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    SSSS.Dynazenon giving me a healthy dose of Gridman/tokusatsu action, exactly what I wanted from it. They've even improved the CG from Gridman, though the 2D character work did feel slightly more rough, I guess. They wasted very little time and just got right into it, can't complain with that.

    Godzilla Singular Point also just kinda got into it by the end of the first episode, which I think is probably expected. No Godzilla just yet, ofc. Also just looked great. Pretty sure the second episode is also out, but I haven't seen that yet.

    A little biased towards both franchises, but I look forward to more.

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    Shakunetsu Kabaddi is a big ol' skip for me. When you're a sports anime that even I won't watch, you're probably pretty damn bad.

    On the other hand, Mashiro no Oto was a pretty nice watch. Get over the slightly washed out look and it has some relatively nice art. The shamisen sounds nice, especially in the performance. Sticking with this one for now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnifiedDivide View Post
    SSSS.Dynazenon giving me a healthy dose of Gridman/tokusatsu action, exactly what I wanted from it. They've even improved the CG from Gridman, though the 2D character work did feel slightly more rough, I guess. They wasted very little time and just got right into it, can't complain with that.
    watching before the gura&ina watchalong - I still haven't gotten around to watching it

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    Quote Originally Posted by bals View Post
    watching before the gura&ina watchalong - I still haven't gotten around to watching it
    I watched it and then watched the watchalong earlier, 'cos why not lol

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    dang that's smart

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    I feel it lacks Rikka Thighs.....

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    So I've been through the first few episodes of Redo of Healer and dear FUCKING God...This is the most messed up thing I've seen since RIN: Daughters of Mnemosyne, at least outside of some REALLY niche hentai. I'm watching what I assume is the uncensored version, but since there are three I don't know if I'm getting the FULLY uncensored one or just the somewhat untouched one. I doubt it, because literally anything more than what I've seen would just be porn. How the hell did this get on TV...

    Love it though. Doing fucked up things to fucked up people. Can't really route for the protagonist, but it you DO want to route AGAINST the antagonists, which is nice.
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    How the hell did this get on TV...
    According to animesuki and MAL (can't remember which), it aired at 4 AM in the morning in Japan, so I guess that works. If kids get up to go to school at 6 or 7 like Westerners do, then they should be fine, I think.

    Quote Originally Posted by Selastan View Post
    So I've been through the first few episodes of Redo of Healer and dear FUCKING God...This is the most messed up thing I've seen since RIN: Daughters of Mnemosyne, at least outside of some REALLY niche hentai.
    Eh, not the most messed up thing I've seen. Graphic rape isn't that niche in Japan. In fact, it seems to be an actually somewhat popular genre among women. Hao Airen was published in Shojo Comic Magazine and there was plenty of the MC heroine being repeatedly raped by a brutal Yakuza/Triad leader (and also passed around his subordinates, and then she unironically falls in love with him for real and marries him, no insinuation of stockholm syndrome at play here. Also, don't forget kids: trying to be a hero and saving the heroine from a life of being raped and manipulated by a brutal crime lord by shooting him makes you worse than him! Heroes are evil!). And Haou Airen isn't just one exception; there are several "romance" manga where the MC heroine is graphically raped by the main guy (I hesitate to them heroes, lol), manga by women and published in girl's magazines. For example, Teacher's Pet and Renai Shijo Shugi (and pretty much all of the other manga done by their authors). Red River was also published in Shojo Comic Magazine (MC woman gets raped and becomes the concubine of a Hittite king).

    And given that Redo of Healer was apparently more popular among women than among men... I think it might be safe to conclude the rape/smutt is somewhat popular among women in Japan. Maybe their fantasy is being conquered by some handsome, dangerous alpha man.
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    shaman king 2021 ep 1 these ridiculously small heads are making me laugh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Selastan View Post
    So I've been through the first few episodes of Redo of Healer and dear FUCKING God...This is the most messed up thing I've seen since RIN: Daughters of Mnemosyne, at least outside of some REALLY niche hentai. I'm watching what I assume is the uncensored version, but since there are three I don't know if I'm getting the FULLY uncensored one or just the somewhat untouched one. I doubt it, because literally anything more than what I've seen would just be porn. How the hell did this get on TV...

