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Re: The BIGLY Discussion of Anime/Manga Thread
« Reply #50 on: January 18, 2018, 12:29:07 AM »
Violet Evergreen seems quite nice. Subtle undertones, nice broken warrior without a war and Kyoto Animation. Will likely start out slow and build to a violent ending.

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Re: The BIGLY Discussion of Anime/Manga Thread
« Reply #51 on: January 18, 2018, 04:47:31 AM »
Watched the Godzilla movie that's on Netflix and it's pretty fun although it kind of feels like it drops you into a series that's been going on for awhile.

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Re: The BIGLY Discussion of Anime/Manga Thread
« Reply #52 on: January 29, 2018, 06:11:01 AM »
Watched Rakuen Tsuiho: Expelled From Paradise and scored it a 7/10. Good design, solid overall but felt a bit lacking at times and the end devolved into a gigantic gun battle which almost felt out of place given the rest of the film.

Plot: Humanity gets mostly wiped out and 98% of humans (memories residing in virtual beings) hide out in a virtual world named DEVA. Angela Balzac, a security agent later assisted by a fellow agent named Dingo, ends up chasing a hacker named 'Frontier Setter' onto Earth after FS keeps infiltrating DEVA with messages to the populace about joining him/her on a space vessel to explore space.

Angela does have one of the cooler costume designs I've seen, however.


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Re: The BIGLY Discussion of Anime/Manga Thread
« Reply #53 on: January 30, 2018, 07:06:44 PM »


For those wondering, Fate/Extra Last Encore! For those worried that you need to know anything about the Fate/ Multi-Universe, you don't. New timeline! So you don't need to worry about that.

However, for those who know nothing about the terminology, you are going to get just thrown in the deep end. It seems that Nasu (creator) and Shaft (studio) are keeping with the theme of throwing you in the deep end and being as confused about everything as can possibly be. Magibabble and Trekbabble are going to be hitting you like a ton of bricks, but that's okay because it looks like they will explain things. Though you are going to be confused. Unless they absolutely fuck this up, it is as intended. The more you get to know our lead, Hakuno, the more you'll understand why it is done like that.

BTW, for those wondering "hey, is this Saber the same as Saber in Fate/Stay Night", no. She's also not like an older Red Saber from Fate/Aprocrophya. Though this Extra's Saber could definitely be the older relative of Saber's Fate/Stay Night by about 500 years. If you are wondering how the hell that works, I'll explain, but in a spoiler. Only look if you want to be spoiled! Though the show should quickly explain who this Saber is. She doesn't exactly try hiding who she is. She's a little too proud of that.

Spoiler: ONLY READ IF YOU WANT ME TO SPOIL • show
In real life King Arthur has been thought of possibly being a Roman General. Therefore, if you look back by 500, from the last 5th century to roughly 50 A.D. and the Roman Empire, you can guess who I'm saying Fate/Stay Night's Altira/Arthur is related to.

Spoiler: For those who just want to know and too lazy to google • show
Fate/Extra's Saber is Nero Claudius.


Also, she's more of a tragic heroine than in our timeline. Though then again, you can practically say that of all the people in Fate/ Multi-Universe get shafted in some sort of way or another. Furthermore it becomes a running gag that a ton of Sabers look like Altira.

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Re: The BIGLY Discussion of Anime/Manga Thread
« Reply #54 on: February 02, 2018, 09:36:14 AM »
Dumped Ancient Magus' Bride after the 10th episode. Wasn't doing a ton for me and it was giving me greater 'Fifty Shades' vibes with each passing episode.

So, in its place I started up Sora yori mo Tooi Basho (A Place Further Than the Universe) about four high schoolers who prepare to travel to Antarctica. What makes this show so great (currently a 9/10 for me) is that beyond the GORGEOUS animation and rounded characters, the group aren't super duper best friends. The "leader" (Shirase) is somebody who lost their Mom to an expedition there and has long vowed to go to find her. The protagonist of the show (Kimari) wants to accomplish something and sees this as her way to do an unplanned journey somewhere. A co-worker she befriended (Hinata) is somebody who joined up thanks to Kimari's enthusiasm and the final girl is Yuzuki, a celebrity reporter who was assigned to go to Antarctica in the first place.

