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Reg
12/04/18 10:43:04 AM
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Do NOT pick your favorite of these manga - Results (5 votes)
One Piece
0% (0 votes)
0
My Hero Academia
20% (1 vote)
1
Attack on Titan
0% (0 votes)
0
Slam Dunk
20% (1 vote)
1
Haikyuu!!
0% (0 votes)
0
Kingdom
40% (2 votes)
2
Seven Deadly Sins
0% (0 votes)
0
The Promised Neverland
20% (1 vote)
1
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
0% (0 votes)
0
Tokyo Ghoul:re
0% (0 votes)
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In volumes, magazines, and adaptations. But not enough at all.

Pick whichever series you want of that list. Just not your favorite.

https://www.google.com/docs/about/
https://myanimelist.net
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http://because.moe

Roba
Prof
SHINE
PJ
Koala
Lens
Voltch
BK
Pyre
LTM

Granzon
Mac
swordz
Bane
Reg
LapisLazuli
12/04/18 10:50:41 AM
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I picked Kingdom because I don't know what it is.
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Reg
12/04/18 10:53:09 AM
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I don't either but it sold millions of copies this year.
Tokoyami
12/04/18 10:54:27 AM
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I'm interested in The Promised Neverland so I picked that
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Bane
pyresword
12/04/18 11:11:06 AM
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I picked Slam Dunk because it's a sports manga which means it is almost for sure not my favorite.
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Sherry_Tueli
12/04/18 12:00:47 PM
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Tokoyami posted...
I'm interested in The Promised Neverland so I picked that


This
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voltch
12/04/18 12:17:58 PM
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Didn't Kingdom start to do a lot bigger numbers after a TV special aired?
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Mac Arrowny
12/04/18 12:33:23 PM
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Going back and listening to zts's old pre-Umineko music.

This is amazing why have I never done this before.
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Popcorn_Fairy
12/04/18 2:08:19 PM
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swordz9
12/04/18 2:10:13 PM
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Oh hey I have Hulu so that works for me
LapisLazuli
12/04/18 2:22:55 PM
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Oh hey, so I CAN cancel FUNi.
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pyresword
12/04/18 2:27:51 PM
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Hasn't Hulu always gotten almost all Funimation shows?

I at least know they did during the period when I was in college (2011-2015) and too cheap to pay for subscription services elsewhere. I don't know what happened during the period when Crunchyroll and Funimation were merged. I also don't know the timeliness with which series got added to Hulu, as I didn't really watch airing anime then.
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swordz9
12/04/18 2:28:41 PM
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So like 3-4 episodes left for everything this season right? Wonder what all is worth watching.
LapisLazuli
12/04/18 2:29:03 PM
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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/03/arts/television/the-best-tv-shows.html

8. A Place Further Than the Universe (Crunchyroll)

A high-spirited, jokey anime series about four teenage girls who join a scientific expedition to Japans Antarctic research station might sound like a show with a pretty specific audience. But A Place, written by Jukki Hanada and directed by Atsuko Ishizuka, is a funny and moving coming-of-age story that should translate across all boundaries of age or culture. Never mawkish or contrived, its an absolutely authentic depiction of how friendship can overcome adolescent anxiety and grief. (Streaming on Crunchyroll.)

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LapisLazuli
12/04/18 2:32:28 PM
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swordz9 posted...
So like 3-4 episodes left for everything this season right? Wonder what all is worth watching.


I have some catching up to do, but I think Zombieland and Rascal are the clear leaders.
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Reg
12/04/18 2:32:29 PM
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swordz9 posted...
So like 3-4 episodes left for everything this season right? Wonder what all is worth watching.

The idol stuff, man
swordz9
12/04/18 2:34:46 PM
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Zombie Land Saga is one of the shows I will probably finish if the rest is as good or better than the first episode so well see.
Popcorn_Fairy
12/04/18 2:36:15 PM
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pyresword posted...
Hasn't Hulu always gotten almost all Funimation shows?