    Love it though. Doing fucked up things to fucked up people. Can't really route for the protagonist, but it you DO want to route AGAINST the antagonists, which is nice.
    Dont watch the cenzored version as you miss on a lot of gore later . Sex scenes are realy bad quality tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bals View Post
    shaman king 2021 ep 1 these ridiculously small heads are making me laugh
    Yeah, i kinda dislike this show already due to character models.
    Don't sweat the details!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yunru View Post
    Dont watch the cenzored version as you miss on a lot of gore later . Sex scenes are realy bad quality tho.
    Yeah, I'm fairly certain I'm getting the uncensored version because the ONLY thing they could possibly add at this point is animated genitalia. That and the episodes are 24 minutes long, which is a full runtime for a 30 minute show accounting for ads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Selastan View Post
    Yeah, I'm fairly certain I'm getting the uncensored version because the ONLY thing they could possibly add at this point is animated genitalia. That and the episodes are 24 minutes long, which is a full runtime for a 30 minute show accounting for ads.
    They dont even show that. Heck if they did they would still have to cenzor just that part due to weird Japan laws.

    ....also....lol ads....i just download everything
    Don't sweat the details!!!

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    Amazes me people will actually watch complete shit like Redo. It has nothing redeeming about it.

    Subjective taste and all that, I suppose.

    Anyway, if you're looking for more KonoSuba, one of the author's other works (Sentouin, Hakenshimasu!) has an anime this season. Just finished episode 1 and it is basically a replacement for S3, same exact kind of comedy going on. Even has an "explosion!" joke in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bals View Post
    shaman king 2021 ep 1 these ridiculously small heads are making me laugh
    That sounds like standard Shaman King to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnifiedDivide View Post
    Amazes me people will actually watch complete shit like Redo. It has nothing redeeming about it.
    There aren't many shows like it; a story about going up against insurmountable odds, using every ounce of ingenuity you have and a titanic amount of perseverance to make it through. Desperate. Grimly heroic.

    But Redo of Healer botches that from the start, with him resetting the timeline and having inside knowledge of who can do what and who is evil, and has cheat powers that lets him trivialize situations. And after episode 2 it just fell apart and became another generic harem fantasy anime.

    Shield Hero's first 7 episodes were great, and even then it still did pretty okay to around episodes 12/13/14. It didn't completely fall apart until around episodes 19 when we got one simple fight that was dragged out for 3 or 4 episodes with Dragonball Z esque pacing.

    Re:Zero was unbearably bad from the getgo.

    Attack on Titan had that "against all odds" feel for the first 5 episodes... but then he was able to transform into a titan and suddenly the tables turned and that feel went away. Only got a little bit of that feel again during the Female Titan arc, and the manga version of the return to Shingashima arc.

    I suppose Berserk 1997 got that desperation feel at the end, but only the Golden Age arc was good and the manga went downhill after. Fate UBW had that feel in the VN, and at the end of season 1 (not so much in S2). Otherwise, that's pretty much it for anime. Only games I can think of that have that feel are the Trails of Cold Steel games, and The Banner Saga.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Val the Moofia Boss View Post
    There aren't many shows like it; a story about going up against insurmountable odds, using every ounce of ingenuity you have and a titanic amount of perseverance to make it through. Desperate. Grimly heroic.
    Generic description of every action anime ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Val the Moofia Boss View Post
    Re:Zero was unbearably bad from the getgo.
    Can you elaborate on why it was unbearably bad?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Val the Moofia Boss View Post
    There aren't many shows like it; a story about going up against insurmountable odds, using every ounce of ingenuity you have and a titanic amount of perseverance to make it through. Desperate. Grimly heroic.

    But Redo of Healer botches that from the start, with him resetting the timeline and having inside knowledge of who can do what and who is evil, and has cheat powers that lets him trivialize situations. And after episode 2 it just fell apart and became another generic harem fantasy anime.
    I'm confused how you say "There's not many shows like it" and then proceed to say "Well it's also nothing like this".

    I mean, I'll admit I read the manga out of pure boredom, and at no point did it ever feel like anything close to your first description.

    It read more like someone's wet dream fanfic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chelly View Post
    Can you elaborate on why it was unbearably bad?
    I've tried watching Re:Zero four times. Only finished season 1 when the English dub came out and Sean Chiplock voiced Subaru. I started season 2 and then dropped after two episodes.

    TL;DR

    Quote Originally Posted by Val the Moofia Boss View Post
    Re:zero: anime adaptation of a web novel. It's about a guy who gets isekaied to a fantasy world, but when he dies, he respawns at an earlier "checkpoint" in the timeline. The show has a set formula where a new, mysterious threat shows up and kills everyone, and the guy has to slowly unravel the mystery by save scumming until he finds the path where everyone lives, and the show progresses forward. I found the show to be unbearably slow and hypocritical. It can't decide whether or not its MC is supposed to be a pathetic deconstruction, or to praise him for the very things it was criticizing. Also, it bears repeating that the show moves at a glacial pace. None of the characters were likeable (except Reinhardt). I do not recommend it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jester Joe View Post
    I'm confused how you say "There's not many shows like it" and then proceed to say "Well it's also nothing like this".

