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Posted on 01-09-14 03:40:07 PM Link | Quote
Guess what I just watched!

I'll give you a hint!

Not that this is news at this point but I've never seen such a waste of potential.

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I'm trying to understand why this looping arc went on for 8 episodes. If different things actually happened for each episode, then it would be fine. To be fair, each episode did have minor differences between others but that alone doesn't justify having 8 episodes. The idea of time repeating is actually a fun concept but, holy shit, this is not how you do it. Higurashi is a good example of how to properly use this concept. Honestly, they should have limited this to 3 or 4 episodes, tops. The way they got out of the loop was also the lamest thing ever and doesn't justify having to watch the 8 episodes.

While it's not the worst thing I've watched, I definitely didn't like it. I won't be watching it again anytime soon, or ever again. I guess the only thing going for it is that it all does make sense but it didn't need to be so drawn out.
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Posted on 01-10-14 01:10:40 AM Link | Quote
Now imagine waiting every week for the next episode, like I did, without knowing ahead of time how many episodes it would be.

Not fun.

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Although it was successful in evoking a certain amount of despair. I can only imagine how it must feel to be stuck in a time loop like that for nearly six hundred years instead of eight weeks.


I'm also disappointed because this means there probably won't be a season three. (Although I'm not sure I'd want them to do a season three after seeing what happened with season two.)
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Posted on 01-10-14 03:31:55 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Joe
Now imagine waiting every week for the next episode, like I did, without knowing ahead of time how many episodes it would be.

Not fun.
I can understand how terrible that must have been. The only reason I watched it recently to begin with is because I like to experience things first hand. So what if person A has opinion A about a topic? Who says he is right??

Originally posted by Joe
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Although it was successful in evoking a certain amount of despair. I can only imagine how it must feel to be stuck in a time loop like that for nearly six hundred years instead of eight weeks.

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I agree with what you are saying but there is no reason why it had to last 8 episodes/weeks. The same effect could have been achieved by maxing it out at 4 episodes, not 8, since all the episodes are virtually identical. If they weren't so identical, I wouldn't have an issue with 8.


Originally posted by Joe
I'm also disappointed because this means there probably won't be a season three. (Although I'm not sure I'd want them to do a season three after seeing what happened with season two.)
What do you mean? Are you saying that they wouldn't do a season 3 because of how they handled season 2? I'd say not necessarily. Look at how they handled the movie. That was pretty entertaining and wasn't repetitive like endless eight. Its true that it has been 5 years since the second season aired and there hasn't been any mention for a season 3. While I wouldn't hold my breath on it, I don't think season 3 can be ruled out either. The material to work with is obviously there. Perhaps it is just being saved for a stormy day.
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Posted on 01-10-14 03:57:14 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Cuber456
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I agree with what you are saying but there is no reason why it had to last 8 episodes/weeks. The same effect could have been achieved by maxing it out at 4 episodes, not 8, since all the episodes are virtually identical. If they weren't so identical, I wouldn't have an issue with 8.

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I agree, although I did enjoy picking out the small differences. (Especially the scene where Kyon's phone rings in the middle of the night.)


Originally posted by Joe
Look at how they handled the movie.
Right, that's what I was forgetting. I need to watch the rest of the movie.
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Posted on 01-10-14 05:52:38 AM Link | Quote
There some moments where I think having a constant running gag go through one episode (much to the increasing charging of another character - and with different scenarios) than having episodes look almost the same. This is one of those.
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Posted on 01-10-14 06:28:26 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Joe
Originally posted by Cuber456
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I agree with what you are saying but there is no reason why it had to last 8 episodes/weeks. The same effect could have been achieved by maxing it out at 4 episodes, not 8, since all the episodes are virtually identical. If they weren't so identical, I wouldn't have an issue with 8.

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I agree, although I did enjoy picking out the small differences. (Especially the scene where Kyon's phone rings in the middle of the night.)

Fair enough.

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Look at how they handled the movie.
Right, that's what I was forgetting. I need to watch the rest of the movie.
Ya, if it has been a long time for you, I would watch it from the beginning. I'm kind of wondering how you stopped partway through though. When I start watching something, I have to watch it the end or else I am bothered that I didn't finish it.
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Posted on 01-10-14 06:38:59 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Cuber456
I'm kind of wondering how you stopped partway through though.
I read the book first.
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Posted on 01-10-14 07:12:38 PM Link | Quote
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Originally posted by Cuber456
I'm kind of wondering how you stopped partway through though.
I read the book first.
Ah. That makes sense then. You read it before you watched it. I should read the novels since whether or not there will be more seasons of the anime is up in the air.
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Posted on 03-19-14 12:02:08 AM Link | Quote
Might as well post more ramblings here. I watched more of the Higurashi series recently (and by recently, I mean like back in January). This is what I specifically watched:
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kira
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kaku: Outbreak

Considering that the main story of the series was already done and resolved in the first two seasons, I wasn't necessarily expecting something amazing with these. I was somewhat justified with that assumption.

