What are you watching/reading Q1 2020?

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What are you watching/reading Q1 2020?

Post by cidjen » Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:31 pm

In today's episode of Reading the Classics with Cidjen -

Yahari Ore No Seishun Rabukome Wa Machigatte Iru

also known as My Teen Romance Comedy Snafu

Looking for other good psychological cleansing pieces.

(Also: is the 'marry a voice actress' really so big of a trope in manga?)

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Post by Yl33 D4 N00b » Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:37 pm

New season! Continuing to watch BNHA and Blade of the Immortal.

Somali and the Forest Spirit is another isekai, I know, but it's done really well, at least the first ep is.

Darwin's Game has good action, but I think it was written by a 14 year old. Short leash.

I bailed out of the 1st ep of Asteroid in Love. Dense MC joining an astronomy, er, Earth Sciences club to find an asteroid for a boy she met once, YEARS AGO so she can name it after him, only to find not only is that person also is in same club, he's actually a she(who blushes). Pass.

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Post by Yl33 D4 N00b » Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:53 am

Madoka Magica Side Story is just OK. Doesn't have the impact of the original....

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Post by Yl33 D4 N00b » Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:26 pm

Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! is off to a very good start! Another masterpiece by Yuasa? We'll see!

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Post by Yl33 D4 N00b » Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:39 pm

Bofuri is a low key pile of fluff that's an easy way to spend 25 minutes.

Not sure about Hanako-san. Giving it 3(or whatever).

Finally got around to starting watching Eureka Seven. More comedy than I anticipated...

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Post by Murren » Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:14 am

Right now there are no shows that I'm really dedicated to, I'm really just picking up 1 episode here and there for like 20 different shows. But a couple of shows I recently started:

Machikado Mazoku - heard great things about it, and love it. So cute.

Ultimate Otaku Teacher (Denpa Kyoushi) - It's not a show I'm totally crazy over but it's a fun show with a lot of cuteness and fun characters.

Recently finished a bunch of shows:

Sukitte Ii na yo (Say I love you) - very good romance show. Had a lot of well-written stuff IMO and had a lot of profoundly adorable stuff. Had a nice impact on me emotionally in various ways.

Ristorante Paradiso - this was a really nice romance show that had a lot of sweet stuff. And really interesting characters and stories. It was a good show. And it was nice to get a "breath of fresh air" or whatever by seeing a romance show in a completely different setting - the show takes place in Italy, all of the main characters are adults and most of them are much older. So not the stereotype of "high school romance anime in Japan" that you usually see. But it was a really nice show imo.

Noir - if you like cute girls with guns, you'll love this show. It was great. More of a serious action show (rather than the comedy slice of life shows like Sabagebu or Stella C3-bu).

Fuuka - it was a show I really enjoyed, because I really like music shows, I thought the music was really great and I loved it, and there was some nice romance in it. Musically, the storyline was pretty shallow and very unrealistic (more unrealistic than the average anime I think). The romance was pretty good, kind of average good romance or whatever. But I enjoyed the show enough that as soon as I found out there's a prequel, I put it on my plan-to-watch. Probably gonna buy the soundtrack to this show too. Great music.

Chance Pop Session (Chance Triangle Session) - in a lot of ways it was kinda cookie-cutter, but it was still moving and nice to watch. The music storyline was REALLY stereotypical and predictable. But the life storylines were a little better and rather moving at times. I liked the show. It definitely could have gone without the weird music montages though. Almost every episode, there was a really weird pointless 2-minute music montage that in my opinion was just really weird and added nothing to the show, lmao. But still, I did quite enjoy the show as a music lover and sentimental anime lover.

Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san - this show was so delicious and cute. And the face she makes when she finishes a bowl of ramen... it never gets old. Oh, and I also liked that it's one of the few shows that the VA for one of my all time favorite characters (Takane Shijou - VA Hara Yumi) plays a main character (who happens to be another beautiful calm character).

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Post by cidjen » Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:28 pm

if you were reading jk and the foundling...Show
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I mean well, given the subject I suspect they couldn't drag it or the publisher got scared... But to end only after 17 chapters....

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Post by Yl33 D4 N00b » Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:58 am

All I've seen of JK so far is 14 chapters; I knew it was only for 17 total, it'll be interesting to see how it plays out when the rest gets scanlated.

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Post by cidjen » Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:04 am

Yl33 D4 N00b wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:58 am
when the rest gets scanlated.
Yeah it is :)

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Post by Yl33 D4 N00b » Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:15 am

Ah, I see it now. Pretty predictable, though it was a decent story.

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Re: What are you watching/reading Q1 2020?

Post by Yl33 D4 N00b » Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:21 am

Tried the comedy about the graduate students trying to quantify love, but it was so bland, I didn't make it through the first ep. Dropped Hanako-kun and Madoka, too. Eizouken and Somali are the class of this season, to me so far, and Bofuki is decent. Isekai Quartet isn't as strong as the first season; I don't think the Shield Hero characters are helping.

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Re: What are you watching/reading Q1 2020?

Post by cidjen » Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:50 am

nsfwShow
Funny, cringy, and sometimes perverted in equal measure: The Balls of the Elves....

And Henjyo - Hen na Jyoshi Kousei Amaguri Senko is mostly perverted but can't stop laughing.

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