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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered 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.
    That was out of nowhere. Not sure how Subaru beat her in arc 1 considering that aspect of Elsa.

    That's easy.
    Reinhardt is so OP that he's basically a joke.

    Humor can be dissected as a frog can, but dies in the process.
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    RT800RT800 Registered User regular
    Has Re: Zero gotten any better?

    I watched the first season when it came out.

    All I really remember is that Subaru was cringe as fuck and it kinda killed it for me.

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    rhylithrhylith Death Rabbits HoustonRegistered User regular
    RT800 wrote: »
    Has Re: Zero gotten any better?

    I watched the first season when it came out.

    All I really remember is that Subaru was cringe as fuck and it kinda killed it for me.

    Subaru becomes less cringe toward the end of season 1.

    It’s currently one of the better shows airing.

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    One thing I will say about Re Zero is that while I love the show, the fact that it has been keeping so many plates spinning in the air....well, it's admirable but it has made this climax be a bit messy to say the least.

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    TofystedethTofystedeth Registered User regular
    One thing I will say about Re Zero is that while I love the show, the fact that it has been keeping so many plates spinning in the air....well, it's admirable but it has made this climax be a bit messy to say the least.

    Yeah this season could use another director's cut. If for no other reason than to watch it all back to back. I've forgotten so damn much of what happened in which loop and who knows what.

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    PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    Juggernut wrote: »
    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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    MorninglordMorninglord I'm tired of being Batman, so today I'll be Owl.Registered User regular
    There doesnt always have to be one tho.

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    One thing I will say about Re Zero is that while I love the show, the fact that it has been keeping so many plates spinning in the air....well, it's admirable but it has made this climax be a bit messy to say the least.

    Yeah this season could use another director's cut. If for no other reason than to watch it all back to back. I've forgotten so damn much of what happened in which loop and who knows what.

    It helps that
    We've been in the same loop ever since Subaru made his bet with Roswaal

    Humor can be dissected as a frog can, but dies in the process.
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    Hexmage-PAHexmage-PA Registered User regular
    edited March 2021
    I'll admit I've personally went from eagerly watching every episode of Re;Zero as they come out to completely forgetting about it. I'm not 100% certain why, but I guess since I binge watched everything that came out before Season 2 Part 2 I had an easier time of staying invested and remembering details.

    BTW, I'll echo the sentiment in the previous thread that the latest Wonder Egg Priority has made me a bit wary of whether it's going to stick the landing or not:
    So much crazy shit was introduced so quickly. The real world sections of the show felt relatively grounded until this last one.

    Although, I do think the part with Rika and Momoe spying on the Accas was a misdirect on the latters' part and that they knew they were being watched.

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    TransporterTransporter Registered User regular
    So I binged "I'm a Spider so What!?"

    I literally JUST caught on 8 episodes in
    That all the Reincarnated Hero stuff with the other kids is in the future, and not happening simultaneously with our Spider Heroine's antics, as I am very sure it has not been 14 years since she was hatched in what we're currently seeing, as she was combat capable from minute one, while the other kids seem to have aged up normally.

    Which, even if it's not true, has me frantically thinking that we have probably have already seen post-cave Kumoko IN that future timeline.

    I could be completely wrong but I really hope I'm not!

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    TransporterTransporter Registered User regular
    So I binged "I'm a Spider so What!?"

    I literally JUST caught on 8 episodes in
    That all the Reincarnated Hero stuff with the other kids is in the future, and not happening simultaneously with our Spider Heroine's antics, as I am very sure it has not been 14 years since she was hatched in what we're currently seeing, as she was combat capable from minute one, while the other kids seem to have aged up normally.

    Which, even if it's not true, has me frantically thinking that we have probably have already seen post-cave Kumoko IN that future timeline.

    I could be completely wrong but I really hope I'm not!

    LITERALLY 10 MINUTES INTO THE MOST RECENT EPISODE(9)
    I get a hard confirm.

    And that mean girls who's now a dragon would have reincarnated in the same cave as Kumoko. They could have had hijinks!

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    silence1186silence1186 Character shields down! As a wingmanRegistered User regular
    So I binged "I'm a Spider so What!?"

    I literally JUST caught on 8 episodes in
    That all the Reincarnated Hero stuff with the other kids is in the future, and not happening simultaneously with our Spider Heroine's antics, as I am very sure it has not been 14 years since she was hatched in what we're currently seeing, as she was combat capable from minute one, while the other kids seem to have aged up normally.

    Which, even if it's not true, has me frantically thinking that we have probably have already seen post-cave Kumoko IN that future timeline.

