What have you watched recently?

  • Backlash 08-30-2020, 11:01 PM (Edited 08-30-2020, 11:01 PM)
    (06-29-2020, 05:39 PM)Backlash Wrote: Eight days of straight migraines were absolute hell, but at least I'm finally feelin' better. Haah... Time for some anime, I think. ^_^

    Recently I've been interested in a show titled Tokyo Magnitude 8.0, which follows newly-minted middle school graduate, Mirai, as she begins her first day of summer vacation, only to be caught with her kid brother in one of the largest earthquakes ever witnessed in Japan's heartland.

    Essentially, it's the small-screen equivalent of a disaster film, though unlike most disaster movies, this one appears extremely promising as far as I can tell. I've always been enamored with stories about what would happen if the modern, interconnected society we take for granted were to suddenly break down. We've gotten a milder version of this during the Coronavirus crisis (although the US and Brazil seem to have sprinted in the other direction), but the event in the series involves entire buildings collapsing and countless trapped, injured, or dead. What follows is a tale of drama, survival, regret, and tragedy. In other words, it's some damn fine TV.

    Just finished this over the past two days, since I'm trying to develop the habit of watching anime.

    That ending... My god. It wrecked me, loves. ;_;

    The series' realism is its greatest strength. It wasn't sad till the final act. And yet... I don't think I've cried as much for any piece of media.

    I wish there were more anime like this.

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  • Backlash 09-16-2020, 12:37 AM
    I've been greatly enjoying my delve into the realm of The Twelve Kingdoms. I'll wager you haven't heard of it, as it's quite old now and lacks appeal for the average knuckle-dragger; but I'd describe it as a rather unique 2002 fantasy anime that reminds me a lot of InuYasha, right down to centering around a typical Japanese schoolgirl [ this time with two friends! ] that gets involuntarily pulled into a fantastic world.

    Unlike InuYasha though, the world of TTK is anything but welcoming to our MC. Danger lurks both in the skies and in the shadows, and within the opening episodes we realize the people of this land seek to exterminate visitors like her. What ensues is a gripping and rather heart-wrenching tale of an individual driven past all known limits, furnished with a detailed and beautifully-drawn world (for 2002, mind) and complete with the large cast of characters typical of high fantasy.

    I've found I especially relate to Youko [ our red-haired, olive-skinned MC ], so I'm really excited for this one. Can't wait to watch more. ^~^

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  • Cross 10-14-2020, 12:46 AM
    Yugioh Vrains to mainly understand Links. Yes there's the handbook but fuck that
  • Cross 10-27-2020, 06:11 PM
    Mob 100 s2 :D
  • mnl 10-29-2020, 05:40 PM (Edited 10-30-2020, 03:04 AM)
    (09-16-2020, 12:37 AM)Backlash Wrote: I've been greatly enjoying my delve into the realm of The Twelve Kingdoms. I'll wager you haven't heard of it, as it's quite old now and lacks appeal for the average knuckle-dragger; but I'd describe it as a rather unique 2002 fantasy anime that reminds me a lot of InuYasha, right down to centering around a typical Japanese schoolgirl [ this time with two friends! ] that gets involuntarily pulled into a fantastic world.

    Unlike InuYasha though, the world of TTK is anything but welcoming to our MC. Danger lurks both in the skies and in the shadows, and within the opening episodes we realize the people of this land seek to exterminate visitors like her. What ensues is a gripping and  rather heart-wrenching tale of an individual driven past all known limits, furnished with a detailed and beautifully-drawn world (for 2002, mind) and complete with the large cast of characters typical of high fantasy.

    I've found I especially relate to Youko [ our red-haired, olive-skinned MC ], so I'm really excited for this one. Can't wait to watch more. ^~^

    -snip-

    Hah! I've heard of it and I've watched the first half (season?). :) It's a great show indeed. One of the better fantasy animes I've seen and one of the few truely high fantasy shows, as you mention. It's technically an Isekai show I guess, but without the "the fantasy world is actually a video game world, huehue" stuff. Good show!
  • kchn 11-24-2020, 12:49 AM
    (10-14-2020, 12:46 AM)Cross Wrote: Yugioh Vrains to mainly understand Links. Yes there's the handbook but fuck that

    I already practiced getting links down on ygopro but decided to pick up vrains because I want to see what happens, heard it was good. Also it might help me hone understanding of speed duels more, alongside actually getting to (hopefully) start using that style of play when i get a set of them for one of my presents this holiday season.
  • Foolguy 11-30-2020, 01:43 AM
    Just finished Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid, it's a rather fun show with low tension, which I think is why I really got into it.
  • bigG290 12-06-2020, 01:32 AM
    higschool DxD... i now feel ashamed
  • floattube 12-10-2020, 03:34 PM
    Rewatching Haruhi for old times sake c:
  • Erika 12-10-2020, 09:33 PM (Edited 12-10-2020, 11:30 PM)
    Slowly rewatching Joshiraku. I'm hoping that Kaleido-Subs picks it back up once they finish Wandering Witch because his releases are top notch. I get more of the references now. And the OP and ED are still great, I never skip them.

    (12-06-2020, 01:32 AM)bigG290 Wrote: higschool DxD... i now feel ashamed

    DxD is great, nothing to be ashamed of. The ecchi is top notch and it's story tops a lot of non-ecchi anime. Highschool of the Dead is another boob-tastic anime that's worth watching.

    (12-10-2020, 03:34 PM)floattube Wrote: Rewatching Haruhi for old times sake c:

    I did the chronological watch order last year. Super comfy and Haruhi is the best god.
  • COUPLED 12-10-2020, 11:14 PM
    (12-10-2020, 03:34 PM)floattube Wrote: Rewatching Haruhi for old times sake c:

    i rewatch the disappearance every single christmas


    i recently just rewatched mobile suit gundam the 08th ms team
  • Loko 12-11-2020, 04:05 PM
    Watched a bit of Madoka for old times sake with some friends. Still a classic
  • seel 12-12-2020, 04:45 PM
    Jujutsu Kaisen. Ended up continuing with the manga because I'm really enjoying it.
  • Erika 01-21-2021, 12:01 AM
    I started watching A Certain Scientific Railgun and Horimiya. Railgun's great so far, but I'm not impressed with Horimiya so far. I'm sticking with the GSK_ releases for it, so I've only watched one episode, but I don't like how heavy handed the romance elements are. I read the manga and it wasn't this forced. It felt like they grew together a lot more before the romance stuff started to set in.
    Also Hori is a blonde.
  • Dontmindme 01-21-2021, 11:06 AM
    Watching AoD Yuru Camp, I was waiting for this second season for so long!

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  • mnl 02-02-2021, 03:17 PM
    Watching Mushoku Tensei, VladLove and Wonder Egg Priority from this season. Not sure if I'll stick with any of them yet. Mushoku Tensei is decent for an isekai show, although the frequent sexist remarks of the MC and his father started to grate my nerves by episode 3. I've less tolerance for that shit these days and it's sadly still far to common in anime in 2020.
  • Erika 02-15-2021, 04:04 PM
    Just binged the first three episodes of MTBB's Mushoku Tensei release. It's absolutely phenomenal! I haven't enjoyed anything isekai since Konosuba S2 and this is right up my alley.

    GSK_ finally released episode 5 of Horimiya, but then motbob started subbing the series at episode 6. As of episode 4 though, I really like that the forced romance shit got toned down. Episode 1 was a shit show in comparison. Still no blonde Hori...

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