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What are you watching/reading Q2 2021?

Posted: Thu Apr 01, 2021 10:02 am
by Yl33 D4 N00b
This season is shaping up to be more "normal" than the overabundant Winter season. As for me, for now, it's Fruits Basket S3, Moriarity S2, BnHA S5, To Your Eternity, Higehiro, Nagatoro, Nomad, Zombieland Saga S2, Slime Diaries, , maybe Shaman King.

Re: What are you watching/reading Q2 2021?

Posted: Sat Apr 03, 2021 7:49 pm
by Yl33 D4 N00b
Did watch the first ep of Shaman King 2021. Probably not going to be my cuppa; character designs did not age well.

Watched a couple of eps of Godzilla: S.P, and dropped it. I liked the female MC, but the rest of it was not good. Boring, even.

BnHA S5 is okay.

Dropped Jouran: The Princess of Snow and Blood after one ep. I watched it yesterday, and I can't remember much about it.

Don't know what to make of Mashiro no Oto yet. The music is good, but the rest of it is kinda whack, especially the end of ep1. I'll give it one more.

Added 86 to my list of stuff to watch. I remembered the LN got rave reviews, and I like the synopsis.

Re: What are you watching/reading Q2 2021?

Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:18 am
by Yl33 D4 N00b
Finally, something really good!

Megalo Box: Nomad is even grittier and more forlorn than the first season. Looks and sounds great!

Fruits Basket: Final picks up where it left off from last season: an emotional trainwreck. But wait, it gets even more dramatic! Saki still best gitl!

Higehiro is cringy at first, but I think this is a story where the two MCs help the other redeem themselves. It's OK.

Re: What are you watching/reading Q2 2021?

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:23 pm
by Yl33 D4 N00b
Vivy: Fluorite Eye's Song is a keeper. Looks great, story is good at points, OK at others.

Slime Diaries is just filler, like 75% of S2...... :roll:

Re: What are you watching/reading Q2 2021?

Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:50 am
by Yl33 D4 N00b
To Your Eternity is very, very, very good. Definitely has the potential to be the best show this season!!

86 is also off to a good start, it's also an easy keeper.

Nagatoro isn't evryone's cuppa, but I liked the manga, and the anime's decent. Nagatoro's VA takes some getting used to, though.

Re: What are you watching/reading Q2 2021?

Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:52 am
by Yl33 D4 N00b
Viz is releasing Ao no Hako online. It's pretty much the kind of thing I like, has a lot of potential!

Re: What are you watching/reading Q2 2021?

Posted: Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:40 pm
by darrin
I have been reading something called Hitoribocchi that I stumbled across recently. The first couple chapters I was like, hmm, the humor bears a little resemblance to Mitsuboshi Colors (but with middle school instead of elementary kids). Then at chapter 10 a new character (actually 2, twins :D) was introduced that is the spitting image of Yui (once she gets to middle school). At that point I checked the author and duh, yes, it is the same one who wrote Mitsuboshi.

If you liked Colors I cannot say Hitoribocchi is quite as non-stop hilarious, but it is pretty cute, and does have a lot of funny moments. (I did finally burst out laughing at the teacher's antics during the fire drill.)

If you didn't like Colors, then you and I can never be friends anyway, so my review won't matter much either way. ;)

Re: What are you watching/reading Q2 2021?

Posted: Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:36 am
by Yl33 D4 N00b
Hi, Darrin! Didya know that there was an anime of Hitoribocchi that aired two years ago? Have not seen it(or Colors either, for that matter).

Here's a preview....

Re: What are you watching/reading Q2 2021?

Posted: Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:52 am
by darrin
Yl33 D4 N00b wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:36 am
Hi, Darrin! Didya know that there was an anime of Hitoribocchi that aired two years ago? Have not seen it(or Colors either, for that matter).
I did not know that, thanks. I remember taking a brief look at the colors anime when it was mentioned here, and agreeing with the general assessment here that it lacked a bit of spark or something, compared to the manga. Will keep an eye out for 'Bocchi, though, thanks. (Bit more story-driven so might be easier to transition to anime...)

Re: What are you watching/reading Q2 2021?

Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2021 12:29 pm
by darrin
I have been clicking on random things in Netfilx lately, often without bothering to even read the blurb first. The result is occasionally a bit disappointing, usually okay... and sometimes shockingly good.

"March Comes in Like a Lion" was in the last category. Not at all what I was expecting, and that remained true right up till the end: every time I thought I had a handle on the range they were covering, they would expand out into (or focus in on) something else entirely.

Nominally it's about a teenage shogi prodigy. Not knowing anything at all about shogi I didn't expect to get too invested, but would at least give it a shot in case it surprised me like Hi Score Girl. Turned out to be much more intense than anything I have seen lately. One minute I am giggling at the Seitokai no Ichizon level antics of the older shogi players; one I am weeping in sympathy for the hurdles and more often that not tragedies the various players have struggled through in pursuit of their art; the next I am triumphantly crowing "Ah ha! Tournament shogi does not have a 'touched piece' rule like tournament chess!" or "Ah ha! 'Black' is depicted at the bottom of the board, but the numbering is from the 'white' point of view!"; the next minute I am raging at the bullying the middle school girl in the protagonist's neighbor's family is undergoing.

Definitely not done justice by a blurb like "teenage shogi prodigy".

Re: What are you watching/reading Q2 2021?

Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2021 10:54 pm
by Yl33 D4 N00b
I'm surprised you've never heard of that show, Darrin. Maybe it's because I started watching that show when S1 began(and as I recall, I almost dropped it, as it was too depressing, thank God for the sisters), maybe I haven't realized this series still isn't that popular over the greater anime community. As for me, it's my all-time favorite series, period. Having kept up with the manga, if they ever do a S3, it will even be better than S2.

Re: What are you watching/reading Q2 2021?

Posted: Thu Apr 22, 2021 10:31 am
by darrin
Yl33 D4 N00b wrote:
Wed Apr 21, 2021 10:54 pm
I'm surprised you've never heard of that show, Darrin.
I've admitted before that I tend to be out of touch / behind the times on a lot of stuff, and come across event the good ones only haphazardly. :D
Having kept up with the manga
Ooh excellent point, I should go look for that. Thanks!

Re: What are you watching/reading Q2 2021?

Posted: Thu Apr 22, 2021 8:49 pm
by cidjen
Running a Love Hotel with my Maths teacher has just made way to some bootlegs...and it's so cute :)

Re: What are you watching/reading Q2 2021?

Posted: Tue Apr 27, 2021 5:52 am
by Yl33 D4 N00b
Crossposted this on the anime tunes thread, but it's more anime than MV......

Aimer has this posted on her YT channel. It's pretty good. It also has subs...

Short animation "Night Country" 1st night-22 o'clock guide- (Theme song: Aimer "Trill")

Re: What are you watching/reading Q2 2021?

Posted: Mon May 03, 2021 12:24 am
by cidjen
Idk If someone has not mentioned here of
Yuki ni Tsubasa
But if no one did, then someone should :)

Re: What are you watching/reading Q2 2021?

Posted: Mon May 03, 2021 12:58 pm
by Yl33 D4 N00b
cidjen wrote:
Mon May 03, 2021 12:24 am
Idk If someone has not mentioned here of
Yuki ni Tsubasa
But if no one did, then someone should :)
It's OK. The art is very impressionistic at times. Story moves kinda slow. I skipped a few chapters here and there, and didn't miss much.