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Juni Taisen ep8

Much as it fills in a lot of character, that was not one of the more entertaining episodes. Also I suppose going on the show's general structure, Dragon's imminent death is now far more likely.

Very nice. Is that a card for A Silent Voice at the top of your pic, with the artwork that's on the front of AL's release?
Hah, well spotted! Rather than do them individually, I just photographed all three cards I got at once:

 
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What the... fudge?! Oh my god, that's killing me! :D

Negima!? Spring & Summer OVAs (dub)
Blimey that's some harem the prof. has there, I counted 30+ names in the credits! Both were fan service episodes, a beach episode and an onsen episode and as I haven't seen the original series meant nothing to me.
I highly, highly recommend the 26-episode series that this spawned. It's genuinely one of the funniest things I've even seen. "In a good way." ;)

https://myanimelist.net/anime/1546/Negima

I give it the full 10/10.
 
Beyond the Boundary movie 1: Past
I thought this was actually pretty decent for a highlights film. It's very obvious that it's a highlights film, though: it started to become quite amusing how, every time it cut back to Mirai and Akihito, they always seemed to be battered and bruised from yet another battle we'd just missed!

Pretty impressive that it got to the content of episode 10 after only about 38 minutes, though. :eek:


Dusk Maiden of Amnesia episode 3 with Japanese commentary
Thank goodness we've now got the lead male seiyuu in the booth. Not sure I could've handled another solo commentary!
 
Two more from the Manga Force Collection:

Bubblegum Crash
An enjoyable 3 OVA series about a squad of women in mech suits against terrorist that the police can't handle. Didn't particularly matter that it was a sequel to Bubblegum Crisis, which I haven't seen.

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Blood: The Last Vampire (rewatch)
Some of the CG has dated, but some of it still holds up. The character model faces sometimes look a bit weird as well. Overall an enjoyable, if short film.

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Guide to the whether it's a 1st time watch or re-watch: (r) = Re-watch; (x) = First time; (w) = Watched in the last year; (?) = Honestly can't remember!; (na) = Not anime.

Afro Samurai Directors Cut (r)
Afro Samurai Resurrection (?)
Akira (w) Don't own the MF Collection version
Appleseed (r)
Armageddon (x)
Astroboy: Greatest Astro Adventures (x)
Baldr Force Exe (x)
Blood: The Last Vampire (r)
Black Blood Brothers (x)
Black Jack (x)
Bubblegum Crash (x)
Casshan: Robot Hunter (x)
Danté's Inferno (na)
Dead Leaves (x)
Dead Space: Downfall (na)
Ghost in the Shell (w)
GitS: Innocence (w)
GitS SAC: Laughing Man (x)
GitS SAC: Individual Eleven (x)
GitS SAC: Solid State Society (r)
Golgo 13: The Professional (r)
Heat Guy J (r)
Hellsing Ultimate Vols 1-4 (x)
Highlander: The Search for Vengeance (r)
Ichi (na)
Jyu-Oh-Sei (x)
Kai Doh Mar (r)
Karas: The Prophecy/Revelation (x)
Lupin the III: The Secret of Mamo (?)
Macross Plus (r)
Macross Plus the Movie (?)
Millennium Actress (r)
Naruto the Movie: 1 & 2 (x)
Negima!? Spring & Summer OVAs (x)
Neon Genesis Evangelion Death & Rebirth (r)
NGE End of Evangelion (r)
Ninja Scroll (r)
Noein: To Your Other Self (x)
Orguss 2 (x)
Origin: Spirits of the Past (r)
Otogi Zoshi (r)
Perfect Blue (w)
Psychic Wars (x)
Read or Die (r)
She: The Ultimate Weapon (r)
Shigurui (x)
Space Adventure Cobra (x)
Strait Jacket (x)
Street Fighter: Alpha (x)
Street Fighter: Alpha Generations (x)
Street Fighter: II (x)
Submarine 707 Revolution (x)
Sword for Truth (x)
Tactics (x)
Tokko (?)
Tokyo Underground (r)
Urotsukidōji: Legend of the Overfiend (r)
Urotsukidōji: Legend of the Demon Womb (r)
Vampire Wars (x)
Virus: Virus Buster Serge (x)
X (x)

Tsuki ga Kirei eps 4-7
Akane and Kotarou make quite a sweet couple, but for me they're too similar to get the best out of each other. I'm shipping Chinatsu & Kotarou, and Akane & Hira

Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Th-th-that's all folks!
 
Beyond the Boundary movie 1: Past
I thought this was actually pretty decent for a highlights film. It's very obvious that it's a highlights film, though: it started to become quite amusing how, every time it cut back to Mirai and Akihito, they always seemed to be battered and bruised from yet another battle we'd just missed!
I've not seen the series and was planning on watching the two films. Would you recommend holding out and watching the series first or does the first film cover it okay?
 

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Gonna Be the Twin-Tail!! (Japanese audio) - Episodes 9-12 (Complete)

Well this show was something.

November on-disc backlog progress:
Completed:
#01 | The Tatami Galaxy
#02 | Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid
#03 | Space Dandy Season 2
#04 | Knights of Sidonia: Battle for Planet Nine
#05 | Serial Experiments Lain
#06 | Gonna Be the Twin-Tail!!

Remaining:
The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan
Love Live! School Idol Project Season 2
Tokyo ESP
If there's time I may add Blood Lad to this month's backlog progress.
 
Fate / Zero ep16-17

Things are certainly moving now. I still find myself wondering what this show would be like if it had been a single cour instead of two, though. It's difficult to pin down exactly what you could cut, but as a full 26 episodes, it does feel stretched out.
 
I've not seen the series and was planning on watching the two films. Would you recommend holding out and watching the series first or does the first film cover it okay?
Definitely hold out for the series, I'd say. The first film would give you a broad understanding of the world of Beyond the Boundary but no more than that. The supporting characters get little to no screen time, so you wouldn't get the chance to become familiar with them or learn about their back stories or abilities. You'd also miss out on a lot of the brilliantly animated action sequences.

Once you've seen the series, so could probably just skip the vast majority of movie 1, but make sure to watch the brief post-credits sequence, because it's a new bit that sets up the story for movie 2. Other than that part, movie 1 is just a pure clip show with nothing new to see — totally unlike the Gurren Lagann movies you were asking about before! :)
 
Double-post. Sorry.

Gonna Be the Twin-Tail!! (Japanese audio) - Episodes 5-8

This show entertains me.

Note: For the best Twin-Tail!! experience, watch the Blu-ray version as the TV Broadcast had a fair amount of animation issues. This also includes the Crunchyroll stream as they initially simulcasted the series for European territories before they extended the regions with Funimation's added zones.

Examples:

TV Broadcast/Crunchyroll stream:


Blu-ray version:



TV Broadcast/Crunchyroll stream:


Blu-ray version:
Grav's post reminded me of HWR's Berserk-related one from a while back:
Same, and the JP Blu Rays for 2016 fixed a lot of the notorious animation issues, it's not perfect but it's an improvement for sure.
I'm hoping it's the image on the left that's the fixed version? The one on the right is super-CG! :eek:
 
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