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    (Original post by eugenius 8)
    :hahaha: vin

    sad ep of Naruto :sad:

    dont think i'll be able to start anything until the weekend, Steins;Gate first probs :teeth:
    ive just finished steins:gate. I absolutely loved it.
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    (Original post by Lord Fifa)
    ive just finished steins:gate. I absolutely loved it.
    :cool: yeah ive heard great things about it, cant wait to start it :yep:
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    Finished Kill Me Baby... my opinion didn't change in the latter half. :p: Have started downloading Zero no Tsukaima F, which I'll probably marathon either this weekend or on my next day off. As for Beelzebub, I'll probably take that a bit slower, but hope to finish it before Christmas.
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    (Original post by AngryJellyfish)
    Finished Kill Me Baby... my opinion didn't change in the latter half. :p: Have started downloading Zero no Tsukaima F, which I'll probably marathon either this weekend or on my next day off. As for Beelzebub, I'll probably take that a bit slower, but hope to finish it before Christmas.
    Why download when you can just easily stream it?
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    Just watched Perfect Blue for my first christmas present... my god I had no idea what I was getting into. Its effectively an anime black swan, pyschological is the right tag for this mental film! So creepy and disturbing as well However makes a change to some of the garbage thrillers i've seen

    Although it did confuse me somewhat so I had to wiki it just to check I was right Next up is Seikon no Qwaser... the series described on MAL as the best ecchi anime short of hentai :hubba: Not that I mind too much
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    Noukome never fails to make me laugh :mmm: gotta love that vibration :bhangra:
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    (Original post by Dilzo999)
    Why download when you can just easily stream it?
    You make it sound as though downloading isn't easy. :confused: Anyway, its partly for the higher quality sound and video, but mostly because I'm a hoarder, and I've been doing so for 8 years. :yes:

    (Original post by nixonsjellybeans)
    Next up is Seikon no Qwaser... the series described on MAL as the best ecchi anime short of hentai :hubba: Not that I mind too much
    Just so you know, the TV airing of Qwaser is ridiculously censored, there are chunks over a minute long where it cuts to a still background shot, and your only clue about what's happening off-screen is the audio. :giggle: So unless you deliberately want to avoid the ecchi and watch it for the plot (which I'm assuming wasn't what Santa had in mind :p:), best to make sure you're watching the BD/DVD rip, or the original web streams.
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    Mine were:

    Mitsudomoe
    Genshiken
    Hana-Saku Iroha

    Interesting choices. I saw the first episode for both Mitsudomoe and Genshiken when they were airing, and with Hana-Saku Iroha, a few episodes. However, I postponed them in favour of others that were airing during their broadcast season.

    As I've mentioned before on here, I have a pet peeve of sorts for otaku related anime, so I've always been put off watching Genshiken for that reason. I guess now that it's one of my Secret Santa choices, I have to overcome this.

    I'll probably make a start this weekend on one of them.
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    I download with the intention of buying later (of which I have bought 2 anime series, one on Blu Ray and one on DVD). =l

    Download the episode/movie
    Convert to MKV file
    Place on portable hard drive to watch on Blu Ray player and watch on TV. =D
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    (Original post by AngryJellyfish)
    You haven't seen those before!? :zomg:

    I'm half way through the first of my three (Kill Me Baby)... and I remember why I didn't pick it up myself now. The jokes were getting repetitive before the end of the first episode - and amazingly, it's barely changed the formula in the six eps that followed. :s: Wouldn't be so bad if it had more characters, even interactions with minor/background characters would be better than two (occasionally three) girls trolling each other in the same way over and over again...

    ...apologies, mystery Santa, I've just seen better examples of this genre (Azumanga Daioh, Minami-ke and Nichijou spring to mind). Am still looking forward to the other two choices, and if my opinion on Kill Me Baby changes in the second half, I'll post about it.
    I always meant to but .. well I never made time for them, especially grave of the fireflies.:erm: Nichijo I didnt really care for the first ep.:nah:
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    Mine were:

    Mitsudomoe
    Genshiken
    Hana-Saku Iroha

    Interesting choices. I saw the first episode for both Mitsudomoe and Genshiken when they were airing, and with Hana-Saku Iroha, a few episodes. However, I postponed them in favour of others that were airing during their broadcast season.

    As I've mentioned before on here, I have a pet peeve of sorts for otaku related anime, so I've always been put off watching Genshiken for that reason. I guess now that it's one of my Secret Santa choices, I have to overcome this.

    I'll probably make a start this weekend on one of them.
    Ill bet the person who had to find something for you had a hard time.:sadnod:

    Whilst some otaku series tend to exaggerate things, genshiken is more grounded in reality if i remember correctly. Nidaime is a bit less so.:erm: ..hato.:s: But it was a good insight into things like comiket and such.
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    (Original post by vin)
    Ill bet the person who had to find something for you had a hard time.:sadnod:
    I do have a rather extensive 'want to watch' list on A-P, which should make things a lot easier.

