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Anime // Manga
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414 Name: Anonymous : 2019-01-01 22:17
>>411
I rewatched Gunbuster and it's even better than I remembered it. I honestly think that it's an impeccable piece of art and no other anime comes close to it.
415 Name: Anonymous : 2019-01-14 22:25
Boogiepop wa Warawanai this season is surprisingly good. I never watched Boogiepop Phantom but my understanding is that this is covering the source material novels from the start so watching Phantom is unnecessary. The first episode of the new adaptation left me kind of unsure, but the first three episodes together are cohesive and fantastic. I'd recommend anyone interested in the series to burn through them all at once. If they continue covering a single novel every three episodes I might just wait between novel arcs to watch it. Treat it like a monthly release instead of a weekly one.
416 Name: Anonymous : 2019-01-22 22:55
>>415
I've been meaning to watch the original. I'd love to hear from a fan how the new one stacks up; maybe I should be watching it instead.
417 Name: Anonymous : 2019-01-24 03:32
>>416
You can safely skip Boogiepop Phantom. I watched it a few years ago. It had great music IIRC, but its easy to tell that the story they adapted was taken from the middle of things so it was quite confusing with little to no answers to questions that come up.

Boogiepop wa Warawanai is an adaptation starting from volume one of the source material. And feels very cohesive and well done. Questions get answers eventually, though the non linear nature might throw some people off, but that means a rewatch will be all the better. I would definitely recommend watching it.
418 Name: Anonymous : 2019-01-24 05:10
>>417
Ah, neat. I'll give it a try then.
Thanks!
419 Name: Anonymous : 2019-01-27 20:15
I started reading Dungeon Meshi and it's been an absolute blast so far. It's like /ck/ and /tg/ teamed up and made a manga.
420 Name: Anonymous : 2019-01-30 21:36
>>419
I recently picked up 6 volumes of it and was really surprised by how nice it was. I love Senshi.
421 Name: Anonymous : 2019-01-31 10:24
Kotonoba Drive is so short. Just as I cuddled under it's warm and cozy blanket, it was over.
But it is sweet nevertheless.
422 Name: Anonymous : 2019-02-02 15:35
I'm reading Super Cub at the moment. It's a really lovely, strangely melancholic manga about a abandoned girl who receives a Honda C90 and her experiences riding it.
If you're a rider then it'll be really nostalgic, as she stumbles into the same things every new rider does, but I think even if you're not it's worth a read.
Oddly, it's apparently actually commissioned by Honda as part of the celebrations for 100 million C90s having been manufactured but it doesn't feel at all like a tie-in.

https://mangadex.org/title/33540/super-cub
423 Name: Anonymous : 2019-02-04 03:18
>>421
I picked it up while it was going and had to wait forever for the last couple of chapters. I'm kind of glad because it made it seem longer.
424 Name: Anonymous : 2019-02-17 00:35
>>423
Looks like AnoKiss is ending next chapter.
Too bad; that's my favorite ongoing yuri manga.
425 Name: Anonymous : 2019-02-18 22:37
Really happy with how Mob Psycho season 2 is going so far.

Also SAO: Alicization is pretty good.
426 Name: Anonymous : 2019-02-25 07:02
Watch Legend of the Galactic Heroes lol
427 Name: Anonymous : 2019-03-07 22:05
i can't say anything about its precedent, but postlabor 2 is good! beautiful art and animation, it makes a really compelling argument too. it's the kind of anime i'd recommend to someone who doesn't really watch anime.
428 Name: Anonymous : 2019-03-08 16:44
>>427
Now I can't wait for them actually making a Postlabor anime.
429 Name: Anonymous : 2019-03-15 01:36
Does anyone read Again!! By Mitsuro Kubo ? I’ve been following it since volume 3 came out

