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Discussion in 'Movies, Books, TV & Media' started by Fat-Elf, Jan 28, 2013.
Glorious animations in GIF form for Alberto
and bonus cute Rin
damn, cute Rin is cute. much better than it's predecessor
dat Lancer vs Archer, as epic as during F/Z's Saber and Berserker. And Prisma Illya's Illya Archer and Dark Saber
Cross Ange, definitely AOTS lol, it's barely 1 episode and we already got yuri rape scene
Haha man, that battle from yesterday's episode is one of the most badass animated battles that I've seen, even if I do feel like it was a tad short (short only because I could have watched hours of just that ). Rin also made me laugh. I knew she was a super tsundere, but I didn't realize how much of a tsundere she actually is until I watched that episode so funny. Also, mrdm53, I had never seen that Alter Saber vs. Archer Illya fight; I never cared for that Fate Illya whatever stuff enough to watch it. That fight, however, is a lot more badass than I would have expected.
Will have to watch that Cross Ange episode it just sounds so ridiculous haha.
omg blonde waifu
Also Grisai no kaijitsu came out. It's based on the adult VN and one of the best VNs I've played. A lot of adult humor mixed with some serious and heart wrenching drama. Not sure what route they are going to do, but so far it's a very faithful adaptation to the game.
^ It's weird how I totally knew EXACTLY what was going to happen at that precise moment, but I got so excited anyway when Saber showed up. Perfect moment and perfect closing line to end the episode.
Also, tonight is episode-1-binge-watching-night for me, so I'll update this later with some ep. 1 opinions. I'm curious now about Grisaia no Kaijitsu; I searched it up online and apparently the VN is really good. Hopefully the anime is good as well.
EDIT: watched Cross Ange episode 1. This... could have been handled a lot better. The premise and the story actually seem to be really, really interesting, but the writing is pretty awful. It's very rushed; it feels like a total rookie's work. It's exactly the kind of story that I can perfectly picture Gen Urobuchi coming up with, and knocking it out of the park. It really reminds me of Psycho-Pass in a way, but with wizards, witches, and the odd muggle (with these "muggles" being the equivalent of people with a cloudy psycho-pass measurement). Hell, they even have space quidditch! Lots of 90's-esque fanservice, too, with nipple-less boobs, revealing dresses, tight suits, and some serious Code Geass-like mecha ass-shots. Also, dat rape scene. This anime seems like someone proposed a really good idea and an interesting story, and the studio just went "ALRIGHT COOL, NOW LET'S PORNO THAT BAD BOY UP AND LET A HORNY TEENAGER WRITE IT." At least the animation is pretty decent so far, and the mecha designs are really cool.
EDIT 2: just watched Grisaia no Kajitsu, and I don't even. On the surface, there seems to be absolutely nothing to keep me watching, but just how "off" everything felt was enough to grab my attention pretty tightly. The hints at the main character's true identity were interesting enough (although his stoic-enough-to-ignore-boobs personality made me go all "*le sigh* not another one of these"). And then, of course, there was the episode's ending. That totally threw me off, and I'm definitely watching episode 2 to see what that was all about. Totally feels like a visual novel, too. It was odd and I'm still skeptical, but I bit the hook pretty well.
Cross Ange's mecha cockpit is like Langrange's. Same ass shot style with skimpy outfit
What is Norma anyway, and why it's only on woman lol.. for the sake of FS?
From what I have read, basically Cross Ange is set in a super advanced civilization where humanity has discovered a technology that is kind of like magic (Light of Mana), and that has somehow helped rid mankind of all wars, conflicts, and bloodshed... or so they claim. Most people are able to use this Light of Mana stuff, but Norma are people who aren't born with the predisposition to use it, and so they have the potential to cause conflict and throw off the balance that the Light of Mana has set, and thus they are discriminated against and are stripped of all of their human rights...
... so they get sent to an island to fight dragons. >_>
... I assume there's some sort of ongoing war against some kind of magical/interdimensional beasts (dragons, in this case, it seems), and Norma are the people who get sent to the frontlines. This would maintain a balance in society by ridding it of those filthy muggles and making them dragon food. I could speculate that maybe the Light of Mana either a) attracts the dragons somehow, or b) was stolen from some sort of super advanced and/or magical race of beings who may either use dragons as proxies to wipe out mankind, or be dragons themselves.
I don't even know man, this show is kind of ridiculous so far.
