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    (Original post by eugenius 8)
    just been watching some Clannad AMVs, forgot how much i enjoyed that show :puppyeyes: so damn beautiful at times :cry2:

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    probs my fave AMV
    Cheeky AMV its a good one to be fair. I need to get the final dvd for it got full first season and half of AS.
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    I am catching up on Space Bros! Now I am only 5 eps behind instead of 9. xD
    It doesn't capture my heart like it used to but I still love watching it more than any other show airing. I am so very attached to the characters, I don't want this show to ever end.

    And I'm glad Kill la Kill has toned the service WAY down after the big fight (in ep 4 I believe)? Didn't a similar thing happen in TTGL? :P
    I'm not getting as much out of it as I initially expected, but since it's two cour I'm still expecting something good.

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    Actually I wasn't too keen on the whole message of ep 7, i.e. aspiring for a better life = greed. Mako worked very hard and it's selfish of Ryuuko to let everything go to waste and plunge the Mankanshokus back into destitution just because she feels lonely.
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    (Original post by AngryJellyfish)
    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:
    I suppose you just need the initiative to start a discussion. If the intention isn't there, you wouldn't. It's something I've attempted to do before, but often I've found that very few in here watch much, if anything, from the current season, so they're unable to comment on what I'm posting about. :sadnod: I guess I should stick to the most notable of the season, or at least focus on them more. That said, this season doesn't really have an anime like Attack on Titan or Sword Art Online that garners a large audience.

    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.
    Admittedly, I'm lagging behind on Golden Time (episode 2). Euge has told me on Skype that it's getting pretty good too, so I should play catch up. The same can be said of Nagi no Asukara. I suppose the romances are getting a raw deal this season from me.

    How are you finding Outbreak Company? The whole premise of an ordinary 'otaku' main character bringing anime, manga and related merchandise to another world seemed unbelievably lame and put me off after watching the first two episodes. How much of the focus is on this? If it's more of a generic "in another world" anime with romance, I'll be more inclined to stick with it.

    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:
    Kyoukai no Kanata is another one that didn't really hold my interest, mainly because I was disappointed that it just seemed to be another typical KyoAni offering, as opposed to something completely different when I read that it was going to be a fantasy series. I'll probably stick with it, though.

    Putting aside Log Horizon as I've mentioned it before, Strike the Blood is pretty entertaining. It doesn't push the boundaries, but what it's aspiring to achieve, it does well. I can say the same of a similarly themed anime that's airing this season, Tokyo Ravens. It would appear that this is overlooked more than Strike the Blood, even though it's arguably better, in my opinion.

    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.
    Yeah, normally I stick with my weeklies, but I always try to marathon something, even if it's an older anime that I've put aside for a long time.

    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:
    Yeah, she didn't have a stable internet connection in Australia, it would seem. Sad to see that she's inactive on here and has flocked to new online territories.

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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.
    Yeah, the island with the volcano is the beginning of the Punk Hazard arc that's about to finish. As always, it's pretty good.

    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:
    Another anime I started watching and then postponed (around the part where the main character meets some holographic image of someone in the dark?). I should get back to it.

    Well done.:yep:

    I recently noticed I passed 8000 eps.:proud:
    Congrats.
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    (Original post by Aiko)
    Admittedly, I'm lagging behind on Golden Time (episode 2). Euge has told me on Skype that it's getting pretty good too, so I should play catch up. The same can be said of Nagi no Asukara. I suppose the romances are getting a raw deal this season from me.
    Golden Time is a really weird series. If it stuck to comedy, it'd probably be one of my favourites of the season, as few other ongoing series have gotten as many laughs out of me. Not so keen on the romance and drama, though - can't say I'm overly fond of Kaga Koko, and there's another plot twist surrounding Banri that I don't really know what to make of... I think the pacing is probably my main issue, it's just trying to cram too many things into each episode.

    Nagi no Asukara is really growing on me now, it's definitely the better of the two for romance and drama. Wouldn't say it's anything special, but it makes for easy viewing. And the animation quality is spectacular.

