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Sun, 19 Jun 2016 20:48:39

I haven't watched Anime in ages. I should watch my Kill La Kill Blurays again.

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Mon, 20 Jun 2016 15:36:10

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I finished Samurai Jam.

Its about a group of rockers trying to play their forbidden music while the state plays boyband Heavens songs. It's watchable but I wouldn't recommend it. I also think it might be based on a game.

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Tue, 21 Jun 2016 15:01:36
gamingeek said:

Also started The Eccentric Family

In modern-day Kyoto, humans live in the city, while Tanuki roam the earth and Tengu, the sky. The story surrounds a family of Japanese tanuki, the Shimogamo family. These tanuki have the ability to transform into anything they wish. They can change into normal members of human society or any animate/inanimate object. The third son, Yasaburo, enjoys a bustling daily life. He often visits Akadama-sensei, a tengu. Through him, Yasaburo is acquainted with Benten (Satomi Suzuki), a woman whom Akadama taught to fly like a tengu. As the story unfolds, the members of the Shimogamo family are still dealing with the foggy past that surrounds their father's untimely death prior to the series start. What more is that Benten is a member of a social group called "the Friday Fellows" who enjoy a meal of tanuki hot pot at the end of the year. So they must balance between living carelessly, maintaining relationships among other tanuki families, and not getting put into a hot pot by the Friday Fellows.

Seems decent but harder to get into. Sort of like a Pom Poko series but not as good. It did have a totally awesome scene where two giant lucky cat statues faced off with a giant tiger. Hope it picks up because the concept and subject matter are promising.  

Finished this.

Each individual episode isn't satisfying on its own but as part of the one story its telling it's a good anime. Most Ghibli like anime I have see so far, not only because of the Pom Poko tanuki parellels. The last 4 episodes makes up for some of the early uneventful stuff.

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Wed, 22 Jun 2016 12:17:20

Made it two episodes into Haikyuu!

A sport anime about volleyball by production I.G

And its really good, funny and well done. Happy

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:40:54

I finished Haikyuu! part one which is 13 episodes, I think this is one whole season of 26 as there is no ending here, like when I finished ep13 of the Future Diary.

And it was awesome. I can't quite believe how well they capture the spirit of a good sports movie/story. Everything is so perfectly realised and every episode had me wanting to watch the next. Happy

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:45:18

Berserk: Past, Present, and Future

With a new Berserk anime adaptation on the horizon, series superfan Brittany Vincent takes a look at how this legendary manga has been adapted to the screen over the years and what we can hope to see from the upcoming continuation.
Parasyte the Maxim and Aldonah.Zero Released Monday (Updated)
Also live-action Attack on Titan, next Sword Art Online II, new editions of Titan anime, Michiko and Hatchin, Kill la Kill ― An earlier version of this story left out the release of Sword Art Online II Part 4 - apologies for the mistake.

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Thu, 30 Jun 2016 20:07:02

Blue Exorcist Manga Gets New TV Anime Series

Kazue Kato's supernatural series previously inspired TV anime in 2011 ― This year's 31st issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is announcing on Monday that Kazue Kato's Blue Exorcist manga is getting a new television anime series. The official Blue Exorcist website...
Berserk TV Anime's Trailer Posted With English Subtitles
Crunchyroll to start streaming anime on Friday, July 1 ― Media distribution service Crunchyroll began streaming the latest trailer for the new Berserk television anime series with English subtitles. The video debuted in Japan without English subtitles earlier this month, and it previews 9mm
Anime Limited/Funimation Updates
Includes details of new Funimation titles distributed by Anime Limited ― Anime Limited made the following announcements: - Anime Limited confirms it will be distributing titles for Funimation. "We're very excited to be able to help bring fans in the UK many titles from Funimation's catalogue, including the continuation of the...

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Mon, 04 Jul 2016 17:55:03

Finished the first 13 episodes of Chaika The Coffin Princess, animated by BONES.

5 years ago, the 300-year-long war between the alliance of six nations and the Gaz Empire came to an end when Emperor Arthur Gaz, the Immortal Emperor of the Gaz Empire, was finally killed by eight warriors known as the Eight Heroes. After the war, the Empire's lands were divided by the alliance, who later formed the Council of Six Nations to bring peace and order to the land. In the present, Toru Acura is a former Saboteur who lives with his sister Akari. Toru is unable to settle in this peaceful era as there is no demand for his Saboteur skills, and he sees no meaning in his life. While out foraging in the forest, Toru encounters Chaika Trabant, a white-haired girl with a white headband who claims to be a Wizard and saves her from a man-eating unicorn. Taking note of their skills as Saboteurs, Chaika hires Toru and Akari for an important task; she is trying to gather the scattered remains of Arthur Gaz, which is why she travels with a coffin.

And I liked it a lot. It's nothing brilliant, but I was consistently entertained and never bored. The best bit was.... damn it I can't spoil it but it was hilarious.

