What are you watching/reading Q1 2021?

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What are you watching/reading Q1 2021?

Post by Yl33 D4 N00b » Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:41 pm

I was away for three weeks, so i didn't finish last season.... :roll: Gotta knock those out first, so i can start the new season!

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Post by Yl33 D4 N00b » Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:25 am

Okay, now for a postmortem of the shows I watched last season:

Noblesse finished a predictable and bland as it started(minus the high school antics). The animation wasn't bad, so there's that.....

Jun Maeda and PA Works did it again. Create an underwhelming work. The Day I became a God, while it looks good(per PA spec), is simply a middle school level drama, at best.

Higurashi almost begs me to keep a wiki on another tab, just so I can figure out what's going on. Characters are mostly annoying.

Every once in awhile, there's a show that looks promising, and starts off well, then turns to crap and gets worse. Wandering Witch is this season's example. Very rarely have I not liked an MC as much as Elaina.

Talentless Nana does have an interesting MC, one that you almost want to root for, given the circumstances, but the tropes are heavy with this one.

Moriarity is mostly fairly well written, and has a nice Victorian look, but the bishounen Moriarity and Holmes take a while to get used to.

Is the Order a Rabbit? S3 provided a weekly overload of sweetness and cute. It's a show that knows its strengths, and uses them the best it can.

I've always liked Tonikaku Kawaii from its early manga days, and the anime hasn't changed my opinion. Nasa and Tsukasa are cute, but the side characters is what makes this show great.

Jujutsu Kaisen is simply Shounen Jump goodness.

Golden Kamuy's best points are strong characters, and a great story. Then you got the middle school jokes..... :roll:

Best show for me last season was Akudama Drive. Cartoony cyberpunk setting and characters, but it's an extremely entertaining ride.

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Post by Yl33 D4 N00b » Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:30 am

1st new show for me this season is Quintessential Quintuplets S2. They have a new studio, which has given it a flat and plain look, but the characters are more true to the manga than S1. I really liked the 1st ep, but it looks like they are going to rush through a third of the manga, and skip quite a few chapters. Not happy, since a couple of them (Yotsuba's date) are my favorites in the manga.

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Post by Yl33 D4 N00b » Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:59 am

All I have to say about Promised Neverland S2 is just wow......

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Post by Yl33 D4 N00b » Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:41 pm

As one that is up to date with the manga, Horimiya is awesome, even better than I had hoped! :D

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Post by Yl33 D4 N00b » Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:42 pm

Oh, yeah, RE:Zero 2-2 is same 'ol, same 'ol........

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Post by Yl33 D4 N00b » Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:51 pm

World Trigger got a big upgrade in looks and feel! Season one I think was focused on a kid's audience, but this season is a lot more grown up in presentation.

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Post by Yl33 D4 N00b » Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:26 pm

Giving Low Tier Character "Tomozaki-kun 3. It has potential to be good, but also equal potential to be trash.

Same for "Boonies"(The title is way too long). It has Ai Kayano in it, having way too much fun as a witch, so there's that.

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Post by jkhartl » Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:20 am

Yl33 D4 N00b wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:59 am
All I have to say about Promised Neverland S2 is just wow......
For those who were reading Promised Neverland. There has been at least four additional chapters released after the end of the story. Back story, side story and possibly chapter 0.
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Post by Yl33 D4 N00b » Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:01 pm

Non Non Biyori Nonstop is like plopping down on your grandma's couch. As a rural person, the opening minutes just hits. The OP and ED are great, the girls are great, and the new characters are great.

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Post by Yl33 D4 N00b » Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:03 pm

Mushoku Tensei is actually pretty good. Never considered this at first, but there was a lot of buzz about it.....

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Post by Yl33 D4 N00b » Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:07 pm

Yuru Camp S2 picked up where it left off, comfy as always.

Slime S2 is doing the same, though not nearly as comfy(unless it's a Rimuru pillow). ;)

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Post by Yl33 D4 N00b » Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:14 pm

From out of nowhere(at least in my eyes) came Wonder Egg Priority. As for the plot, I'm not clear on where this is going, but it looks and sounds amazing.