Again, the artwork is gorgeous and the characters all are vastly different with unique high points, flaws, and tics yet seen together one can see why they could work as a group (bonus being they can see how each character can rub another the wrong way too). Very few shows can pull that off, especially with a realistic plot concept as this has going for it.

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Re: The BIGLY Discussion of Anime/Manga Thread
« Reply #55 on: February 13, 2018, 08:20:26 PM »
I don't really like how this Fate show just throws you in on the deep end and also just throws a bunch of science babble at you that is clearly bullshit. It's easier when you just say IT'S MAGIC OK?! Was it so hard for it to just be a bunch of heroes fighting each other to the death with insane power ups? That was FUN. The series peaked with Unlimited Blade Works for me.

Watching this season:
Beatless: Only watched the first episode of this so far and it looks like robot/cyborg girl found by teenager with MYSTERY thing. might be ok.
Black Clover: This has continued to build the fairy tail vibe more and more and I'm enjoying it.
Darling IN the FanXX: This is by the Kill La Kill guys but it isn't anywhere near as good and the way they pilot the mechs feels less like a parody/joke and more like outright creeper shit which wasn't the vibe i got with their previous work.
Dragon Ball Super: The universal saga has been balls out awesome.
Fate/Extra Last Encore: see the top.
Garo Vanishing Line: This has been decent but not great. I'd give more Garo stuff a try.
Gintama Silver Soul: Exactly what I wanted in the wrapup of the series.
Gancrest Senki: Seems sort of like a Holy Roman Empire setting with the dude wandering around conquering territories and gathering followers. pretty fun.
Hakata Tokotsu Ramens: A city full of assassins. Why would anyone live there? I don't know. Only watched two episodes and not really impressed so far.
Hitori No Shita 2nd: They're doing a tournament arc this season and it hasn't done a lot for me so far but there's enough in it I've liked.
Kokkoku: Aside from Gintama this is the best of the season. really fun idea with a stone that has the power to send people into "stasis" where everyone else in the world is frozen in time and there are mysterious entities that patrol etc.
Overlord II: I liked the first season more but this has been decent.


I've also been watching Bakemonogatari which I really like and I watched Kakegurui because it got put up on netflix and thought it was pretty hilarious. The overthetop orgasm faces for gambling all the time and everyone else freaking out and the insane games were good times and they kept a good pace.

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Re: The BIGLY Discussion of Anime/Manga Thread
« Reply #56 on: February 13, 2018, 11:58:06 PM »
Finished up Blame! The Movie (2017) on Netflix and it was good. Very well directed by Hiroyuki Seshita and great animation. 8/10

Seshita has also directed AJIN, Godzilla: Planet of Monsters, and was AD on Knights of Sidonia.


Basically humanity has lost access to controls and the defense system, Safeguard, is hunting a group of survivors called Electro-Fishers. A group of young teens steal suits in order to go out to find food. They come upon a human (Killy) trying to find another human with a specific Net gene to restore humanity's power over the controls, setting off the plot.

The Exterminators were creepy as hell and very nightmare fuel inducing. My skin crawls just picturing them. I did read that they changed some stuff e.g. shifting the focus of the protagonists more to the Electro-Fishers from the human (Killy) which worked for me as well as creating several characters for the movie such as Tae.

I admittedly know nothing about the Manga/7 Episode anime from 2003 so I can't speak much for anything else but this was really well directed and animated. Recommended if you're looking for a newer anime movie and browsing Netflix.

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Re: The BIGLY Discussion of Anime/Manga Thread
« Reply #57 on: February 14, 2018, 02:52:16 PM »
I thought BLame! was a really cool exercise in world building and I'd be interested in checking out more about it.

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Re: The BIGLY Discussion of Anime/Manga Thread
« Reply #58 on: February 21, 2018, 01:47:10 AM »
I have 3 free 48 Hour Premium+ Guest Passes for Crunchyroll for anybody interested. Shoot me a PM if you want one.

