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Anime Thread R (The R Stands for Returns)

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  • JuggernutJuggernut Registered User regular
    Holy fuck how have I never seen Rise of the TMNT? That is so much better than it has any right to be sweet lord

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  • JuggernutJuggernut Registered User regular
    Also I am officially caught up on the AoT anime.

    That last episode there. Hoo boy. Hoooo boy.

    There's only like, one episode left, right? I dunno if I can emotionally take any more of this shit.

    It feels like this last season is an entirely different show. Its so separate from everything we've seen so far I feel like that's what's really driving home the oppressive bleakness of it all. It went from an action packed slug fest with high stakes twists and turns to a slow burn, post WW2 Soviet Union-esque rat fuck. You never win the war. You just start fighting the next one.

  • WhippyWhippy Moderator, Admin Emeritus Admin Emeritus
    three episodes of attack on titan left then the poorly kept secret of a wrapup film to cover the absolute last few chapters/climax

  • JuggernutJuggernut Registered User regular
    Oh jeez oh man I need a tums

  • SorceSorce Not ThereRegistered User regular
    DHS wrote: »
    continuing from the last page re: slime and the oncoming fireworks factory:

    i was kind operating under the assumption that this was the 11th episode counting the recap/introducing the hinata character was ep 1 but nope there are three more eps this season so its looking like 2 eps of fireworks factory and 1 of aftermath and bridge to the next season.

    with an intermission of Slime Diaries to scratch the "let's build a fantasy monster town full of friends" itch before the 2nd cour in July. so basically all fireworks factory there
    Still a better episode than Despair was, though; at least this was actual table setting instead of pensive looks into the middle distance when someone asks a question.

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  • silence1186silence1186 Character shields down! As a wingmanRegistered User regular
    This TMNT tweet:


    That's Naruto and Sasuke vs Momoshiki. So many similarities.

    Speaking of sakuga, Black Clover episode 167:
    delivered it in spades. Definitely some hold your breath moments.

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  • King RiptorKing Riptor Registered User regular
    I was watching a Fishing anime and they encounter a sea bass.

    Instinctively said " More like a C plus"

    Anyway Im killing myself. The anime Diary of our days at Breakwater is ok. Its cute girls fishing and traching you how to fish. The character designs seems very Sgt.Frog like but I cant find any actual connection

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  • RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    Any British folk remember CNX?

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent The World on This SideRegistered User regular
    Opty wrote: »
    Okay so I know the word and now I'm going to try to use it.

    Unlimited Sakuga Works

    How'd I do?

    Unlimited Blade Works' big fights are pretty much all sakuga, so you did better than you thought

    I knew what I was doing. I still regularly rewatch my favourite fights from that show.

    This does a good job of compiling a lot of the hype:

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  • rhylithrhylith Registered User regular
    Whippy wrote: »
    three episodes of attack on titan left then the poorly kept secret of a wrapup film to cover the absolute last few chapters/climax

    Ugh they’re not gonna finish it in the show?

    Jerks!

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent The World on This SideRegistered User regular
    Kind of a deep rabbit hole for truly obsessed Lain fans, but Chiaki Konaka(the writer) did a bunch of blogs for the 20th anniversary that have some fascinating insights to how the show was made.

    I put the website into google, and you can get the gist of it.

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    "This series of events may seem like Lain is using psychokinesis or magical powers, but this was only due to the defense system that NAVI activated by her voice command. Nothing special."


    "The reason why the water is leaking so much is that the electric pumps which circulate the water coolant are operating because the fans cannot keep up. Twenty years ago, cooling liquid nitrogen in PCs was a joke, but as Intel's CPUs got hotter, overclockers actually utilized liquid nitrogen (at risk). It should never be introduced in ordinary households."
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    rhylith wrote: »
    Whippy wrote: »
    three episodes of attack on titan left then the poorly kept secret of a wrapup film to cover the absolute last few chapters/climax

    Ugh they’re not gonna finish it in the show?

    Jerks!

    From what I've heard, no chance in hell. My money's on a Final Season Part 2.

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  • MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    edited March 10
    Sakuga means "drawing pictures" or "working drawing" and animators in Japan have no idea why the West is insistent on using it as a buzzword.

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  • autono-wally, erotibot300autono-wally, erotibot300 love machine Registered User regular
    This TMNT tweet:


    That's Naruto and Sasuke vs Momoshiki. So many similarities.

