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Discussion in 'General Anime Chit-Chat' started by Miaka-chan, Nov 1, 2006.

  1. Baggie_Saiyan

    Baggie_Saiyan Adventurer

    MHA S2 complete.
    Not an exciting way to end really, last episode would have been a better ending point imo.

    Classroom of the Elite complete.
    Pacing for all the world indicated it was gonna be 2 cours, in hindsight some earlier stuff feels too dragged on and pointless that said this ended the mini Island arc well and showcased MC true colours. Better tease for another season than MHA let on.

    Up next:
    Hyouka 19-23.
  2. D1tchd1gger

    D1tchd1gger Adventurer

    The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-Chan Ep 14-16
    These episodes were less of a nod to the original, but more like a full on rewrite of some of the events in season 2, but in this universe. With added in will they won't they bits surrounding Nagato and Kyon. And with that half hearted confession from Kyon we're still left wandering if they're together or not at the end?
    It had its moments, but overall I was left disappointed.
  3. Patient-X

    Patient-X Adventurer

    The Boy and the Beast
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  4. HWR

    HWR Thousand Master

    31 Days of Halloween Day 15: Saw IV (2007, Darren Lynn Bouseman) Even with the lead killer dead the story continues. I always liked how the events of the different films were occurring at the same time, it comes together nicely, though some could see it as convoluted.

    When they Cry Kai
    episodes 14-24 (Complete. This was a great follow up that filled in the gaps with the story and expanded upon the worlds' mythology, whilst drawing parallels to the original series and showing how things could be changed for the better. The longer arcs here allowed for the narrative to really develop, and the overall atmosphere and tension throughout has been improved. I loved how the finale came together, tying up loose ends in the process.

    I honestly enjoyed this more than the first season since it allowed the cast to develop and bond for longer and didn't have them trying to kill each other but instead unite to fix the problems left over from other resets. The first half of the "Mass Slaughter" arc did this especially well, and was downright heartbreaking to watch at times.

    My biggest issue is the post-credits ending, and that the main antagonist Takano, despite having a tragic backstory, just annoyed the hell out of me (Especially her smug voice).
    After all the crap she pulled in the "Mass Slaughter" arc and shooting all the MCs in the forest, a happy ending wasn't what she deserved at all. She was the source of suffering for most of the arcs, and seeing her just get forgiven is total bullsh*t. It fits the tone of the series and all the forgiveness and changing the past for the sake of the future, but I personally couldn't get behind it.

    Overall this was a great series, though with a pretty underwhelming final scene and main antagonist. I'd certainly recommend watching this and WTC back to back, since they're really companion pieces.) 4/5

    A Certain Magical Index II episodes 1-7 Who knew the Church could be so corrupt...
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2017
  5. NormanicGrav

    NormanicGrav The Eagle-Eyed Member Moderator

    Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! Heart Throb (Japanese audio) - Episodes 7-12 (Complete)
    Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! Heart Throb: The Rikka Wars (Japanese audio) - OVA
    Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! Heart Throb Lite (Japanese audio) - ONA Episodes 1-6 (Complete)
  6. Professor Irony

    Professor Irony Cardcaptor

    Fireworks (2017)
    Venus Wars (1989)

    Don't like to say too much about these as I suspect an SLA roundup podcast may be upcoming, but I do appreciate the little artcards AL are distributing at each film this year. It's nice to have something to take away.
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  7. orgun

    orgun Pokémon Master

    The Vision of Escaflowne - Episodes 24 - 26 [Final] (Blu-ray)

    I really enjoyed watching Escaflowne again, it has aged very well and deserves it timeless classic status.

    Vampire Hunter D (Blu-ray)

    Re-watched ahead of a review on the podcast.

    I would have loved to have seen Venus Wars on the big screen.
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  8. Emulsion

    Emulsion Thousand Master

    Full Metal Panic episodes 21-24. (finished)
  9. NormanicGrav

    NormanicGrav The Eagle-Eyed Member Moderator

    No-Rin (Japanese audio) - Episodes 9-10
  10. Professor Irony

    Professor Irony Cardcaptor

    It's a shame it's not on wider release, it does make the most of the film's sumptuous visuals.
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  11. NormanicGrav

    NormanicGrav The Eagle-Eyed Member Moderator

    No-Rin (Japanese audio) - Episodes 11-12 (Complete)

