Anime // Manga
201 Name: Anonymous : 2017-02-18 22:40
I'll have to check that out. I have fond memories of watching the anime with friends.
202 Name: Anonymous : 2017-02-20 20:40
The Little Witch Academia series is fricking awesome. I loved the movies because they're so much fun, but this is on another level.
203 Name: Anonymous : 2017-02-20 22:18
i liked the movies too but dropped the series in a middle of second episode because it felt like more of the exact same thing. does it get any better later on?
204 Name: Anonymous : 2017-02-20 22:41
It spends a lot more time exploring the characters and setting, although I would like to learn more about some of the side characters. If you just weren't feeling it, it might not be for you. But it's still early in the show, and knowing Trigger, I expect it to get nuts.
205 Name: Anonymous : 2017-02-24 00:15
What's that anime that has a gay witch that flys around on a gun instead of a broom?
206 Name: Anonymous : 2017-02-24 21:39
Shuumatsu no Izetta.
It was okay.
207 Name: Anonymous : 2017-04-03 01:39
I watched it! I just finished it a while ago. I feel like the ending could have been better but I liked it anyways.
208 Name: Anonymous : 2017-04-03 07:24
I feel like the plot got a bit silly, but overall it's a fun show. I really enjoyed the yuri and the action scenes. The alternate history setting was very cool too.
209 Name: Anonymous : 2017-04-03 21:07
Anybody else watch Kemono Friends? The animation was butt and I'm a little confused as to who the target audience was, but it's the most fun anime I've seen in a while.
210 Name: Anonymous : 2017-04-16 23:52
I've been pleasantly surprised by Sakura Quest so far. It strikes a good balance between cute girls (and they are super cute) doing cute things and story/stakes for the characters. Plus, I'm sure the rural setting is gonna deliver some great scenery.
211 Name: Anonymous : 2017-04-18 15:42
New season of Uchouten Kazoku is really comfy so far
212 Name: Anonymous : 2017-04-18 19:36
That sounds really good; I should check it out.
213 Name: Anonymous : 2017-04-25 10:16
Tonight I started watching The Rose of Versailles. I'm really enjoying it so far; Antoinette's feud with Madame du Barry is awesome. Seventies anime is really cool because so many things were being tried for the first time. Even stuff I've seen a thousand times in newer shows can feel fresh and exciting.
214 Name: Anonymous : 2017-05-01 21:00
I really enjoy reading Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san, but it always makes me hungry. It's fascinating learning about all the different kinds of ramen.
215 Name: Anonymous : 2017-05-06 21:53
I've read all of One Punch Man and Ajin and Groundless. Those ones are all either slow and ongoing and or on hiatus.
Last summer I read YKK and Kabu no Isaki and Mushishi. I've already read all of Blame! and Biomega because I love everything that author does. I've heard he was not yet finished Shidonia No Kishi but is also starting on something else.
216 Name: Anonymous : 2017-05-06 22:46
I really enjoyed the anime of OPM. How's the manga? I've thought about picking it up, but I'm already reading like 50 manga. I feel like I should finish some stuff first.
217 Name: Yabuki : 2017-05-21 09:56
I really enjoyed reading Fukumoto's manga, I love this dude's work. I've read Ten, Akagi, Kaiji, Zero and Strongest Man Kurosawa and so far, I think Strongest Man Kurosawa is the best. But not New Kurosawa, hobo adventures kinda suck.
218 Name: Anonymous : 2017-06-05 18:15
I just read most of Gin to Kin, really enjoyed it up to the beginning of the horse racing arc. However, I still would recommend giving it a read if you are a fan of Fukumoto's work. I just started reading Kaiji, even though I saw the anime a long time ago. Akagi is the kind of manga I binge read like 50 chapters at a time.
What do you suggest I read next from Fukumoto?
219 Name: Anonymous : 2017-06-11 03:28
I just finished Maid Dragon and I am blow away about it did not have the trope ending I thought it would. Wow! It was great! It was really cute and funny at times!
220 Name: Anonymous : 2017-06-11 22:54
I passed on that show because it looked to me like tropey otaku-bait. If that's not the case, I might have to give it a try.
221 Name: Anonymous : 2017-06-12 09:56
So does it have a proper ending? Like, is it a complete story on its own? I hate when an anime ends just when it starts getting interesting, and I have to read the manga.
