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What are you Watching/Reading Q2 2018

Post by omoikane » Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:12 pm

last quarter
What anime/manga/etc are you watching/reading etc?

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Post by omoikane » Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:59 pm

Copypasta from that other thread, but in usual manner...

Tier A:
Megalobox - retro in the meta as in, retro in a way old anime was, rather than how things were? iono. A lot of fun, and was fairly engaging despite the snail's pace.
Hinamatsuri - comedy done right.
GGO:SAO::Railgun:Index
Gurazeni - My soul food this season. Too bad it didn't come out last season because now it runs up against actual baseball viewing.
Umamusume - Definitely the dark horse of this season. Might be the only horse joke I make in the next 3 months.

Tier B:
FMP:IV - I never really liked FMP, even though it was fun and enjoyable, despite flaws. The series still peaked at fumoffu and this is at least a bit more cinematic than Kyoani's version.
Wotakoi - I hope the manga is good because actually this anime disappoints me, like, just go rewatch Nigehaji or something. However it's probably worth recommending to all the normal people/riajuus to watch this instead of remembering what densha otoko was. Or god forbid, BBT. It does represent a generational shift.
S;G:0 - LOL. I do miss this cast, so I'll stick around.
Last Period -: Trash asian mmorpg/socialge nonsense is fun, maybe stick around a bit
P5A - It's pretty at least. I didn't play the game so this will be a challenge.
Caligula - Sad it airs the same season as P5A, but it scratches that trashy Chiyomaru SF itch better than SG:0 or P5A.
Comic Girls - Wears self-awareness on its sleeves but nobody gets it unless you are into manga I guess. I sure kinda don't.
GBD - Feel let down compared to GBF, but hopefully they'll move past the mobage setting and into something worthwhile story-wise. Also, really kids oriented this time, which doesn't help unless it ratchet up the whacky factor more. Not a knock against 00 Gundam but where's my windmill srsly.
Mahoushoujo Ore - It's okay, not sure if I will stick with it if it is a really shoujo-y tropy kind of thing.
new LOGH - It's okay! I think it's not as bad as I thought. Which is not saying much.
Golden kamuy - Not sure what to think tbh, but first episode was compelling. And now I get the meme.
Real Girl - Surprisingly better than expected, that said I also didn't expect much...

Tier C:
You don't know gunma yet - only funny if you already knew gunma.
Isekai Izakaya - If someone made an anime about how good Budweiser tasted with buffalo wings, I don't think anyone is gonna watch it. But this anime is almost literally that. Too bad it comes with this awesome live action part...so I felt compelled to watch. Maybe I'll just skip.

Others:
Magical Girls site: who is streaming this?
Tiramisu: This is okay
Crossing time: This is okay
Alice or Alice: I guess nekopara got an anime
Akkun to Kanojo: My Sweet Tyrant is my seiyuu duty this season. Good job nontan!
I did watch that ep of DxD and I'm like, uh.

Continue:
Grancrest Senki
Card Captor Hoee
Food Wars (best food anime every season when it's on)
Amanchu
Darifra

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Re: What are you Watching/Reading Q2 2018

Post by Yl33 D4 N00b » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:59 pm

Oops, I posted this on the thread I started. Magical Girl Site is on Amazon Prime Video.

To me, Wotakoi is a variation of Recovery of an MMO Junkie. Just a surface riajuu here...... :lol:
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Re: What are you Watching/Reading Q2 2018

Post by DaRk_KnIgHt » Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:39 pm

Guess I'll just pasta my thoughts with some alterations.

Watching

Hinamatsuri - It looks nice and is well animated, but the comedic timing feels somewhat off. It is still fun to watch, but not like laugh out funny. Maybe it is because I've already done the manga but the pace and certain facial expressions aren't making it through.

Amanchu Advance! - Nice to see Minori Suzuki of Macross Delta Freyja Wion get more songs. Hopefully she keeps it up instead of sputtering out and vanishing like Megumi did. But back on topic, it's more of the same old. It's alright. Comfy. Kinda needs more diving.

Kakuriyo no Yadomeshi - I thought it was going to be Isekai Shokudou + Natsume Yuujinchou but instead I got an otome game adaptation. Only it isn't an otome game adaptation but is a light novel adaptation. It's kinda a flakey shoujo type show with a lot of the usual tropes, but I find it amusing enough to watch. Needs more cooking.

