I think I'm gonna sit out this anime season, since Persona is about to hit. Nothing I saw on the list looked interesting enough to keep my attention during what precious little time I'm gonna have left not playing.
Iron Blooded Orphans might not have been the best Gundam series, but I loved it and might be my favorite Gundam series I've watched so far. I was on unsure if I liked S1, but I marathoned the S1 dub and IBO felt more coherent on the rewatch. Although I suspect that if I ever get around to rewatching 00 s1 or Wing or Zeta I might change my mind.
Also, the dub for s1, and maybe eventually s2, is free on youtube. I'm not the biggest fan of dubs, but I like this one. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJV1h9xQ7Hx-mZk_wLZgc1FcJU-Skw2Zm
Iron Blooded Orphans wasn't bad, but I just could not get invested. I've been watching Unicorn though, and I'm hooked. Also, fuuuuuck it's a lot more blatantly brutal than any of the other Gundams I've watched.
>“Attack on Titan” S2 coming to Toonami this Sunday >three weeks after it began airing in Japan
Exactly how many souls did Toonami and Funimation have to sacrifice for this? (Then again, given the show’s popularity, putting a rush job on this was likely going to happen regardless of its airing on Toonami.)
Attack on Titan R2 made an interesting call with episode 10, and showed a flashback scene we only just got in the manga.
In the manga we had all the revelations to understand what was going on, but in the anime the flashback becomes a big Lost-style mystery that still drops a few clues about the overall premise manga readers at that point never got. Makes me wonder how it'll change their view on the next several plot arcs.
So I'm watching all of Gundam in release order and I'm about to start Stardust Memories. It's only 13 episodes. I don't know if this is a good or bad sign. War in the Pocket was good and it was 6 episodes, but F91 was a rushed as fuck movie.
>>93918 Look what patience and paying for anime got you. Next you are going to tell me you also pay for that Amazon anime service, right? Incredible.
Side note, I actually stopped bothering with keeping up with LWA while it was airing due to it losing my interest after episode 8. It was a really good episode, but I kind of got backlog'd on seasonal anime and LWA kept getting bottom priority on catching up.
I haven't thought about anime in a while, but I remembered something in Kino's Journey recently and wanted to rewatch it. I looked it up on Hulu and Crunchyroll. They removed it from Hulu and Crunchyroll. I tried to download it from Bakabt. Bakabt closed itself to the public and pruned my username for inactivity. I tried finding it on Nyaatorrents. Nyaatorrents is down. I tried TokyoToshokan. It's not available there. It took a long damn time to find a way to watch Kino's Journey, is my point.
Since the legitimate, paid streaming sites will periodically remove shows for funsies, and all the old piracy sites are disappearing - is it going to get harder and harder to watch old anime? Am I gonna have to start buying Blurays now? They definitely didn't make Blurays for some old shows I love very much, like Planetes and Simoun. Good thing I already have those.
>>93922 You are in luck, friendo. I have what you need. nyaa.si Do keep in mind that since nyaa was deleted and Bakabt became private with no notice the... supply has been a bit on the sparse side for stuff that isn't recent or has a fanbase. and some more links for the archive /m/ is scrounging together. https://pastebin.com/SdJ3rbn4 Also, GET HYPE! KINO NO TABI SEASON 2 is confirmed. http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2017/03/12/new-tv-anime-to-adapt-kinos-journey
>>93923 Oh hell yes, thank you. This is going to help a lot. I can only hope that the new Kino isn't going to sexualize her too much or turn her into a "moe" character. I love her deadpan, gunslinging, amazingly competent survivalist self just the way it is.
>>93971 Oh crap, I started reading that a few years ago, got about 60 chapters in (up to the end of the Lee Harvey Oswald plotline), and decided I'd wait until it was over to read the rest. I had no idea it ended over a year ago.
I've forgotten so much, I should probably just start over.
Netflix finally put up the second half of Little Witch Academia.
My skin is clear. My crops are thriving. Anime has been saved yet again. I give Little Witch Academia an absolute unequivocal recommendation.
Well, one small equivocation. If you're the type of person who really needs their story's plots to be perfectly and completely consistent and explained in its mechanisms, you may find some aspects of the finale frustrating. But here's the thing: I normally AM that person and I didn't give a shit, it worked so well on every single other level that I adored it.
>>93980 They're over halfway through the series and they still haven't even introduced the little rabbit girl who shows up as a key part of the ED so it's extremely unlikely they're going to try to end it there.
>>94001 The manga is pretty solid but the anime is basically everything it strove to be, including incorporating a lot of scenes the author wanted but didn't have time for, and ditching or toning down the creepier pedobait aspects.
>>94014 Going into it I was worried it would be, but I'm pleasantly surprised by how matter-of-fact it is with all the grim stuff. Could just be the anime though. The manga had a bunch of dumb shota fanservice scenes that got toned down or left out of the show.
>>94027 No way. Whether you prefer the mango, or animu, both versions are not only perfect as a standalone work, but also in some ways products of their time. Should be left alone as an 80s sci-fi thing.
>>94016 The manga has a lot of naked loli titties, which the anime thankfully toned down. I'm not a huge moralfag and I don't think it automatically turns everyone reading it into an IRL child molester but I just find that shit fucking gross.
Looks like I'm gonna have to start reading Made in Abyss. That anime was just that good in my opinion. All the misery porn or other undesirable aspects are minor problems in my eyes as I feel the whole package is just that strong.
As I grow older I'm finding my taste moving from testosterone-fueled ultra-violence to exceedingly mushy shoujo romance. Kiss my fictional daughter already, you stupid nice indecisive wonderful pretty boy!
>>94058 Ah yes, childbirth in early teens, aka the age at which there's the highest rate of death by childbirth as well as irrevocable damage to the reproductive system even if it is a success, therefore ensuring that the population will definitely not go up.
>>94058 If you think thats bad, take a look at this anime that aired recently. I've been told the manga is still on-going. https://myanimelist.net/anime/34934/Koi_to_Uso >In a futuristic society, Japan has implemented a complex system referred to as "The Red Threads of Science" to encourage successful marriages and combat increasingly low birthrates. Based on a compatibility calculation, young people at the age of 16 are assigned marriage partners by the government, with severe repercussions awaiting those who disobey the arrangement. And keep in mind, everyone gets paired up and all of these arranged marriages are het. So the big question, that was never answered and at least hinted at, what about homosexuals?It's implied that if they don't want to ruin their lives, they just live in a sexless marriage.
>>94063 >Isn't the major point of the story right from the get go that the system is awful Debatable. What I got from the anime was not that the system was malicious, but that young hormonal teenagers are dumb horny teenagers that don't know how to relations. It was just bog standard high school romance garbage that could have utilized its interesting scifi-ish twist, which it did not. >since MC doesn't get paired with the girl he actually loves? HA! HAHAHA! Ha ha... Yeah, sure, but he also loves the girl he got betrothed to so I feel that is moot.
The currently airing Boogiepop might not be a good adaptation, but I am having a lot of fun.
Dorororororororororororororo is good too, but it's such a shoe-in for my anime of the season that it's hard to talk about it. I can't think of a single bad thing to say about it. Even my normal complaint about "monster of the week being a bad trope" is not applicable, due to how gosh darn the show is.
Hey, that's right, we still have a radio function around here.
Way back when I was first discovering JPop, I happened upon this song. It made me a lifelong Masami Okui fan. To this day, and after having listened to practically her entire discography, it still remains my favorite song of hers, even if only for sentimental reasons.