222 Name: Anonymous : 2017-06-13 00:03
That's exactly why I didn't watch it. I didn't want to waste my time watching a fanservice/fap-material only anime. But if >>219
says it's worth it, I might give it a try aswell.
223 Name: Anonymous : 2017-06-15 09:10
Maid Dragon is not otaku bait at all, quite the opposite in fact! (I mean, it has its roots there but it is so much more than that.) It's about adult characters for once, and it uses the dragon stuff to tell a story about not feeling like you fit in with the rest of the world, and how it's still alright to be that way. It's very sweet.>>221
It does tell a complete story, I'm not much of a manga reader so I'm satisfied with how the story ended.
224 Name: Anonymous : 2017-06-15 09:27
That sounds really good! I'll probably watch it after I finish Macross.
225 Name: Anonymous : 2017-06-17 11:49
Which Macross? I got into Macross with Delta (which I got into because I liked the songs a lot) and I've already seen SDF, Do You Remember Love and Plus, but I've been stuck on the first episodes of 7 for months now. I don't like it very much.
Maybe I should just skip it for the moment and watch all the side stories like Lovers Again and Zero.
226 Name: Anonymous : 2017-06-17 23:02
The original series. I'm actually not super into it. Hikaru and Roy just seem like generic "hero" characters, and I hate Minmay. Hayase's okay. The Zentradi and their culture/protoculture thing is pretty fascinating to me though, and that's keeping me interested in the show.
How is Delta? I'm interested in watching more Macross in the future, and it would be cool to have some idea where to go next.
Are the various shows closely connected so they have to be watched in order or can I just pick one up that looks good?
227 Name: Anonymous : 2017-06-18 00:14
Yeah, most of the characters in SDF are terrible, the only exceptions being Hayase and two other characters you'll meet later on.
All the Macross series are very loosely connected together; if you watch them all you'll get all the references to the other events in the series and the meta-plot about the protoculture and all that, but you don't have to do that to enjoy any of the series by itself.
You should watch Do You Remember Love even if it's a recap of the original series, it's probably one of the best anime movies ever and it also retcons a few things.
After that, if you want to follow the "main series" you should watch 7, then Frontier, then Delta. I don't think you should watch 7 though, I'm finding it boring and I really dislike the episodic format. I thought Delta was a lot of fun, but I've heard people complain that the characters were a bit shallow. I honestly didn't notice, I was having too much fun with the series and the music. Frontier is also apparently very good, I haven't seen it yet so I couldn't tell you what I think.
There's also Zero and Plus which are side stories about the mecha planes and don't touch upon the protoculture stuff a lot, though Plus is my favourite Macross thing so far.
228 Name: Anonymous : 2017-06-18 08:35
I heard Do You Remember Love is one of the good recap movies, so I'm planning to see it at some point.
Does Delta have more idol stuff? Even though I don't like Minmay, I'm really enjoying the idea (if maybe not the execution) of a hybrid between mecha and idol anime. And I love the idea that music can be a force that changes the course of war.
I think the main reason I'm feeling so frustrated with SDF Macross is it has so many ideas that I love but it often doesn't manage to stick the landing.
229 Name: Anonymous : 2017-06-18 13:01
Yes, Delta is about an idol group whose music can cure people from a disease that turns them into raging monsters, and can do a bunch of other things. The power of music thing is a big theme in Delta. It also has lots of mecha battles, so I think you're gonna enjoy it.
Frontier is similar too, from what I've heard.
230 Name: Anonymous : 2017-06-18 22:15
delta has lots of battles
That sounds good to me. I've been really disappointed with the fights in SDF, although it's more because of the often bad animation than anything else.
an idol group whose music can cure people from a disease that turns them into raging monsters
So it's a cross between Love Live and 28 Days Later. That sounds awesome.
I'm reading on myanimaelist.net, and it sounds like Delta is a sequel to Frontier (which sounds like a sequel to SDF), so I'll probably watch Frontier next, then Delta.
231 Name: Anonymous : 2017-06-19 16:40
The chronology of the series goes like:
Zero -> SDF/DYRL -> Flash Back 2012* -> Plus -> 7 -> Frontier -> Delta ---> Lovers Again
So Frontier is technically a sequel to 7.
*Flash Back 2012 is a huge music video mostly made out of scenes from SDF, but it has one or two minutes at the very end that tell what happened right after SDF.
