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by Enki v.2
Thu Jan 28, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Controversial Anime Opinions
Replies: 1323
Views: 107946

Re: Controversial Anime Opinions

Here's my controversial anime opinion related to... something close to every fall 2015 harem show. Why do shows of this type keep on having total non endings? This isn't something that was common in previous years or previous cours, as far as I can tell. Yet, Saekano did it -- Saekano would have bee...
by Enki v.2
Sat Nov 07, 2015 9:04 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Controversial Anime Opinions
Replies: 1323
Views: 107946

Nadeko didn't stand out to me in the least until S2, so that's not at all why I enjoyed her appearances there. I don't think she stood out to many people until S2, and I think that was pretty much intentional. Looking back it felt like her existence prior to that point was just planting...
by Enki v.2
Sat Nov 07, 2015 3:45 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Controversial Anime Opinions
Replies: 1323
Views: 107946

I guess where I differ from you guys is that I didn't really like either Nadeko or Hajikuji, and I thought that Nadeko's character didn't get meaningfully fleshed out in an interesting way in second season. Part of this is that she was *so* unmemorable that I didn't remember her at a...
by Enki v.2
Sat Nov 07, 2015 11:22 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Controversial Anime Opinions
Replies: 1323
Views: 107946

It's really silly to suggest that Second Season was designed as an idea graveyard or as a "sacrificial series that you're allowed to hate," considering that I've seen it widely considered to be the peak of the franchise so far, and you're the first person I've seen tak...
by Enki v.2
Sat Nov 07, 2015 10:54 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Controversial Anime Opinions
Replies: 1323
Views: 107946

No way, no way. Second Series introduces the closest thing the series has to a "villain" over the course of three arcs. One of the best things about the franchise was that there weren't any straight-up villains: interpersonal problems came from philosophical disagreements and monsters...
by Enki v.2
Mon Nov 02, 2015 7:32 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Controversial Anime Opinions
Replies: 1323
Views: 107946

I don't know if this is controversial or not, but: thank god Owarimonogatari went back to basics and did its own thing rather than being another extension on the ongoing plot-clusterfuck that constituted everything in Monogatari Second Series after Nekomonogatari ended. Second Series tried to pu...
by Enki v.2
Thu Oct 22, 2015 6:29 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Controversial Anime Opinions
Replies: 1323
Views: 107946

Re: Would like to hear more. B/

I've been avoiding this series because all I hear is that it's boring or... just not mentioned, because people forget about it. What sold you on it? It's honestly just a really solid show. It makes the internal company politics of a spacecraft engine manufacturing conglomerate interesti...
by Enki v.2
Tue Oct 20, 2015 8:37 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Controversial Anime Opinions
Replies: 1323
Views: 107946

The beautiful thing about it is that a second season is impossible. It's thirteen episodes and it's over and it can never be extended, and so it can never be ruined.
by Enki v.2
Tue Oct 20, 2015 6:46 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Controversial Anime Opinions
Replies: 1323
Views: 107946

Punch Line is a science fiction comedy about time travelling ghosts, genocidal cults, genetically engineered supersoldiers, political corruption, and international politics disguised as an ecchi gag comedy about panties and magical girls.
by Enki v.2
Mon Oct 19, 2015 6:53 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Controversial Anime Opinions
Replies: 1323
Views: 107946

OK, OK, controversial rankings.

Series of the summer 2015 season: Classroom Crisis

Series of the year: Punch Line
by Enki v.2
Mon Oct 19, 2015 5:07 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Controversial Anime Opinions
Replies: 1323
Views: 107946

I want there to be a shonen series where the stereotypically dumb protagonist actually gets utterly destroyed due to not being especially smart and relying soley on WILL POWAH Sexy Commando Gaiden: Sugoi Yo, Masaru-san! does this, while also focusing on a comically absurd martial art and having a c...
by Enki v.2
Sun Oct 18, 2015 2:15 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Controversial Anime Opinions
Replies: 1323
Views: 107946

I'm nearly done with the second season and I have the absolute opposite opinion. Literally nothing in the second season caught my interest.
by Enki v.2
Tue Oct 13, 2015 7:01 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Controversial Anime Opinions
Replies: 1323
Views: 107946

So, I just watched the first season of My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU (that's the title on crunchyroll, but I've seen several alternate translations). I have no idea how it was received (other than apparently well enough to merit a second season but not well enough to appear on my...
by Enki v.2
Mon Sep 28, 2015 7:02 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Controversial Anime Opinions
Replies: 1323
Views: 107946

Skimmed that thread. Got the gist that the piece that featured Mari was just about as close to canon as that manga where all the characters are gnosticism-themed mahou-shoujo. So, less crazy than it seemed at first.
by Enki v.2
Mon Sep 28, 2015 6:46 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Controversial Anime Opinions
Replies: 1323
Views: 107946

Ssssoooooo... I've just found out about the manga thing introducing Mari. Sucks you have to go through different medias to find out your piece of puzzle. Buuuuut if she is older than she looks, if she plays the reversal (in math terms) of Shinji's character, if she exists in both ma...
by Enki v.2
Sat Sep 26, 2015 8:07 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Controversial Anime Opinions
Replies: 1323
Views: 107946

Bagheera#811552 wrote:There is no evidence whatsoever that Shinji (or anyone else) has the ability to reshape reality in NGE/EoE.


Everyone has the power of solipsistic delusion! However, neither GNR nor being tanged was ever a prerequisite for living in a fantasy world.
by Enki v.2
Fri Sep 25, 2015 8:33 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Controversial Anime Opinions
Replies: 1323
Views: 107946

Can we all just agree that RahXephon was clearly influenced by Eva and leave it at that? We could, sure. But! Just as picking apart the things that influenced Evangelion is interesting, picking apart the things that influenced Rah Xephon is interesting too. Things are more enjoyable when you overan...
by Enki v.2
Fri Sep 25, 2015 8:08 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Controversial Anime Opinions
Replies: 1323
Views: 107946

If you want to compare the two, look at the only thing Eva did that was truly novel: present us with a realistic take on how dysfunctional characters would react to having to pilot super robots. That's Eva's thing. That's what sets it apart from the rest of the pack. The Evas are meanin...
by Enki v.2
Fri Sep 25, 2015 5:20 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Controversial Anime Opinions
Replies: 1323
Views: 107946

All mech shows are similar. That's why they're in the mech genre. How much you fit into the mech genre depends on how many tropes you share with other things that are classified as being in the mech genre. When something on the outskirts of a genre -- something with major differences from th...
by Enki v.2
Fri Sep 25, 2015 5:12 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Controversial Anime Opinions
Replies: 1323
Views: 107946

Gah. Saying that Rah Xephon copied Evangelion is like saying Gurren Lagaan copied Evangelion -- it's defensible, but so what? The idea that Gillighan's Island is an allegory about the seven deadly sins is also defensible. Making an argument that Rah Xephon ripped off Evangelion is, at best, ...

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