    Nearly went through all of the titles I selected for this month's backlog:
    • #1 | Absolute Duo
    • #2 | Blood Blockade Battlefront
    • #3 | Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor
    • #4 | Seraph of the End -Vampire Reign-: Battle in Nagoya
    • #5 | Full Metal Panic? FUMOFFU
    • #6 | Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend .flat
    • #7 | Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya Season 1
    • #8 | Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! Heart Throb
    • #9 | No-Rin
    The remaining on-disc backlog titles are as follows:
    TV - Red titles are multiple cour (24-50 eps):
    • Amagami SS
    • Amagami SS+
    • Black Butler
    • Blue Exorcist
    • The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan
    • ef ~ A Tale of Melodies
    • ef ~ A Tale of Memories
    • Fate/Stay Night
    • Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid
    • Gonna Be the Twin-Tail!!
    • Gundam Reconguista in G
    • Knights of Sidonia: Battle for Planet Nine
    • Love Live! School Idol Project [Season 2]
    • Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam
    • Nyaruko: Crawling With Love [Season 2]
    • Outlaw Star
    • Serial Experiments Lain
    • Space Dandy [Season 2]
    • Spice & Wolf
    • The Tatami Galaxy
    • Tokyo ESP
    • The Vision of Escaflowne
    • The Anthem of the Heart
    • The Case of Hana & Alice
    • Children Who Chase Lost Voices
    • Fuse: Memoirs of a Hunter Girl
    • Gurren Lagann: Childhood's End
    • Gurren Lagann: The Lights in the Sky are Stars
    • Mai Mai Miracle
    • Sword Art Online: Extra Edition
    • The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
    • The Vision of Escaflowne: The Movie

    As a reminder here's my chosen Autumn 2017 simulcast choices:
    • The Ancient Magus' Bride
    • Food Wars! The Third Plate
    • Girl's Last Tour
    • Inuyashiki Last Hero
    • Juni Taisen: Zodiac War
    • Just Because!
    • King's Game the Animation
    • Land of the Lustrous
    • My Girlfriend is ShoBitch
    • UQ Holder
  12. IncendiaryLemon

    IncendiaryLemon Captain Karen AUKN Staff

    Fate/Apocrypha-Episode 15

    Encouragement of Climb Season 2-Episodes 16 and 17

    Nice to see a character that isn't Aoi get some depth.

    UQ Holder-Episode 3

    Katanagatari-Episode 8

    Although not the best episode, I do love how this perfectly highlights Shichika's character arc.
  13. Patient-X

    Patient-X Adventurer

    The Red Turtle
  14. Dave1988

    Dave1988 Adventurer

    Hanayamata 1-4
  15. HWR

    HWR Thousand Master

    31 Days of Halloween Day 16: Saw V (2008, David Hackl) The weakest of the Saw films but not terrible by any means.

    A Certain Magical Index II episodes 8-16
    Two solid arcs but I'm getting a little tired of the "guy misunderstood for being a pervert" and "guy gets constantly beaten up and abused by others" cliches being used for humour here. It's one of my anime peeves, and is seldom done well with a few exceptions.
  16. Professor Irony

    Professor Irony Cardcaptor

    BBBB ep2

    Ghost Bustin' Blockade Battlefront.

  17. Emulsion

    Emulsion Thousand Master

    Himouto! Umaru-chan R episode 2.
  18. Neil.T

    Neil.T Hunter

    Beyond the Boundary episodes 1+2 (rewatch)
    I started rewatching this ahead of Manga's release of the pair of films, and unlike last time I'm finding myself rather enjoying it. So I went ahead and bought the movies CE for the hell of it.

    I also paid my annual visit to SCOTLAND LOVES ANIME.
  19. MrLaserSharkKH

    MrLaserSharkKH Stand User

    Space Patrol Luluco, Episodes 4 - 9

    New Game!!, Episodes 9 - 10

    Alice & Zoroku, Episodes 10 - 12 [Completed]

    Onyankopon, Episode 2

    Kill La Kill, Episode 1

    Samurai Champloo, Episodes 1 - 2
  20. Buzzkillington

    Buzzkillington Pokémon Master

    The Ancient Magus Bride - Episode 2 - Not a lot going on in this episode, well, until the end of it anyway but still enjoyed it a lot. Have to say though I find the series has yet to hit anywhere near the levels of the OVAs for me, here's hoping that about to change.