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Post by Onderhond » May 22nd, 2019, 4:07 pm

Just read the French are getting a theatrical release of Promare. Couldn't be more jealous.

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Post by mjf314 » July 21st, 2019, 2:30 am

I finished Princess Tutu today. I think it started out good, but I got bored in the middle, and it got better near the end. Overall it was a disappointment.

It reminded me a little of Revolutionary Girl Utena, but I don't think it's as good as Utena.

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Post by Armoreska » July 21st, 2019, 7:36 am

My experience is started at 7, dipped to 6, then ended with 8. Much better than Utena which started as an 8 then dipped to 6 by the middle and didn't end any better.
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Post by Onderhond » July 21st, 2019, 9:06 am



With director credits for Koji Morimoto and Michael Arias, amongst a bunch of others. Coming to Netflix apparently.

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Post by fori » July 21st, 2019, 9:16 am

Onderhond wrote:
July 21st, 2019, 9:06 am


With director credits for Koji Morimoto and Michael Arias, amongst a bunch of others. Coming to Netflix apparently.
Cool, I’d been wondering if the Neo Tokyo through to Short Peace limb of anime would live on. I guess so!

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Post by Onderhond » July 21st, 2019, 9:37 am

Anthologies seem like a perfect match for anime. It's an industry where the money is scarce but directors have a strong signature style and are allowed to push it through. Projects like Redline are doomed to fail (commercially at least), these anthologies are a much safer bet.

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Post by mjf314 » July 21st, 2019, 6:34 pm

Armoreska wrote:
July 21st, 2019, 7:36 am
My experience is started at 7, dipped to 6, then ended with 8. Much better than Utena which started as an 8 then dipped to 6 by the middle and didn't end any better.
Utena had some boring parts too, but I liked the good parts of Utena more than the good parts of Tutu.

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Post by wasabi » July 22nd, 2019, 4:26 pm

I rewatched Kamisama Kiss, and loved it as much as saw it the first time. It's lovely, cute, and made me want to have a fox fairy again. Our Home's Fox Deity was the first animation made me want to have one.

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Post by mjf314 » September 14th, 2019, 11:40 pm

I watched Violet Evergarden. I thought it was very average. Luckily it's only 13 episodes. I probably wouldn't have finished it if it was longer.

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Post by monty » September 15th, 2019, 11:42 am

fori wrote:
July 21st, 2019, 9:16 am
Onderhond wrote:
July 21st, 2019, 9:06 am


With director credits for Koji Morimoto and Michael Arias, amongst a bunch of others. Coming to Netflix apparently.
Cool, I’d been wondering if the Neo Tokyo through to Short Peace limb of anime would live on. I guess so!
Don't expect much of a story though. This seems to be more along the lines of an extended music video. Courtesy of country music singer-songwriter Sturgill Simpson, the animated Netflix film, “Sound & Fury,” is to be accompanied by a simultaneously released album this fall. The film consists of individual anime segments set against each song on Simpson's companion album.

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Post by fori » September 21st, 2019, 7:20 am

monty wrote:
September 15th, 2019, 11:42 am
fori wrote:
July 21st, 2019, 9:16 am
Onderhond wrote:
July 21st, 2019, 9:06 am


With director credits for Koji Morimoto and Michael Arias, amongst a bunch of others. Coming to Netflix apparently.
Cool, I’d been wondering if the Neo Tokyo through to Short Peace limb of anime would live on. I guess so!
Don't expect much of a story though. This seems to be more along the lines of an extended music video. Courtesy of country music singer-songwriter Sturgill Simpson, the animated Netflix film, “Sound & Fury,” is to be accompanied by a simultaneously released album this fall. The film consists of individual anime segments set against each song on Simpson's companion album.
Don’t worry, anyone familiar with these sorts of compilations will know that narrative is often not a central aspect. Forgot to mention Modest heroes in my post though.

I recently watched the JoJo’s: Golden Wind series with my wife and surprisingly she loved it, and we’ve gone backwards through all the David Production shows and are now halfway through Stardust Crusaders. I’d seen them all before, but it’s been fun revisiting. The formula of series is so simple yet so effective. The start of Diamond is Unbreakable is still garbage though. Actually hyped for Stone Ocean now.

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Post by Armoreska » January 17th, 2020, 11:16 pm

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Post by mjf314 » January 18th, 2020, 12:02 am

I'm 20 episodes into Shin Sekai Yori, and I like it so far.

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Post by wasabi » January 18th, 2020, 2:38 am

I finished watching Mo Dao Zu Shi, and I liked it a lot. It's availabe on YouTube with English subs:

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Post by fori » January 18th, 2020, 5:03 am

wasabi wrote:
January 18th, 2020, 2:38 am
I finished watching Mo Dao Zu Shi, and I liked it a lot. It's availabe on YouTube with English subs:
Season 3 when?!! Apparently the best storylines are in the next part of the book!!

