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Re: What Anime are you watching?
« Reply #3210 on: Jan 24, 2024, 05:10:28 PM »
I tuned into Dr. Elise just to see if it would do it and it did it: it crossed into so bad it's good territory. Between the extra doses of ridiculous flagellation at the altar of this Mary Sue and the shitty animation, this thing made me crack a smile from beginning to end. It's also continues to feel stupidly padded on to as if the people making this show only got permission to adapt a specific amount of the story and are trying to make the source material streeeeeeeetch as much as possible.

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Re: What Anime are you watching?
« Reply #3211 on: Jan 30, 2024, 08:54:34 PM »
I've been watching Snack Basue. Not much to say about it. It's a gag show that takes place almost entirely in a single room. The art style is extremely simplistic, but at least it allows them to keep the animation consistent.

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Re: What Anime are you watching?
« Reply #3212 on: Feb 03, 2024, 02:09:25 PM »
I finally caught up on Frieren. It's a show I liked but found myself unable to watch it week by week. It just felt too mellow or something. Now that I've binged, I'm a full-fledged Frieren enjoyerer.... er. This show is so good.

The weakest Beast Tamer Trash anime is kinda surprising me a bit. I'd thought I'd dump this shit but I'm a bit invested. She got rich over pointing out some dead bodies. Hope she don't get robbed.

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Re: What Anime are you watching?
« Reply #3213 on: Feb 04, 2024, 11:07:26 AM »
I still like Shangrila Frontier but this Wethermon fight at 3+ episodes is a snore.

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Re: What Anime are you watching?
« Reply #3214 on: Feb 11, 2024, 10:30:06 PM »
First episode of Ninja Kamui wasn't bad.

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Re: What Anime are you watching?
« Reply #3215 on: Feb 17, 2024, 09:30:34 AM »
Watched some eps of Love of Kill. I think it's from last Spring's anime season. What a weird show. Violent killer stalks bounty hunter and both get chased by killers. I don't know what it's trying to be.

Like I knew Spy multiplied by Family was supposed to be a comedy even though I didn't really laugh. But this shows doesn't have enough jokes for that. It doesn't have intrigue or adventure. It's almost like a romcom slice of life featuring a killer and bounty hunter but then doesn't give either of them friends or hobbies or something that would make me care about seeing a slice of their lives to begin with.

It supposedly builds up to something but I didn't care enough to stick around.

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Re: What Anime are you watching?
« Reply #3216 on: Feb 17, 2024, 09:55:07 AM »
Something's been nagging me about Sign of Affection. Like it feels... fetishy. This dude loves learning languages so much that he's interested in the deaf girl because she's something new for him to learn from. And it still feels that way.

I came across a reddit thread where two people were stating they're from third world countries and the guy in this show reminds them of a creepy expat with a white savior complex. I definitely see it.

Does that ruin the show? I'd say 'no' because the adorable deaf girl carries the show. But it also makes the "romance" feel hollow. As if this dude thinks he's in love when this girl is merely different. And the girl's just got a crush she thinks is love. I'd fully expect this guy to dump this girl once she's too old to be infantilized and he gets tired of sign language.

As much as I dislike the idea of "childhood friend secretly in love with female lead," that guy's a better character. He's grappling with complicated feelings. Like his implied opinion that the deaf girl should just be with other deaf people. Or that he momentarily struggles with doing the right thing and helping a deaf stranger. He's way more interesting than "hot dude travels."

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Re: What Anime are you watching?
« Reply #3217 on: Mar 08, 2024, 12:23:53 PM »
I'm looking at the upcoming Spring lineup, and man, I don't even know. I think I'll just cast a wide net and see what sticks.