    I could be completely wrong but I really hope I'm not!

    LITERALLY 10 MINUTES INTO THE MOST RECENT EPISODE(9)
    I get a hard confirm.

    And that mean girls who's now a dragon would have reincarnated in the same cave as Kumoko. They could have had hijinks!
    The dragon girl was going to be Kumoko's lunch if the adventurers didn't burn down Kumoko's house and take the egg.

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    SomestickguySomestickguy Registered User regular
    edited March 2021
    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.
    I mean, he didn't. He brought in Reinhardt, who on top of being more-or-less confirmed to outrank rage mode Puck, is also basically a paladin - the perfect counter to a vampire.

    edit: oops, there was another page!

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    MorninglordMorninglord I'm tired of being Batman, so today I'll be Owl.Registered User regular
    Man I really want an anime of We shall now begin Ethics

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    notyanotya Registered User regular
    Man I really want an anime of We shall now begin Ethics

    Had a lot of "rape is a great plot device" in that one...

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    JuggernutJuggernut Registered User regular
    Wait wait wait

    There's and Attack on Titan... In Junior High?

    Hwat

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    King RiptorKing Riptor Registered User regular
    Juggernut wrote: »
    Wait wait wait

    There's and Attack on Titan... In Junior High?

    Hwat

    Its a comedy skit show

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    MorninglordMorninglord I'm tired of being Batman, so today I'll be Owl.Registered User regular
    edited March 2021
    notya wrote: »
    Man I really want an anime of We shall now begin Ethics

    Had a lot of "rape is a great plot device" in that one...

    I dunno about a lot. But it had a lot of different messy ethical situations not all of them nice yes.

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    cB557cB557 voOOP Registered User regular
    Real galaxy brain ending to nanoha season 4
    ends in the middle of a tournament arc. Apparently there is sort of a season 5, but it's more of a spinoff and it's a couple years later. Apparently the manga keeps going? But I read a few chapters and I think I might actually hop off here. I liked the first few episodes of this season, but after that I kinda cooled on it. And like I'd said before, I'd basically just kept watching Nanoha because I felt like it was really close to something I would enjoy, so I kept watching because maybe it'll turn into that. And then it finally did for a few episodes! So now I'm satisfied and can stop.

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    Local H JayLocal H Jay Registered User regular
    Wonder Egg Priority really gonna make me cry every episode huh

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    AngelHedgieAngelHedgie Registered User regular
    Hexmage-PA wrote: »
    So something I thought might be fun was to show instances of how anime has influenced the world of animation beyond Japan (among other things), but since I lost a lot of what I had typed up I'm settling for clips of animation that Studio Trigger has contributed to American cartoons.

    Over in the Western Animation thread in D&D, I posted this article detailing 100 defining scenes in animation, which shows the crosstalk in animation. (It also gets into things that more casual fans might not know, like the Itano Circus.)

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    silence1186silence1186 Character shields down! As a wingmanRegistered User regular
    Whippy wrote: »
    slammed all of quint quints over the last couple days and the end of the most recent episode fucked me up. feeling hurt and betrayed by best girl

    Which part, exactly?

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    WhippyWhippy Moderator, Admin Emeritus Admin Emeritus
    Whippy wrote: »
    slammed all of quint quints over the last couple days and the end of the most recent episode fucked me up. feeling hurt and betrayed by best girl

    Which part, exactly?
    ichika disguised as miku, lying

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    silence1186silence1186 Character shields down! As a wingmanRegistered User regular
    Whippy wrote: »
    Whippy wrote: »
    slammed all of quint quints over the last couple days and the end of the most recent episode fucked me up. feeling hurt and betrayed by best girl

    Which part, exactly?
    ichika disguised as miku, lying
    oh yeah, that was really disappointing.

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    djmitchelladjmitchella Registered User regular
    edited March 2021
    Bucketman wrote: »
    Steven Universe has so many anime references it's hard to list them all.

    They straight up turn a character into Captain Harlock

    The 'modernised art' version of Captain Harlock is pretty neat to see the changes in style:

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    MorninglordMorninglord I'm tired of being Batman, so today I'll be Owl.Registered User regular
    What's that?

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    DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    Okay here's the thing though: If Leiji Matsumoto isn't drawing it, it's not really an upgrade.

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    GundiGundi Serious Bismuth Registered User regular
    What's that?
    It was a redrawn retelling of the classic manga Space Pirate Captain Harlock. Still had the writer but a different artist.