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Post by wasabi » January 18th, 2020, 6:05 am

@fori Some articles said it's gonna have Chibi animation in 2020. I basically read the book since I want to know the whole story.
@mjf314 I saw a few eps of the tv-series, I don't think I will finish it; however, the casting was really good.

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Post by mjf314 » January 22nd, 2020, 12:38 am

I started watching the J-drama, Hanazakari no Kimitachi e (2007). It's similar to Ouran High School Host Club, so I think fans of Ouran would like it.

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Post by metaller » January 22nd, 2020, 8:05 am

I think I'm getting old and instead of going for new stuff, I started a rewatch of Rurouni Kenshin. I still enjoy it about as much as I did back in the day as a teenager. No doubt though that the overall standard of animation quality is much higher today. I don't know when it started, because I didn't follow anime much for a lot of the 2000s and 2010s, but even the run-of-the-mill shows today look way better than even most prime of OVAs back then.

That said Kenshin still does look perfectly watchable, and I still just love the character design of that era.

I think I'll give Trigun a rewatch after that.

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Post by flavo5000 » January 24th, 2020, 2:45 pm

Onderhond wrote:
May 22nd, 2019, 4:07 pm
Just read the French are getting a theatrical release of Promare. Couldn't be more jealous.
I saw Promare in the theater late last year. That movie is a hell of a lot of fun in the theater especially. The visuals are so insane.

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Post by flavo5000 » January 24th, 2020, 2:46 pm

Just saw Weathering with You in the theater last week. It was a solid movie from Shinkai but not one of his best. Gets a little narratively muddy toward the end.

I also just watched Gundam Thunderbolt: December Sky a couple days ago. That's an odd duck of a Gundam movie. None of the main characters are terribly likable and the soundtrack is crazy (although I really dug it for the most part). The action sequences with the free jazz score worked really well for me but the dialogue was just awful. Still unsure what to think of this one but will watch the next movie to close it out anyway.

Also watched a couple episodes of Magical Play which I found to be mostly just obnoxious and silly.

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Post by Onderhond » January 24th, 2020, 2:59 pm

flavo5000 wrote:
January 24th, 2020, 2:45 pm
I saw Promare in the theater late last year. That movie is a hell of a lot of fun in the theater especially. The visuals are so insane.
Still waiting :verymad:

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Post by mjf314 » January 24th, 2020, 3:26 pm

flavo5000 wrote:
January 24th, 2020, 2:45 pm
Onderhond wrote:
May 22nd, 2019, 4:07 pm
Just read the French are getting a theatrical release of Promare. Couldn't be more jealous.
I saw Promare in the theater late last year. That movie is a hell of a lot of fun in the theater especially. The visuals are so insane.
I saw it in the theater in October.

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Post by wasabi » January 26th, 2020, 5:15 am

mjf314 wrote:
January 22nd, 2020, 12:38 am
I started watching the J-drama, Hanazakari no Kimitachi e (2007). It's similar to Ouran High School Host Club, so I think fans of Ouran would like it.
Another one I saw long time ago but forgot to check.

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Post by Onderhond » February 20th, 2020, 4:31 pm

So Promare was everything I hoped it would be.

Anyone have any more info on this project:
Sol Levante by Netflix + P I.G, first 4K anime. The bits of actual animation there look frigging insane though.

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Post by funkybusiness » February 21st, 2020, 12:55 am

they were grading it as of two days ago, per the director's twitter. sez she's been told it drops March 23rd. looks bonkers for hand-drawn animation.

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Post by wasabi » May 17th, 2020, 4:05 am

I finished The File of Young Kindaichi
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0348952/
I liked it more than Detective Conan.
Fun fact of Kindaichi: BGM of Inuyasha was 99% similar to Kindaichi. They both composed Kaoru Wada.

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Post by Chilton » May 27th, 2020, 7:10 pm

Some days ago ScreenAnime was launched, an online anime film festival with what seems to be a monthly updated line-up. Looks cool, but unfortunately only available in the UK and Ireland now.

Are there any good anime streaming services out there?

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Post by Onderhond » May 27th, 2020, 7:14 pm

That's a pretty awesome line-up. Damn you regional rights!

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Post by kingink » May 28th, 2020, 6:45 pm

Have you guys watched Ajin?
It's a 3D CGI based anime so a lot iof people dismiss it, but I thought it was great!

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Post by Armoreska » May 28th, 2020, 7:18 pm

I'll add it to my ever-increasing try-list, but the one reviewer I know I'm somewhat aligned with has disliked the story even more the the 3D.
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Post by Onderhond » May 28th, 2020, 8:16 pm

It's not terrible, but not strong enough for an entire 13-episode season, let alone follow-up seasons. The 3D isn't that bad really, unless you belong to the people who hate that kind of cel-shaded style.

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