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03-27-2019, 08:16 PM
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(06-09-2017, 06:01 PM)All in One Wrote: There was some silly sci-fi OVA I watched recently called Nora from 1985. Not overtly bad but not good either. Kinda boring overall. I'd recommend it if it were shorter as Nora herself is quite cute and animated.

Thought I'd do a little follow up on this post as I recently watched Twinkle Nora Rock Me for the first time and rewatched the original Nora. I had more or less completely forgotten about these OVAs until a few months ago when the latter suddenly blew up in the anisphere due to its, er, interesting animation. I'd held off on watching Twinkle for another friend get together as I expected it'd be great riffing material. I ended up watching it with a friend at around 1 in the morning and it was an okay time. It's pretty bad, but not on par with Suburban Sasquatch or the works of Neil Breen. The opening sequence is really the highlight of the whole thing, outside of that it's just a run of the mill low budget animu. A fucking weird animu, though.

Since my friend had never seen the original before I put it on after watching Twinkle. Comparing the two is quite interesting as Nora is both twice as long and much better animated but is also quite grounded when compared to how off the walls bonkers Twinkle is. The experience renewed my interest in whatever the source material was. When you're given two wildly different adaptations you have to wonder what the hell the source was. At first I was worried the original manga was lost media as I could not find any trace of it besides a MAL page and the author's other works but it seems someone uploaded the raws a few weeks ago. I'm eager to give it a look.

 
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03-28-2019, 01:11 AM
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Lucky Star. Here's the question, is "Motteke! Sailor Fuku" the most perfect song ever made for an anime? In terms of pure beauty and excellence of expression only "Zankoku na Tenshi no Teeze" is a legitimate contender I think.


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04-12-2019, 12:01 PM
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Black Lagoon is pretty fun.

 
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04-13-2019, 10:18 PM
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Slight addendum to my previous post: I got to the second season of Black Lagoon and I don't know exactly what it was but I just was not into it anymore. The edgy, vampire twins were something that I thought was straight out of a generic anime and I just lost all interest for the two episodes they were in. Instead of just being a bad start to the season it ended up being a bad omen as I didn't think the few episodes after it were much better. Probably the most jarring shift in my enjoyment of any anime so far.

 
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04-14-2019, 01:48 AM
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(04-13-2019, 10:18 PM)All in One Wrote: Slight addendum to my previous post: I got to the second season of Black Lagoon and I don't know exactly what it was but I just was not into it anymore. The edgy, vampire twins were something that I thought was straight out of a generic anime and I just lost all interest for the two episodes they were in. Instead of just being a bad start to the season it ended up being a bad omen as I didn't think the few episodes after it were much better. Probably the most jarring shift in my enjoyment of any anime so far.

Daamn. That bad, huh? Kinda reminds me of how I ended up haaating Accel World for how contrived the second act turned out. They literally upped the stakes from "Main Dude beats his Bully in a VR game" to "said Bully tries running over the Main Dude with a car, leaving Girl A in critical condition". And it just goes downhill when Girl B is introduced.

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04-14-2019, 06:05 PM
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I've been watching Sword Art Online: Alicization.

I know, right?

But I'm actually surprised. Considering its roots, this arc is actually very well done. I'm not saying it's fantastic by all means, but it's watchable. I recommend giving it a look.
I've also started The Promised Neverland with a couple of friends. Now that is some MMmmmm good shit right there, I must say. Unfortunately I can't watch ahead or else that would be kind of a jerk thing to do since we all started it together, but I guess I can wait.


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04-14-2019, 11:40 PM
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(04-14-2019, 01:48 AM)Backlash Wrote:
(04-13-2019, 10:18 PM)All in One Wrote: Slight addendum to my previous post: I got to the second season of Black Lagoon and I don't know exactly what it was but I just was not into it anymore. The edgy, vampire twins were something that I thought was straight out of a generic anime and I just lost all interest for the two episodes they were in. Instead of just being a bad start to the season it ended up being a bad omen as I didn't think the few episodes after it were much better. Probably the most jarring shift in my enjoyment of any anime so far.

Daamn. That bad, huh? Kinda reminds me of how I ended up haaating Accel World for how contrived the second act turned out. They literally upped the stakes from "Main Dude beats his Bully in a VR game" to "said Bully tries running over the Main Dude with a car, leaving Girl A in critical condition". And it just goes downhill when Girl B is introduced.

Something shifted with the writing and I suspect that this holds true for the manga as well. The only clear criticism I can formulate of it is they tried to go for a Jojo's rogue's gallery lineup of characters in the money counterfeiting arc but unlike JJBA none of them had any time to be fleshed out properly. As a result the only ones I can remember are Hank Hill and hot topic lolita!Jason Voorhees.

On another note, I powered through all of Detriot Metal City today and it's possibly the funniest anime I've ever watched. Do give it a watch if you haven't already.

 
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School Days, and while I still think it's a brilliant series in its own right, I can't help but wonder what could've happened if Sekai just pursued Makoto from the get-go. The anime gives her with a playful wit and charm that's rather lacking in her VN counterpart, and she enjoys some genuinely hilarious moments with him throughout the first few episodes.

