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  • GundiGundi Serious Bismuth Registered User regular
    Anzekay wrote: »
    Sorce wrote: »
    Ancient Magus Bride is the story of two depressed people trying to make sure the other one doesn't get hurt, but in doing so makes very poor decisions.

    this is probably a big reason I like it so much

    Yeah it kind of plays with your expectations as both of the leads are in fact total absolute messes.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Gundi wrote: »
    Anzekay wrote: »
    Sorce wrote: »
    Ancient Magus Bride is the story of two depressed people trying to make sure the other one doesn't get hurt, but in doing so makes very poor decisions.

    this is probably a big reason I like it so much

    Yeah it kind of plays with your expectations as both of the leads are in fact total absolute messes.

    And also
    the primary antagonist too!

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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus What a wonderful harvest.Registered User regular
    man, I can never guess what Chainsaw Man is going to do next

    it keeps finding new ways to be shonen without doing the expected shonen stuff

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  • MorninglordMorninglord Registered User regular
    It's one of the best shonen I've read but I'm waiting on the ending before confirming that. Sometimes the best stories screw the landing.

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    chainsawman feels like it's gearing up for a finale

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  • LanzLanz Registered User regular
    edited October 17
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    What was the word in the japanese script? Was it "hambagu" aka hamburger aka hamburg steak? Anime has told me that is a pretty common dish over there.

    yeah, it's what we would call salsbury steak in the states

    just a hamburger patty slathered in brown gravy

    I can’t speak for all recipes, but the ones I’ve seen are less just a hamburger and more akin to a personal meatloaf, albeit shaped and seared like a burger, which tends to make them more substantial and filling than you’d expect

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  • Hexmage-PAHexmage-PA Registered User regular
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    Ok, I finished Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! and it's the best new anime I've seen in a while.

    now watch something else by yuasa

    like say devilman: crybaby

    Pip you can't just tell someone to watch devilman: crybaby

    I actually rewatched the last episode again a few days ago for inspiration on how to describe
    apocalyptic hellscapes
    in my D&D game.

    Crybaby is the only Devilman thing I've seen, but I've got a feeling that the montage in the last episode was probably a drastic compression of the original material. Am I right?

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  • darunia106darunia106 J-bob in games Death MountainRegistered User regular
    Anzekay wrote: »
    Sorce wrote: »
    Ancient Magus Bride is the story of two depressed people trying to make sure the other one doesn't get hurt, but in doing so makes very poor decisions.

    this is probably a big reason I like it so much

    I think my favorite love stories might be ones where two clearly messed up people fall in love but both clearly become better people because of each other.

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  • Bluedude152Bluedude152 Registered User regular
    Depends

    Every version is wildly different

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Depends

    Every version is wildly different

    Especially the original's english dub

    warning, wildly nsfw:

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  • Hexmage-PAHexmage-PA Registered User regular
    edited October 17
    rhylith wrote: »
    Fucking wow, wandering witch may have just lost me.

    Anime needs to fucking cut it out with slavery plot lines, especially if the lead character isn’t going to fucking immediately free them and kill their masters.

    Shame too because the first two eps of that show were strong.

    I just found this post where a guy talked about trying to come up with a concept for an abolitionist isekai in reaction to Shield Hero. It's kind of an interesting read (spoilered for long):
    I actually tried to plot out an isekai story with an anti-slavery protagonist.

    Basically, the hero got summoned and got a super brief primer on the situation, ("You died, but you get a new chance at life, and the only cost is that you must defeat the great evil") leading him to show up in the slave owning city and go, "Huh. Slavers. Great evil. Well, that seems simple enough" before largely accidentally setting off the powder keg that is the city hard enough that basically, by the time all of the foreigner sponsored slave revolts are finished and most of the city's elite are dead, he's the only one powerful enough to have a monopoly of force and none of the various factions who had sponsored their own rebellions wanted anyone else to take charge. Thus, this guy ends up as the "compromise" candidate, and so the story quickly shifts to his various attempts to balance reforming the city to something approaching the standards of modern morality and understanding of social systems with not just going all White Man's Burden and forcing people to play at a farce of Western civilization backed largely by fear of this one guy stabbing you if you acted against his standards of morality that he had difficulty even explaining to people. Ultimately, no matter how nice his ideals, "Do this or I stab you" isn't the most stable foundation for an actual nation state.

