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HWR

CCG’s Reaper
AUKN Staff
Yeah, if you have a region free player, the SAVE line is well worth digging through occasionally. The box art leaves a little to be desired, but if you wanna try something on the cheap it's probably the best way to do so besides just streaming it.
I think having a multi region player is a necessity for anime tbh. And SAVE editions are honestly great for what they are, I've discovered a lot of hidden gems from buying them (Utawareumono, Moonphase, Ghost Hunt etc.) and asides from the odd title with a lack of a title on the reverse spine, I don't mind the packaging at all.
 

Lord Bacchus

Student Council President
I think having a multi region player is a necessity for anime tbh. And SAVE editions are honestly great for what they are, I've discovered a lot of hidden gems from buying them (Utawareumono, Moonphase, Ghost Hunt etc.) and asides from the odd title with a lack of a title on the reverse spine, I don't mind the packaging at all.

I've discovered quite a few series through them myself. I probably wouldn't have watched Mushishi, Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom, or Welcome to the NHK if I didn't have a region free player. Of course exchange rates have taken a big hit since 2016, so I tend not to order as much from overseas anymore. Thankfully the UK anime releases have gotten much better since 2012.
 

HWR

CCG’s Reaper
AUKN Staff
I've discovered quite a few series through them myself. I probably wouldn't have watched Mushishi, Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom, or Welcome to the NHK if I didn't have a region free player. Of course exchange rates have taken a big hit since 2016, so I tend not to order as much from overseas anymore. Thankfully the UK anime releases have gotten much better since 2012.
I tend to buy my imports from DeepDiscount when they have a discount code so it isn't too costly to buy US releases since there's no customs. eBay and sellers on here are also handy.
 

NormanicGrav

How a Realist Hero Bought Too Much Anime
AUKN Staff
DARLING in the FRANXX (Japanese audio) - Episode 1
Junji Ito Collection (Japanese audio) - Episodes 1-2
KOKKOKU: Moment by Moment (Japanese audio) - Episode 2

Trying my best to check out more shows from the latest seasons compared to last year. So far here's my simulcast watchlist thus far:

Amazon Prime:
After the Rain
BEATLESS
Killing Bites
KOKKOKU: Moment by Moment

Crunchyroll:
The Ancient Magus' Bride (2nd half)
DARLING in the FRANXX
Junji Ito Collection
OVERLORD II

Netflix:
Devilman Crybaby (Completed)
Violet Evergarden

Also planned to watch but not started (or hasn't aired yet):

Crunchyroll:
Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody
Record of Grancrest War

Netflix:

A.I.C.O. -Incarnation-
B: The Beginning
Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters
Sword Gai: The Animation
 

BanzaiJedi

Pokémon Master
Dagashi Kashi s2 ep 1. I can deal with the art style change, but the lack of funny jokes is a problem.

Garo: Vanishing Line ep 11. I really quite enjoy this series, so it's strange that I keep falling behind on it.
 

Emulsion

Pokémon Master
Rage of Bahamut: Virgin Soul episodes 10-12.

Got a bit of a back log of a few shows from last year that I started but never finished. Started a game I think. I missed an episode, planed to catch up the following week but didn't and so forth. Did plan the catch up but then got lazy and just couldn't be bothered back then.
 
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Baggie_Saiyan

Thousand Master
Konohana Kitan #12 (END):

Wow. The best show of the season ends with one final amazing twist, that was such a great ending I did not see that coming, in hindsight watching it again you definitely can gather the clues but man I did get goosebumps. Ahh great show.

Sister #11:

A boring last episode was more than made up, the "drama" element is also upped here, curious to see how it resolves.

Yamada-kun & 7 Witches #12 (END):

These last 3 episodes have been boring, not nearly has fun as the opening 9 episodes but I guess they needed some drama and conflict. Deciding whether to pick this up physically or not, I do see myself watching it again mostly for the first 9 episodes but dunno the last 3 didn't do it for me.
 

Haven37

Brigade Leader
The Ancient Magus Bride (Episode 14)- Another beautiful Episode. Pretty emotional.

Dagashi Kashi (Season 2 Episode 1)- I didn't know that they where cutting these episodes to 12mins. It was OK, the art style change doesn't bother me.

Citrus (Episode 2)- I actually enjoyed this more then the first episode. I think I was too tired last week to really pay attention, but I'm really into it now. Yuzu is so precious, I love how far she's willing to go to make others happy. I don't like Mei at the moment, but I don't think we're meant to yet. Yeah she seems to have had a troubled childhood, but that doesn't excuse her for what she's doing with Yuzu. I don't expect any major consequences for her though, since this is a love story after all. They will fall in love properly later on.
 

