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[Anime] of Spring/Summer 2024: Movies Happen Often

cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm RegentBears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
edited June 30 in Social Entropy++
Get those reps in!

Here's some of the hotness this season. Feel free to discuss older and/or newer stuff as well, but if I listed isekai works, we'd be here all year.
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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Hashira Training Arc (Crunchyroll / Studio: ufotable)

Sub Airtime: Episode 1: May 12 @ 11:45 a.m. PT
Episode 2: May 19 @ 10:45 a.m. PT (future episodes air at the same time)
(Dub Airtime: TBA)

Tanjiro and the Demon Slayer Corps join the Hashira Training in preparation for the final battle against Muzan Kibutsuji!


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Kaiju No. 8 (Crunchyroll / Studio: Production I.G.)

Sub Airtime: Sat @ 7:00 a.m. PT (live broadcast), 8:30 a.m. PT / Dub Airtime: Sat @ 7:30 a.m. PT

In a world infested with giant monsters, Kafka aims to join Japan's Defense Force to eradicate them.
The problem is, he's also about to become one.


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Spice and Wolf: Merchant Meets the Wise Wolf (Crunchyroll / Studio: Passione)
Sub Airtime: Mon @ 11:00 a.m. PT / Dub Airtime: Mon @ 1:30 p.m. PT

Lawrence and Holo the Wisewolf finally return for a journey across the lands in search of new adventures!


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Black Butler: Public School Arc (Crunchyroll / Studio: CloverWorks)

Sub Airtime: Sat @ 9:00 a.m. PT / Dub Airtime: Sat @ 1:00 p.m. PT

Ciel and Sebastian head to school with a new mission in the latest Black Butler season!


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Konosuba 3 (Crunchyroll / Studio: Drive)

Sub Airtime: Wed @ 8:00 a.m. PT / Dub Airtime: Wed @ 12:00 p.m. PT

Join Kazuma, Aqua, Megumin and Darkness as they dive back into the chaos for more hilarious antics! The dysfunctional party is back, but they may be short a member soon 'cause Kazuma is over it. Disillusioned with adventure, he wants to become a monk, but Aqua, Megumin, and Darkness call bull. However, the career dispute gets put on hold when a princess requests to hear all about their tales. Will the taste of fame at the royal castle keep them together or will this mark their farewell tour?


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RooT: Root of Odd Taxi (Crunchyroll / Live action)
Sub Airtime: Tues @ 9:30 a.m. PT

A new series in the ODDTAXI universe that weaves a new "human" mystery!
(Only listing this since it's apparently a continuation of the anime?...)


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Sound Yuriphonium: Season 3 (Crunchyroll / Studio: Kyoto Animation)
Sub Airtime: Sun @ 3:30 a.m. PT

Kumiko Oumae and the Kitauji High School concert band head into their third year of musical competitions!
Will they finally attain their dream of making gold?

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Bartender: Glass of God (Crunchyroll / Studio: Liber)
Sub Airtime: Wed @ 9:30 a.m. PT

This brilliant bartender can uplift any troubled soul with a glass of God.


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Delicious in Dungeon (aka Dungeon Meshi) (Netflix / Studio: Because Trigger)

Can sisters be reincarnated from dragon waste? Laios and his friends Marcille and Chilchuck delve into an endless dungeon in search of his fallen sister, fighting monsters, starvation, and corruption.


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Go Go! Loser Ranger (aka Sentai Daishikkaku) (Hulu / Studio: Yostar Pictures)

When the Monster Army invaded Earth thirteen years ago, the Divine Dragon Rangers rose up to stop them! With the war raging on, these great heroes are mankind's last hope!
...or are they? In truth, the invaders were subjugated within a year, forced to continue to crank out a monster a week for the Rangers to crush in front of their adoring fans!
But one monster has had enough. Something has to change! He'll rebel against the might of the Dragon Rangers and destroy them all...from the inside!


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Urusei Yatsura (remake): Season 4 (aka Those Obnoxious Aliens) (Hidive / Studio: David Production)

The womanizing Ataru’s love life will never be the same when an alien princess, Lum, invades both planet Earth AND his home!

