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JoshuaFH

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Re: I like anime, do you like anime?
« Reply #32580 on: September 20, 2021, 06:31:29 am »

Watched Hero Academia; most of it was pretty standard shonen stuff, pretty bored of it. Season 3 finale however was amazing, and the quality spikes upwards in S4 and then spikes again in S5 as they focus more on the side characters and the villains. I can't recommend giving it a watch unless you skip to S3 at least. Main character is fucking insane but they only have a few moments where they remark on the character being completely nuts; I wish they'd use that some more because the main character is Captain Ahab levels of monomaniacal "I MUST BECOME STRONGER EVEN IF IT DESTROYS MYSELF" because "I MUST BE THE STRONKEST IS MY MOTIVATION."

I think a lot of that was Deku wanting to prove himself worthy of the awesome power he'd been bestowed. Which would make sense since he's been the physical inferior to his peers since a young age.

I don't think you could skip to S3, if only because a large part of the show's appeal lies in its cast of characters, which are introduced in the first seasons.

Fox and Spice however, is a solid 10/10 recommend. Man meets pagan wolf deity; man and wolf deity embark upon fantasy commerce. It's obviously not the show for someone who doesn't care too much about company reports but for someone who ever thought GRRM needs to shut the fuck up about Aragorn's tax policy it is nice to see a show that sincerely put some thought and love into "what if we devalued our silver?"

Spice and Wolf? I'd never heard it called Fox and Spice before. But yeah, it's a real classic. I really can't think of anything else even remotely like it.
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Re: I like anime, do you like anime?
« Reply #32581 on: September 20, 2021, 06:45:28 am »

I still find the premise of Spice and Wolf hilarious, from a storyboarding perspective.

"Hey, you know what would really make this romance anime work? ECONOMICS"




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Re: I like anime, do you like anime?
« Reply #32582 on: September 20, 2021, 07:24:14 am »

Spice and Wolf? I'd never heard it called Fox and Spice before. But yeah, it's a real classic. I really can't think of anything else even remotely like it.
You won't believe this, but I wrote it as "Fox and Spice," corrected it to "Spice and Wolf", then unthinkingly miscorrected it again. I'm too tired for this Monday

I still find the premise of Spice and Wolf hilarious, from a storyboarding perspective.

"Hey, you know what would really make this romance anime work? ECONOMICS"
Sometimes it just works

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« Reply #32583 on: October 25, 2021, 10:03:47 pm »

Now that Fena: Pirate Princess finished airing, I binged it fairly quickly.

Lovely visuals, but the story, oof...
Most of the story took the form of a grande mystery, with our protagonists following clues and solving riddles as they hunted down their final destination. Except they never really had any free agency. Every time they ran into a problem, they would literally be puppeted by magic to hand them the solution so that they could move forward. Which made it really hard to appreciate whatever effort they were supposedly putting in, despite the fantastical settings.
When they do reach their goal the 'how' of all that magic nonsense is somewhat explained, but not the 'why'. Apparently all-powerful magic dude just randomly felt like leading our crew on a twisted hunt to fill out some episodes for the season.
Then it all concludes with a big emotional display about friendship and love, with these people who have known Fena for like a week and hardly done anything with her.
On top of all that, there's just a lot of loose ends that were never resolved.

Kinda wishing I'd skipped this one.
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« Reply #32584 on: October 26, 2021, 03:36:30 am »

I started tearing through the manga for Golden Kamuy recently, and holy shit is it just the best. The anime left out some very good plotlines that the manga readers get; like the homosexual yakuza boss, a full story of Shiraishi's past, a very spot-on homage to Yojimbo, and some others. I can understand leaving them out, you only get so many episodes, but these were great, everything is jumping between deadly serious action and off-the-wall humor all the time. The author calls the genre "Japanese-style yaminabe western", yaminabe being a type of hotpot where everyone brings their own secret ingredient and it all gets added together in the dark so nobody knows exactly what is in it, and the name fits; it's just a delicious mixture of genres like nothing else.

When the anime supposedly gets restarted in 2022, there's some scenes that I'm REALLY looking forward to seeing animated. I'm also keeping in mind some parts that might get cut for the anime, because even for how relaxed Japanese TV standards are when it comes to anime, I don't see the storylines like Semen Detective Usami Vs Jack the Ripper; or Ueji the Child Killer making it into the anime. These were both really graphic when it came to people getting killed.

I'm not done yet, I'm at a big turning point in the manga and I'm positively CHILLED at how cool some of these scenes are. It really is just getting better and better.
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Re: I like anime, do you like anime?
« Reply #32585 on: October 28, 2021, 09:25:33 am »

Now that Fena: Pirate Princess finished airing, I binged it fairly quickly.

Lovely visuals, but the story, oof...
Most of the story took the form of a grande mystery, with our protagonists following clues and solving riddles as they hunted down their final destination. Except they never really had any free agency. Every time they ran into a problem, they would literally be puppeted by magic to hand them the solution so that they could move forward. Which made it really hard to appreciate whatever effort they were supposedly putting in, despite the fantastical settings.
When they do reach their goal the 'how' of all that magic nonsense is somewhat explained, but not the 'why'. Apparently all-powerful magic dude just randomly felt like leading our crew on a twisted hunt to fill out some episodes for the season.
Then it all concludes with a big emotional display about friendship and love, with these people who have known Fena for like a week and hardly done anything with her.
On top of all that, there's just a lot of loose ends that were never resolved.

Kinda wishing I'd skipped this one.

That name though
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Re: I like anime, do you like anime?
« Reply #32586 on: October 29, 2021, 11:59:20 pm »

Just finished watching SSSS.Dynazenon, successor to Gridman.

I'm still not clear, is this set in the Ultraman universe? Or is it a reboot? Or just an original creation designed to imitate the Ultraman flavor?

Anyway, compared to Gridman, this one had a lot more personal drama, which was rendered fairly poignant through aesthetics and music, but also felt like they were trying to do too much with too little screen time. In the end I'm still not sure wtf was going on with most of the characters, or what resolution they actually found at the end.

I liked the twist with the mummies, though I also found their motives unclear.

A fun ride, but I think that they could have accomplished more if they tried to do less.
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