>>93069 I just finished Nausicaä. The ending was, as I understand it "the past has no right in dictating the future that it is not a part of". Simple stuff compared to the last few volumes of DUNE I've been reading. I loved the whole thing, except the little epilogue text. It made me feel like Nausicaä was a jerk for never going back to her village. Not even a goodbye.
It's a real damn shame the Nausicaä will never have a full proper adaptation.
>>93085 I got the reference MT, but you said you don't watch anime for the cute girls. So I put 1 and 1 together and was making a joke about how Shinji loved Kawaru and that if you don't watch anime for cute girls you watch it for the boys.
How was I supposed to respond to your Eva reference with out going "haha funny eva joke"? If thats what you call a subtle joke, you better try hatder next time.
>>93086 Also, I seen EVA only once, but I always though that Shinji was so desperate for human contact that he was ready to settle for anything, even an ambiguously gay angel thing. I didn't think Shinji was bisexual, but rather would take anything resembling love any way he could get it. If he could have sex with his dead mom he would probably do it.That level of desperate.
>>93089 Yeah, you aren't exactly wrong. Shinji is a sucking black hole of neuroses looking for validation in basically any form he can get. Assigning him any sort of sexuality kind if misses the point that he's too much of a mess emotionally to display any real traits.
While he's bisexual, it's because he's starving for any attention he can get, not because he's in control of his sexuality.
Sometimes I start reading a series that is so incredibly bland and soul-crushingly predictable and I want to stop reading, but for some reason I can't. It's not like it's a trainwreck kinda situation, I've got trash. for that. I already know where this shitty boring manga is headed and yet I can't stop.
>>93120 But do at least have the pleasure of knowing you stuck through with it till the end? I know I'd only be doing something like that just so I could say that something is bad from first hand knowledge. That, and I reserve judgment on if something is truly bad until I've watched/read the whole thing. Sword Art Online might have some good moments in it after the first 3 episodes, but I'd rather not slog through SAOII while I have other stuff on my backlog.
>>93120 I stopped caring what happened in Naruto and Bleach years ago, but by god I finished reading one and I'll stick out the other just because of how long it's been. Other than those, there's only been maybe ten manga that I just dropped in the middle of a chapter because it was too boring to keep up with or had a massive tone shift that ruined it for me.
Recently finished D.Grey-man and now I'm onto HALLOW. I miss some of the old voice actors, mainly Krory, and the older art style was refreshing in it's own way. But the first 2 episodes of Hallow are top-notch so far.
>>93238 >It's a lot better than you are giving it credit for. No it's exactly what he's saying it is. Kabaneri is firmly in the realm of something like World Trigger or (more directly) Attack on Titan, one of those series you watch while it airs or in a drunken binge. The anime equivalent of a blockbuster: no real artistic merit of its own, never to be rewatched, but will entertain you for the time being.
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Thunderbolt Fantasy is really good. It's a fun wuxia, Taiwanese puppet drama, that is in Japaneses because reasons. It itches my High Fantasy itch that Bahamut has left me. And the adventuring party is a combination of interesting personalities.
Watched the first couple episodes of Kabaneri today. The show has lovely animation and a good soundtrack, but the plot feels a bit too much like Titan to me (and I didn’t particularly like Titan). I’mma give it one more episode before I decide whether to drop it.
(Aside: it feels weird to watch anime on my phone, but my PC is an old piece of shit and videos run better on my phone than in my PC’s web browser. On the bright side, Akhyou is a wonderful app for finding animu to watch.)
One step closer to Baccano! S2! But now I'm curious if Brain's Base or Shuka gets to it first. I will admit that 91 Days feels like a good enough... Baccano Lite that I wouldn't mind Baccano S2 not happening for a while.
>>93263 Some observant anons on /a/ have pointed out that she's closed the same eye the dragon had poked out and kept holding her throat, the place where it got stabbed. There's also been some foreshadowing about souls accidentally fusing when botching ressurection rituals.
As much as I've been enjoying Sunshine, the never-ending μ's references made it hard to appreciate it as its own thing. While it doesn't 100% justify all the μ's namedropping, the latest episode showed it was crucial to the overall narrative. With the Love Live competition changing so dramatically after the first series and now featuring over 7ks contestants, Aqours have to be more than competent to stand out.
The meta narrative of Aqours fighting to escape from the shadow of μ's is playing out very well, I think.
