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  1. Tempester
    2012-01-12 04:41
    I'm not watching any finished series yet, although I did pick up Rinne no Lagrange as my sole current anime to watch for the Winter 2012 season. The most recent TV anime I finished is Tiger & Bunny, and it was an incredibly fun superhero show with great plot buildup and lovable characters.

    I can't blame you for dropping THE iDOLM@STER. Although it is made in such a way to help introduce newcomers to the franchise, the first few episodes are weakly executed and don't have much of a hook to grab watchers who aren't already familiar with the idols. Not to mention the first episode's terrible decision to not give the "cameraman" a voice even though he was going to get one anyway. The anime really hits its stride in the last third with some excellent drama, but it's hard to ignore the more frustrating episodes that plague it.

    THE iDOLM@STER anime mostly focused on Haruka, Chihaya, and Miki. There were a lot of idols who got an abysmal amount of quality screentime (e.g. Hibiki, Yayoi, and Azusa), and I think Makoto was lucky to get a little more focus than those poor girls. Makoto's own episode is episode 17, and it's quite a good episode, although I don't recommend you watch it by itself because a lot of the overarching plot is included in it.

    Anyway, Makoto isn't one of my most favorite idols (those would be Haruka and Iori), but I still like her quite a bit. It's amazing how strikingly deep and boyish her voice is, and when you give such a voice to a girl who wants to be more feminine, it's surprisingly moe.
  2. 0utf0xZer0
    2012-01-12 02:25
    Given what I know about some of your other tastes in anime romance, I’m not actually that surprised you liked the first two arcs of Amagami SS, though I’m surprised to see you think much of Juuichi (I don’t think I could talk about him without damning with faint praise). They’re fun without being too stupid or melodramatic. Now if you like Sae’s arc… then I’ll be surprised. Dating a shy girl should actually make a compelling romance because of the need for the hero to win her trust – but Sae’s arc was not that story. And her personality was poorly suited to the kind of story they did with her.

    Personally, I had fun with Amagami but could never shake the feeling that they were sticking great heroines in second and third rate storylines. So in the end it ended up being overshadowed by Yosuga no Sora – itself certainly no EF in terms of having interesting and compelling storylines, but I was starving for a good EF/Sola/Iriya no Sora UFO no Natsu kind of show and YnS at least provided a little relief for that itch. I do applaud Amagami’s “situation play” take on fanservice though, far more interesting than the usual generic stuff.

    As good as most of the heroines in the show are, Haruka kind of stole the show for me. I have some playful girls on my favourites list (ie. Matsuri Shihou in Sola), and while Haruka didn’t knock them off the list, her sheer energy and zest stands out even among that group. I don't remember her as well as my YnS favourite (Akira, of course) but I think that's because Akira had the stronger story - something which matters to how well I remember characters.

    I agree with most of your observations on how the girl’s looks reflect their characters, although you’re somewhat off the mark with Ai.
  3. Reckoner
    2012-01-11 16:23
    Well that just does not seem like a very agreeable way of viewing entertainment. I worry less about what others are getting out of it of more what I am getting out of it.

    Yes, people will act in depraved manners, and please I am not so naive to think people view entertainment in the way I do. I am well aware of how most people view things on a first level basis when it comes to digesting entertainment. This is not me trying to say I am better than them because I can appreciate the story in a deeper way, it's just me saying I look at things differently.

    I consider it a better feat for someone to put their characters through extreme trial but without getting a thrill from it and making sure their readers don't either and will actually give a damn about the characters and what happens to them. I have few things left to believe in. I'd like to think there are some people capable of creating a dark, even nihilistic piece but not let the reader/viewer get away without a guilty conscience. The reactions I've seen to Fate/Zero indicate otherwise, let alone the real world.
    I really don't seem to agree that Fate/Zero doesn't bring a conscience into it all. Saber has been looking upon Kiritsugu with an incredulous eye the entire show. Lancer has been trying to put his chivalry in front of the usual backstabbing going on. Rider obviously was angry with Caster's actions when he burned his place down. Kariya, though going in the deep end a bit, is obviously incited by Tokiomi and his actions. For all the bad things going on, you cannot possibly say that there aren't characters raising these questions to the audience.

    I think you're letting other people's thoughts and opinions disrupt your own viewing experience perhaps. Yeah, sure, like usual certain people miss the fucking point of a narrative because they only view things on a first level basis. That's why you see certain individuals pissing on the story because the grail war doesn't seem death match enough without more named characters dying every episode, because Saber is a in a moment of weakness she is obviously a boring and stupidly naive character, and other ridiculous claims.

