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    Spider Isekai - episode 18

    At this point, the human plot is so awful I'm just completely skipping it.

    It's nice that the MC is helping people, but word is going to spread along roads to other towns and she's going to be found out real quick. She needs to learn to create a familiar that looks like herself and leave the familiar behind to perform the healing while she gets out of dodge. Within a few days, big mom is going to show up and one shot the familiar. Maybe create a few familiars so that after big mom kills one and leaves, another familiar can come out of hiding and continue performing the healing.

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    Well, damn

    Just found out that Miura, the author of Berserk, died a couple weeks ago.

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    As for the Berserk series itself, yeah the art was good but I tuned out after the Golden Age arc. Golden Age at least had hope. Then all of the likeable characters die, and you're just following Guts (who has become an unlikeable asshole) wandering around this hopeless world and there isn't really any plot advancement happening. 300 chapters and they never took out any of the godhand. 300 chapters and 0 out of the 5 big bads killed. Also, the chapter releases became extremely spoardic during the last decade, so I completely forgot about it for a long while.

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    Fruits Basket S3 E7

    RIP Kureno. Hope that this isn't a fakeout death. Kureno choose to hang around these crazy people, and reaped the consequences of his poor choice. Again, good on Ayame and Hattori for cutting these awful women out of their life.

    Lol at Shigure pulling a Gendo Akari and having apparently banged a mother AND her daughter. Um... seriously, how doesn't anyone have any STDs? Shigure banged Ren, and banged Akito, who banged Kureno, and they've all apparently banged multiple times. Pretty easy transmission. Anyway, Shigure is still stupid. He only lucked out that he wasn't the one who was shanked.

    Akari was a pretty pathetic man, allowing himself to fall for the golddigger, and then giving into her demand that Akito has to be raised as a man. And then he made zero plans for Akito to be raised by a father figure or appointing someone else as the clan head, so he basically screwed over his clan by putting a girl in charge with no father figure to look up to, only an emotionally unstable witch to raise her. Ofcourse Akito was raised to be crazy, not that excuses Akito's actions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Val the Moofia Boss View Post
    Fruits Basket S3 E7

    RIP Kureno. Hope that this isn't a fakeout death. Kureno choose to hang around these crazy people, and reaped the consequences of his poor choice. Again, good on Ayame and Hattori for cutting these awful women out of their life.

    Lol at Shigure pulling a Gendo Akari and having apparently banged a mother AND her daughter. Um... seriously, how doesn't anyone have any STDs? Shigure banged Ren, and banged Akito, who banged Kureno, and they've all apparently banged multiple times. Pretty easy transmission. Anyway, Shigure is still stupid. He only lucked out that he wasn't the one who was shanked.
    I don't know if anyone's told you this, but STDs don't form just by having sex with multiple people. If none of them have STDs, of course they're not going to get STDs...

    Not only that, but literally it would involve someone going outside of their circle to get one.

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    Thunderbolt Fantasy - S3E7

    I quite like the depiction of the soldier's morale here as factoring into whether or not they would obey the order. Too often in fiction are soldiers depicted as mindless drones who will unquestioningly obey any order. Here, the soldiers are being ordered to work with an enemy that has been slaughtering their countrymen for the past several years, and to work with a witch. Ofcourse they're going "eh... no we're not doing this", with only Lin Setsu's intervention preventing them from completely deserting or mutinying.

    Also, good on Wan for ordering his men to NOT engage the heroes. Too often in fiction are bad guys stupid, throwing wave after wave of men at a hero who has an impressive track record. The hero has survived all this shit; do you really think YOU are going to be the one to kill him now?



    86 - episode 7

    I started this last night. This is probably one of the best looking shows by A1-Pictures, though the 3D CGI is still lamentable. I do quite like the depiction of an evil republic. Too often, modern fiction glorifies democracy, white washing how corrupt it actually is, with the institution mainly serving to hide who the real decision makers are. The only other piece of Japanese fiction I've seen where the republic weren't the good guys was LoGH.

    The show has a lot of the band die, but so far almost all of them have been fodders who had pretty much zero screentime. Only Dariya had any decent amount of screentime. I think it's obvious that the 5 characters on the poster are going to be safe for most of the show (plus they're the only members of the band with any screentime).

