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    Since my last post I've started rewatching Mawaru Penguindrum (partly because the box of anime on my floor contained that, Baka & Test S2, and Nisemonogatari which I've started, and nowadays I like to finish things in the batch I got them, so I don't leave things for years...again :mmm: )

    Again this was a show I watched when I only paid half attention to anime, and found 24/6 episode series as they were airing a major chore. I can remember a dark turn at the end vaguely from the first time, but after the first ten episodes I'm glad I gave it another chance (it was cheap on Amazon :nyoron:
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    read this the other day and god im so excited
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    (Original post by PurpleSquid)
    read this the other day and god im so excited
    omg that looks awesome :woo: I don't know if I want it to be live action or anime. I'm dreading the live action adaptation of Shingeki :afraid:

    Btw is anyone watching Kamigami No Asobi? The plot line looks dreadful, and seems like it'll just be another bishie anime with a cliche shoujo lead. The again, it might be my guilty pleasure like Diabolik Lovers
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    (Original post by Tai Ga)
    omg that looks awesome :woo: I don't know if I want it to be live action or anime. I'm dreading the live action adaptation of Shingeki :afraid:

    Btw is anyone watching Kamigami No Asobi? The plot line looks dreadful, and seems like it'll just be another bishie anime with a cliche shoujo lead. The again, it might be my guilty pleasure like Diabolik Lovers
    Kamigami is awesome. However was mighty disappointed by the lack of stripper-ific transformation sequences in the second episode. Every season needs a camp as all hell otome game adaptation.....with lots of singing and multi-coloured hair. Roll on Uta-Pri 3000%
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    (Original post by caraniel)
    Kamigami is awesome. However was mighty disappointed by the lack of stripper-ific transformation sequences in the second episode. Every season needs a camp as all hell otome game adaptation.....with lots of singing and multi-coloured hair. Roll on Uta-Pri 3000%
    Well I just so happen to have a tab with the first episode fully loaded That's a real shame :sadnod: After watching Free I've now unconsciously set the bar high for transformations (Although free was just them ripping their shirts of in an exaggerated fashion :awesome:)

    We do have Kin'iro no Chord: Blue Sky though But like its prequel I don't see much romance happening. Plus it isn't as camp as most of these otome adaptations.

    Lord, haven't they made enough? :zomg: We'll be reaching Uta-Pri 10 000% in no time.
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    Enjoyed the first couple of eps of No Game No Life, really into those kind of games :beard: Reminds me I need to get back to finishing that 2nd season of Kaiji :redface: Oh yeah some of that 2nd ep was flipping hilarious :rofl2: Shiiirrooo :rofl:

    (Original post by Aiko)
    I still haven't had the chance to watch much yet, but are you referring to WIXOSS? The main character in that doesn't initially have any friends, but it was more of a decision on her part not to. Was not bad, so I'll be keeping that on. :yes:
    Nah it was Isshuukan Friends.

    It's pretty amusing. Unfortunately, it just kind of ends. That said, quite a few from the last season ended abruptly. For instance, I didn't even realise Buddy Complex had ended until the following week when I realised an episode wasn't coming out.
    They just can be asked to end shows properly anymore :dontknow:

    Haha, me too. I'm glad she revealed her true colours at the end. :giggle:
    :yep: Chitoge slowly showing her feelings in the next ep well she probably doesn't even realise it herself
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    My updates here are becoming increasingly sporadic... can't let this become a habit. like the rest of you :p:

    I set myself a goal of watching 15 anime episodes a day over the Easter bank holiday weekend, for a total of 60 episodes - just finished achieving it. :proud: Mostly Uninhabited Planet Survive (an anime that just keeps getting better and better) and Hyouka (certainly 'different', though not the most exciting of shows), with the odd Spring season episode thrown in. Also made a small dent on some of my 'eternally stalled' series, such as Candy Candy and Zettai Karen Children, though I can't see myself finishing anything on there in the near future.