    Also there's a demon lord doing demon lord stuff, but mostly the protagonist would be trying to keep his Free City free and its people prosperous and its people fed despite the fact that most of the once-slaves don't have the education necessary to run the bureaucracy necessary to maintain a magitech medieval city. Regime changing is difficult and complicated if you want to actually leave the people better off than they were, but, ultimately, even with missteps in the process and not really planning the initial thing through it was still a good thing to pull a bloody coup because slavery was just that bad.

    The brainstorming basically started with, "Man, Shield Hero is fucked up. What if, like, you had an overpowered protagonist who was actively, violently abolitionist? Okay, so he starts killing people and freeing slaves. Assuming he doesn't die, what then? Okay, so he kills everyone ruling these 'slaver cities', and helps to create a free state, how exactly does he make sure they stay free?"

    I stopped poking at the idea largely because writing a story with the underlying theme of, "Man, fuck that one seasonal anime in particular" wasn't terribly conducive to actual quality, and serializing this story felt like it would be... awkward, since I'm definitely not confident in my ability to tell the story in a way that communicates a balance of, "Hey, slavery is bad and stabbing slavers in the face is always morally acceptable" with "Violently reforming governments, even if those governments engage in actions that are utterly morally unacceptable, should really be done carefully to prevent things from getting even worse for the people that you're trying to help, so don't impulsively stab people in the face and make realistic preparations for what happens post-stabbing" as well as "Trying to force other civilizations to embrace the ideals of your Western educated ass when none of their people have any of the social grounding and background that you do probably isn't going to work out terribly well."

    Messing up that balance would have probably made me look to have a few viewpoints that I would not feel comfortable being associated with, and failing to maintain that balance throughout the entirety of the story, without an ending conclusion that ties it all together showing and shows the intended balance of those three ideas (He kind of fucked up with the impulsive revolution, but working hard, and compromising where he could eventually led to a better life for most under his rule) could lead to entirely understandable misinterpretations of the intended message of the work.

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  • silence1186silence1186 Character shields down! As a wingmanRegistered User regular
    Jragghen wrote: »
    So this week's Black Clover is kinda fantastic.
    I love the implication that there's actually a reason for Asta's lack of magic, specifically that his mother's magic was to absorb magic powers from others, and likely did so to Asta while he was in the womb, making him the perfect vessel for anti-magic. The whole "she was the one who sealed the devil in the grimoire" and the backstory to make them genuine allies once it gets hashed out is just icing.

    Honestly the series has been firing on all cylinders lately.
    A few weeks ago, the ~4 chapters where Yami fought the devil was peak Shonen Jump.
    Showing up as a Big Damn Hero
    Unlocking Death Thrust
    Getting overwhelmed and calling for Asta's help, which was wholly unprecedented in the manga before then
    Asta and Yami fighting together, Asta powering up and getting Yami's sword for the killing blow.

    Just exactly what Shonen action is good for.

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  • PwnanObrienPwnanObrien He's right, life sucks. Registered User regular
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    Ok, I finished Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! and it's the best new anime I've seen in a while.

    now watch something else by yuasa

    like say devilman: crybaby

    Pretty sure that show's not also going to remind me of my time in art school working on projects with friends.

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  • ReynoldsReynolds Gone Fishin'Registered User regular
    edited October 17
    There's already an abolitionist isekai. It's called Guardians of the Flame.

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  • Hexmage-PAHexmage-PA Registered User regular
    Reynolds wrote: »
    There's already an abolitionist isekai. It's called Guardians of the Flame.

    I assumed you were talking about an anime, not a series of 80's novels, but it seems interesting nonetheless!

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    Ok, I finished Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! and it's the best new anime I've seen in a while.

    now watch something else by yuasa

    like say devilman: crybaby

    Pretty sure that show's not also going to remind me of my time in art school working on projects with friends.

    it's possible!

