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Postby Bryan » Mon May 11, 2015 6:00 pm

View Original PostGendo'sPapa wrote:Simple controversial opinion*: There hasn't been a single new anime series released in the past 12 months that hasn't been absolute garbage.

*It's not really opinion. It's a fact.


Does it count as controversial when I see people post this every year.

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Postby GAP » Tue May 12, 2015 12:19 am

View Original PostBryan wrote:Does it count as controversial when I see people post this every year.


Yes and no. Sturgeon's Law anyone?
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Postby Mr. Tines » Tue May 12, 2015 1:18 am

View Original Postpwhodges wrote:Oregairu*?
I was thinking of another (anime original) show from last year, which appeared on the pre-season charts with genre tags of "school, slice of life" --

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Postby NemZ » Tue May 12, 2015 2:38 am

What show is that for the non moon-rune readers amongst us, Tines? Looks like something I might enjoy.
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Postby pwhodges » Tue May 12, 2015 2:51 am

The Magical Girl + SoL series Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru I think; he's mentioned it before, in his blog perhaps, and I put it on my list.
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Postby Shinoyami65 » Tue May 12, 2015 6:23 am

^Yeah, Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de aru is probably the only series that started in the last twelve months that I honestly liked.

I do feel like the selection of anime has been a bit bare on the ground recently. Last year we had some decent shows like Kill la Kill but this year there's only been YuYuYu and most of the rest of the stuff I've seen like Terror in Resonance, Psycho-Pass 2 and Fate UBW has been lukewarm at best.
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Postby Mr. Tines » Tue May 12, 2015 1:09 pm

View Original PostNemZ wrote:What show is that for the non moon-rune readers amongst us, Tines?
What if there were a web service that could identify an image? What if there were sites that listed anime series for at least the last 18 months (the period under discussion) with their promo images?

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Looks like something I might enjoy.
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Postby NemZ » Tue May 12, 2015 1:31 pm

...huh. I honestly wasn't aware google images could be used that way. interesting.
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Postby pwhodges » Tue May 12, 2015 1:38 pm

I have my browser set up so that I can simply right-click an image and choose to search for it in Google, Saucenao, Bing, TinEye, Yandex, and a number of other places. That's what I did above.
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And that attitude being common on open source software forums is what gets them such a bad reputation. There is a balance to be found.
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Postby Mr. Tines » Tue May 12, 2015 2:05 pm

View Original PostNemZ wrote:...huh. I honestly wasn't aware google images could be used that way. interesting.
It's pretty much replaced tineye or iqdb for that sort of thing (unless you specifically know the image is on one of the boorus) -- drag the image and drop it on the page just under the text box.

If you do watch YuYuYu, be aware that it's actually part of a multimedia project, and you should also track down the prequel LN Washio Sumi ha Yusya dearu* that came out at the same time as the anime (watch an episode, read a chapter). The most obvious fan translation also contains a bonus and an epilogue chapter that should only be read after the final episode. There's also a VN (translated) and a PS Vita game (partially translated), and another VN due with the final BD release in a week's time, but those are purely fan-service, rather than world-building.

The world-building comes in the dense "show, don't tell" of the anime -- which is one of the things that made it quotable to refute the thesis that there had been no good new series in the past year (and some of it is then spelled out in the LN, just in case -- consider it the "Classified Information" of the series, only with first-tier canonicity).

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Postby Compiling_Autumn » Tue May 12, 2015 9:29 pm

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What is the show or manga depicted in the last image (the one to the right)?
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Postby pwhodges » Wed May 13, 2015 1:32 am

Ah - hence Mr Tines's remark about cripples, then.
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Postby Bagheera » Wed May 13, 2015 9:17 am

View Original PostGendo'sPapa wrote:Simple controversial opinion*: There hasn't been a single new anime series released in the past 12 months that hasn't been absolute garbage.

*It's not really opinion. It's a fact.


Nah. Oregairu, Sidonia 2.0, Blood Blockade Battlefront, Food Wars, Plastic Memories . . . plenty of good shows this season.
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Postby robersora » Wed May 13, 2015 9:41 am

View Original PostBagheera wrote: Sidonia 2.0


B... b.. but the eye cancer! :gasp:

Then again, the tears generated by

View Original PostBagheera wrote: Plastic Memories .


will wash it out.


I only enjoy BBB and Punch Line this season, last season was Death Parade and Yuri Kuma.... Next season seems to be pretty dire... Only Gatchaman will be up my alley, from what I can see, unless there is some surprise.
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Postby Bagheera » Wed May 13, 2015 9:55 am

View Original Postrobersora wrote:B... b.. but the eye cancer! :gasp:


No eye cancer here, as I love it all. Well, I'm not a fan of the effect used for dissolving placenta, but apart from that it's all good.

Then again, the tears generated by



will wash it out.


Assuming they have the guts to play it straight instead of wimping out and finding a way for her to live, yes. Fingers are crossed.

I only enjoy BBB and Punch Line this season, last season was Death Parade and Yuri Kuma.... Next season seems to be pretty dire... Only Gatchaman will be up my alley, from what I can see, unless there is some surprise.


Ooh, new Gatchaman? Neat! I hope. That might be pretty strange, now that I think about it.
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Postby robersora » Wed May 13, 2015 10:06 am

^
Yeah, I'm pretty stoked, it's the same staff, after all. It seems that this time the theme will be one's place in a society that has given up being one. Besides that I'm more than ready for more Hajime in a show infused with Kenji Nakamura's frantic energy.

Oh, and that I am a Hajime fanboy is my controversial opinion of the day. :shifty:
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Postby Bagheera » Wed May 13, 2015 10:19 am

View Original Postrobersora wrote:^
Yeah, I'm pretty stoked, it's the same staff, after all. It seems that this time the theme will be one's place in a society that has given up being one. Besides that I'm more than ready for more Hajime in a show infused with Kenji Nakamura's frantic energy.

Oh, and that I am a Hajime fanboy is my controversial opinion of the day. :shifty:


But is Hajime still Hajime? I got the feeling she'd become someone completely different at the end there.
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Postby robersora » Wed May 13, 2015 10:24 am

Hajime is . Hajime is a force of nature, nothing changes her. She might gather experience, but her core will never ever change. Hajime is . She is not a character, but an idea. An idea infested with positive energy, an inspiration to us all. Don't worry, Hajime remains .
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Postby Bagheera » Wed May 13, 2015 10:27 am

View Original Postrobersora wrote:Hajime is . Hajime is a force of nature, nothing changes her. She might gather experience, but her core will never ever change. Hajime is . She is not a character, but an idea. An idea infested with positive energy, an inspiration to us all. Don't worry, Hajime remains .


For me the issue is more that Hajime has become Berg Katse. But we'll see what happens. If Hajime is still Hajime with bonus Berg Katse action! it should make for a fun second season.
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