Hoozuki no Reitetsu 2 - Same old, still entertaining.

Gundam Build Divers - It isn't quite hitting the same notes with me as the first Build Fighters. While I don't mind VR gunpla battles, seriously who cares about the context as long as I get my fanservice dream matchups. I'm not sure about the whole MMO setting. Losing Yasuda for the character designs also makes me a bit sad. Three episodes later and I'm not quite feeling it. Is it a Build thing now to have a mysterious silver girl? I just want some hot blooded rivalries and gunpla battles, not whatever the hell they are currently doing with MISSIONS and nonsense. Though the current plot leaning to GAME HACKERS is something I can relate to.

Hisone to Masotan - Pleasant surprise. Decided to give it a shot after seeing a regurgitating gif. Interested enough to see where this goes.

Hero Academia - More of the same old, a comforting way to end a Sunday.

Golden Kamuy - I like the concept but by god it looks so cheap and bad. Those bears jesus. Maybe I should read the manga instead, which to my knowledge as some excellent art. Ainu girl keeps reminding me of Otoyomegatari.

Wotakoi - Is it just me or does Kabakura feel miscast? I kinda imagined someone rougher like Seki rather than Sugita who I feel sounds too smooth for him. I don't mind watching more of this but at the same time it doesn't quite do anything for me that the manga doesn't do already. I could very well get bored and stop watching if I have games to play.

FMP IV - Other than the slight oddness so far with the CG mechas, it looks quite good. While I prefer hand-drawn mechs, if they animate them well enough in combat I think I can tolerate it. Overall I kinda find it hard to muster much enthusiasm for this since it has been far too long since the last one. I'm alright with it but I just don't care that much.

S;G 0 - Seems well made enough. I thought the first anime was quite a slow burner, but the payoff was worth it for me once it started getting intense. So only time will tell whether I enjoy this or not - looks like we're in for another slow burn at the start.

Isekai Izakaya - I was hoping for another Isekai Shokudou but it looks like this anime was funded by some tourism agency or some shit and it just feels kinda wrong. Still somewhat low key amusing I suppose, but not sure if I can keep with it if it is just going to be nothing but WHATSONTAP jokes.

Continuing


Basilisk Ouka Ninpochou - I have no goddamn clue why I'm still watching this beyond that there's goddamn nothing else to watch on the day it comes out. I'm finding it very dull and forgettable. Hachiro has the personality of a brick wall. Kinda just rolling with it cause I watched the first.

Darlifra - It's alright but I'm still hoping for Guilty Crown/Valvrave/CrossAnge level shitstorm. The 4chan discussions are more entertaining than the show itself. So much rage about cuck this and cuck that.

Card Captor - No more Maaya Sakamoto theme. Sad. But hey another Minori Suzuki song. Seriously needs to pick up the pace. Was the original show this absolutely glacial? Maybe it was but I lived with it cause I binge watched it as opposed to weekly.

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Re: What are you Watching/Reading Q2 2018

Post by Sareth » Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:35 am

DaRk_KnIgHt wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:39 pm
Ainu girl keeps reminding me of Otoyomegatari.
Nice to know I'm not the only one! I think it's the style and detail of the costuming. That and her face and attitude remind me a bit of Pariya.
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Re: What are you Watching/Reading Q2 2018

Post by Nestor » Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:05 am

Still watching Darling in the Franxx. I've lost any ability to create a coherent opinion about it.
High School DxD S4 - I like how they retconned out all the "anime original" bullshit from S3 and are sticking to the light novels. That being said, new studio is ehhhh. Three seasons of one studio + mobage + posters + official art and suddenly new studio? ehhhh.
Stein's;Gate 0 - I keep downloading the episodes, so I clearly must want to watch it, even though I haven't.

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Re: What are you Watching/Reading Q2 2018

Post by omoikane » Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:03 pm

Nestor wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:05 am
Still watching Darling in the Franxx. I've lost any ability to create a coherent opinion about it.
just don't shitpost artists about it lol

Yeah i don't think i can create a cogent opinion about it either, but at least it's entertaining.
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Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:39 pm
Card Captor - No more Maaya Sakamoto theme. Sad. But hey another Minori Suzuki song. Seriously needs to pick up the pace. Was the original show this absolutely glacial? Maybe it was but I lived with it cause I binge watched it as opposed to weekly.
That is a lovely Suzuki Minori song, forgot to mention. As someone who actually didn't care much about Sakamoto's original contribution to the series I am pretty fond of this development. I mean, she's still writing the lyrics to Minoringo's song so it is some involvement, you can't really complain.