Delta is not much like 28 Days Later; people only turn into monsters briefly, typically. The closest I can think of is probably AKB0048, which is another pretty good mecha/idol anime.
On that topic, don't watch Idolm@ster: Xenoglossia, even if it sounds vaguely interesting. I've had several people tell me that it's awful.
232 Name: Anonymous : 2017-06-26 22:58
I just finished SDF Macross. As much as I was frustrated by the series, the ending was awesome. The last couple episodes leading up to the finale make it look like the succubus has successfully sunk her hooks into Hikaru, but at the end she grows some self-awareness and becomes (finally) likeable. Hayase's going to be the captain of her own ship, which is awesome. I wonder if Hikaru will go with her. Maybe he'll finally realize the joys of Christmas Cake.
Also, the last battle was pure hype. I think it tried to do too much, but on the whole, Macross is a good show. I'm just sorry I didn't see it younger when I was less jaded.>>231
I hadn't heard of that, but the summary does indeed sound awful. And not the fun kind (I enjoy kuso-culture), but just excruciatingly dumb. So I'll probably give that a pass.
233 Name: Anonymous : 2017-06-27 09:07
SDF was a very ambitious show for the time, and they ended up making a bit of a mess, as you can tell from the bits of very poor production sprinkled throughout the series. But yes, despite its flaws, I don't regret watching it one bit.
As for what happened later, I'll let the video speak for itself:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9hTnVp9hiA
(This is the only part with new content from Flash Back 2012.)
234 Name: Anonymous : 2017-06-29 10:43
I'm about three quarters thru Maid Dragon, and I'm really impressed. I was expecting a dumb comedy. It's quite the opposite, in fact (I mean it's smart, not that it isn't funny). I really love its portrayal of friendship between misfits, and I love how everything flows from the characters' personalities and their interactions. Quetzalcoatl is pretty much a walking, talking oppai joke, but I forgive her because she doesn't show up all that much.
Also, Kanna is pretty much the cutest thing ever.
235 Name: Anonymous : 2017-06-30 08:41
Just finished. That's the hardest I've binged an anime in a while. Damn, that was great. I'm kind of sorry I missed Maid Dragon when it was airing, but better late than never. I loved Kobayashi defending her friendship with Tooru, and I loved Tooru staying with Kobayashi even though it will surely cause her pain at some point in the future. What a beautiful show.
236 Name: Anonymous : 2017-07-26 08:29
Flying Witch is the easily comfiest thing I've watched since Non Non Biyori, though I wish there were more of the cafe episodes. The manga is apparently pretty good though, so time to pick that up!
237 Name: Anonymous : 2017-07-26 20:03
Flying witch is great. The anime is very close to the manga, so if you like one you'll like the other. I might like the anime a little more for its music, but the manga has so many fun things the anime didn't include.
238 Name: Anonymous : 2017-07-28 12:47
I finished the second season of Saekano yesterday, I decided to watch one episode and ended up binging all of it after remembering how much I loved this series, and I think it improved a lot over the first season.
It might look like one of those braindead harem shows that you see all the time, and it definitely has lots of those clichés and the stereotypical characters, but at the same time it's very self-aware and openly mocks these antics, and it does so in a funny and not annoying way. Part of this is because of Megumi; she's such a weird character in this context that she turns the show on its head, and she undergoes an amazing development. (I still like Eriri best though!)
And under the harem façade there's a story about characters growing up and being passionate about creating something, which is something I really love.
239 Name: Anonymous : 2017-07-28 22:03
Made In Abyss is really good so far. It' cool to see a fantasy anime that isn't the usual Dungeons & Dragons derivative. And the scenery is gorgeous.>>238
I've been meaning to watch that.
braindead harem shows
I don't have anything against harem series per se, but a lot of them seem to get boring long before they're over.
240 Name: Anonymous : 2017-07-29 01:36
I love the verticality of the world in MIA, it reminds me a lot of (forgive me this comparison) Lordran from Dark Souls. The seamlesness of the gameworld and its verticality are the things that struck me the most about that game.
I've been meaning to watch that.
Do watch it! It's great fun, and I found it very moving at some points.
241 Name: Anonymous : 2017-07-29 23:27
Do watch it!
I think I'm going to finish Cowboy Bebop soon, and then maybe I will. I'm also thinking about watching Oniisama E. It's been a while since I read it, but I really liked the manga. Riyoko Ikeda is one of my favorites.
