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January 16, 2018, 06:26:36 PM
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Anime / Re: Citrus
« Last post by TypicalIdiotFan on Today at 06:08:09 PM »
The visuals weren't helping, no, but I don't trust promotional crap.  I've been blindsided too many times by Hollywood to trust posters, previews, or other manipulative propaganda.
Anime / Re: Citrus
« Last post by SQA on Today at 05:51:52 PM »
Yuzu, a high school gyaru who hasn't experienced her first love yet, transfers to an all-girls school after her mother remarries. She's beyond upset that she can't land a boyfriend at her new school. Then, on her first day, she meets the beautiful black-haired student council president Mei in the worst way possible. What's more, she later finds out that Mei is her new step-sister, and they'll be living under the same roof! And so the love affair between two polar opposite high school girls who find themselves drawn to one another begins!

HBO show, Porn, Hentai or Anime?  ;)

I saw some of the stills in the previews and the visual style pointed to being lipstick lesbians with steam clouds.
Anime / Re: Karakai Jozu no TAKAGI-SAN
« Last post by Gadget on Today at 11:31:50 AM »
To be fair, Nishikata has the worst poker face I've ever seen, his entire thought process is expressed on his face. Takagi just has to suggest something, Nishikata's mind starts racing and half her job is already done for her.

Just replace Nishikata with Eren Yeager. (I know both are voiced by Yūki Kaji) And no one can tell the difference.

And Takagi makes very seductive 'mmmmmmmmm?' A middle school girl should not be able to do that.
Anime / Re: Sora Yorimo Tōi Basho (A Place Further Than The Universe)
« Last post by Gadget on Today at 11:20:59 AM »
Still full of energy. The kuudere Shirase turns out to be an idiot. The air head Hinata is actually the smart one. Mari is.....still Mari. Although Mari is not smart or the voice or reason, she's the heart of the group. And her hug is powerful.

Although the comedy don't get in laughter, but it does leave a nice feeling.
Anime / Re: The Ancient Magus' Bride
« Last post by AC on Today at 06:22:56 AM »

Yeah, I didn't get the fox scene either. Seems like a huge segue.

But I gotta admit, this show has a knack for making magical moments. I didn't know watching a fox running through the forest at night, or watching someone saying goodbye can be so visually amazing.
Anime / Re: March comes in like a lion
« Last post by AC on Today at 05:59:15 AM »

That was a beautiful episode. Can't say anything more than that.
Anime / Re: Hakumei to Mikochi
« Last post by AC on Today at 05:35:35 AM »

Hmm, cute.

A show for Type B viewers. I can dig.

I'll stay on.
Anime / Re: Karakai Jozu no TAKAGI-SAN
« Last post by Major Tom on Today at 05:23:09 AM »
To be fair, Nishikata has the worst poker face I've ever seen, his entire thought process is expressed on his face. Takagi just has to suggest something, Nishikata's mind starts racing and half her job is already done for her.

These first 2 episodes has been really adorable , I dare say it's my favourite of the season so far.
Anime / Re: Cardcaptor Sakura - Clear Card
« Last post by TypicalIdiotFan on Today at 03:49:25 AM »

Three things:

1). I do not know where this fits into continuity wise.  The OAV was clearly the ending to the manga, which was not the same at all as the ending of the anime or the second movie, but here we have what appears to either be an attempt to stick to the anime continuity or do some kind of bizarre hybridization of the two.  Even in the CLAMP manga for Clear Card-hen, there were references and, well possibly just fanservice Easter eggs, to events of the anime.  For example, in the scene where Yue is looking over the transparent cards, in the manga there are the 18 original clear cards strewn all over the table, but there is also clearly a block of cards sitting near the book.  This was CLAMP's way of acknowledging, and maybe embracing, the anime's (filler inspired) deck of 52 cards.  Here we have the same number of cards, but there are also flashbacks of Sakura and Syaoran saying goodbye at the airport (anime) instead of the bus station (manga, OAV), while at the same time we have the pink winged bear (manga, OAV) and the exchange between the two (this MIGHT fit into the movie's continuity tho).  They also mention Naoko writing the school play, which happened in the second film (she did not write the play in the TV series).  On the other side, nothing has been mentioned yet about Sakura's dad inheriting half of Clow Reed's power (and whether he can or can't see Nadeshiko's spirit), Yukito and Touya's relationship, and so on.  So I don't know where we're sitting right now.  It seems like they want to hybrid the continuity, similar to how the manga is going about things, which would work just fine really, because the differences are mostly superficial, but they're not outright saying what's true and what isn't yet.

2). The manga has been subtly dropping hints about how the Cardcaptor Sakura universe fits into the Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle universe, and this episode did one as well, with a possible hint being thrown in about what Syaoran has been up to.  TRC eventually became such a convoluted mess that nobody could make any sense out of it, probably not even CLAMP.  They tried too hard to force as many twists as possible for shock value, and it always seemed they just ****ed up what they wanted to do.  Regardless, if they're still going to try to fit TRC into their other works, the best they can do is retcon some shit and try a different approach or something.


Anime / Re: Ryuoh no Oshigoto!
« Last post by TypicalIdiotFan on Today at 03:22:17 AM »

French girl named Charlotte, huh?  God the Japanese love making everything about Infinite Stratos.
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