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State Alchemist
Ergo Proxy ep1-3

Tried watching this some years ago, but never quite got into it - having been sold it as a cyberpunk series, I found its curious, goth-like aesthetic kind of offputting. Coming back to it now, I think it's easier to appreciate, but it is a very brown show, with everything rendered in sepia tones, save for occasional highlights like Re-l's blue eye makeup. If nothing else, I did like the little nod to Battleship Potemkin with the lost pram tumbling down the steps.
Don't speak to me or my robot child ever again.

I was sold Ergo Proxy on not much more than the strength of the old DVD covers, but I found it quite compelling. I'm not sure there's been a lot else like it before or since, it almost has the feel of an ancient epic to it, a journey both literally and philosophically.
 

ActionFaust

Thousand Master
Fate/Grand Order: Absolute Demonic Front-Babylonia- episode 1
Thanks based CloverWorks. Really good start with plenty of sakuga moments. Looking forward to seeing Medusa Lily and Merlin next episode.

Hellbound: Hellraiser II
A worthy sequel that continues what made the first so good with some interesting world design reminiscent of Lovecraftian horror. Won't bother with the third film and will instead focus on the final few episodes of EverymanHYBRID.

  1. Evil Dead II
  2. Army of Darkness
  3. The Cabin in the Woods
  4. TribeTwelve (Fortunes, DEATHTRAPEXODUS, Crawlspace, Pitfall)
  5. TribeTwelve (SCRINIARII, Sisyphus, Rendezvous, Facade)
  6. This House Has People in It
  7. Too Many Cooks/Unedited Footage of a Bear
  8. Hellraiser
  9. Hellbound: Hellraiser II
 
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Professor Irony

Cursed Image
Moderator
Don't speak to me or my robot child ever again.
I know. I’ll see myself out.

In hindsight, I really don’t know why it didn’t click with me at the time. I think it was probably not long after I’d finished the Stand Alone Complex and was unwilling to accept anything other than a police procedural that looked like a William Gibson novel.
 

Girls wIth Guns

Thousand Master
Don't speak to me or my robot child ever again.

I was sold Ergo Proxy on not much more than the strength of the old DVD covers, but I found it quite compelling. I'm not sure there's been a lot else like it before or since, it almost has the feel of an ancient epic to it, a journey both literally and philosophically.
Ergo Proxy is a big favorite of mine as well, love those philosophical anime the best - I think Re-L was the first avatar I used when I joined this forum, even. Snagging a copy of the JP Blu-ray Box after it was OOP was a huge rush for me, too - it's still one of my most prized possessions in my JP import collection, even if it is dub-only while I'm a strict subber.



 
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Adam-M

Stand User
Ascendance of a Bookworm episode 2
Better than the first episode at least.

Oresuki episode 2
I liked this but this episode was not as good as last weeks. See how it pans out.

Ahiru no Sora episode 2
This is wearing thin for me already. It's like these first two episodes are just him getting bullied but being really good at basketball. The basketball scenes are good and well animated at least, but it looks so predictable.
So I'm guessing all the bullys are gonna get serious about the sport, they'll only just manage to win a major competition, and then he'll get the girl at the end.
Give it another episode but I'm thinking maybe drop this one.
 

D1tchd1gger

Guild Member
YU-NO (dub) eps 10-12
Another game adaptation not hiding it's origins as an eroge with frankly pointless fanservice (if it wants to be taken completely seriously that is).

Ascendance of a Bookworm ep 2
Cleaning up and winter prep.

ORESUKI ep 2
I wonder what Sumireko is upto?

After School Dice Club ep 2
A new member.

Second episodes done onto some new stuff:
Stars Align ep 1
Seems like it might be a slightly different twist on the sports show.

No Guns Life ep 1
Seems like a cool cyberpunk show. Bit weird seeing a cyborg smoking though.

Assassins Pride ep 1
A bit of a messy first episode. Lots of weird framing and the story is a little puzzling, although I think I have the jist of it.
We'll see.

Also watched the last ever episodes of Elementary. I'm going to miss it. It was an interesting take on Sherlock Holmes with it being set in New York and having a female Watson. Dare I say, it did some stuff better than the BBC effort including a bit of a grittier Holmes played excellently by Sick Boy Johnny Lee Miller.
 

NormanicGrav

Yume no Shima Shinen Kōen
AUKN Staff
Assassination Classroom Season 2 (Japanese audio) - Episodes 23-25 (Completed)
Drifters
(Japanese audio) - Episodes 7-12 (Completed)
 

HWR

CCG’s Reaper
AUKN Staff
Assassins Pride episode 1 Another series I’m curious to see progress.

No Guns Life episode 1 This could be interesting, I’m liking the prominence of more noir inspired anime this season.

