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Posted on 10-27-13 04:35:17 AM Link | Quote
I've been watching this series lately. Does this count?
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Posted on 10-27-13 07:21:30 PM (last edited by moegami at 10-28-13 03:44:07 PM) Link | Quote
You should all watch Medaka Box, it's a beautiful satire of the shonen jump formula with amazing animation, story, and uh

character development


but seriously there's not an easy way to explain it without spoiling things important to the plot, so here's the page from MAL

http://myanimelist.net/anime/11761

Season 2 is much better though, manga is infinitely better.
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Posted on 10-27-13 11:06:49 PM Link | Quote
NisiOisiN is really something, isn't he.
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Posted on 11-26-13 09:04:44 AM (last edited by Kak64 at 11-26-13 09:05:39 AM) Link | Quote
For whatever reason I felt like watching this very anime all over again.

Yeah... :/

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Posted on 11-30-13 02:11:38 AM Link | Quote
Time to post my opinions. I think a good anime that people should check out is Hyouka. Basically the main group of characters solves mysteries. What made it for me was the main character, Hōtarō Oreki. Simply put, he is about the laziest person ever and doesn't care to do much. He often gets pushed into solving mysteries he could care less about. When push comes to shove, however, he is able to solve mysteries solid. It is pretty entertaining and it is pretty high on my list.

Its kind of funny that I bothered to check out Hyouka to begin with. I like genres geared more toward the horror/suspense/psychological, all of which Hyouka is not. Those genres just suck me right in. I mean, look at the following clip from Mirai Nikki (its not really a spoiler, its like the 3rd episode in of 26)



How could you not want to keep watching it?? Although, to be fair, such scenes by themselves don't make a good story. I thought that Mirai Nikki was ok. Not great, not bad, but just ok.

Spoiler:
Honestly, what made Mirai Nikki just ok for me was the fact that I felt the main character was weak. He didn't seem capable of doing anything. The only reason he won the game was because he was with Yuno who killed off most of the competition, including herself. Maybe its just my opinion but that is weak to me.


Also still hoping that Girlydragon will eventually watch the Umineko anime. Curious of Girlydragon's opinion of it since I am still wondering if the anime just rubbed me the wrong way and how it compares to the VN. Considering it has been a while since I watched the anime, its becoming fuzzy.

I guess that's enough crap to say for one post.
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Posted on 11-30-13 02:58:06 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Cuber456
Hyouka
Half the fun is trying to solve the mysteries yourself! It's extremely well-written, and I'm disappointed it lasted only 22 episodes.

Also the music is permanently engraved in my mind.
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Posted on 11-30-13 04:44:50 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Joe
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Hyouka
Half the fun is trying to solve the mysteries yourself!
That's true. To be honest, I was also extremely entertained by how Oreki would always get wrapped up in something he would otherwise not care about. No matter what he would do to get out of it, he was always sucked in. All it would take was a shining pair of eyes and the words "I'M CURIOUS!!!"




Originally posted by Joe
It's extremely well-written, and I'm disappointed it lasted only 22 episodes.
Well written indeed. What is kind of strange to me is the fact that the original novel was written in 2001 but the anime and manga came out in 2012 and 2013. I'm slightly surprised it took so long. It is also a bummer it lasted only 22 episodes. It would be great if another season or something came out but who know's the likelihood of that. Not sure if the anime represents the original novel well but if it does and the author wants to stick by that, I'm guessing another season will never happen.

Originally posted by Joe
Also the music is permanently engraved in my mind.
I am sooo happy that you found this. It has been some months since I watched the anime (back in May) so my mind is a little fuzzy for what some of the music sounded like. I do remember it being good though and I had a hard time finding music from the anime. While some of the music sounds familiar, I will have to spend some time going through the list. I'd rather savor it than rush through it!

Well shit... now I feel like watching the anime again. Perhaps I'll take a look at the manga to vary it up.
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Posted on 11-30-13 06:06:54 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Cuber456
Also still hoping that Girlydragon will eventually watch the Umineko anime. Curious of Girlydragon's opinion of it since I am still wondering if the anime just rubbed me the wrong way and how it compares to the VN. Considering it has been a while since I watched the anime, its becoming fuzzy.



Have it sitting on my hard drive watched the first episode once.

It was a complete and utter butchering, and that was just the first episode.



It will be a total fucking chore to get through this.
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Posted on 11-30-13 07:06:17 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Girlydragon
Have it sitting on my hard drive watched the first episode once.

It was a complete and utter butchering, and that was just the first episode.



It will be a total fucking chore to get through this.
Welp. Good luck on your adventure then.

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Posted on 11-30-13 09:45:35 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Girlydragon
Have it sitting on my hard drive watched the first episode once.

It was a complete and utter butchering, and that was just the first episode.
Strong statement off of the first episode! I guess it wasn't just me. Very interesting. Your statement, coupled with what I was able to find on the internet, has only increased my interest in the VN. I don't know when I'll get around to it but it is definitely on my to do list.

Originally posted by Girlydragon
It will be a total fucking chore to get through this.
Yeah, that's what I do remember about the anime (and considering I remember that clearly is pretty bad). At first, I tried to bear with it since I thought it would get better the farther I got. It never really did and the only reason I bothered to finish it was because I made it halfway through the 26 episodes. The ultimate question is will I bother to watch the second season of the anime when it comes out? I mean, the first season ends on a cliffhanger so I assume there will be another season. Part of me wants to watch it since I already got through the first season but if the second season is produced in a similar fashion to the first season then I really don't want any part of it. The other part of me says that I shouldn't bother with the second season since I shouldn't finish something just to finish it. If I don't enjoy it, why bother.
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Posted on 12-01-13 04:45:22 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Cuber456
Originally posted by Girlydragon
Have it sitting on my hard drive watched the first episode once.

