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Kite

Vampire Ninja
Jubei Chan 2 Episodes 8 to 10
Pace of action has slowed down, bit of character building along with light comedy.
 

ActionFaust

Stand User
18if episode 3
Watched this episode on its own due to the hype around Super Cub but I wasn't quite prepared for it to be this good! This episode has established Toshiro Fujii as one of my favourite directors and for good reason. Fujii crafted such a beautiful episode with such an emotionally devastating ending while also working on script, storyboard, design, Chief AD and some animation.

Really looking forward to his work on Super Cub!

RahXephon episode 18

Mobile Suit Gundam episodes 11-14

Guilty Crown episodes 9-10

BanG Dream! Girls Band Party!☆PICO~OHMORI~ episode 2

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HWR

CCG’s Reaper
AUKN Staff
Kakushigoto episode 7 Doge and debuts.

The 8th Son? Are you Kidding Me? episode 7 Preoccupied.

Armored Trooper Votoms episodes 41-52 (Complete. A decent series with some distinct arcs that offered their own styles and settings, from gritty cities to dense jungles and then to space. Not sure why there was a pair of Lord Farquard lookalikes though but there we go. Looking forward to seeing what the OVAs offer.) 3.5/5
 

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Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2045 ep1-3 English dub

Occasionally meme-worthy CGI notwithstanding, I actually quite like this. It feels like they're playing it more broadly than GitS typically would, but the characterisation is right and it does have an apparent knack for ending each episode in a way that makes me want to watch the next one.

Armored Trooper Votoms episodes 41-52 (Complete. A decent series with some distinct arcs that offered their own styles and settings, from gritty cities to dense jungles and then to space. Not sure why there was a pair of Lord Farquard lookalikes though but there we go. Looking forward to seeing what the OVAs offer.) 3.5/5
Yeah, I feel like that's about right, score wise. I have a lot of time for Votoms, but I just wish the show's pacing wasn't so hit and miss. You'll get episodes where a huge amount happens in the space of 20 minutes (I think the prison break in the second episode is a real standout) or you get chunks where it just feels really fillery and needlessly dragged out. Still never seen all of the OVAs, but Roots of Ambition was a definite favourite of mine.
 

HWR

CCG’s Reaper
AUKN Staff
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2045 ep1-3 English dub

Occasionally meme-worthy CGI notwithstanding, I actually quite like this. It feels like they're playing it more broadly than GitS typically would, but the characterisation is right and it does have an apparent knack for ending each episode in a way that makes me want to watch the next one.



Yeah, I feel like that's about right, score wise. I have a lot of time for Votoms, but I just wish the show's pacing wasn't so hit and miss. You'll get episodes where a huge amount happens in the space of 20 minutes (I think the prison break in the second episode is a real standout) or you get chunks where it just feels really fillery and needlessly dragged out. Still never seen all of the OVAs, but Roots of Ambition was a definite favourite of mine.
Yeah admittedly Votoms, especially in the later arcs, does have patches where it feels like it’s pacing slowed a fair bit and wasn’t going anywhere. It did have some great stuff early on but once it got into space that’s where these issues become more prominent. Still had some great action though.
 
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orgun

Death Scythe
I love Votoms, it's my favourite of the big mecha franchises. The TV series has the best first episode of any TV series I've seen and I like the way it creates mysterious in Chirico. The OVAs add a lot of meat to the bones and continue the story to a decent conclusion, Roots of Ambition is absolutely fantastic. If you watch it all in chronological order rather than production order it works really well.
 

HWR

CCG’s Reaper
AUKN Staff
I love Votoms, it's my favourite of the big mecha franchises. The TV series has the best first episode of any TV series I've seen and I like the way it creates mysterious in Chirico. The OVAs add a lot of meat to the bones and continue the story to a decent conclusion, Roots of Ambition is absolutely fantastic. If you watch it all in chronological order rather than production order it works really well.
Would you be able to point me in the right direction of said chronological order?
 