    Speaking of sakuga, Black Clover episode 167:
    delivered it in spades. Definitely some hold your breath moments.

    8-)

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  • silence1186silence1186 Character shields down! As a wingmanRegistered User regular
    This TMNT tweet:


    That's Naruto and Sasuke vs Momoshiki. So many similarities.

    Speaking of sakuga, Black Clover episode 167:
    delivered it in spades. Definitely some hold your breath moments.

    8-)

    No pun intentional!

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  • Hexmage-PAHexmage-PA Registered User regular
    edited March 10
    New trailer for Godzilla Singular Point.



    The most notable thing is that several of the monsters are much, much smaller than they've ever been depicted. The Rodan in particular are probably smaller than some real pterosaurs (and appear to have multiple varieties), and Anguirus looks to be only a bit bigger than an elephant. Jet Jaguar in this is also a very realistic-looking robot. Only a few monsters shown seem traditionally kaiju-sized.

    I'm also very curious what this red mist is that has been present in every trailer, and I'm betting that the orange virtual pet thing is somehow going to become King Caesar.

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  • DHSDHS Chase lizards.. ...bark at donkeys..Registered User regular
    Sorce wrote: »
    DHS wrote: »
    continuing from the last page re: slime and the oncoming fireworks factory:

    i was kind operating under the assumption that this was the 11th episode counting the recap/introducing the hinata character was ep 1 but nope there are three more eps this season so its looking like 2 eps of fireworks factory and 1 of aftermath and bridge to the next season.

    with an intermission of Slime Diaries to scratch the "let's build a fantasy monster town full of friends" itch before the 2nd cour in July. so basically all fireworks factory there
    Still a better episode than Despair was, though; at least this was actual table setting instead of pensive looks into the middle distance when someone asks a question.

    any two of the last three episodes probably should've been combined for pacing issues for sure, certainly all the surveying the damage should've been one ep but the pacing has always been a little off kilter, like the end of the last season which definitely feels like half a LN got adapted.

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  • cB557cB557 voOOP Registered User regular
    I didn't really like the first three seasons of Nanoha, but I kept watching because I felt like if they were something I could really click with if they just did a few things better. Later there was some sunk cost fallacy in there too. Season 4 is actually clicking pretty well for me, though. It's fun having a low stakes story where everyone happens to be incredibly powerful mages. The lower stakes seems to have also made it easier for them to hit the sorts of emotional beats they were going for in the previous seasons. The fights aren't as huge, but I wasn't that into the spectacle of the previous seasons most of the time. Plus despite the decreased spectacle, I think this might actually be the best the fights have looked so far.

    The one downside is that I think this season has a lot more fanservice than the previous ones. It's pretty gross, still keeps this from being something I'd really recommend.

  • akajaybayakajaybay Registered User regular
    Watching through season two of Fruits Basket now. Fruits Basket is quite good at what it does.
    Glad they came back to this story and did a new full animated adapation.

  • ArcTangentArcTangent Registered User regular
    akajaybay wrote: »
    Watching through season two of Fruits Basket now. Fruits Basket is quite good at what it does.
    Glad they came back to this story and did a new full animated adapation.

    Tohru Honda is the character who broke me for the Belldandy archetype. I just... could not stand how perfect, flawless, and immaculate a character she was and how merely being in her presence was the balm that solved everybody's problems.

  • akajaybayakajaybay Registered User regular
    edited March 10
    ArcTangent wrote: »
    akajaybay wrote: »
    Watching through season two of Fruits Basket now. Fruits Basket is quite good at what it does.
    Glad they came back to this story and did a new full animated adapation.

    Tohru Honda is the character who broke me for the Belldandy archetype. I just... could not stand how perfect, flawless, and immaculate a character she was and how merely being in her presence was the balm that solved everybody's problems.

    I still have a good half a story to go still, but I feel like they usually do point out that her being perfect for everyone is not without cost to herself. That she'll burn the candle at both ends to get everything done, and has some deep traumas of her own she's trying real hard to avoid. But yeah the crux of the story is her being a pretty purely good person, whose infuence/impact is enough to upend the stagnant corrupted relationships of the insular family she's brought into the mix of. But even that's not done on her own, there's folks scheming to break the cycles the family's been stuck in, and she's one of the mechanisms.

    I get it. For me the show does a good job of balancing that character. Like all the people who improve or get better are often making those changes for themselves. Her impact on the cast is more the catalyst.

