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IdiomaticLynx

Kiznaiver
Preview of Rising of the Shield Hero.
Having also read a few of the LNs I can say they managed to adapt the material quite well thus far. Biggest problem is also that they managed to adapt the material quite well :p. It wouldn't have hurt if they took a bit more creative liberties to improve on the source material.
The whole twist has always been obvious and feels more as necessary set-up for the actual story then anything else. I'll probably continue watching it to see how far it adapts the material and play "spot the differences" (and to see some scenes animated), but unless they do something interesting with it, it will just be as average as you'd expect.
 

D1tchd1gger

Mad Scientist
Katana Maidens ~ Mini Toji ep 0
Says it's a recap of the main series so we know what has happened, but only covers the first cour. So maybe this show will be set between the 2 cours, there was a little time skip IIRC.

How clumsy you are, Miss Ueno ep 1
I would say that it's similar to Takagi-san, but Ueno-san goes about it in the completely opposite way and is anything but subtle. Male MC is just as dense as to what is going on though.

Boggiepop and Others eps 1 & 2
I think I got everything so far, I'm guessing episode 2 is mostly flashback from 1 as Boggiepop says the monster (the manticore?) is gone and was dealt with by another person (Nagi?) at the end of the first episode. Only confusion is with the OP, if Touko is also Boggiepop why are they separated in the first scene? Parts of the rest of it shows Boggiepop turning up to save Touka from something/one (the mantacore?), but it's already been dealt with? unless that scene is the very last thing in the timeline of the show?

Tsurune ep 11
Lots of talking in this episode. I did like the bit near the end though, although I'm not sure about the bit right at the end. Seems to just chuck in something for extra drama when a tournament should be dramatic enough.

SAO: Alicization ep 13
Lots more talking. Oh look they have to get to floor 100, where have I heard that before?
 

Captaaainuniverse

Mad Scientist
Just finished gankutsuou and I have to say I'm quite disappointed, particularly by the ending, I really haven't seen anything properly adapted or the original, but the grapevine of pop culture gives me the impression it ended on a bit of a different tone - doesn't the original and closer adaptions have the count' s true, unfiltered revenge to end on?
Here it just seems like their still trying to build a relationship between Albert and the count, which for me doesn't work when the count has gotten as far as he has, it would have been more satisfying for the count to have his revenge, near the end he's the character that does the most and you really root for him
 

HWR

Himouto
Dororo episode 1 The history behind the original manga and who’s working on the anime is just as interesting as this first episode was.

Mob Psycho 100 II episode 1 I’ve been looking forward to this, and it didn’t disappoint.

Danchigai episodes 1-12 (Complete. Some humorous shorts in a series I stumbled upon whilst browsing Crunchyroll. Nothing spectacular but the little three minute intervals about a guy dealing with living with four sisters were solid enough. Some of the humour did veer towards an uncomfortable territory though.) 3/5

Days episodes 1-18
 

TiagoCosta

Straw Hat Pirate
Strike the Blood III Ep 1

Strong start, picking up from II. Really dig these kind of LNs but they rarely get a chance for more than one season when adapted. GG StB fans.

Tsurune Ep 11

that ending..

Blend S Ep 10-12 [END]

Let's see, thoughts.. I like all cast and character designs are great, Kaho is gorgeous by anime standards, jokes are more hit than miss with me. 7/10 I'd like to own it.
 
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ActionFaust

Magical Girl
Amanchu! episodes 2-6

Mob Psycho 100 II episode 1 - A really strong return for the series

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime episode 14
 

Dragon Slayer

Stand User
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (English Dub) Episode 11

Fairy Tail (English Dub) Episode 287

Doctor Who: Dreamland

Doctor Who: The Infinite Quest

Dororo Episode 1

Pastel Memories Episode 1

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Episode 14
 

D1tchd1gger

Mad Scientist
Mob Psycho 100 s2 e1
Great stuff. Had a little bit of everything. The scene where he put the novel back together was actually quite moving.

Dororo ep 1
Seems pretty cool so far. With the pact to 12 demons I thought it would be a "monster of the week" show, but a quick dig through the MAL comments shows a mention from one of the staff that they are at least up to episode 15.

Karakuri Circus ep 12
For some reason I forgot to watch this when it came out! The attack on the Midnight Circus continues, leaving the end of the cour with a bit of a cliffhanger.
 

crashmatt

Death Scythe
Dororo episode 1 - it's a shame this is on Amazon. It's a great first episode and the premise is interesting. Add in a good soundtrack and top animation and it could be an AOS contender already.