    Whilst some otaku series tend to exaggerate things, genshiken is more grounded in reality if i remember correctly. Nidaime is a bit less so.:erm: ..hato.:s: But it was a good insight into things like comiket and such.
    That's good to know. I'll probably start this one first.

    Also, come onto Skype?
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    (Original post by AngryJellyfish)
    Just so you know, the TV airing of Qwaser is ridiculously censored, there are chunks over a minute long where it cuts to a still background shot, and your only clue about what's happening off-screen is the audio. :giggle: So unless you deliberately want to avoid the ecchi and watch it for the plot (which I'm assuming wasn't what Santa had in mind :p:), best to make sure you're watching the BD/DVD rip, or the original web streams.
    Watched the first episode and think it was a censored one which defeated the point :yes: shall have to find the DVD one. It appears i'm in for another mind**** with this series

    EDIT: Yes it was the censored one... the story doesn't even make sense when its censored :confused: think youtube may have a few one.
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    just been watching some Clannad AMVs, forgot how much i enjoyed that show :puppyeyes: so damn beautiful at times :cry2:

    warning contains Clannad and Clannad AS spoilers

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    probs my fave AMV
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    Among the Key adaptations, I've always preferred Air and Kanon over Clannad. Couldn't really get into Little Busters! either, but that's probably because J.C Staff were handling that one, as opposed to KyoAni.
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    So, it's been a while since I've given an update on what I'm watching...

    Despite how many I've picked up from the current season, I randomly decided that I'll play catch up on both Naruto and One Piece. I was around 10 to 20 episodes behind on each, and remarkably, after a week or so, I'm now back up to date. One Piece is brilliant as usual. Its formula never seems to get old. Naruto is reasonably enjoyable as well, but it doesn't quite match up to One Piece in its ability to entertain me. Personal preference, of course.


    Aside from those two, I've also decided to resume Ginga Kikoutai Majestic Prince. I saw the first couple of episodes and considered it Gundam by Sunrise, only that it's not Gundam or by Sunrise. In the end, I decided to postpone the anime, not because it was bad, as such, there were just others that held my interest more at the time. When I went back to Japan in late July, early August, I saw an advert of the anime on the train and it reminded me that I should get back to it. All in all, it's shaping up to be a pretty fun mecha series at episode 13. It has all of the common cliches of a Gundam series, which I consider a good thing, and the characters are warming to me. The subtle hints of romance are appreciated.

    Weekly wise, I'm keeping up with Ace of the Diamond, but sadly it's straying further and further away from an reenactment of my beloved Major with each episode. This is a bad thing for me. I'm sure it'll pick up in the long run, but I'm having second thoughts as to whether I can stomach this weekly. It might be one for a marathon at a later stage.

    Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio is one of my biggest surprises of the season. It's your typical harem with a twist (each girl is a rocket/weapon that possesses a battleship of some kind), and said twist is what distinguishes it. The battle sequences are tastefully presented, and there's enough intrigue regarding the plot to keep me watching. It's hardly groundbreaking stuff, but it's a lot better than what I expected.

    It's also one of the best 3D/CG rendered anime I've seen in that aside from the fluidity of the character's movements (that's actually a good thing), it looks more or less like any other anime. They've done a really good job, in that regard, and it's an approach I can imagine other studios adopting in the future.

    None of the others are worth elaborating upon too much, I'll just say that Log Horizon, whilst lacking the tenacity of Sword Art Online, focuses more on the MMORPG element of the series, which is nice. Pacing issues are less apparent as there doesn't seem to be a concurrent plot of any kind.

    Magi is staying true to its qualities of offering an action adventure in another world, and I'm enjoying it so far.

    Infinite Stratos 2 is a bit shallow, but would you expect anything more from it? I suppose there are a few characters that are shrouded in mystery (if you can define it as that).

    Unbreakable Machine-Doll is proving enjoyable, but the plot is starting to lose my interest. My sole reason for keeping this on is because I find the female lead, Yaya, adorable.

    Ugh, ok… I can't continue anymore. I'm also watching a bunch of other series (around 35 or so), so I might come back later to give my thoughts on those.

