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    Quote Originally Posted by Tennisace View Post
    Lmao I have a fan because he thinks my avatar is cute.

    Come at me.

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    So I saw this chick being voted best girl in a recent poll. Is the anime any good?
    Quote Originally Posted by Tennisace View Post
    I guess I'm curious as to why she's winning these contests.
    Raildex is a very popular series. Overall Index is much better, but anime wise I'd put Railgun higher. Railgun has Misaka Mikoto as a main character, while she's a side character in Index. I definitely recommend checking it out, and a lot of people (you can ignore the shit taste people calling it bad in here) love it. Railgun S2 was phenomenal the first 15 episodes, and even the rest was pretty good.

    Pretty much everyone wants an Index S3 that knows what they're talking about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sj View Post
    Chihayafuru manga spoilers - I felt like I was reading it at break-neck speed because everything was just kinda falling into place so perfectly and Chihaya was becoming this higher being or something, then Porky looks up at her and it shows she's wearing Taichi's headband... my heart dropped and I just couldn't read past that panel for several minutes.
    I was honestly hating that arc because everything was falling apart but suddenly it become one of the best arcs if not the best in terms of character development.

    Then of course later on the author ass-pulls it and points out that it was on accident and the Empress offers her to switch to the right one. I thought she had switched to her headband for the match against Arata but then it shows later on that she had consciously chose to wear his headband for that match. When she took it off and threw it around Taichi's neck at the end, I cried like a little girl.

    Yeah this part was intense as fuck too. I wonder how far the Manga will go, they're already third years so this was their last year at the Karuta club anyway. I think the author will end it after the next Meijin/Queen title matches, with an epilogue showing Chihaya becoming a Karuta teacher. The other option would be following them even after high-school, which is also possible but I find less likely.

    I really hated the whole "two of the three MCs left the Karuta club" arc but it's lead to some really interesting bits of story, surprisingly enough a good bit of it revolving around the meijin.
    My thoughts exactly. The Meijin turned out to be a much more interesting character than the Karuta association wanted us to believe he was. And I honestly think he's stronger than Shinobu and only lets she win against him because it's funny or something like this, that guy is literally a monster. A monster loved by everyone "close" to him minus the Karuta association for some reason. The guy was clearly only repeating his last University year because he wanted to become an eternal Meijin first.

    I'm glad Shinobu is getting fleshed out more because she's such a quirky character. I'm really hoping she hands Arata's ass to him; he's the only character I actively dislike. He's just always been "that guy with no personality that's never really had to work for his success in karuta that likes Chihaya." He's the closest thing to a Mary-Sue this manga has and I hate it.
    All that "image" bullshit doesn't make sense. Yeah he pictured himself playing like his grandfather for his entire life and now suddenly he can because he's gotten tall enough... Like... What the fuck? I wouldn't say that he didn't practice or anything but Taichi and Chihaya, both shit in the beginning, showed way greater progress than Arata. Chihaya already proved that she can beat him when she's playing 100% (or 120% for that matter, that game wasn't normal.), and I'm pretty sure Taichi would give him trouble too after his special training with the king himself. Taichi is becoming very scary for a while.

    I get he's got the pedigree and played with a meijin on a regular basis growing up, so he should be good. He just feels like a tacked-on speed bump for Taichi's path to the meijin title and to Chihaya's heart.
    Arata can have Shinobu, I'm shipping Chihaya with Taichi as well. Guy spent his entire life trying, he always put her before him and I honestly want him to win. Taichi was shit when he was a kid but he's decent now.

    Taichi is getting kinda scary. His character-building has been fantastic since he left the club. I'm really interested to see what he's learning from the meijin. I'm also really looking forward to seeing that TV special that he filmed with Suou and Shinobu come into play later, when Chihaya watches it. You know she's going to record it and study it and become even more of a karuta monster than she's already turning out to be.
    FFS, I should probably read your entire post before getting hyped to reply. We're basically posting the same thing =p

    Chihaya will surely go crazy watching it. She'll think "Taichi is ahead of me again!!!"

    Best thing about this manga is how new characters get introduced all the time and author is able to characterize them and get you invested in them to some degree almost right away. I wanna rewatch the show now.
    One of my favourite characters is Sakurazawa-sensei, and she's far from being a main character.

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    Railgun is shit due to Kuroko tho :<

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artorius View Post
    I was honestly hating that arc because everything was falling apart but suddenly it become one of the best arcs if not the best in terms of character development.
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    Yeah this part was intense as fuck too. I wonder how far the Manga will go, they're already third years so this was their last year at the Karuta club anyway. I think the author will end it after the next Meijin/Queen title matches, with an epilogue showing Chihaya becoming a Karuta teacher. The other option would be following them even after high-school, which is also possible but I find less likely.

    My thoughts exactly. The Meijin turned out to be a much more interesting character than the Karuta association wanted us to believe he was. And I honestly think he's stronger than Shinobu and only lets she win against him because it's funny or something like this, that guy is literally a monster. A monster loved by everyone "close" to him minus the Karuta association for some reason. The guy was clearly only repeating his last University year because he wanted to become an eternal Meijin first.