The pacing is probably fine if the show is 4 cours long, which it may be...

And the wotakoi casting thing does bother some people, including me, but more like, I'm fatigued by the mature Sawashiro default voice used, it doesn't work.

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Re: What are you Watching/Reading Q2 2018

Post by Yl33 D4 N00b » Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:44 am

omoikane wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:03 pm

And the wotakoi casting thing does bother some people, including me, but more like, I'm fatigued by the mature Sawashiro default voice used, it doesn't work.
I think it fits, because Koyanagi is a pretty big gal.
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Post by omoikane » Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:53 pm

Finally got around to Hisomaso and Magical Girl Site this weekend and they were fine. Was expecting more trash for Site but it turned out to be solid otaku pandering material, lol. Maybe that is exactly the kind of trash that works for me.

Hisomaso...i should go photoshop a graphic. It's really good but also ugh.

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Post by DaRk_KnIgHt » Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:35 am

I used to read mahou shoujo site, but ended up reading it alongside mahou shoujo of the end and kinda got burned out from the author's style. I can't help but compare it to Attack on Titan since it kinda relies on shock and hooks to keep pulling you along but at the same time - doesn't really go anywhere.

I'm kinda acclimating to wotakoi's voices somewhat with the second episode. I also felt Sawashiro's voice there is somewhat mismatched and tired, but Kabakura just bothered me way more. It'd be funny if they got Aya Endo to do Koyanagi so that it would match a seiyuu joke later on
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where she gets in a fight with Kabakura and he went on about how he preferred cuter loli type girls. Koyanagi ran off crying "sorry I couldn't be your Ranka." Aya Endo voices Sheryl Nome, Ranka's counterpart in Macross Frontier.

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Post by omoikane » Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:29 am

DaRk_KnIgHt wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:35 am
I'm kinda acclimating to wotakoi's voices somewhat with the second episode. I also felt Sawashiro's voice there is somewhat mismatched and tired, but Kabakura just bothered me way more. It'd be funny if they got Aya Endo to do Koyanagi so that it would match a seiyuu joke later on
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where she gets in a fight with Kabakura and he went on about how he preferred cuter loli type girls. Koyanagi ran off crying "sorry I couldn't be your Ranka." Aya Endo voices Sheryl Nome, Ranka's counterpart in Macross Frontier.
That explains why Wotakoi isn't hitting my buttons partly...the jokes are on target but packs no punch. It's likely too low level. Not hipster enough. Maybe it would have worked better 7 years ago or something.

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Post by Murren » Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:32 am

I just watched the Anohana movie. It was intoxicating with the same emotional stuff that I love. I think a lot of it was recap (but I sometimes wasn't sure because I didn't remember anything, lol), so it was good that there was that much recap because for people like me who watched the series a few years ago and forgot a lot of stuff, I can still have a context for what goes on. Plus it can probably stand on its own pretty much as a stand-alone movie that way. So, yeah, overall, moving story, and makes me feel intense emotions in a good (and kind of addicting) way. Overall, very satisfied.
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Re: What are you Watching/Reading Q2 2018

Post by omoikane » Thu May 03, 2018 2:14 pm

Forgot to mention I am finally kind of caught up on Hisomaso and Magical Girl Site.

LOL. both of them.

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Re: What are you Watching/Reading Q2 2018

Post by darrin » Tue May 08, 2018 4:44 pm

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Re: What are you Watching/Reading Q2 2018

Post by DaRk_KnIgHt » Wed May 09, 2018 12:11 pm

I think Kaguya is fairly popular. I'm enjoying it. While it mostly makes me laugh, it can catch you off guard and hit you right in the feels every now and then. I do like how the core rivalry has slowly developed as the series progressed.

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Post by Yl33 D4 N00b » Tue May 15, 2018 2:30 am

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Re: What are you Watching/Reading Q2 2018

Post by DaRk_KnIgHt » Sun May 20, 2018 11:44 am

Well I've finally picked up Juushinki Pandora. For something coming from Kawamori it is pretty bland. His mechs nowadays are also all super samey looking.

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