Rate the last anime you watched out of 10

serpantino

Vampire Ninja
I just finished Full Metal Alchemist & Stein's Gate.

FMA had a glimpse of some of the magic that made me love FMA:B (which I saw first) but I do feel that FMA:B was superior plot wise. FMA got rather silly towards the end: 7/10

Stein's Gate took me a long time to get half way through because the first half was so dull and felt very stretched. Luckily the 2nd half really turned it around and I ended up enjoying it quite a lot but I still don't get the raving about it: 6/10
 
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HWR

Himouto
I just finished Full Metal Alchemist & Stein's Gate.

FMA had a glimpse of some of the magic that made me love FMA:B (which I saw first) but I do feel that FMA:B was superior plot wise. FMA got rather silly towards the end: 7/10

Stein's Gate took me a long time to get half way through because the first half was so dull and felt very stretched. Luckily the 2nd half really turned it around and I ended up enjoying it quite a lot but I still don't get the raving about it: 6/10
Agreed, FMA really drops the ball in places, especially the main antagonist. Also...
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Azar

Vampire Ninja
I still find it hard to believe that some prefer the original FMA. Must just be nostalgia I guess.

Plenty of 'new' content to make it worth watching if you liked Brotherhood though and the original storyline they came up with was pretty impressive overall.
 
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bakum4tsu

Pokémon Master
I have seen both, FMA back in the day when it came out, and I still prefer Brotherhood by far. Overall, better in everything, though I barely remember the original FMA at this point, not to mention Brotherhood which I've watched maybe 4 or 5 years ago.
 

Professor Irony

Railgun
AUKN Staff
Having gone through the original one first, I don't know that I'd say I prefer it over Brotherhood, more that I just felt like I'd had enough of the franchise by that point. What I've seen of Brotherhood seemed fine, but I didn't have any great desire to watch it.
 

~AyaMachi~

Idolm@ster
Just finished Yuri!!! On Ice

I gave it a 5/10 on MAL, and I felt that was being generous. I think it was a very overrated one overall, that said, there were a couple of good points to note.

It does portray a professional sport very well, in terms of showing the competetive nature of the athletes, as well as the finer details like the sportswear/advertisments/sponsors etc. Also, the actual sound of the skates on the ice is quite satisfying to hear...

It's charater development is noteworthy; portraying a character's struggle with low self esteem and confidence issues was well executed, and the professional relationship between Yuri and Victor is well portrayed.

The MAJOR con for me, is the animation; it's WAY too inconsistent for me. I'm not really keen on the overall look of it anyway, but some of the animation, particularly towards the end, seems rushed. I'm not 100% sure if the skate scenes are rotoscoped, but whilst they do show the moves acurrately, the animation of the sequences looks very jerky.

It's a comical anime, so needless to say, the animation often reflects this in typical anime style (sweatdrops, chibi-outs etc), however, it seems way too out of place when you consider that the skating scenes are done in a much more "realistic" way since they try to represent an actual professional sport. Yuri in particular almost looks like a different character altogether when you see him full-out chibi compared to when he's on the ice.

Also, it could be very cringey at times, especially when the skaters would recite their inner monologues to themselves whilst performing (another bug-bare; there's too many inner monologues in my opinion). It's a bit over dramatic for me but I guess it gives an insight into what goes on in the minds of a professional figure skater when performing.

Overall I'm glad I took the plunge - it was an experience for sure and I'm more than aware of the "you win some, you lose some" in the anime watching game ;)

Not sure if a spoiler was really needed but I thought I'd err on the side of caution. I'm not giving away actual lines or important plot twists but, I just want to try to be considerate ^^
 
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HWR

Himouto
Just finished Yuri!!! On Ice

I gave it a 5/10 on MAL, and I felt that was being generous. I think it was a very overrated one overall, that said, there were a couple of good points to note.

It does portray a professional sport very well, in terms of showing the competetive nature of the athletes, as well as the finer details like the sportswear/advertisments/sponsors etc. Also, the actual sound of the skates on the ice is quite satisfying to hear...

It's charater development is noteworthy; portraying a character's struggle with low self esteem and confidence issues was well executed, and the professional relationship between Yuri and Victor is well portrayed.

The MAJOR con for me, is the animation; it's WAY too inconsistent for me. I'm not really keen on the overall look of it anyway, but some of the animation, particularly towards the end, seems rushed. I'm not 100% sure if the skate scenes are rotoscoped, but whilst they do show the moves acurrately, the animation of the sequences looks very jerky.

It's a comical anime, so needless to say, the animation often reflects this in typical anime style (sweatdrops, chibi-outs etc), however, it seems way too out of place when you consider that the skating scenes are done in a much more "realistic" way since they try to represent an actual professional sport. Yuri in particular almost looks like a different character altogether when you see him full-out chibi compared to when he's on the ice.