João Gomes

Magical Girl
Hmm, I've had the US BD of that on my shelf for about six years now. I recall watching one or two episodes of it and never touching it again. Perhaps I should give it another go.

I hope you enjoy it, if you do. I swear I don't understand its rating on MAL. Even on the objective side, there are many aspects to it which are quite good. And all in all it has good pacing, for a series that gets a bit introspective, now and again.

I don't have a top 10 but I figure Casshern Sins would be on it, or very close if I had.
 
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Orgun

Dragon Knight
Patlabor - Original OVA - Episodes 1 - 7 [Final] (Blu-ray)

Patlabor - The Movie (Blu-ray)


I re-bought all the Patlabor anime on Blu-ray last year so now time for a long overdue rewatch. The original OVA has aged very well and is just as good as I remember it, a sublime mix of character, story, humour and mecha action. The 1st Patlabor movie remains one of all time favourite films.

Darling in the Franxx - Episode 1

I've been looking forward to this, it's a pretty standard mecha series first episode and there are clear shades of Evangelion running through it but I love the aesthetic and the world it paints. Looking forward to more.
 

crashmatt

Death Scythe
Gunslinger Girl (complete) - despite flashes of action this series is desperately dull. I have no intrest in season 2 and probably one to the worst madhouse productions ive seen 5/10
 
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D1tchd1gger

Soul Reaper
7 2nd episodes:

Pop Team Epic (Dropped)
Some funny stuff, but a lot of random stuff as well. Dropped it half way through when it repeated again, again!

Slow Start (Dropped)
Fairly funny, but doesn't really seem to be going anywhere. And surely if you're ill they'll give you a dispensation to sit your exams at a later date or separate from other people!

Kokkoku
My theory last week about the ED is probably wrong seeing as he is a she. Shouko Majima is introduced in this episode and it seems that she was some how sent to an alternate world when a young girl by another young girl. Juri?

School Babysitters (Dropped)
More cute times with Ryuuichi and his pre-school charges. And some emotional scenes with the highly strung Maria.
As cute as this is, its not grabbing me as much as other stuff this season.

A Ryuo's Work is Never Done
(Dropped)
Some actual Shogi, seems to be like chess. Then Ai has a Shogi sleep-over at Yaichis with 3 friends (warning: more naked loli), cue cheap joke about him being a lol*con. And then some innuendo about him sleeping with Ai! :rolleyes:

Karakai Juz No Takagi-san
Nishikata just can't win. :D

Basilisk: The Ouka Ninja Scrolls (On Hold)
Exposition heavy and possibly giving away spoilers for the earlier series that I haven't seen. Seems there's no UK Blu-ray! The Funi version is region locked (seems no work around) and neither the French or German ones have English on them.

So that's 5 out of the 20! series I've started this season cut. So I'll probably drop or hold 5 more to make it a round 10 to keep watching.
 
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HWR

CCG’s Reaper
AUKN Staff
Basilisk: The Ouka Ninja Scrolls episode 2

School Rumble
episodes 17-26 (Complete. A funny and solid anime series. There were some truly laugh out loud moments and the cast are likeable enough, although the relationship aspect is kind of weak in some cases, don't expect any resolution here. Overall this is decent, and recommended.) 3.5/5
 

D1tchd1gger

Soul Reaper
A Place Further Than the Universe ep 3
Still great. Love the chemistry between the characters and the emotional shifts from funny to moving and back again.

The gangs all together now and it seems the trip is on!
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Buzzkillington

Za Warudo
Hunter x Hunter - Episodes 59-61 - So I should be trying to catch up with The Ancient Magus' Bride, but instead I decided to jump back into Hunter x Hunter. I'm still somewhat miffed that Kurapika doesn't really feature from here on out and I'm kinda unsure about this arc in general but it was still fun to watch none the less. I have 2 weeks off work so I may try and finish Hunter x Hunter in that time, that's a lot of anime in 2 weeks but I'll give it a go.
 

IncendiaryLemon

Captain Karen
Barakamon-Episodes 1-3

Quite enjoying this so far. It's funny and well animated but seems to have more to say than your average SoL Comedy.

Cardcaptor Sakura-Episodes 36 and 37

Hmm, well that new OP and ED certainly aren't as memorable as the originals, but these were a good couple of episodes, especially Episode 37, where Tomoyo loses her voice. Really cements Sakura's friendship with her. It's nice when the AO stuff has an actual point.

Mitchiri Neko-Episode 3

Jeez, that was kinda dark. Like, several cats die in this episode, eaten no less! Most shocking tonal swerve since School-Live!

Overlord Season 2-Episode 1

Dammit, I didn't sign up for a lizard RomCom, where's my Skeleman?!

Black Clover-Episode 15

*snore*
 
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