    All that "image" bullshit doesn't make sense. Yeah he pictured himself playing like his grandfather for his entire life and now suddenly he can because he's gotten tall enough... Like... What the fuck? I wouldn't say that he didn't practice or anything but Taichi and Chihaya, both shit in the beginning, showed way greater progress than Arata. Chihaya already proved that she can beat him when she's playing 100% (or 120% for that matter, that game wasn't normal.), and I'm pretty sure Taichi would give him trouble too after his special training with the king himself. Taichi is becoming very scary for a while.

    Arata can have Shinobu, I'm shipping Chihaya with Taichi as well. Guy spent his entire life trying, he always put her before him and I honestly want him to win. Taichi was shit when he was a kid but he's decent now.

    FFS, I should probably read your entire post before getting hyped to reply. We're basically posting the same thing =p

    Chihaya will surely go crazy watching it. She'll think "Taichi is ahead of me again!!!"


    One of my favourite characters is Sakurazawa-sensei, and she's far from being a main character.
    Well, it's not like their karuta careers will end just because they graduate. I could see the manga continuing with them trying to balance their college careers with karuta training and matches.

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    I now know why Yahari vol 12 will never come out. Watari spends too much time on fucking twitter shilling Qualidea Code.

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    Someone please recommend an anime movie for me to watch tonight. It can be anything really from comedy to action, just preferably not "Slice of Life - the movie". So I'd prefer it actually had a proper story to tell. Please note that my MAL doesn't include Ghibli movies I've watched in case you're going to recommend those. I haven't watched all them but I've seen quite a few.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Epuration View Post
    same reason Rin does, reddit sucks on the dick of tsunderes so hard they became women.
    The difference, though, is Rin deserves to win everything she does.

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    http://i.imgur.com/JFtaPrr.jpg
    I find it fitting that this is one of the first posts I see on this day of my birth.

    Henceforth! Let the Rin posting commence!

    Quote Originally Posted by Pvt Hudson View Post
    TBH, I got those more for likening anime in general than exhibiting shit taste.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chelly View Post
    Doing the Tsun's work here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Asetotti View Post
    Someone please recommend an anime movie for me to watch tonight. It can be anything really from comedy to action, just preferably not "Slice of Life - the movie". So I'd prefer it actually had a proper story to tell. Please note that my MAL doesn't include Ghibli movies I've watched in case you're going to recommend those. I haven't watched all them but I've seen quite a few.
    Boy and the beast

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    Quote Originally Posted by bals View Post
    Boy and the beast
    Seconded .

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    >read the last few pages

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    Random manga recommendation of the day:

    Golden Kamui

    About a soldier who survived the battle for hill 203 in the Russo-Japanese war, who earned the name of Invincible Sugimoto. Abandoning his soldier life and instead panning for gold, he gets involved in some occult business, with a potential lead on the key to a secret treasure horde. It's a seinen, that's in parts slice-of-life, adventure, action, cooking and more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shinzai View Post
    Random manga recommendation of the day:

    Golden Kamui

    About a soldier who survived the battle for hill 203 in the Russo-Japanese war, who earned the name of Invincible Sugimoto. Abandoning his soldier life and instead panning for gold, he gets involved in some occult business, with a potential lead on the key to a secret treasure horde. It's a seinen, that's in parts slice-of-life, adventure, action, cooking and more.
    Think I started this a couple years ago, when I think it first started coming out(?). Was pretty good for the small amount I read (just a couple months, iirc). I need to stop starting stuff and then forgetting about them.

    Still being published, I assume?

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    Nintendo's shares have doubled since Pokemon GO went live... that's pretty crazy for a single mobile game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnifiedDivide View Post
    Nintendo's shares have doubled since Pokemon GO went live... that's pretty crazy for a single mobile game.
    And now the big ups will make them focus more on shitty mobile games instead of console games

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    Quote Originally Posted by goriq View Post
    >read the last few pages
    Change that to "most pages since I've joined", and it's me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chelly View Post
    And now the big ups will make them focus more on shitty mobile games instead of console games
    That would be too logical for Nintendo to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jester Joe View Post
    That would be too logical for Nintendo to do.
    As a business major it makes me happy.

    As a gamer I don't care cause I don't play most Nintendo games anyways.

    So it's win/win for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zatheyll View Post
    As a business major it makes me happy.

    As a gamer I don't care cause I don't play most Nintendo games anyways.

    So it's win/win for me.
    Well, Nintendo did already plan to have more games released on phones.

    But it will probably be the same as Pokemon Go, just their characters/IP, not made by them even. So I would imagine if anything it would continue down the line of "More apps, but made by other companies while Nintendo still makes their games"

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    what's the Bocelli of anime

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    Qualidea Code 3 - Show increases in "meh" and "okay this is interesting" at a pretty steady rate each episode. Not bad enough to drop yet, but not good enough to look forward to. Not enough Chiba girl this episode. They should really stop waiting until after the ED to make things interesting.

    OST is still pretty great though.

  18. #53478
    Quote Originally Posted by Chelly View Post
    what's the Bocelli of anime
    Digimon. Original series.

  19. #53479
    Quote Originally Posted by UnifiedDivide View Post
    Digimon. Original series.
    Until you watch Bananya and understand true art.

  20. #53480
    Quote Originally Posted by Jester Joe View Post
    Until you watch Bananya and understand true art.
    Unless he can Digivolve, Bananya is nothing!

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