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

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    ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
    Anzekay wrote: »
    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

    ... ew

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    Havelock2.0Havelock2.0 Sufficiently Chill The Chill ZoneRegistered User regular
    To Your Eternity is p good

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    DrascinDrascin Registered User regular
    edited May 16
    If you've missed stuff for years, I might suggest, off the top of my head, Girls' Last Tour. You know, if you like your cute girls anime with a dose of melancholic existentialism and questioning the purpose of continuing living inbetween little mochi noises. Real neat stuff.

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    IronKnuckle's GhostIronKnuckle's Ghost This is also my fault Registered User regular
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    BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited May 16
    Asthariel wrote: »
    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).

    I think it's much more likely that the desire to wrap up ongoing plot lines without just making a rushed ending meant the last few volumes had to mostly be about that instead of daily life funny haha stories that were the high quality meat and potatoes of the earlier parts of the series. Starting planning Oshi No Ko was likely a symptom of interest and ideas in Kaguya-sama waning and needing to move on to the next project to keep paying rent, rather than the cause of Kaguya losing its steam.

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    asofyeunasofyeun Registered User regular
    edited May 16
    No anime for 10 years?

    there's been a lot

    Things that i have watched and enjoyed and just recommend:
    Mob Psycho 100
    Bocchi the Rock!
    OddTaxi
    Summertime Rendering

    Hell's Paradise is a solid gory action show

    My Hero Academia is The Shonen that's been going on for awhile now - decent enough with some good highs but also has mineta

    Campfire Cooking in Another World with My Absurd Skill is a light-hearted isekai (with an adult protagonist!) that i enjoyed

    Those are the ones I remember watching, anyway. A lot of my anime watching has been older stuff, like Nichijou, original Mobile Suit Gundam, watching Legend of the Galactic Heroes again, etc., or it didn't make an impact on me enough to remember.

    edit: Pluto! And Vinland Saga. Can't believe I forgot those 2.

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    JayKaosJayKaos Registered User regular
    There are some fantastic bits in Kaguya-sama during the whole last arc+finale, so I always get a bit confused when people treat that whole bit like a slapped together ending. One of my favorite gags is towards the end of the big climactic arc
    While all the big dramatic reveals are happening, Kaguya's still on house arrest, and Hayasaka and Fujiwara just took off on a big important quest... the whole chapter is spent on the rest of the student council arguing about how to prepare microwave yakisoba. Then there's one page at the end of the two trapped in an alley by thugs with Hayasaka pulling out a knife

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    rhylithrhylith Death Rabbits HoustonRegistered User regular
    edited May 16
    @Lost Salient definitely make Frieren your next one after Apothecary Diaries if it’s available on something you can watch. Gorgeously animated, incredibly touching, funny when it’s trying to be, incredible action in smart doses. Absolutely deserving of every bit of praise it’s gotten.

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    LarsLars Registered User regular
    Today's episode of Delicious in Dungeon
    Izutsumi was added to a couple of shots in the OP and ED, but not as many shots as I expected. She's still largely absent.

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    Fig-DFig-D Tustin, CA, USRegistered User regular
    I need to give Delicious in Dungeon another shot. I bounced off the first episode pretty hard, but I should give it the old 3 episode test.

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    LarsLars Registered User regular
    Delicious in Dungeon is an incredibly slow roll at the start, so while I don't have any issue with someone not wanting to push through that, I do feel it is worth it.

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    TofystedethTofystedeth Registered User regular
    edited May 16
    Delicious in Dungeon was somehow even slower to grab me than Frieren.
    It didn't become "appointment viewing" until like 6 episodes maybe? I always vaguely enjoyed it but it took a while for it to reach the point where i could see why everyone raved about the manga.

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    JragghenJragghen Registered User regular
    Korean release of Greatest Estate Developer spoilers
    I fucking love that they managed to come up with something even better than the "overly muscled" gag for centaurs

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    VeldrinVeldrin Sham bam bamina Registered User regular
    God, Pluto was so good huh

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    initiatefailureinitiatefailure Registered User regular
    Holy shit, idk if it’s universal but we picked frieren back up on crunchyroll and they added an English closed captioning subtitle option.

    Highlights include Free Urine and the magic city of oysterfest

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    GundiGundi Serious Bismuth Registered User regular
    We have Frieren at home.

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    The Cow KingThe Cow King a island Registered User regular
    Mob Psycho 100 for sure and also Spy x Family

    It varies country to country but Netflix should have most of the anime recommended

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    Havelock2.0Havelock2.0 Sufficiently Chill The Chill ZoneRegistered User regular
    Mob Psycho is fantastic

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    ElaroElaro Apologetic Registered 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)

    I don't know if this is good news or bad news, but AD, Frieren, Witch from Mercury, and many other shows that were suggested to you are available on Crunchyroll. (I know those shows aren't on Canadian Netflix, last time I checked.)

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    MillMill Registered User regular
    Holy shit, idk if it’s universal but we picked frieren back up on crunchyroll and they added an English closed captioning subtitle option.

    Highlights include Free Urine and the magic city of oysterfest

    Yeah, I'm not looking forward to how shitty generative AI and corporate greed are going to fuck with my ability to enjoy subbed anime in the future. Also kind of infuriating given that the none of the savings from that bullshit are being passed on to the consumer. If they are going to forgo having any human oversight over the crap their cheap ass garbage programs churn out, then they shouldn't be charging people fees, as if they had hired people to do the work.

