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    Quote Originally Posted by Val the Moofia Boss View Post
    the critically acclaimed Chimera Ant arc
    It isn't critically acclaimed. I'm not sure where you've got this from. It has some great moments such as a particular fight or two but, overall, the arc is trash. And is seen as such by 99% of people.

    Reading the rest of your post, it seems you already know about/have already seen the specific good bits. So you already know the only bits anyone cares about in the arc. Would be easier to just watch those bits and then ignore the rest. Better use of your time at least.

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    I guess yogi-oh is getting more realistic now. Probaly via a phone tehnology.

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    New overlord EP:
    http://shrani.si/f/29/yP/1eguVoP6/ov...pisode-8-o.png

    They did it, they animated the part that would people cenzor.

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    "Would you please let me join your p-p-party?

  6. #71286
    Quote Originally Posted by Skizzit View Post
    Huh. I always thought the York Shin city arc was considered the best arc of HxH. I actually think the Chimera Ant arc is my least favorite arc of the series. Every other arc is either more interesting (Tower of Heaven, York Shin, Election) or more fun (Hunter Exam, Greed Island). I do like the way the Chimera Ant arc handles the idea of earned power vs. unearned power, but overall I think it is a little long and bloated and the Chimera Ants just are not all that interesting as adversaries.
    The Chimera ant arc is what made me drop HxH like a hot potato.

    It was absolute trash, especially if you read it at the time when it was coming out, a lot of clear quality drops, half drawn chapters, and just nonsensical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jester Joe View Post
    The Chimera ant arc is what made me drop HxH like a hot potato.

    It was absolute trash, especially if you read it at the time when it was coming out, a lot of clear quality drops, half drawn chapters, and just nonsensical.
    Indeed. It really doesn't help that the pacing here is atrocious. Previously, it felt as if the story progressed at least every other episode. You couldn't go one episode during the Hunter Exam arc without the character's building their character, deepening their relationships, making definitive progress towards their next goal, and discovering the next part of the plot. As of episode 121, we apparently just spent the last eleven episodes on an incredibly drawn out battle, only for all of that time to mean nothing as the villains escape and the King was already separated from his guard long ago. Eleven episodes where nothing has been achieved and the plot hasn't progressed past the start of the battle. What makes it even more frustrating is that episodes 110 through 121 could've been compressed into two episodes, three at the most. I have yet to have seen an actually bad episode of HxH, and I think I never will, but oh man do these latest episodes feel disappointingly hollow.

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    Hitoribocchi no Marumaru Seikatsu has a confirmed air date. Can't wait.

    I finally watched A Silent Voice yesterday. Initial rating is 8.5. So, this movie deals a lot with serious issues. Mainly bullying and suicide. To be honest, I expected the bullying parts to affect me more. I guess I'm old enough now that I just don't understand it. All I could think is "why are these dumbasses acting like dumbasses?" The suicide stuff got me way harder. Something a lot of people have had to deal with in some way unfortunately, including myself. Something that kind of transcends age or generation. So I feel for a wide audience, that part would be more easily relateable. But if you're not affected by that, you may not enjoy this movie as well as others. The characters are all very well written. I found myself relating to Shouya way too much. In terms of his antisocial behavior and his self-loathing. NOT the bullying part. Really, there is something in pretty much every character that I could relate to. Except one. And I won't say who it is, but I will say that despite this show dealing with suicide, one character probably needed to be offed at some point. The dub itself is amazingly voiced. A couple people I'm familiar with, but largely a cast I'm not. Obviously not familiar with Lexi Marman Cowden, who voiced Shouko. She did an amazing job. As did everyone.

    So what was wrong with this movie then? The plot moves incredibly fast. Scenes move by quicker than they should, and some things are just left unexplained or understated. I felt like this might have been flawless if it were a single cour show. But as a standalone movie, there was way too much trying to be told to fit it all in. Some characters seemed like afterthoughts, notably Miyoko. But this didn't feel like it detracted from the enjoyment of the story as much as others have, like Charlotte. But it could have been told at a much better pace. Also the story felt a bit incomplete. An issue dealing with Shouko didn't really have a resolution. The immediate ending actually felt a bit odd. Despite all that, highly enjoyed it. Beautiful animation from prime KyoAni, a great story, and memorable characters.

    I'm also 14 episodes into Kimi ni Todoke (out of...37), which so far, I'll say is my favorite romance show not named Toradora.
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    overlord s3 ep 8 are we the baddies? rip arche, cute anime grills deserve headpats not merciful deaths. the little sisters at the end was a bit sad. I was hoping papa bones would tell them he was momon to really fuck with them.