>>414
I agree it is pretty cool
430 Name: Anonymous : 2019-03-16 00:24
Mob Psycho 100 is probably my new favorite anime thanks to season 2
431 Name: Anonymous : 2019-03-16 10:35
Nainai no Onnanoko is about a girl who doesn't have friends. And family. And hobbies. Nothing, basically.
And then she gets an old motorcycle.
It's great.
432 Name: Anonymous : 2019-03-16 12:55
>>431
surely it's unrelated but that made me think of Kino no Tabi
433 Name: Anonymous : 2019-03-17 01:41
>>401
Heh, I too rewatch my favorite anime, but in the spring. It's basically my anime watching anniversary. Every March before April but after daylight savings, I start with my very first anime (and by that I mean the first anime in which I knew what an anime was) and then follow with my favorites from the past years. Incredibly cozy and autistic, I know.
434 Name: Anonymous : 2019-03-17 08:17
>>431
>>422
We're of one mind.
435 Name: Anonymous : 2019-03-20 00:56
The word "autistic" is a bit overused these days by kids trying to act cool, you know.
436 Name: Anonymous : 2019-03-27 00:44
I'm finally getting around to Devilman Crybaby. It's pretty good. At first I was disappointed at the changes it makes from the manga, but the show grew on me after just a few episodes. I guess it would be silly to not change anything else after they already modernized the setting.
437 Name: Paperplane : 2019-03-27 09:51
I am a very picky consumer of any kind of series, show, video game or book because I don't have that much free time and wasting that to mediocre or even bad shows is not what I do. If a trailer, art style or the first episode don't sell, I'm very unlikely to watch/read/play the whole thing. Because of time constraints I will never ever pick up one of these long going series like Naruto or One Piece because I just can't keep up and don't want to sacrifice my limited watchtime to one or two shows.
That's why I prefer short (i.e. 1-3 seasons), high quality shows.
Because of these perquisites, I value SuperEyePatchEWolf on YouTube and his recommendations because his and my taste seem to match a lot and he filters through anime seasons for me and only recommends the best. Not that I exclusively watch everything he recommends but for me personally it's a valuable time saver. So most stuff I recently watched will stem from his recommendations. I guess hardcore weeaboos will call it "casual" but they'd be right, I just can't dedicate the time to watch everything that gets released, especially if it's the mediocre, forgettable stuff that drowns in the flood of each season. And I'm very rarely up to date since I don't actively check for what's new so it happens that I discover an old show years after its release (Samurai Champloo comes to mind)

With that out of the way, I really enjoyed Made in Abyss and Kaiji Ultimate Survivor recently. The first even that much that I bought the manga and me buying manga is really rare. Berserk was the single manga ruler in my bookshelf up until MiA came.

>>430
I liked the first one. Still need to check the 2nd one out someday.
438 Name: Anonymous : 2019-03-27 23:03
I thought Happy Sugar Life was really interesting, but I feel like it's premise rubs a lot of people the wrong way
439 Name: Anonymous : 2019-04-20 06:53
There seems to be a lot of ecchi this season. Not that I'm complaining, mind you. I really like Nande Koko ni Sensei ga.
Dumb smutty anime is my guilty pleasure.
440 Name: Anonymous : 2019-04-20 11:37
Lads my to watch/read list is getting larger by the day, what do read/watch first?
We’ve got your lie in april, future diary, serial experiments lain, eureka seven, five cm per second, the kara no kyoukai movies, and YKK. What would you do, anon?
441 Name: Anonymous : 2019-04-20 19:57
>>440
I recommend Lain, but only because it's my favorite anime.
442 Name: Anonymous : 2019-04-21 02:18
Yo that Carol and Tuesday anime looks really pretty.
443 Name: Anonymous : 2019-04-23 10:41
>>441

So I watched the first episode, man that was pretty funky. I’m still thinking about it rn.
444 Name: Anonymous : 2019-04-23 11:53
>>443
It gets much weirder. Taking your time and thinking about it is the best way to watch Lain.
445 Name: Anonymous : 2019-05-04 08:26
>>442
Just caught up on this last night, brilliant so far.

Reminds me a lot of Sora yori mo Tooi Basho from last year - great style, great music, similar themes.
446 Name: Anonymous : 2019-05-05 23:23
>>442
I was really looking forward to it because of the director (Watanabe) and I am enjoying it a lot.

