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Re: I like anime, do you like anime?
« Reply #32505 on: November 14, 2020, 05:41:40 pm »

Blood of Zeus on Netflix was a solid meh
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Re: I like anime, do you like anime?
« Reply #32506 on: November 14, 2020, 05:43:38 pm »

Blood of Zeus on Netflix was a solid meh

I've only seen the first episode.  My heroclix buds like it but it didn't really hook me.
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Re: I like anime, do you like anime?
« Reply #32507 on: November 15, 2020, 09:35:52 am »

What do you guys use to watch anime anyways? In China we mostly use Bilibili which is basically youtube except you can watch anime and stuff.
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« Reply #32508 on: November 19, 2020, 09:52:52 pm »

Mostly downloading, as my streaming suck and I don't want to deal with buffering all the time.

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« Reply #32509 on: November 19, 2020, 10:07:12 pm »

I've started up Haikyuu and I'm really lovin' in so far. It's in that same vein of 'highschool boys doing sports REAL GOOD' that Diamond no Ace and Yowapedal were in that I'm a total sucker for. Back when I was in highschool, I was so asthmatic that just doing warmups had me gasping and sucking on my inhaler; but if I wasn't such an invalid, it'd have been cool to have done some kind of sport. I just really crave the kind of camaraderie and passion that oozes out of these kinds of shows.
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« Reply #32510 on: November 19, 2020, 10:19:57 pm »

Join the Haikyuu fangirl army. Actually, a lot of those Shonen sports series actually track better with girls than boys according to Shonen Jump's own user metrics. For example, Kuruko's Basketball is another one in that vein. There was a review of that by some geek girl I forget, but the gist was that she didn't like anime, nor did she like Basketball, but someone put her onto that and she got addicted, and that opened her up to watching other similar series. Which sums up the appeal of a lot of these series: "I'm not interested in <Hobby X> but somehow this anime about <Hobby X> makes it so appealing. These types of ones are good gateway series for "pilling" people onto anime, especially if they have preconceptions about the types of shows that exist.

On that note, I got around to watching Long Riders which is an all-girl cycling anime, i think they're freshman college age instead of highschoolers. It was pretty basic and refreshing and at the end, I really wanted there to be a second season, which is always a good sign. Scores are pretty low for this series but I think part of that is because it's not they type of series where they're winning big races etc, but more about personal achievement. And those types of sports series don't tend to as high user scores as the more exciting ones with dramatic races etc. But it's one if it had gone longer they could have done more of that in the second+ season. For example, consider if Yowapedal had merely finished at episode 12, around when he had the first major personal breakthrough or something.
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« Reply #32511 on: November 20, 2020, 10:10:05 am »

I can easily believe Kuroko's Basketball appealed to girls more than boys. Kuroko's a nice protagonist, it doesn't lean on fanservice, and the plot is pretty great.
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« Reply #32512 on: November 22, 2020, 03:03:58 pm »

Kinda had to share this one, Hololive / Minecraft sports day (20 mins). Never seen so many of them together at once.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zP9j1WdfnHo
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« Reply #32513 on: November 24, 2020, 04:29:03 pm »

Someone suggested to watch Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear.

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Fifteen-year-old Yuna prefers staying home and obsessively playing her favorite VRMMO to doing anything else, including going to school. When a strange new update gives her a one-of-a-kind bear outfit that comes with overpowered abilities, Yuna is torn: the outfit is unbearably cute, but too embarrassing to wear in-game. But then she suddenly finds herself transported into the world of the game, facing down monsters and magic for real, and the bear suit becomes the best weapon she has!

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I'm kinda thinking she has bear hand-puppets but they come alive and turn into battle-bears and she can ride them, from some of the artwork. Absolutely terrifying battle bears.

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Re: I like anime, do you like anime?
« Reply #32514 on: November 24, 2020, 05:48:33 pm »

Don't recall the hand things coming alive, no. There's bear summons and suchlike involved but the suit coming off mostly means her losing power.
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« Reply #32515 on: November 24, 2020, 09:20:56 pm »

Ok, so she has a bear suit, bear hand puppets and actual bears. I guess that explains the three Kuma's in the title.

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« Reply #32516 on: November 24, 2020, 09:26:26 pm »

The hand puppets are part of the suit, actually. The bear summons are part of the suite of OP powers the suit grants.

The three kumas is a native language joke, iirc. If I'm remembering right it's the same word spelled/written or pronounced differently or something like that. There's not really a deeper meaning or specific reference, it's just a joke/pun/wordplay thing.

But yeah, bear suit, bear summons, bear magic blasts, bear houses, iirc a bear themed restaurant. The main character's word is bear, their sign is bear, their symbol is bear. Bear bear bear bear bear. They start off not wanting the bear but godlike power comes from the bear so their existence becomes the all powerful bear onesie of cash shop victory something something something.

it's honestly one the better lighthearted OP isekai works hahabear
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« Reply #32517 on: November 24, 2020, 09:35:31 pm »

It looks like the Kuma is just written as Hiragana first, then katakana, then kanji. So it's just a spelling thing really. Should be pronounced the same every time, and the meaning isn't actually changing. Bear is then written in katakana since that's a foreign word. Kuma in katakana would be especially meaningless since katakana is generally for foreign words and onomatopoeia rather than Japanese words.
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Re: I like anime, do you like anime?
« Reply #32518 on: November 24, 2020, 10:42:32 pm »

that sounds

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« Reply #32519 on: November 25, 2020, 09:32:06 pm »

Finally getting around to watching Oregairu S3, but boy is it hard. Feels like quality took a nosedive compared to S2. Animation seems simpler, character designs aren't as sharp, Hachiman seems to act quite different (which I'm not sure is due to S3 being bad or S2 being an inaccurate adaptation from the LN). The English voice acting seems okay (baring, I guess, the actors aging 5 years from S2) but the voice direction is worse, filled with the annoying para-language (gasps, hums, etc) anime trope that either wasn't present in the S2 dub or just wasn't as prominent, and it all feels unnatural: characters react in sequence rather that at the same time.

If this is a result of production problems due to the pandemic, I wish they'd have delayed it until they could have given it the same level of treatment as S2.

Or maybe it's just rose glasses that make me think S2 was better.
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