Also, it could be very cringey at times, especially when the skaters would recite their inner monologues to themselves whilst performing (another bug-bare; there's too many inner monologues in my opinion). It's a bit over dramatic for me but I guess it gives an insight into what goes on in the minds of a professional figure skater when performing.

Overall I'm glad I took the plunge - it was an experience for sure and I'm more than aware of the "you win some, you lose some" in the anime watching game ;)

Not sure if a spoiler was really needed but I thought I'd err on the side of caution. I'm not giving away actual lines or important plot twists but, I just want to try to be considerate ^^
Iirc they fixed some of the animation for home release, though I'll have to wait and see for myself.
 

~AyaMachi~

Idolm@ster
Iirc they fixed some of the animation for home release, though I'll have to wait and see for myself.
I did read about this; apparently it was cleaned up for the Bluray release? Or is it for the DVD as well? I can't remember, but I read that the creators did acknowledge the fact that it was rushed towards the end due to time and budget constraints...it's understandable sometimes, but I just don't like seeing inconsistencies in animation!
 

~AyaMachi~

Idolm@ster
I was watching something on Crunchyroll just earlier today. After the opening titles, it played the same bloody advert three times in a row. And for every episode at that!

It didn't make me want to buy the thing it was advertising. 😛
Haha, yeah, if I was that weak of mind, I'd have about 200 copies of that b****y Final Fantasy Role Playing Game by now. I'm really not that bothered though, I just mute them when they come on and put the sound back when the series in playing. The thing is it's just a temorary measure; I'd much rather buy the series when I get the cash, but as another user pointed out a while back, it's a good enough way to get by in the meantime. It's good to check things out and see if they're worth buying ^^
 

D1tchd1gger

Mad Scientist
I was watching something on Crunchyroll just earlier today. After the opening titles, it played the same bloody advert three times in a row. And for every episode at that!

It didn't make me want to buy the thing it was advertising. 😛
I think they make them as obnoxious as possible to make you want to pay for the premium membership. Worked on me! BTW Looking at my guest pass thing you haven't redeemed it yet, that'll make 'em go away! You've got plenty of time to do it, if you're saving it up though (runs out 13th May). Although next one is due in 13 days.
 

HWR

Himouto
I think they make them as obnoxious as possible to make you want to pay for the premium membership. Worked on me! BTW Looking at my guest pass thing you haven't redeemed it yet, that'll make 'em go away! You've got plenty of time to do it, if you're saving it up though (runs out 13th May). Although next one is due in 13 days.
Same here, subscribing for a year has already worked out worthwhile since I'd watched a fair bit on there, certainly more than Netflix. Not sure if I want to dive in with FunimationNow at the moment though.
 

HWR

Himouto
I did read about this; apparently it was cleaned up for the Bluray release? Or is it for the DVD as well? I can't remember, but I read that the creators did acknowledge the fact that it was rushed towards the end due to time and budget constraints...it's understandable sometimes, but I just don't like seeing inconsistencies in animation!
That was it, it's a common problem with anime when they have to be rushed to meet deadlines. I'll comment on the animation difference when I watch my Blu Ray set.
 

Neil.T

Mad Scientist
BTW Looking at my guest pass thing you haven't redeemed it yet
Yeah, I've got your pass lined up and ready to go, dude. I'm saving it for the next two episodes of DARLING in the FRANXX; I've taken to watching those in pairs. (Seems appropriate somehow!)

I'll also use your pass to check out A Place Further. If it's that good, though, I might actually end up putting it on hold after a couple of episodes in expectation of a BD release.
 

~AyaMachi~

Idolm@ster
That was it, it's a common problem with anime when they have to be rushed to meet deadlines. I'll comment on the animation difference when I watch my Blu Ray set.
Thanks dude, it'll be interesting to hear your thoughts, and thank you for commenting regarding my review. I tried to mention pros and cons, but I don't really consider myself really good at writing up things. However, despite not wholly enjoying the anime, the experience of watching it was interesting for me, and it feels good to be getting back into the loop again, and I was actually looking forward to sharing my thoughts with you all one here. It's been good to exercise my brain a little bit ^^
 

HWR

Himouto
Yeah, I've got your pass lined up and ready to go, dude. I'm saving it for the next two episodes of DARLING in the FRANXX; I've taken to watching those in pairs. (Seems appropriate somehow!)

I'll also use your pass to check out A Place Further. If it's that good, though, I might actually end up putting it on hold after a couple of episodes in expectation of a BD release.
You can use mine too if you like, assuming someone hasn't already nabbed them (have no idea since I hadn't checked since I put them on here)
 
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