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Re: The BIGLY Discussion of Anime/Manga Thread
« Reply #100 on: January 21, 2019, 05:37:29 AM »
every magical girl show has a dark backstory now it seems like.

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« Reply #101 on: January 21, 2019, 06:49:58 AM »
every magical girl show has a dark backstory now it seems like.

Yeah. Seems like Japan isn't that different from the US in that if something works, it quickly becomes the new 'formula' for that type of show. See the rise of Idol shows in recent years and the rebirth of Mecha stuff following the successes of shows like Gurren Lagann (ala SSSS.Gridman as an example).

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Re: The BIGLY Discussion of Anime/Manga Thread
« Reply #102 on: February 23, 2019, 06:25:01 AM »
Finished up Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai... gut wrenching the Kaede stuff at the end :( I did hear they've recently announced a movie, though!

Also recently finished Love, Chunibyo, & Other Delusions Season 2 which was fun, maybe as good as the first season. <3 Dekomori still.

May start up Love! Live! School Idol Project which aired from 2013-2014 ahead of the later series Love! Live! Sunshine!! which I had already finished up and really liked a lot.

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Re: The BIGLY Discussion of Anime/Manga Thread
« Reply #103 on: February 23, 2019, 01:14:37 PM »
have you seen the "my hero" movie yet? it's online although maybe not legally in both subs and dubs. I really enjoyed it.

Mob Psycho II hasn't been as good as season 1 so far but is still fun.

The Raising of the Shield Hero is probably the best of the new shows this season with its subverting of the typical "hero transported to new world" by having everyone hate him and he becomes more of an anti-hero and his weapon is a shield.

Kaguya-same: Love is war is a funny little show if you like lighthearted boy/girl stuff. The school president and VP are in love with each other buy refuse to admit it and go to "war" to trick the other into admitting it with all kinds of wackyness.

Fairy Tail has been really good so far as this last season is basically nothing but action.

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« Reply #104 on: February 23, 2019, 11:18:26 PM »
have you seen the "my hero" movie yet? it's online although maybe not legally in both subs and dubs. I really enjoyed it.

Managed to watch it this morning. 8/10

Such good stuff and really liked the plot itself. Worked well for a movie without being heavily dense whilst fitting into the realm of MHA as a plausible 2-3 ep style run. I did feel the score kind of lacked a little bit but it hit the requisite 'feel' moments within the movie.

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Re: The BIGLY Discussion of Anime/Manga Thread
« Reply #105 on: April 08, 2019, 07:42:04 AM »
Finally(!) watched A Silent Voice and it was amazing. Hit close to home a bit too much from the hearing aid factor to constantly apologizing to the voice/vocal sound aspect (as somebody who took speech therapy as a kid and goes overboard in focusing on proper pronunciation). Even then, there are certain words/sounds I try to avoid saying due to my speech issues. Also her losing or breaking 8 hearing aids, holy fuck... for perspective, my current ones are only "mid level" and were $3,000 for both combined.

I think I preferred Your Name from an emotional story standpoint and visually but ASV was the better character development/script story.

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Re: The BIGLY Discussion of Anime/Manga Thread
« Reply #106 on: April 11, 2019, 06:46:29 AM »
Spring 2019 anime is starting to roll out with new stuff like Part 2 of the 3rd Season of Attack on Titan, 2nd Season of One Punch Man, Fruits Basket, and the 3rd Season of Bungou Stray Dogs probably being the bigger titles of note.




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Re: The BIGLY Discussion of Anime/Manga Thread
« Reply #107 on: April 11, 2019, 08:46:33 AM »
Yeah it's a fantastic lineup of shows for once. Of the new stuff that's started so far this looks like the best https://myanimelist.net/anime/39063/Fairy_Gone basically people bonded with "fairies" to fight a brutal war and then when it ended they lost their purpose (as soldiers do) and its set years after and shows the paths they all followed and things like that.

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Re: The BIGLY Discussion of Anime/Manga Thread
« Reply #108 on: May 22, 2019, 08:55:59 PM »
One Punch Man switched animation studios for the new season and it's a big downgrade. The super crazy art style that mad it such a joy is gone. The fun sense of humor and everything is still there as the writing seems to be the same and it's still a very good show (and the fight scenes in the last episode were much better than they had been) but it's a real pity they couldn't get the same animators again. The first season had a dream team of people since it was such a big project apparently.

The new season (or half season whatever) of Attack on Titan has been great. All action and major developments which is really nice.

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Re: The BIGLY Discussion of Anime/Manga Thread
« Reply #109 on: June 16, 2019, 01:24:01 PM »
Finally(!) watched A Silent Voice and it was amazing. Hit close to home a bit too much from the hearing aid factor to constantly apologizing to the voice/vocal sound aspect (as somebody who took speech therapy as a kid and goes overboard in focusing on proper pronunciation). Even then, there are certain words/sounds I try to avoid saying due to my speech issues. Also her losing or breaking 8 hearing aids, holy fuck... for perspective, my current ones are only "mid level" and were $3,000 for both combined.

I think I preferred Your Name from an emotional story standpoint and visually but ASV was the better character development/script story.

Watched "A Silent Voice" last night and LOVED it. I can't compare it to "Your Name" since it is such a different movie but it's excellent. The way it looks at bullying and alienation really got to me.