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December 12, 2017, 08:42:55 PM
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Anime / Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Last post by MCAL on November 21, 2017, 04:26:12 PM »
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Here they are! The famous Eizen faces!
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Anime / Re: Blend S
« Last post by Major Tom on November 21, 2017, 03:04:33 AM »
....is anyone a little creeped out by Dino? He's a good 10 years older than Maika......
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Anime / Re: Net-juu wo Susume (Recovery of an MMO Junkie)
« Last post by Zeitgeist on November 19, 2017, 05:15:04 PM »
Yeah, I actually saw that coming back when Morioka mentioned not playing an MMO and having companions like these since then, but the confirmation of it this episode just made me groan.  There's coincidences, and then there's this shit.

Yea I had made mention of it when commenting on episode 3 and it is just so needless. Beyond being needless, It leaves me somewhat wondering if the author thinks such details are some form of "reincorporation" where we as viewers are supposed to receive "reveals" as "revelations" and examples of "foreshadowing." I just wind up hating it all. They were even throwing some glances suggesting Koiwai is some former-bigshot on teh interwebs. All this nonsense minutia not only adds nothing to the narrative but creates weird barriers for entry - if you were to enjoy this series as a light-hearted rom-com depicting a hopeful wish fulfillment you will now need literal YEARS of MULTI game spanning, pure coincidence driven, history to match the level of compatibility displayed by this couple.

And yet, when this show gets in a groove, and manages to make me forget about the bullshit surrounding the events(granted it does so by side-stepping the issue entirely by presenting a light-hearted tone) I find myself enjoying it. One need only look to my previous post,  each episode has an early scene which makes me want to quit but by the end of an episode I am left having had a positive experience.
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Anime / Re: Kino no Tabi (Kino's Journey) -the Beautiful World-
« Last post by hyperknees91 on November 19, 2017, 04:28:16 PM »
You know I didn't get the whole cane thing until I read the posts in this forum and thought about it for a second. God I'm slow.
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Anime / Re: Animegataris
« Last post by Gadget on November 19, 2017, 12:54:08 PM »
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Megumin !!!!! EXPLOSSSIIIIOOOONNN!!!
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Anime / Re: Kino no Tabi (Kino's Journey) -the Beautiful World-
« Last post by SQA on November 19, 2017, 04:04:23 AM »
I thought the story was just as much a lie as the "real" history.  There's no way two people holed up in a clock tower did all that.  Not by themselves.  I don't care how badass Kino's master is supposed to be. The truth is somewhere in between.  Probably.

A very Japanese approach, where none of the observers are truly correct.

Also, it's fairly common historically to make monuments to "victories" that were total losses. As long as your nation is still there after the fact, it doesn't matter how badly you lost, in a few years it'll simply be remembered as the "great victory!".
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Anime / Re: March comes in like a lion
« Last post by TypicalIdiotFan on November 19, 2017, 01:49:22 AM »
Eventually, the saving of Hina might not be stopping the bullying, but stopping her from doing something worse.
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Anime / Re: Kino no Tabi (Kino's Journey) -the Beautiful World-
« Last post by TypicalIdiotFan on November 19, 2017, 01:47:45 AM »
I thought the story was just as much a lie as the "real" history.  There's no way two people holed up in a clock tower did all that.  Not by themselves.  I don't care how badass Kino's master is supposed to be. The truth is somewhere in between.  Probably.
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Anime / Re: Net-juu wo Susume (Recovery of an MMO Junkie)
« Last post by TypicalIdiotFan on November 19, 2017, 01:42:48 AM »
Yeah, I actually saw that coming back when Morioka mentioned not playing an MMO and having companions like these since then, but the confirmation of it this episode just made me groan.  There's coincidences, and then there's this shit.
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Anime / Re: March comes in like a lion
« Last post by Gadget on November 18, 2017, 09:37:49 PM »
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Damn the ending was just satisfying as hell. If everyone wants to pretend like it's all okay and it's none of their business, make it the way that it's impossible to ignore the situation. The teacher messed up and now she needs to do something in order to gain the control of the class back. Hoping that it won't backfire on Hina though. But the game is on!

2nd season has superb so far<3

The home room teacher realize that she screw up the first time. And it's biting back at her. Not only she can be call in for investigation, she lost the respect of the class.

Rei's and baseball boy solution seems to make things worst. But Rei correctly deduce that Hinna wants more than pay back.

I used to help out a school youth pastor. He was an ex delinquent himself. The dynamic of a girl gang and boy gang are rather different. A boy has a chance to graduate into a big brother in a secret society, or Yakuza in Japan. The boys want identity and security in a group.  But not a chance for the girls. They will not be accepted into a secret society. The want to be acknowledge by power. And they only fear someone who got more power then them.
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