  • Moth 13Moth 13 Registered User regular
    Hexmage-PA wrote: »
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    Ok, I finished Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! and it's the best new anime I've seen in a while.

    now watch something else by yuasa

    like say devilman: crybaby

    Pip you can't just tell someone to watch devilman: crybaby

    I actually rewatched the last episode again a few days ago for inspiration on how to describe
    apocalyptic hellscapes
    in my D&D game.

    Crybaby is the only Devilman thing I've seen, but I've got a feeling that the montage in the last episode was probably a drastic compression of the original material. Am I right?

    I'm told the manga rushed through that stuff even quicker, believe it or not.

  • GundiGundi Serious Bismuth Registered User regular
    chainsawman feels like it's gearing up for a finale

    i think you mean

    revving up

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  • silence1186silence1186 Character shields down! As a wingmanRegistered User regular
    100 GFs update:
    So last week the 9 girlfriends formed a baseball team, but they're not very good.

    This week the opposing baseball team gets out to a healthy lead, and decides to trash talk the Cinnamon Roll girlfriend and make her feel responsible her team is losing.

    Big mistake, as the BF and other 8 GFs all go literally Super Saiyan in outrage.

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  • ReynoldsReynolds Gone Fishin'Registered User regular
    Hexmage-PA wrote: »
    Reynolds wrote: »
    There's already an abolitionist isekai. It's called Guardians of the Flame.

    I assumed you were talking about an anime, not a series of 80's novels, but it seems interesting nonetheless!

    They're good!

    Kids get sucked into their evil wizard GM's D&D game, becoming their characters. Main guy fighter rescues an enslaved dragon and decides that slavery is bullshit, and decides to stay in the alternate dimension and dedicate his life to freeing people enslaved by other evil wizards.

    With the power of guns.

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  • MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    There are several threads on the front page of SE+ with anime in their titles and I keep clicking on threads I don't want to read because of it

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  • miscellaneousinsanitymiscellaneousinsanity grass grows, birds fly, sun shines, and brother, i hurt peopleRegistered User regular
    u n l i m i t e d a n i m e

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  • MysstMysst King Monkey of Hedonism IslandRegistered User regular
    so I've been watching Irregular at Magic School and folks, it's not very good. but it's teased a mystery that I have to get to the end of, so here we are

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  • mightyjongyomightyjongyo Registered User regular
    the original season(s) of irregular at magic school was already kind of super weird cause of the sisterlove stuff to be honest... but at least the CAD stuff was interesting.

  • RadiusRadius Registered User regular
    They will never tell you where Ms. Frizzle gets her powers.

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  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    edited October 17
    you fool you have fallen for their bait, the secret is bad light novel mystery plot threads are either never resolved or are resolved terribly in a way that makes you angry

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  • silence1186silence1186 Character shields down! As a wingmanRegistered User regular
    I remember reading like 18 volumes of Irregular years ago, before it had an anime or English publisher.

    Once it got licensed, all the volumes got taken down (obviously), but then the publisher started at volume 1, and released them at a rate slower than the author was publishing new volumes. End result: I never found out what happens at the end.

    Repeat ad infinitum for every light novel series that gets popular. By the time the publisher has caught up, assuming they don't stop halfway, I've forgotten about the series and never go back and finish it.

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  • MysstMysst King Monkey of Hedonism IslandRegistered User regular
    Ok so just lay it out for me cause it sounds like it's have to watch a hell of a lot more than I want to
    they're like, cousins, right? or half siblings? it's weird to me that they're playing the incest straight. he's in school to bodyguard her cause she's in school cause she's going to be the heir, yes? but they're estranged from their family cause she thinks he should be the heir?

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  • TNTrooperTNTrooper Registered User regular
    Mysst wrote: »
    Ok so just lay it out for me cause it sounds like it's have to watch a hell of a lot more than I want to
    they're like, cousins, right? or half siblings? it's weird to me that they're playing the incest straight. he's in school to bodyguard her cause she's in school cause she's going to be the heir, yes? but they're estranged from their family cause she thinks he should be the heir?
    The Wikia page lists them as brother and sister and half way through the light novel
    they get engaged. It's incest all the way down.

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  • Butler For Life #1Butler For Life #1 Twinning is WinningRegistered User regular
    edited October 17
    Umineko Episode 5
    Me: After an entire chapter where Battler and Beatrice were largely absent, I'm really excited to get back to the main plot.

