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by Alaska Slim
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 947
Views: 121205

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

Violet Evergarden movie It's... fine. I think it leans too much on Taylor being the ultimate bundle of joy (those chubby toddler fingers DEAR GOD ). You could definitely cut things out and make this just an episode in the series. However, you'd then lose the sense of progress within the setting; Vi...
by Alaska Slim
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 947
Views: 121205

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

Blade of the Immortal ONA I only just put together that this is not the same series I watched in 2008. I spent like 3 hours trying to figure out where I left off... Anyway, this was just something that fell in-between the cracks for me. No complaints; I love watching characters I come to care about...
by Alaska Slim
Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: News of Anime in Japan
Replies: 1109
Views: 240460

Re: News of Anime in Japan

It like... robs anything Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna was trying to say... then again, so does 02's epilogue.

I haven't even seen that yet, and it was released only a month before this series premiers. Literally two weeks ago.

I just... don't get what they're thinking. :???:
by Alaska Slim
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: News of Anime in Japan
Replies: 1109
Views: 240460

Re: News of Anime in Japan B)

Woops, spoke too soon , Volume 14.5 confirmed: https://www.reddit.com/r/LightNovels/comments/ekcdqh/news_wataru_has_confirmed_oregairu_short_story/ Wish list: * Haruno's invocation of co-dependence is directly confronted, and defeated. * Haruno and Hayama get their character arcs resolved. Hayama fi...
by Alaska Slim
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:14 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam (In All Its Incarnations) Mk. II
Replies: 1502
Views: 200333

Re: Gundam (In All Its Incarnations) Mk. II

I can see where you're coming from with the character arcs; but I much prefer having them this way instead of just being a carbon copy of 0079. They could have gone the Aldnoah Zero route, and went for an original story that evoked OG Gundam in minor ways, but wasn't aping the 0079 formula. As far ...
by Alaska Slim
Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam (In All Its Incarnations) Mk. II
Replies: 1502
Views: 200333

Re: Gundam (In All Its Incarnations) Mk. II

You're arguing from the point that "0079 was the first, therefore it has to be better and its flaws don't matter". Nope, I'm saying its flaws are more justified, and are more even. They fit within the context the work was created in; a far more limited budget that got canned in the end, n...
by Alaska Slim
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam (In All Its Incarnations) Mk. II
Replies: 1502
Views: 200333

Re: Gundam (In All Its Incarnations) Mk. II

I'll openly admit that I did not finish 0079 when I tried getting into it back in the day, so what I say might change for the later half of the show; but calling the first part more serious or even less painful to watch Character designs alone make it less painful. 0079 was a prototype show trying ...
by Alaska Slim
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam (In All Its Incarnations) Mk. II
Replies: 1502
Views: 200333

Re: Gundam (In All Its Incarnations) Mk. II

Implying 99% of gundam anime don't milk space opera melodrama. (i'm not jabbing you, more so the gundam franchise as a whole) MSG hedged its bets better. It treated having young kids fighting a war as both a bad, and an unusual development. GS treated it as normal, and then used the "innocence...
by Alaska Slim
Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: News of Anime in Japan
Replies: 1109
Views: 240460

Re: News of Anime in Japan

I've now finished the LN (well, as far as I can; there's no official English release of volume 14, and the fan translation of the last two chapters was more of an "overview".) I can say that my enthusiasm is kind of curbed. There's moments I'm still looking forward to being adapted (to inc...
by Alaska Slim
Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam (In All Its Incarnations) Mk. II
Replies: 1502
Views: 200333

Re: Gundam (In All Its Incarnations) Mk. II

I disagree that Seed (or even Destiny for the most part) is style over substance. SEED is better settei, trying to re-tell original MSG. It fails because its milking melodrama. Destiny is a quick re-hash, brimming with stock footage, where you get a Zaft doppelganger of the 1st season cast and 90% ...
by Alaska Slim
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What manga are you reading right now?
Replies: 1215
Views: 610173

Re: What manga are you reading right now?

Oregairu again. I "finished" volume 14, or rather as much of a translation as I could find, and a summation for the last two chapters. I really do like the... Confession scene. That goes as much as I expected for those two. But I think Wateru Watari caved in delivering the ending he'd been...
by Alaska Slim
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: News of Anime in Japan
Replies: 1109
Views: 240460

Re: News of Anime in Japan B/

YES! YEEEEESSSSS!!!!!! My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Anime Season 3 Premieres on April 9 Finishing the LN Now. The ending is wayyy overdue, like, nearing FMP territory. But, meh. WW didn't finish the LN until last November, so, what could they do? Anime only ending? Adapt ANOTHER? Utter foolishness....
by Alaska Slim
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What manga are you reading right now?
Replies: 1215
Views: 610173

Re: What manga are you reading right now?

Yahari Ore no Seishun Love (Oregairu) The original communication-difficulty LN (Komi Can't Communicate is good too, highly recommend it). And It just got weird for me. Volume 12, the buzz word is " co-dependence ". Is this how we figure out that Haruno was studying... Psychology? Boy, her...
by Alaska Slim
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 947
Views: 121205

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

Darwin's Game I was told this was like Accel World. But Accel World had interesting Augmented reality ideas and world building. This does not. This is poorly animated, in episode 1, and the tension it builds around the invisible panda character disappears once you realize he is the one the complete...
by Alaska Slim
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Top anime of the 2010s
Replies: 26
Views: 3205

Re: Top anime of the 2010s

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 human...
by Alaska Slim
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 947
Views: 121205

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

Watched Violet Evergarden . The series edges on Type Moon , or Brynhildr in the Darkness Chunnism, but since it checks super natural powers and divine contests at the door, and behaves as a coming-of-age story instead of as an action-oriented Seinen, it's thankfully better than either. The ending wa...
by Alaska Slim
Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 947
Views: 121205

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

It comes to the end of the season, and I still haven't watched any more of the airing shows than I had a month ago, which is surprising given how much I had been looking forwards to Chihayafuru 3 when it had originally been scheduled for spring. Instead, I have been busy with the backlog, being abo...
by Alaska Slim
Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 947
Views: 121205

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

High Score Girl II This show charms me; I love the gradual introduction of Arcade and console games; showing what each stage of gaming was like for people living in it... but I hate how long they've dragged out the love triangle. I thought we ruled out the Blonde girl in season 1 when Yaguchi beat ...
by Alaska Slim
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 947
Views: 121205

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

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba This show is hitting its stride right now; the movement and impact of the fights are just fantastic to watch. DanMachi sometimes surprised me with moments of true visceral gravitas; this series manages the same feat almost every episode and its story doesn't suck. Min...
by Alaska Slim
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 947
Views: 121205

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

Cop Craft Buddy-cop set up via a genre mishmash of fantasy and hardboiled police drama."Bright the Anime" might not be too far off in describing it. But I only wish an orc had been the partner here. Mind, I'm only one episode in. It looks fine, the character intro for the detective works....

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