    It's one of those classic media franchises that has never much penetrated anywhere outside of Japan but is still kind of influential even decades after its original release.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpvjZ7gO9B0
    Like you still occasionally see riffs on this opening.

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    bloodyroarxxbloodyroarxx Casa GrandeRegistered User regular
    Read a decent synopsis to Eva 3.0+1.0 seems like people are pretty happy. One thing I see repeated is people who disliked 3.0 (thats me!) see it in a different more positive light now?

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    DoodmannDoodmann Registered User regular
    Read a decent synopsis to Eva 3.0+1.0 seems like people are pretty happy. One thing I see repeated is people who disliked 3.0 (thats me!) see it in a different more positive light now?

    When are we going to be able to watch it? I want to spend a weekend marathoning all 4 of them.

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    nope nope nope nope abort abort talk about anime
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    NaphtaliNaphtali Hazy + Flow SeaRegistered User regular
    Doodmann wrote: »
    Read a decent synopsis to Eva 3.0+1.0 seems like people are pretty happy. One thing I see repeated is people who disliked 3.0 (thats me!) see it in a different more positive light now?

    When are we going to be able to watch it? I want to spend a weekend marathoning all 4 of them.

    sometime in 2032

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    shoeboxjeddyshoeboxjeddy Registered User regular
    Doodmann wrote: »
    Read a decent synopsis to Eva 3.0+1.0 seems like people are pretty happy. One thing I see repeated is people who disliked 3.0 (thats me!) see it in a different more positive light now?

    When are we going to be able to watch it? I want to spend a weekend marathoning all 4 of them.

    Eva 3.0 + 1.0 You Can(Not) See This in Theaters

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    PolaritiePolaritie Sleepy Registered User regular
    Spider: Fallout, showing off, and post-credits promises exposition next week?

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    Shenl742Shenl742 Registered User regular
    Read a decent synopsis to Eva 3.0+1.0 seems like people are pretty happy. One thing I see repeated is people who disliked 3.0 (thats me!) see it in a different more positive light now?

    Probably the major issue I had with 3.0 is the lack of explanation of what happened before the events of the movie. Apparently 3.0+1.0 actually addresses this.

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    TofystedethTofystedeth Registered User regular
    So I'm caught up to spider #10 which I think is current.
    I was correct that the spider stuff was happening before the academy stuff.
    But are we just seeing a villain origin story of how she turned into that spider themed demon lord who's doing all the murders? Cause I'm not really interested in that.

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    Hexmage-PAHexmage-PA Registered User regular
    edited March 2021
    So I actually haven't watched the entirety of Evangelion before, and I'm in the process of rectifying that now. I'm up to episode 7.

    Here are stray thoughts I've had from previous episodes. I know this is an old show, but I'm putting them in spoilers just in case.

    Episode 3 Thoughts
    There's a teacher telling the class how fifteen years ago 3 billion people died and most animals went extinct, and all the kids just look bored because they weren't alive then. Kind of interesting to see given that in real life that's how Gen Z'ers probably feel about 9/11 (or how pretty much everybody alive now feels about World War I).

    Also interesting to me is that the kinds of math problems I'm having to solve in College Algebra are on the blackboard for this class of 14 year olds. I'm curious if it's intended to convey that the surviving remnant of humanity in this show is very concerned with producing individuals smart enough to help rebuild global civilization, or if they just teach that stuff earlier in Japan.

    Episode 4 Thoughts
    Just finished Evangelion episode 4. What was with that 40 second long distance shot of Shinji and Misato silently staring at each other???

    Episode 7 Thoughts
    I kinda want to see Shinji tell his friends the state Misato's apartment was in when he first moved in with her. EDIT: Seconds after I started the episode back up Shinji is thinking to himself "They don't know how much of a slob she is."

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    MorninglordMorninglord I'm tired of being Batman, so today I'll be Owl.Registered User regular
    edited March 2021
    Is this new Eva movie the end or a retelling of the first movie? Im confused.

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    DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    Is this new Eva movie the end or a retelling of the first movie? Im confused.

    It's the last Rebuild film and anyone knowing anything about what happens in it should keep that shit in well-marked spoiler tags.

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    ElaroElaro Apologetic Registered User regular
    Is this new Eva movie the end or a retelling of the first movie? Im confused.

    It's Anno jerking off onto the celluloid. Something something so fucked up; something something we are all the lowest.

    (I have not seen the film, nor read synopses.)

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    DragkoniasDragkonias That Guy Who Does Stuff You Know, There. Registered User regular
    Me to myself: "Damn, how many times are they gonna remake Evangelion?"

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