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Postby Alaska Slim » Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:52 am

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. Anta baka. What a Hachiman.


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ANOTHER borders on EoE passive-aggressiveness towards fans who "didn't get the message".
Sure, no one dies, but you don't get a clear-cut Hiki-Yui romance either. You get a romance that struggles to take off, can't express "I love you", and gives off every indication of failing.

Not to mention; Hachiman giving up on "genuine".
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Postby pwhodges » Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:43 am

:) I'm up for that.
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Postby Justacrazyguy » Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:39 am

It's good to have a complete adaptation once in a while. I'm hoping for more amazing character animation, the second season was gorgeous.
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Postby Alaska Slim » Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:33 am

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 include the ones I haven't actually read), but it seems W.W. gave into certain pressures, and avoided the "bittersweet ending" he talked about in interviews. And hinted in almost every volume from 1-11.

And he didn't really complete Hayama's character arc. Or Haruno's. Yui gets all these dark-sounding interludes and memorandums and... it never goes anywhere.
Not even after...

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Haruno reveals "co-dependency" is afoot in the three's relationship, making Yui really, really angry.


Oh and Yukino, never reveals what the purpose of the Service Club was to Hachiman.

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She drew it up to help Hachiman specifically, to fix the loner attitude she feels she caused him to adopt due to the accident.


In so far as this adapts Volume 12, which is tonally pretty consistent with what came before, I think it'll be good (Haruno introducing more DOUBT into the Service Club). After that, things get more spotty.

There's no ".5" Volumes left to adapt, so I wonder what the OVA will b-- oh God, please don't be ANOTHER...

EDIT:

Here's a PV with what sounds like the new OP for this season:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_Cvvl1fVBE

You can turn on auto-translate and pick out some of the words. Hikki is saying something along the lines of "We won't understand if it's not said. Even if it's said, it won't be conveyed."

I can't recall where exactly I heard him say this, though it's similar to his response to Yui in Zoku episode 8, right before he asks for "something genuine".
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Postby Alaska Slim » Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:26 am

Woops, spoke too soon, Volume 14.5 confirmed:

https://www.reddit.com/r/LightNovels/co ... ort_story/

Wish list:
* Haruno's invocation of
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co-dependence
is directly confronted, and defeated.
* Haruno and Hayama get their character arcs resolved.
Hayama finally gets forgiveness from Haruno (he already got it from Yukino last season), Haruno manages some sort of truce with Yukino, and gets the "fellow-traveler" she wishes for so she can stop being lonely. And a bitch.

* Yukimom actually does something to be a threat. More so than she was in Volume 13 or 14.
* Ebina is convinced to come out of her shell.

On top of the bonus volume, there will also be an anthology series with stories written by authors other than WW.
I'm looking forward to stories written from other character's perspective. Kawasaki-something, and Komachi especially.
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Postby Gus Hanson » Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:21 pm

Digimon Adventure reboot series trailer confirms April 5 release:
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2 ... re/.157192
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Postby Alaska Slim » Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:33 am

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. :???:
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Postby robersora » Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:04 am

yeah, if they wanted to reboot the series, they should have released Kizuna AFTER the series, not beforehand, imo.
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Postby Gus Hanson » Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:17 pm

Lineup of the voice cast for Digimon Adventure reboot revealed. Among them, Yuko Sanpei voicing Taichi and Masako Nozawa providing narration:
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2 ... st/.157572
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Postby pwhodges » Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:40 am

I had missed this announcement: Re:Zero season 2 has been delayed because of the virus - currently to July.

https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/ ... -july-2020
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Postby Gus Hanson » Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:28 pm

Digimon Adventure Last Evolution Kizuna arriving on Blu-Ray/DVD July 7 with Joshua Seth reprising role as Tai in the English dub:
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2 ... -7/.158756
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Postby robersora » Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:25 am

NetfllixGitS
Nice sound design, also the meme that bad visuals "look like a video game" needs to die.

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I enjoyed Thermae Romae, so this might be fun as well... it's basically the same thing just with cooler animation. Don't change a winning team, I guess.
(also, lmao @ "Italian speaking Europe" so Tessin in Switzerland can't access it, while South Tyrol can?
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Postby Justacrazyguy » Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:11 am

View Original Postrobersora wrote:NetfllixGitS
Nice sound design, also the meme that bad visuals "look like a video game" needs to die.


I still think it looks awful, whether it looks like a video game or not. I'll stick with my 2D animation, thank you very much.
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Postby robersora » Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:47 pm

^
No arguing that it doesn't look great, I just want people to stop bringing up this argument, as it implies lower quality standards for art design in video games, inherently lessening their worth as an art form. Bad art design is bad art design, doesn't matter which medium.
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Postby Justacrazyguy » Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:14 pm

View Original Postrobersora wrote:^
Bad art design is bad art design, doesn't matter which medium.


I agree.

People probably bring up video games as an example because there aren't that many fully CG series, and even less well know ones, so they instead think of video games for a comparison. But in the age of the PS4 and what not associating games with bad CG is kind of dated.
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Postby Blockio » Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:34 pm

Plus, you find it surprisingly often that game CG actually looks better than contemporary movie CG. For a somewhat.... infamous example, let me pull out Gundam G-Savior (an absolutely awful live action movie, that had a supposedly really good PS2 game)
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Postby robersora » Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:52 am

^
This is because "bad CG" is most often noticed when it somehow breaks with visual expectations. GitS looked a certain way for a very long time now, so this break in convention feels wrong. Integrating Compuer Generated things in a Live Action movie is even harder to pull off, as the break in visual coherency is right there in one's field of view, whereas CG in a highly-stylized world of Computer Games is comparatively easy to pull off. (Don't wanna disparage CG-artists working in games just talking about retaining suspension of disbelief in the audience)
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Postby Gus Hanson » Sun May 10, 2020 9:21 pm

Looks like Inuyasha is getting the Boruto treatment:
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2 ... ll/.159360
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Postby Gus Hanson » Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:37 pm

At last one of my favorite 80s pulp films Wicked City is getting released stateside on Blu Ray! :D
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