    It seems pretty obvious that the show is going to end with the former territory of Galdia being given to the surviving 86/minority population of the republic, establishing their own country. Pretty much all of their land will be an urban wasteland (good luck trying to get investment to rebuild it!), but at least it will probably be better than living in the republic. The only way I can see them staying in the republic is if there is a military coup that reforms the republic, but so far it doesn't seem like there are a lot of dissatisfied officers in the republic, let alone sympathizers among the populace.

    I am rather annoyed by the show's occasional delve into oscar bait crying anime territory, where you have overdramatic scenes of the girl crying and running and being emo with melodramatic music playing, but it's nowhere near as bad as Violet Evergarden and its ilk.

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    Just looked it up on MAL. Aw, looks like 86 is only going to be 11 episodes? I thought this was going to be like 24 or something. Not sure where I got that idea from.

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    Fruits Basket - S3 E8

    *snore* Another darn filler episode! *snore*

    Only thing that happened was a psycho with a knife showing up in the last 10 seconds of the episode.

    You can completely skip this episode and you won't miss anything. This episode was the epitome of filler.

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    You clearly do not know the definition of a filler episode.

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    Thunderbolt Fantasy - S3 E9

    I can't tell if Lin Setsua was really brainwashed by S7B, or if he's immune and he's just faking being brainwashed. Alternatively, Lin could have used his illusion magic to swap places with Ken. Since Ken is married and only has eyes for his wife, he could be immune to be 7BD's enchantments.

    I wonder if the mountain wizard in the past is going to forge a weapon for Shang to use in the present, or if he's just going to give Shang advice before sending him back to the present.

    Xing Hai looking sexy at the end there.


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    86 - episode 8

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    Oh wow, there are only FIVE GUYS LEFT? I thought there were at least 5 other fodder characters still left. We're getting another cour, so we have... 16 episodes left. So we burned through like 20 fodders in just 8 episodes (2.5 deaths per episode), and now they're going to space out the 5 remaining character deaths over the course of the next 16 episodes (0.3 deaths per episode)? And probably at least one of them is going to survive the story so the attrition rate is going to be even less than that. Unless we get an infusion of new characters to blow up, there is going to be a lot of whiplash going from the intense dwindling party story of the first 7 episodes, to going to blatant plot armor invincible heroes for the rest of the show.

    Main girl protagonist is still crying and virtue signaling. How about you get off your butt and actually help these guys escape, or take out the commanders of the Legion?




    Spearhead should lead an exodus of 86s to another country. The government wants them dead and the war against the Legion is unwinnable, and even if the 86s do somehow manage to win the war against the Legion, the situation in San Magnolia will still remain unpleasant. I'm sure that other countries would LOVE to have hardened mecha pilots to instruct their own soldiers, and would probably pay Undertaker handsomely to do so.

    The Spearhead members said that they were heroes to the 86s, in which case Spearhead would probably have enough sway to convince the other 86 units to leave along with them. "You know that we have seen the most heavy fighting. We know it is futile. Why not come along with us in search of a better home?"

    Non-Alba minorities have been pushed outside the walls and are on the 86 bases, so picking them up is just a matter of going along the perimeter.

    The mechas seem to be able to travel several KPH, and plus it seems that the units are allowed to sally without the command of an operator (Spearhead was operating in enemy territory without the protagonist even knowing about it and apparently it was a regular thing), so Spearhead could leave in the middle of the night, go around the perimeter, and take what people they can with them and be halfway to another country before headquarters starts realizing something is up.

    It feels strange to me that Shin would place his desire for resolution (burying his brother's head) over using his position to save the other 86s.
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    Spider realy went high budged for this ep :P
    Don't sweat the details!!!

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    Thunderbolt Fantasy - S3 E10

    Damn it, not another one of those "we can't change the past! We must accept loss even if we have the opportunity to change it!" speeches. First with Bleach, and then with Trails, and now Thunderbolt too? Seriously Lang, there's nothing stopping you from saving Tian and then telling Shang "btw, there is a giant demon god in the west, please go there and stop it".

    Looks like we'll be eventually visit the alien wizard's homeland and meet him again.