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    AstharielAsthariel The Book Eater Registered User regular
    Crossover of Frieren and Dungeon Meshi:
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    silence1186silence1186 Character shields down! As a wingmanRegistered User regular
    Great OP, thanks for keeping it updated with stand out series.

    There's a ton of shows this season.

    I try to watch at least one villainess or otherwise should series every season for contrast, just so I don't get shonen'ed out.

    This season I'm watching Vampire Dormitories, and it's basically Ouran High school host club-like, except with Vampires. It's interesting seeing different genre tropes.

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    King RiptorKing Riptor Registered User regular
    Asthariel wrote: »
    Crossover of Frieren and Dungeon Meshi:
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    This wouldn't stop her

    I have a podcast now. It's about video games and anime!Find it here.
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    MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    Asthariel wrote: »
    Crossover of Frieren and Dungeon Meshi:
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    This wouldn't stop her

    There's a grimoire in that chest and by the goddess she's going to prove it

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    ReynoldsReynolds Gone Fishin'Registered User regular
    edited May 14
    I resent the suggestion that there's anything actually yuri about Sound Euphonium, quite possibly one of the straightest shows I've ever been forced to watch. Unless you mean yuribait, which it is basically the definition of, yes.

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    P10P10 An Idiot With Low IQ Registered User regular
    liz and the blue bird though

    Shameful pursuits and utterly stupid opinions
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    RT800RT800 Registered User regular
    Oh god in heaven won't someone please fix the image bug.

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    HellboreHellbore A bad, bad man Registered User regular
    If your after gay music anime, this season has you pretty covered. In (subjective) order of subtext -> text, we have;
    1. Girl's Band Cry (Not licensed)
    2. Jellyfish Can't Swim in the Night (HiDive)
    3. Whisper Me a Love Song (HiDive)

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    cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    RT800 wrote: »
    Oh god in heaven won't someone please fix the image bug.

    I don't see the bug on my laptop since I applied the stylish update, but I'll spoil tag the OP just in case.

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    AbdhyiusAbdhyius Registered User regular
    edited May 15
    so I guess you people weren't lying about Apothecary Diaries being good

    edit: I read through your entire previous thread last night, you see, desperate to find something to sate my recently developed urge for anime-that-is-good. Insomnia does strange things to a man.

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    silence1186silence1186 Character shields down! As a wingmanRegistered User regular
    Some of the best anime in years has been coming out recently.

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    AbdhyiusAbdhyius Registered User regular
    edited May 15
    to pick from the reasons why I like it is that it while this is a very soft and fluffy version of an imperial chinese court, it is still a believable ancient china. The edges are sanded down, not removed or ignored.

    or to phrase it another way: the harsh realities of life in ancient china are a lot less harsh here, but they are still the realities, y'know?

    and how characters take things as pretty matter-of-fact because... they are a matter of fact.
    and when Jinshi does go oh my god that's horrible as to why maomao would make herself look less appealing when in public it's because he's a man, and of such high status that yeah, I can believe that that would not immediately occur to him. Almost everybody else would just be like, yup, because it's not their first day on this earth.

    also it's very low on the kind of Anime Bullshit that bother me. All I can think of is that the voice of the child concubine is nails on glass to me and my eye twitches a bit whenever they do the AA-AAAAHN anime eating thing and that's really it.

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    BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User, Moderator mod
    I normally dislike court drama type stories so I was hesitant to check it out but I have heard people praise it and say it's not a typical royal soap opera in that regard so I think I will get around to it eventually

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    silence1186silence1186 Character shields down! As a wingmanRegistered User regular
    I would honestly describe Apothecary Diaries as a detective show.

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    ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
    I'm only halfway through since my free time has dried up after getting a job but, yeah, it's just wonderful.

