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Postby Justacrazyguy » Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:21 pm

View Original PostJoy Evangelion wrote:

Best Sequel: Boogiepop and Others
Worst Sequel:Kino's Journey(It was a decent comedy though :p)



But, neither is a sequel. Kino is part remake, part new content and Boogiepop is a prequel, I guess? It's set before the older anime, isn't it?

If I had to choose a best sequel I'd probably go with Mushishi and maybe Lupin V, but Lupin changes so much with each movie and season, it's hard to call any of the sequels.



Most Overrated of the Decade: Steins;Gate


I sometimes forget Steins Gate is still from this decade.

I'm curious, how are you determining that Steins Gate is overrated?
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Postby Joy Evangelion » Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:27 pm

Justacrazyguy wrote:But, neither is a sequel. Kino is part remake, part new content and Boogiepop is a prequel, I guess? It's set before the older anime, isn't it?

If I had to choose a best sequel I'd probably go with Mushishi and maybe Lupin V, but Lupin changes so much with each movie and season, it's hard to call any of the sequels.


I guess they're not really sequels in the traditional sense, but continuations of earlier series or reboots or whatever. I guess I should have called it "best/worst retreading of older animes" or something along those lines. Don't mean to cause any confusion to anyone unfamiliar with the series! Mushishi 2 was fantastic though :)

Justacrazyguy wrote:I sometimes forget Steins Gate is still from this decade.

I'm curious, how are you determining that Steins Gate is overrated?


It's mostly just overrated to me. All of my picks aren't based off of anything other than I liked this or I didn't. I'm pretty bad at explaining why I liked something or didn't and I kinda just like to watch something and say "it was good," or "it wasn't for me." I have nothing against the show or its fans but going into it I saw it highly rated and on a lot of best anime lists(a few lists I've seen have mentioned it as some of the decade's best) but I found it uninteresting(while going in its premise sounded very interesting) and I didn't really care for any of the main characters. It's basically just the show from the last ten years that is highest rated in a general sense but that didn't really do anything for me.

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6. Samurai Flamenco
7. Planet With


These are three nice choices. The direction of Planet With was really nice, but it left me a big confused by the time it was ending(I always watched it a little groggy and tired on Sunday mornings). I'd love to see more Princess Jellyfish anime now that the manga is wrapped up, but we'll have to see... that series had one of my favorite ever OPs :)
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Postby pwhodges » Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:07 pm

As retreads go, I agree that the new Kino's Journey was completely pathetic; it shouldn't have been made, because now people will come across it and be put off before they discover the excellent original. The extension of Mushishi was fine, but for me it didn't advance the series or add anything new, so after a while I found myself wondering what the point was, really.

But I did include not just one, but two, remakes in my top ten (Dororo and Fruits Basket).

As for A Silent Voice, I simply disagree with Robersora's view of the way the bullying is handled (might it make a difference that I have the manga as well as the film, I wonder?).
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Postby kuribo-04 » Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:32 pm

View Original Postpwhodges wrote:A couple of people have mentioned Princess Kaguya, but I have to say it left me cold. The film that I preferred from around the same time was A Silent Voice - though I suppose that living with a deaf partner predisposed me towards it.

I think Kaguya is a slow build up with an explosive ending where everything comes together perfectly. It's what left an impact on me.
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Postby Mr. Tines » Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:03 am

Mushishi S2 is the only "sequel" on my list, but being episodic, it's less a "the story continues" than a "more of the same" (unlike Fafner from the AOTY-but-not-top-ten honourable mentions); half of them are anime originals, including 3 mobage tie-ins as functionally originals.

View Original Postpwhodges wrote:The extension of Mushishi was fine, but for me it didn't advance the series or add anything new, so after a while I found myself wondering what the point was, really.
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Postby robersora » Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:14 am

View Original Postpwhodges wrote:As retreads go, I agree that the new Kino's Journey was completely pathetic; it shouldn't have been made, because now people will come across it and be put off before they discover the excellent original.

It really is a shame.

View Original Postpwhodges wrote:The extension of Mushishi was fine, but for me it didn't advance the series or add anything new, so after a while I found myself wondering what the point was, really.

For me the point was having some of that amazing series in sweet, juicy HD.
It's kind of a shame, cuz I got into the series by watching the 2 Episode special they've aired as vanguard promotion for season two. Then I binged season one and after that season two came weekly. I was in kind of a bad place emotionally, so all this healing was very nice to watch - but in the end I might have overindulged in it, which is why I didn't put it on my decade list. Great show though.

