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LapisLazuli
12/05/18 5:56:25 PM
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Bold of you to not even mention the show looks like...that.
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LapisLazuli
12/05/18 6:08:13 PM
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Bunnygirl with the hard hitting revelations.

oDqBWGL
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Mac Arrowny
12/05/18 6:21:10 PM
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Mobilezoid posted...
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.


Uh, I assume so. I don't really care about fighting games (though it was cool when they had the Mortal Kombat segment), but I don't feel that affected my enjoyment much. If you're moderately familiar with Street Fighter you should be fine?

LapisLazuli posted...
Bold of you to not even mention the show looks like...that.


Like what?
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KommunistKoala
12/05/18 11:42:33 PM
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bunny girl -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8baR5zh7Fo" data-time="

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Psycho_Kenshin
12/06/18 12:06:15 AM
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I should check out Tonegawa, loved Kaiji, and this might be up my alley even though different etc.

On running out of stuff to watch, that's never possible! Everybody gotta watch Maison Ikkoku and City Hunter, masterpieces, the 1980s is pretty cool.
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Popcorn_Fairy
12/06/18 12:49:03 AM
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I heard Tonegawa feels very different from Kaiji. So I've been hesitant to watch it. But I love Kaiji.
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LapisLazuli
12/06/18 12:55:09 AM
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It's a comedy. Not really what I wanted there. In fact the polar opposite, very difficult to imagine being turned off more by a show I was looking forward to, especially in a season where it was being absolutely crushed in it's genre.

But again, I only made it though two episodes.
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Bane_Of_Despair
12/06/18 12:59:49 AM
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KommunistKoala posted...
bunny girl -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8baR5zh7Fo" data-time="


YO YEA I WAS LIKE WTF WITH THAT SOUND WHEN THAT HAPPENED

Glad I'm not the only one
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KokoroAkechi
12/06/18 1:04:25 AM
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Mobilezoid posted...
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.


I've had this question too. A lot of the like small things in the show are very much enhanced by how much they really nail the general perception of what gaming and gamers were like back then and even the progression of how it changed during the period of time the show runs. It really feels like a time machine. Like the big parts of the show you don't need any of that, and the core of the show is really good. But I think it moves from being really good to impressive if you have personal experience in the source material.
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profDEADPOOL
12/06/18 2:26:54 AM
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Bane_Of_Despair posted...
KommunistKoala posted...
bunny girl -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8baR5zh7Fo" data-time="


YO YEA I WAS LIKE WTF WITH THAT SOUND WHEN THAT HAPPENED

Glad I'm not the only one

BIG SAME.

It was so disturbing.
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Robazoid
12/06/18 6:34:22 AM
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On today's episode of Robazoid vs the Eternal Backlog, I finished more stuff from last season.

We Rent Tsukumogami was surprisingly not bad. The living items provided a Toy Story-esque comedic vibe at times (and were kind of lame at other times, but I digress), but the real focus of most of the plots was on piecing together the intricacies of relationships between people. Skillful writing for the mysteries and their emotional payoffs made up a lot for the rather weak premise and, quite frankly, poor production values. Still, I don't want to make it sound like I'm raving about this too much, especially since I liked it a whole lot less than the three other anime I mostly badmouthed yesterday. There was only one episode of this that I would describe as really good, and while most of the rest were at least decent it was still a below-average anime. I just went into this with super low expectations and it managed to surpass them! If you have to watch one of the antique mystery anime from last season, definitely pick this over Holmes of Kyoto. Tsukumogami blows that shitty Holmes anime out of the water in every regard.

Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs was also surprisingly good! Ecchi anime are always hit-or-miss for me, but this one wound up being alright. I liked Yuuna a lot, and quite a few of the other side characters were a lot of fun as well. I even liked Kogarashi, he had more personality than the typical cardboard-cutout ecchi harem protagonist. I loved the running gag where he could face every new situation because he'd spent some time in the past possessed by a ghost with a helpful skill. Mostly, though, I think this managed to click with me because I have a soft spot for spiritual stories. The plots of fighting ghosts while helping other ghosts was always neat, even if they were usually just used as excuses to set up accidentally groping all the ladies.
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Mac Arrowny
12/06/18 3:30:49 PM
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https://www.livechart.me/fall-2018/tv

https://www.livechart.me/fall-2008/tv

https://www.livechart.me/fall-1998/tv

https://www.livechart.me/fall-1988/tv

https://www.livechart.me/fall-1978/tv

Fun little comparison of Fall seasons every 10 years. 2008 had some pretty amazing shows.
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profDEADPOOL
12/06/18 3:38:15 PM
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Hm do I want to do the watch a Toradora episode a day thing for my first time watching it
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pyresword
12/06/18 3:41:27 PM
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You could do what I did the first time I watched it and watch 20 episodes in 1 day >.>

Ok I think it was actually 18 but same thing.

