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    (Original post by eugenius 8)
    it was just so out of the blue :lolwut: yeah the characters are the best part of the show :yep: Rika has become by far my fave character <3
    Yukimura remained my favorite, to the extent that I picked up this figurine at the expo in Telford last month. :p:

    (Original post by Aiko)
    Now with [Zetsuen no Tempest], you can usually expect something great from Bones, given the staff they typically employ, but occasionally they don't, so I'm glad with this offering they did. Tempest's script was simply excellent with all of its twists and turns. When you have the viewer guessing what'll happen next, but repeatedly doing something else, you know you're on to something good. The characters were likeable enough, and had the necessary complexity to compliment and carry the story. The Shakespeare references were appreciated too. Lastly, really good production as you'd expect and for once, a decent ending.
    Overall, I was also satisfied with Zetsuen no Tempest, though for me the second half never really reached the same level of excitement that the battle of wits at the end of the first arc did. :sigh: Last season it was undeniably the best anime series I was watching, but this season I'd have to give that title to either Psycho-Pass or Shin Sekai Yori (both of which also ended well, in my opinion - if nothing else this has been a good season for endings!)
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    (Original post by AngryJellyfish)
    Overall, I was also satisfied with Zetsuen no Tempest, though for me the second half never really reached the same level of excitement that the battle of wits at the end of the first arc did. :sigh: Last season it was undeniably the best anime series I was watching, but this season I'd have to give that title to either Psycho-Pass or Shin Sekai Yori (both of which also ended well, in my opinion - if nothing else this has been a good season for endings!)
    Yeah, the first half was definitely better. Still need to resume the other two.
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    (Original post by Aiko)

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    there wasn't any closure for our main couple.

    There's signs of a possible second season at some point down the road, so here's to hoping.
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    so that obviously Nanami will take Sorata away from Shiina in the sequel :yeah: :p:
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    (Original post by Aiko)
    Yeah, she really came into her own this season, although I personally preferred her more serious/emotional side than the crazy one she exhibited earlier on.
    :five: i like both :yep:

    (Original post by AngryJellyfish)
    Yukimura remained my favorite, to the extent that I picked up this figurine at the expo in Telford last month. :p:
    oh AJ :p: :perv: my liking for Yukimura has also gone up this season :yep: Yozora on the other hand :unimpressed: cant stand her now :p:

    ah ive added Psycho Pass to my list recently as ive heard really good things about it :excited: hmmm Shinsekai yori looks interesting as well :beard:
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    (Original post by eugenius 8)
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    so that obviously Nanami will take Sorata away from Shiina in the sequel :yeah: :p:
    I absolutely love Nanami.

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    She's so sincere and endearing. She's definitely better for Sorata than Mashino. :yes:
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    (Original post by eugenius 8)
    oh AJ :p: :perv: my liking for Yukimura has also gone up this season :yep: Yozora on the other hand :unimpressed: cant stand her now :p:

    ah ive added Psycho Pass to my list recently as ive heard really good things about it :excited: hmmm Shinsekai yori looks interesting as well :beard:
    I like all of the characters in the Neighbour's Club. They all have their own individual qualities.
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    (Original post by Aiko)
    I absolutely love Nanami.

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    She's so sincere and endearing. She's definitely better for Sorata than Mashino. :yes:
    :five:

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    yes! :love: Mashiro is cute and all but Nanami x Sorata is so much a better fit :yep: fingers crossed it happens in the 2nd season :puppyeyes:


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    I like all of the characters in the Neighbour's Club. They all have their own individual qualities.
    yeah its what makes the show so good :yep:
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    finished Kotoura-san, pretty good series and a nice ending but a bit disappointed since that epic dramatic first ep, it lost its edge when it came to the drama parts later into the show but the comedy defo didnt disappoint, some of the funniest stuff ive seen for a while

