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  1. Professor Irony

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    Yu Yu Hakusho ep20-23 (English dub) I'd kind of hoped we might have got something shorter or a few self-contained episodes after the maze fortress, but oh well. There's some very nice cuts of animation going on anyway. Shirobako ep15 I felt quite emotional about this one, particularly with...
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    Shirobako ep13-14 Still cannot make up my mind if we're supposed to take the characters' enthusiasm for the absolute nonsense shows they're making at face value, or if this is a cry for help...
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    The Woman Called Fujiko Mine ep2-6 (rewatch, English dub) Didn't quite make it all the way through the show while Screen Anime had it up, but I'm glad their streaming it seems to have encouraged more folk to check it out. To my surprise, I think it might also play better in English than it...
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    Lupin the IIIrd: Jigen's Gravestone (rewatch, English dub) Coming from Lupin vs. Conan, this film feels fresh and snappy, but it's somewhat weighed down by the entirely unnecessary torture fetish sequence in the middle. As Arbalest mentioned in the chat, it feels though like Jigen is a weirdly...
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    Colossus (1970) An early (?) entry for the 'AI decides mankind is incapable of making its own decisions' sub-genre, this is an honest, well-acted rumination on the direction of world politics at the time, but lacks the sort of revelatory drama that would have made it really memorable - it's...
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    Shirobako ep11-12 The scenes with (not, for legal reasons) Hideaki Anno were very funny, but I appreciated that it took Sugie to come and save the day, even if it was quite obvious that was where things were heading.
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    Lupin III Vs Detective Conan: The Movie (2013) A definite improvement over the (frankly, tedious) tv special, but this cinema outing for our unlikely frenemies remains a bit workmanlike and needlessly convoluted. The first half shows real promise, but it runs out of steam as it wears on, and...
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    It’s Guy: Double Target, absolutely certain.
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    The News Thread (for news that does not need a thread)

    Apparently Naoki Urasawa has a new series in the works - no comment as yet on what it's going to be though Pluto, 20th Century Boys' Naoki Urasawa States He's 'Making an Anime'
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    Weathering With You (Jonathan Clements commentary) Having now listened to big JC's typically informative and entertaining talk track for the film, I now feel rather guilty of treating it like a typical summer blockbuster and watching it with my brain firmly in neutral. There's a lot of...
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    Weathering With You (English dub) It was nice, I liked it. Not sure I have a whole lot to say about it otherwise though. It's at its most appealing when it's being bright and breezy; the more serious parts didn't grab me quite as much, but the story works perfectly well and seems to cement...
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    Outland (1981) Some of my friends and I are doing a regular film stream now and, having gravitated towards '70s sci-fi, we felt it only right to watch something in tribute to the late Sean Connery. Zardoz sadly wasn't winning the other folk over, so we settled on Outland, a perhaps lesser known...
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    Deca-Dence ep7-8 I like this enough that I'll finish it, but perhaps as a result of having watched a lot of it in a short space of time, I'm finding it a bit played out now. I think my overall opinion on it will depend a lot on how it concludes.
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    Deca-Dence ep3-6 It's taken me a long time, and I've been very up and down on it, but I think I've finally warmed to this.
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    Jujutsu Kaisen ep4 Nah, I think I’m done with this. I really wanted to like it, but the story and characters just aren’t grabbing me. Mobile Suit Gundam III: Encounters in Space (1982) Rounding out the trilogy of compilation films for the original series, this is easily the strongest one...
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    I'm surprised they actually went and did it, but it's a welcome surprise.
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    Jujutsu Kaisen ep2-3 This is fine, but unless it really develops in unexpected ways later on, I think it's probably not something I'd go out of my way for. Setting aside the sumptuous production, most of its charm is in the comedy for me, and when it's not being funny, it seems quite...
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    Mobile Suit Gundam II: Soldiers of Sorrow (1981) The further adventures of Amuro and co. continue in similar fashion to the first film, with the White Base constantly on the run, but most significantly having to deal with the most humane face of Zeon, in the form Ramba Ral and Crowley Hamon...
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    Patlabor TV ep5-6 It's interesting to see how some of the same story motifs crop up across the different versions of Patlabor, just in very different ways. This time, it's the giant tower being built in Tokyo Bay, so much the focus of the first film. I'm actually starting to feel a little...
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    Simulwatch Planning Thread - Suggest & Discuss

    Oh, interesting - I was aware HiDive had YUA, but didn't realise that included the OVAs.
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