To give an actual answer, I don't it's a show that particularly lends itself either to marathon-ing or watching slowly. Just go with however you feel like watching it imo. If the question is "should I watch it at all?" then uh yes. Very yes.
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profDEADPOOL
12/06/18 3:46:53 PM
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pyresword posted...
You could do what I did the first time I watched it and watch 20 episodes in 1 day >.>

Ok I think it was actually 18 but same thing.

To give an actual answer, I don't it's a show that particularly lends itself either to marathon-ing or watching slowly. Just go with however you feel like watching it imo. If the question is "should I watch it at all?" then uh yes. Very yes.

Well the question is more, do I want to watch it now and cut down on my catching up on other shows from 2018 for the awards, or do I want to wait to watch it until later and just focus on the 2018 shows for the rest of this month
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KommunistKoala
12/06/18 3:59:29 PM
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https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-12-06/mix-baseball-anime-reveals-staff-visual-april-2019-premiere/.140464

I never read or watched Touch but Cross Game was good stuff at least
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swordz9
12/06/18 4:02:53 PM
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Im so glad I quit Toradora before integrity was a thing. Probably wouldve been dunzo with anime forever if I watched it all
pyresword
12/06/18 4:06:30 PM
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In contrast Toradora is probably a large part of the reason why I started watching anime in the first place >.>
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Robazoid
12/06/18 4:10:43 PM
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Toradora was one of the first anime I watched (probably my fourth or fifth). I enjoyed it a lot at the time but in retrospect now that I've seen more anime, it was mostly just average. Taiga and Ryuji were the only characters I really liked, the rest were mostly forgettable.
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pyresword
12/06/18 4:11:18 PM
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In fact, I think Toradora was the first anime I watched on my own. It was either that or SAO. (Watched both anime over the same spring break and don't remember which was first)

I'd seen a few before that but it was all stuff I was watching with my roommate because he wanted to.

(Also I'm not counting stuff like DBZ that I saw as a kid)
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Reg
12/06/18 4:14:32 PM
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pyresword posted...
In fact, I think Toradora was the first anime I watched on my own. It was either that or SAO

I am so, so sorry
GranzonEx
12/06/18 4:19:02 PM
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SAO good stuff
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pyresword
12/06/18 4:22:51 PM
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Toradora is my favorite anime, so I'm not complaining!

SAO is...not. It's pretty solid though.

I also watched Kokoro Connect on the same spring break (after the other 2), which is definitely one of my least favorite anime I've seen. That's the one to feel sorry about, if anything.
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swordz9
12/06/18 4:59:16 PM
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Part of the reason Toradora was so bad was because of all the other shitty girl forces male lead to let her live with him anime we got. I dont think there was even a single good one of those. At least I cant think of any I saw that were good
pjbasis
12/06/18 5:15:07 PM
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swordz9 posted...
Im so glad I quit Toradora before integrity was a thing. Probably wouldve been dunzo with anime forever if I watched it all


What? I mean I didnt super love it but it seemed like a pretty typical romcom. The main pairing was pretty decent
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Mac Arrowny
12/06/18 5:34:31 PM
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swordz9 can't stand 'mean' girls in anime, especially if they have long hair.
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LapisLazuli
12/06/18 5:36:05 PM
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I've got, uhhhh, IRL emotional reasons for not watching Toradora. It as a show is attached to a person in my life and I wouldn't be able to separate them.
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Xeybozn
12/06/18 5:37:25 PM
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swordz9 posted...
Part of the reason Toradora was so bad was because of all the other shitty girl forces male lead to let her live with him anime we got.

Yes, because Toradora totally invented that trope.
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swordz9
12/06/18 5:37:36 PM
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pjbasis posted...
swordz9 posted...
Im so glad I quit Toradora before integrity was a thing. Probably wouldve been dunzo with anime forever if I watched it all


What? I mean I didnt super love it but it seemed like a pretty typical romcom. The main pairing was pretty decent

The female lead was so terrible I knew I would hate it if I watched the rest. Some people like bad characters like that, but I sure dont
swordz9
12/06/18 5:38:35 PM
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Xeybozn posted...
swordz9 posted...
Part of the reason Toradora was so bad was because of all the other shitty girl forces male lead to let her live with him anime we got.

Yes, because Toradora totally invented that trope.