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Mon, 04 Jul 2016 18:05:05

Universal Studios Japan's Haikyu!! Statues are Highly Realistic


... Maybe a little TOO realistic.... ― This month, Universal Studios Japan inaugurates Universal Jump Summer, a celebration of Japan's most popular manga magazine, Weekly Shonen Jump. Among the attractions is the Universal Jump Exhibition, which showcases exhibits from...



Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Impure King Arc Anime Reveals Teaser Video, Key Visual

New series based on Kazue Katō's manga to premiere in 2017 ― The official website opened on Monday for the Ao no Exorcist: Kyoto Fujō Ō-hen (Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Impure King Arc) anime series with a teaser video


New Blue Exorcist TV Anime's Returning Cast, New Staff, Plot, 2017 Premiere Revealed
Deadman Wonderland's Koichi Hatsumi to direct new series adapting manga's "Kyoto Impure King Arc" ― The August issue of Shueisha's Jump SQ. magazine revealed the main cast, staff, and plot information on Monday for the new Blue Exorcist television anime series.


Attack on Titan Anime's 2nd Season Premieres in Spring 2017
Staff, cast, new visual also revealed ― The staff of the Attack on Titan franchise revealed at the "Shingeki Matsuri" event on Sunday that the anime's second season will premiere in spring 2017. The announcement also reveals a new visual (below) and the second season's staff and cast.


Crunchyroll to Dub, Release Anime on BD/DVD
Titles include: Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, Berserk, Twin Star Exorcists, Gintama, more ― Crunchyroll co-founder and general manager Kun Gao announced at the Crunchyroll panel at Anime Expo on Friday that the company will start dubbing and releasing some of its anime


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Wed, 06 Jul 2016 15:20:03

Official Studio Ghibli-Themed Menu Includes Soot Sprite Burger, Nausicaa Parfait

The upcoming Studio Ghibli retrospective exhibit, "The Great Ghibli Exhibition~From Nausicaa to Red Turtle~,” which opens July 7 in Roppongi Hills, Tokyo, announced its exclusive themed menu on Tuesday. The themed food will be served at the “Museum Café THE SUN," which is

Gantz:0 3D CG Anime Film's New Footage Reveals Daisuke Ono in Lead Role

October 14 film of Osaka arc directed by Tiger & Bunny's Keiichi Satou ― The official website for GANTZGASP, the upcoming "full 3D CG" anime film based on Hiroya Oku's Gantz manga, posted new footage to announce that Daisuke Ono will voice the lead role of Masaru Katō

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Thu, 07 Jul 2016 16:04:51
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Thu, 07 Jul 2016 16:11:08

Some of those are a gross miscast. Tadokoro isn't even big or burly. Makishima is way off as well. Shingo looks like a dork when he's all business in the series. Midousuji is kind of alright I guess.

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Thu, 07 Jul 2016 16:11:53

I watched the first episode of Berserk. I dunno what to think of it.

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Thu, 07 Jul 2016 16:51:54
SteelAttack said:

I watched the first episode of Berserk. I dunno what to think of it.

This is the 90s one right? Really old animation style, very cheap, sometimes they even pan the camera around a still drawing. But overall it does a better job that the 3 newer movies. Those movies cover everything in the series in a short hand if you like and they look more modern with 3D character models. But overall the series is better. This is show you have make it to end to get it.

It starts fairly innocuously as more of a traditional knights tale, then becomes kinda twisted near the end.

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Thu, 07 Jul 2016 17:08:43

No, it's the new one, the one airing on Crunchyroll.

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Thu, 07 Jul 2016 17:24:01
SteelAttack said:

No, it's the new one, the one airing on Crunchyroll.

Then you should not be watching that series until you've either seen the older series or watched all 3 of the newer movies. The new series on Crunchy is set well after the events in the Golden Age.

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Fri, 08 Jul 2016 17:44:11

I started and gave up on Sasami-San @ Ganbari

It's confusing and annoying and just weird for the sake of being weird. It doesn't help that the series doesn't explain that the main characters are all Gods capable of altering reality. Instead you just have weird stuff happening for no apparent reason. And it desperately needs an English dub because of the amount of dialogue and exposition in it, you literally have to pause to read the subs carefully.

By the end of episode 3, I was done.

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Sat, 09 Jul 2016 15:09:58
gamingeek said:

Then you should not be watching that series until you've either seen the older series or watched all 3 of the newer movies. The new series on Crunchy is set well after the events in the Golden Age.

Yeah I stopped. Will look for the first series, or maybe the manga.

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Sat, 09 Jul 2016 16:20:42
Errr the manga has been on forever and is still going. It'll take forever to read it all and it starts after the Golden Age which is actually the starting point of the story. Which is why the original anime and movies all start from the golden age.

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Sat, 09 Jul 2016 20:05:36

Og animu it is then

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