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Re: The BIGLY Discussion of Anime/Manga Thread
« Reply #59 on: February 23, 2018, 02:54:12 PM »
Watched the No Game, No Life movie, Zero. Very captivating story, nice usage of re-casting characters (not the actors, but the characters) and pretty much explains how the world of NGNL came to be and what the Great War was all about. It also unfortunately seems like the very last animation we'll get of NGNL, but damn that's a way to go out with a bang.

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Re: The BIGLY Discussion of Anime/Manga Thread
« Reply #60 on: March 03, 2018, 02:03:17 AM »
Watched B:the beginning on netflix and really liked it a lot. It feels like a weird mash-up of genres at times but it worked for me.

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Re: The BIGLY Discussion of Anime/Manga Thread
« Reply #61 on: March 04, 2018, 12:52:37 AM »
https://www.avclub.com/netflix-is-getting-super-into-anime-will-add-30-new-sh-1823442859

30  new anime shows/movies this year coming to netflix.

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To help make these 30 shows and movies happen, Netflix has set up deals with Production I.G and Bones Inc., two established anime studios behind hits like Ghost In The Shell and My Hero Academia

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/culture/2018/02/25/general/netflix-animated-anime/#.WpwH4ejwaUn more full story


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Re: The BIGLY Discussion of Anime/Manga Thread
« Reply #62 on: March 04, 2018, 02:35:10 AM »
Fuck yes on BONES! Also good to see them going the movie route as I've been trying to binge more stuff on top of the shows I've been keeping up with.

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Re: The BIGLY Discussion of Anime/Manga Thread
« Reply #63 on: March 13, 2018, 02:22:37 AM »
So this is a travel ad for Oregon and I wish it was a full length Miyazaki movie..


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Re: The BIGLY Discussion of Anime/Manga Thread
« Reply #64 on: March 15, 2018, 01:22:42 AM »
Children of the Whales is fantastic. It feels like some Studio Ghibli stuff at times with the art, character design, and setting.


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« Reply #65 on: March 24, 2018, 08:57:41 AM »
Getting close to the end of several series so here are my thoughts

Citrus: Is what it is as far as a Yuri show. I feel like it kind of stagnated itself halfway through and hasn't quite developed the characters or plot enough to my taste (a lot like Death Parade for me).

Dagashi Kashi Season 2: Still entertaining but it's gotten away from the premise of focusing on dagashi and Hotaru's absence was very noticeable, not in a good way. In some ways the 15 minute format works better as far as pacing but I miss the lengthier time. Part of me thinks they've tried to cram an "arc" into a show that's not really formatted for that and it's detracting a bit. The fact I like the characters is the only reason I'm not going below a 7 though.

Darling In the FranXX: Enjoyable stuff and it's starting to pick up as far as marrying a potential plot arc with the characters which have been developed. This has potential to get really good ala Kill La Kill as it keeps going so my expectations are slowly rising.

A Place Further Than the Universe: A MUST WATCH. 10/10 even with 1 episode left.

The characters are amazing with a lot of depth and the slowly developed friendship (a group of girls go to the Antarctic despite not being friends initially) is incredibly realistic. The research into the trip/development is totally showcased and the episodes are filled to the brim with emotional content (good and bad). I literally just bawled at a certain scene in Episode 12 and am holding back tears as I type this. That's a credit to the deep characterization and backstory given to them that the scene is so gut wrenching in particular.


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Re: The BIGLY Discussion of Anime/Manga Thread
« Reply #66 on: March 29, 2018, 09:47:45 AM »
Finished up A Place Further Than the Universe and 10/10 easy. Especially the last few episodes.

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« Reply #67 on: March 29, 2018, 12:36:05 PM »
thoughts on shows this season that I haven't finished not including b or children of the whale:

SwordGAI the animation was another netflix show and I didn't think it was that great. Not a lot to say about a show with a bunch of demon weapons that possess people but none of the fights are interesting and it feels like there is too much talk.

Kokkoku was pretty good but I was let down by the lack of exploration of Stasis and the ending was deus ex Machina in the worst way.

Dragon Ball Super: the last arc was fucking fantastic and pure DB greatness.

Fate/Extra: Last Encore: I think this has been total trash tbh. It's a confusing mess, the fights are shit, the characters are uninteresting, just everything is bad. The series peaked with Unlimited Blade Works and it's been downhill since.

