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by esselfortium
Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 424
Views: 24576

Re: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now

I loved Konosuba season 2. Found it a lot better and more consistently funny than season 1 was, which had some great moments but overall I was somewhat lukewarm on.

(Also, both Madoka endings are unparalleled masterpieces!)
by esselfortium
Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Controversial Anime Opinions
Replies: 1263
Views: 92294

Re: Controversial Anime Opinions

I'm probably going to get some flak for this, but I never liked The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya very much. For me, it's the definition of a show that doesn't age well. Not only is the main character kind of a jerk, but pretty much everything in it is a reference to slice-of-life anime cliches tha...
by esselfortium
Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 424
Views: 24576

Re: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now

Gatchaman Crowds and Insight are both fantastic and more people need to see them. In addition to just being fun as heck, they feel even more relevant and eerily prescient now than they did a few years ago.
by esselfortium
Wed May 31, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: Yoko Kanno (& Plagiarism)
Replies: 12
Views: 802

Re: Cowboy Bebop

As far as anime/movie music goes, that's pretty accurate. The main difference between those scores and Cowboy Bebop is that, while Kanno and Watanabe referenced other music while collaborating for their projects, they don't make "safe" or "predictable" choices. They actively mak...
by esselfortium
Tue May 30, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: Yoko Kanno (& Plagiarism)
Replies: 12
Views: 802

Re: Cowboy Bebop

"Plagiarized from" or "Inspired by," either one would fit the bill at this point. The similarities are there, but it's not to the point where you can really accuse her of lifting every beat, melody, and harmony progression in order to create songs nearly indistinguishable from o...
by esselfortium
Fri May 12, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: News of Anime in Japan
Replies: 970
Views: 183417

Re: News of Anime in Japan

Keijo!!!!!!!! was hilarious and far more entertaining than its premise had any right to be. It wasn't directed as a fanservice show, it was just a ludicrously silly over-the-top shounen battle tournament. It's basically Jojo if stands were replaced with butts. I was really hoping to get a series of ...
by esselfortium
Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 424
Views: 24576

Re: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now

Scum's Wish [end]: Holy fucking shit, that's about the most grownup ending to a love story I've ever seen. And goddamn, I'm not even being hyperbolic there. Hey, we can't get our true loves, so let's be fuck buddies! Great, let's do that! Okay, we should at least try to get our true lov...
by esselfortium
Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 424
Views: 24576

Re: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now

Yeah, I was really expecting Scum's Wish to end in tears and suffering -- the premise seemed tailor-made for a depressing ending. I think I would've still enjoyed the show a lot either way, but that it's taken a very different path has been very refreshing and rewarding to watch.
by esselfortium
Mon Feb 20, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 424
Views: 24576

Re: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now

Anyone else watching Kuzu no Honkai ? I've never really gotten into "shoujo" stuff before (I guess Ikuhara's stuff is kind of derived from that general aesthetic), but Kuzo no Honkai is something else. The direction is really pleasant, and the characters are fascinating and horrifying bec...
by esselfortium
Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Which anime of today will be considered future classics?
Replies: 54
Views: 3429

Re: Which anime of today will be considered future classics?

Madoka isn't a deconstruction, though, and it really isn't reliant on genre knowledge at all. Even my dad got a lot out of it and he's seen, like, three anime. It's beloved for being a tightly-crafted emotional story paired with some killer music and visual design. But maybe that's just a general fa...
by esselfortium
Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: A question about the "alternate" ending for EOE
Replies: 18
Views: 1964

Re: A question about the "alternate" ending for EOE

NemZ#856375 wrote:Could be a hard reset, meaning life will have to re-evolve from scratch.

That doesn't make any sense as something to tell Shinji, unless she expects him to live a few million/billion years to experience any of that.
by esselfortium
Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Which anime of today will be considered future classics?
Replies: 54
Views: 3429

Re: Which anime of today will be considered future classics?

It only ends up going nowhere if the intention is to reach a definitive answer. I can't say that was my intent by any stretch. The most definitive answer we can get, from the very person whose intent was in question, has already been posted. Nothing is to be gained here by distrusting testimony fro...
by esselfortium
Tue Feb 07, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Which anime of today will be considered future classics?
Replies: 54
Views: 3429

Re: Which anime of today will be considered future classics?

Does anyone actually believe this? I mean apart from you, essel. 2ch's reaction when this "came out" was varying levels of "yeah of course that's what the studio guys are saying" and it makes sense as the business line if the stress here is continuity. But I'd already ended this...
by esselfortium
Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Which anime of today will be considered future classics?
Replies: 54
Views: 3429

Re: Which anime of today will be considered future classics?

Fixed that for you. Seriously. EoE was Anno venting his depression by taking a gigantic shit on the characters, with everyone behaving like a brain-damaged moron, and culminating in one of the most pathetically petty and spiteful endings ever, and Rebellion WOULD have been great were it not for the...
by esselfortium
Sat Jan 21, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: Yoko Kanno (& Plagiarism)
Replies: 12
Views: 802

Re: Cowboy Bebop

Yes, a lot of her music is plagiarized. It sucks, but its also old news at this point and I'm used to it. I can still appreciate and enjoy the music even though I don't have nearly as much respect for her as an artist as I did when I first heard her work. The DJ Food comparison at the linked page is...
by esselfortium
Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: [SPLIT] Crunchyroll
Replies: 14
Views: 1489

Re: [SPLIT] Crunchyroll

It still sucks, especially that engineers were kept in the dark about it, which is really, really shitty of the parent company and still leaves me worried about the future of CR's other employees... but this followup post sheds some more light on the situation and dispels at least some of the feelin...
by esselfortium
Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 424
Views: 24576

Re: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now

Flip Flappers was really good throughout, and vastly exceeded my expectations going into it. The ending indeed wasn't as perfect as it could've been, but the show still accomplished a ton and tackled its themes well while being engaging and stylish as heck. The presentation and consistent use of sub...
by esselfortium
Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: If Mari and Asuka are/were Gay. . .
Replies: 85
Views: 14693

Re: If Mari and Asuka are/were Gay. . .

What would be the point of this couple? Both in Ha and Q Asuka has been a secondary character heavily hinted as has a romance option for Shinji. We never had any hit of her (or Mari) being bi or lesbian. Mari herself seems to be aware of Asuka's feelings for Shinji and she tried to get them closer....

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