    Edit: And another thing, not that anybody cares, but I've reached another statistical milestone, according to A-P, 2,000 anime watched! It would appear that I've passed it sometime back, but I didn't notice. I think I should resort to overdosing because of the embarrassment.
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    (Original post by Aiko)
    So, it's been a while since I've given an update on what I'm watching...
    Every time you post one of these long updates, I feel I should reply out of respect for the amount of time you've put into it... but again, it seems we're watching completely different series (that, or the ones I'm liking this season are amongst the 35 others you didn't comment on). About all I can say in response to your list is yes, Magi is great fun at the moment. As for One Piece, I'm still waiting for the current arc to end so I can marathon it, meaning I've not watched the show in about a year. :zomg: Thought you should know that someone reads and appreciates the updates, though.

    I think at this point I have to acknowledge Kill la Kill as my anime of the season. I've enjoyed it enough to rate it 1st in all but one of my weekly rankings blog posts... it just doesn't feel as good as the shows that have dominated my rankings in earlier seasons. Aside from that, Hunter x Hunter, Yowamushi Pedal and Samurai Flamenco are probably the weekly shows I'm liking the most.

    Congrats on 2,000 watched! I had actually noticed - when I went to Aber to visit the new Anime soc president, he showed my A-P list to a few members, saying that it was his goal to surpass me. :p: I pointed them towards your account, saying that it was my goal to surpass you (I can dream, can't I? :p:). Needless to say, they were in awe. :giggle:

    My next A-P milestone will likely be 8 months watched. :yes: I was a couple of days away from achieving it when I decided that counting the anime that I've watched multiple times felt like a cop-out - I'd rather be able to claim I've watched 8 months worth of unique animation - so I've disabled that function again now. Even so, I'm expecting to reach the milestone well in advance of January 23rd (the date on which I achieved 7 months earlier this year, as well as 6 months in 2012).
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    (Original post by AngryJellyfish)
    Every time you post one of these long updates, I feel I should reply out of respect for the amount of time you've put into it... but again, it seems we're watching completely different series (that, or the ones I'm liking this season are amongst the 35 others you didn't comment on). About all I can say in response to your list is yes, Magi is great fun at the moment. As for One Piece, I'm still waiting for the current arc to end so I can marathon it, meaning I've not watched the show in about a year. :zomg: Thought you should know that someone reads and appreciates the updates, though.
    Haha, thanks. Honestly, given how inactive I generally am due to work and whatnot, it's sometimes nice to let loose by typing up my thoughts on here, even if it's only for my own benefit. Still, I'm glad you appreciate the posts. At least someone does.

    As for what we're watching, I haven't checked, but I'm sure we're following many of the same anime series, I've just chosen not to mention them. In fact, it's probably best that I check your A-P from time to time as it might help to foster discussion on here more.

    These days, I generally prefer to hold off watching the longer running anime until a batch of episodes have been released. Marathoning through back to back episodes is very satisfying and not something I do that much of. :sadnod:

    I think at this point I have to acknowledge Kill la Kill as my anime of the season. I've enjoyed it enough to rate it 1st in all but one of my weekly rankings blog posts... it just doesn't feel as good as the shows that have dominated my rankings in earlier seasons. Aside from that, Hunter x Hunter, Yowamushi Pedal and Samurai Flamenco are probably the weekly shows I'm liking the most.
    Kill la Kill is sheer genius. Even though it bears resemblance to TTGL and FLCL (a hybrid of sorts), it's also unlike both and offers something pretty original as well that I've never seen before. I particularly like the fact that we have a strong female lead in Ryuko, especially considering this isn't a shojo series.

    Congrats on 2,000 watched! I had actually noticed - when I went to Aber to visit the new Anime soc president, he showed my A-P list to a few committee members, saying that it was his goal to surpass me. :p: I pointed them towards your account, saying that it was my goal to surpass you (I can dream, can't I? :p:). Needless to say, they were in awe. :giggle:

    My next A-P milestone will likely be 8 months watched. :yes: I was a couple of days away from achieving it when I decided that counting the anime that I've watched multiple times felt like a cop-out - I'd rather be able to claim I've watched 8 months worth of unique animation - so I've disabled that function again now. Even so, I'm expecting to reach the milestone well in advance of January 23rd (the date on which I achieved 7 months earlier this year, as well as 6 months in 2012).
    Well, when you consider how long I've been watching anime and the advantage I've had growing up in Japan, you could argue that the amount you've watched is even more remarkable. I have no doubt that you'll eventually catch up. I should also note that I attribute my increase to the many specials I forgot to acknowledge on my list, either because they didn't exist when I checked A-P or I just forgot.

    As for my 'life spent on anime', this increased dramatically after A-P gave us the option to select whether we've seen something more than once. Considering you've only recently started to watch longer anime (in the last two years?), 7 months is pretty impressive.