It was a complete and utter butchering, and that was just the first episode.
Strong statement off of the first episode! I guess it wasn't just me. Very interesting. Your statement, coupled with what I was able to find on the internet, has only increased my interest in the VN. I don't know when I'll get around to it but it is definitely on my to do list.
FINALLY... we have one good thing that anime did!

We were waiting so much... today should be an holiday!

Anyway, if you can just go directly to the VN. It's much much better than the anime.

Originally posted by Cuber456
Originally posted by Girlydragon
It will be a total fucking chore to get through this.
Yeah, that's what I do remember about the anime (and considering I remember that clearly is pretty bad). At first, I tried to bear with it since I thought it would get better the farther I got. It never really did and the only reason I bothered to finish it was because I made it halfway through the 26 episodes. The ultimate question is will I bother to watch the second season of the anime when it comes out? I mean, the first season ends on a cliffhanger so I assume there will be another season. Part of me wants to watch it since I already got through the first season but if the second season is produced in a similar fashion to the first season then I really don't want any part of it. The other part of me says that I shouldn't bother with the second season since I shouldn't finish something just to finish it. If I don't enjoy it, why bother.
To torture yourself, maybe?

Jokes aside, it all depends if you like to see horrible things just for fun or not. If not, just move directly to the Visual Novel, you won't regret that like watching the anime.
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Posted on 12-02-13 05:56:02 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Kak64
FINALLY... we have one good thing that anime did!
Ya but.... its totally disappointing. There could have been so much more potential for the anime.

Originally posted by Kak64
Anyway, if you can just go directly to the VN. It's much much better than the anime.
Like I said before, I'll jump into the VN when I get a chance to. No idea when that will be since I am always pretty busy but I will eventually find time for it since the story is apparently good.

Originally posted by Kak64
To torture yourself, maybe?

Jokes aside, it all depends if you like to see horrible things just for fun or not. If not, just move directly to the Visual Novel, you won't regret that like watching the anime.
Well I wouldn't just watch it the anime blindly. Before even considering it I would check out reviews for the second season. Having a choice, I would rather jump into the VN blindly than the anime blindly because there is a chance I would enjoy the VN.
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Posted on 12-02-13 10:19:28 AM (last edited by Kak64 at 12-02-13 10:25:36 AM) Link | Quote
Reviewers out there mostly like it... well... like it in the way "This thing is better than the anime."

In any case , it's a quite good VN.
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Posted on 12-02-13 11:10:24 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Kak64
FINALLY... we have one good thing that anime did!


Actually to it's credit, the sound direction is pretty good. And both the opening and ending are absolute beast-mode both when it comes to composition and lyrical foreshadowing.


Pretty much all the credit I will give it.




One of the most terrible things about the first episode is that it manages to spoil one of the revelations that are supposed to be shown in the end of the third game. IN THE FIRST EPISODE. HOW DO THEY MANAGE?

For those interested in what it was I'll just put it into a spoiler-tag.

Spoiler:
Genji is revealed to have the full name "Genji Ronoue" in the first episode, whilst the VN only refers to him as "Genji" or "Servant Genji" until the credits roll of Game 3, where he (very unceremoniously I might add) is written down as "Genji Ronoue", Game 3 also being when Ronove is introduced. I think you can see why this is a major ruiner.
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Posted on 12-02-13 11:20:47 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Girlydragon
One of the most terrible things about the first episode is that it manages to spoil one of the revelations that are supposed to be shown in the end of the third game. IN THE FIRST EPISODE. HOW DO THEY MANAGE?
That is what generally bugs me.

Do they even know the Ying-Yang of mystery in general? About not to spoil important details at the beginning?
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Posted on 12-03-13 03:33:09 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Girlydragon
Actually to it's credit, the sound direction is pretty good. And both the opening and ending are absolute beast-mode both when it comes to composition and lyrical foreshadowing.


Pretty much all the credit I will give it.
I can agree with you. I actually tried to see if I could find a sound track from the anime on YT but I came up empty handed. The closest thing I could come up with was a sound track for the VN. The same thing happened to me when I tried to find a sound track for Hyouka. Joe was able to find that somehow so I don't know if I didn't search hard enough or perhaps I didn't type in the right key words.

From what I remember, I really enjoyed the music that played when dead bodies started turning up. It was chilling but thats why I enjoyed it.

Originally posted by Girlydragon
One of the most terrible things about the first episode is that it manages to spoil one of the revelations that are supposed to be shown in the end of the third game. IN THE FIRST EPISODE. HOW DO THEY MANAGE?

For those interested in what it was I'll just put it into a spoiler-tag.
Lucky for me, the anime is becoming more of a blur. As tempting as it is to check the spoiler tag, I'd rather forget what happens in the anime and start with a clean slate for the VN.
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Posted on 12-03-13 04:19:51 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Cuber456
I actually tried to see if I could find a sound track from the anime on YT but I came up empty handed.
How's this?
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Posted on 12-03-13 08:16:34 AM Link | Quote
Hey, that's what I also needed. Thanks.

As Girlydragon said, the OST is... okay. Yep.
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Posted on 12-04-13 10:48:53 PM Link | Quote
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Originally posted by Cuber456
I actually tried to see if I could find a sound track from the anime on YT but I came up empty handed.
How's this?
Welp, I guess that means I just suck at searching for music. Thanks for finding this.
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Posted on 12-05-13 01:14:04 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Cuber456
Originally posted by Joe
Originally posted by Cuber456
I actually tried to see if I could find a sound track from the anime on YT but I came up empty handed.
How's this?
Welp, I guess that means I just suck at searching for music. Thanks for finding this.

Fun fact: I was searching for its OST too, but I didn't find it either...

Talk about coincidence.
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