    My thoughts on the new season are summarised weekly on my blog as ever, but in short, my favourites at this early stage would be Sidonia no Kishi, Hitsugi no Chaika and JoJo's Bizarre Adventure... though Gokukoku no Brynhildr looks like it could soon be a challenger after that 3rd episode! :zomg: Akuma no Riddle and Date A Live II aren't living up to my expectations so far, but I've seen worse. Lastly, I really can't see the appeal of No Game No Life, personally - I felt compelled to drop it after the second episode left me raging - but its high position on A-P suggests I'm in the minority there. :dontknow:

    I've kept to my one volume of manga a day goal, as well... which apparently means I've read 111 volumes this year. :king1::king1::king1: Recently picked up Dragon Ball (do I really need to provide a link for that series? :p:), Necromancer and Oedo wa Nemuranai, as well as a number of one shots... not all of which were BL...
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    Damn 15 eps a day, think I've only done that 2/3 times ever I struggle to watch 15 eps a month these days, I need to up my game now that I've finished all my assignments :dumbells:

    Just seen the first ep of Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou, thought it was going to be one of those slow romances at the start but it ended up being pretty hilarious :laugh:

    Also saw the first couple of eps of Strike the Blood, pretty interesting and the characters are likeable :yep: It's a nice change with the action as I haven't see one in ages :hmmmm:
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    (Original post by eugenius 8)
    Damn 15 eps a day, think I've only done that 2/3 times ever I struggle to watch 15 eps a month these days, I need to up my game now that I've finished all my assignments :dumbells:
    I could have managed more, but I wanted to fit in some gaming (Pokemon Y and HOMM2) and Youtube videos for variation. :p: And sleep, occasionally. :yawn:

    My anime viewing on a normal weekday varies from one episode (the minimum required for me to keep sane... if that's the right word for my usual mental state) to about five. 10 - 15 is usual for weekends. :yes:
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    (Original post by AngryJellyfish)
    I could have managed more, but I wanted to fit in some gaming (Pokemon X and HOMM2) and Youtube videos for variation. :p: And sleep, occasionally. :yawn:

    My anime viewing on a normal weekday varies from one episode (the minimum required for me to keep sane... if that's the right word for my usual mental state) to about five. 10 - 15 is usual for weekends. :yes:
    Nice, it used to be at least an ep a day for me but it's been an ep every other day for the last year or so. I could marathon through 9/10 eps back in the day if I'm really into the series but not anymore :no: I guess I've just lost a bit of interest in anime these days :sad: And other hobbies getting in the way as well
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    Think I can manage 15eps a day handily enough on a day off - usually unintentionally. This weekend I polished off Girls und Panzer, which was surprisingly decent and I'm halfway through Hyobu Kyosuke The Unlimited at the moment which is pretty entertaining.

    Nothing this season has really grabbed me apart from Mushishi & Jojo's, and I don't want to blog either of those - so it is disappointing on the having something to write about front again. I'm quite interested in Knights of Sidonia, Ping Pong and Haikyuu though, but that is quite a small selection from such a heavy season.
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    (Original post by caraniel)
    Think I can manage 15eps a day handily enough on a day off - usually unintentionally. This weekend I polished off Girls und Panzer, which was surprisingly decent and I'm halfway through Hyobu Kyosuke The Unlimited at the moment which is pretty entertaining.

    Nothing this season has really grabbed me apart from Mushishi & Jojo's, and I don't want to blog either of those - so it is disappointing on the having something to write about front again. I'm quite interested in Knights of Sidonia, Ping Pong and Haikyuu though, but that is quite a small selection from such a heavy season.
    I've heard good things about Hyobu Kyosuke The Unlimited... maybe one day I'll be able to drag my way through the second half of Zettai Karen Children so that I can move on to this spin-off, as Kyosuke himself is about the only decent character in it.
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    (Original post by AngryJellyfish)
    I've heard good things about Hyobu Kyosuke The Unlimited... maybe one day I'll be able to drag my way through the second half of Zettai Karen Children so that I can move on to this spin-off, as Kyosuke himself is about the only decent character in it.
    Read you don't actually need the original series to enjoy the spin-off - proving pretty accurate. Never wanted to bother with Zettai Karen Children because it looked a bit meh, The Unlimited is proving to be a solid watch though.
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    Similarly to AJ, my posts on here have become increasingly sporadic. Need to make amends. Just a quick update because I need to head off to work very soon.

    As mentioned in a previous post, I've been a bit busier lately because I'm in the process of moving places, so I've been slower on the uptake this season. However, I have gotten around to a fair few.

    Definitely keeping on Baby Steps, Blade and Soul, Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou, Brynhildr in the Darkness, Date a Live 2, Isshuukan Friends, Seikoku no Dragonar, Captain Earth and Mahouka.

    There's a few others that I've seen that I'm not sure about such as Majin Bone and there's many many more that I have yet to see, including the Jojo sequel, which I'm already convinced I'll be keeping on.

