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#1 Oct 04 2016 at 1:01 PM Rating: Good
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The season has begun. First impressions of what I've seen so far(spoilers only marked if they spoil anything that you don't see in the episode description or the first couple minutes of the first episode):

I suspect that Bloodivores is shaping up to be Vampire Deadman Wonderland.

Izetta, the Last Witch seems interesting. Story of an alternate universe WW2(with no mention of Japan, suspiciously) where the princess of a small kingdom tries to save it from invasion, fails, but runs into an old friend who just happens to be a witch.

Magical Girl Raising Project seems like its going to be something akin to a cross between Madoka and Battle Royale.

The Ancient Magus' Bride feels like a cross between equal parts heartwarming, Flying Witch kinda story and Effed Up Backstory.

Kaiju Girls is silly. But short. While nothing can replace Bananya in our hearts, we shall surely find it replaces the time I would have spent watching more Bananya if it hadn't ended.

Aooni...well, just watch the first episode. Another short one.
#2 Oct 04 2016 at 2:56 PM Rating: Good
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Magical Girl Raising Project seems like the only even remotely interesting show this season.

I should watch Mahoutsukai no Yome though. I love the manga but completely forgot they were doing an anime.
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#3 Oct 04 2016 at 4:37 PM Rating: Good
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The One and Only Poldaran wrote:
Kaiju Girls is silly. But short. While nothing can replace Bananya in our hearts, we shall surely find it replaces the time I would have spent watching more Bananya if it hadn't ended.


Watch Nyanbo! as well, as it takes place in the Yotsuba&! and maybe Azumanga Dioh universe.
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#4 Oct 04 2016 at 10:09 PM Rating: Good
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There is more JoJo, so there is that.
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#5 Oct 05 2016 at 7:22 AM Rating: Good
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There is going to be a live-action JoJo movie, they're starting with Diamond is Unbreakable instead of Phantom Blood for some reason.
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#6 Oct 05 2016 at 7:45 AM Rating: Good
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The One and Only Poldaran wrote:
Magical Girl Raising Project seems like its going to be something akin to a cross between Madoka and Battle Royale.

Looked it up. My guess based on the first episode? Yeah, I was more or less right.

Also, apparently there's a Strike Witches spin off this season called Brave Witches. THE WAR ON PANTS CONTINUES! Smiley: yippee

Now to see if it's simulcasting anywhere I have access to.
#7 Oct 05 2016 at 8:38 AM Rating: Good
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Shaowstrike wrote:
There is going to be a live-action JoJo movie,
Considering all the posing they should just record a fashion show and dub the lines over it.

I'd still watch it.
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#8 Oct 08 2016 at 6:05 AM Rating: Good
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So, "Keijo!!!!!!" is an interesting ecchi anime that goes and screws it up by being too much of a sports anime. Luckily, "My Wife is the Student Council President" is back for another season, so pointlessly naughty anime is reasonably well represented.
#9 Oct 12 2016 at 11:26 AM Rating: Good
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Too many shows to also keep track of anime, but it looks like One Punch Man got a second season.
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#10 Oct 12 2016 at 1:54 PM Rating: Good
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Watch Nanbaka.
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#11 Oct 12 2016 at 7:07 PM Rating: Good
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I keep seeing anime I want to watch but never get around to watching them. 90% of them end up being boring as **** or just really bad quality, or both. Usually I end up just re-watching anime I like. I have a list made of anime I want to watch but haven't seen yet:

Highschool of the Dead
Re: Zero
ore-twintail-ni-narimasu
space-patrol-luluco
KonoSuba
maken-ki
Hibike! Euphonium
Taimadou Gakuen 35 Shiken Shoutai
oshiete gyaruko chan
Dagashi Kashi (started partially but need to finish)
Black Butler(on episode 9 never finished)
Death Note (10 episodes in so far need to finish)
Ore Monogatari!!
Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun
Shimoneta to Iu Gainen ga Sonzai Shinai Taikutsu na Sekai (finished but need to rewatch)
kiniro-mosaic
Nisekoi
Yozakura Quartet
Monster Musume (forgot what episode I was on)
Valkyrie Drive
Date a Live
Keijo
hunter x hunter
Amanchu!
Psycho Mob 100
Amaama to Inazuma
New Game
Flip Flappers

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#12 Oct 13 2016 at 8:39 AM Rating: Good
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Shaowstrike wrote:
Watch Nanbaka.
I'll add it after the new Digimon.
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Death Note (10 episodes in so far need to finish)
Watch the next two, I think 13 is a recap episode, and stop there.
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#13 Oct 13 2016 at 12:27 PM Rating: Good
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lolgaxe wrote:
Too many shows to also keep track of anime, but it looks like One Punch Man got a second season.
Noice! When is it slated for?

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Highschool of the Dead
Marathon that on Halloween if you end up stuck at home. It's got zombies and ridiculous fanservice. Basically, like a Halloween frat party back before those became illegal.