It is refreshing to see Aqours fight for their worth, while μ' basically had their fame handed to them on a silver platter. Even with the overdone references, Sunshine S1 is succeeding where SIF S1 failed, most notably in executing its drama. Sunshine is what a more polished version of SIF would have been.
I'm also enjoying Chika far more as a leader than Honoka around this time. Chika trying so hard to put on a strong face for her team and shoulder all the blame is more enduring to watch, than Honk disbanding μ's for her own personal failures.
I've been looking at Xenoverse 2 since I had fun with the first one, and it is making me find out about the current DBS stuff.
This shit is terrible, it is quite literally Toei just ripping off fanfiction for new mspaint-tier super forms, while pumping up power levels for the cheapest and most shallow form of hype. Its only bee getting worse as it continues from the stuff featured in the first Xenoverse.
At least in game you can create a brand new Human or namekian fighter and show that rainbow hair or throwing a yellow piss filter over your color scheme is inferior to just >gittin gud
Don't suppose anyone here knows how many characters you would be able to make in the sequel, or what carrying over your save data is supposed to unlock?
>>93313 Armin was essentially roasted alive in his own plan to take down Bertholdt. The plan worked and Bertholdt was captured. Levi showed up and Erin realized Armin was still breathing. Erwin had given Levi a syringe that, when injected into a human, would turn them into a titan-shifter, with the order that he should use it to save a dying soldier, especially if they could then eat either Bertholdt or Reiner to gain their powers. He was just about to inject Armin when another soldier showed up with a badly-wounded Erwin. There was a struggle over who would get the injection until Levi finally decided that what Erwin really wanted was to pass on hope to the next generation, so he injected Armin who then ate Bertholdt. Erwin died shortly after.
>>93453 The impression I get is almost more like a soft reboot. Like the OVAs aren't necessarily NOT in continuity, but it seems like they might be covering some of the same time frame and similar events in the series itself rather than depending on people having watched the OVAs.
I've been playing a DS game recently, a DBZ rpg by the name of "Attack of the Saiyans", and it really brought into focus how Raditz arriving was when the series really began going downhill.
The game starts off near the end of Dragonball, before the final tournament of the series with you controlling Krillin, Yamcha and Tien first as a group doing a prologue dungeon together then each separately doing their own short side-stories as part of their training journeys. From there its the tournament where you play as Goku vs Piccolo Jr to its conclusion, following that it then proceeds along the Dragonball anime filler arc which had Goku and Chichi have to save her father and his castle from the raging fire cause by a leak in the Furnace of Eight Divisions that bridges the land of the living with the spirit world which ends in them finally getting married. And then comes- >Chapter Six: The Strongest Fighter Raditz Appears!
From the SHOCKING TWEEST swerve of Goku and Piccolo being aliens all along, the creation of explicit numbered power rankings and the powerlevel bullshit moving so fast as Raditz is built up to be something ridiculously powerful and effortlessly beyond anything seen previously before quickly being tossed aside as inconsequential with basically even the weakest characters on both sides becoming as strong as him with a relatively brief period of offscreen training. And thus from then on it just continues to pile up, weighing the series down further and further.
I''m not going to claim Dragonball originally as a masterpiece but it WAS much more interesting as a Journey to the West homage/knockoff taking place in a quaint martial-arts world, upping the scale did it no favors when the series at no point actually made true use of the creative opportunities that presented.
>>93487 I look at Dragonball as an adventure manga with a focus on fighting, but DBZ is a fighting manga with a focus on dragging everything out. I liked DBZ while it was first airing in the US, but I definitely preferred the style of Dragonball once I read it.
>>93489 >I look at Dragonball as an adventure manga with a focus on fighting, but DBZ is a fighting manga with a focus on dragging everything out. I liked DBZ while it was first airing in the US, but I definitely preferred the style of Dragonball once I read it. Then do I have two movies and a show (minus the first two arcs) for you!
>>93490 Nah that shit still has all the flaws of Z (For one they've introduced a multiverse but done nothing interesting with the concept, and when it comes to unoriginality the less said about the terrible new super forms like all the 'super saiyan gods' or the recoloured antagonists the better), and is a blatant money grabber lacking in quality. This is literally just GT all over again, but without even the pretense of having a sense of adventure.