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(04-14-2019, 01:48 AM)Backlash Wrote:
(04-13-2019, 10:18 PM)All in One Wrote: Slight addendum to my previous post: I got to the second season of Black Lagoon and I don't know exactly what it was but I just was not into it anymore. The edgy, vampire twins were something that I thought was straight out of a generic anime and I just lost all interest for the two episodes they were in. Instead of just being a bad start to the season it ended up being a bad omen as I didn't think the few episodes after it were much better. Probably the most jarring shift in my enjoyment of any anime so far.

Daamn. That bad, huh? Kinda reminds me of how I ended up haaating Accel World for how contrived the second act turned out. They literally upped the stakes from "Main Dude beats his Bully in a VR game" to "said Bully tries running over the Main Dude with a car, leaving Girl A in critical condition". And it just goes downhill when Girl B is introduced.

On another note, I powered through all of Detriot Metal City today and it's possibly the funniest anime I've ever watched. Do give it a watch if you haven't already.

Tangentially-related, but my favorite light novel's author is a huge fan of DMC. The anime adaptation even has a shot of the heroine reading an ersatz version of it towards the end of the first season.

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04-20-2019, 09:58 PM
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Finished The Promised Neverland, shit was wild. Friend told me it changes to action in the manga, which is unfortunate to me, but maybe the anime will take a different approach. I doubt it though, seeing that they wanted a more "faithful" adaptation I suppose.


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04-21-2019, 12:10 AM
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Finished Cowboy Bebop. I'll likely hvae to watch it a few more times to fully appreciate it but I can already confirm that it lives up to its lofty reputation. Going to watch Knockin' On Heaven's Door tomorrow, really curious to see what it's like.

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(04-14-2019, 11:40 PM)All in One Wrote:
(04-14-2019, 01:48 AM)Backlash Wrote:
(04-13-2019, 10:18 PM)All in One Wrote: Slight addendum to my previous post: I got to the second season of Black Lagoon and I don't know exactly what it was but I just was not into it anymore. The edgy, vampire twins were something that I thought was straight out of a generic anime and I just lost all interest for the two episodes they were in. Instead of just being a bad start to the season it ended up being a bad omen as I didn't think the few episodes after it were much better. Probably the most jarring shift in my enjoyment of any anime so far.

Daamn. That bad, huh? Kinda reminds me of how I ended up haaating Accel World for how contrived the second act turned out. They literally upped the stakes from "Main Dude beats his Bully in a VR game" to "said Bully tries running over the Main Dude with a car, leaving Girl A in critical condition". And it just goes downhill when Girl B is introduced.

On another note, I powered through all of Detriot Metal City today and it's possibly the funniest anime I've ever watched. Do give it a watch if you haven't already.

Tangentially-related, but my favorite light novel's author is a huge fan of DMC. The anime adaptation even has a shot of the heroine reading an ersatz version of it towards the end of the first season.

Oh, that's a pretty cool reference. I like it when anime do that, such as that Death Note cameo in Death Parade.

 
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04-21-2019, 01:40 PM
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Started watching Ghost Stories recently. For those that don't know the series, it completely flopped in Japan and thus, for the English dub, it was decided to throw the original script out of the window and replace it with highly entertaining, comedic dialogue resulting in Garzeys Wing-level hilarity. Definitely belongs into the anime-so-bad-that-it-is-good camp.
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(04-21-2019, 01:40 PM)mnl Wrote: Started watching Ghost Stories recently. For those that don't know the series, it completely flopped in Japan and thus, for the English dub, it was decided to throw the original script out of the window and replace it with highly entertaining, comedic dialogue resulting in Garzeys Wing-level hilarity. Definitely belongs into the anime-so-bad-that-it-is-good camp.

I remember watching the first episode with my friends, I was shocked LMAO


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04-22-2019, 09:06 AM
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Kaguya-sama. Loved it, as I knew I would coming from the manga. Now I just gotta read it and a billion other things.

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06-24-2019, 03:07 PM
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Saw the first episode of Sabagebu!, and it turned out to be great! Deffo think it's gonna land among my all-time faves. ^^

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06-24-2019, 05:54 PM
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I watched some Carole and Tuesday, but unfortunately haven't really been keeping up with that or any anime lately.


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I took a long break from anime but I just watched Erased and liked it a lot ^-^
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07-28-2019, 10:19 AM
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JoJo is over ;-;
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07-28-2019, 02:35 PM
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(07-28-2019, 10:19 AM)floattube Wrote: JoJo is over ;-;

Guess that's my cue to marathon the second half of Golden Wind. Only two years or so till the most bizarre part gets adapted.

 
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07-28-2019, 02:42 PM
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(07-28-2019, 02:35 PM)All in One Wrote:
(07-28-2019, 10:19 AM)floattube Wrote: JoJo is over ;-;

Guess that's my cue to marathon the second half of Golden Wind. Only two years or so till the most bizarre part gets adapted.

Yeah, I can't wait for part 6. It's criminally underrated c:
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07-28-2019, 04:06 PM
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Little Witch Academia. If you haven't watched this treat of an anime do yourself a favor and watch it. It was really cute and well done. I enjoyed the spirit of the show and the story it told.

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(07-28-2019, 04:06 PM)seel Wrote: Little Witch Academia. If you haven't watched this treat of an anime do yourself a favor and watch it. It was really cute and well done. I enjoyed the spirit of the show and the story it told.

Can confirm: LWA is great. I saw only the OVA/short movie when I was a frosh in college, and I remember being legit scared that such a fine piece of animation would never get its own series. I guess everything worked out, huh? ^^