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Tue, 02 Aug 2016 16:07:21

Damn, you're still so early on it it.

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Tue, 02 Aug 2016 16:15:05

Watched the first 9 eps of Maid Sama.

Very funny school and Maid Cafe set comedy

Watched the first part of Muv Luv Alternate, a mech vs monsters series. Not brilliant but watchable.

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Tue, 02 Aug 2016 16:58:37

Started watching the Evangelion remake movies. Still hate Shinji. Still get a hard-on @Misato. Someone explained to me some disturbing shit about Rei. I am going to watch End of Evangelion today.

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Tue, 02 Aug 2016 17:36:31

I cant find the OG series here.

They remade it as movies? Details please.

What order do you watch them in, what are they called etc?

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Tue, 02 Aug 2016 17:47:42

Original series goes first. Overall bleak in tone and with an ending that will make you go wtf. Story arcs for minor characters unfold with more time.

Then End of Evangelion. It supposedly shows an alternate ending where things go different than in the series. It also explains useful shit about NERV and stuff.

Then the movie remakes. They are weirdly named. Evangelion 1.111, 2.222 and 3.333 or something like that, with an equally weird subtitle each. (You) can not redo and shit like that. There are three of them, of four planned but the director is busy doing japanese Godzilla. They basically are a retelling of the og story but with less filler and a lighter tone.

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Tue, 02 Aug 2016 17:54:46

I'll try for the movies then, thanks. I hear the company here has delayed one of these films indefinitly though. angry

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Thu, 11 Aug 2016 17:56:16

Anime watching update:

Continuing Gurren Lagaan, now past the point where the story changes. Like Kill la Kill I have no idea why they do this halfway flip thing. It just back ends everything and makes the first half of the series seem pointless. The early part of the story should have been done a lot sooner. They do some totally awesome action animation but they need plot development and a decent script.

Made is past the Naruto vs Souske fight in Naruto. Damn....... epic fight. Some amazing animated motion. Want more. Luckily I found season 6 in a used DVD store, so now I can continue watching it.

Nearing the end of Maid Sama. Great show, very funny must buy this one. They also do manga style comedy triages better than I've seen before.

On the back end of season 1 of Haikyu!! I am getting a bit fatigued by the constant volleyball action - feel it could have more character development outside of the court. However, it wins me back some some awesome moments and feelings of team spirit.

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Thu, 18 Aug 2016 14:26:27

Bleach Manga Gets Live-Action Film in 2018 Starring Sōta Fukushi

Live-action Gantz film's Shinsuke Sato directs film ― This year's 38th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is revealing on Monday that Tite Kubo's Bleach manga is getting a live-action film adaptation

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Sat, 20 Aug 2016 14:56:52

The House of Small Cubes (film).

The Diary of Tortov Roddle (series).

There are short animes, too.

This is even shorter. Watch it instead of playing Beyond Eyes.

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Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:35:16

Back eyes?

I finished Haikyu first season? End of episode 24 or 26-ish.

Great show, the ending was a little.... but you can understand why they did it. In the final match I was so into it, I was like fist pumping like in a world cup football match.

Finished Maid Sama, great series, very fun and lighthearted. I was a little thrown by the last episode, which I now assume it was an OVA. As it was 10 minutes and led nowhere.

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Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:33:54

Finished Muv Luv Total Eclipse and it's meh.

26 episodes of meh.

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Thu, 25 Aug 2016 10:28:28

I think I've reached the point when Naruto becomes filled with filler episodes.

Its after the Souske fight at the waterfall. Now Nauruto is being randomly paired up with other Genin to go on jaunts about the country, with the faintest and barest of threads linking to the main story. It's still very watchable but you can feel that they don't have a direction now.

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 17:23:30

Hunter X Hunter they are finally going to start the final stage of the Hunter Exam in the next episode.

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Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:04:11

I finished The Familiar of Zero completely.

And it paid off. I really like this series. It's a Harem comedy with fantasy elements. It's not top notch or anything but it is extremely likable, often funny and mixes in just enough fantasy storytelling to keep things interesting. smiley

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Tue, 06 Sep 2016 02:07:10

I watched the first two episodes of One Punch Man. I was just happy to know where that guys face I see on gaf is from. Funny show. Still anime is not for me.

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Wed, 07 Sep 2016 17:56:58
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I watched the first two episodes of One Punch Man. I was just happy to know where that guys face I see on gaf is from. Funny show. Still anime is not for me.

Every show is different!

I don't like The Middle but I love Seinfeld. etc etc. Try Attack on Titan nao.

If you can watch that and not get into it there is no hope for you.

I have been watching Ouran High School Host Club - I thought it was a recent anime but its over a decade old. The animation quality is of the period which is to say a lot worse than recent stuff. It's a reverse Harem comedy situation with a Host Club filled with suave guys trying to romance and seduce girls. At first I didn't like it, but it get a lot better and the English dub really helps. It's like a Funimation All Stars cast, with many of the regulars doing their thing with a standout performance by the Fullmetal Alchemist himself Grinning

Finished the first two Evangelion remake movies - enjoyed them, could see the story was a bit dated but it was still engrossing. My favourite scene is when they go into quarantine at the marine station LOL

Captain Earth just showed up. Happy

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Thu, 08 Sep 2016 11:55:41

Poll Picks the Top 10 Anime Opening Sequencesposted on 2016-09-07

An anime series' opening sequence is where staff can kick things off and really sell the premise of their show. A comedy or drama can include short sequences introducing its cast, an action show will use quick cuts of battles, and mecha series can show pans of its highly detailed robots.

The Anime! Anime! website asked its readers to pick which opening sequence they think is the coolest. Choices were solicited on Twitter with a total of 26 openings put up for a vote. The poll then opened on August 30 and ran until September 4. A total of 756 men and women participated.


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The top 10 results are:


  1. "This Game" by Konomi Suzuki (No Game, No Life)
  2. "Guren no Yumiya" by Linked Horizon (Attack on Titan)
  3. "abnormalize" by Ling Tosite Sigure (Psycho-Pass)
  4. "Tank!" by The Seatbelts (Cowboy Bebop)
  5. "Kyōran Hey Kids!!" by THE ORAL CIGARETTES (Noragami Aragoto)
  6. "Gekidō" by UVERworld (D.Gray-man)
  7. "*~Asterisk" by Orange Range (Bleach)
  8. "Goya no Machiawase" by Hello Sleepwalkers (Noragami)
  9. "Lupin the Third '80" by Yuji Ohno (Lupin the Third: Part II)
  10. "X-encounter" by Maon Kurosaki (Tokyo Ravens)
  11. "Golden Time Lover" by Sukima Switch (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)

The results definitely show a favoritism towards series released in the last decade with the exception of Lupin the Third: Part II, Cowboy Bebop and Bleach.


Can't get enough of anime openings? You can check out Jacob Chapman's Set List columns counting down the top 10 opening themes of 2015, 2014, 2009, and 2004.

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Fri, 09 Sep 2016 18:22:35

Watched the first 6 episodes of Kill Me Baby.

It's a skit show, each episode has a multitude of short skits. Seems to me like it was based on a USA comic newspaper strip equivalent. The setup is about two schoolgirls, one of whom is an assasin and the other normal schoolgirl keeps trying to get the better of the assasin using her warped sense of logic.

It can be very funny, and it can be just okay. It's pretty good on the whole but because of the random skit setup nature of it, you don't feel very fufilled by the end of each episode and obviously it doesn't have a story thread or ongoing plot.

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Sun, 18 Sep 2016 21:58:18

The Hunter's Exam is finally over in Hunter X Hunter.

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