242 Name: Anonymous : 2017-09-20 00:11
I'm finally getting around to KonoSuba. It's really not great, but it's fun. The part where they keep getting swallowed by the giant toads is hilarious.
243 Name: Anonymous : 2017-09-21 20:54
The sudden animation quality drop in season 2 just adds to it, really!
244 Name: Anonymous : 2017-09-21 21:50
The animation in season 1 is pretty solid so far, but the art seems rather wonky from time to time. I'm disappointed to hear the "quality" gets more pronounced. Mind you, the show's still better than I was expecting.
245 Name: Anonymous : 2017-10-04 10:20
I feel like season 2 is all-around worse than season 1, which is weird because it's pretty much just more of the same.
246 Name: Anonymous : 2017-10-09 19:44
I finished Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita and thoroughly recommend it, a cozy apocalypse crossed with the sense of humour of Sayonara, Zetsubou Sensei and finished with a really bright and cheerful visual style. It's got the best female protagonist I've seen in anime for ages.
Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou is airing this season, so I'm heading straight into watching that. The first episode was really nice. It's cutely sombre, and I've seen the manga described as somewhere in between YKK and Sora no Woto. The atmosphere and foley work in the first episode is done really well; it gives the feeling of watching snow fall on a grey day.
247 Name: Anonymous : 2017-10-09 21:37
Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita
I've been meaning to see that. Is it smarter than KonoSuba? I feel like I need some brain bleach after watching that.
Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou
AOTS right here. I love how it manages to be comfy and sad at the same time. The music is really good, too.
I hated when Yu pointed her gun at Chi at the end, though. I think it says a lot about the show that I already connected with the characters enough to be bothered by that.
248 Name: Anonymous : 2017-10-10 10:13
Is it smarter than KonoSuba?
Definitely - the world is certainly still very slapstick (the "fairies" are something like posthuman pranksters) but the writing is much smarter. There's a lot of social & political satire in it. I started watching Jinrui straight after KonoSuba too and really enjoyed it, so maybe it'll work for you too!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndazQfdWBtchttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtAEIws40Rc
when Yu pointed her gun at Chi at the end
Yeah! That held for much longer than I was expecting, definitely more than a throwaway scene. I felt really worried when they were chatting about how much they had left in rations, too.
249 Name: Anonymous : 2017-10-10 21:14
I felt really worried when they were chatting about how much they had left in rations
I think the manga is still ongoing (I'm definitely going to have to read it), so I assume the anime will have an open-ended (non-)ending. That being said, I can't imagine the "real" ending being happy.
I started watching Jinrui straight after KonoSuba too and really enjoyed it
I'll probably jump into it then, after I catch up on the new Fall shows I want to see.
250 Name: Anonymous : 2017-10-11 13:41
Talking about the new season, what do you think of the new Kino?
I like her new design, but I've heard lots of people who were put off by it, and I love Aoi Yuuki but maybe her voice is a bit too high-pitched for Kino. I'm not bothered by it though.
Other than that, what's your favourite show so far?
Mine's definitely Mahoutsukai no Yome. I love the atmosphere, the characters, the artstyle, and probably most of all the music.
251 Name: Anonymous : 2017-10-11 19:55
I'm reading the new Kino manga, but I haven't seen the new anime. Is it following the manga or is it a different story?
My favorite new show is easily Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou. I was pleasantly surprised by Blend S, and the new seasons of Love Live and Osomatsu-San have been pretty great so far.>>248
I started Jinrui last night. The art-style's pretty strange but I enjoyed the first episode. It was funny and it set up an interesting world. I can't wait to where it goes.
The Fairies kind of remind me of the Tachikoma from Ghost in the Shell.
252 Name: Anonymous : 2017-10-12 11:00
I thought Blend S was really fun too, I'm looking forward to see more of it, but I thought it would be most likely worth watching since I saw it on the new season chart.
I was pleasantly surprised by Net-juu no Susume and Houseki no Kuni. I thought the former would be your run-of-the-mill show about NEETs playing online games (there seems to be a lot of those nowadays), but the main character is very nice and pleasant and actually acts like a human being, which is something you don't see very often.
