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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby SlyReaper » Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:39 pm UTC

Gelsamel wrote:No. 6: Seldom is the opening song to an anime completely intollerable... fortunately the rest of the show is actually pretty good. Although I thought they left the direction of the story a bit vague. Still it's set in an interesting world with some interesting characters... the downside is that it says the characters are 12 years old...

I know I'm late, but I just started this, and it looks to be pretty decent. The characters are only 12 in the first episode, then there's a time skip. So all is well with the world.
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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby tastelikecoke » Fri Sep 09, 2011 3:12 pm UTC

Glmclain wrote:Lucky Star is my favorite anime of all time. Ever. Seriously.

FUCK, I love that show.

FUCK, I love that show too. spent a month having withdrawal symptoms from lack of Lucky Star. Some people don't like it though, I don't know why.

As for slice-of-life genres, is Minami-ke's humor really supposed to be slow and stale? :(

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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby Gelsamel » Mon Sep 12, 2011 5:31 am UTC

Speaking of KyoAni, Nichijou is easily the best comedy anime of all time. Everyone should check it out if you have not already. I love Annaka and Fe-chan, but then again I have a thing for side characters.

Fe-chan and Weboshi's manzai routine with the meat bun/icecream was so amazingly well done, it was just perfect.
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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby modularblues » Tue Sep 13, 2011 4:24 am UTC

Gelsamel wrote:Nichijou is easily the best comedy anime of all time.

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The temple scene!!!!! Too awesome to behold.

And character themes - my favs are Sakamoto's and Mio's. And Mai totally trolls the opening theme.

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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby Gelsamel » Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:01 am UTC

Also I love Mio's voice when she is yelling or angry. "Mou, baka ne! Ichigo no nai cake nante mou haya pan ja!"

She really uses "Baka ne" a lot.

Also, this MAD is hilarious and awesome. http://youtu.be/okuV-ObaiB4
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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby KnightExemplar » Wed Sep 14, 2011 3:23 am UTC

No Madoka love yet? Did a quick search, didn't see any mention of it yet. I'd expect you guys to be all over that.

Of course, it technically a Magical Girl series. But its a good one. I promise. And no, that doesn't make me gay...

EDIT: Woops, I must have mis-spelled it when I searched. I searched again and found a few posts. Anyway, Madoka is easily one of the best series I've seen in the past few years. And looking through these posts though, seems like my taste in anime is slightly different than everyones... (Higurashi is my personal favorite anime for example...)
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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby Gelsamel » Wed Sep 14, 2011 3:43 am UTC

KnightExemplar wrote:No Madoka love yet? Did a quick search, didn't see any mention of it yet. I'd expect you guys to be all over that.

Of course, it technically a Magical Girl series. But its a good one. I promise. And no, that doesn't make me gay...

EDIT: Woops, I must have mis-spelled it when I searched. I searched again and found a few posts. Anyway, Madoka is easily one of the best series I've seen in the past few years. And looking through these posts though, seems like my taste in anime is slightly different than everyones... (Higurashi is my personal favorite anime for example...)


So did you miss me liking Higurashi and Madoka? xD

Anyway liking even straight played Magical Girl series doesn't make you gay and even if it did that isn't an inherently bad thing...
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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby KnightExemplar » Wed Sep 14, 2011 3:49 am UTC

Gelsamel wrote:
KnightExemplar wrote:No Madoka love yet? Did a quick search, didn't see any mention of it yet. I'd expect you guys to be all over that.

Of course, it technically a Magical Girl series. But its a good one. I promise. And no, that doesn't make me gay...

EDIT: Woops, I must have mis-spelled it when I searched. I searched again and found a few posts. Anyway, Madoka is easily one of the best series I've seen in the past few years. And looking through these posts though, seems like my taste in anime is slightly different than everyones... (Higurashi is my personal favorite anime for example...)


So did you miss me liking Higurashi and Madoka? xD


Hmm, I thought I saw a quote from you saying you didn't like Higurashi? Or maybe you were talking about Umineko :evil: (too much wasted potential).

