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Re: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2015 to now

Postby robersora » Sat May 07, 2016 6:01 pm

Wow, Kabaneri hit the "so stupid it's fun" almost as well as Mayoiga at this point. I don't mind the violence porn, but going over the top with it so frequently, coupled with nonsensical character-writing/blatant stupidity of the cast can't be meant to be taken seriously. Very enjoyable, and the art remains one of the most gorgeous I've seen in Anime in years.
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I'm really curious if, since now they've overcome the clumsily written conflict of "should the kabaneri be on board" in purpose of generating tension (which sounds good on paper, but the wonky execution was baffling), they manage to get back to the level of writing of Episodes 1&2.
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Re: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2015 to now

Postby Bagheera » Sat May 07, 2016 6:58 pm

Haifuri: Why do I get the sinking feeling that this will all wind up being a plot by evil alien space mice to mess with the girls' ships? I wanted Hunt for Red October meets Girls und Panzer, not . . . space rats! :angry:
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Re: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2015 to now

Postby Gus Hanson » Sat May 07, 2016 7:05 pm

Couple of days ago, watched a certain 4 episode hentai OVA by the title of Mystery of the Necronomicon. The animation looked sloppy too often like it was chopped together but it actually had a decent detective plot with tinges of occult stuff that appeared tame here next to what the usual Bible Black ceremony whips out. All in all, it was fairly enjoyable and I would watch it again and I can since I saw it in DVD. ^_^
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Re: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2015 to now

Postby Alaska Slim » Sat May 07, 2016 10:29 pm

Kuromukuro ep 5

Oh God dammit. Cliche's rolling in one after the next. Cliche Jelous guy, Cliche Ojou-sama, Cliche butler; It's like they knew what was fresh about their show, and used that to draw us in right before saddling us with all this crap.

Seriously, the only thing that redeemed this episode was mecha Nobunaga.
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Re: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2015 to now

Postby A.T. Fish » Mon May 09, 2016 8:40 am

View Original Postrobersora wrote:Wow, Kabaneri hit the "so stupid it's fun" almost as well as Mayoiga at this point.


Eh, I think Kabaneri is fine, or rather, it's exactly what I expected it to be. Good action show that's inevitably plagued by the genre's usual plot conveniences. Still a great watch.

Mayoiga's biggest reveal so far was the fact that Nyanta is a girl, up to the latest episode I thought she was a guy. The Lost parallels also keep coming up, now we're delving into the characters' tragic backstories.

Alaska Slim wrote:Oh God dammit. Cliche's rolling in one after the next. Cliche Jelous guy, Cliche Ojou-sama, Cliche butler; It's like they knew what was fresh about their show, and used that to draw us in right before saddling us with all this crap.


Well, the school portion had to come up eventually. I think the main girl's friend is a better character than the main girl herself (and apparently so do her classmates) so I'm ok with the cliche school setting as long as she's there. I also liked the way they explained the old "only you can pilot this robot" trope. The robots in this show are ugly as hell though, their feet are disproportionally small for their size. I get that they use gravity manipulation as a way to keep them balanced but did they really need to have tiny feet?

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Re: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2015 to now

Postby Dr. Nick » Mon May 09, 2016 7:14 pm

View Original PostMr. Tines wrote:You're supposed to go out and buy the on-going LN series (or manga) which they've made the 13 episode advertisement for. If you had closure, you wouldn't need to do that.


So apparently these kinds of glorified ads can be much less garbage when they're based on novels instead of light novels. Case in point: Red Data Girl, which I guess flew largely under the radar in 2013, except for that one time when it messed with a town in England. On paper, it has all the usual story beats of an average light novel adaptation, in that its story follows some terminally cute schoolgirls who attend Japanese Hogwarts, participate in student council politicking and have magical battles. However, in RDG's case these things appear in the context of an actually quite heartfelt coming-of-age story, and there's no wish fulfilment self-insert male protagonist required by the LN formula, so in that sense it's closer to Code-E; AniDB claims the source material is seinen, but tonally we're often in very shoujo-y waters.