I was curious about Houseki no Kuni from the PV, but I was kind of put off by the visual style. I still don't like the visuals much (especially the backgrounds-- all you see in the first episode are empty, sterile rooms and empty green pastures) but they gave it a fun and interesting main character, and now I really want to see where the story goes off next. The thing about the moon people coming to break the crystal people and use them as jewels is borderline body horror, but it makes you want to keep watching. Also, Phos' faces are great, whoever's animating this knows their stuff about 3D.
Jinrui's one of my favourite shows, I hope you enjoy it!
253 Name: Anonymous : 2017-10-12 19:15
Net-juu no Susume
The first episode was pretty good and I'm gonna keep watching, but I would rather see more about her real life then her game life. I really like the main character too, though.
I was expecting a pleasant but forgettable slice of life show, but it's pretty funny with interesting characters. I liked watching them go in and out of their cafe personas.
I watched most of it last night after work. The non-linear structure makes it really fun to figure out the story as you're watching. I especially love the way bizarre (magical?) occurrences are treated matter-of-factually by the characters once they have an explanation, even though the explanation is usually nuts (her hair bent the bars!).
254 Name: Anonymous : 2017-10-14 19:29
but I would rather see more about her real life then her game life.
I doubt she has much of a real life outside the game though!
255 Name: Anonymous : 2017-10-14 21:15
True. But I've already seen several MMO-inspired fantasy anime. I kind of want a show about a game addict going to the convenience store.
256 Name: Anonymous : 2017-10-14 22:29
I'm pleasantly surprised by how much I'm enjoying the new Love Live. I loved the original series, but the first season of Sunshine felt like a haphazard retread to me. It's really great to see the show finally exploring the characters and their relationships with each other.
257 Name: Anonymous : 2017-10-15 08:39
I think the RL bits are just gonna increase as we go on. The anime is definitely not about what's in the game, it just spent the whole first ep inside it to set up the characters.
258 Name: Anonymous : 2017-10-15 09:36
I just finished the second episode, And I'm super-excited to see where this is going. Can love between a regular person and an elite NEET ever work out?
Moriko actually fascinates me. She had an (apparently) successful normal life, and she rejected it to become a net-addict hikki. I hope the show digs into her past as it progresses.
259 Name: Anonymous : 2017-10-19 22:47
I think it was pretty obvious from the beginning of the first episode, the OP and that nightmare she had in the second ep that she didn't like being a salaryman (salarywoman?) at all, and that she gave up on a normal life because she couldn't take it anymore.
But I haven't read the source material, so these are just shots in the dark. I can't wait to see what happens next.
260 Name: Anonymous : 2017-10-25 03:44
Yeah, she clearly hated her job. But lots of people hate their jobs. Why was Moriko's job so bad? Was she bullied? Is she introverted to such an extent that she can't deal with people? Also, how does she afford being a NEET?
261 Name: Anonymous : 2017-10-26 07:38
I picked up Net-juu due to this thread and I'm really enjoying it; it's the most adorable romance I've seen in ages (fingers crossed it's not actually building up to some mistaken identity drama anime)!>>260
Looked like a classic burnout type thing - desire to perform well leading to overtime leading to loss of social links? I got the impression she was just going on savings to be honest, it seems as if she was well paid in her previous job.
262 Name: Anonymous : 2017-10-27 06:09
Looked like a classic burnout type thing
We know she played an MMO in the past (before her job, I bet), so she's probably trying to recreate the last time she was content.
263 Name: Anonymous : 2017-11-10 22:38
I just watched episode six of Kino. The original adaptation was great, but this is a bad show that seems to get worse with every episode. And I don't usually think of shows as bad, just mediocre at worst. I like her new character design though (it's not really new since it's much more closely based on the novels). And Yuuki Aoi is good, but when is that ever not the case?
For my favorite show this season I'd probably have to go to with Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryouko, with Houseki no Kuni a close second. It's underrated, and I think many people just dismiss it because it's 3D. I'm not really a fan of 3D either, but HnK looks very good. Here's one particularly good scene:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOrfhH77ynY
264 Name: Anonymous : 2017-11-10 23:59
It makes me sad to hear the new Kino isn't good. I haven't been paying much attention, but it seems like it's been getting good reviews for the most part. I've been enjoying the new manga.
Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryouko is excellent. SoL and post-apocalypse seems like such a strange blending of genres; I can't believe how well it works.
