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November 18, 2017, 08:40:23 AM
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Anime / Re: Inuyashiki
« Last post by Gadget on November 17, 2017, 07:45:38 PM »
Hiro's last anchor to reality is gone. He's totally unhinge now. So he cries for his mom, or he cries for himself. He wanted to feel human, and he did. The result is hate and revenge. Cool way of 'bang bang' from the screen. Ultimate doxing.  And otaku and 4chan users bashing.Sometimes I think a person true personality comes out when you are anonymous. People will react differently if your real identity can be known.

Gramps is too cute to be true. Come on. Don't know USB port, Lightning jack, Micro SD card. Good thing he did not interface as serial or parallel port.

The voice acting still feels weird. The VA for the 2 MCs are actors, not professional VAs. Their lack of experience is coming out. But veteran actor for Inuyashiki, Kohinata Fumiyo is no stranger the live production base on anime or manga.  He manages to get some innocence from Gramps.
Anime / Re: Garo: Vanishing Line
« Last post by Gadget on November 17, 2017, 07:23:51 PM »
Horror minions look like a basic Japanese Salary Man.   
Anime / Re: Kino no Tabi (Kino's Journey) -the Beautiful World-
« Last post by Gadget on November 17, 2017, 06:43:23 PM »
False flag and conspiracy cover up! Where is the Clock Tower city or Historical City's Alex Jones Infowar?

The authority got their ass kick by Kino's master. To save face, they cook up a story. Tell people the lies long enough, it will become the truth. I almost believe the revolt story until Kino pointed out most of the old people has walking issues. I also doubt they story of how they overthrow the previous king story. (And I can just picture  Alex Jones shouting and ranting with his face turn red. An he ends the report by asking people to buy his health products.)
Anime / Re: Kujira no Kora wa Sajo ni Utau (Children of Whales Sing on the Sand)
« Last post by Zeitgeist on November 17, 2017, 04:18:43 PM »
Show reminds me of Grimgar as it has all the makings of something fantastic and yet consistently botches the execution
I have a thing for anime about kids learning about a fantastical world. So much so that I even have a word document named "I love Kids" chronicling such series.


who needs character writing when you can just magic your way to Vulcan Mind Meld.
While the world remains interesting the characters most certainly do not. MC is your basic charmingly naive but hesitantly earnest lead you see in every God Damn show. The Female Lead is your basic seemingly apathetic but actually not husk that you also see in every God Damn show. Supposed deuteragonist seems to be Yuu Kanda. There is certainly still hope for future dynamics as new info affects the characters.
I cant tell how old any of these characters are thanks to the art design. While the kids are very obviously kids that Captain dude was apparently old enough to have already had, and lost, a child of his own. Similarly, that guy who has a thing for the Chieftain appears to be an adult and not some teenager. Apparently the Chieftain is 42. She be lookin' good.

Okay, this episode ended quite literally the same way as Fractale ep 3(possibly 4).


Well this just became infinitely less interesting. Here I was hoping for a series of slow reveals which seek to flesh out the fantastical setting and instead they just abruptly up-heave any such opportunity for a more immediate "action"-orientated narrative. I had meant to say, regarding the events of episode 2, that this series felt incredibly video game-like and this episode very much affirmed such thoughts. This is very much a video game and as with such narratives it is kinda shit. Thinking about it, the art design even resembles Gran Blue Fantasy.
Why include that cartoonishly sadistic **** straight outta Guilty Crown?

Ugh. I so very much want to pursue this series but it just so suddenly, and poorly, became something else that at the moment I don't care. I'll have to put this on hold so that in time I can passively forget about it as to not wrestle with myself over making a definitive, conscious drop.

Ouni is reminiscent of Airs Blue of Infinite Ryvius. Lets hope he doesn't randomly **** off midway through the series in a similar manner...Actually, MC here is just MC of Infinite Ryvius...and Kous is just...Folks,  just watch Infinite Ryvius

Anime / Re: Net-juu wo Susume (Recovery of an MMO Junkie)
« Last post by Zeitgeist on November 17, 2017, 01:34:46 PM »

Between the frustrating development of this episode and Morioaka's new, infintely lesser, look, I am rapidly losing the desire to continue.

Sukurai being a massive Scott Pilgrim is only going to cause future problems for both Morioka and Koiwai.

This is some intense wish fulfillment. Morioka went from being a bum with no relationship prospects to being a bum who is actively being courted by 2 eligibile bachelors.

Koiwai's existence is nothing more than a means of padding. He doesn't need to be there. Even with him representing something as an "obstacle" things are progressing so amicably that they may as well not even bother. Morioka and Sakurai already have these canon "coincidences" that they can be accepted as a preordained couple.


Specs? It's a f2p MMO aint no way anyone would be concerned about specs. Unless the MMO itself is shit and terribly optimized.

O Jesus that "cool beauty" model was great.

Does this f2p MMO only have a single server? Irregradless, what are the odds Koiwai would get wrapped up with Morioka's existing online friend base?

And of ****ing course they reveal that Morioka and Sakurai were infact each others' buddy in their previous MMO. **** Me.

Anime / Re: Dragon Ball Super
« Last post by TypicalIdiotFan on November 16, 2017, 07:27:22 PM »
Well, when I meant "kitten" I didn't mean the seiyuu for Bulma.  Hiromi Tsuru has passed away.




And the only thing I can think of right now is that they have lots of time to replace her, because we're going to be doing this ****ing Tournament of Power for the next half year.
Anime / Re: The Ancient Magus' Bride
« Last post by TypicalIdiotFan on November 16, 2017, 05:52:29 PM »
Anime / Re: The Ancient Magus' Bride
« Last post by gedata on November 16, 2017, 05:40:24 PM »
who gives a shit?
Anime / Re: The Ancient Magus' Bride
« Last post by Gadget on November 16, 2017, 06:32:48 AM »
What is so 'Shounen'? Is it because the manga was publish under Monthly Comic Blade, which Wikipedia call it a shounen manga. Looking at the stuff Monthly Comic Blade publish, I think is a mix. But it has more of Seinen or josei stuff. Like Psycho Pass was more josei than seinen. Just because there is a girl an magic does not means is shounen.
Anime / Re: The Ancient Magus' Bride
« Last post by TypicalIdiotFan on November 15, 2017, 08:20:25 PM »
If this is shounen, I don't know what shounen is anymore.
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