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  1. Pocari_Sweat
    2014-04-10 04:12
    Thanks for the suggestions. I've tapered completely off my usual anime knowledge expertise since I'm kind of naturally steering off the anime hobby as I age and find other interests so I don't look at charts no where near as much as I use to.

    I also like your attitude of "This is a moe show that caters to me and I like it, so fuck you haters" for certain shows .
  2. Pocari_Sweat
    2014-04-09 21:25
    So aside from Mushishi Season 2, I have no idea what I'm supposed to watch this season. Suggestions are welcome... including your token moe show(s) of the season .
  3. Last Sinner
    2014-04-09 08:45
    Last Sinner
    Nice to know someone else likes The World Is Still Beautiful. Nike is just an awesome female lead.

    Brynhildr and One Week Friends do get stronger over time from what I read. Brynhildr was never going to match the opening Elfen Lied had - but since they have the same author, the bloodbaths will come in due time. As for One Week Friends, it's simple but to the heart. Over time, the impact of what those two go through with the futility of losing it all over and over - it amounts to something memorable.

    And I won't deny how utterly delighted I am that Mushishi S2 has finally happened. 9 years apart yet that crew still knows exactly how to do it.

    This season could be the one for me that I've been waiting years for. After discussing things with a friend, I realised the last time I liked 5 titles in a season was April 2010. 4 years....If the five I'm following stay good and either Kindaichi or Knights of Sidonia are also keepers, this will be quite a season for me.

    For me, the major fizzle of the season at this rate is Irregular at Magic High School. They seem hellbent on making what was a fun manga with some good action into something really bland. They removed an entire battle from the start of the manga where the sister utterly owned face. And that gives me grave concerns about this adaptation. They seem hellbent on establishing the sister as inferior all the way when she isn't. And an episode of info-dumping with that weak not-battle at the end was pretty meh. Really don't know what Madhouse were doing. I know the innuendo/relationships were meant to be a core part of this, but it's also a shounen/action title in part. This adaptation seems intent on ignoring those aspects, which is pretty deplorable in my opinion.
  4. Triple_R
    2014-04-09 08:04
    I still have a fair bit of catching up to do with the new Spring 2014 shows.

    What I've seen so far is Akuma no Riddle, Love Live! Season 2, Captain Earth, WIXOSS, and Brynhildr in the Darkness. Of these five, Brynhildr in the Darkness is the only one you mentioned to me, so we'll start with that.

    I found it unintentionally hilarious. I mean, they present Ryota as the super-practical super-serious guy, but there's something I just find silly about him. I mean, he is a massive risk-taker in ways that are pretty amazing. I read people compare this anime to Elfen Lied of all things, so I have my doubts that this comedy I'm seeing is intentional (so I'm tentatively calling it unintentional). Kuroneko (haha!) is no less silly than Ryuto is, but it's pretty clear she's supposed to be that way. She is amusing.

    I have to admit that I'm a bit skeptical of shows like this. Nerdy male lead and strange mysterious "girlfriend" - That's been so done to death in anime it makes incest look like a novelty. They're going to have to do something pretty different with this show to make this heavily used concept work for me. And I suppose the Elfen Lied comparisons could be promising that way.

    Akuma no Riddle I enjoy a lot on a shits and giggles level. Having two characters that look almost exactly like Kyouko and Sayaka definitely appeals to me as a Madoka Magica fan (the fact that "Kyouko" eats pocky and "Sayaka" wields blades makes it that much sweeter). Aside from that, the show has the same "crazy cool" sensibility as Dangaronpa, Mirai Nikki, and Umineko - And while that can seem a bit lowbrow at times, I also find it highly amusing. Throw yuri on top of all of this, and this show is the one of the season that will probably get me smirking the most. Worst-case scenario is probably "Guilty Pleasure" but time will tell if it rises above that for me.

    While Akuma no Riddle is the show with some superficial similarities to Madoka, it's WIXOSS that captures the spirit of Madoka the best, imo (at least after an episode). So of these shows, the one I most recommend you check out is WIXOSS. It does dark and foreboding really well, imo. I'm not a big fan of the "children's card games" shows myself, but this one may be an exception for me. And hey, it's wrote by Okada!

    Captain Earth - To me, it's like an unusual blend of Space Bros. with Star Driver so far.