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  • ArcTangentArcTangent Registered User regular
    edited March 10
    akajaybay wrote: »
    ArcTangent wrote: »
    akajaybay wrote: »
    Watching through season two of Fruits Basket now. Fruits Basket is quite good at what it does.
    Glad they came back to this story and did a new full animated adapation.

    Tohru Honda is the character who broke me for the Belldandy archetype. I just... could not stand how perfect, flawless, and immaculate a character she was and how merely being in her presence was the balm that solved everybody's problems.

    I still have a good half a story to go still, but I feel like they usually do point out that her being perfect for everyone is not without cost to herself. That she'll burn the candle at both ends to get everything done, and has some deep traumas of her own she's trying real hard to avoid. But yeah the crux of the story is her being a pretty purely good person, whose infuence/impact is enough to upend the stagnant corrupted relationships of the insular family she's brought into the mix of. But even that's not done on her own, there's folks scheming to break the cycles the family's been stuck in, and she's one of the mechanisms.

    I get it. For me the show does a good job of balancing that character. Like all the people who improve or get better are often making those changes for themselves. Her impact on the cast is more the catalyst.

    I never got far enough to see if they actually paid out the balance on that "cost to herself," but it really didn't seem to be going in that direction. I don't think it was QUITE pushing for the "suck it up and quietly endure the toxic and abusive people around you and they'll eventually grow and become better," but it wasn't far enough away from it for my tastes either, and Japanese culture especially has a real problem with that, doubly so when it comes to women.

    E: And like I said, it's far from unique to Fruits Basket, and other things (eg Belldandy) are far more egregious. She's just the food poisoning that forever put me off chicken, or whatever your analogy of choice is.

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  • AstharielAsthariel The Book Eater Registered User regular
    edited March 10
    Newest Kaguya chapter:
    The author is a comedy genius.

    I am so proud of those dumb teenagers.

    They tried to act like responsible adults, but forgot that they are horny teenagers instead. Classic mistake!

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  • LarsLars Registered User regular
    cB557 wrote: »
    I didn't really like the first three seasons of Nanoha, but I kept watching because I felt like if they were something I could really click with if they just did a few things better. Later there was some sunk cost fallacy in there too. Season 4 is actually clicking pretty well for me, though. It's fun having a low stakes story where everyone happens to be incredibly powerful mages. The lower stakes seems to have also made it easier for them to hit the sorts of emotional beats they were going for in the previous seasons. The fights aren't as huge, but I wasn't that into the spectacle of the previous seasons most of the time. Plus despite the decreased spectacle, I think this might actually be the best the fights have looked so far.

    The one downside is that I think this season has a lot more fanservice than the previous ones. It's pretty gross, still keeps this from being something I'd really recommend.

    I've been trying to watch Nanoha since it was recommended for people who like Symphogear, but it hasn't really grabbed me too much yet. I'm just getting to the third season.

  • akajaybayakajaybay Registered User regular
    ArcTangent wrote: »
    akajaybay wrote: »
    ArcTangent wrote: »
    akajaybay wrote: »
    Watching through season two of Fruits Basket now. Fruits Basket is quite good at what it does.
    Glad they came back to this story and did a new full animated adapation.

    Tohru Honda is the character who broke me for the Belldandy archetype. I just... could not stand how perfect, flawless, and immaculate a character she was and how merely being in her presence was the balm that solved everybody's problems.

    I still have a good half a story to go still, but I feel like they usually do point out that her being perfect for everyone is not without cost to herself. That she'll burn the candle at both ends to get everything done, and has some deep traumas of her own she's trying real hard to avoid. But yeah the crux of the story is her being a pretty purely good person, whose infuence/impact is enough to upend the stagnant corrupted relationships of the insular family she's brought into the mix of. But even that's not done on her own, there's folks scheming to break the cycles the family's been stuck in, and she's one of the mechanisms.

    I get it. For me the show does a good job of balancing that character. Like all the people who improve or get better are often making those changes for themselves. Her impact on the cast is more the catalyst.

    I never got far enough to see if they actually paid out the balance on that "cost to herself," but it really didn't seem to be going in that direction. I don't think it was QUITE pushing for the "suck it up and quietly endure the toxic and abusive people around you and they'll eventually grow and become better," but it wasn't far enough away from it for my tastes either, and Japanese culture especially has a real problem with that, doubly so when it comes to women.