    Granted, I'd rather companies would end up in a situation where they have to give a shit about quality, instead of the whole enshittification and race to the bottom bullshit.

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    KreutzKreutz Blackwater Park, IARegistered User regular
    If a city is named Oysterfest, it's safe to assume it's a magical city.

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    initiatefailureinitiatefailure Registered User regular
    Gdi is the rest of this season just a hunter license exam? Frieren you were so cool doing your own thing!

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    King RiptorKing Riptor Registered User regular
    edited May 17
    Gdi is the rest of this season just a hunter license exam? Frieren you were so cool doing your own thing!

    No dont worry its not as bad as that thing tends to be

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    KyouguKyougu Registered User regular
    Mob Psycho is fantastic

    It lands the ending perfectly!

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    silence1186silence1186 Character shields down! As a wingmanRegistered User regular
    Gdi is the rest of this season just a hunter license exam? Frieren you were so cool doing your own thing!

    Don't worry, they manage to stick the landing every step of the way.

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    AstharielAsthariel The Book Eater Registered User regular
    Mob Psycho 100 is in my top three favourite anime / manga stories ever. Even Frieren / Delicious in Dungeon cannot beat it in my heart.

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    silence1186silence1186 Character shields down! As a wingmanRegistered User regular
    Asthariel wrote: »
    Mob Psycho 100 is in my top three favourite anime / manga stories ever. Even Frieren / Delicious in Dungeon cannot beat it in my heart.

    It has some of my favorite moments in the course of consuming fictional media in my entire life.
    It's okay to run away when things go south!

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    TofystedethTofystedeth Registered User regular
    Asthariel wrote: »
    Mob Psycho 100 is in my top three favourite anime / manga stories ever. Even Frieren / Delicious in Dungeon cannot beat it in my heart.

    It has some of my favorite moments in the course of consuming fictional media in my entire life.
    It's okay to run away when things go south!

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    Turning out to be a good dude and mentor was such a delightful surprise

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    LarsLars Registered User regular
    Spoiler fanart for last week's Delicious in Dungeon:

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    AngelHedgieAngelHedgie Registered User regular
    In a surprise announcement, Anime John Wick gets the nod as Sakamoto Days gets the Netflix green light.

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    PaperLuigi44PaperLuigi44 My amazement is at maximum capacity. Registered User regular
    Jojo Stone Ocean spoilers
    So normally a franchise tying in the most popular villain to later stuff feels like they can't move on, but DIO's friendship with the Father and promises of Heaven is actually an interesting angle, so good work.

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    The Zombie PenguinThe Zombie Penguin Eternal Hungry Corpse Registered User regular
    In a surprise announcement, Anime John Wick gets the nod as Sakamoto Days gets the Netflix green light.

    Been wondering when this would get an adaption. I'm also curious how they're going to approach it, because early sakamoto days is kinda just okay - It's not till an arc or two in it really starts to find it's feet and pull out the absoloute insanity that makes it shine as just the most ridiclous action manga. My memory is it very much starts hard on the comedy side, and now it's just The Action Manga (the absolutely insane action manga)

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    silence1186silence1186 Character shields down! As a wingmanRegistered User regular
    It started as a gag series (like Reborn or Yozakura Family), then developed plot later?

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    King RiptorKing Riptor Registered User regular
    That seems to be a common strategy gag manga are safer and if they stick you can add plot and such later when you have an audience

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    SomeWarlockSomeWarlock Registered User regular
    That seems to be a common strategy gag manga are safer and if they stick you can add plot and such later when you have an audience

    It's probably less a (intentional) strategy and more of a product of a newer trend where the following sequence happens: An artist/mangaka posts a series of funny gag comics on Twitter/Pixiv/Social Media, the comics get popular, the comics get the attention of a publisher and gets picked up, mangaka feels the urge/need to expand the series once the already pre-written funny gag parts are finished.

    A fairly recent example would be Ruri Dragon, which had a long "pilot" one-shot chapter self-published on Twitter before it was picked up.

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    BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited May 18
    Was it a gag manga in original internet form? I would not call the published stuff gag manga-y

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    SomeWarlockSomeWarlock Registered User regular
    edited May 18
    Gag might be too strong, but the Pilot of Ruri Dragon leaned harder on comedy and humor than the Slice of Life school stuff.

    Late Edit: More broadly, the bigger point is a increasing number of series are being picked up off social media, possibly before the Author knows where they want to take the plot long term or even before they have a plot in mind.

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    WhippyWhippy Moderator, Admin Emeritus Admin Emeritus
    this conversation of gag manga-to-ongoing made me check in on happy kanako’s killer life and y’all it doesn’t even have a wiki page

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    MorninglordMorninglord I'm tired of being Batman, so today I'll be Owl.Registered User regular
    edited May 19
    I didn't get past the gag manga. I get bored of them if they have no actual plot pretty quickly. Guess that one took too long to get there.

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    MNC DoverMNC Dover Full-time Voice Actor Kirkland, WARegistered User regular
    It took me more than a few seconds to realize y'all were talking about gag as "jokes" and not "choking". Right? Right?!

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