Grancrest Senki 10/24 eps in and I'm enjoying it so far. Some fun strategy and battle scenes.

Black Clover 25/51: I really like this a lot as a fairy tail style show. It's just gotten better and better as they've introduced more chracters and concepts.

Killing Bites: This was a weird fucking show. I didn't know it was going to be so pervy when it started but I stuck with it out of curiosity. There's nothing very interesting in it and the fights got repetitive as well.

Overlord II: Not as good as the first season and it feels like not much has happened to move the story forward so they'll have to jam a lot in the last episode. There was some good stuff and getting away from the more haremy shit was a good idea.

Hitori no Shita: The Outcast 2nd Season 11/-: A tournament arc where most of the fights only last part of the episode and feel secondary and the main protagonist either entirely skips his fights or cheats to get out of them is an...interesting idea. First season was better but this hasn't been bad and hopefully it will pick up more or have a logical ending at least.

Darling in the FranXX 11/24: This started out rough with them seeming to go a bit too over the top with the sex jokes about how the mechs are piloted (it didn't fit the rest of the shows tone like in Kill La Kill or it might have worked better) but it's evened out since and they've set up some interesting mysteries and ideas as well. Not as good as other offerings from the studio so far but I'm willing to see where it goes.

Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens   4/12: I'm behind on this because it hasn't really grabbed my attention but it's alright.

Garo: Vanishing Line: I liked this for most of it's run but it felt like it fell apart a bit in the last few episodes and the big villain wasn't very satisfying after all the buildup.

Beatless: I still have only watched one episde of this so that says a lot/

Gintama.: Shirogane no Tamashii-hen: I watched the first half of this and loved it but decided to let it finsih so I could binge it.

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Re: The BIGLY Discussion of Anime/Manga Thread
« Reply #68 on: April 03, 2018, 11:05:11 AM »
Finished up

citrus 6/10: Pretty disappointing overall. The characters weren't that interesting and it just couldn't sustain itself plot/romance/tension wise beyond the 7th episode.

Dagashi Kashi Season 2 7/10: Enjoyable, especially with Hotaru around. She's so clearly the glue that holds the show together and the few episodes where she was gone were pretty noticeable (even if they helped grow Kokonatsu's character a bit). I still lol'd at Hotaru/Saya immediately having more chemistry upon her return of course. Hotaru x Saya ftw.

Neon Genesis Evangelion 9/10: Finally finished this series up and it was fantastic stuff even with the weird last couple episodes. I'm not the biggest mech fan but this had me engaged completely, even if I didn't really care for the protagonist. Also props to the OP theme, "A Crying Angel's Thesis," which is worth checking out.

A Place Further Than the Universe 10/10: See earlier posts but worth checking out.

My Hero Academia S3 is starting up and I'm looking forward to finally getting around to Made in Abyss. Also got Food Wars! S4 and Tachibanakan Triangle  aka Love to Lie Angle (Ecchi Yuri 5 Minute Shorts) coming down the pike soon.

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« Reply #69 on: April 07, 2018, 08:22:58 AM »
Binged Made In Abyss in 2 runs (8 eps then 5 eps). Really good premise, great friendship, and gut wrenching at the end
Spoiler: show
Poor Mitty & Nanichi :(
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9/10. Reminded me a lot of the 1st season of Attack on Titan in that it was really good and has enough depth to be great in S2 as well.

I'm sick of watching Anime that makes me cry damn it.

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« Reply #70 on: April 25, 2018, 03:00:02 PM »


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« Reply #71 on: April 28, 2018, 10:49:26 AM »


This was...something. The stuff with Joker were all really great actually but everything else was...bad....real bad. Thankfully there is a lot of Joker.

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« Reply #72 on: June 19, 2018, 11:42:47 PM »
Been finally catching up a bit on Darling in the FRANXX (what a gut punch episode 18 was) and My Hero Academia S3 (still have 2 episodes to go to be completely caught up).

Also saw that the final season of Fairy Tail is coming in October!