RDG's worldbuilding also exudes more literary aspirations than what you could expect from a standard LN adaptation, as it actually puts some effort into its "magical high school" concept. The Red Data part of the name is actually a reference to IUCN's Red Data List of endangered and vulnerable species. In the world of the novels and the anime, humanity is struggling with two parallel ecological issues, as on top of environmental degredation a metaphysical degredation of sorts is also happening. Perhaps as a side effect of rapid modernization, people are losing their connection to supernatural, and a complete severing of this connection is implied to have apocalyptic consequnces. Our main character, a dreadfully shy girl named Izumiko, is one of the ever-fewer people attuned with this unseen world, making her literally a rare breed of girl. Propelled by some spooky occurences brought about by her awakening powers, she decides to leave her comfort zone and enroll in a UN-run academy for people like her where she meets other hax individuals, makes friends and enemies and becomes involved in various factional power struggles. So it's a story about a girl opening up to the world, even if it is a world that's occasionally scary and unpredictable.

And of course, she gets a handsome young monk apprentice (and a borderline male tsundere) named Sagara assigned as her bodyguard. The fun part is that while Sagara is decently competent for his age, he's hideously out of his depth with the various supernatural phenomena and beasties so easily attracted by Izumiko, and him being legitimately afraid of the various roiling ectoplasms gives him some good characterization beyond the usual hot bodyguard archetype.

As the introductory arc progresses, we learn that Izumiko's powers actually stem from her being a spirit vessel for a particularly powerful and potentially nasty entity, except that it's somewhat unclear where the entity ends and Izumiko begins. During a big twist episode the entity seemingly takes fully over Izumiko's body and takes the hapless Sagara on possibly one of the tensest dates ever, culminating in an exposition dump that's meant to lay the groundwork for future arcs of the story beyond what the anime covers. The unfortunate thing is that the big twist the entity drops is basically a supermassive cliche by this point, as it's been so well utilized by a number of really big-nime anime titles in the last 10 years or so. A massive spoiler here:

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Yes, it's another time loop story, and the entity is a pissed-off future descendant of Izumiko. However, beyond this basic revelation the time loop thing doesn't come into play during the anime arc, so it avoids the rest of the associated looper cliches. And I doubt the follow-up arcs in the novels could go full Madoka/Endless Eight either because short do-over loops don't seem to exist. The entity is on her third run, each one lasting over a thousand years, and she's already too tired to jump for a fourth time, so we get a classic ticking clock situation set up. Luckily there's an ongoing fan translation project for the novels, so perhaps I can check one day how the plot is resolved.


A special mention must be given to the anime's background art. While there's nothing particularly striking about the simplified-for-TV Mel Kishida character designs, the characters do inhabit a very convincing-looking world. The show actually made me want to visit and admire the world heritage temples of rural, mountainous Japan, and the obligatory School of Magic doesn't just feel like a cheap set like in so many high school shows. The academy is sprawling and western-styled, full of students and faculty as background extras, and it truly gives you a sense of UN money at work. The people actually running the operation to save the world are behind layers upon layers of secrecy and entirely outside of the day-to-day life of our characters, but their surroundings talk about the gravity of the issue. All this makes you appreciate how small Izumiko sometimes feels herself, so it's good, detailed art in service of the story.

Overall, if you're going to watch a go-nowhere show about a girl with huge buns, there are definitely worse options out there than RDG.

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Re: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2015 to now

Postby Ray » Mon May 09, 2016 9:57 pm

View Original PostDr. Nick wrote:Sins of the Sisters: Remember that time when Ed Wood directed an anti-Catholic futanari epic?


Why? Why would you do such a thing to yourself?

I only know about it because Bennet the sage did a review of it less than a year Ago. I had to stop watching the review halfway through. It was that troubling and disgusting.

All I can say is, Japan needs Jesus if this is what they think of Christianity.
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Re: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2015 to now

Postby Alaska Slim » Tue May 10, 2016 2:31 am

View Original PostDr. Nick wrote:So apparently these kinds of glorified ads can be much less garbage when they're based on novels instead of light novels. Case in point: Red Data Girl,

Seen it (it's on NetFlix); only complaint I had was the tying of the narrative to the girl's perspective. It created intrigue in the actions of the other characters that, once you realized what they were, you're squarely left with how... tepid, and uninteresting it all was.