In which case... can I share my fandom with some of yall? Higurashi music video. Pretty much 4 minutes of straight spoilers.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWPSDYNyKso


Anyway liking even straight played Magical Girl series doesn't make you gay and even if it did that isn't an inherently bad thing...


True that. Perhaps the more appropriate word would be feminine or "not masculine". At least, my homo friends tend to use those phrases to describe these sorts of things. (as in, actually homosexual. Met his boyfriend and all)
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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby Gelsamel » Wed Sep 14, 2011 3:53 am UTC

I really really liked Umineko too. It's not finished yet so I'm not sure what the issue of wasted potential is. :P
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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby KnightExemplar » Wed Sep 14, 2011 3:57 am UTC

Gelsamel wrote:I really really liked Umineko too. It's not finished yet so I'm not sure what the issue of wasted potential is. :P


Its wasted potential to make me wait two damn years for the rest of the series and not have one peep about wtf is going on. :evil: BTW: if you missed it, please comment on my youtube video there :-) Then again, quite a few people didn't like my song selection... whatever. Screw them.
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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby Gelsamel » Wed Sep 14, 2011 3:58 am UTC

KnightExemplar wrote:
Gelsamel wrote:I really really liked Umineko too. It's not finished yet so I'm not sure what the issue of wasted potential is. :P


Its wasted potential to make me wait two damn years for the rest of the series and not have one peep about wtf is going on. :evil:


I suppose. I can say that for a thousand series though.

I really really really want a Legend of the Legendary Heroes season 2.
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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby KnightExemplar » Wed Sep 14, 2011 4:11 am UTC

True, I guess... Seriously though, they need to get Umineko on.

At least Fate/Zero has been confirmed to come out soon.

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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby Gelsamel » Wed Sep 14, 2011 4:13 am UTC

Yeah Fate/Zero is pretty much going to destroy everything in the upcoming season.


Edit: Nekogami Yaoyorozu is so uncannily similar to Touhou I can't help but think it's purposely like that. There are too many things to make about how similar they feel.
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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby modularblues » Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:58 am UTC

KnightExemplar wrote:Madoka is easily one of the best series I've seen in the past few years.

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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby tastelikecoke » Wed Sep 14, 2011 2:05 pm UTC

Gelsamel wrote:Anyway liking even straight played Magical Girl series doesn't make you gay and even if it did that isn't an inherently bad thing...

Sounds too similar to how most men treat MLP:FiM :P

I think magical girl genre is already old enough to be deconstructed and averted, so something like Madoka wouldn't be rare anymore, but still SHAFT made it the best!

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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby Gelsamel » Thu Sep 15, 2011 2:52 pm UTC

Summarizing Nichijou: "The every day life of trolls in trollworld"
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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby Xeio » Mon Sep 19, 2011 2:32 am UTC

Finally decided to start watching FMA: Brotherhood.

So...
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I'm glad the first season ended, retelling half the stories without any exposition (I guess if you haven't seen the first series, you get to be a bit lost, or miss all of the references)... annoying...

They're taking some liberal retcons (for lack of a better term) though, aren't they? Scar kills the rockbells instead of mustang (what is Roy's biggest motivation now?), the fuhror is wrath instead of pride (I can only assume wrath doesn't exist), new BBEG (good, I guess, it'd be silly to have the same story twice).

I guess it's interesting they're addressing some foreign relations and fleshing out the world a bit. I'm not entirely sure it wouldn't have been better as a seperate continuity altogether, rather than re-using all the characters to tell a different story though.
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Oh, and lusts death was good, though... I guess they're sort of getting rid of the difficulty to kill homunculi...?

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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby Masily box » Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:35 pm UTC

Xeio wrote:I guess they're sort of getting rid of the difficulty to kill homunculi...?


I don't think you quite understand how much of a badass Roy is in this continuity. :D

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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby SlyReaper » Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:01 pm UTC

Just watched the Disappearance of Haruhi. Awesome.