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Re: The BIGLY Discussion of Anime/Manga Thread
« Reply #73 on: June 20, 2018, 09:44:17 AM »
Attack on Titan season 3 is in a month!

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« Reply #74 on: July 06, 2018, 05:57:41 AM »
Finally got around to seeing In This Corner of the World. Gorgeously animated and a gut-wrenching film covering Suzu Urano's life from 1933-1948 including a move to the small town of Kure, in Hiroshima, in 1944. 9/10

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« Reply #75 on: July 23, 2018, 06:29:23 AM »
Finished up a few anime. Been kind of jumping onto stuff that I've been meaning to watch for a while in addition to stuff like My Hero Academia.

Darling In the FranXX: Good, enjoyable for the most part despite a weird, poor concept towards the end of the run.

Flip Flappers: 8/10 - This was another series much like MIA that I'd been wanting to try for a while and finally got around to it. The basic premise is that Cocona, a high school girl, is kind of just meandering through life when she comes upon Papika, a traveler who takes her to a place called Pure Illusion and quickly morphs into the two of them going on various adventures to different... worlds? looking for gems called Amorphous while competing against Cocona's real life friend Yakaka.

Food Wars Season 3 Part 2: Solid stuff overall. Wasn't big on the separation within the season (reminded me too much of Western TV hiatuses) but it was worth a wait.

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Re: The BIGLY Discussion of Anime/Manga Thread
« Reply #76 on: July 23, 2018, 06:48:04 AM »
https://soranews24.com/2018/07/20/after-six-years-of-waiting-fourth-evangelion-rebuild-movie-finally-gets-an-official-release-year/

I was really excited then...2020. CURSES!

Aside from Gintama and Attack on Titan 3 nothing is really popping so far this season.

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« Reply #77 on: July 23, 2018, 02:21:54 PM »
Food Wars Season 3 Part 2: Solid stuff overall. Wasn't big on the separation within the season (reminded me too much of Western TV hiatuses) but it was worth a wait.

I love how over the top the battles are.  It's like the Japanese Iron Chef on acid.

I had no idea another season of Full Metal Panic was out, but Crunchyroll has it.  FMP-Invisible Victory.  Watched the first couple of episodes, and the go right to the conflict.  Definitely not as light as Fumoffu, more like Second Raid.

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« Reply #78 on: August 11, 2018, 09:00:41 AM »
This season is really not doing it for me overall. There's only a very few shows that are any good. There's still My Hero Academia as well as Gintama and the new Attack on Titan season (altough I'm letting that store up) only other show I'm really liking at all is Planet With which is some wacky mecha/invasion show.

Netflix had the second part of SwordGai and it was still not very good at all.

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« Reply #79 on: August 11, 2018, 12:57:44 PM »
I'm also letting Attack on Titan S3 build up. I've found myself going into older shows; currently that's To LOVE-Ru, which I've heard a ton of things about as far as its relation to the romantic harem genre.

Fake Edit: Surprised that show came out as recently as 2008 (yet dismayed that 2008's already a decade ago, ugh.)

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« Reply #80 on: August 11, 2018, 03:54:55 PM »
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« Reply #81 on: October 07, 2018, 04:19:22 PM »
Most of this season's shows have started although I think there's still a couple left to go. I'm very happy to have new Fairy Tail and A Certain Magical Index (I like the other series more and it's coming back too) finally. There aren't a ton of new shows beyond that seizing my attention though tbh. There are waaay too many fan servicy shows now it feels like. The shows I am trying though are so far:

Goblin Slayer, Radiant, and SSSS Gridman. Gridman is by Trigger which did Kill la Kill/Darling/Kiznaiver. The first episode wasn't blow away but was kind of fun. Radiant seems like it is more of a Fairy Tail/Black Clover type show aimed at the shonen audience. Goblin Slayer is definetly a Mature audience show as it has over the top violence and...other things but I'm a sucker for fantasy settings and I like the idea of a guy who's dedicated himself solely to exterminating just one type of threat.

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« Reply #82 on: October 22, 2018, 12:33:51 AM »
Anime Update

Been falling behind on My Hero Season 3 as I try to catch up/start other shows and try to finish up S2 of To LOVE-Ru Darkness.