Also yeah, dat reveal; it kind of clashes with the rural-spiritual theming of the showing. And are we meant to think that...
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Re: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2015 to now

Postby Azathoth » Tue May 10, 2016 7:34 pm

Is Macross Delta worth a watch? Totally failed to notice its existence until now. The girls cute? Mechs look all right? Related to Frontier at all? I didn't really like Frontier that much so how does it stack up so far?

I just watched Chirin no Suzu, a kickin' rad kid's movie from the team that brought you Ideon: Be Invoked. It's less than an hour long so I thoroughly recommend it. Bring your kids!

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I also rewatched the astonishingly terrible Kenya Boy aka Japanese Shota Rides Black Guy's Gigantic Purple Snake, which is still astonishingly terrible, but I do feel I missed the subtext a bit the first time around...it's still hard to tell when the movie is being ~artistic~ and when it's just shit, but I have to say its (possibly ironic) message of "white people are even worse than black people. Nippon banzai" is relatively unique ideological stance which does help this misbegotten shitstorm to remain quite memorable.
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Re: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2015 to now

Postby Bagheera » Tue May 10, 2016 8:08 pm

Delta is great. Compared to Frontier the cast is much more appealing, it's beautiful to watch, and you don't have to worry about stupid bugs as antagonists. The love triangle is reminiscent of old-school Macross, and we have a protag who's dancing while one of his love interests is singing, and the music is very catchy. The only real flaw is that there's not much plot so far. But the appealing characters and music more than make up for that, so I'll give it the rest of the cour at the very least.
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Re: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2015 to now

Postby Joy Evangelion » Tue May 10, 2016 9:15 pm

Bagheera wrote:Haifuri: Why do I get the sinking feeling that this will all wind up being a plot by evil alien space mice to mess with the girls' ships? I wanted Hunt for Red October meets Girls und Panzer, not . . . space rats! :angry:


Yea, man. I'm up for some wacky stuff, but I'm not feeling the space rats at all. I wouldn't have minded it too much if it was set up in the first episode, or maybe I just missed it? Luckily I still like the characters and I think they'll have some sweet battles in the future so I hope to accept the alien invasion or whatever.
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And that OP! So cool and fitting. Soooo sad that it didn't start every ep.
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Re: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2015 to now

Postby Fireball » Wed May 11, 2016 7:43 am

Yeah, I was too hasty about Hai-Furi. I think I jinxed it, lads :um:

View Original Postrobersora wrote:Wow, Kabaneri hit the "so stupid it's fun" almost as well as Mayoiga at this point. I don't mind the violence porn, but going over the top with it so frequently, coupled with nonsensical character-writing/blatant stupidity of the cast can't be meant to be taken seriously.

That's just horror movie cliches. Not a fan of how they let the knobhead that decided to use the mountain pass to get off scot-free like that. The show is pretty fun so far though. The engrish guy on the train is too random, I laugh every time. And Mumei is saving anime right now as far as I'm concerned.
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Re: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2015 to now

Postby Dr. Nick » Thu May 12, 2016 10:38 am

View Original PostRay wrote:All I can say is, Japan needs Jesus if this is what they think of Christianity.


I'm wondering which one would earn a higher offensiveness score from the Christian Anime Alliance, Sins of the Sisters or Ninja Resurrection. The former has more dickgirls, but the latter has way more gore and dragons.

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Dagashi Kashi:

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Is it vapid garbage? Pretty much, as each episode is 20 minutes of snack food product placement, tied together with some naughty jokes. But on the other hand, I understand the appeal of this particular brand of garbage, as it's basically antidote to boring main girl syndrome. While I'm not a huge connoisseur of romcom and harem genres (which of course have a huge overlap with LN and VN adaptations), it is my understanding that the "designated main girl" is a fairly rigid archetype. In order to have a broad waifu appeal in the eyes of the Japanese audience, the main girl can't be anything too outrageous, and whatever wackier characters the author might come up with must be delegated to the sidelines. My most recent encounter with this situation was with Kannagi, which IMO would've been a fabulous fujoshi comedy had it had the good sense focus on Takako instead of the incredibly run-of-the-mill plot with an average Japanese schoolboy meeting a supernatural tsundere. Talk about not realizing your strengths.