    How are you finding Outbreak Company? The whole premise of an ordinary 'otaku' main character bringing anime, manga and related merchandise to another world seemed unbelievably lame and put me off after watching the first two episodes. How much of the focus is on this? If it's more of a generic "in another world" anime with romance, I'll be more inclined to stick with it.
    The focus of Outbreak Company is very much still on introducing moe to the masses of the generic fantasy world. I'm finding it quite unique, and some episodes have been hilarious. I like spotting the references to other anime and manga, too. Might not be the series for you if you're still averse to anything focusing on otaku culture, though. :p:

    Kyoukai no Kanata is another one that didn't really hold my interest, mainly because I was disappointed that it just seemed to be another typical KyoAni offering, as opposed to something completely different when I read that it was going to be a fantasy series. I'll probably stick with it, though.
    That was my main issue. Mirai seemed to be the definition of generic, KyoAni-brand moe blob, and I actually found the first episode cringeworthy. Not sure any amount of decent plot or action scenes could convince me to give it another shot. :no:

    Putting aside Log Horizon as I've mentioned it before, Strike the Blood is pretty entertaining. It doesn't push the boundaries, but what it's aspiring to achieve, it does well. I can say the same of a similarly themed anime that's airing this season, Tokyo Ravens. It would appear that this is overlooked more than Strike the Blood, even though it's arguably better, in my opinion.
    The only thing that stuck in my mind after the first episode of Strike the Blood was that one pantyshot that seemed to go on forever, later reappearing in a flashback scene. I don't know when that level of fanservice started bothering me, but it does now. Yet strangely, Sekai de Ichiban Tsuyoku Naritai! is fine... I don't understand my own standards. :p:
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    This new enemy in Hajime no Ippo has some issues. If he wasnt a boxer he might be some kind of psycho murderer.

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    After he became champion there havnt really been many that many notable opponents.


    Good to see him training again.:yep:
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    (Original post by vin)
    This new enemy in Hajime no Ippo has some issues. If he wasnt a boxer he might be some kind of psycho murderer.

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    After he became champion there havnt really been many that many notable opponents.


    Good to see him training again.:yep:
    also good to see

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    Vorg back, that was a nice surprise :eek: didnt think he'd be back after how he left last time :sad:


    ive been rewatching the first series from the start a couple of days ago, its pretty rewatchable :coma:
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    (Original post by Aiko)
    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.
    Air is still my fave prob cos it was the first one i watched out of the 3 and first time getting them feels :cry2: for me its Air > Clannad > Kanon :yep:

    downloaded the first season of Little Busters the other day but still hesitating about getting back to it and if its really worth watching to get to the better 2nd season :p:

    also

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    So breast milk makes people powerful eh? :holmes:

    (Original post by eugenius 8)
    Air is still my fave prob cos it was the first one i watched out of the 3 and first time getting them feels :cry2: for me its Air > Clannad > Kanon :yep:

    downloaded the first season of Little Busters the other day but still hesitating about getting back to it and if its really worth watching to get to the better 2nd season :p:

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    If you can hold off until the end of the season i'll let you know if watching the second season has been worth it
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    Started my second Secret Santa series, Zero no Tsukaima F. It's been so long since I watched the third series that I've forgotten a lot of the backstory, but so far it's been easy enough to follow... though the series isn't exactly known for its complex plotlines. :p:
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    gota be my fave tune of the season :dance: gona put it as my ringtone :mmm:

    (Original post by nixonsjellybeans)
    So breast milk makes people powerful eh? :holmes:

    If you can hold off until the end of the season i'll let you know if watching the second season has been worth it
    ok, cheers

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    I need a anime suggestions :holmes: looking for a new series to watch
    Back in the day it was all Shaman King, Naruto and Bleach. These days it's more like Hellsing, Deadman Wonderland, Cowboy Bebop etc :holmes:

    Give me your suggestions, I was thinking maybe FMA or Trigun or something :sly:
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    Hai guise, I recently watched the film Howl's moving castle thanks to a lovely TSR person I had round at mine and I thought it was pretty good despite not really liking a lot of anime stuff.