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KonoSuba
Darkness-san. *contented sigh* Smiley: inlove
#14 Oct 13 2016 at 2:24 PM Rating: Good
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Kuwoobie wrote:
I keep seeing anime I want to watch but never get around to watching them. 90% of them end up being boring as **** or just really bad quality, or both. Usually I end up just re-watching anime I like. I have a list made of anime I want to watch but haven't seen yet:

Hunter x Hunter

Mob Psycho 100


Move these two to the top of your list, with Mob Psycho going first because it has the fewer amount of episodes.
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#15 Oct 14 2016 at 4:40 AM Rating: Good
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Really looking forward to season 2 of One Punch Man and Attack on Titan. The best anime I've seen recently was Himouto! Umaru-chan and Shimoneta to Iu Gainen ga Sonzai Shinai Taikutsu na Sekai.
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#16 Oct 16 2016 at 9:27 PM Rating: Good
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Kuwoobie, you're likely finding 90% of anime fairly boring because 90% are. Like any medium, there's a fair amount of junk. If you spent more time curating shows I think you'll end up having an increased likelihood of enjoying each series. This can be as simple as looking up the series on myanimelist.net to see both the rating and similar series. IF you like similar series and it has a good rating, then it's likely worth you time to try.

There's quite a bit on your list I haven't seen, but I'll toss another vote in for Hunter x Hunter. The skeleton is that of a battle shounen, but the author Togashi is quite imaginative, subversive, and fairly focused on world building. The anime will be quite long, and so will be quite a bit of a time investment. An alternative would be to read the manga, as the anime follows it exactly and manga can be consumed at a faster pace than anime.

A recent series I enjoyed was Ping Pong: The animation. It's directed by Masaaki, and so if you're familiar with his other works (Tatami Galaxy, Kaiba, Kemonozume) you have an idea of what to expect.
#17 Oct 16 2016 at 11:15 PM Rating: Excellent
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Of the things you listed, quick thoughts:

space-patrol-luluco : Short, but well done. I personally dislike the short format, but Trigger did a good job.
KonoSuba : Enjoyable character driven show. Highly deranged.
Death Note (10 episodes in so far need to finish) :High tier drama
Psycho Mob 100 : By OPM creator, very reminiscent; basically a Shonen with weird sense of humor.
Re: Zero: Interesting, but goes kinda ham at the end.
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#18 Oct 16 2016 at 11:51 PM Rating: Good
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Kuwoobie, you're likely finding 90% of anime fairly boring because 90% are. Like any medium, there's a fair amount of junk.


Smiley: eek Mind. Blown. Smiley: eek
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#19 Oct 17 2016 at 7:21 AM Rating: Good
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Is this where we all make lists of the best anime and judge one another based off what we've picked? That sounds like a lot of fun to me.

Mahou Madoka
Shin Sekai Yori

Evangelion
Fate:Zero
Kino's Journey
Utena

Psycho Pass S1
Attack on Titan
Cowboy Bebop

Uhh... Monogatari I guess.

Special mention goes to flawed masterpiece Akuma no Riddle and the anime of Chang Ge Xing which will definitely be great whenever or if ever it's made. Also, most anime really does suck, it's hard to think of ten genuinely great ones. This season just looks garbage.
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#20 Oct 17 2016 at 8:13 AM Rating: Good
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Watch Nanbaka.
Would have been nice to have a warning about how it was little more than Tweek x Craig levels of yaoi-bait.
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#21 Oct 17 2016 at 8:58 AM Rating: Good
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So you could have the lube ready and waiting, right?
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#22 Oct 17 2016 at 9:59 AM Rating: Good
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Stuff that I have liked:

Madoka magica
JoJo's bizzare adventure
Death Note
Evangelion
Kill la Kill
Chaika
Akame ga kill (ended whack, but balanced out by Esdeath)
Space patrol luluco
Trigun
Guren Lagan
Cowboy Bebop
Stein's Gate
Showa genroku rankugo
Konosuba

Will probably add more later



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#23 Oct 17 2016 at 11:02 AM Rating: Good
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So you could have the lube ready and waiting, right?
Get the weirdest looks when buying Jergins at three in the morning.
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#24 Oct 17 2016 at 11:07 AM Rating: Good
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Kavekkk wrote:

Uhh... Monogatari I guess.


Ah. Forgot to add that one to my list.

If I were to start listing favorite all-time anime, I'd probably have Kill la Kill on top. I really enjoyed it-- but I feel it would not have been nearly as good if I had watched it all at once as it stands today. There was something about watching one episode every week as they came out and anticipating the next one that made it really exciting somehow. I feel the same way about Walking Dead currently. I know a lot of people who are just now catching up and watch all the episodes back to back and I kind of feel bad for them for having to experience it all that way.

As far as a list of anime I like, it pretty much matches Timelordwho's more or less. I'd add Watamote to it obviously, seeing how I made a whole long emotional thread about it once. I know there are quite a few others I liked but can't even think of them due to being near dead with tiredness.

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#25 Oct 17 2016 at 5:57 PM Rating: Good
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https://myanimelist.net/animelist/Allegorical?status=7&order=4&tag=

A quick reference. I'd probably make a few adjustments now and I haven't updated it as much as I should.