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Post by cidjen » Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:42 am

It's early in the progress (and first 5 chapters appeared on the usual suspects in November) but ... If you liked the Fred's take on seiuu radio with Kimiko, you might like The Two Sides Of Seiuu Radio. (There is a smoking Chekhov Gun already in there, it might get creepy, but the characters art eems to be influenced by something I saw before, so just putting it out here.)
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Post by Yl33 D4 N00b » Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:48 pm

Low Tier Character Tomozaki-kun is a keeper; matter of fact, I've started reading the LNs the anime is based on. It's an easy read so far; I like it, at least through vol. 2.

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Post by Yl33 D4 N00b » Thu Jan 28, 2021 3:44 pm

Apparently, the Promised Neverland anime has veered off significantly from the manga, leaving a huge trail of salt in its' wake. As an anime only, it did seem a little weird.

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Post by jkhartl » Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:38 pm

Yl33 D4 N00b wrote:
Thu Jan 28, 2021 3:44 pm
Apparently, the Promised Neverland anime has veered off significantly from the manga, leaving a huge trail of salt in its' wake. As an anime only, it did seem a little weird.
I thought the first three episodes of season two were pretty much on with the manga as was season one.
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Post by Yl33 D4 N00b » Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:52 pm

jkhartl wrote:
Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:38 pm
Yl33 D4 N00b wrote:
Thu Jan 28, 2021 3:44 pm
Apparently, the Promised Neverland anime has veered off significantly from the manga, leaving a huge trail of salt in its' wake. As an anime only, it did seem a little weird.
I thought the first three episodes of season two were pretty much on with the manga as was season one.
The issue was with ep 4. You'll just have to watch it to pass judgment.

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Post by jkhartl » Thu Feb 04, 2021 12:32 pm

Yl33 D4 N00b wrote:
Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:52 pm
jkhartl wrote:
Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:38 pm
Yl33 D4 N00b wrote:
Thu Jan 28, 2021 3:44 pm
Apparently, the Promised Neverland anime has veered off significantly from the manga, leaving a huge trail of salt in its' wake. As an anime only, it did seem a little weird.
I thought the first three episodes of season two were pretty much on with the manga as was season one.
The issue was with ep 4. You'll just have to watch it to pass judgment.
Oh yeah, the anime left the rails. I guess the showrunners didn't think there was enough angst in the manga.
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Post by cidjen » Mon Feb 08, 2021 6:42 am

It was short but Majo-Senpai Nichijou was cute and intense :)
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Post by Yl33 D4 N00b » Mon Feb 08, 2021 10:38 pm

Picked up a relatively new manga called Skip to Loafer. Seems to be a traditional romcom so far, we'll see.

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Post by TiredPanda » Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:14 pm

I'm watching the 2nd season of Re:Zero I hope they'll make a 3rd season for the anime

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Post by Yl33 D4 N00b » Sun Feb 14, 2021 6:52 pm

Well, we now have an official shitstorm over ep 6 of Mushoku Tensei . I won't spoil the details, but it's over the MC being a pedo.I feel the scene in question(even though it was in the original LN) was unnecessary, and should've never been put in the anime. I will keep watching the show to see if the MC has a change of mindset, but there's no excuse for a modern anime to have this crap in there. I've never felt so cringe since the Usagai Drop manga.

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Re: What are you watching/reading Q1 2021?

Post by Yl33 D4 N00b » Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:36 pm

It appears that the Tonikawa manga has shifted gears, and is approaching it's climax. All the weird little clues in Tsukasa's backstory are now coming together.

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Post by arimareiji » Wed Feb 17, 2021 5:29 pm

Yl33 D4 N00b wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:36 pm
It appears that the Tonikawa manga has shifted gears, and is approaching it's climax. All the weird little clues in Tsukasa's backstory are now coming together.
Not objecting to Tonikawa, just commenting on it:
140 chapters of bland vanilla sweetness, often apparently about whatever the author saw that day while websurfing or was nostalgic for, occasional vague hints of "something ominous might happen" that lull the reader into complacence by repetition, do-de-do-dee-doo... Basically the Seinfeld of romcoms.
Previous chapter: Slightly-stronger "something ominous might happen", otherwise normal
Last chapter: "no really something ominous might happen, seriously", do-de-do...
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