265 Name: Anonymous : 2017-11-11 18:02
Something I noticed about SSR is that the director, Takaharu Ozaki, has an extensive background in photography, which I think is unusual. Photography means compositing together all the visual elements of an anime and adding effects and whatnot, and sometimes this compositing doesn't work well in anime and makes it look like the characters are (unintentionally) detached from the backgrounds. It's also greatly affected by art and color design. SSR doesn't have this problem at all, as the characters blend in really well with the backgrounds. It's Ozaki's first time as series director.
266 Name: Anonymous : 2017-11-14 18:03
Amanchu S2! That's bit of a surprise; didn't think the first season really did well enough to succeed. Guess Amano's name pulled it through.
267 Name: Anonymous : 2017-11-17 23:09
I had to drop Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou. This week's episode is just that bad. Very unfortunate.
268 Name: Anonymous : 2017-11-18 00:40
I really enjoyed it. What didn't you like about it?
269 Name: Anonymous : 2017-11-18 01:00
The conveyor belt scene was mind-boggling out of character insanity. I dropped the show immediately.
270 Name: Anonymous : 2017-11-18 22:47
Yu pointed her gun at Chi and stole her food in the first episode. I don't have a problem believing that she'd endanger Chi's life for a laugh. I'm pretty sure Yu's fucked in the head.
All things considered, I think it was a pretty standard episode. A little bit funny, a little bit sad. It was really cute to see Yu taking care of Chi while they walked across the big pipe.
271 Name: Anonymous : 2017-11-19 01:24
She was never going to shoot and the point of the scene was to illustrate the concept of war. It's not the same as this.
272 Name: Anonymous : 2017-11-19 23:31
She probably wasn't going to let her get chewed up by the potato-mashing machine either.
Does it bother you because it was just a dumb joke with no deeper meaning?
273 Name: Anonymous : 2017-11-21 08:40
I need a new sophisticated and mature seinen manga serial that is still publishing, any recommendations? TL not necessary unless its really arcane.
274 Name: Anonymous : 2017-11-26 07:02
Houseki no Kuni just keeps getting better and better and I can't wait for next week's episode. It's overwhelmingly the best show this season (as far as I'm concerned), and perhaps the best looking one as well.
275 Name: Anonymous : 2017-12-25 20:12
Yurucamp is a good read. It's a v. comfy manga about camping, but more in the microadventure sense than the hiking way.
There's an anime adaption airing in a couple of weeks, but you could get through the scanlated chapters in an hour or so. The scanlations have a little map of where they went and a travel guide at the end of the chapters too, which really helps cement the landscapes.
276 Name: Anonymous : 2017-12-25 23:00
That sounds really good. I'm adding it to my list.
277 Name: Anonymous : 2017-12-26 16:53
I recently finished Oniisama e. It's a very good yuri anime with a beautiful charadesign.
278 Name: Anonymous : 2017-12-26 23:14
I loved the manga and I've been meaning to see the anime. I know it was made like twenty years later, so I imagine it's pretty different.
279 Name: Anonymous : 2017-12-27 12:11
The manga is very short compared to the anime. You should watch it. The original arcs are also nice but sadly, some events that were in the manga are quite different/censored.
280 Name: Anonymous : 2017-12-27 21:40
some events that were in the manga are quite different/censored
I'm not surprised. It's been a while since I read it, but I remember it having some things I can't imagine would have been allowed in a shoujo anime in the Nineties.
Plus the gap between the manga being published and the anime being released probably means some things were changed to reflect a more "modern" setting.
281 Name: Anonymous : 2018-01-11 21:31
Yuru Camp is the comfiest thing since Flying Witch.
282 Name: Anonymous : 2018-01-12 20:33
There's only one thing bothering me with Yuru Camp. How can she just sit there, facing Mount Fuji, and resist the urge to climb it? What's the point of going out camping if you are just going to read books?
283 Name: Anonymous : 2018-01-13 00:19
Maybe she likes camping for the quiet and solitude more than for goofing around in the outdoors.
284 Name: Anonymous : 2018-01-15 18:15
Hiking and mountaineering is fun, but just being outdoors is nice too. Plenty of people who car-camp around the world.
285 Name: Anonymous : 2018-01-15 22:58
It's too bad, though - have you seen the pictures of the actual campground? Soo many people everywhere. I wonder how hard it is to really get a good sense of solitude in a country with such a high population density.
In any case, I'm excited for the show. I went back and watched Yama no Susume but wasn't as impressed by it. I guess I was expecting a bigger focus on the outdoors than I felt there actually was.
