What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2014

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Postby Dr. Nick » Tue Jun 30, 2015 2:17 pm

Slightly off-topic, but western anime licensing sure is a strange and unpredictable. I'm happy that Windy Tales is getting an R1 release, but who on earth got the idea of licensing a fairly experimental, obscure slice-of-life series from 2004? And what was the point of licensing a spin-off show like Puchimas if they're not going to license the main thing?

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Postby robersora » Tue Jun 30, 2015 2:27 pm

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Maybe it was part of the deal for buying a bigger show?
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Postby Fireball » Thu Jul 02, 2015 4:58 pm

Hibike! Euphonium end

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Expected K-On with classic music, but actually got something more along a sports anime in which the competition came to the fore. Despite never having played an instrument myself it still managed to resonated with me. The show made sure to let the watcher feel what it must be in a school band and I've read various responses from band members that could attest Euphonium's authenticity. The last episode was a testament to it by showing all the tension, the nerves, the awkward waiting game after the results and inevitable joy - I think anyone who has ever competed in something had a good time relating to what happened.

Kumiko made for a great MC. Following her cynical clumsiness, feeling no attachment to anything and then slowly developing a passion for her instrument was a great experience. The relationship with Reina was on good foundations supporting each other, even more annoying when the story tried to pair her up with generic what's-his-name-again guy.
I also expected the other girls to have more prominent role but there is only so much you can do with 12 episode, I guess. There were the usual fantastic KyoAni visuals of course too, all in all this was the best KyoAni since Hyouka, and up there with Haruhi.

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Postby Bagheera » Fri Jul 03, 2015 11:55 am

Ore Monogatari 1: I'm baffled as to why I haven't been watching this show. It offers a strong start, so I'm keen to stick with it. And now I can marathon it, so whee!

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