The should have left the series in its shallow grave and just continued milked it via the likes of computer games and other merch.
>>93499 Tales of Gods and Demons, it's a Chinese manhwa, the idea being that Demon spiritualists rip a demons soul out of their bodies and graft it into theirs and as a temporary power buff you go furry mode (though there are non-furry minimal transformations)
Shadow Devil for example just gives you black energy blades, fading and black irises.
//youtube.com/watch?v=4PlClUWBNjQ It's a video about anime music videos. There are a bunch I've already seen, but I'm sure somebody here has an itch to scratch ever since Me!Me!Me! or Shelter. Links in the video description.
I finished Akito the Exile move 3 yesterday. It was actually good and now I'm actually excited to watch the last two movies.
Also, more news. Very interesting how this picture doesn't have Akito cast members in it. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2016-11-12/code-geass-10th-anniversary-event-teases-demon-rebirth-and-maybe-more/.108753
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I just finished the 5th movie of Akito the Exiled. It was actually kinda good. Movie 4 was kinda weak. The fighting was really good in the last movie. If there is an R3, I hope the mech fights are that good. Sunrise can do good cgi. when they feel like it.
Kenja no Mago is also good because the main character's OP bustedness and lack of societal awareness could destroy an already shaky world peace and it's everyone trying to prevent him from fucking up the Earth.
>>93631 https://myanimelist.net/anime/season The three notable ones (for me) are Little Witch Academia, the second season of Konosuba and Gintama. The rest looks utterly lackluster. Hoping for a surprise here.
>>93666 Could you post a screencap to prove this claim that your netflix is showing the 2017 TV show Little Witch Academia, as opposed to the more likely possibility that you are merely talking about the Anime Mirai 2012 OVA/movie of the same name.
>>93684 Oh I can believe it. I saw the first airing of FLCL on Toonami and it has had a resounding impact on me to this day. I still re-watch it at least once a year. >>92857 link to the FLCL thread if anybody wants it.
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>>93687 I thought they were already confirmed? http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2016-07-03/character-designer-yoshiyuki-sadamoto-rock-band-the-pillows-to-return-for-flcl-sequel-series/.103910 But I guess we won't truly know until it airs.
Also, Little Witch Academia is going nicely. I'm curious it's gonna keep doling out events from the OVAs till the finale.
I hope this shit bombs and teaches Hollywood not to adapt anime into live-action films. This looks like shit, even putting aside its nature as a Hollywood remake of a far, far, far, far, far superior foreign (animated) film.
>>93734 I don't think live action adaptation is the inherent problem. It's just that it's an all around mediocre production staffed by a mediocre director, mediocre screenwwriting, mediocre effects, and (here comes the (You)s) a mediocre lead star. If they hired actual talent it could've been decent.
I mean the whitewashing issue aside (not that it's to be set aside, but simply to talk about another angle for a minute), it's a weird thing:
I actually think this movie's look is great, but it looks a lot more like Blade Runner than any incarnation of GiTS really... but I think that it's a better look than GiTS. Certainly moreso than the film because, let's be real here, anytime any of us HERE are talking about GITS we're really talking about SAC, not the films.
also the story is just going to be robocop which uh no, no no that's not what you're supposed to do
hell, you're art design is suped up Blade Runner, just rip the story off, that's closer to GiTS than Robocop is.
The story seems more like a mix of "RoboCop" and "The Bourne Identity", really. And if they were going to rip any story off, they should have just ripped off the original anime film's story. They did lift a bunch of key visuals from the anime, after all.
I'm so backed up on my anime because I'm deep in the Nioh hole. Perfect opportunity to trim the fat so to speak. Might just drop everything but LWA and Konosuba. Nothing else really keeps my attention enough this season.
The Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans english dub is pretty good. The only voice I feel that's weak is Kudelia. The Bosh as Orga was a good call in my opinion. And the English voice for Mikazuki is also Mob.
Toonami has announced that "One Piece" will leave the lineup on the 18th; "Tokyo Ghoul" will enter the lineup one week later. Jason DeMarco, Toonami's grand poobah, said on Twitter that "ratings" were the overall cause for the change, but also said "never say never" to a potential "One Piece" return. (He also agreed that "Dragon Ball" and "Naruto" are helped by their nostalgia-laden fanbases, whereas "One Piece" has no such fanbase in the US, thanks in part to the horrible 4Kids dub.)