    Just wanted to know if you guys knew any other films that are similar to it in regards to art style and just the general feel of it.

    Thanks <3
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    Hadn't watched all that much anime for ages so I've been watching a few shows from the current season as well as a few old ones I've missed. From this season I've been watching Kill la Kill (which is what made me come back to anime & has definitely lived up to my expectations) as well as watching Outbreak Company which I really enjoy. Then from previous seasons I've been watching Tsuritama (which is awesome; only got one episode left though), Psycho-Pass (which is okay) & Daily Lives of High School Boys (which is quite amusing).
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    (Original post by Willum Infanta)
    Hai guise, I recently watched the film Howl's moving castle thanks to a lovely TSR person I had round at mine and I thought it was pretty good despite not really liking a lot of anime stuff.

    Just wanted to know if you guys knew any other films that are similar to it in regards to art style and just the general feel of it.

    Thanks <3
    Any Studio Ghibli film (same makers of Howl's). Check out Laputa: Castle in the sky & Spirited Away amongst other things
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    (Original post by nixonsjellybeans)
    Any Studio Ghibli film (same makers of Howl's). Check out Laputa: Castle in the sky & Spirited Away amongst other things
    Thank yaaa, just checked and it says Studio Ghibli haven't made many films which is pretty crap, althogh I'll check out the others, I have heard of Spirited Away unsurprisingly :ahee:
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    (Original post by Willum Infanta)
    Thank yaaa, just checked and it says Studio Ghibli haven't made many films which is pretty crap, althogh I'll check out the others, I have heard of Spirited Away unsurprisingly :ahee:
    They've made quite a few and are known as the big film makers of anime. This is the full list... theres plenty to watch

    http://www.anime-planet.com/anime/studios/studio-ghibli
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    Just watched several episodes of Btoom! It's good but... kind of weird, it involves a lot of sexual assault as far as I can tell, makes me think it's a sub theme or something :p:
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    (Original post by Artymess)
    I need a anime suggestions :holmes: looking for a new series to watch
    Back in the day it was all Shaman King, Naruto and Bleach. These days it's more like Hellsing, Deadman Wonderland, Cowboy Bebop etc :holmes:

    Give me your suggestions, I was thinking maybe FMA or Trigun or something :sly:
    FMAB > FMA.
    I found Trigun kinda boring, probably because of what it is based on and I hate westerns...

    If you want a good comedy, I would suggestion Binbougami Ga - English Translation = Good Luck Girl!

    There is this girl who absorbs all the "good fortune" around her from everyone, albeit unintentionally. So, a Misfortune God comes along to try and reclaim it because while she isn't doing it on purpose, she is making the lives of everyone around her miserable because she keeps absorbing their good fortune.

    Of course, she does everything in her power to prevent it with hilarious results! XD

    So many other anime references including DBZ, Death Note, One Piece etc... XD

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    (Original post by Artymess)
    I need a anime suggestions :holmes: looking for a new series to watch
    Back in the day it was all Shaman King, Naruto and Bleach. These days it's more like Hellsing, Deadman Wonderland, Cowboy Bebop etc :holmes:

    Give me your suggestions, I was thinking maybe FMA or Trigun or something :sly:
    FMA (Brotherhood) and Trigun are both very good series indeed, but if you still want a few other ideas, I'd suggest:

    Outlaw Star - Underrated classic.

    Attack on Titan - Probably the most talked about series to air for years.

    Mirai Nikki - My personal fave out of all the recent 'survival game' shows.

    Samurai Champloo - Ridiculously stylish.

    Baccano! - Manages to fit a lot of fun characters and plot twists into 13 eps.

    Hope that something there takes your interest.
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    My favourite scene though is any scene with Momou (can't spell it...)
    Basically, he is a deity which, when he experiences extreme pleasure (he likes it rough, so, whenever he gets the crap beaten out of him by a female) he will instantly turn into his canine form (or vice versa if in canine form and will turn into his human form).

    Death Note parody:

 
 
 
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