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Re: New Anime Season

Postby fudomyou » Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:01 pm

Fate/Zero is an atypical prequel, because Nasu and Type Moon handed it over to an outside author, Urobuchi Gen. He consulted with them and had a basic outline of events that had to happen, but beyond that, he was given a pretty good amount of freedom. And, because Urobuchi Gen is an infinitely better author than Nasu Kinoko*, Fate/Zero is the best work that's come out of the Nasuverse so far. The character interplay has been top-notch, and there's plenty of comedy, action, intrigue, and tragedy mixed very well.

*I highly respect Nasu Kinoko's character building and world building. However, his writing and pacing are both stilted, something seen often Fate/Stay Night's navel-gazing.
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Re: New Anime Season

Postby Berserker » Sat Nov 12, 2011 3:11 pm

fudomyou wrote:Fate/Zero is an atypical prequel, because Nasu and Type Moon handed it over to an outside author, Urobuchi Gen. He consulted with them and had a basic outline of events that had to happen, but beyond that, he was given a pretty good amount of freedom. And, because Urobuchi Gen is an infinitely better author than Nasu Kinoko*, Fate/Zero is the best work that's come out of the Nasuverse so far. The character interplay has been top-notch, and there's plenty of comedy, action, intrigue, and tragedy mixed very well.

*I highly respect Nasu Kinoko's character building and world building. However, his writing and pacing are both stilted, something seen often Fate/Stay Night's navel-gazing.


I completely agree. I look forward to each episode. Clearly my name relates to it.
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Re: New Anime Season

Postby Sabindeus » Sat Nov 12, 2011 4:13 pm

Just finished watching Tiger & Bunny. Man that was a good series.
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Re: New Anime Season

Postby Berserker » Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:08 am

<< OH BLUEBEARD YOU ARE ONE FUNNY BASTARD.
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Re: New Anime Season

Postby Skye1013 » Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:24 am

Just finished watching the first season of Tsubasa... interesting... now I gotta track down the rest of it so I can finish up the series...
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Re: New Anime Season

Postby Sabindeus » Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:26 pm

So I finally watched all of Steins;Gate and man that show was just full of emotional blackmail. I got fairly thoroughly fed up by the end of it. It was entertaining but I feel like they needed to put a hard cap on all the SAD that permeated that series. Also it had a veeeery slow start. Like I had almost given up on it because it was taking so long to get to the damn point already. I think I'd be hard pressed to recommend it to people based on those two flaws.
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Re: New Anime Season

Postby fudomyou » Wed Dec 21, 2011 5:07 pm

Recently watched the second Macross Frontier movie.

Man, who the hell decided that that was a good idea? Great music as always, but the plot seemed to consist of the repeated throwing of darts against a board filled with ludicrous plot twists and hoping that people wouldn't notice how little sense it all made. (Hey, it worked for Mission Impossible, right?)
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Re: New Anime Season

Postby Klaudandus » Wed Dec 21, 2011 5:25 pm

Macross Plus > Macross DYRL > Macross Zero > original macross > .... > ugly sweaters > Macross 7
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Re: New Anime Season

Postby Arjuna » Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:14 pm

I can agree to that list...DYRL still has one of the craziest fighting sequences in the franchise though...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wckZcVFLU24

Destruction on a massive scale!!!

...all set to a low-bpm love song... :lol:
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Re: New Anime Season

Postby Fivelives » Thu Dec 22, 2011 5:34 am

Klaudandus wrote:Macross Plus > Macross DYRL > Macross Zero > original macross > .... > ugly sweaters > Macross 7


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uCciEhtzGU :lol:
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Re: New Anime Season

Postby Klaudandus » Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:04 am

Fivelives wrote:
Klaudandus wrote:Macross Plus > Macross DYRL > Macross Zero > original macross > .... > ugly sweaters > Macross 7


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uCciEhtzGU :lol:


i blame macross 7 for the series as whole taking a nosedive. zero was a good back to basics and frontier was decent but i hated ranka...
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Re: New Anime Season

Postby Arjuna » Thu Dec 22, 2011 6:17 pm

Macross 7, yeah...despite me liking mecha series I totally disliked that one...and it even had two of my favorite characters from the original series in it as well!!! :(

But in other news, been watching the new last exile thingy, seems pretty decent! Have also been watching Boku Ha Tomodachi Ga Sukunai, only the last ep left now...it kinda grew on me for some strange reason, despite me not usually liking those kind of things...
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Re: New Anime Season

Postby Klaudandus » Thu Dec 22, 2011 6:26 pm

Arjuna wrote:Macross 7, yeah...despite me liking mecha series I totally disliked that one...and it even had two of my favorite characters from the original series in it as well!!! :(

But in other news, been watching the new last exile thingy, seems pretty decent! Have also been watching Boku Ha Tomodachi Ga Sukunai, only the last ep left now...it kinda grew on me for some strange reason, despite me not usually liking those kind of things...


Macross 7 is to the Macross franchise what Batman and Robin was to the Batman franchise.

And I'm guessing you're talking about Max and Miriya

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-90zCZtH9U

Still one of my favorite fights ever, although I still put it below Isamu vs Guld
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Re: New Anime Season

Postby Arjuna » Thu Dec 22, 2011 6:54 pm

You are correct, always loved those two characters!

Also, just watched the last ep of Boku Ha Tomodachi Ga Sukunai, what a letdown...I am very disappointed...

The story was all over the place, no clear plot...meh, just wasted time I guess...
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Re: New Anime Season

Postby Klaudandus » Sat Jan 07, 2012 6:58 am

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The New Anime Seasons seems so... lackluster.


