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Re: What are you watching/reading Q3 2020?

Posted: Sat Sep 05, 2020 6:01 pm
by Murren
I've been having some trouble finding shows that I feel like watching right now, but I've found a few.

Flying Witch - I've only watched one episode, but it looks really good. Really relaxed vibe, fun show, fun characters.

Gokujou Seitokai (Best Student Council) - fun comedy show with cute characters

Magipoka (Renkin san-kyuu magical pokaan) [ecchi show] - really fun/funny/silly ecchi show. I really like it.

Gakuen Utopia Manabi Straight. Unique show/unique vibe. But it's cute. And fun characters. It's kind of funny getting used to how their bodies are drawn like, boxes or something, I don't know. I've never quite seen characters drawn like this, lol.

Occasionally watching other stuff too, but shows I've already mentioned and where I hold the same opinion as before. Such as "Gochuumon wa usagi desu ka" being a top tier perfect show my god

Re: What are you watching/reading Q3 2020?

Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:47 am
by Yl33 D4 N00b
Flying Witch was great! Hope they have a season 2 someday........

Re: What are you watching/reading Q3 2020?

Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:59 pm
by darrin
Again I am always behind the times so I apologize for it being an oldie, but I just stumbled across "Love, Chunibyo, and other Delusions" on netflix.

The first half (of Season 1) I am thinking, "Ok, this is not nearly as funny as Seitokai no Ichizon"... but it is having its moments, and pretty cute, so I will stick with it.

Then the second half rapidly gets much more serious, and pretty soon is getting into some C. S. Lewis "The Problem of Pain"-level shit. Gonna give myself a day or two to recup, then start in on Season 2.

Re: What are you watching/reading Q3 2020?

Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:25 am
by Eraden
Ya, I watched that series as well, Darrin. It starts out rather lighthearted and then you begin to realize what is really going on and your heart starts to break. The animation style completely throws you off at first and you sort of expect something silly and whimsical.....but it doesn't stay that way.

Re: What are you watching/reading Q3 2020?

Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:53 pm
by darrin
Eraden wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:25 am
The animation style completely throws you off at first and you sort of expect something silly and whimsical.....but it doesn't stay that way.
Heh, yes, I loved how at first the "battle" scenes look completely cheesy and overblown, and then you quickly realize it's deliberately cheesy and overblown, with pastiches of Gurren Lagann, FMA, probably a bunch of magical girl stuff I am less familiar with, and dialogue I would swear is riffing off Code Geass at one point.

Re: What are you watching/reading Q3 2020?

Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:04 am
by mostlyharmless
I found an excellent 3D Chinese anime to watch: "Carp Reborn".  About a Japanese special-forces guy who is transferred to an alternate ancient Japan, where magic is power and power is everything.  Great translation, but seems Chinese anime always has Chinese subs hardcoded.  There must be 2 major dialects in use in China.  Kinda spoils things to have two subs up at once. It's advertised upfront as "season 1", so hoping for many eps.

Re: What are you watching/reading Q3 2020?

Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:30 pm
by ForteNoir
I'm probably not going to watch anything new or contemporary. My housemate and I marathon'd Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team on Monday, and we're either going to shift into Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket, or commit to rewatching Wing on BluRay for the first time in (what might be) six years.

It's part of a long-term project to sit down, dredge through the 'classic' catalog and lots of missed shows from the first decade of this century (e.g. Eureka seveN, Serial Experiments Lain, Samurai Champloo, s-CRY-ed, Infinite Ryvius, RahXephon, The Vision of Escaflowne, Last Exile, Blue Sub No.06, etc. etc.).

Nothing's caught my attention this season, and frankly I've been super jaded about watching anything this year since the pacing disaster that was InSpectre.

Re: What are you watching/reading Q3 2020?

Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:36 pm
by Yl33 D4 N00b
Seeing your avy, ForteNoir, I'm surprised that you haven't checked out Wave, Listen to Me! ;)

Re: What are you watching/reading Q3 2020?

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:20 am
by ForteNoir
Yl33 D4 N00b wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:36 pm
Seeing your avy, ForteNoir, I'm surprised that you haven't checked out Wave, Listen to Me! ;)
I'd seen the JP trailer for it and the premise didn't resonate with me. It seems like one of those uniquely-Japanese styles of comedy and comedic delivery. Like I said, I'm not jiving with a lot of what's produced these days. That's why I'm looking back at stuff I should have watched when I was younger, but didn't because of XYZ reasons (also, a recent rewatch of Gundam SEED Destiny via its 10th anniversary remaster has just got me jonesing for pre-2010 stuff anyway).

That said, if Kadokawa produces a new/final season of Full Metal Panic!, or the creative staff behind Death Parade does something new, or Shinichiro Watanabe directs a new series, somebody hit me up. Also waiting for the second half of GitS SAC 2045 to see if the back half of the series can make up for the myriad mistakes of the first half.

Re: What are you watching/reading Q3 2020?

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:07 am
by Yl33 D4 N00b
The penultimate episode of Oregairu has aired, and
SpoilerShow
even though I'm on #teamYui, I loved 8man's confession to Yukino.
I'll have to binge this series again after it finishes next week.

Re: What are you watching/reading Q3 2020?

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:46 pm
by Yl33 D4 N00b
What better way to bring in 2021 than Horimiya, which is finally getting an anime adaptation? Can't wait! 8-)