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Akatsuki
Paranoia Agent eps 1-5
I thought I knew, sort of, what was going on, then episode 5 happened?!

Nobunaga Concerto ep 1
Seems interesting and funny enough to keep going. The character animation is little jerky like they're puppets, might be intentional I suppose.
 

Adam-M

Stand User
A Place further Than The Universe ep 3
Seems like its moving along faster than I expected. Funny and...well...nice. Felt very reminiscent of days gone by (a long time ago) so enjoyed.

Slow Start (ep 2)
I agree with what @D1tchd1gger said that it doesn't really seem to be going anywhere, but "going somewhere" doesn't seem to be the point in this case. It feels like the focus is on the interactions with the characters and not on any actual plot (which isn't a bad thing). Was quite amusing that though and I was expecting to drop it but I think I'll give it a chance.

Overlord 1 (ep 2 - 5)
This is interesting and does seem to have plot. I like to have two or three series on the go, and at least one of them where you don't have to take your brain. Working through them at a couple of episodes a night (which is slow for me but blame Skyrim...again) I'll probably let the Overlord II build up so I can watch it through.
 

D1tchd1gger

Akatsuki
Paranoia Agent eps 6-8
Boy episode 8 is a something. Funny and tragic all at once. Seems episode 5 was a fake out, as the 'Lil Slugger they had in custody wasn't the real one.

Nobunaga Concerto eps 2-4
Not completely historically accurate, but still interesting.

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

"With great power comes great responsibility"
 

Professor Irony

CYBER FUNKER
Moderator
Fate/Apocrypha ep1

Go-lion seems like a cool guy, but it's probably a bit early to form much of an opinion on the show. On the face of it, it certainly seems a lot lighter in tone than Zero.
 

Girls with Guns

Cardcaptor
Showed Black Lagoon 1-6 to the couple who live next door, they texted me before coming over and said they wanted to see a good action anime with lots of action and then more action, and maybe some guns, pew! pew! So, that's what I picked for them to see. Heheh, they're totally loving it!
 

D1tchd1gger

Akatsuki
Violet Evergarden ep 2
Still beautiful, but quite slow. A brief flashback and then it showed just how much she
doesn't understand human emotions and the nuances of words, seems from reading the MAL thread that most of it is anime original (including 2 new characters) and not from the source material. The question about whether she is in any way an artificial human is also answered, for me, in that Auto Memories Doll was the original name for the typewriter, but is now used as a name for ladies that write letters for people. Seems a mis-translated synopsis made it sound like Violet was a AMD with military function! i.e. An artificial being. Seems hilarious now I know the truth *Imagines typewriter with built in sub-machinegun* :D
 

Neil.T

Idolm@ster
Haibane Renmei eps 4–13 ( complete)
That was something really special. The last two episodes gave me chills.
— "No matter how much I wished for it, no salvation ever came to me."
— "Because... you never actually asked for help. The only thing you ever did was wait."
— "I was afraid. What if I ask for help from the bottom of my heart and nobody answers? What if I really am completely alone?"
Reki had a good heart, but considered her own motives suspect. Poor soul. :(
Masterpiece. 10/10 for me.

Robot Carnival
Watched this on Crunchyroll after reading @Professor Irony's appraisal and very much enjoyed it. I found the short 'Cloud' rather self-indulgent and 'Nightmare' pretty confusing, but it's mostly good — barring the pervading outdated sexist vibe some of it seemed to have.

The old-school hand-drawn animation is a treat.
 
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João Gomes

Vampire Ninja
Watched the Godzilla movie on Netflix and it was OK. Liked the ending and the implications for the remaining 2 movies and I was strangely OK with the movie's HUD boner. Data and graphs everywhere!

Generally speaking I was pleasantly surprised with the animation, even if I'm not a fan of the way they try to make things seem old/used, which is just to scratch everything. It's too distracting.

The setting that was created here has a lot of potential, I feel. We'll see what they do with it.
 

ayase

State Alchemist
Haibane Renmei eps 4–13 ( complete)
That was something really special. The last two episodes gave me chills.
— "No matter how much I wished for it, no salvation ever came to me."
— "Because... you never actually asked for help. The only thing you ever did was wait."
— "I was afraid. What if I ask for help from the bottom of my heart and nobody answers? What if I really am completely alone?"
Reki had a good heart, but considered her own motives suspect. Poor soul. :(
Masterpiece. 10/10 for me
Haibane is up there in my top bracket of media that I didn’t just thoroughly enjoy as entertainment, but also found genuinely emotionally affecting. It is quite beautiful, thoughtful and heartbreaking, too bad it will never look good in HD (and don’t forget Reki is one of the top nine best girls).
 

Neil.T

Idolm@ster
I only discovered Haibane Renmei because it was on sale in the MVM Deal of the Week. Immediately went into my top ten. Even the fact that the DVD looks so bad didn't change how beautiful a show it is.
I can only second everything you just said.

Blade Runner Black Out 2022
Another Crunchyroll viewing. (Can you tell I had a 48-hr guest pass? ;)) This far outstripped what I was anticipating from it. Looking at the end credits, it became clear why: some big names involved in some of my all-time favourites were involved in making it. Shukou Murase (Ergo Proxy), Joseph Chou (Appleseed Ex Machina and Harlock: Space Pirate), Luci Christian and Shinji Aramaki (Appleseed again)... And, of course, Shinichiro Watanabe was at the helm.

It's very atmospheric.
 

Neil.T

Idolm@ster
Haibane is up there in my top bracket of media that I didn’t just thoroughly enjoy as entertainment, but also found genuinely emotionally affecting. It is quite beautiful, thoughtful and heartbreaking
It's an outstanding piece of work. There are anime series and films I've seen (and enjoyed) but, further down the line, the details nevertheless fade from memory. But I know that, for as long as I retain my faculties, I will always remember Haibane Renmei and what it made me feel — for its characters, its design work and for the mythology of the world it paints.

And speaking of painting, that background art... It goes far, far above and beyond the call of duty for a TV series. It's all been created in such painstaking detail. Could you even imagine how it would look in actual HD? I wonder if the actual physical boards themselves still exist in this world, and if so where they are. (I'm assuming they were created with real as opposed to digital paints, anyway...)

@ayase: Starting to watch the series, yes, it became very clear very quickly what you'd meant before about the unfortunate lack of image quality.
 
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Phobos

Titan
Can’t really agree more with this chat about haibane renmei, did I read a while ago that there was a Blu-ray of this coming out? Would love to see a remake of it made just so the visuals are better. It was definitely an interesting show, can’t remember it fully now, I watched it years ago but remember really enjoying it. You guys have made me want to rewatch it!
 
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