    Yeah sure, people can find it boring or whatever, that's their call. But a lot of the things people want from the story either weaken or change the narrative entirely, which is something I vehemently disagree with. If people want a stupid death match anime, I'd highly suggest they look at Mirai Nikki where shallow characters abound and the story seemingly has little point. It's ignoring the very essence of fate/zero, that being a spiritual quest for its characters for them to wish so. There's nothing wrong with building up characterization with lots of dialogue before getting into the real action. So far, the first cour has set this up brilliantly for just about everybody from my perspective, but I am aware some others may be bored by it.
  4. totoum
    2012-01-11 13:54
    I've always been intrigued by Amagi SS because I kinda like the director but I'm not sure about the obnibus format,it's way burried in my "to watch" list.From summer 2010 there's still stuff like the Tatami Galaxi that I need to see.

    As for 2011 Where are you at in steins;gate?I've never even opened a horizon thread so I have no idea what goes on there and I never got any enjoyement out of the fate zero subforum so I stopped looking at it.
    I'm with you on one thing though,while I don't hate the guy I'm not crazy about rider as others are. (sidenote: I havn't read the novels)
  5. Archon_Wing
    2012-01-10 20:27
    Hmm, *walks by*

    They're not gonna give the Hall of Fame to people that are still hanging around-- Undertaker will probably get his as soon as he retires. HHH/Rock would be a while off.

    Edge getting the belt so many times is obvious-- he's an attitude era relic but that makes him automatically better than a lot of those jokers out there. :3 He also is superior on the mic, a standard for the attitude era but missing today (lawl Orton). He was also willing to work until his body refused. Wrestling is staged, but the bodily harm is very real. Did you know Test is dead? So is Crash Holly And they were only in their 30s. And let's not get into Benoit or Guerrero. But this is definitely an industry that chews people up and spits them out.

    Anyhow, he was an effective as a face or a heel (though better as the later)-- once again, a lot of people these days can't do it anymore. Well... Punk

    I wouldn't have doubted that people like RVD would have done far better had they not got owned by getting arrested.

    But interestingly, being a massive belt title holder doesn't mean that much. If you look at the Undertaker or Jericho, they really haven't racked up 2 dozen world title numbers like Cena or whatever the fuck is around but that's because they don't need it to stay relevant. In fact, I would call this level of superstardom in wrestling to be "Post-championship level", if we go by undercard---> midcard---> main eventer (champion), a post-championship superstar no longer needs a title on the line to steal the show. Case in point-- Rock vs Hogan @ WM18 completely overshadowed that disgrace of a main event, even though the undisputed title @ WM would supposed to be the biggest thing ever. Anything involving Shawn Micheals in the 2000s is this by default.

    If you think about it, those "standard" main eventers like Cena needed the title for people to give a damn. A true draw doesn't.

    Now it doesn't mean you can have them never holding belts, but the really good ones will outgrow the need.
  6. Dilla
    2012-01-10 18:25
    Edge became a main-eventer when the there where lots of injury problems due to the increased workload and the WWE liked the title to change hands more often than in the past, so the title was being passed around like hot-cakes. I remember a couple of years ago when The Great Khali was champion and Kane was the no. 1 contender. Remember how that happened? Undertaker was champion and tore a pectoral muscle. So, it was determined that Mr. Kennedy would come from Raw and cash in his Money in the Bank briefcase, only for him to get hurt as well. This forced the WWE to schedule for Edge to win the briefcase off of Kennedy and cash in against Undertaker. That went down. However, Edge himself tore a muscle and had to vacant the title a week later. Batista was active but gimped, so the belt was put on Khali under Batista was healthy enough to take on the workload. And this all happened in a period of about 3 weeks.

    But I don't mind Edge getting in, he got the numbers, (Eleven-time WWE/World Heavyweight Champion, six-time Intercontinental/US Champion, winner of the inaugural Money in the Bank ladder match and the 2010 Royal Rumble. He held the World and WWE Tag Team Championships a combined 14 times, more than any other wrestler) my only problem is that it's too soon. He shouldn't get in before guys that like the Undertaker, The Rock, or HHH.

    You must follow.
  7. Akito Kinomoto
    2012-01-10 09:39
    Akito Kinomoto
    So Jericho went from being speechless to being moved to tears. I don't think they can get away with doing nothing for the third time. ._.

    Also, *agrees with Dilla's comment.*
  8. totoum
    2012-01-10 05:44
    You know what?While I did like the cutey honey ED before I hadn't noticed how great it was until you pointed it out!

    So what about 2012 so far?What have you watched?
  9. Dilla
    2012-01-10 02:37
    So the WWE has announced Edge for the Hall of Fame before Wrestlemania along with The Four Horsemen & Mil Máscaras.

    Too soon? I think so, wwwaaayyy too soon.
  10. Archon_Wing
    2012-01-09 12:17
    If K-on was actually about music, maybe.

    But don't mind me. In the end, I just don't have an opinion on that-- too insignificant.

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