Rising Shield Hero ep1 - enjoying this so far. Looking forward to the next episode.

Radiant ep14 - Truth is it's just not very good. Its shoehorned a political story into the mix now and has crossed the line from boring to annoying. I may drop it.
 

AironicallyHuman

Time-Traveller
Just finished gankutsuou and I have to say I'm quite disappointed, particularly by the ending, I really haven't seen anything properly adapted or the original, but the grapevine of pop culture gives me the impression it ended on a bit of a different tone - doesn't the original and closer adaptions have the count' s true, unfiltered revenge to end on?
Here it just seems like their still trying to build a relationship between Albert and the count, which for me doesn't work when the count has gotten as far as he has, it would have been more satisfying for the count to have his revenge, near the end he's the character that does the most and you really root for him
Ganku goes from a loose adaptation to fully divergent with the events of ep18.

Edmond listens to Mercedes and decides against killing Albert and is willing to accept his own death. Mercedes then tells everything about Edmond to Albert, and he in-turn refuses to go through with the duel. After that, Fernand commits suicide, the judge goes insane and by the time it comes to the fat banker, Edmond has had enough - no longer seeing justice in his actions - and lets him go. After that he his persuaded by Haydee to enter into a relationship with her, despite the age gap, and they decide to try being happy together; sailing away. THE END.

What the anime did is make Albert a far more important/dumber character and removed the non-vengeful side of Edmond. In the novel he views himself as God's hand getting justice. And as you saw in the anime, he was basically possessed by the devil to get vengeance. Novel Edmond has a lot more depth. It's understandable, though: there was no way Gonzo could faithfully adapt a 1000+ page novel without any action whatsoever, and the only way they could do it in 24eps is by cutting much of Edmond's characterisation and making Albert the protagonist.

PS: The Hollywood movie is not a closer adaptation, if you're referring to that. It's awful. I suggest reading the one vol manga adaptation that came out last year and is unrelated to Gankutsuou, if you want a more accurate version focused on Edmond that wouldn't take you long to read.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Count-Monte-Cristo-Manga-Alexandre/dp/1626927359/r
 
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TiagoCosta

Straw Hat Pirate
3-gatsu no Lion S2 ep 17-18

some shoji started and ended.

Slow Start ep 8-9

pool time.

After the Rain ep 6

I really dig the directing on it.
 
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HWR

Himouto
Black Clover episode 65 The fight is resolved.

Run with the Wind episode 12 A good run and a trip. The ending was great though I’m curious to see how the cliffhanger plays out.

Days episodes 19-24 (Complete. Another good if not great sports anime. It felt similar to Big Windup! in that the MC was a bundle of nerves and prone to tears, whilst the rest of the team had to mould him into a decent player. I suppose the more of this genre I watch, the more the tropes become apparent. Regardless this was a decent enough watch, especially considering I’m not much of a fan of the the actual sport.) 3.5/5
 

D1tchd1gger

Mad Scientist
WATATEN!: An Angel Flew Down to Me ep 1
Seems like a slightly less creepy version of Uza-Maid from last season (not that I watched that!) The song/sequence at the end was the OP, sounds/looks like a contender for this seasons best already.

Rinshi! Ekoda-chan ep 1
A short based on a 4-koma about a woman who works lots of different jobs and likes to be naked at home. There's 12 episodes with 12 different directors/VAs and after each episode there's a Q&A it seems.
I didn't find this episode that funny and I didn’t like the art either (the director was Akitarou Daichi for the first episode). I didn't stick around for all of the Q&A either.
Some of the character designs for the rest look better:
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It says at the start that this is the third adaptation. There's another anime and I think I found a live action version on YouTube when I was looking for a trailer for this show.
 
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Dragon Slayer

Stand User
3D Kanojo: Real Girl 2nd Season Episode 1 [13]
More character drama, and some character development for Ito.

Rinshi!! Ekoda-chan Episode 1 (Dropped)
😱😱😱 OMG that animation. NOPE, NOT FOR ME.

Strike the Blood III Episode 1
Picking up from where StB II left off, really good start.

WATATEN!: An Angel Flew Down to Me Episode 1
Looks like I found my moe show for this season. At least this will be a easier and less creepy (depending on what the big sister does) watch than Uza-Maid. I'm really digging that OP.
 
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