286 Name: Anonymous : 2018-01-16 03:45
Yosuga no Sora is the greatest and purest anime that exists.
287 Name: Anonymous : 2018-01-16 09:37
I think Japan is slightly odd as an extremely mountainous island - since most of the mountainous region is unlivable, you end up with bimodal population densities. Very high in the coastal cities, very low in the rural regions and mountains. Here's a blog I follow about mountaineering there, to give you an idea of what's available there: https://www.i-cjw.com/
288 Name: Anonymous : 2018-01-16 20:31
"Sora yori mo Tooi Basho" is great. Everything from the screenplay to the animation seems perfectly executed. It's now on three insert songs for three episodes, too.
289 Name: Anonymous : 2018-01-18 21:44
That show is a joy to watch. It looks great, it sounds great, and I love the characters.
290 Name: Anonymous : 2018-01-20 15:58
I'm watching Nagasarete Airantou and I'm having lots of fun! It's got a great setting, every character is likable (including the main character), and the gags are funny. It's as good a love comedy as it could get.
291 Name: Anonymous : 2018-01-21 05:16
gonna watch spice and wolf for the first time
292 Name: Anonymous : 2018-01-21 10:45
What's everyone's thoughts on Dragon Ball Super ending? I figured it'd be quite a bit longer.
293 Name: Anonymous : 2018-01-25 17:27
She said she goes at winter because there's less people.
294 Name: Anonymous : 2018-01-28 22:58
I'm really starting to come around on Pop Team Epic. At first, I thought it was basically shitposting in anime form. I still believe that, but I'm starting to think it's pretty funny.
I picked up the manga last night, and it's hilarious. Some of the jokes I've already seen on TV landed a lot better, I felt, because of the shortness and simplicity of the 4-koma format.
295 Name: Anonymous : 2018-01-29 21:21
I watched the first movies and never really cared about it much; around september last year i saw some people were uploading it on youtube so i decided to subscribe, the channel ended up banned though.
For me it is good that it's ending because what makes me want to watch is the curiosity about how it will end but i suppose people who actually like Dragon Ball are disappointed.
296 Name: Anonymous : 2018-02-05 12:32
This season I've been watching poptepepicu, darling in the fanxx, Yuru Camp, and Mitsuboshi Colors.
I dropped citrus, not really my thing. Poptepepicu is pretty good, it's not in itself the best thing in the world but the fact that it exists is good. Darfranxx had me hyped but it's not really living up to my expectations. The animation is really nice though. Yuru Camp is probably my favourite show of the season, it's super comfy and nice, I like that it's more laid back than most cute girl shows. Colors is also very cute and nice, but it's a little strange.
I'm also watching katanagatari, I like it, but I think nisioisin's writing works better with the crazy directing of monogatari so there's more visual interest while the characters are talking. I still like the show though.
Finally I'm watching texhnolize, I heard it described as "so good it's bad", and I would agree. It's so good at presenting absolute nihilism and desperation that it's hard to watch. But I love it.
297 Name: Anonymous : 2018-02-07 00:33
Yuru Camp and Mitsuboshi Colors are probably my favorite shows this season, after the new Cardcaptor Sakura. Darling in the Franxx is keeping my interest, but it hasn't wowed me.
I like Citrus but it's honestly kind of trash. I'll probably read the manga after the anime finishes.
I like the manga of Pop Team Epic a lot better than the anime, but as you said, it's kind of awesome it got an anime at all. I think it would have been better as a four or five minute short than a full length show.
Texhnolize is by the creator of Serial Experiments Lain, isn't it? I may have to check that out one of these days; Lain is one of my all-time favorite anime.
298 Name: Anonymous : 2018-02-09 19:55
Should I watch Yuru Camp?
299 Name: Anonymous : 2018-02-10 00:04
Do you like comfy shows about cute girls doing cute outdoors things?
If you do, you should absolutely watch Yuru Camp.
It's similar to Yama no Susume, if you liked that.
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300 Name: Anonymous : 2018-02-10 23:08
I should really watch sakura.
I agree that the manga of peptepepicu is better than the anime.
It is by the same creators as Lain, which is also one of my favourite shows. It's slower than lain and not quite as aesthetic, but still really cool. >>298
It's not for everyone, I'd say watch the first episode or two and see what you think, it's very tonally consistent