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    TofystedethTofystedeth Registered User regular
    Yeah it's a forensics procedural set in an imperial court

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    The Zombie PenguinThe Zombie Penguin Eternal Hungry Corpse Registered User regular
    Abdhyius wrote: »
    to pick from the reasons why I like it is that it while this is a very soft and fluffy version of an imperial chinese court, it is still a believable ancient china. The edges are sanded down, not removed or ignored.

    or to phrase it another way: the harsh realities of life in ancient china are a lot less harsh here, but they are still the realities, y'know?

    and how characters take things as pretty matter-of-fact because... they are a matter of fact.
    and when Jinshi does go oh my god that's horrible as to why maomao would make herself look less appealing when in public it's because he's a man, and of such high status that yeah, I can believe that that would not immediately occur to him. Almost everybody else would just be like, yup, because it's not their first day on this earth.

    also it's very low on the kind of Anime Bullshit that bother me. All I can think of is that the voice of the child concubine is nails on glass to me and my eye twitches a bit whenever they do the AA-AAAAHN anime eating thing and that's really it.

    It helps that the author has sensibly not made it a one for one imperial China - it's a historical fantasy setting that draws very freely on multiple Chinese historical periods, letting her get the best of both worlds - a during historical grounding, and a lot of freedom

    Ideas hate it when you anthropomorphize them
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    ElaroElaro Apologetic Registered User regular
    I would honestly describe Apothecary Diaries as a detective show.

    Yeah. It could be described as "What if Sherlock Holmes, but Sherlock was a woman and hyperfocused on poisons instead of crime, Watson and Lestrade were combined into one character, set in a fictional Imperial China-like country, and there was sexual tension?"

    Children's rights are human rights.
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    PLAPLA The process.Registered User regular
    Earl Cain was also poison-Sherlock.

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    Havelock2.0Havelock2.0 Sufficiently Chill The Chill ZoneRegistered User regular
    AD reminds me a little of the Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee but if Dee was a girl and a toxic substance gremlin enthusiast, instead of an imperial judge.

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    MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    Finished reading what there is of a fun little manhwa called "Mr. Devourer, Please Act Like a Final Boss." The basic gist is that there's seven unconquerable dungeons in the world and the strongest among them is called the Primordial Core. While all the bosses of those dungeons are strong enough to have prevented being conquered by humans for thousands of years, the boss of the Primordial Core is known as Devourer, an ancient being far beyond the level of any other boss monster with enough power to annihilate Heroes on a whim.

    And he is also the laziest motherfucker on the face of the planet who spends 99.99% of his time taking a nap. In the first chapter he wiped out an entire Hero party by complete accident because he opened his mouth in surprise and inadvertently swallowed them all. He's accompanied by Renee, a homonculus maid who also acts as one of the dungeon gatekeepers, and Patrick, a death knight who is the only one with a functional brain despite being a skeleton and voted Most Likely to Suffer a Heart Attack from his boss doing things without a single neuron firing in his empty head to comprise a thought.

    It's a surprisingly well-written story that keeps treading the line between comedy and action/horror. Only 41 chapters translated so far but that was enough for 2-3 entire story arcs.

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    cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    Blooming Love really is a refreshing change of pace, it's avoiding a ton of BS tropes in the genre and just focusing on the good stuff.

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    Lost SalientLost Salient blink twice if you'd like me to mercy kill youRegistered User regular
    Okay anime thread I apparently after not watching anime for literally a decade (except for a brief foray into Food Wars! before it went off of local Netflix) got pulled back in hard by JJK and then they put Food Wars! BACK on local Netflix (no idea, probably Singapore had a panic about all the tiddies and booties) so

    Here I am, I guess

    If I want something between doses of finishing up Food Wars should I start with Apothecary Diaries, then? Seems like maybe?

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    "Sandra has a good solid anti-murderer vibe. My skin felt very secure and sufficiently attached to my body when I met her. Also my organs." HAIL SATAN
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    BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User, Moderator mod
    it is Highly Recommended By The Thread yes

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    Lost SalientLost Salient blink twice if you'd like me to mercy kill youRegistered User regular
    I trust y'all

    I trust y'all that it's not going to be the all-out GoT-esque emotionally wtf-ing bloodbath JJK is

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    "Sandra has a good solid anti-murderer vibe. My skin felt very secure and sufficiently attached to my body when I met her. Also my organs." HAIL SATAN
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    ReynoldsReynolds Gone Fishin'Registered User regular
    If you like shows with cool fight scenes, how do you feel about girls singing, and also beef stroganoff?