    Game: Beatrice is in a coma, time to watch Bernkastel be smug for an entire chapter!

    I just want the actual protagonist and antagonist to advance their character arcs a little is that too much to ask

    Update:
    Battler just jumped out a window and this became great again

    the writing is great when he's onscreen, it's when he's away for significant periods of time that it becomes plodding and dull

    it was worth watching Erika mouth off for a while to see it get shoved back in her face though

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  • mightyjongyomightyjongyo Registered User regular
    TNTrooper wrote: »
    Mysst wrote: »
    Ok so just lay it out for me cause it sounds like it's have to watch a hell of a lot more than I want to
    they're like, cousins, right? or half siblings? it's weird to me that they're playing the incest straight. he's in school to bodyguard her cause she's in school cause she's going to be the heir, yes? but they're estranged from their family cause she thinks he should be the heir?
    The Wikia page lists them as brother and sister and half way through the light novel
    they get engaged. It's incest all the way down.
    i havent read the light novel so i didnt know about the engaged part, yiiiikes. i thought there was a thing where he was a half brother from a minor family that only produced bodyguards, and as part of that he had his body turned into a CAD which is why he's so emotionless? something like that.

  • TNTrooperTNTrooper Registered User regular
    TNTrooper wrote: »
    Mysst wrote: »
    Ok so just lay it out for me cause it sounds like it's have to watch a hell of a lot more than I want to
    they're like, cousins, right? or half siblings? it's weird to me that they're playing the incest straight. he's in school to bodyguard her cause she's in school cause she's going to be the heir, yes? but they're estranged from their family cause she thinks he should be the heir?
    The Wikia page lists them as brother and sister and half way through the light novel
    they get engaged. It's incest all the way down.
    i havent read the light novel so i didnt know about the engaged part, yiiiikes. i thought there was a thing where he was a half brother from a minor family that only produced bodyguards, and as part of that he had his body turned into a CAD which is why he's so emotionless? something like that.
    I didn't read the Light Novels either and I just went into the series' Wikia and reported what it says in their family section.

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  • King RiptorKing Riptor Registered User regular
    TNTrooper wrote: »
    Mysst wrote: »
    Ok so just lay it out for me cause it sounds like it's have to watch a hell of a lot more than I want to
    they're like, cousins, right? or half siblings? it's weird to me that they're playing the incest straight. he's in school to bodyguard her cause she's in school cause she's going to be the heir, yes? but they're estranged from their family cause she thinks he should be the heir?
    The Wikia page lists them as brother and sister and half way through the light novel
    they get engaged. It's incest all the way down.

    Its all forced and eugenicsy and literally every character thinks its fucked up

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    Umineko Episode 5
    Me: After an entire chapter where Battler and Beatrice were largely absent, I'm really excited to get back to the main plot.

    Game: Beatrice is in a coma, time to watch Bernkastel be smug for an entire chapter!

    I just want the actual protagonist and antagonist to advance their character arcs a little is that too much to ask

    Update:
    Battler just jumped out a window and this became great again

    the writing is great when he's onscreen, it's when he's away for significant periods of time that it becomes plodding and dull

    it was worth watching Erika mouth off for a while to see it get shoved back in her face though

    Erika is the devil.

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  • PwnanObrienPwnanObrien He's right, life sucks. Registered User regular
    I'm starting to think I just like really grrounded anime.

    Cowboy Bebop, Hajime No Ippo, Keep Your Hands off My Eizouken, King of the Hill...

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  • ElaroElaro Threadkiller, Harbinger of the Lock GodsRegistered User regular
    I'm starting to think I just like really grrounded anime.

    Cowboy Bebop, Hajime No Ippo, Keep Your Hands off My Eizouken, King of the Hill...

    Brother...

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  • MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    Jojo is a slice of life anime

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  • darunia106darunia106 J-bob in games Death MountainRegistered User regular
    Pretty sure there's a stand that takes slices out of lives.

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    Stardust Adventures is almost literally Araki's travelogue but with magic

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  • King RiptorKing Riptor Registered User regular
    darunia106 wrote: »
    Pretty sure there's a stand that takes slices out of lives.

    Well one takes slices out of anything and one can edit lives

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