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Parallel universes, time travel, Kyon being a badass and treading on his own head, psycho blue haired girl going stabby stabby... what's not to like?
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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby Box Boy » Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:16 pm UTC

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How about the way my heart nearly broke in two when Kyon pretty much turned down Yuki?
I mean, damn, man, at this rate there'll never be a Glorious Harem Ending.TM
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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby SciJo » Tue Sep 20, 2011 4:32 am UTC

SlyReaper wrote:Just watched the Disappearance of Haruhi. Awesome.

what's not to like?

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Parallel universes, time travel, Kyon treading on his own head

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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby tastelikecoke » Tue Sep 20, 2011 2:20 pm UTC

Spoiler:
Yuki Nagato in super moe form. What's more to ask?

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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby SciJo » Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:42 pm UTC

There's nothing that pisses me off more then having your future self directly affecting the events your present self experiences in time travel shows.

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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby Gelsamel » Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:26 am UTC

Fuck Dantalian no Shoka is so fuckin' amazing. Especially for fans of period accuracy. It's period accuracy is almost god damn perfect, and in the latest episode there is a plot point revolving around a particular WW1 Period aircraft's quirk of spinning when it stalls... which is actually a historal quirk of that exact aircraft. What the fuck, I love everything about this show. This is how serious people should be about making their stories! There is the seriousness in crafting good narratives that I really want and love in anime but hardly every fuckin' get. Dantalian no Shoka is just amazing.

The mythology too, which I love.

Example:

http://seventhstyle.com/2011/07/30/dant ... e-history/
http://seventhstyle.com/2011/07/31/disc ... dantalian/

More reviews on that site.

In other news:
http://youtu.be/yxqOcCinCRA
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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby dhokarena56 » Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:10 pm UTC

Not enough people have watched the Irresponsible Captain Tylor. And that makes me sad, because it's really good and quirky. And I'm not seeing as much love for Mahoromatic as I wish.
Also, Legend of the Galactic Heroes. Incredibly epic, in almost every sense.
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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby Box Boy » Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:57 pm UTC

dhokarena56 wrote:Also, Legend of the Galactic Heroes. Incredibly epic, in almost every sense.

Only reason I don't recommend this more is because everyone should have already watched it.
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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby modularblues » Wed Sep 28, 2011 4:36 pm UTC

Just started to watch Steins;Gate. It has the Suzumiya Haruhi vibe, but the lead male seems more haphazard and schizophrenic than Haruhi. I'm interested to see the lead female's character development, but I don't expect very much coherent science. I was surprised by a mention of
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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby Gelsamel » Thu Sep 29, 2011 6:29 am UTC

Nakogami Yaoyorozu...

I just nearly died laughing at Yoshino shadowboxing.
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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby Jorpho » Thu Sep 29, 2011 1:32 pm UTC

dhokarena56 wrote:Not enough people have watched the Irresponsible Captain Tylor. And that makes me sad, because it's really good and quirky.
Eh... It's just a little bit too campy. It's comprehensible, at least, but it's also slow and doesn't really do much that hasn't been done elsewhere. (And I wish every boxed set would cram seven episodes onto each disc. Sensible!)

Also, Legend of the Galactic Heroes. Incredibly epic, in almost every sense.
The one that led TV Tropes to say, "So many characters, it was once mistaken for the Japanese language" ? I thought that was largely reviled.

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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby Gelsamel » Mon Oct 03, 2011 3:53 am UTC

Dantalian no Shoka finished, was really awesome. Can't wait till S2.

Fate/Zero started, really fucking amazing, can't wait till episode 2!



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Fate/Zero:
Perfectly paced so far, awesome art style. First episode was the best introduction to the setting you could hope for. If you're someone who needs action and can't stand dialogue then maybe this first episode will turn you off. But honestly the pacing was perfect, especially when you compare it to the pacing in UBW. I'm looking forward to amazing things from this adaption. The only issue I had with the episode was the circling thing was a bit weird. When something like that is your only criticism of an episode that means that episode is pretty damn awesome.

Shinryaku! Ika Musume S2:
Not much to say here, if you liked the first season you'll love this too. Ika Musume is just really darn fun and hilarious.

Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon:
Interesting setting, seems a bit haremy/fanservicey but otherwise it seems promising given what is implied is going to happen in the next episodes. Something to keep your eye on. Also I have a thing for girls who talk like Oujos.

Chihayafuru:
Josei anime, which means it has a refreshing art style if all you've been watching is shounen/seinen. Reminiscent of 5cm per second (I think there are a few references with the train scene and opening with cherry blossoms). The first episode was interesting but whether it can keep it up for a whole season is another question, being about karuta and all.

Busou Shinki Moon Angel:
5minute episodes about sentient Busou Shinki dolls. I actually really like the character design in Busou Shinki so maybe I'm biased but I think it looks good. It's short enough anyway that you can just watch it when you have a bit of spare time. It's always fun to watch mecha musume fly around shooting things.



Maji de Watashi ni Koi Shinasai!:
This anime... Everything about this anime is terrible. And yet it's so god damn fucking awesome. I don't know how to describe it. It's not "so bad it's good" it's just somehow good despite being bad. It uses every old anime filmography technique in the book, and not in a sort of parodying selfaware way, it uses them straight. Split screens, cheesey sound effects, still frames, large amounts of talking during battle, calling out your attacks, everything. The setting is generic and the MC's motivations are terrible.

Despite all this, it is somehow able to be just really epic and awesome.

Do not look in this spoiler if you don't want Maji De Watashi ni Koi Shinasai! Episode 1 Spoiled
Spoiler:
When Momo appears you'll be like "Whoa, awesome!" and then Kuki appears and it's like "Whoa awesome!!!!!!!!" and then they're all fighting and calling out attacks and you'll be like "Whoa!!!!! AWESOME!!!" and then Tsubame comes out of nowhere and you'll be like "WHOA!!!! AWESOME!!!!!!" and then when they stand together and Tsubame introduces herself with her little hair flip you'll be like "I have no idea why, but for some reason is this REALLY EPIC"


Now, maybe it's just the first episode that is like that, which is a likely possibility, but we'll see.
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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby Grop » Sun Oct 09, 2011 1:52 pm UTC

Is anyone watching the Hunter x Hunter 2011 reset? Do you think this series needed a reset? So far I don't see it being better than the ~2000 series.

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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby Jorpho » Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:30 am UTC

I don't see anything being much worse than the Greed Island OVAs.

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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby hatten » Mon Oct 10, 2011 7:21 pm UTC

dhokarena56 wrote:Not enough people have watched the Irresponsible Captain Tylor. And that makes me sad, because it's really good and quirky. And I'm not seeing as much love for Mahoromatic as I wish.
Also, Legend of the Galactic Heroes. Incredibly epic, in almost every sense.

Started watching Tylor but stopped cause it felt so slow. My lilbro watched it though but he doesn't care what I throw at him.

modularblues wrote:Just started to watch Steins;Gate. It has the Suzumiya Haruhi vibe, but the lead male seems more haphazard and schizophrenic than Haruhi. I'm interested to see the lead female's character development, but I don't expect very much coherent science. I was surprised by a mention of
Spoiler:
Hund's rule of maximum multiplicity
, but it felt like technobabble in that context.

Just watched episode 9 and had goose bumps all over my body at the end. Wonderful series so far, the first few episodes are slow but then it really ramps up.

And is the picture in the OP still relevant? I just got the feeling that the post is 5 years old and picture's cannot be updated/discussed very easily, but I guess they're as good now as for 5 years ago.

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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby Box Boy » Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:27 pm UTC

Jorpho wrote:
Also, Legend of the Galactic Heroes. Incredibly epic, in almost every sense.
The one that led TV Tropes to say, "So many characters, it was once mistaken for the Japanese language" ? I thought that was largely reviled.

It's got a bit of a bad rep among certain circles because, in comparison to most anime, it's got veeeeeeeeeery slow pacing (perhaps only exceeded by the likes of DragonballZ), and there is admittedly a lot of characters. Thankfully, the series tends to introduce large batches at a time and either kill off or no longer use the ones who aren't needed after a while, so it actually ends up having an average-sized main cast most of the time.