I at least know they did during the period when I was in college (2011-2015) and too cheap to pay for subscription services elsewhere. I don't know what happened during the period when Crunchyroll and Funimation were merged. I also don't know the timeliness with which series got added to Hulu, as I didn't really watch airing anime then.


Hulu does have a lot of Funi shows. But if I'm understanding this correctly, Hulu will pretty much have first dibs on everything Funi gets in the future. So is imagine most of Funi's will end up in Hulu. Possibly even exclusive to Hulu. It also sounded like Hulu will have some say and pull in Funi acquisitions.
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Tokoyami
12/04/18 2:41:52 PM
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I'm not much of a fan of Hulu so bah but I'm not too surprised
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Bane
th3l3fty
12/04/18 2:46:11 PM
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I picked Seven Deadly Sins because it's bad
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GranzonEx
12/04/18 2:47:33 PM
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I picked Slam Dunk because it doesn't belong on the list with all the trash
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Reg
12/04/18 2:50:21 PM
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GranzonEx posted...
I picked Slam Dunk because it doesn't belong on the list with all the trash

The list is literally ordered, so it belongs more than the six below it.
GranzonEx
12/04/18 2:56:21 PM
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I know, it's the 2018 total volume sales list
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Mac Arrowny
12/04/18 3:01:19 PM
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I don't suppose we have an idea of what anime will be ending relatively early this season? I think I'm pretty much caught up on pre-Fall stuff unless anyone has anything they really think I should watch.

https://myanimelist.net/animelist/darkmac
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Robazoid
12/04/18 3:24:15 PM
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Rerided (or however the random capitalization goes) is already over. I haven't watched any of it yet, no idea if it's any good. I think everything else will be at least 2-3 weeks more.
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LapisLazuli
12/04/18 3:30:10 PM
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Interested in how that turned out. Was looking forward prerelease, but initial impressions were so universally bad that I never gave it a shot.
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pjbasis
12/04/18 3:39:07 PM
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wait I voted slime because it was the most uninteresting thing there
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KommunistKoala
12/04/18 3:49:20 PM
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well it's better than at least half of them so you messed up
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does anyone even read this
pyresword
12/04/18 3:51:05 PM
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I just realized the only things in this list I've even seen in any form are Slime and MHA.
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Robazoid
12/04/18 4:10:04 PM
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Time for my final thoughts on Hunter x Hunter (2011). First I'll tag some thoughts about the final arc, then I'll do general thoughts.

I thought the election arc was good. I wasn't a fan of the vice chairman but when his motives were fully revealed at the end, that was pretty good and redeemed a lot of the more annoying parts. I'm not sure Cheadle will be able to run the hunter organization though, the whole arc was her getting jerked around in ways I doubt Netero ever was. The need for a strong leader was also made fairly clear when Hisoka and Illumi basically murdered their way through an entire Hunter faction! I've never understood how this setting functions to begin with though, given how many super-murderers, creatures, and weapons of mass destruction there seem to be.

The Killua portion of the arc was my favorite part of it though. A few years ago I read through a bunch of the spooky items on the SCP Foundation website, and Alluka would have fit in there no problem. I liked her as a character, but also how her powers worked (they showed the scene of that poor butler being wrung so many times, it was great). I think it lost something near the end when Killua circumvented all the rules no problem, but oh well. Gon meeting Ging was nice too even if I agree with everyone else in that he's a terrible person/father. I would've voted Biscuit in the first rounds, but after that punch I was all aboard Leorio for chairman!

One final thing that was neat, there were a few times during the ant arc where I wondered where Hisoka was because that seemed like the sort of thing he would get a huge boner for. Turns out he just doesn't follow the news, LOL. It was neat that they acknowledged it.


So overall, Hunter x Hunter was a pretty amazing show. There were a few low points, as to be expected from something with 148 episodes, but on the whole it was entertaining and the highs were all really good. All of the arcs were enjoyable, but if I had to rank them...

