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October 21, 2017, 01:41:09 AM
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Games / Re: Doki Doki Literature Club
« Last post by The Big Guy on October 12, 2017, 09:48:47 PM »
The VN contingent on this forum has basically left or have become perpetual lurkers like myself. It's a shame, I know a bunch of people on this forum were hype for subahibi and such and now I can't discuss. Ah well.
Anime / Inuyashiki
« Last post by Zeitgeist on October 12, 2017, 05:35:09 PM »

MAPPA is certainly keeping busy

2D Ajiin meets Parasyte with some Gantz level of violence towards the homeless.   

Now I feel like a real asshole for never responding to my parents.
Some classic Japanese "body horror" shots.
The random old guy gimmick is amazing. I want some Grandpa-driven action sequences.

No idea what is to come but am interested.
Anime / Re: Black Clover
« Last post by TypicalIdiotFan on October 12, 2017, 04:51:20 PM »
Yeah, I basically was only half paying attention to this episode while watching it and felt like I missed nothing.
Anime / Re: Black Clover
« Last post by Zeitgeist on October 12, 2017, 03:49:52 PM »
Yea I said it was shit but when placed against the other week 2 episodes(as of Wednesday) I found myself reluctantly watching this.


Impressive One Piece levels of padding. You could skip the first 5 minutes and miss nothing.
Scratch that.
The entire episode was completely ****ing pointless.

This Sasuke kid is gonna need one compelling arc to justify his existence.
Anime / Re: Kujira no Kora wa Sajo ni Utau (Children of Whales Sing on the Sand)
« Last post by Zeitgeist on October 12, 2017, 03:05:34 PM »

That Shin Sekai character art.

Utterly fascinating.
Talk about my kind of ****ing anime.
Seriously this is my most preferred genre/concept.

Sadly, I can't see this being anything but a slightly more modern Fractale(a.k.a the biggest disappointment post episode 3 I have ever experienced). Despite the Zetsuen vibes, every captivating scene was followed by either shit comedy or just hamfisted execution. So, while I am interested I'm not truly enthralled. Which is upsetting since this episode had the aesthetic, the world intrigue, and the assumed character dynamic to leave me nothing but a quivering fanboy aching for more.
Having said that, this is undeniably the show I am most interested in this season.
Anime / Re: Ousama Game
« Last post by TypicalIdiotFan on October 12, 2017, 02:55:34 PM »

Yep, "act like complete assholes to each other".  That's all we got here.  Worst thing is, Natsuko is right, that humans need to do whatever it takes to survive.  That is what Nobuaki is proposing, and since he knows more about the game than she does, he should serve as a useful tool in that survival.  Instead, for whatever reason, she just decides to turn on him, as if she's blaming him for this shit.  Maybe she is, I don't know.  Nobuaki is just as much an imbecile here, though, as he's trying to get in the way of their survival.  Maybe Shouta was right, and now that Nobuaki is in "his" shoes, he doesn't like the idea of the girl he likes screwing someone else.  Still, Nobuaki is all about everybody sticking together to survive, so what's his plan?  Do none of the commands, and then just somehow stop people from hanging themselves?  Did they try that before?  Did it work?  Obviously not.  Even if you did, the power of the King's Game has proven that the "King" can just kill you himself anyway in a much more horrible fashion.  So what option do you have?  What's his plan?  Natsuko has all the right in the world to be annoyed by his indecisiveness.

I am also not sure I like the mood whiplash going on here, which is just being done for shock value.  In a matter of a minute or so, we go from attempted rape (for survival!) to pragmatic sexy time (for survival!) because our main heroine is secretly a huge ****.  Fine, whatever, I mean, it was kind of obvious she wasn't such a great person to begin with, but she's actually a sociopath, borderline psychopath.  Great.  What a perfect and convenient addition to this game.  Of course, the King apparently sets this shit up just to torture Nobuaki, because otherwise there's no reason for the King to do this twice to the same guy.  Maybe the King was mad he survived the first one, who knows.  So of course somehow Nobuaki ends up in a new school with a psychopath who will be the perfect antagonist in this death game.  How unlucky for him.



Since I don't give a **** about this show, I went and spoilered myself on everything and oh my, it is even stupider than I thought.

Nope nope nope nope nope.  I'm out.
Anime / Re: Ousama Game
« Last post by Gadget on October 12, 2017, 09:40:29 AM »
It's not how people die. It's about how people will change if they want to survive. Basically, logic is the first victim.
Anime / Re: Kino no Tabi (Kino's Journey) -the Beautiful World-
« Last post by hayama on October 12, 2017, 08:57:48 AM »
Yeah I would definitely expect that episode to be there because it's one of the most important in defining Kino's character. I think they're doing the Coliseum one because the guy with the dog is a recurring character in the novels and they may want to utilize it more in the show. I'm happy to hear those are the only two being redone! I really hope that some of the episodes will be a medley of stories like in the first season (episodes 3, 5, and 11).
Anime / Re: Kino no Tabi (Kino's Journey) -the Beautiful World-
« Last post by gedata on October 12, 2017, 04:34:39 AM »
My one concern right now is that the next episode is a redo of one from the original series. I'm hoping that they're doing this just because the story introduces one of the few stable characters in the light novel besides Kino and Hermes, but I'll be disappointed if they do a number of episodes that were already adapted in the original because I want more storylines adapted from the original light novel in this one cour (?) anime. I will be ecstatic if this ends up being another multi-season slice of life though. I don't know how long the light novels went on for but I think there's enough source material to do at least one or two seasons after this.

Here's a list of episode titles. From these alone we can tell that one other story already adapted in the 2003 anime will be here, and that's the Country of Adults. Perfectly reasonable since it'll give the audience a look at how Kino ended up the kind of person she is now. The Coliseum story being redone isn't something I'm particularly interested in since it really has no reason to be here.
Games / Re: Doki Doki Literature Club
« Last post by TypicalIdiotFan on October 12, 2017, 02:09:01 AM »
I've played them before, I just don't anymore.  I have virtually no time with my life schedule to watch anime as it is.
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