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    (Original post by TheWorldEndsWithMe)
    Has anyone been watching Ace of the Diamond? Just started it and oh my word I do so love it.

    Apparently sports anime is my thing.
    I think a lot of people including myself think :indiff: at sports anime but it's not really much difference to any other anime series really.

    It's a pretty good series and the main character is pretty funny

    If you like it I recommend Major
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    (Original post by Keoje)
    I think a lot of people including myself think :indiff: at sports anime but it's not really much difference to any other anime series really.

    It's a pretty good series and the main character is pretty funny

    If you like it I recommend Major
    I'll keep that recommendation in mind!

    It's really not a genre I ever thought I'd particuarly enjoy, but I'm going through AotD pretty quickly and that's on top of waiting for Free! and Haikyuu!! to bring out the new episodes. I want to see Kuroko's Basketball as well...

    I used to only really go for 'romcom' for lack of any better term that I can think of right now, so I'm glad people started recommending Free and Haikyuu to me since it's a new genre that I've LOVED. The last thing I got told to watch was Attack on Titan and ick that just made me feel ill. >.>
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    (Original post by AngryJellyfish)
    Zankyou no Terror is celebrating a third week at the top of my blog rankings - I'm loving the series so far! It does have a great OST, but more than anything I like the current battle of wits between Sphinx and Shibasaki. It'll be interesting to see where things go from here.

    Kuroshìtsuji: Book of Circus is also high in my rankings, I'd forgotten how much I liked Sebastian (or maybe he's just more amusing in the manga than in the anime-original material). :p:



    :ditto:

    Yeah I can just sense that Zankyou no Terror will bring great things. I am obsessed with the OSTs though they're so beautiful, I am a sucker for really nice OSTs.

    And yeah, I like the new Kuro Book of Circus. The first season was really good I loved it, the second season I still liked too but not as much as the 1st. I'm preferring this third season to the second.:emog:

    (Original post by 99DeadBaboons)
    I felt exactly the same when I tried watching it a couple of years ago. Never finished it.
    Yup I feel you. Couldn't get into it. It was one of those same thing every ep but different characters thing.
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    (Original post by TheWorldEndsWithMe)
    I'll keep that recommendation in mind!
    Missed your post.

    I've seen a couple of episodes of Ace of Diamond and enjoyed them. However, I decided to postpone the series because the male lead was starting to annoy me. That, and the perception the other characters had of him. He wasn't even that bad, admirable even given the respect his old school friends had for him, but there was something that irked me and I just couldn't continue. I will probably pick the series up again at some point.

    As for sport series, I've never had an issue with them myself. In fact, many of them stand among my favourites (Touch and Ashi-ta no Joe to name a few). I'd second Keoje's recommendation of Major and Kuroko's Basketball is also very good. :yes:

    Incidentally, I'm currently watching Baby Steps, an anime about tennis, which is rather good (not something I'd recommend over the above two, though).
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    (Original post by HayleyChuu)
    Yeah I can just sense that Zankyou no Terror will bring great things. I am obsessed with the OSTs though they're so beautiful, I am a sucker for really nice OSTs.
    Yeah, same. It's the only things I consider buying these days. I agree that the soundtrack for Zankyou no Terror is beautiful. Although, the soundtrack I can't wait to get a hold of is Aldnoah Zero. It's by Hiroyuki Sawano, the composer that can do no wrong (responsible most recently for Attack on Titan and Kill la Kill). :yes:
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    I'd probably rank Yowamushi Pedal my favourite sport anime so far, though Cross Game and Giant Killing (needs a sequel!) aren't far behind. :love:

    *my reaction when I noticed A-P had Teekyuu tagged as sport* :teehee:
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    (Original post by AngryJellyfish)
    I'd probably rank Yowamushi Pedal my favourite sport anime so far, though Cross Game and Giant Killing (needs a sequel!) aren't far behind. :love:

    *my reaction when I noticed A-P had Teekyuu tagged as sport* :teehee:
    As I've mentioned before, given that you've rated Cross Game highly, you really need to watch Touch. It's probably Adachi's best because it captures his mastery of story telling, intertwining the essence of sport shounen with one of the best romances I've seen.

    Giant Killing was very good. There's so many sport anime that are worth mentioning, to be fair. Hajime no Ippo is an obvious one, but also Slam Dunk, Prince of Tennis and Initial D come to mind. Ah, more are flooding in, Eyeshield 21, Captain Tsubasa, One Outs... Ok, I'll stop.
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    (Original post by TheWorldEndsWithMe)
    I'll keep that recommendation in mind!

    It's really not a genre I ever thought I'd particuarly enjoy, but I'm going through AotD pretty quickly and that's on top of waiting for Free! and Haikyuu!! to bring out the new episodes. I want to see Kuroko's Basketball as well...

    I used to only really go for 'romcom' for lack of any better term that I can think of right now, so I'm glad people started recommending Free and Haikyuu to me since it's a new genre that I've LOVED. The last thing I got told to watch was Attack on Titan and ick that just made me feel ill. >.>
    Is Free! and Haikyuu!! a brand new series then? I'm so out of the times :ahee:

    Attack on Titans is cool but not everyones thing i guess
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    (Original post by Keoje)
    Is Free! and Haikyuu!! a brand new series then? I'm so out of the times :ahee:

    Attack on Titans is cool but not everyones thing i guess
    I think you'd like Haikyuu!!, but probably not Free!. Then again, you never know. :giggle:
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    (Original post by Aiko)
    Yeah, same. It's the only things I consider buying these days. I agree that the soundtrack for Zankyou no Terror is beautiful. Although, the soundtrack I can't wait to get a hold of is Aldnoah Zero. It's by Hiroyuki Sawano, the composer that can do no wrong (responsible most recently for Attack on Titan and Kill la Kill). :yes:
    As soon as I heard the OST in Aldnoah I instantly knew it was him. He has a really distinct style, just like Yuki Kajiura, who's actually responsible for the OP

    Zankyou no Terror is awesome so far. I love the opening and it's visuals. I think the dude who sang it, did the Hamatora OP as well. I genuinely don't know who to support so far. There's a sort of loyalty towards the protagonists and obviously their actions aren't unprovoked, but you just can't agree with how they're going about with things. But I think that's one of the anime's strengths. You don't know who the bad guy is.
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    (Original post by Tai Ga)
    As soon as I heard the OST in Aldnoah I instantly knew it was him. He has a really distinct style, just like Yuki Kajiura, who's actually responsible for the OP
    Yeah, he definitely does.

