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Xkeeper
Posts: 22942/23028
judging from someone popping into my mentions to go "no tohru is not good because _______________" i'm pretty sure i know what chapter was omitted now!!!!!!!!
devin
Posts: 3324/3328
Don't forget the extremely cute and gay Valentine's Day bonus episode

Originally posted by Girlydragon
I enjoyed Kobayashi quite a bit, the writing is nice, and the pacing and animation is great. The fan-service/pervy stuff can be a bit hit and miss though. (Tohru being unabashedly into Kobayashi is a bit refreshing, Lucoa can be a bit less so at times.)


Yeah, pretty much (re: Lucoa). Thankfully KyoAni apparently had the good sense to completely omit an entire character just to avoid at least one other pretty iffy story arc from the manga.

For the most part everything else was really charming and comfy to watch though.
Xkeeper
Posts: 22932/23028
I, ah


Yeah. Feelings.

Shouldn't have left the window open; I got sand in my eyes.
Girlydragon
Posts: 2919/2922
Originally posted by a tiny fairy
I thought it would be a fanservicey 4koma comedy show targeted towards loser 20~35 year old boys but it turned out to be a fanservicey 4koma comedy show targeted towards loser 20~35 year old lesbians, which automatically makes it way more interesting to me, hehe



Don't worry, go read the manga and it is straight back to the first demographic.

I enjoyed Kobayashi quite a bit, the writing is nice, and the pacing and animation is great. The fan-service/pervy stuff can be a bit hit and miss though. (Tohru being unabashedly into Kobayashi is a bit refreshing, Lucoa can be a bit less so at times.)
Halian
Posts: 281/392
list of anime hal needs to watch, right now edition:

yokohama kaidashi kikou
miss kobayashi's maid dragon
mawaru penguindrum
revolutionary girl utena
serial experiments lain
ergo proxy
elfen lied
little witch academia
space battleship yamato 2199
eden of the east
durarara!!
haruhi (s1 again, s2 for the first time)
ika musume
madoka
vandread
mirai nikki
kurozuka
digimon adventure (incl 02 and tri.)
digimon tamers
.hack
mob psycho
psycho-pass
evangelion 3.33
hyouka
higurashi no naku koro ni

i suck lol
maple
Posts: 36/75
Originally posted by a tiny fairy
loser 20~35 year old lesbians

oop that's my demographic,
a tiny fairy
Posts: 25/28
I thought it would be a fanservicey 4koma comedy show targeted towards loser 20~35 year old boys but it turned out to be a fanservicey 4koma comedy show targeted towards loser 20~35 year old lesbians, which automatically makes it way more interesting to me, hehe
Xkeeper
Posts: 22925/23028
I am watching Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid and just finished episode 4.

I'm not entirely sure what I expected, but I don't think it was this.
Zeether
Posts: 177/188
Please watch Space Battleship Yamato 2199. It's streaming legally now, you have zero reason not to see it unless you want to miss out on a remake of one of the best space opera series that was so pioneering it basically helped invent the term "anime" in the 1970s.

The remake actually added more to the cast and the CGI is pretty slick, plus the music is wonderfully retro sounding to go along with it being a 70s anime remake. They even play disco music at one point when the Yamato launches its fighter fleet (utilizing a very ingenious rotary platform catapult launch mechanism)
sammyrms1
Posts: 78/91
Originally posted by sammyrms1
I watched the finale of JoJo DIU. Hope we can get Vento Aureo around Spring 2017.

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily-briefs/2018-01-11/jojo-bizarre-adventure-golden-wind-trademark-filed-in-japan/.126321
Quoting from my own post, looks like there may be a sign.
hydra-calm
Posts: 44/59
Oh yeah, this is probably a tired topic if you use twitter, but I finished Houseki No Kuni a week or two back. Very nice show. I have no clue how to explain the concept beyond the fact that every character is based on a gemstone without making it sound horrible, but there are plenty of synopses around.