    (Original post by eugenius 8)
    Enjoyed the first couple of eps of No Game No Life, really into those kind of games :beard: Reminds me I need to get back to finishing that 2nd season of Kaiji :redface: Oh yeah some of that 2nd ep was flipping hilarious :rofl2: Shiiirrooo :rofl:
    Need to watch this, hopefully tonight.

    Nah it was Isshuukan Friends.
    Now that I've seen this, it makes perfect sense. Cute little series. I have to say, it's something of a trend this season to have loner female leads.

    They just can be asked to end shows properly anymore :dontknow:
    Yeah, it's something of a pet hate when it comes to anime. Understandable, I suppose, given that they want to leave things open to a possible sequel and the fact that they're adapting it from a manga or light novel that's usually ongoing, in most cases.

    :yep: Chitoge slowly showing her feelings in the next ep well she probably doesn't even realise it herself
    I wasn't sure whether I'd like her at first, but her openness is refreshing, given how subdued the other girls are about their feelings.

    (Original post by eugenius 8)
    Damn 15 eps a day, think I've only done that 2/3 times ever I struggle to watch 15 eps a month these days, I need to up my game now that I've finished all my assignments :dumbells:
    The most I've ever achieved was almost re-watching Yu Yu Hakusho in its entirely in one day. Typically, on the weekend, I can get through 15 episodes, give or take. :yes:

    Just seen the first ep of Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou, thought it was going to be one of those slow romances at the start but it ended up being pretty hilarious :laugh:
    Yeah, the first episode was rather slow, but once they've introduced the characters, it gets a lot funnier (by episode 3). This is other anime this season where the female lead is a loner with no friends.

    Also saw the first couple of eps of Strike the Blood, pretty interesting and the characters are likeable :yep: It's a nice change with the action as I haven't see one in ages :hmmmm:
    The characters made this series, really. It was fun to watch.

    (Original post by AngryJellyfish)
    I've heard good things about Hyobu Kyosuke The Unlimited... maybe one day I'll be able to drag my way through the second half of Zettai Karen Children so that I can move on to this spin-off, as Kyosuke himself is about the only decent character in it.
    (Original post by caraniel)
    Read you don't actually need the original series to enjoy the spin-off - proving pretty accurate. Never wanted to bother with Zettai Karen Children because it looked a bit meh, The Unlimited is proving to be a solid watch though.
    I actually enjoyed watching Zettai Karen Children when it aired. Although Unlimited focuses on Hyobu (who Cara must love) and his group Pandra, Babel also feature later on with the old characters such as Minamoto and the girls. As such, it'll probably help if you've seen Zettai Karen Children, but as you say, it's not required.
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    (Original post by caraniel)
    Think I can manage 15eps a day handily enough on a day off - usually unintentionally. This weekend I polished off Girls und Panzer, which was surprisingly decent and I'm halfway through Hyobu Kyosuke The Unlimited at the moment which is pretty entertaining.
    Indeed, rather entertaining show that looked like tosh initially (GuP). Almost bought it today in HMV with a gift card actually :ninja:
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    Bought The Girl Who Leapt Through Time on DVD today for £4 It seems to be rated quite highly and I had my eye on it for a while.
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    (Original post by nixonsjellybeans)
    Bought The Girl Who Leapt Through Time on DVD today for £4 It seems to be rated quite highly and I had my eye on it for a while.
    Great film, in my opinion, especially at such a low price! Made my Top 50. :yes:
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    Finished off Uninhabited Planet Survive and Hyouka - my thoughts on both series haven't changed much from my post two days ago, and I was satisfied with their final episodes. I'll be replacing them on my watching list with Kaleido Star and Space Symphony Maetel.

    Also finished the Oedo wa Nemuranai manga... bit of a rushed mess, but a fun one. :p: Replacing that will be Half and Half (by Nanami Mao, not the Seo Kouji manga of the same name). :yes:

    Irritatingly, it seems emanga.com is still having issues with members logging in. I've been unable to buy anything on there in weeks. Payday tomorrow, too. Might invest in a new external hard drive, though. :beard:
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    Going to start reading/watching nodame cantabile. Wish me luck
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    (Original post by keromedic)
    Going to start reading/watching nodame cantabile. Wish me luck
    Both reading the manga and watching the anime, or have you just not decided which to go for yet? Hope you like it, if it's the former! :p:

    It's not often I'll pick up a series in more than one medium at the same time (mostly because I like variation, I guess) - I'm currently both reading and watching Knights of Sidonia, but I picked up the manga before the anime was even announced. :yes: *3rd episode got subbed today, and the 8th volume arrived in the post this morning too*
 
 
 
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