    On a somewhat related note, I do wonder what Cara has been up to lately. I haven't checked her blog, A-P or Twitter account. I wonder what her "stats" are now. :giggle:
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    (Original post by Aiko)
    Haha, thanks. Honestly, given how inactive I generally am due to work and whatnot, it's sometimes nice to let loose by typing up my thoughts on here, even if it's only for my own benefit. Still, I'm glad you appreciate the posts. At least someone does.
    I've gotten into the habit of posting my weekly thoughts on my blog instead, though I post my first impressions on everything in the new season threads (speaking of which, I'd better start looking into this Winter's shows in preparation for the next one), and occasionally I summarise my overall thoughts on a show here. Seems I only really talk here about anime as the season progresses if someone else starts the discussion, or if there's a particularly stand-out episode, though. Not sure why that is. :hmmmm2:

    As for what we're watching, I haven't checked, but I'm sure we're following many of the same anime series, I've just chosen not to mention them. In fact, it's probably best that I check your A-P from time to time as it might help to foster discussion on here more.
    Just checked - we're both watching Galilei Donna, Golden Time, Kill la Kill, Magi, Nagi no Asukara, Outbreak Company, Samurai Flamenco and (as of my mid-season catchup last week) Sekai de Ichiban Tsuyoku Naritai! A few more than I expected.

    Based on blog feedback, as well as discussion with people at Aberanime, though, it seems the majority of people aren't watching the series I've chosen to follow, and vice versa. I think it's largely to do with me having skipped a lot of popular shows in the past that are now getting sequels, but the absence of Kyoukai no Kanata, Log Horizon and Strike the Blood from my list also seems to surprise people. :dontknow:

    These days, I generally prefer to hold off watching the longer running anime until a batch of episodes have been released. Marathoning through back to back episodes is very satisfying and not something I do that much of. :sadnod:
    I occasionally plan ahead and set aside a day for anime marathons, sometimes even booking a day off work for it, but most of the time I can just about keep up with my weekly shows, occasionally watch a couple of eps of something older, and that's about all I have time for.

    Kill la Kill is sheer genius. Even though it bears resemblance to TTGL and FLCL (a hybrid of sorts), it's also unlike both and offers something pretty original as well that I've never seen before. I particularly like the fact that we have a strong female lead in Ryuko, especially considering this isn't a shojo series.
    I do really enjoy the fast-paced action, nice animation style and ridiculous premise, every episode has been fantastic so far.

    Well, when you consider how long I've been watching anime and the advantage I've had growing up in Japan, you could argue that the amount you've watched is even more remarkable. I have no doubt that you'll eventually catch up. I should also note that I attribute my increase to the many specials I forgot to acknowledge on my list, either because they didn't exist when I checked A-P or I just forgot.

    As for my 'life spent on anime', this increased dramatically after A-P gave us the option to select whether we've seen something more than once. Considering you've only recently started to watch longer anime (in the last two years?), 7 months is pretty impressive.
    I *think* it was in 2010 that I decided to pick up One Piece, though it was certainly 2011 by the time I'd caught up with it. :p: I've picked up a few others since then, but not as many as I'd like.

    On a somewhat related note, I do wonder what Cara has been up to lately. I haven't checked her blog, A-P or Twitter account. I wonder what her "stats" are now. :giggle:
    Cara's on 9 months and a week - I think I'm closing the gap between our time spent on anime, though since she took about a year out, that's only to be expected. :giggle: I'll admit, I've not been checking out her blog posts that regularly either, though I am subscribed and get an email whenever she posts something. Seems she's blogging about Kyousougiga and Samurai Flamenco this season, and watching a lot of others besides those. :yes:
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    I've just started watching Mirai Nikki today and I'm loving it; currently on episode 10!

    Not quite pushing Death Note, Code Geass or FMAB out of my top three, but it's definitely up there.
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    So is the arc after fishman island in one piece finished? I feel like resuming it again.:redface:
    EDIT: Oh there's that filler arc right after, I think I watched.:sad:
    EDIT2: Oh it was just a recap in the next ep.:teeth:

    So there's this island with a volcano on it.. nami explains why its dangerous and they cant go near.. but all she does is make it sound more attractive to luffy.:laugh:

    ...Did something happen to her boobs during the timeskip.:wtf:

    I have to admit im once again not very into this season. Not for any particular reason. But then Ive always only followed a handful of series.

    Oh and I also finished Robotics;Notes.:yep: Which I thought was a very good series. Its all very plausable considering the prevalence of smart phones in current society. And the 3DS comes with some augmented reality cards.. but those you look at once when you get the thing and never use again.:erm:

    (Original post by Aiko)
    Edit: And another thing, not that anybody cares, but I've reached another statistical milestone, according to A-P, 2,000 anime watched! It would appear that I've passed it sometime back, but I didn't notice. I think I should resort to overdosing because of the embarrassment.
    Well done.:yep:

    I recently noticed I passed 8000 eps.:proud:
 
 
 
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