Luckily there are sometimes shows that put the weird girl front and center, and Dagashi Kashi is a good example of this, even if it's not a good anime per se. Even Saya, the "normal" girl and the tsukkomi to Hotaru's boke, looks like an overcaffeinated borderline yandere, and while Hotaru is clearly designed to be fetish fuel, she's also self-assured, brash and incredibly driven. It is said that one of the defining features of a moeblob character is having no discernible life goals; Hotaru on the other hand is passionate about her beloved snacks to the point of craziness, so that at least keeps the garbage fire burning with some intensity.

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Gigantic Formula:

It takes a while to realize what this show's deal is because it doesn't reveal its hand until very late in the series. In this way it's rather similar to Zegapain, but whereas it was primarily an inward look at the mecha genre itself, Gigantic Formula actually wants to comment on the outside world. Oh yes, it's a show with a political message, even though you might think early on that its anime-lolpolitics are so wacked that it surely can't be seriously about real world issues. Spoilers follow:

SPOILER: Show
Much like Zegapain, GF is very much a classic super robot show in terms of its final boss, who's a monstrously evil Big Bad out to kill all humans. But while Naga just nuked the planet Skynet-style, GF's main villain is of a craftier sort, working behind the scenes as a puppet master and manipulating various world leaders and armed forces to do its bidding. I'm not going to reveal here who this baddie is, as it's a genuinely good twist and one of the best parts of the show, and it's also not relevant to the show's blunt political subtext. In short, it becomes very apparent towards the end that the writers have a major beef with the Bush administration and its escapades in Iraq. I mean, it pretty much stops being subtext at the point when an American warship named USS Rumsfeld showers the unarmed and defenseless Japanese robot with a cruise missile bukkake. However, I wouldn't say it's a one-sided anti-American bashfest since the Japanese military is depicted as a bunch of manipulated stooges as well, and there's nothing villainous about the father-daughter pilot duo of the American robot; like all of the national teams, they're just normal people with their own particular hang-ups, and the dad is even openly disdainful of the Hydra-like backroom assgrabbing going on in the Pentagon. I guess it is that famed American samurai honor. In the end, the web of deceit is vanquished, and the epilogue is all about the UN getting its dignity back and international cooperation resuming in earnest.


If nothing else, at least it's a pretty bold statement from a giant robot cartoon. Unfortunately it's placed towards the very end of an otherwise conceptually undercooked show. The idea of the robots being the 12 major deities of the Greek Pantheon is something pretty unique, and the entire series is basically just one big tournament arc, as the gods want to duke it out Highlander-style in order to decide who gets to be the one remaining Supergod. Each deity chooses two humans to serve as his or her champions, one piloting the mech and the other serving as a telepathic link between the robot body and the god housed inside of it. As you could expect from Greek gods, their champions are similarly larger-than-life dramatic characters (my personal favorites being the British Edmond Dantes and the incestuous French brother-sister duo). The Japanese team is one half there, with the telepath being a girl ninja with a dark past. However, the pilot and our main character is inexplicably just some random Japanese schoolboy who's good at video games. Sure, it's an archetype, but not the sort of archetype I could imagine appealing to Ares, the god of war, "overwhelming, insatiable in battle, destructive, and man-slaughtering." I could see it maybe working if the boy was a proper controller-smashing rage gamer, the god of voice chat abuse, but no, he's just a chipper kid, and Ares's choice never stops being confounding.

Another big issue with the show is that its tournament arc formula just doesn't work. It actually spends the majority of its running time on what are basically stand-alone episodes that introduce each and every of the 12 national teams, while our main characters spy on them using a magic CCTV. However, the teams barely get to interact with each other prior or after the fights, so nobody has any particular connection to each other, and these episodes basically just exist to tread water while waiting for the show to get all political. Of course, tournament format necessitates episodes where the main characters simply spectate other people's matches, but if the lead-up is properly constructed, even these "sideshows" can be good entertainment. Case in point, Gundam Build Fighters and the Meijin vs. Argentinian nihilists fight, which is often considered one of the highlights of the show. Or, you know, G Gundam, which had its share of filler but which always had its national champions interacting and bonding with each other.