Also, it's an absolutely epic space opera with a world so fleshed out you could give skin-grafts to an entire hospital burn ward with it, has amazing battles and loveable/memorable characters, and some really, really great twists. (keep in mind this is just my opinion, your's may differ)
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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby KnightExemplar » Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:58 pm UTC

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dhokarena56 wrote:Not enough people have watched the Irresponsible Captain Tylor. And that makes me sad, because it's really good and quirky. And I'm not seeing as much love for Mahoromatic as I wish.
Also, Legend of the Galactic Heroes. Incredibly epic, in almost every sense.

Started watching Tylor but stopped cause it felt so slow. My lilbro watched it though but he doesn't care what I throw at him.


I watched all of Tylor. I don't think it offered much aside from being quirky, and as an anime... it hasn't aged well.

I think its just an aging problem. Tylor would have made more sense in the early 90s before every damn Shonen hero was a fucking retard who relied on dumb luck.

Gelsamel wrote:Reviews:

Fate/Zero:
Perfectly paced so far, awesome art style. First episode was the best introduction to the setting you could hope for. If you're someone who needs action and can't stand dialogue then maybe this first episode will turn you off. But honestly the pacing was perfect, especially when you compare it to the pacing in UBW. I'm looking forward to amazing things from this adaption. The only issue I had with the episode was the circling thing was a bit weird. When something like that is your only criticism of an episode that means that episode is pretty damn awesome.


UBW proved that dialog is very important. But when you try to cram an entire season into less than two hours, its always going to feel rushed.

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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby Gelsamel » Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:47 am UTC

Okay, so, the backstory for Horizon is confusing as fuck. But I've done a bit of research and may write up a post explaining what the fuck is actually going on later.
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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby KnightExemplar » Fri Oct 14, 2011 1:46 pm UTC

Just watched Episode 1 of Fate/Zero. There were a fair number of "holy shit" realizations if you watched Fate / Stay Night. Such as...

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Ilya is Kiritsugu 's daughter? Holy shit


You won't have any of those realizations if you just jump into Fate/Zero however. So you'll definitely need to see Fate/Stay Night first. I've been semi-spoilered because I've read the Type-Moon wiki, but my memories are completely screwed up and my facts are wrong. Plus, I haven't read the visual novels (only the anime series), so Fate / Zero was still a pleasure.

Yeah, it was a bit dialog heavy... but the pacing is perfect if you're following the conversation and thinking about the implications it has on Fate/Stay Night.
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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby Gelsamel » Fri Oct 14, 2011 4:39 pm UTC

You don't need to watch Fate/Stay Night to enjoy Fate/Zero though. The first episode was really well paced because it was introducing all the characters and the setting and the rules and ended with the summoning of the heros. It did it really well, too, without being boring and without just sitting there info dumping on you in some contrived situation to explain what is going on.
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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby Gelsamel » Sat Oct 15, 2011 1:05 pm UTC

Guilty Crown: Actually really good so far. The opening sequence was especially awesome. A bit formulaic but really well done, high production values, good animation. They really do it well, you get a sense of the character so you can empathise with how he is feeling in the situation he was thrust into. If it stays really formulaic it may still be good, due to high production value, but it has the potential to be really awesome and hopefully it doesn't decide to be generic instead.

Mirai Nikki: This is has crazy amounts of potential. I remember playing Devil Survivor and finding the mobile phone future predictor thing really creepy and unnerving, and this anime has the same thing as the basis of the whole show so... I think this has the potential to be a really amazingly horror series. But it may not go in that direction.... Downside is the CGI for Deus, what were they thinking?

UN-GO: Characters are a bit thin, but their design is nice. The mystery unfortunately doesn't seem to be the focus so much as the main character just showing off their intelligence. I think if they really focus on the mystery aspects and make it a fair game whodunit it could be really awesome. Given the conflict between the detective dude and the professor guy the plot could develope in a number of ways.
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"Is it all pointless?"
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"Do you admit there is no meaning to this world?"
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