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Re: What Anime are you watching?
« Reply #3219 on: Apr 01, 2024, 07:12:40 PM »
The Banished Former Hero Lives as He Pleases is fuckin' uggo-looking with some real wonk-ass animation. Damn, that's tragic. Or funny, depending on the reason you choose to watch this. :P

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Re: What Anime are you watching?
« Reply #3220 on: Apr 02, 2024, 09:01:08 PM »
I'm a few episodes into the mage exam on Frieren, and I have to say this is the first time the show has started to lose my interest a little bit. I'm not here for this Naruto-tier shōnen tournament shit. Not to mention suddenly dumping all these new characters onto us all at once, and most of them are featured in the intro so I have to assume at least a few of them end up actually being important, but right now I don't give a fuck about any of them.

It's not enough to make me walk away or anything, I just hope it gets resolved sooner rather than later.

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Re: What Anime are you watching?
« Reply #3221 on: Apr 04, 2024, 09:35:53 PM »
Yeah, I wasn't jazzed about the mage exam.  I was pleasantly surprised by it in that it ends up overall well-executed even if some parts of it drag a bit. We get some good characters from it, too. But an exam arc in and of itself is about as worn-out and tired as a tourney arc. And this part of the show introduces the worst outfit in the series. This may as well be Julia Roberts' hooker outfit from Pretty Woman. And some peeps on Reddit were all "wut about Laufen tho?"  What about Laufen?  Laufen's outfit doesn't kill my immersion like this shit does.
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Re: What Anime are you watching?
« Reply #3222 on: Apr 04, 2024, 09:56:51 PM »
I'm waiting for the last episode's English dub to finish out Frieren. I watched it week to week, and I was very happy with it.

Dangers of the Heart was a big surprise....I'm not much on school kid romances, but this has been an enjoyable, sweet show. I'd read that the first season was good, so I checked it out, and so I'm halfway through S2. Luckily I have a little more time to finish before Spring hits its stride.

I liked the Banished from the Hero's Party show. It's an actual non-isekai fantasy show about how a guy quit fighting the good fight but turned out to be the guy keeping the team working the whole time. A tired trope, but well-executed in this case. If it dies with S2, it's fine, but I wouldn't mind seeing it continue.

Delicious in Dungeon was entertaining and is still on-going. Another non-isekai fantasy show, this time involving how to survive in dungeons by turning monsters into Japanese staple meals. It's fun.

Spring has a bunch of continuations I'm interested in picking up...KonoSuba s3, Slime-kun s3, Demon King Academy S2P2, Irregular at Magic High School s3. I may even go back and hit S2 of Sound Euphonium seeing as s3 is coming up...it was one of those shows I enjoyed but had a hard time getting back into watching. But my backlog is so ponderous at this point that I'm hoping for a stinker season, as I have shows from last year I haven't put a dent in yet.
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Re: What Anime are you watching?
« Reply #3223 on: Apr 05, 2024, 02:23:46 AM »
One thing I've always applauded Frieren for is its sensibly dressed characters... and then Little Miss Teen Prossy shows up.

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Re: What Anime are you watching?
« Reply #3224 on: Apr 06, 2024, 09:34:55 PM »
A character featured (and a tandem feature, at that) in a single episode and an exceedingly minor role in a single arc is hardly a blip on the radar for my part. And it's all the more satisfying when she gets to the third test.
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Re: What Anime are you watching?
« Reply #3225 on: Apr 11, 2024, 09:20:50 PM »
After being pretty spoiled the last couple of seasons, I'm not really excited about this season at all. The popular continuing shows are not things I was watching and a lot of new stuff looks garbo. I watched Unnamed Memory and it wasn't bad but there was something super dull about it. The same with A Condition Called Love. That one gives a bit more in terms of flaws for the leads but it's just not that exciting. I can't go from Skip to Loafer to this nor more than I can go from 7th Time Loop Villainess to Unnamed Memory. Again, they aren't bad. They just feel watered down and not exciting.

I'm a bit surprised by Chillin' in Another World with Level 2 Super Cheat Powers. My YouTube casting is fucked up again so I just put that show on as a lark to kill some time and got invested in the thing. I jumped over to the manga and was pleasantly surprised. I poured through about 30+ chapters of it. This may very well be the only thing I watch this season. Unless one of you guys spring up a surprise recommendation.