Arena > Greed Island > Chimera Ant > Exam > Election > Yorknew > Zoldyck

Favorite characters: Biscuit, Palm.
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pjbasis
12/04/18 4:13:41 PM
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voltch
12/04/18 4:17:40 PM
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pjbasis posted...
Best shonen


Yes, the poll does contain the best shonen as an option.
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Mac Arrowny
12/04/18 4:21:27 PM
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Alluka was good times.
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swordz9
12/04/18 4:25:44 PM
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ANN says Chris Ayers is returning for the Broly movie. I guess his surgeries and stuff went well if hes coming back.
pyresword
12/04/18 4:26:42 PM
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Alluka was pretty easily my least favorite part of HxH. Fuck that entire last arc. I did like some of the other stuff but it hardly matters.

Chimera Ant > Yorknew > Exam > Greed Island > Arena > Election > Zoldyck, is my ranking for the record.

Chimera Ant and Yorknew are legitimately fantastic. Exam and Greed Island are solid anime but not really anything special in the grand scheme of the things. The rest are varying degrees of bad.
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profDEADPOOL
12/04/18 4:28:17 PM
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Tuesday so boring with no new shows to watch.
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swordz9
12/04/18 5:02:13 PM
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Do we have episode counts for Radiant or Sumo? I dunno how long either is planned for and lots of shounen stuff these days take seasonal breaks
Reg
12/04/18 5:19:26 PM
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profDEADPOOL posted...
Tuesday so boring with no new shows to watch.

This is not an excusable statement because it means you either dropped Tonegawa or never watched Kaiji in the first place.
LapisLazuli
12/04/18 5:26:43 PM
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Pretty sure a LOT of Kaiji fans dropped Tonegawa.

It was a most anticipated contender for me and I couldn't make it through 2.
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Reg
12/04/18 5:27:49 PM
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It took one or two for the Narrator to settle in and has been pretty good since IMO.
profDEADPOOL
12/04/18 5:49:29 PM
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Reg posted...
profDEADPOOL posted...
Tuesday so boring with no new shows to watch.

This is not an excusable statement because it means you either dropped Tonegawa or never watched Kaiji in the first place.

Kaiji is on my P2W list :(
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Mobilezoid
12/04/18 5:56:51 PM
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profDEADPOOL posted...
Tuesday so boring with no new shows to watch.

You could always watch Conception. It would put other shows you thought were bad into a new perspective.
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Robazoid
12/05/18 7:46:53 AM
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In my continuing quest to clear out my backlog, I finished a few more things from last season. Quick thoughts:

My Hero Academia S3 had a few super-great moments, and I enjoyed seeing the characters interact with all their fun powers being set against each other. With that said, there were a few stretches that I was bored with, which hadn't happened at any earlier point in the series. Part of me wonders if it was because I watched this while it aired instead of binging it like the earlier seasons. I just had trouble getting as invested in what was happening. Despite all of its epic moments, this season also made me realize I didn't love MHA as much as I thought I did. After S2 I ranked it in my top ten, but when I had to make room in there for Revue Starlight this was the least painful anime in my top ten to remove. It's still really good, S3 just felt like it was missing that magic spark the earlier seasons had, I guess.

Cells at Work was a fun anime, and I enjoyed Red Blood Cell's adventures in the body. The anime peaked in the first episode, though, and it all felt like more of the same from there. Quite a few episodes also leaned too hard into the education half of edutainment, for my tastes. I preferred it when the events of the body were cloaked more heavily in symbolism (not sure if that's even the right word but I'm tired, I mean stuff like snow falling when the body is cold and they don't necessarily need to spell it out) rather than straight representations (let's stop the action to explain what a parasite is. Now let's stop the action again to explain the damage the parasite is doing. Here's the cell that defeats parasites... ugh I'm bored, just have it melt something and the cell stab it, I'll fill in the blanks on my own). Still a solid watch, just not as amazing as I thought it would be after the first episode.

