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    (Original post by Carecup)
    Kill la Kill saving anime, one very small budget episode at a time.
    This is not necessarily a bad thing, if that's what you're implying. Yes, it's low budget, but I think Trigger have done a really good job in spite of that. I'll admit that the latest episode was a bit sketchy, though.
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    Been slacking on this season so far and only watched up to date:
    *Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio
    *Walkure Romanze
    *Coppelion
    *Little Busters! Refrain

    All of which i'm enjoying however i'm slacking on:
    *Nagi no Asukara (not watched any of it yet)
    *Ore no Nounai Sentakushi ga, Gakuen Love Comedy o Zenryoku de Jama ****eiru (not watched any yet)
    *Golden Time (watched first episode)

    I'm wondering if its worth bothering with those last three :confused:
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    (Original post by nixonsjellybeans)
    ...however i'm slacking on:
    *Nagi no Asukara (not watched any of it yet)
    *Ore no Nounai Sentakushi ga, Gakuen Love Comedy o Zenryoku de Jama shiteiru (not watched any yet)
    *Golden Time (watched first episode)

    I'm wondering if its worth bothering with those last three :confused:
    Nagi no Asukara got off to a slow start, but is growing on me. The other two, I've found absolutely hilarious so far, and would recommend.
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    Well, tonight at animesoc it was 'magical girl' themed, we watched two episodes of 'Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha' along with the usual continuation of 'Psycho Pass'. I don't know what the general opinion the former is, but I thought it was awful! A few people left immediately after the first episode, so I don't think I was alone, the other option was Sailor Moon, which I'm now thinking I probably wouldn't like either :p:

    I have also gotten my hands on my first manga from the socs library! None other than Jojo: Stardust Crusaders, can't wait to start reading it!

    This is the bulk of the lineup for the Halloween all nighter on Saturday , opinions? Just so I know whether it's worth going if I'm free!

    Aura: Maryuuinkouga Saigo no Tatakai
    Petshop of Horrors
    Final Fantasy VII Advent Children
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    some great fight scenes in Unbreakable Machine-Doll :cool:
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    (Original post by Aristotle's' Disciple)
    Well, tonight at animesoc it was 'magical girl' themed, we watched two episodes of 'Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha' along with the usual continuation of 'Psycho Pass'. I don't know what the general opinion the former is, but I thought it was awful! A few people left immediately after the first episode, so I don't think I was alone, the other option was Sailor Moon, which I'm now thinking I probably wouldn't like either :p:
    I'm not a huge fan of mahou shoujo myself, but the Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha series (as a whole) was one of the few that I did enjoy watching when they aired. They're definitely considered 'classics', but I can appreciate why someone who is new to the genre would find it hard to get into them. Perhaps something like Puella Magi Madoka Magica would have been a better choice for your society to show, even though it's relatively new, as it offers a darker slant on the genre, which would probably appeal to newcomers more.

    As for Sailor Moon, this is arguably the mother of all mahou shoujo series, and is one of the first anime that I seriously got into. If you didn't like Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, it's highly unlikely you'll like this, but you never know.

    I have also gotten my hands on my first manga from the socs library! None other than Jojo: Stardust Crusaders, can't wait to start reading it!
    Definitely more inline with your tastes.

    This is the bulk of the lineup for the Halloween all nighter on Saturday , opinions? Just so I know whether it's worth going if I'm free!

    Aura: Maryuuinkouga Saigo no Tatakai
    Petshop of Horrors
    Final Fantasy VII Advent Children
    I haven't seen the first one, but maybe someone else has?

    Petshop of Horrors was interesting enough, but I'm not sure whether it'll warrant going to the screening specifically for.

    I'm not entirely sure why FF VII Advent Children has been chosen for Halloween. This is 3D/CG affair and was fun to watch due to the fighting sequences, but unless you're played the games, the story line will mean very little, not that much happened, from what I can remember, aside from the fighting.