So, with that said, I would recommend Gigantic Formula to those who really like their super robots and who enjoy their anime with particularly goofy-ass lolpolitics. If you don't derive enjoyment out of those things, the show is going to feel hopelessly detached and empty.

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Re: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2015 to now

Postby Gus Hanson » Fri May 13, 2016 11:57 am

Mass Effect: Paragon Lost

Having never played any of the games, I went into it a fresh recruit. Good thing is you don't have to had played the games in order to get the gist of what is going on here. The action sequences were well orchestrated and the voice acting's not bad either. The ending is a bit of a hard pill to swallow if you're the type that wants everything to be all right but you can't have everything you want.
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Postby Alaska Slim » Sun May 15, 2016 6:57 am

^ Was totally saying out loud as I was watching that "Yeah, yeah, we both know what choice you're going to make, so why don't y-- Wo, flashforeward, wait, you went with option B?!?!"

And then as if the writers were rubbing it in, the story flashes-backwards to show you what happened.

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While the big-awesome Hero cries like a pansy over their graves.


The film is mostly competent, but also totally by the numbers (also totally Steven Blum'd). That ending at the very least supplied a Mass Effect feeling (or perhaps I should say a Bioware script feeling, as I've only played the first game for about an hour).

View Original PostDr. Nick wrote:I'm wondering which one would earn a higher offensiveness score from the Christian Anime Alliance, Sins of the Sisters or Ninja Resurrection. The former has more dickgirls, but the latter has way more gore and dragons.

Probably have trouble getting a coherent take; I went over there when I heard they were a "thing", only to find them in their review thread confusing Oregairu with some other show... lord, even the color pallet is similiar... meh, alright, maybe they aren't to blame for that. -o-;

Gigantic Formula:

It takes a while to realize what this show's deal is because it doesn't reveal its hand until very late in the series. In this way it's rather similar to Zegapain, but whereas it was primarily an inward look at the mecha genre itself, Gigantic Formula actually wants to comment on the outside world. Oh yes, it's a show with a political message, even though you might think early on that its anime-lolpolitics are so wacked that it surely can't be seriously about real world issues. Spoilers follow:

SPOILER: Show
Much like Zegapain, GF is very much a classic super robot show in terms of its final boss, who's a monstrously evil Big Bad out to kill all humans. But while Naga just nuked the planet Skynet-style, GF's main villain is of a craftier sort, working behind the scenes as a puppet master and manipulating various world leaders and armed forces to do its bidding. I'm not going to reveal here who this baddie is, as it's a genuinely good twist and one of the best parts of the show, and it's also not relevant to the show's blunt political subtext. In short, it becomes very apparent towards the end that the writers have a major beef with the Bush administration and its escapades in Iraq. I mean, it pretty much stops being subtext at the point when an American warship named USS Rumsfeld showers the unarmed and defenseless Japanese robot with a cruise missile bukkake. However, I wouldn't say it's a one-sided anti-American bashfest since the Japanese military is depicted as a bunch of manipulated stooges as well, and there's nothing villainous about the father-daughter pilot duo of the American robot; like all of the national teams, they're just normal people with their own particular hang-ups, and the dad is even openly disdainful of the Hydra-like backroom assgrabbing going on in the Pentagon. I guess it is that famed American samurai honor. In the end, the web of deceit is vanquished, and the epilogue is all about the UN getting its dignity back and international cooperation resuming in earnest.

SPOILER: Show
As long as it's not the Blood+ take on the Defense Department of "We'll F**** everyone and turn them into vampires, because, MONEY!$!" stupid, that seems bearable.

OTOH, if it's Lupin III "I switched bodies with my own daughter because I'M F*****CKING GREEDY" stupid, I'll be in it just for the lulz.


Of course, tournament format necessitates episodes where the main characters simply spectate other people's matches, but if the lead-up is properly constructed, even these "sideshows" can be good entertainment. Case in point, Gundam Build Fighters and the Meijin vs. Argentinian nihilists fight,

***** YEAH! :highfive:

So, with that said, I would recommend Gigantic Formula to those who really like their super robots and who enjoy their anime with particularly goofy-ass lolpolitics.