Nosferatu (Film)
 
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ActionFaust

Thousand Master
Laid-Back Camp [Rewatch] episode 2

Cautious Hero episode 2

The Idolm@ster episodes 15-17

Shirobako episodes 13-15

Star☆Twinkle PreCure episode 31

EverymanHYBRID (Half-acre of ash, The day the world ended, All good things, Introductions)
A really well executed bittersweet ending to the EMH web series. For a series that started as a hobby it's been great to see the EMH crew hone their skills over the years as creators. While not welcoming for the casual viewer, the ARG elements are really well done creating good audience participation and information gathering. While the story does rely on Slenderman and The Rake, it's HABIT who really steals the show as an original monster and one of my absolute favourite horror characters thanks to Evan's powerful performance. Really hoping TribeTwelve follows suit and delivers a fitting ending.

  1. Evil Dead II
  2. Army of Darkness
  3. The Cabin in the Woods
  4. TribeTwelve (Fortunes, DEATHTRAPEXODUS, Crawlspace, Pitfall)
  5. TribeTwelve (SCRINIARII, Sisyphus, Rendezvous, Facade)
  6. This House Has People in It
  7. Too Many Cooks/Unedited Footage of a Bear
  8. Hellraiser
  9. Hellbound: Hellraiser II
  10. EverymanHYBRID (Half-acre of ash, The day the world ended, All good things, Introductions)
 
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Dragon Slayer

Death Scythe
Astra Lost in Space (English Dub) Episode 12 (Complete)

Miss Caretaker of Sunohara-sou (English Dub) Episode 12 (Complete)

After School Dice Club Episode 2
Classroom of cards games.

Ascendance of a Bookworm Episode 2
A pretty decent episode.

Assassins Pride Episode 1
This certainly looks interesting.

Azur Lane Episode 2
More conflict.

Cautious Hero: The Hero is Overpowered but Overly Cautious Episode 2
Overkill much? Just what anime needed... a male megumin.

High School Prodigies Have It Easy Even In Another World Episode 2
Dirty dealings and business ventures.

Kemono Michi: Rise Up Episode 2
I'll let my fists do the talking.

No Guns Life Episode 1
Good start. I'm definitely keen to see where this goes.

ORESUKI: Are you the only one who loves me? Episode 2
Well, this was a perfect example of why "Karma is a B*tch".

Radiant Season 2 Episode 2
Deals and unexpected encounters.

The Seven Deadly Sins: Wrath of the Gods Episode 1
I can't wait to see what this season has in store.
 

D1tchd1gger

Guild Member
Outburst Dreamer Boys ep 2
More references. Some quite funny scenes in this episode.

Null & Peta ep 2
Say "ah"

Dr. Stone ep 15
Science for the win!

Fire Force ep 12
A serious case of mistaken identity.
 

Dragon Slayer

Death Scythe
A Certain Scientific Accelerator (English Dub) Episode 12 (Complete)

Dr. STONE (English Dub) Episode 13

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? II (English Dub) Episode 11

Waiting in the Summer (English Dub) Episode 10

Dr. STONE Episode 15
Painful family jewels, A short marriage/quick divorce and a full recovery.

Fire Force Episode 12
Copycats and mistaken identities.

Granblue Fantasy The Animation Season 2 Episode 2
Negotiation talks and a party, plus a reunion.
 

HWR

CCG’s Reaper
AUKN Staff
Dr. STONE episode 15 Medicine and cola.

Fire Force episode 12 Twins and trouble.

Food Wars! The Fourth Plate episode 1 Time to watch the last of the good arcs before the story goes downhill.

Null Peta episode 2 Say “ah!”

Outburst Dreamer Boys episode 2 A hurt conscience.

True Cooking Master Boy episode 1 Another food based series for Friday.

Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) (Film)

Love Stage!!
episodes 1-10 (Complete. This reminded me of Skip Beat in some ways with the showbiz angles and the main relationship got some development as the season progressed.) 3.5/5
 
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ActionFaust

Thousand Master
After School Dice Club episode 2

Dr. Stone episode 15

Null & Peta episode 2

Night of the Living Dead
The film that revolutionized the horror genre. Though tame by modern standards this film was rightly impactful on 60s audiences and remains a strong zombie siege film to this day. Characters were admittedly weak aside from Ben who makes for a good protagonist. The tone is suitably bleak and depressing even to the point where Ben doesn't survive to the end. Night... is both a good look into the history of horror cinema and a great foundation for the zombie genre.

  1. Evil Dead II
  2. Army of Darkness
  3. The Cabin in the Woods
  4. TribeTwelve (Fortunes, DEATHTRAPEXODUS, Crawlspace, Pitfall)
  5. TribeTwelve (SCRINIARII, Sisyphus, Rendezvous, Facade)
  6. This House Has People in It
  7. Too Many Cooks/Unedited Footage of a Bear
  8. Hellraiser
  9. Hellbound: Hellraiser II
  10. EverymanHYBRID (Half-acre of ash, The day the world ended, All good things, Introductions)
  11. Night of the Living Dead
 
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