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    Lost SalientLost Salient blink twice if you'd like me to mercy kill youRegistered User regular
    Umm I'm not strongly against girls singing but I'm indifferent to stroganoff

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    "Sandra has a good solid anti-murderer vibe. My skin felt very secure and sufficiently attached to my body when I met her. Also my organs." HAIL SATAN
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    ReynoldsReynolds Gone Fishin'Registered User regular
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sw2KfRPbnh8

    It's all on Crunchyroll, if you've got access to that.

    But yeah, for new stuff, Apothecary was one of the highest ranked shows in a recent thread poll. I'm not sure if anyone else here is watching any of the currently airing shows I'm watching...

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    MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    Okay anime thread I apparently after not watching anime for literally a decade (except for a brief foray into Food Wars! before it went off of local Netflix) got pulled back in hard by JJK and then they put Food Wars! BACK on local Netflix (no idea, probably Singapore had a panic about all the tiddies and booties) so

    Here I am, I guess

    If I want something between doses of finishing up Food Wars should I start with Apothecary Diaries, then? Seems like maybe?

    Also check out Frieren

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    Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    Also check out Delicious in Dungeon. It has delicious food, and also a dungeon!

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    SixshotStrikerSixshotStriker Registered User regular
    You missed a lot of stuff from the last decade. Off the top of my head, Gundam: The Witch from Mercury (found on Crunchyroll or Amazon Prime via subscription) and Kaiju no. 8 (Crunchyroll)

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    Dr. FlamingoDr. Flamingo 49 Gilded Disc Perceives the Sun Registered User regular
    Reynolds wrote: »
    If you like shows with cool fight scenes, how do you feel about girls singing, and also beef stroganoff?
    Hmmm... but does it have to be beef???

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    ReynoldsReynolds Gone Fishin'Registered User regular
    Reynolds wrote: »
    If you like shows with cool fight scenes, how do you feel about girls singing, and also beef stroganoff?
    Hmmm... but does it have to be beef???

    I've heard it doesn't have to be. But I wouldn't know.

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    Lost SalientLost Salient blink twice if you'd like me to mercy kill youRegistered User regular
    Realistically I've watched maybe two TV shows in full in the last year - oh wait three! and one was just the newest season of Queer Eye - so I've got... space for one new thing at a time hahaha

    Gonna check out Apothecary Diaries and see how we go, thanks folks! (That Symphogear transformation sequence rules, but I don't have crunchyroll and given how little I watch TV at all it doesn't make sense to add it to my list of Dumb Subscriptions I Pay For)

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    "Sandra has a good solid anti-murderer vibe. My skin felt very secure and sufficiently attached to my body when I met her. Also my organs." HAIL SATAN
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    BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited May 16
    I don't care for symphogear
    I think it trips over my idol anime aversion

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    silence1186silence1186 Character shields down! As a wingmanRegistered User regular
    Five most recent shows worth checking out (I think we did this slightly upthread or the end of last thread?)
    1. Frieren
    2. Delicious in Dungeon
    3. Apothecary Diaries
    4. Spy x Family
    5. Chainsaw Man

    Also I tend to toss Oshi no Ko on the list of "worth checking out"

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    cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    I tend to toss Oshi no Ko on the list of "deeply problematic", but your mileage may vary.

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    AstharielAsthariel The Book Eater Registered User regular
    Oshi no Ko is probably why Kaguya-sama manga last 25% experienced quality drop from the author, so I will never forgive its existence, just by default (never read it, never watched it).

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    cB557cB557 voOOP Registered User regular
    More than problematic, I feel like Oshi no Ko is just kinda mediocre. Reynolds made a post a while back that I feel like hit the nail on the head, that it's supposed to be a comic that's a critique of the entertainment industry in general and the idol industry in specific, but it's made by an idol fan for idol fans, so it's unwilling to say anything substantial.

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    AnzekayAnzekay Registered User regular
    also it keeps teasing an incest relationship, and my hot take is that you either gotta squash the incest asap or you gotta commit to it being an actual part of the plot and explore how fucked up that shit can be properly

    the whole ship tease incest shit is just bad

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