What are you watching/reading Q1 2021?

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Post by ForteNoir » Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:14 am

Just Wonder Egg Priority for now. I saw that Taniguchi was directing that new Back Arrow show, took one look at it, and walked away. Still waiting for that guy to dump his working relationship with Ichiro Okouchi and make something like Planetes again.

Wonder Egg has been a joy so far. Lends itself well to some post-viewing literary analysis. The animation is stellar, the characters are all pretty likeable, and it reminds me that Madoka probably didn't go for enough down the deconstruction rabbit hole if something like this still has room to say something new.
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Post by Yl33 D4 N00b » Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:55 am

There are two currently running series that have become similar in execution: Horimiya, and the Quints S2. Don't get me wrong, both have been very good, but they have been moving along at a breakneck pace. Horimiya has already had chapter 37 come and go, after just seven eps. The Quints has also blitzkrieged their arcs, skipping huge chunks of the sisters' character development(especially poor Yotsuba; her character has been left to wither, and die).

Like I said, anime onlys can probably sense a rush, but as one who has read both entire mangas, there's a whole lot of "Wait, you skipped ________!!!" Both shows have been good, but they could've been great.

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Post by Yl33 D4 N00b » Sat Feb 27, 2021 10:09 am

Wonder Egg Priority continues to impress; with all the heavy hitters out there this season, this show, so far, is the best one of all.

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Post by Yl33 D4 N00b » Tue Mar 09, 2021 4:26 pm

Horimiya has by and large lived up to it's pedigree, but Bottom Tier Character Tomozaki-kun is almost as good, despite having lower production values. I actually like the character designs on Tomozaki better. I think Horimiya would've been better served as a two cour while covering the same amount of material.

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Post by Yl33 D4 N00b » Fri Mar 12, 2021 4:59 am

They animated the swing scene of the Yotsudate!

Hell, yeah!

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Post by Yl33 D4 N00b » Thu Mar 18, 2021 3:24 pm

Finished Higurashi:Gou. Will not be watching SOTSU. The story and characters aren't good enough for me to waste any more of my time on a second season.

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Post by Yl33 D4 N00b » Mon Mar 22, 2021 4:10 pm

Finished Last Dungeon. I think they tried too hard to put an actual plot in there, it worked better as a silly SoL.

Also finished the first cour of Mushoku Tensei. I liked how Rudeus is growing as a person(though he still is a perv, lol).

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Post by Yl33 D4 N00b » Thu Mar 25, 2021 11:22 am

Re: Zero finished up it's second season well; 'ol Subie needs a better fashion designer if he's gonna dump the tracksuit for his knight digs. :lol:

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Post by Yl33 D4 N00b » Thu Mar 25, 2021 4:20 pm

Finished Promised Neverland S2. If you want to know how to fuck up a potential classic anime, this is how you do it!!!!!

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Post by Yl33 D4 N00b » Thu Mar 25, 2021 5:04 pm

Finished Quints S2. I think they really did a good job with this adaptation overall, even though they skipped a lot. The last ep was great!

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Post by Yl33 D4 N00b » Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:32 pm

Knocked off a few more......

Tomozaki was one of my favorites this season; I liked that it didn't try to dumb down the characters, and actually made them relatable human beings(except for Hinami).

I don't think an anime has did so much with so little as Non Non Biyori Nonstop. The last episode was one of the best of the franchise, and that's saying a lot!

OTOH, I've been a little underwhemed by Slime S2. Big Things Happen, but there's very little emotional weight behind it.

Dr. Stone finished pretty well; I would've liked it to have faster pacing, but that would've carried it into the next arc.

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Post by Yl33 D4 N00b » Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:36 pm

Technically these are Spring anime, but they have already started, sooooo.....

My Hero Acadamia was very meh, as it was largely a recap episode.

Moriarity kicked off strong; Irene Adler is a hoot!

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Post by Yl33 D4 N00b » Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:39 pm

Putting this here, since it was a winter anime, but if Yuru Camp ran as long as One Piece, and everyone could watch it, we'd have world peace...... ;)

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Post by Yl33 D4 N00b » Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:43 pm

Wonder Egg Priority finished......unfinished. True, ep 13 will be broadcast in June, but there's just too much to clear up to end properly in 20 minutes. If I had to make a comparison to this show, it's Penguindrum. That show, however, had enough sense to run two cours.

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Post by cidjen » Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:20 am

I should have posted this yesterday....
but I watched some 'James May: our man in Japan' :)
Translation to polish
and where it happens when I have time to stream

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Post by Yl33 D4 N00b » Sat Apr 03, 2021 7:31 pm

Finished Horimiya. Like Wpnder Egg, it would've been far better served if it was two cours. Still, it was very good. Could've been great, but too much was cut, and the bits that weren't was rushed.

Also finished World Trigger S2. This was a far superior adaptation to S1. While not a highly technically animated anime, it captures the essence of the manga very well, IMO.

That's all for me this season! It was great!

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Post by Genshie » Thu Apr 15, 2021 11:27 pm

Currently watching Jujutsu Kaisen. Haven't felt this much excitement and fun watching a Shonen series in a long while.

Shows I need to get back to:
Jojo: I stopped in the middle of part 4. The announcement of part 6 is making me hop back on it.
AoT: Enjoying watching an episode whenever it gets released on Hulu with the wife.
Re:Zero: I really need to get back on this. Although it always makes me feel depressed as all get out knowing that we are just going from one terrible situation to the next.
Shaman King (Reboot): I NEED TO GET ON THIS!
One Piece: I know I am never going to ever get caught up until this ends. I restarted it to watch it with the wife.
Demon Slayer: Going to see the movie next week in theaters with the wife and having a nice date afterward!

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