    Zankyou no Terror is awesome so far. I love the opening and it's visuals. I think the dude who sang it, did the Hamatora OP as well. I genuinely don't know who to support so far. There's a sort of loyalty towards the protagonists and obviously their actions aren't unprovoked, but you just can't agree with how they're going about with things. But I think that's one of the anime's strengths. You don't know who the bad guy is.
    Yeah, Zankyou no Terror is probably my favourite of the season, all things considered. It's not my most anticipated each week (that goes to SAO 2 and Mahouka), but in terms of everything else, I think Zankyou no Terror stands above the rest.

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    There's a real sense of realism and I'm enjoying the cat and mouse scenario that's unraveling (remininsent of Death Note, but more tangible). And yeah, the protagonists are trademark antiheros. I suppose, given the dreams, we are expecting to receive an explanation later on down the road. Some motive behind their terrorism.
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    (Original post by Aiko)
    I think you'd like Haikyuu!!, but probably not Free!. Then again, you never know. :giggle:
    I thought it was one title ops I feel so out of this anime stuff these days
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    Zankyou no Terror is giving me that Death note vibe, I'm liking it .
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    (Original post by Aiko)
    As I've mentioned before, given that you've rated Cross Game highly, you really need to watch Touch. It's probably Adachi's best because it captures his mastery of story telling, intertwining the essence of sport shounen with one of the best romances I've seen.
    I'll add it to the list for my next downloading spree - I'm finally clearing the backlog of shows I got hold of during my Masters year (2010/11 ), so I'll have room for some new things.

    *adds Basquash! to the list of awesome sport anime, because it's BASKETBALL WITH MECHS*
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    (Original post by AngryJellyfish)
    I'll add it to the list for my next downloading spree - I'm finally clearing the backlog of shows I got hold of during my Masters year (2010/11 ), so I'll have room for some new things.

    *adds Basquash! to the list of awesome sport anime, because it's BASKETBALL WITH MECHS*
    You won't regret it. The characterisation is also brilliant. The development of the male lead being the most notable of this.

    Aha, Basquash! was awesome. Really stylish anime too. I remember mouth watering at the background art.

    (Original post by Keoje)
    I thought it was one title ops I feel so out of this anime stuff these days
    You need to get back into it! :sadnod:
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    (Original post by Aiko)
    Yeah, same. It's the only things I consider buying these days. I agree that the soundtrack for Zankyou no Terror is beautiful. Although, the soundtrack I can't wait to get a hold of is Aldnoah Zero. It's by Hiroyuki Sawano, the composer that can do no wrong (responsible most recently for Attack on Titan and Kill la Kill). :yes:
    Favourite OSTs are from Haibane Renmei, Steins;Gate, Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni, Red Garden and Shiki.
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    Has anyone seen Nana?
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    (Original post by HayleyChuu)
    Favourite OSTs are from Haibane Renmei, Steins;Gate, Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni, Red Garden and Shiki.
    Haibane Renmei's OST is one of only three I've actually bought (and is also one of my favourite series ever). :love:

    The other two are Ichigo Mashimaro (not a great OST, but I liked the series, and it was being sold cheaply at an expo :p:) and .hack//SIGN (Yuki Kajiura~ The music was about the only thing I liked about the series).

    (Original post by Iamyourfather)
    Has anyone seen Nana?
    Yes... fantastic series, but it needs a sequel/conclusion. :sadnod: Unlikely to happen while the manga is on hiatus, though.
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    (Original post by AngryJellyfish)
    Haibane Renmei's OST is one of only three I've actually bought (and is also one of my favourite series ever). :love:

    The other two are Ichigo Mashimaro (not a great OST, but I liked the series, and it was being sold cheaply at an expo :p:) and .hack//SIGN (Yuki Kajiura~ The music was about the only thing I liked about the series).
    I LOVE Haibane Renmei. It was such a beautiful anime there are literally no other words for it. It made me think a lot. More people need to watch it! I think a lot of people are put of cos the animation isn't the most beautiful thing ever.
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    I found it so sad. The OSTs really got me as well. In moments like when Kuu disappeared and they found her halo I was like I can't deal with this. Then Rakka saw the little family of figurines that Kuu put together I was like, damn you OST you got me. You got meeeeeeeee.
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    (Original post by HayleyChuu)
    Favourite OSTs are from Haibane Renmei, Steins;Gate, Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni, Red Garden and Shiki.
    The soundtrack for Haibane Renmei was truly wonderful.

    I was really impressed with the soundtrack for Steins;Gate because I was unfamiliar with the two composers behind it. After checking, they've done very little prior to this, so here's to hoping they'll offer more of the same in the future.

    I can't really remember the soundtrack for Red Garden, if I'm honest. I just remember the characters going into song unexpectedly, but it was rather enchanting.

    I've bought the soundtrack for Shiki as I really like Yasuharu Takanashi's work, especially for Naruto Shippuden but most recently for Log Horizon. :yes:
 
 
 
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