    There is definitely a long string of shitty people that get incrementally better after a lot of undeserved patience.
    I'm just a sucker for their brand of schmaltzy bittersweet stuff. That is a super fair way to see that stuff, and I can see why it'd be unappealing. The mean asshole is a good egg at heart thing is...overdue to go away.

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  • TofystedethTofystedeth Registered User regular
    Speaking of which. Re. Re. Zero this week
    I know Roswaal has some shit in his past, but the whole Ram thing with him was already a little creepy even before the reveal that he was the one who massacred her entire town.

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    Kaguya is to good for its own good

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent The World on This SideRegistered User regular
    Oh boy, the writer himself took notice...


    "Google Translate has a problem with proper nouns.
    Lain is difficult to read normally even in Japanese in kanji.
    In the series, three types of alter ego were expressed: kanji lain, katakana lain, and hiragana lain. "

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  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    edited March 10
    Madican wrote: »
    Sakuga means "drawing pictures" or "working drawing" and animators in Japan have no idea why the West is insistent on using it as a buzzword.

    oh, really? huh! Is there an actual japanese slang term for the higher quality bits from an animated show where they focused their budget and manpower?

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Whippy wrote: »
    three episodes of attack on titan left then the poorly kept secret of a wrapup film to cover the absolute last few chapters/climax

    What

    There is

    so much

    Plot left

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  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    thus the movie I guess

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  • AstharielAsthariel The Book Eater Registered User regular
    I think that we should get at least 2 full movies to complete the story.

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  • ArcTangentArcTangent Registered User regular
    edited March 10
    Madican wrote: »
    Sakuga means "drawing pictures" or "working drawing" and animators in Japan have no idea why the West is insistent on using it as a buzzword.

    oh, really? huh! Is there an actual japanese slang term for the higher quality bits from an animated show where they focused their budget and manpower?

    I don't think so, other than stuff like "hand drawn." At least, I've never seen it described in a particularly consistent terminology, although I don't browse the superfan places either. I think that the etymology of the term on the English side comes from the opposite corner, where 三文字作画 and 作画崩壊 were both popular terms used for describing absolutely garbage animation. The first ("three-character animation") is a bit of a racist term meaning that it was outsourced to a foreign country like Korea or Vietnam (and hence, the animation credits are going to be full of three-character names), and that's why the animation was shitty. The other is a much more anodyne "animation collapse," most infamously applied to Lost Universe's coconut crab episode, but got popular again thanks to the cabbage. In either case, cutting off the adjective for implying it's shitty just leaves you with "sakuga."

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    Whippy wrote: »
    three episodes of attack on titan left then the poorly kept secret of a wrapup film to cover the absolute last few chapters/climax

    What

    There is

    so much

    Plot left

    eren solves all the problems and mikasa finally admits how she feels and they live happily ever after the end

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  • Ark EvensongArk Evensong The NetherlandsRegistered User regular
    edited March 10
    Asthariel wrote: »
    Newest Kaguya chapter:
    The author is a comedy genius.

    I am so proud of those dumb teenagers.

    They tried to act like responsible adults, but forgot that they are horny teenagers instead. Classic mistake!
    Also a pretty great example of respecting "No means no", even especially considering it's only a half-hearted "No".

    That it then turns into a "Yes" 10 minutes later is perfectly fine, too.
    Pretty happy with how this chapter turned out.

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  • silence1186silence1186 Character shields down! As a wingmanRegistered User regular
    Re: Zero 48 this week:
    Holy Fuck that fight between Garf and Elsa.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Re: Zero 48 this week:
    Holy Fuck that fight between Garf and Elsa.

    Would not have guessed
    That Elsa is a fuckin Vampire with godtier regeneration.

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    Re: Zero 48 this week:
    Holy Fuck that fight between Garf and Elsa.

    Would not have guessed
    That Elsa is a fuckin Vampire with godtier regeneration.
    That was out of nowhere. Not sure how Subaru beat her in arc 1 considering that aspect of Elsa.

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  • JuggernutJuggernut Registered User regular
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    Whippy wrote: »
    three episodes of attack on titan left then the poorly kept secret of a wrapup film to cover the absolute last few chapters/climax

    What

    There is

    so much

    Plot left

    eren solves all the problems and mikasa finally admits how she feels and they live happily ever after the end

    Just think of the rabbits, Lennie. Just think about the rabbits.

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