Started up the following
- Fairy Tail Final Season
- UzaMaid! Is what it is as a former special officer suddenly becomes a maid to get close to her young female charge. A skeevy concept but there is some potential comedy that could help it out.
- Bloom Into You My latest Yuri show. Looks like it could be really good as a high school student falls for a 2nd year Senpai (so typical plot). Has a bit of a soft art style that really works though and reminds me quite a bit of Strawberry Panic.
- SSSS.GRIDMAN It's from Trigger and CWM seems to dig it. Looks like it could go in a variety of directions if the characters/plot can support it.

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« Reply #83 on: October 22, 2018, 07:14:13 AM »
I started "That time I got reincarnated into a slime". At first I wasn't going to try it because I thought it would be ecchi/harem bs. Instead it's a fun show where a guy gets reincarnated as (shockingly) a ball of slime in a fantasy setting. Instead of being the weakest of all monsters he has a bunch of unique powers and its really amusing so far.

I also started Zombieland Saga, which seems like it'd be right up HQ's alley. It's about a bunch of idols/weirdos from different eras that are brought back from the dead by a crazy mystery dude with the goal of forming a mega idol group to revive a single local prefectures economy. It's totally insane.

Hurry up on My Hero already HQ! the season is over! By the time you finish, season 4 will have started!

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« Reply #84 on: November 02, 2018, 03:37:56 AM »
Bump as I finally knocked out My Hero Academia: Season 3 and it was a ton of fun. May be my favorite season of the bunch as it seems we're finally seeing the growth/evolution towards hero-dom arriving.

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Re: The BIGLY Discussion of Anime/Manga Thread
« Reply #85 on: November 03, 2018, 11:36:50 AM »
finished attack on titan season 3 which apparently is just the first half of season 3. Not as good as the other seasons, because there's less of a focus on Titans and more on what's happening inside the walls but it's still excellent and it sets up the second half of the season really well.

Apparently hollywood is (of course) making a live-action AOT movie and currently the guy who directed "IT" is directing.

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Re: The BIGLY Discussion of Anime/Manga Thread
« Reply #86 on: November 09, 2018, 06:58:35 AM »
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I also started Zombieland Saga, which seems like it'd be right up HQ's alley

Holy fuck this show is amazing and awesome  8)

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Re: The BIGLY Discussion of Anime/Manga Thread
« Reply #87 on: November 09, 2018, 12:16:57 PM »
yeah that show was made for you HQ, i knew that as soon as I saw it lol

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Re: The BIGLY Discussion of Anime/Manga Thread
« Reply #88 on: November 10, 2018, 02:25:10 AM »
yeah that show was made for you HQ, i knew that as soon as I saw it lol

Idols + Zombies (Tae-Chan ftw) + Shouting Tatsumi + A Friggin' Rap Battle in Ep 2 = OMG

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Re: The BIGLY Discussion of Anime/Manga Thread
« Reply #89 on: November 10, 2018, 10:38:53 AM »
SSSS Gridman is starting to take that TRIGGER crazy turn as expected, and I love it.

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Re: The BIGLY Discussion of Anime/Manga Thread
« Reply #90 on: December 23, 2018, 05:56:36 AM »
http://www.otakuusamagazine.com/top-5-dragon-ball-anime-films/

Top 5 Dragon Ball Films as voted by over 6,000 fans. Curious what CWM and others think (as somebody who knows very little of the Dragonball universe).

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Re: The BIGLY Discussion of Anime/Manga Thread
« Reply #91 on: December 23, 2018, 07:46:04 AM »
That would probably be my list although I don't know if I would have it in that order. A lot of the movies are just kind of there but those are all pretty good.

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Re: The BIGLY Discussion of Anime/Manga Thread
« Reply #92 on: December 29, 2018, 11:30:18 PM »
Finished up the following anime. I also started up Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai as it got a very high score and seems to be a really interesting watch from a possible Science Fiction aspect.

UzaMaid! 6/10 - Fine for what it was. If you're into the potential plot, give it a go but don't bother otherwise. It didn't quite delve into the backstory of the lead young girl and her history as much as I'd like so it lacked a real "depth" to it all beyond the surface level shenanigans.