View Original Postpwhodges wrote:As for A Silent Voice, I simply disagree with Robersora's view of the way the bullying is handled (might it make a difference that I have the manga as well as the film, I wonder?).

I have not read the Manga - but the bullying to me was portrayed in a very lackadaisical way - which might have been fine, but in contrast to all that drama this movie conjures about everything else the choice to frame this as some kind of juvenile joyride bewildered me.





Totally agree with Joy Evangelion, Stein's Gate is overrated. While the direction is amazing, and the plot and characters are very good - in its heart it remains to be a Harem Visual Novel. A very good one, but it's a Genre I do not care about at all.
Also the Tuturuuu girl really tested my patience. I was so happy to watch her die over and over again.


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Shows I forgot that popped into my head: Durarara!! Princesss Jellyfish, Dragon Pilot and Shiki are all amazing as well.
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Postby Alaska Slim » Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:16 pm

Inuyashiki

The ending felt a bit... rushed, misdelivered? But the core conflict between the old Man (an old man as a protagonist!) and the kid was absolutely gripping for me.

When you're on the fringes of what is "human", and you know it, the choice seems to come down to condemning humanity, or doubling-down on loving it. Each of the protagonists follows through on their respective viewpoints, and it feels like a thoughtful (if bloody) exploration of both sides.

The first ~3 minutes will be among the saddest you ever see in anime.

Space Brothers
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Real, adult issues are contended with as a guy chases after his younger brother to reach his dreams. Real-world exploration of what joining JAXA is like. Real world design issues of spacecraft and their missions explored. It's a story that's human and grounded, even as half of it takes place off-world.


The Eccentric Family
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A coming-of-age story where there is no true "eureka" moment, but a more slow, gradual acceptance of who you are and what you're like.
The narrative understands that this happens while you're living life, and having the good moments buttressed by moments ( or even long, drawn out periods) of grief and loss.

The core theme is right there in the title; "family". Learning to live with and forgive those you're kind of stuck with, and how even a family drifting apart can come together at the drop of a hat.

The biggest thing I'll remember though: The utter terror of being attracted to someone who is inherently dangerous to you. This show captures that feeling incredibly well. -o-;


Concrete Revolutio
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Cold War Era Japan-as-Superhero drama. As a history buff getting to explore a time and place I knew 0 about, I loved this show. Both for allowing me to better understand the sociological trends that gave us Akira and NGE, and to better understand what America's effect upon Japan's cultural zeitgeist has been.


Gundam Build Divers
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A sport too good for the world we live in. In so far as the story made the fights about tactics (not beamspam; Try I think fell to this too often), the fights were really engaging. The insta-killing of the Valkyrie, and the Mejin's fight with the Argentina twins were standout moments for me.

The soundtrack equally was used to great effect; the composer was a competitive rhythmic dancer, and he knows in his bones what competition music should sound like.

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Others:

Oregairu - (Explored NGE-esce elements of loneliness, making it the only slice-of-life show I truly care about)
Kaguya-sama Wa Kokurasetai - (...Unless it's comedic Mister.)
One Punch Man - (Masume Rider v. Sea King)
Mob Spycho 100 - (Salt me, Reigen-sensei! Then give me a speech afterward for why I deserved it.)
Log Horizon - ( the only Isekai done right; celebrating the culture of MMO-loving weebs)
Yatterman Night - (The Team Rocket-villain types get their day in the sun.)
Kekkai Sensen - (The Sister-brother relationship is edifying and Klaus is 50% wolf, 100% MAN)
Katanagatari - (I liked the character reveal -- just wished it wasn't so wordy.)
Dragon Ball Super - (Completing Vegeta's character arc was worth the re-tread. Not sure it was worth Goku Black, but meh.)
Gatchaman Crowds- ("Let's throw out the bones and make this a commentary about Social media vs Government roles.")
High Score Girl - ( What was it like growing up in the golden age of arcades again?)
Lupin III Part IV: The Italian Game - (Let's turn all of Italy into Lupin-esce Disney World.)
Vinland Saga - (They're awful people, but the drama between vikings was good. Also: "Why would you want to go to Canada?" Is finally answered.)
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