I also really like this season in general. A lot of people would probably disagree but there are a lot of good shows to watch. My favorites so far are Kimetsu no Yaiba, Amazing Stranger ⅙, Carole and Tuesday, YU-NO and Sewayaki Kitsune no Senko-san. What suprised me the most was Kimetsu no Yaiba. I usually tend to dislike run of the mill shonen but Kimetsu no Yaiba is far from anything that I could dislike. Really loving it so far. The only anime that disappointed me a bit this season was Fairy Gone, PA Works' new original 2 cour anime. I really wanted it to be good but I couldn't watch more than the first episode. Maybe I'll give it another try once the season is over.
447 Name: Anonymous : 2019-05-09 00:08
>>446
I'm really surprised at how much I'm enjoying YU-NO. I went into it expecting cheap ecchi trash, but it's pretty good. The story is keeping me interested.
448 Name: Niggero : 2019-05-10 01:27
446

I'm not too wild for this season, but Uzamaid was pretty great.
449 Name: Anonymous : 2019-05-12 14:00
They announced a new season of Non Non Biyori!
The trailer is on the Local TV.
450 Name: Anonymous : 2019-05-12 18:02
>>449
I hadn't seen the trailer, so thanks for posting it.
Non Non Biyori is one of my favorites. I'm super excited for more.
451 Name: Anonymous : 2019-05-12 22:46
>>449

obligatory nyanpasu
http://nyanpass.com/
452 Name: Anonymous : 2019-07-18 16:02
goddamnit
453 Name: Anonymous : 2019-08-12 04:23
Watching Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou (Girls' Last Tour) and now I feel existential dread.
454 Name: Anonymous : 2019-08-12 10:00
Wait tiil you finish the manga, heh.
455 Name: Anonymous : 2019-08-12 10:35
>>454
>>453
I feel like the manga just makes explicit what the anime implies.
They're both great.
456 Name: Anonymous : 2019-08-16 06:51
I have been enjoying a lot of older manga, the prequel manga to sailor moon has especially been a treat. Buddha is fun as well if not only for the juxtaposition of the serious, somewhat historic nature with very cartoonish visuals.
457 Name: Anonymous : 2019-08-23 23:09
>>456
Sailor V? That's one of my favorites. I actually like it better than the manga of Sailor Moon. Takeuchi isn't very good at writing a large cast and making every character interesting.
458 Name: Anonymous : 2019-08-27 01:39
>>457
>>456
As much as I love the anime, though, I've always felt it changes Minako and Rei's personalities (mostly) for the worse.
459 Name: Paperplane : 2019-08-27 06:48
I just recently finally got to watching EVA. I know, I know. It's been hyped for decades and I'm super late to the party but I just never had the time (i.e. I deemed other stuff more important).
Well what can I say. I am probably one of the few that doesn't have nostalgia goggles for this show since I just saw it a few weeks ago and I also feel like with 24 years I might be just a little older than the target audience since it's basically a coming of age story.

It's always interesting to finally consume such a mythical piece of pop culture after you've already heard so much, seen so many memes and everyone already talked it to death and beyond because you're inadvertently biased by all of this. So what's my verdict?

It was pretty good. I can totally see how it was so influential and I'm even kinda glad I didn't watch it 10 years ago because I can't imagine how much more emotional it would've been if I could've associated with Shinji even more. Even now the ending almost brought me to tears and the unconventional deconstruction of the characters was something I have never seen before.

I am not a very clever man so I can't tell about any potential metaphors for the whole biblical imagery/names and all the metaphors. There's probably tons of interpretations floating around already but I suppose the creators wanted everyone to make up their own mind. That's why I chose not to watch the movies or read any interpretations because I feel like the many unanswered questions the anime left behind are part of the magic. Especially since it's dawning on me that there might not even be a satisfying answer for most of them in the first place.
460 Name: Anonymous : 2019-08-27 10:14
>>459
I didn't see Evangelion until i was ~30, and as much as I enjoyed it I feel like I missed the boat. It totally seems like a teenage show. I think it could have changed my outlook on life if I'd seen it when I was still in high school.
461 Name: Paperplane : 2019-08-27 12:13
>>460
Yes, most themes aren't really relevant to adults anymore but I guess there's still plenty of adults left who need to learn about self acceptance.
462 Name: Anonymous : 2019-09-02 22:52
Healing anime is the best! NNB, Aria and Gochiusa are the only thing keeping me going in these trying times.
463 Name: Anonymous : 2019-09-04 00:23
I can barely watch anime/read manga anymore even though it is one of my passions. Every time something ends I feel a strong depression so I mostly just play older video games and browse the web these days.
Beck is something I can always rewatch.

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