in 24 episodes. But at the pace they were going, 24 simply wasn't enough. They need to tell a love story between two main protagonists, have a story arc for each member, set up a sci-fi world, set up several mysteries and provided answers to them, and develop a backstory for two primary antagonists. They obviously couldn't fit all that in 24 episodes. That's why the end was so rushed. Episode 19 was just a big info dump to explain the world. It also seemed obvious that they were setting up a big confrontation with the 9s but had to pull it at the last second. I'm not saying they needed 50 episodes. But something like 28 could have helped alleviate things.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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You can absolutely tell a satisfying story in 24 episodes. But at the pace they were going, 24 simply wasn't enough. They need to tell a love story between two main protagonists, have a story arc for each member, set up a sci-fi world, set up several mysteries and provided answers to them, and develop a backstory for two primary antagonists. They obviously couldn't fit all that in 24 episodes. That's why the end was so rushed. Episode 19 was just a big info dump to explain the world. It also seemed obvious that they were setting up a big confrontation with the 9s but had to pull it at the last second. I'm not saying they needed 50 episodes. But something like 28 could have helped alleviate things.
Everything about this reads like an indictment of the production that shouldn't be excused by giving them even more time to trip over themselves.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Everything about this reads like an indictment of the production that shouldn't be excused by giving them even more time to trip over themselves.
Well actually no. Because in my original post I explained that I had multiple issues with the anime. Adding a few more episodes was just one suggestion to help better some aspect of it. It doesn't solve other parts.
 
Jul 14, 2018
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I just figured out that the character designer for Dororo is the Tegamibachi mangaka. I should watch ED's more often, the image at the end is very obvious.
 
Aug 24, 2018
195
Mob Psycho 100 II 6
Wow @ Reigen's personal life. Too real.

Dororo 6
Jesus Christ.... This is too depressing. I did not expect it to go that way AT ALL. Sucks to be Hyakkimaru, he deserves better. (Mio and the kids too.)
 
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Oct 25, 2017
11,346
kaguya 5
the sakuga on the volleyball was appreciated.

the intensity of the umbrella match also. prez would have lost if not for fujiwara