Rei is composed of 5 episodes. The meat and bulk of its story lies in episodes 2 through 4. The idea behind those 3 episodes was actually interesting and has somewhat of a feeling that the first two seasons do. If I were to describe episode 1 in only two words, those words would be “fucking stupid”. My problem is that it was just beyond stupid and fanservicey. It adds nothing to the story of episodes 2 through 4. Episode 5 also suffers this same problem but to a lesser degree.
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->Saying no to bullies<-

Probably one of the more violent scenes in Rei and it was a little out of left field. I mean, I know Satako was asking for it because she was acting like a brat but talk about going over the top since, you know, lunging a chair wasn't enough. Its actually pretty tame when compared to scenes from the first two seasons though. Its gotta be one of my favorite breakdown scenes just because of how over the top it felt when it didn't need to be.

Kira is composed of 4 episodes. Oh man though... what the hell do I say about Kira? Basically Kira takes all the stupidity and fanservice crap from episode 1 of Rei and turns it into 4 episodes. I read reviews and saw rating for Kira so I guess I should have known better. I'm just the type of person who likes to see how good (or in this case bad) something can be first hand. I could honestly only get through 2 of the 4 episodes which says a lot. I can't judge the last two episodes since I just couldn't get past episode 2. The only reason you would watch this in my mind is if you wanted a cheap thrill since it feels way too far removed from the traditional atmosphere of Higurashi.

Outbreak is one movie. In a sense, it feels like another arc from the first two seasons, even more so than Rei, where it starts out kinda cutesy and things turn dark. That might be a good or bad thing depending on your point of view but I certainly enjoyed it.

If I were to recommend someone what to watch of the three, I would suggest Outbreak and then Rei. I'm not sure I could recommend Kira. I'd only recommend it if you want a Higurashi that feels nothing like Higurashi and is a cheap thrill.
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Posted on 06-03-14 01:19:28 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Joe
I'm also disappointed because this means there probably won't be a season three.
Eh, close enough I guess.
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Posted on 06-03-14 02:14:03 PM Link | Quote
...That seems pretty extravagant for a pachinko advertisement. (Then again, I don't really know a lot about pachinko.)
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Posted on 06-03-14 02:43:50 PM Link | Quote
Yeah, it looks like overkill to me but what do I know.

All I can say is that I think this is the first time hearing/seeing the word pachinko.
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Posted on 04-20-15 09:05:03 AM (last edited by Gabu at 04-20-15 09:06:50 AM) Link | Quote
What, nothing about this?



(I'm fucking pumped, you guys. The multi-track hype train is not only drifting, but has no brakes)
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Posted on 04-21-15 05:58:03 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Gabu
What, nothing about this?


Considering the fact that the last post before you was 6/3/14, I'm surprised that this thread isn't just archived.
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Posted on 04-26-15 10:05:05 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Cuber456
Originally posted by Gabu
What, nothing about this?


Considering the fact that the last post before you was 6/3/14, I'm surprised that this thread isn't just archived.

If I remember correctly (probably not), if a pinned thread is still useful to have, even if it has no recent activity, then you can bump it as long as it tries to bring more discussion into the thread. This is a general anime discussion after all.

...but I still agree that, since the other post was so old, there really isn't any reason for anyone to be surprised that there's no discussion about (insert anime name here) since there's no discussion at all.

I would try to help but...er, my signature already says it all. (plus I'm not really interested in watching that anime)
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Posted on 04-26-15 12:31:42 PM Link | Quote
Really wanting to get into watching the Lupin III anime and movies, whenever I have a bunch of time

Already watched the Fujiko Mine anime series, and I loved it x3
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Posted on 04-26-15 04:24:09 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by RanAS
I would try to help but...er, my signature already says it all.
I hear you. Depending on what you have watched and how much you have watched, series you haven't seen before can be stale right out of the box because they are either too predictable or you have seen similar stories before.

The last thing I actually sat down to watch was Hanasaku Iroha. My recollection says that it was pretty good. But ya, I watched it in June of last year. Nothing has caught my attention enough for me to sit down and watch another series in that span of time.

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Posted on 12-15-15 07:47:24 PM Link | Quote
So I finally watched Little Witch Academia and its sequel today. Both are on Netflix now.

Very good animation and very charming. I hope there's a series made out of it down the line...I dunno where the plot could go but it's cool how they established a connection to the "outside world" in the sequel.
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Posted on 09-20-16 11:43:58 PM Link | Quote
This thread is growing cobwebs and for some insane reason I have nobody to talk about this show with so I'm going to implore everyone to watch Mob Psycho 100

I'm lazy so here's the synopsis from Wikipedia


Shigeo Kageyama is an average middle school boy, called Mob (モブ means background character) for lacking a sense of presence. Although he seems like an inconspicuous person, he is in fact a powerful Esper. As he grows older, Mob realizes his psychic powers are dangerous. To avoid his power getting out of control, he constantly lives a life under emotional shackle. Mob wants to live just like others, but a barrage of trouble comes to him. With the suppressed emotions growing inside Mob little by little, his power threatens to spill over its bounds.


I think the season is only 12 episodes total (11 aired so far) but they all bounce between being funny and touching and gripping and it's all intensely animated and super good. Plus it's created by the same guy as One Punch Man so you know it's

I'm also currently watching Psycho-Pass and, of course, Diamond is Unbreakable (it's gureato)
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Posted on 09-21-16 01:25:09 PM Link | Quote
If people posted in here more often so would I, Mob Psycho seems alright but I'm not loving it like a lot of other people are. Problem is though despite being an anime addict I still seem to be completely oblivious to anything just released, I also need to start watching the JoJo series like people keep telling me to.
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