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Re: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2015 to now

Postby Sicarius VI » Sun May 15, 2016 12:58 pm

I've started to watch Death Note for the first time.

Pretty interesting. I think I mentioned I finished Gangsta which of course was second season or read manga to find out what happens. I also need to finish One Punch Man and continue catch up on One Piece.
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Re: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2015 to now

Postby Joy Evangelion » Mon May 16, 2016 10:11 pm

Anybody else still watching Kiznaiver? After episode 6 I'm starting to feel pretty alright with the series, and I'm interested if anyone else feels the same way. I wasn't really feeling the character designs at first but I'm sort of into them now, and I like the idea of the seven of them getting fleshed out and getting to know one another. It seems like the series is going to be mostly driven by their interactions and I think they're a lot of potential here to make something pretty interesting. The whole "hearts being connected" thing is a bit corny, but I like it anyway, and I've seen much sappier things in anime before. But I'm mostly an optimist about every series, so I could see if others aren't feeling this one as much as me.
Or maybe I just like it because ep.6 began with an Eva reference?
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Re: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2015 to now

Postby FreakyFilmFan4ever » Tue May 17, 2016 7:52 am

I started watching Kabaneri a couple weeks ago.

First of all, I hate zombie films. I mean, a few titles are enjoyable, but as a rule much of the genre relies on the campiness of it all in order to succeed and many of the modern titles have become boring realistic depictions of flesh-eating creatures that move twelve times slower than you. I don't like The Walking Dead, especially. As soon as that hit the airwaves and stretched into its second season I knew the genre would be dead to me for as long as this fad went on. The genre would have to fall out of favor, be abandoned, and then be reinvented 10 - 15 years later before I thought I could enjoy another Zombie sub genre piece again.

Kabaneri, however, proved me wrong. I enjoyed this on many levels. It's directed by the director of the Attack on Titan TV series, and it really shows. I like how this isn't based on a manga that's attempting to keep updated for a long as possible regardless of what its story needs are. (I liked what I saw of the AoT anime so far, but somewhere in the back of my mind I'm thinking it's all BS made in the manga simply to extend the length of the story.)

It still suffers from its usually genre cliches, but putting the show on a train has, so far, managed to help them stay true to those genre expectations while still maintaining a level of suspense and believability that the show seems to expect from its audience. It's a clever fix to the situation, and as a result you're not sitting there watching the show shouting "Just run, you moron! You can outrun these things like an olympian sprinter outruns a sloth!"

There's also some compromise on the design of the "zombies" themselves. I guess they're technically not all zombies, since some of them don't movie ridiculously slow. A few "zombies" can run and jump and simply play around and have fun. (In their nasty, flesh-eating sort of way.) Even though this is a deviation from the genre expectation, I think its one that helps the narrative even more, on top of the train setting that the show is placed in. It also gives the viewer reason to fear for the characters lives when they're not on the train.

The art is great, the characters are so far interesting, and the quality of animation is rather stunning. I can't wait to see how the rest of the show pans out.

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Re: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2015 to now

Postby Bagheera » Wed May 18, 2016 9:27 am

View Original PostJoy Evangelion wrote:Anybody else still watching Kiznaiver?


I am. I'm liking it alright, but it doesn't really feel like a Trigger production to me. The fact it's running alongside Luluco just makes its oddity even more clear (and I appreciate the irony of calling a mundane Trigger production odd, but for them it is!).
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Re: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2015 to now

Postby esselfortium » Wed May 18, 2016 9:57 am

View Original PostBagheera wrote:I am. I'm liking it alright, but it doesn't really feel like a Trigger production to me. The fact it's running alongside Luluco just makes its oddity even more clear (and I appreciate the irony of calling a mundane Trigger production odd, but for them it is!).

Well, it's certainly not an Imaishi show. I'm enjoying the direction and aesthetic of it, though, and the odd premise lends itself well to Trigger's expressive brand of character animation. The show itself has been hit or miss for me but there have been some pretty solid episodes I think.


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