    And you already know what I think of Love Live! The 2nd season looks just as good as the first so far.

    After I've watched some more anime shows, I'll give you my take on them as well, if you want.
  5. Pocari_Sweat
    2014-04-06 00:59
    I'm curious to see if Tamako Market love story movie will be a better romance series than Nagi no Asu Kara. My gut reactions thinks yes, which is damn scary.

    But, I still stand by my opinion that Tamako is one of Kyoani's best female characters, and that I do quite liker her. No idea how she would rank in my general preferences though.
  6. Pocari_Sweat
    2014-04-06 00:52
    Some redundant analysis that you may find interesting :
  7. Pocari_Sweat
    2014-04-06 00:24
    Because if moe is a problem, maybe I don't want to be saved.
    Lawl. Moe is definitely not a problem, in fact it's part of the charm that contemporary anime brings that no other medium does as far as I know.

    However what is a problem is fetishizing the concept, particularly when it involves sexualizing said moe characters especially when it involves prepubescent girls (and boys) or putting them in a light where it be deemed discriminating - I would imagine feminists in general would have a field day regarding the anime medium if they were informed about the hardcore otaku subculture.

    Quick question for you: are there any anime characters that tend to remind you a lot of Matsuri in Sola?

    For me, it's Yuki Souya in Taisho Yakyuu Musume. Granted, Yuki lacks Matsuri's tragic backstory and is far, far younger, but I feel the characters mannerisms are somewhat similar - it's one of the few other cases I can think of where Noto Mamiko takes her typical "soft spoken and refined" voice and injects a bit of "pep" into it.
    Can't think of any on top of my head. Never watched Tiasho Yakyuu Musume so I can't comment.

    I texted my girlfriend that Triple_R thinks Chisaki is fine but you don't like her.

    She texted back "he likes hiromi so no taste".
    Pfff. Inferior commoners liking the noeblob! (intentional typo)

    True Tears reference? My girlfriend thinks yuou should up your rating of the show because of it.
    That reminds me more of Silver Spoon than True tears in all honesty .
  8. Triple_R
    2014-04-04 20:21
    Oh, by the way, I agree with your generally negative reaction to people talking about a particular anime show (be it Space Dandy, Kill La Kill, or anything else) "saving" anime.

    What exactly does anime need to be "saved" from? I do think the overall balance of anime could maybe use a couple more westernized shows from time-to-time, but acting like anime needs to be downright "saved" is just silly to me. Some seasons are better than others, but looking at the past few years in total, they've been pretty good, in my view.

    Those who hate moe and still don't accept it are people that really need to get over it, in my opinion. It's part of anime for a reason, and it's something that gives anime a distinct flavor. As you and I have discussed before, good luck finding something like Clannad in western entertainment. And I think that moe is a big part of the reason why. Having moe in anime means we get something truly different than what our own backyard produces, and isn't that sort of overall variety something to be cherished? That's how I view it, anyway.

    Don't get me wrong, there are certain otaku tastes I sometimes sigh and roll my eyes over (the incest trope definitely being tops amongst them), but otaku tastes in general is also what makes anime so nicely distinctive. Sometimes you just have to take the good with the bad. In this case, I think it's worth it on the whole.
  9. Triple_R
    2014-04-04 20:14
    Your Kill La Kill/Nagi no Asukara comparison is pretty inspired.

    Yeah, that's a good comparison - Satsuki is to Ryuko what Tsumugu is to Hikari. In both cases, I prefer the more cool, calm, and collected character (though the more hot-headed character is good at pushing the plot forward).

    As for NnA's ending - I was largely fine with it. I was just thinking back to the last anime ending I watched that was like this one - Little Busters! Refrain. For whatever reason, LB!'s tonally similar ending resonated more with me, probably because the second last episode led up to it well.

    For rating NnA-style endings...

    Spoiler for Spoilers for Steins;Gate, Mai HiME, Little Busters!, NnA:

    I agree with you on Tsumugu/Chisaki - So at least you're not alone there. I found the Tsumugu/Chisaki/Kaname dynamic more interesting than the Hikari/Manaka/Miuna dynamic. And yeah, the maturity difference probably played a role there.
  10. Guardian Enzo
    2014-04-03 04:38
    Guardian Enzo
    I'll let you off this once...

    I haven't, though I think Takahata is an underrated director - I've thought about adding it to the backlist.

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