    I mean, I'll admit I read the manga out of pure boredom, and at no point did it ever feel like anything close to your first description.

    It read more like someone's wet dream fanfic.
    I suppose its MAL description and the way people hyped it up promised me something that didn't turn out to be true. I saw a lot of comparisons to Re:Zero and Shield Hero about the MC being a nobody with the whole world against him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Val the Moofia Boss View Post
    I've tried watching Re:Zero four times. Only finished season 1 when the English dub came out and Sean Chiplock voiced Subaru. I started season 2 and then dropped after two episodes.

    TL;DR
    It can't decide whether or not its MC is supposed to be a pathetic deconstruction, or to praise him for the very things it was criticizing.
    What makes you think it's supposed to be a "pathetic" deconstruction? You keep saying vague shit without ever going into detail. Like your complaint on how the show moves at a glacial pace. Seriously?


    And who the actual fuck hyped up Redo? It's a degenerate show for rape fanfic lovers. Everyone has been shitting on it since the day it was announced.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Val the Moofia Boss View Post
    I've tried watching Re:Zero four times. Only finished season 1 when the English dub came out and Sean Chiplock voiced Subaru. I started season 2 and then dropped after two episodes.

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    I suppose its MAL description and the way people hyped it up promised me something that didn't turn out to be true. I saw a lot of comparisons to Re:Zero and Shield Hero about the MC being a nobody with the whole world against him.
    Subaru isn't a nobody and the entire world is for him. Wtf are you talking about. Even in season one he was well known by those in power or those with any import.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Val the Moofia Boss View Post
    There aren't many shows like it; a story about going up against insurmountable odds, using every ounce of ingenuity you have and a titanic amount of perseverance to make it through. Desperate. Grimly heroic.
    This describes so many anime that I'm not even sure where to start.

    Have you heard of shounen anime at all?

    Not even going to touch on Re:Zero and the fact you needed a dub to even understand any of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chelly View Post
    What makes you think it's supposed to be a "pathetic" deconstruction? You keep saying vague shit without ever going into detail. Like your complaint on how the show moves at a glacial pace. Seriously?
    I thought the linked post gave a pretty indepth answer?

    The show is bipolar. An arc begins with Subaru trying to be a hero saving people, figuring out the plot, trying to help his friends, etc... only for his actions to concidentally result in someone getting killed, or screwing over one the friends he was trying to help, and then said friends lambasting him for messing their plans up/embarrassing them in front of other people/etc. So the narrative is condemning Subaru. But then, as the arc progresses, the show switches back to a traditional narrative that "no no, Subaru is heroic for persevering and trying to save his friends IN SPITE of them not liking him because of his seemingly inexplicable actions and motivations!" and "look at how cool Subaru is for figuring out the plot/helping to stop this bad guy/getting to headpat this girl!". Hence why I said the show can't decide whether or not it's trying to be a deconstruction, or if it's trying to play the genre straight, because it undermines itself and does both.

    A story is 1. character, 2. setting, and 3. plot. A story feels like its going along at a decent pace if we are finding out more about characters, more about the setting, and seeing the plot develop. Ideally at least 2 out of the three in any given scene. The best scenes do all 3 at once. A story that is going slow might do just one in a scene... and if it's really bad, possibly none (aka a meaningless filler scene that wastes your time).

    The show moves at a glacial pace because stuff only really happens at the beginning of a new arc, when new characters are introduced, we learn more lore/setting about the world, and there are a few plot developments that happen. For example, the start of arc 3, when we find out that there is a contest to elect a new queen (plot), the lore behind that (setting) that Emillia is competing to become the new queen (character and plot), meet the other 4 queen candidates and their retainers (meeting new characters!). Interesting stuff! Can't wait to see more! But then Subaru goes back to the mansion and finds everyone dead. At that point, the story grinds down to a slog until the end of season 1. Subaru spends the rest of the season, goes around talking to characters finding out a miniscule amount of info, or getting killed which gives him a miniscule amount of info. It's painfully boring to watch and you can honestly just fast forward to Betelgeuse's introductory scene and not really lose anything. And then just fast forward to the part where Subaru recruits Julius and they go off to kill Betelgeuse because... again, you're not missing anything. Same thing with the whale: just fast forward to the part where Reinhard's dad starts cutting up the whale because honestly you're not missing anything.

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