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Shin Sekai Yori - Juuni Kokuki also does a very good job at world building. The biggest crime is that it's part of an ongoing book series and so there is plenty more story.

Kino's Journey - Mushishi. More disconnected stories exploring human nature and our relationship to the world. Possibly gentler and slower paced. For a more heated take look into Casshern Sins.

Utena - Princess Tutu. A fair amount of allegory, and also mimics some of the repetitive scenes. The music is far from original, but also still superb. Princess Tutu is remarkable for its ability to be enjoyed by either taking it too seriously or not at all.

Attack on Titan - Code: Geass. Action and intrigued nonstop.

Monogatari - Katanagatari is by the same author. I cannot deny that Nisio is a skilled technical writer. His word play is marvelous, though often lost in translation. He has more genre awareness than any Japanese writer I know. However, Monogatari was made intolerable for me by those overwhelming focus on fanservice. Katanagatari fixes this.

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Gurren Lagann - Somewhat orthogonal, but you might try Angel Beats!. Angel Beats cares far, far less about manliness or exponentiation, but both series have very likely casts of perhaps somewhat deliberately shallow characters. Both are strong focused on feeling rather than pure plot. Whereas Gurren Lagann is "GWAR" Angel Beats is more "Heck D'aww!"


If I could force anyone to try one series t would be Mononoke (no not princess, and watch the last 3 episodes of Ayakashi: Classic Horror first).

Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki seems to not have gotten too much attention from mainstream western anime fans, even though it's pretty top notch.
#26 Oct 18 2016 at 4:05 AM Rating: Good
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I forgot to mention Death Parade. It's pretty good for an anime a friend made me watch.
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#27 Oct 19 2016 at 10:09 AM Rating: Good
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Well, since someone suggested "Favorite Anime", for me it'd either have to be Twelve Kingdoms or Maria-sama Ga Miteru based on sheer number of times I've watched them, though Overlord is quickly catching up(and I'm preordering the light novels as they come out in the US). That last one might be because I was once more or less in a place where he is in RL at the beginning of the show so it kinda resonates with me. Still really miss my guildmates.

That out of the way, I haven't much been keeping up with anything this season. Still liking Izetta. Love Ancient Magus Bride, but hate its OVA-tastic release schedule. Everything else is short episode shows. Instead, I've marathoned Lucifer on Hulu and iZombie on Netflix(12 ep in). And watched Overlord again.
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I guess my favorites are still Ranma and Slayers. I'm sure if I took a few more seconds to really think about it my answer would be different, but besides One Piece they're the only two shows I can really see myself rewatching.
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#29 Oct 19 2016 at 4:26 PM Rating: Good
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Well, since someone suggested "Favorite Anime", for me it'd either have to be Twelve Kingdoms or Maria-sama Ga Miteru based on sheer number of times I've watched them

I love 12 Kingdoms. It's probably my second favorite fantasy anime (Scrapped Princess is still number 1.)

If I had to pick a favorite series ever I'd probably say Haibane Renmei. It's a very slow burn, and I honestly have no idea why I love it so much, but I really do love it.
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Hmm. Isn't 12 Kingdoms the one with the annoying girl who cries all the time? I'm pretty sure when I was in college I worked as a proofreader and distributor for a few fansub groups. One that was doing 12 Kingdoms.

All I really remember is the girl being annoying and crying in everyone episode. And I don't recall it being very popular at the time of release (relatively speaking).
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#31 Oct 19 2016 at 5:22 PM Rating: Good
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She's like that for the first few episodes but gets over it as time goes on.

Really though, that sort of reaction is pretty realistic. Pretend you're an average moody high school girl. You have a normal, boring life, and then one day a guy show up and proclaims you the queen of fantasy land. Then monsters try to kill you, a magical battle happens, and you get pulled into a fantasy world with no help or explanation. Would you really act like a cliche Hero in those circumstances? No. You'd probably freak the fuck out and cry and scream and be confused as hell (see also, Tidus.) It may be a little annoying, but it also made Youko a much more believable character.
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But can I really trust the recommendations of someone who has the best anime rated 8/10?

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Code: Geass. Action and intrigued nonstop.


I've actually watched a fair chunk of Code Geass, but honestly I thought it was pretty rubbish. The action is very frequent but unsatisfying and boring, and it rather ruins the pacing.
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#33 Oct 20 2016 at 11:41 AM Rating: Good
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She's like that for the first few episodes but gets over it as time goes on.

Really though, that sort of reaction is pretty realistic. Pretend you're an average moody high school girl. You have a normal, boring life, and then one day a guy show up and proclaims you the queen of fantasy land. Then monsters try to kill you, a magical battle happens, and you get pulled into a fantasy world with no help or explanation. Would you really act like a cliche Hero in those circumstances? No. You'd probably freak the fuck out and cry and scream and be confused as hell (see also, Tidus.) It may be a little annoying, but it also made Youko a much more believable character.
It takes a while. She goes crazy. There's character growth. All in all, it's kinda cool.

Edit: I loved ScraPrin. Love how the one lady was a badass wizard because she was macroing her spells.

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