Ms. Vampire Who Lives In My Neighborhood 6/10 - Light fluff which served its purpose of being cute. Not a whole lot more to the surface but it's a quick, inoffensive watch.

SSSS.Gridman 7/10 - I really liked this one. Enjoyed the final battle and am hoping a 2nd Season comes around. I do wish we saw a bit more of the secondary characters as they seemed to be pushed into the background a bit in favor of Akane and the Kaiju aspects.

Zombie Land Saga 9/10 - Really want a 2nd Season of this one. I feel like the reporter exploration aspect could be delved into much deeper even if the Idol aspect kind of started to run its course towards the end of the season run. With that said, Tae-Chan is still Best Zombie Idol.

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Re: The BIGLY Discussion of Anime/Manga Thread
« Reply #93 on: December 30, 2018, 04:43:10 AM »
SSSS Gridman was really good. I don't know if they'll do any second season. It seemed to be basically an allegory/metaphor/whatever for mentall illness and unless they move on to some other kid not a lot of room there.

Goblin Slayer ended up being really great as well. It's very graphic especially the first episode but less so than something like Berserk.

That Time I got.... is the best show of the season that I've watched and it's continuing into the next few months.

I've been letting Zombieland, Magical Index s3 pile up and i've gotta finish those.

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Re: The BIGLY Discussion of Anime/Manga Thread
« Reply #94 on: January 01, 2019, 08:43:24 AM »
Been working my way through some older shows in an effort to see what I've "missed" by not being into Anime at the time.

Laid-Back Camp 8/10 - Really great little slice of life revolving around a girl who meets another camping and subsequently joins up with an Outdoor Activities Club whilst simultaneously trying to befriend the girl she met originally.

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions Season 1 8.5/10 - Fantastic little show about a middle school girl (Rikka) portraying chuunibyo (a mature know-it-all or somebody who believes they have special powers nobody else has) whom quickly befriends a high school boy (Yuuta) who's grown out of that phase only to quickly find himself caught up in chaos. A few others get involved, including the hottest girl in the high school (Nibutani), and it is amazing + all the feels. The artwork is visually gorgeous when the "special powers" come into play and the pig-tailed blonde, Dekomori, is my favorite of the group.

There's also a 2nd Season which I'll be starting up very shortly. FAKE EDIT: CWM has seen this because of course he has :P But this would definitely fit in his wheelhouse so I'm not too surprised.

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Re: The BIGLY Discussion of Anime/Manga Thread
« Reply #95 on: January 01, 2019, 02:58:32 PM »
you aren't surprised because both KOAB and I have told you to watch it before! And yes it is a very good show.

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Re: The BIGLY Discussion of Anime/Manga Thread
« Reply #96 on: January 06, 2019, 06:56:16 AM »
https://comicbook.com/anime/2019/01/05/2019-anime-most-anticipated-preview/

i'm into most of these. One Punch Man season 2 has me HYPED. Waiting for October until new My Hero is really tough though. Some of the stuff that's brand new is intriguing sounding.


At least the My Hero... movie should be out on dvd (and streaming i assume) in the next month or two.

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Re: The BIGLY Discussion of Anime/Manga Thread
« Reply #97 on: January 06, 2019, 10:10:34 AM »
I started High Score Girl. Does the female lead ever talk or is she just presented as an over-emotional stereotype that can't express themselves in any other way aside from grunting and violence? I mean I'm used to typical anime bullshit where man children have no idea how to write female characters but this is kind of ridiculous.

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Re: The BIGLY Discussion of Anime/Manga Thread
« Reply #98 on: January 20, 2019, 03:33:05 PM »
HQ you might like this one based on the first two episodes https://myanimelist.net/anime/37999/Kaguya-sama_wa_Kokurasetai__Tensai-tachi_no_Renai_Zunousen both characters going to extreme lengths to trick the other into confessing/aboid being the one.

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Re: The BIGLY Discussion of Anime/Manga Thread
« Reply #99 on: January 21, 2019, 04:48:36 AM »
Tried that and couldn't really get into it very much but I am digging Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka. Asuka's a bad ass and the show has a surprisingly dark backstory to the plot itself.