I'm way more interested in some of the specials, like Lupin III, Gyo (always a big fan of Junji Ito) or the Kenshin movie.
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Re: New Anime Season

Postby Sabindeus » Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:20 pm

Super excited for Nisemonogatari

There's going to be another Major OVA? Fuck yeah.

New extra episodes of SZS and Steins;gate? Ok, I will watch those.

The K-ON! movie cannot come out on disc soon enough :(
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Re: New Anime Season

Postby Arjuna » Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:56 pm

Lackluster indeed...

K-on movie in march? Nice!

...too bad Evangelion movie 3 isn't showing until this fall...I'm looking forward to that one!
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Re: New Anime Season

Postby Arjuna » Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:23 pm

...hmm, I'm kinda looking forward to "Thermae Romae" though... http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?sh ... e&aid=8831


I read a bit of the manga and it was pretty funny... :)
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Re: New Anime Season

Postby fuzzygeek » Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:39 am

Arjuna wrote:You are correct, always loved those two characters!

Also, just watched the last ep of Boku Ha Tomodachi Ga Sukunai, what a letdown...I am very disappointed...

The story was all over the place, no clear plot...meh, just wasted time I guess...


Watched bokuha over the last few weeks. It's nothing extraordinary, but still entertaining. It's nice that they at least attempted to subvert some tropes. The last two episodes were a little disappointing, but it's not surprising that they leave the issue open, given the fanbase's penchant for pitchforks.

One of the only harem series I can remember having really strong closure was Shuffle!, which was surprising. Although I guess School Days had some closure too, so to speak. "dare mo inai," remains one of the most creepy lines. Ever.

I enjoy series with fun characters; this one falls into that category. Reminds me of Seitokai Yakuindomo, which we also liked a lot.

Also Fate/Zero is done with 13 episodes, yes? I've heard it's not quite over?
Shana 3's 13th episode is out as well -- is that a 13 or 26 episode run?

Wondering if it's safe to start watching these.

Edit: looks like Shana3's a 26'er, so no. Argh.
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Re: New Anime Season

Postby fudomyou » Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:33 am

fuzzygeek wrote:Watched bokuha over the last few weeks. It's nothing extraordinary, but still entertaining. It's nice that they at least attempted to subvert some tropes. The last two episodes were a little disappointing, but it's not surprising that they leave the issue open, given the fanbase's penchant for pitchforks.

Also Fate/Zero is done with 13 episodes, yes? I've heard it's not quite over?
Shana 3's 13th episode is out as well -- is that a 13 or 26 episode run?


Fate/Zero is done with season 1 at 13 eps. They'll come back with season 2 in April, which is why I'm intentionally not caught up with it yet, otherwise I'll get frustrated waiting for the second half.

As for Haganai, they leave the issue open because of two things: one, the TV series covers less than half of the current source material; two, the main character/narrator explicitly states in a later book that he's playing dumb specifically to avoid having to make a tough decision. That said, while I'm a fan of the series, I agree with you that it's entertaining without being extraordinary.
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Re: New Anime Season

Postby fuzzygeek » Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:23 pm

Any rumors for a continuation of Haganai? Would watch.

We watched Hidan no Araia over the weekend ... which was a mistake as the latter episodes become something of a train wreck if you don't know the source material. I didn't know it was based on a LN series going in, although that became pretty apparent about half way through when they started leaving out massive amounts of stuff. The things they do with firearms discipline make me cringe, but I was hoping it would go in interesting directions. It didn't, really. Rie Kugimiya playing to type didn't really help. That the series kind of ends abruptly doesn't help. Not recommended.

Also watched Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi, which was pretty refreshing. I liked all the random fairy tale allusions. Shirai Kuroko as the narrator was fun. Again, based on a series of Light Novels. Liked it, would watch more, but it's nothing amazing.

Lately it seems like the majority of series that I find remotely interesting are all based on longer novels.
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Re: New Anime Season

Postby Sabindeus » Wed Jan 18, 2012 3:18 pm

Nisemonogatari is amazing so far. I forgot how much I enjoyed Bakemonogatari and it's bringing all that back to me.
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Re: New Anime Season

Postby fuzzygeek » Wed Jan 18, 2012 3:28 pm

Holy shit I had no idea Nisemonogatari existed. Happy day.
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Re: New Anime Season

Postby fuzzygeek » Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:40 pm

Watched Ben-to. It was better than it had any right to be. Surprisingly enjoyable, and impressive what they managed to do with the ludicrous premise.
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Re: New Anime Season

Postby Arjuna » Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:17 am

fuzzygeek wrote:Watched Ben-to. It was better than it had any right to be. Surprisingly enjoyable, and impressive what they managed to do with the ludicrous premise.

I haven't watched it exactly because the ludicrous premise...maybe I'll give the first ep a go then...maybe...

Thermae Romae was a great disappointment though! I liked the manga, it was funny. They mishandled the anime though and just made it over-the-top silly...

Mouretsu space pirates is, well, high school girls going into space and being pirates and stuff, kyaa...lots of stuff we've already seen thousands of times before in plenty of other animes but it's somehow nicely done. And the background music of the intro and preview is kinda awesome with a little celtic inspiration! :D

High School DxD feels like I've already seen it somehow, yawn!

Just gonna start on the first ep of Senki Zesshou Symphogear...I have no idea how it will turn out...probably more of the same though, transforming schoolgirls with hightech weapons fighting some kind of threat...hmm...do I know this plot from somewhere? Well, I'll just have to see...

.HACK was a great concept when it first arrived, but it's been milked into boredom and most of the stuff they churn out is rather unimpressive...still, I'm going to watch this darn movie... :P


February is going to be really slow, apart from Black Rock Shooter(that I never really understood the point of) not much happening there except...Dragon Age? When did they start doing animes off "western" games??? Oh well, we'll see...
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