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    cracked up when Kotoura started hitting her mum with a pillow :rofl2:
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    I'm just twiddling my thumbs waiting for the final episode of [email protected] to get subbed - I don't even like the show, but I can't post my weekly rankings on my blog until I've watched it. :p: And as usually happens when I'm waiting for something in particular, I don't feel like watching any other anime episodes in the meantime. :o:

    Doesn't apply to manga though, so I've spent most of this morning in bed (escaping the cold), while reading Moyoco Anno's Sakuran. Very impressed so far, and I'm loving the colour pages at the beginning of each chapter. :yes:

    [EDIT] Damned trollsubs, getting my hopes up. :p:
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    Finished Sakuran, and have moved on to the first volume of Karakuri Odette, another book I bought from my sister. It is VERY similar to another series I'm collecting, Dr. Slump (both are comedy series featuring robot girls/gynoids as the main character), but I'm enjoying the shoujo take on the premise. Plenty of drama and character development in just the first chapter. :yes:
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    Date-san :cry2: really didnt see him winning from the very start, Ricardo Martinez man what a beast
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    (Original post by Aiko)
    I absolutely love Nanami.

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    She's so sincere and endearing. She's definitely better for Sorata than Mashino. :yes:
    Noooooo can't believe its finally finished
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    I'm quite attached to both but Mashiro is the better in my opinion. Is it a case of him needing her or her needing him?

    Can't wait for the inevitable second season now though
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    (Original post by AngryJellyfish)
    If nothing else this has been a good season for endings!)
    Worst ending would have to go to Maoyuu Maou Yuusha. Too much was crammed in, but nothing resolved. It's a shame as the anime overall was pretty good. I particularly liked the political and economical dialogue throughout.

    (Original post by eugenius 8)
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    so that obviously Nanami will take Sorata away from Shiina in the sequel :yeah: :p:
    Here's to hoping. :five:

    (Original post by eugenius 8)
    finished Kotoura-san, pretty good series and a nice ending but a bit disappointed since that epic dramatic first ep, it lost its edge when it came to the drama parts later into the show but the comedy defo didnt disappoint, some of the funniest stuff ive seen for a while

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    cracked up when Kotoura started hitting her mum with a pillow :rofl2:
    I saw the first episode of this. Dramatic, indeed. However, I could tell from the preview that the anime would probably focus more on the comedy, and given how many I was watching at the time, I didn't continue with it. One day, I guess.

    (Original post by AngryJellyfish)
    I'm just twiddling my thumbs waiting for the final episode of [email protected] to get subbed - I don't even like the show, but I can't post my weekly rankings on my blog until I've watched it. :p: And as usually happens when I'm waiting for something in particular, I don't feel like watching any other anime episodes in the meantime. :o:
    Another one where I gave the first episode ago, but chose not to continue weekly. I liked the animation, which was bordering on 4C territory, but the story seemed way too left field for my liking, even as a Shaft and Shinbo fan. Worth watching, though?

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    Ippo New Challenger 8

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    Date-san :cry2: really didnt see him winning from the very start, Ricardo Martinez man what a beast
    New Challenger was great. Looking forward to a season 3. :yes:

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    Noooooo can't believe its finally finished
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    I'm quite attached to both but Mashiro is the better in my opinion. Is it a case of him needing her or her needing him?

    Can't wait for the inevitable second season now though
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    While I liked Mashiro, I felt her deadpan personality lacked any real development throughout the series and thus it was difficult to relate with her. It got to the point where I preferred everyone else, despite her being the female protagonist.

    In terms of whether she's better suited for Sorata, it's difficult to say. In her case, she was obviously very dependant on him to begin with, which was probably the catalyst for her attraction to him, but gradually she started to look after herself more, which could lead to them losing the one big connection they had. I suppose, unlike Nanami, I didn't sense compatibility. They're both very different people (which isn't necessarily a bad thing in a relationship), but also with very different circumstances. I think on Sorata's end, it was more of a 'love at first sight' when he saw her sitting beneath the sakura tree at the station during the first episode, if only for her beauty, and he still hasn't passed that stage yet, despite them living together for an entire year. He's too much of a mother to her as well, which has prevented their relationship from going further...