ActionFaust

Stand User
Aldnoah.Zero episode 10

RahXephon episode 19

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WednesdaysWolf's Rain2226
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SundaysWelcome to the NHK!824
ExtraGuilty Crown1022
SimulwatchRahXephon1926
 

Kite

Vampire Ninja
Jubei Chan 2 Episodes 11 to 13 (complete)

Nice ending to tie up most of the loose ends, some more sword fighting and emotional drama.

Dragonaut - The Resonance Episodes 1 to 7

Latest title from my pile (more a case of picking a title out at random). Interesting setting and story so far, bit jumpy with the timeline and it had the traditional swimsuit episode for fan service
 

Dragon Slayer

Combat Butler
A Certain Scientific Railgun T (English Dub) Episode 8

If My Favorite Pop Idol Made It to the Budokan, I Would Die (English Dub) Episode 10

Nekopara (English Dub) Episode 10

The 8th Son? Are You Kidding Me? (English Dub) Episode 1

A Certain Scientific Railgun T Episode 14 Dragons and dancing.

The 8th Son? Are You Kidding Me? Episode 7 Competition.
 

HWR

CCG’s Reaper
AUKN Staff
A Certain Scientific Railgun T episode 14 Those who saved.

Bungo and Alchemist -Gears of Judgement- episode 5 Selfish assumption.

Listeners episode 7 One of the better episodes we’ve had so far, I liked these characters more than our leads.

Sakura Wars The Animation episode 7 Fun for three.

Wave, Listen to Me! episode 7 Ceiling horrors.

Heart of Dragon (Film) Further thoughts in the film thread but 88Films have provided another great package here with several versions of the film and multiple audio tracks.

Assassination Classroom (Rewatch) episodes 1-10
 

D1tchd1gger

Shinki
Kakushigoto ep 7
Wan wan!

Listeners ep 7
The fascist regime
They made you a moron

Wave, Listen to Me! ep 7
All is not what it seems.

Arte ep 7
Propositions and negotiations.

Kaguya-sama: Love is War s2 e6
Election day.

Ralph Wrecks the Internet
A fun film with loads of references.
 

Kite

Vampire Ninja
Dragonaut - The Resonance Episodes 8 to 25 & OVA (complete)

Overall an average series, character development is a bit slow paced but has interesting animation for the dragons. OVA was more a "what the heck" for the first part. Probably not one I will be watching again, heck if it was region 2 it would be heading onto the pile to sell to CEX.
 

ActionFaust

Stand User
Aldnoah.Zero episodes 11-12 (End)
A great action mecha series with fantastic production by director Ei Aoki's new studio TROYCA with assistance by A1-Pictures. Hiroyuki Sawano's soundtrack is great as usual with BRE@TH//LESS and aLIEz being big highlights. As this was a Urobuchi series I knew to expect a depressing ending and it certainly delivered on that front. Though with that ending I'm really wondering why there's even a second season. 8/10

Kämpfer
episodes 1-4
Okay this is surprisingly fun so far. It's good garbage

Guilty Crown episode 11

RahXephon episode 20

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Combat Butler
My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! (English Dub) Episode 1

Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun (English Dub) Episode 16

Arte Episode 7 Requests and Arrangements.

Ascendance of a Bookworm 2nd Season Episode 21 A problematic new face.

Kaguya-Sama: Love is War 2nd Season Episode 18 Speeches and verbal exchanges.

My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! Episode 7 Identity reveal.
 

HWR

CCG’s Reaper
AUKN Staff
Arte episode 7 Bargaining.

Ascendance of a Bookworm Part 2 episode 21 Make mine music.

Gal & Dino episode 7 Busking and busting in.

My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes lead to Doom! episode 7 Unexpected reunion and booby traps galore.

Sing “YESTERDAY” For Me episode 7 The space between.

Stormy Monday (Film)

Assassination Classroom (Rewatch)
episodes 11-22 (Complete. Still very enjoyable on my second rewatch, though some aspects like the smugness of the other school classes towards 3-E could have used some more nuance.) 4/5

Assassination Classroom Second Season (Rewatch)
episodes 23-26
 
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