Overlord S3 was easily the weakest season of the series. The whole thing felt so lazy, and I'm not just talking about the terrible CGI. There were several events that should have been super impactful, but instead almost all of them fell flat for me. I mean, it was still Overlord so it wasn't terrible. I just hope, if it gets a fourth season, that they have a slightly larger budget and put a bit more thought into presenting little details in order to form a better whole. This felt like they hit all the big moments from the source material but missed all the minor aspects that would've given them real meaning.

I realized while writing this that I sound super down on all of these, which is odd because I ranked them all above average! I just had higher hopes for all of them, I guess, so I couldn't help but talk about how they let me down. Ah well.
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Mac Arrowny
12/05/18 2:53:49 PM
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Finally went and watched Neo Yokio, which was actually awesome!? I wasn't really interested in watching it, since it seemed like it'd just be a pile of crap, and I don't usually get into watching bad stuff to make fun of it (though I sometimes do). However, my friend really wanted to check it out, and it turned out to be legit good? Most of the reviews or whatever that I've seen of it talk about how unintentionally bad it is, and even the more positive ones usually say that it's unintentionally funny. That sentiment really confuses me, since everything in Neo Yokio seems like it's done intentionally. Sure, pretty much everything that occurs is ridiculous and stupid, but that's a good thing for a comedy. The show knows exactly how dumb it is and wants you to laugh at it. The best part is that it's consistent. Every episode comes up with more ridiculous new stuff to laugh at, and different ways of presenting new jokes. Definitely hoping it get an S2 and not just the Christmas special!
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Bane_Of_Despair
12/05/18 2:57:26 PM
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I had a friend when we went to NYCC this year that cosplayed as the main dude complete with the toblerone
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LapisLazuli
12/05/18 3:02:04 PM
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Your consistency claim confuses me, because my whole thing with Neo Yokio is how all the funny dumb shit is in the first two episodes and then the rest of the series is worthless.
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Popcorn_Fairy
12/05/18 3:17:21 PM
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Neo Yokio is a masterpiece.
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pjbasis
12/05/18 3:40:56 PM
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Mac Arrowny
12/05/18 5:26:45 PM
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High Score Girl beated. I dunno, this show just felt really inconsistent to me? It started out quite well, the the relationship between Yaguchi and Oono growing in a pretty strong way. I was actually kind of emotional with the big scene in episode three, which I wasn't really expecting. Hidaka isn't really all that interesting though, IMO. Her whole character is basically just that she likes Yaguchi. She did get more interesting after the time skips, but that aspect of her made her not all that compelling most of the time, especially since he never likes her back at all. The show took quite a while to get warmed up again after the focus switched back over to Oono, and even then it still had a lot of weird not so good writing stuff. The last episode was kind of painful: a huge event happens, but we don't get to see the aftermath. And then the show ends with a cliffhanger. It's annoying because it felt like they could've had a good, solid ending if they wanted to, but they just didn't. Bah.

As for some individual elements of the series:

The video game focus was cool, most of the time. It was better when Yaguchi was hanging out with Oono, since he explained things the way he would with a fellow gamer. Him talking to Hidaka wasn't quite as fun, since the explanations were so much more basic. I liked Guile a lot, and it was cool that they managed to get the game animations into the show like that.

Oono never talking was super dumb. Most of the time I could ignore it since Yaguchi was so talkative even with other characters, but then I'd remember that she didn't talk for no reason and just augh. You can't have the main heroine of the show not say anything ever for no reason!

Yaguchi's mom was the best. She was the funniest character (recurring gags like Yaguchi getting hit by a car were not funny...), and it was basically awesome every time she appeared. Her dialogue was amazing, the creepy animations she had were hilarious, and her VA was #1 (Satomi Arai needs to be in every show IMO). Plus she was great in more serious moments, too. Should've just been a show about Yaguchi hanging out with his mom tbqh.
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Mobilezoid
12/05/18 5:44:24 PM
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Would someone be able to appreciate High Score Girl if they don't have any nostalgia for the genre/era of video games it focuses on? I'm still unsure of if I should try it out or not.
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