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    Well to bad manga is not translated yet past last season. (only to the part of a butler and new maid)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Val the Moofia Boss View Post
    Indeed. It really doesn't help that the pacing here is atrocious. Previously, it felt as if the story progressed at least every other episode. You couldn't go one episode during the Hunter Exam arc without the character's building their character, deepening their relationships, making definitive progress towards their next goal, and discovering the next part of the plot. As of episode 121, we apparently just spent the last eleven episodes on an incredibly drawn out battle, only for all of that time to mean nothing as the villains escape and the King was already separated from his guard long ago. Eleven episodes where nothing has been achieved and the plot hasn't progressed past the start of the battle. What makes it even more frustrating is that episodes 110 through 121 could've been compressed into two episodes, three at the most. I have yet to have seen an actually bad episode of HxH, and I think I never will, but oh man do these latest episodes feel disappointingly hollow.
    Well part of the reason the Hunter Exam arc moved so quickly was it was pretty condensed for the 2011 anime. I am guessing they didn't want to loose people who had already seen the 1999 anime so moved as quickly as they could have through the set-up parts of the series. In fact, this lead to my one biggest complaint about the 2011 anime, the fact that Kite was removed from the start of the series. In both the manga and the 1999 anime, it is Kite who shows up on Gon's island and tells him about his father and gives him his father's Hunters Licence and it is this act that sets Gon off on his journey to become a hunter and find his father. I mean, they kinda squeezed that into the series at the end of Greed Island, but it really lacked the emotional impact of their reunion in the manga.

  12. #71292
    Quote Originally Posted by Pendulous View Post
    Except one. And I won't say who it is, but I will say that despite this show dealing with suicide, one character probably needed to be offed at some point.
    Ueno was the best and most realistic character. There's nothing wrong with disliking somebody for using their disability as a crutch. Other than that, read the manga. The movie was decent, but it was worse than the manga in every way, save the movie cutting out the movie-making plot. All of your complaints on the movie are addressed in the source.

    We also won't make fun of you for reading it in English.

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    FULL op:


    Translation in english:
    1 2 3 4
    We are cells at work
    1 2 3 4
    We are at work Fuu!

    Today I'll also transport the Oxygen, Oxygen
    Through corner to corner throughout the body
    However, in this vastity, I always get lost and lost
    I'm being helped by cells at work
    Alright, let's go!

    I will work! We will work!
    We are working every day, every day Ooh!

    Today I'll also eliminate and remove the germs
    The bacteriophages are also coming..No way!
    I absolutely won't let them run around and around
    I'm a professional at work
    Alright, let's go!

    I will work! We will work!
    We are working every day, every day Ooh!

    Alone between 37 trillion people
    When are we be able to see each other again?

    For someone (For someone)
    Try hard (Try hard)
    You and I are working frantically
    For everyone (For everyone)
    We are risking our lives (We are risking our lives)
    Keep the pride - Healthy・Peaceful・Livable・Superb

    Work? Work.
    Work? Work!
    Work!!

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    i'm so close to being a 10 year member guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sesto View Post
    i'm so close to being a 10 year member guys
    Ban him with fire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pendulous View Post
    Really, there is something in pretty much every character that I could relate to. Except one. And I won't say who it is, but I will say that despite this show dealing with suicide, one character probably needed to be offed at some point.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sj View Post
    Ueno was the best and most realistic character. There's nothing wrong with disliking somebody for using their disability as a crutch.
    I bet it was Kawai.

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    If you are not a jojo fan you already failed:

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    Kimi ni Todoke (season 1)

    This show hits a spot for me immediately, by having the main character be a girl with no friends, verbally bullied, and following her as she learns to socialize and make friends. But Sawako isn't just a single-note character. She's studious but not nerdy. She's not shy or unfriendly, that's not why she doesn't have friends. A good bit of dialogue in the show is her internal thoughts, and it shows her growth throughout the show. But she's not the only character. Everyone in the show has their place, and does it in non-stereotypical ways. The athletic brute who gets in fights is actually really nice and responsible (if academically stupid). The supposed slut, well, isn't. There are some more simple characters, like the teacher who is clearly there for comic relief. But they all still feel like real people.

    Speaking of humor, it's sparse at times, but also seems to flow organically with the story. It never feels forced or out of place. That said, the one minor complaint about this show is its occasional use of the "chibi" forms. In this show, they aren't exactly chibi, but it's a different art style that is used, often for Sawako, that seems to be telling the audience that the line or scene isn't serious. I don't like it when shows use that alternate art style with the charaters, period, but I also don't like that it seems to be trying to handhold the audience. At the same time, it's not super distracting, but it's just one of those things that reminds me too much of Heaven's Lost Property and their "let's see how far we can get away with it".

    The story itself is a school slice of life before anything else. It's just one with an emotional ride, largely being told through the eyes of Sawako. Fair warning though. This show moves incredibly slowly. There is a period of like five episodes that take place in the same day. It doesn't matter to me though, because it's still being told in a way that keeps me entertained. There is also a pretty consistent case of misunderstandings. Because of the way Sawako is, she is constantly misunderstanding situations, and sometimes it even works out for the better. Even if this is something you're not a fan of (hello Gamers), the fact that you hear Sawako's thoughts throughout, and the fact that the situations aren't repeating, keeps it interesting regardless.

    Season 1 does not have a conclusive ending. But knowing that there is a season 2 removes that complaint. If I was watching this while it aired, I might be upset. But I can't wait to watch season 2 (sadly, only 12 episodes instead of season 1's two-cour 24). I gave this a rare 10/10. A fantastic story with fantastic characters, staying just lighthearted enough, but still keeping it emotional. This was an immediate favorite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pendulous View Post
    Season 1 does not have a conclusive ending. But knowing that there is a season 2 removes that complaint.
    (S2 spoiler) Sadly S2 ends at chapter 45, manga is completed at chapter 125.

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