    With only 3 episodes left - barely 60 minutes of screen time - I'm really worried that not all of the subplots will be wrapped up by the end. We still have:
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    • Xi You is being invaded by other countries.
    • Princess needs to be cured of her curse or removed from office.
    • Need to barge into the palace and find out what is up with the emperor.
    • Fight with (maybe brainwashed for real, maybe faking it) Lin Setsu, either freeing him or enabling his ploy to work.
    • Need to defeat Seven Blashemous Depths.
    • Need to defeat Kei Gei.
    • Need to defeat Monk (he's pretty much done nothing since getting a robot arm, I'm worried he's going to survive until the next season)
    • Need to defeat Mantis
    • Wan Jun needs to figure out his loyalties.
    • Shang needs to reunite with his one true love Tian.



    86 - episode 9

    First 3 minutes were intense, the rest was bad bait melodrama. I love the war stuff but the melodrama is awful.


    Spider Isekai - episode 21

    This entire episode was boring human stuff and teacher melodrama. Skimmed most of it. Only thing that happened was that she told them about the existence of the admins.

    The 3D CGI armies are terrible. You know it's bad when the 2006 Utawarerumono anime's 3D CGI armies look better than this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Val the Moofia Boss View Post
    Spider Isekai - episode 21
    tl;dr I don't like a show but instead of dropping it I'm going to continue not watching it and complain about it all the time

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    Quote Originally Posted by bals View Post
    tl;dr I don't like a show but instead of dropping it I'm going to continue not watching it and complain about it all the time
    In the first half of the show, the spider storyline was boring but the human story was at least somewhat interesting. Now the human storyline is awful but the spider story since she has gotten out of the cave is somewhat interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Val the Moofia Boss View Post
    In the first half of the show, the spider storyline was boring but the human story was at least somewhat interesting. Now the human storyline is awful but the spider story since she has gotten out of the cave is somewhat interesting.
    There is a reason why it looks that boring. But i wont spoil it.
    Don't sweat the details!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yunru View Post
    Spider realy went high budged for this ep :P
    Eh, Sophia looked fine. And aside from her and like ~1 second of Shiraori's screentime, the rest of the cast in this episode are more or less in the "who gives a shit" category. So the utilization of the budget looks appropriate to me.
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    Nooooo Coco is graduating from Hololive

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

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    Nooooo Coco is graduating from Hololive
    Fuck China and fuck Cover for caving in, not protecting their employees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chelly View Post
    Fuck China and fuck Cover for caving in, not protecting their employees.
    Did something happen? I have not heard anything as to why she is leaving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skizzit View Post
    Did something happen? I have not heard anything as to why she is leaving.
    2 reasons.

    1. She's American.
    2. Back in August she went over Youtube analytics on where her viewers are from. Taiwan was brought up. Que almost a year of constant Chinese maldlanders spamming her channel, and anyone she collabed with. Cover suspended both her and Haato for a month back in September/October due to this "incident", which left a really fucking sour taste for everyone else. Hololive's Chinese branch quit because Coco wasn't kicked out. Chinese games stopped collabing with Hololive because "muh national pride".

    Cover then suspended all activities and businesses on Chinese platforms/with Chinese in general. This didn't stop the harassment.
    This incident is now taught in Japanese business univesity classes on the dangers of entering the Chinese market. You have to appease the glasshearted malding twats or else it's over.
    https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/20...utubers-china/
    https://www.reddit.com/r/Hololive/co...st_used_as_an/

    One can only take this much constant harassment before enough is enough.

    This isn't the first and only instance Cover has bent over to appease toxic trolls. Back in January Towa was suspended for a week because idiotic incels were throwing a hissyfit becuase you could hear a male voice in the background.
    Cover as a company doesn't protect their employees.

    This video shows what you have to deal with if you enter the Chinese maldlander market. Fuck that shitehole country and their nationalistic twats
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    "Would you please let me join your p-p-party?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chelly View Post
    This video shows what you have to deal with if you enter the Chinese maldlander market. Fuck that shitehole country and their nationalistic twats
    It might be a Western entertainment industry trend, as a few weeks ago it was announced that Hollywood might be withdrawing from the Chinese market, after having spent the last decade chasing after it.


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