While there's no gratuitous suffering of the kind you see in Madoka or whatever (which I think is a good thing), there's a nice exploration of the damage desire to grow and change as a person can cause, even when it's necessary (this is likely addressed further in the manga, but the only english translation is so awful I'm waiting for another one). The use of CG is also interesting -- I think people have been trained to think of heavy CG as lazy, but it looks beautiful in this show. Not half-finished or sterile at all.
Lunaria
Posts: 5345/5378
I watched through all of Gatchaman Crowds (And Crowds Insight) recently, really good shows if you ask me. :3

It's like a super hero/magic girl show except it's more about exploring political ideas and the human psyche the the usual stuff you see in that sort of show. Personally I recommend both, even if the first few episodes are a bit weird, hehe.
hydra-calm
Posts: 21/59
Re: above, I liked Penguindrum a lot, but I need to rewatch it. First time I was watching it was during a very busy/unstable part of my life and there's loads I don't remember. I've not seen the newer Ikuhara stuff, though...

In other news, I saw the new Kino series' PV today, and while I'm still cautiously optimistic, nothing about it looks quite right coming from the first series. I hope it's actually good though -- the current translation of the light novels is horrid, and the anime omits a lot of what they cover. Also looks like Kaiba got a blu-ray release, which I desperately want despite the price...
Joe
Posts: 3286/3291

Originally posted by Xkeeper
I'm always interested, for what it's worth

I might have to get back to you on that, but just a minute ago I remembered the Internet is a thing and found this which seems pretty comprehensive to me. I'll find out if there's anything notable that isn't on that list.

Originally posted by hydra-calm
Utena

Mawaru Penguindrum?
hydra-calm
Posts: 13/59
I've been slowly rewatching Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou. I'm not going to try to describe the concept too thoroughly, but it's set in a peaceful, overgrown post-apocalyptic Japan many years in the future, and centers on an android named Alpha minding the titular quiet country cafe in place of her absent master. It's slow, contemplative stuff and has kind of a sense of mono no aware hanging over it.

I've also started Yuri on Ice, and while it's pretty cute, I'm not in the mood for that sort of thing most of the time.

These days I mostly read manga though -- the sorts of things I enjoy (Lain, Haibane, Kaiba, Utena and so on) don't seem to get anime anymore.
Xkeeper
Posts: 22347/23028
I might as well put this list here, stuff I've been recommended:

- The new CCS (see above )
- Dragon Maid ... I actually have 12 of the 13 episodes downloaded but haven't watched
- Re:Creators - Someone recommended this to me too
- Only Sense Online (?) - this might be the manga or something, no clue

Of course, with how bad I am at actually watching/reading any of these, I might not ever actually see them, but
devin
Posts: 3282/3328
I started watching My Hero Academia, finally. (Spoiler: It's good)

Apparently it's been a good couple of years for series with the word "academia" in them. On that note, I still need to watch the second LWA OVA also.

I've got a few other series going right now too, but MHA is the one I'm actively watching the most.
Xkeeper
Posts: 22071/23028
I'm always interested, for what it's worth
Joe
Posts: 3276/3291
I haven't read the manga either, I'm relaying this from my expert source.

She says this prologue episode is basically the original ending of the manga, without the bit with the teacher dating his twelve year old student.

Spoiler:
Eriol goes back to England, Shaoran confesses his love to Sakura, Sakura spends a while figuring out what her feelings are, Shaoran packs up to go back to Hong Kong, Sakura sews a new plush bear for Shaoran and gives it to him at the last minute before he leaves, roll credits.

Oh and then Shaoran shows up and Sakura tackle-hugs him.


I can ask for more details about what changed between the manga and the anime later, if you're interested.
Xkeeper
Posts: 22068/23028
I haven't read much of the manga. Can you provide a quick summary?

I know there was some difference, I think, in that there was some relationship (?) between Clow and Sakura's father, but I don't remember anything about it.
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