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    some great fight scenes in Unbreakable Machine-Doll :cool:
    Indeed, was quite cool to see Yaya (I'm beginning to remember her name now) fight against the other doll. The movement was surprisingly fluid. This one is a definite keeper for me weekly for this season.
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    (Original post by Aristotle's' Disciple)
    Well, tonight at animesoc it was 'magical girl' themed, we watched two episodes of 'Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha' along with the usual continuation of 'Psycho Pass'. I don't know what the general opinion the former is, but I thought it was awful! A few people left immediately after the first episode, so I don't think I was alone, the other option was Sailor Moon, which I'm now thinking I probably wouldn't like either :p:

    I have also gotten my hands on my first manga from the socs library! None other than Jojo: Stardust Crusaders, can't wait to start reading it!

    This is the bulk of the lineup for the Halloween all nighter on Saturday , opinions? Just so I know whether it's worth going if I'm free!

    Aura: Maryuuinkouga Saigo no Tatakai
    Petshop of Horrors
    Final Fantasy VII Advent Children
    Only magical girl involving anime I like is "Is this a zombie?". =P
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    just watched latest Space Bros, poor Olga :sad:

    (Original post by Aiko)

    Indeed, was quite cool to see Yaya (I'm beginning to remember her name now) fight against the other doll. The movement was surprisingly fluid. This one is a definite keeper for me weekly for this season.
    yeah, the animation was so good, makes naruto look like crap :p:

    (Original post by Scienceisgood)
    Only magical girl involving anime I like is "Is this a zombie?". =P
    :ditto: more like magical guy anime :awesome:

    no matter how hard i try, i cant get into mahou shoujo :no:
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    (Original post by Aristotle's' Disciple)
    This is the bulk of the lineup for the Halloween all nighter on Saturday , opinions? Just so I know whether it's worth going if I'm free!

    Aura: Maryuuinkouga Saigo no Tatakai
    Petshop of Horrors
    Final Fantasy VII Advent Children
    Agree with Aiko on these - I haven't seen the first, but Petshop of Horrors is nothing worth writing home about, and Advent Children is just well animated eyecandy for existing fans of FFVII.

    The only Halloween screening my anime soc ever did (as far as I'm aware) consisted of the first arc of Higurashi, and the first episode of Demon Prince Enma. That was a pretty terrifying combo. I might ask the current president if they have anything special planned for tomorrow out of curiosity, since they meet on Thursdays. :beard:

    (Original post by Aiko)
    Perhaps something like Puella Magi Madoka Magica would have been a better choice for your society to show, even though it's relatively new, as it offers a darker slant on the genre, which would probably appeal to newcomers more.
    Not sure I'd agree with you on this, though - Madoka Magica might have wider appeal than the likes of Nanoha, but as someone who used to put together themed screenings for a society myself, I'd argue that it isn't the best example to use to showcase the magical girl 'genre', since it's basically a complete deconstruction of said genre. :beard:

    We did actually show Madoka at Aberanime's 'History of Magical Girls' night (which was just a collection of first eps), but we felt it was more appropriate as a show to end on - a darker twist on all the tropes established over several decades, many of which featured in the earlier shows. I believe the lineup was Mahou Tsukai Sally, Creamy Mami *might have pushed for this one, but hey, it's the first 'magical idol' show, and the first of many produced by Pierrot*, Cardcaptor Sakura, Nanoha and Madoka Magica. Huge shame that there wasn't also space for Sailor Moon (and part of me wanted to see it shown precisely BECAUSE one opinionated member said he would walk out if we screened it), but the committee thought Cardcaptor Sakura would be a more popular (and arguably equally important) choice to represent the 90s.
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    We had our Halloween showing the other night

    We had:
    Higurashi
    Elfen Lied
    GANTZ
    Zombie-Loan
    Hell Girl

    Wasn't too bad but preferred the Psychological to the actual horror
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    (Original post by eugenius 8)
    yeah, the animation was so good, makes naruto look like crap :p:
    Honestly, I'm quite fond of Naruto's animation, especially its character design. You immediately know that it's from Naruto, there's nothing else like it.

    (Original post by AngryJellyfish)
    The only Halloween screening my anime soc ever did (as far as I'm aware) consisted of the first arc of Higurashi, and the first episode of Demon Prince Enma. That was a pretty terrifying combo. I might ask the current president if they have anything special planned for tomorrow out of curiosity, since they meet on Thursdays. :beard:
    I'm trying to think of an anime that was remotely scary for me and the only one that comes to mind is Monster. Some of the scenes were quite intense. Aside from this, nothing. I suppose Higurashi had its moments. That and Yuno from Mirai Nikki looking through the letterbox.