    However, the biggest hurdle for Nanami is the simple fact that Sorata doesn't see her in that way. He could potentially if she persevered, but at the moment, his crush on Mashiro is too big for him to consider anyone else. That said, she has made much progress. She was very much in the 'good friend' zone at the start of the series, and still is, but she's slowly moving to the cusp of that where she could enter into 'potential girlfriend' territory. Now that Mashiro is clearly expressing her feelings such as asking Sorata for a kiss, I don't think Nanami has much of a chance, but you never know, once Sorata and Mashiro are in a relationship, it might not work out, and that'll give Nanami an opening, assuming she hasn't found somebody else in the interim.

    What did I just write?
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    (Original post by Aiko)
    Worst ending would have to go to Maoyuu Maou Yuusha. Too much was crammed in, but nothing resolved. It's a shame as the anime overall was pretty good. I particularly liked the political and economical dialogue throughout.

    [Sasami-san was] Another one where I gave the first episode ago, but chose not to continue weekly. I liked the animation, which was bordering on 4C territory, but the story seemed way too left field for my liking, even as a Shaft and Shinbo fan. Worth watching, though?
    I agree with you on Maoyuu Maou Yuusha, though for me the pacing was pretty bad throughout, the ending just made it worse. :p: It had its moments, but it was no Spice & Wolf. :no:

    [email protected] is probably worse, the plot and pacing are all over the place. I'd say the animation is all it really has going for it. :sigh:

    *is still impatiently waiting for the final episode, though*
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    The only thing this season had going for was the Chihayafuru sequel. THERE I SAID IT!

    Seriously though, I normally complain about new seasons then have a few surprise me but here I dropped every single show I was watching, I might come back to them but it's unlikely.
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    (Original post by The Cornerstone)
    The only thing this season had going for was the Chihayafuru sequel. THERE I SAID IT!

    Seriously though, I normally complain about new seasons then have a few surprise me but here I dropped every single show I was watching, I might come back to them but it's unlikely.
    Aww c'mon. This season had DokiDoki Precure and Inferrrrno Cop.
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    (Original post by The Cornerstone)
    The only thing this season had going for was the Chihayafuru sequel. THERE I SAID IT!

    Seriously though, I normally complain about new seasons then have a few surprise me but here I dropped every single show I was watching, I might come back to them but it's unlikely.
    Meh, I was satisfied with this winter's offerings. Aside from Chihayafuru and Haganai, Minami-ke Tadaima made for brilliant viewing, and Cuticle Tantei Inaba had its moments too. :yes:

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    (Original post by AngryJellyfish)
    I agree with you on Maoyuu Maou Yuusha, though for me the pacing was pretty bad throughout, the ending just made it worse. :p: It had its moments, but it was no Spice & Wolf. :no:
    Yeah, it's no Spice & Wolf, I agree. I'm still not entirely sure what Onna Mahoutsukai was doing in the last episode, or for that matter, her purpose at all. She was pretty amusing, though.

    [email protected] is probably worse, the plot and pacing are all over the place. I'd say the animation is all it really has going for it. :sigh:

    *is still impatiently waiting for the final episode, though*
    Not encouraging, but I suppose I'll get around to it at some point...
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    (Original post by The Cornerstone)
    The only thing this season had going for was the Chihayafuru sequel. THERE I SAID IT!

    Seriously though, I normally complain about new seasons then have a few surprise me but here I dropped every single show I was watching, I might come back to them but it's unlikely.
    Curiously, what did you pick up? Whilst it was by no means the best season we've had, I found everything I picked up watchable, certainly those that carried over from the previous season.
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    i second AJ about Minami-ke Tadaima :five: another good season, though the last 3 eps werent as good as the start it was still a fun watch, it has rekindled my love for slice of life shows :yep:

    really cant believe the seiyuu for Kana also does Yozora :eek: :lolwut:

    beautiful ep of space bros
 
 
 
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