Im not saying it did, but its popularity sure seemed to spark more of them getting anime probably like how you can blame a certain other anime or two as the reason we get 25 isekai or idol shows a year
pyresword
12/06/18 5:40:29 PM
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I've probably said this to you before, but I do think Taiga is kinda bad in episode 1 specifically but then is much better after that.
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swordz9
12/06/18 5:48:40 PM
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Yeah, youve mentioned that before. Im never giving it a second shot though. Even if she somehow managed to improve a lot I also cant stand her voice so I just wouldnt be able to do it.
Mobilezoid
12/06/18 5:52:34 PM
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Is girls forcibly moving in with the male lead really that common of a setup, especially for it to be compared to isekai and idols? I haven't thought about it for too long so I'm probably missing some obvious ones, but I can only think of two that I've seen that really fit that description (Nyarko-san and Monster Musume). What are some others?
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swordz9
12/06/18 6:04:52 PM
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Hidan no Aria is one and its unbelievably bad in almost every way imaginable.
GranzonEx
12/06/18 6:13:14 PM
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that trope was very common before isekai took off
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Mobilezoid
12/06/18 6:34:01 PM
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Out of boredom, I tried finding the trope and this was the closest that I saw, though I don't think it 100% fits

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/PrettyFreeloaders

I can't believe I forgot about Index, that's a perfect example of it. There still aren't a whole lot there, though.
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pyresword
12/06/18 10:39:23 PM
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Started watching Devilman Crybaby.

Masaaki Yuasa really is the best in the business, or at least damn close to it. That was probably the strongest start of the now 3 shows of his I've seen, but on the other hand this genre is much less my type of show than Tatami Galaxy or Ping Pong. So, we'll see where this ends up. (This also reminds me I need to find some way to watch his two recent movies...)

Also holy shit could this guy have found a shittier person on the planet to put his trust lmao

"I trust you!"

*friend takes him to heavy drug party, starts violent riots eventually inciting literal devils to brutally massacre everyone in attendance, and then turns him into a devil himself*

woops

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LapisLazuli
12/06/18 10:44:51 PM
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DevilGoaT Crybaby.
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Robazoid
12/07/18 6:23:08 AM
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More stuff finished from last season. It'd be nice if I could say this was the last of it but there's still three shows left to finish. At least I'm finally making decent progress again!

Angels of Death was so incredibly boring. It started really dark and atmospheric in the first episode, but it fell of a cliff fast after that. Rachel is one of the most low-energy, uninteresting characters I've ever seen in an anime. Her voice only had two tones, one where she sounded bored and another where she was still bored but was slightly louder. There was a narrative reason for it but fiction is supposed to be interesting for the viewer to watch and she wasn't. Isaac had slightly more personality, but he was mostly just annoying with his constant stupidity and yelling. All the side characters sucked too, either sounding as bored as Rachel or somehow managing to cackle mindlessly even more than Isaac. As for the story, there were several 'tense' scenes that were little more than faithful recreations of entering a video game puzzle room and slowly inspecting everything, which was a chore to sit through. Probably 50% of the sixteen episode runtime consisted of Isaac and Rachel having the same slow, boring conversation over and over again. The fact that this junk got sixteen episodes pisses me off, too. There are a lot of good 12/13 episode anime that I think could have greatly benefited from a few extra episodes to pace things out or spend more time with the characters. Angels of Death didn't deserve it at all, and in fact having those extra episodes to slow down the already glacial pacing only made it worse.

Phantom in the Twilight was slightly better, but it wasn't great either. It had a fairly strong start, especially for a show with a reverse harem setup. Ton was a strong character with a mind of her own, not just an audience self-insert who drooled over the hunky boys. I'd say the first arc of this show was fairly strong, featuring solid introductions, decent action, and a clear goal that I wanted the characters to achieve. Then the show started repeating itself rather than accomplishing anything or advancing, with most of the subsequent arcs just being slight tweaks of the first. By the end I just didn't care anymore, which is sad for something that had such a strong start.
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Robazoid
12/07/18 6:36:47 AM
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Huh, I just noticed some anime called 'Hero Mask' listed this season on MAL and I guess this is a new Netflix original that just came out? From what I can tell it's a real one like AICO and B: The Beginning, not an airing one that they stole. I don't recall hearing about this before, I wonder if it's any good. Early MAL reviews aren't exactly positive, and the main character is named 'James Blood' which makes me want to back away slowly. I dunno.
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Popcorn_Fairy
12/07/18 9:25:05 AM
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Yeah, I saw it on Netflix the other day. Haven't checked it out yet.
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LapisLazuli
12/07/18 9:38:51 AM
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Saw the Guy Fawkes mask and assumed it was a another New Yokio situation. Plus Studio Pierrot, so...not the most interested...
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Mac Arrowny
12/07/18 1:51:07 PM
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yesssss series title callout in post-credits scene of Bloom into You

too bad it doesn't work as well with the English title...
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LapisLazuli
12/07/18 3:13:14 PM
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ninkendo
12/07/18 5:18:29 PM
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LapisLazuli
12/07/18 5:20:04 PM
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If the manga industry as a whole can get on board I think we're gonna be looking at a huge shift in what's hot over here.

Well, maybe not in what's real popular, but a significant number of titles being better known.
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pjbasis
12/07/18 5:21:41 PM
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pjbasis
12/07/18 5:25:54 PM
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LapisLazuli
12/07/18 5:27:15 PM
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$2 a month is nothing.
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GranzonEx
12/07/18 5:28:52 PM
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I only read OP from WSJ so nothing changes for me
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