    Not sure I'd agree with you on this, though - Madoka Magica might have wider appeal than the likes of Nanoha, but as someone who used to put together themed screenings for a society myself, I'd argue that it isn't the best example to use to showcase the magical girl 'genre', since it's basically a complete deconstruction of said genre. :beard:

    We did actually show Madoka at Aberanime's 'History of Magical Girls' night (which was just a collection of first eps), but we felt it was more appropriate as a show to end on - a darker twist on all the tropes established over several decades, many of which featured in the earlier shows. I believe the lineup was Mahou Tsukai Sally, Creamy Mami *might have pushed for this one, but hey, it's the first 'magical idol' show, and the first of many produced by Pierrot*, Cardcaptor Sakura, Nanoha and Madoka Magica. Huge shame that there wasn't also space for Sailor Moon (and part of me wanted to see it shown precisely BECAUSE one opinionated member said he would walk out if we screened it), but the committee thought Cardcaptor Sakura would be a more popular (and arguably equally important) choice to represent the 90s.
    I think we're tackling this from a different angle. You were trying to introduce mahou shoujo to your audience/society, whereas I was trying to think of an anime that would appeal to an audience that has no experience of the genre and would probably like, even though I agree it's very much a deconstruction.
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    (Original post by Aiko)
    This is not necessarily a bad thing, if that's what you're implying. Yes, it's low budget, but I think Trigger have done a really good job in spite of that. I'll admit that the latest episode was a bit sketchy, though.
    Re-reading that it does sound like I'm being sarcastic, although that wasn't actually the intention.

    I've honestly re-watched the latest episode of KLK several times cause I just enjoyed the filler, especially the parts with Mako's reactions. There's also a sense of the anime staff having fun, it really does a good job of re-capturing the kind of passion that this same team would have put into TTGL all those years ago.

    Very high hopes for it overall.
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    Watched Attack on Titan after getting it recommended by one of my readers. I enjoyed the first season - it was a bit different from what I've seen before. Cool fight scenes that were imaginative AND refrained from just being the standard Shōnen (I think) of drawn out fights that last half a season and basically consist of someone hitting someone else harder than before. *Is he going to loose? No, he used a newly invented UberMegaSuperPunch*

    The second season didn't quite live up to the first, but it was still enjoyable.

    Haven't seen any anime for a while.
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    (Original post by Hanvyj)
    Watched Attack on Titan after getting it recommended by one of my readers. I enjoyed the first season - it was a bit different from what I've seen before. Cool fight scenes that were imaginative AND refrained from just being the standard Shōnen (I think) of drawn out fights that last half a season and basically consist of someone hitting someone else harder than before. *Is he going to loose? No, he used a newly invented UberMegaSuperPunch*

    The second season didn't quite live up to the first, but it was still enjoyable.

    Haven't seen any anime for a while.
    There was a second season of Attack On Titan?!
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    (Original post by Scienceisgood)
    There was a second season of Attack On Titan?!
    It may have technically been the first season? Episodes 1 - 13 had a different flavour to 13-26. For example there was a "13.5" that was just a massive recap.

    I assumed they'd come out at different times etc? Maybe I was wrong.
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    Rank the Akatsuki from Naruto in order of:
    Preference
    Speed
    Physical Strength
    Intelligence
    and most skilled
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    Hey guys I recently finished reading Hitman Reborn. Does anyone else think that's one of the worst endings to a long Manga like that ever?
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    (Original post by DKenway)
    Rank the Akatsuki from Naruto in order of:
    Preference
    Speed
    Physical Strength
    Intelligence
    and most skilled
    Can't be bothered to rank in order so Ill just say the people that I think are the best im those categories. BTW im not counting Tobi or madera:
    Preference : Itachi
    Speed : Depends, in water it is obviously Kisame. But on land I'm guessing Itachi.
    Physical strength : Out of Kisame and Kakuza
    Intelligence : Itachi
    Most skilled : Itachi
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    Who would win in a fight. The Akatsuki vs The schichibukai(after time skip) from one piece
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    (Original post by Lord Fifa)
    Who would win in a fight. The Akatsuki vs The schichibukai(after time skip) from one piece
    Buggy would beat the akatsuki single handedly :P.
 
 
 
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