The best thing about Grisai is that each route for the female characters are well written. They all have emotional and great character driven stories which is also why I'm not sure how it's going to translate into an anime because as far as I am aware there is no "true route". They'll probably do a mixture of all of their stories while taking out the specific romance parts.
Also I like Yuuji the main character lol He's not all wimpy and he just seems like he's stoic on the outside. In game he has a lot of inner monologue which explains why he acts the way he does. He also has his own story that's pretty good, but it's explained more in the sequel.
^ Well, seeing how Clannad and Clannad: After Story are basically all of the VN routes put together, and seeing how exceptionally well the adaptation turned out, I suppose it could be done with Grisaia as well. Then again, Clannad does have a true route, which is what happens in After Story (which is supposedly unlocked after you've beat all other routes). Having no true route, then, if Grisaia is successful, they might do what they're doing with Fate: adapt every route.
Also, I liked Yuuji, but that scene where he walked into the girl - boobs hanging in the air - and didn't even flinch even after all of her suggestive commentary... I was all "uuuggggghhhhh you cliche idiot, lay dat pipe already!" It didn't make me hate his character, they certainly developed his character very well to be intriguing. It's just the first episode anyway. I haven't yet judged the show. Besides, I like your taste in anime, so I have a good level of confidence it'll turn out well.
For the record....Amane route has the most H-scenes lol
Just watched the first episode of Shingeki no Bahamut. Holy shit! It looks like it'll be so f*cking metal. No moe shit going on on this one (which is apparently the reason why it's been supposedly poorly received in Japan ). It was exactly what I was expecting, but with a totally unexpected humorous twist that fit like a glove. The scene with the random dog, in particular, killed me with laughter. And GODDAMN that art and character designs! The girl with the white/pink hair is one of the absolute most badass things I've seen on a first episode. And the animation is totally majestic, just as expected! Totally epic. Between this and Fate/Stay Night, I am sure that this season will be more exciting for me than this whole last year.
EDIT: some cool gifs
I also just read it being compared to Pirates of the Caribbean, and it really does feel like that with the kind of humour and all.
yep, Shingeki no Bahamut is on my top watch list. No moe shit, just pure action! the art looked like Space Dandy though, which is a minus for me.
have you try Garo? smooth CGI, just like when we watch real live action lol
2nd episode was better than the first, at least the scenes seemed more connected. I still feel this would be better served as cutscenes in a JRPG than a stand alone series. There are far better things to watch, maybe I'll wait until the series is over and binge it for the overall plot.
Watched Chaos;Head and didn't really love it. I guess it was too highschool-y. I liked it okay, just didn't love it. The ending left me feeling good though.
Finally finished the Welcome To The NHK manga a few minutes ago. Man, the anime was really different and the anime didn't really show how batshit crazy and manipulative Mikasi really is.
Even though a lot of the scenarios were much more well done (imo) in the anime, I like the manga slightly better mostly because the ending in the manga was just so genius and beautiful. Dat ending
Haha yeah, the character design for Kaisar is practically the same as Dandy's. Not only that, but they're both phabulous. Add into the mix the fact that Favaro is played by Hiroyuki Yoshino, who voices Meow in Space Dandy, and yeah.
I haven't tried Garo yet, but it's on my watch list for tomorrow/after tomorrow.
Yeah, usually when I binge-watch shows I enjoy them more, even if they're not all that great. It's simply because I don't have to wait a week for something that I didn't even like that much in the first place.
Really? Huh, that is interesting. I had heard that the manga was different, but I don't know how different. Is the manga the same as the original novel? I'm curious now; I might have to read it some day.
Also, today I watched a few new first episodes:
Gugure! Kokkuri-san. t'was very meh. The first 4-5 minutes were funny, but it the devolved into using the same silly, overly cliche jokes over, and over, and over, and over again, and it becomes really dull really quickly. I dropped it halfway through. Besides, I never liked Inu-Yasha.
World Trigger. This one was even worse. I hate narrator-given info-dumps, and this one does exactly that. That, and they give little to no justification for some of the crazy shit that happens. Even more annoying than that, the music made me feel like I was at some shitty club with a bunch of annoying people listening to shitty electronic music. The art and animation were simplistic, but in a bad way. Character designs are really dull and generic. A male version of Rei (from Evangelion) with white hair seems to be our protagonist. Their disproportionately large heads really irked me as well. Anyway, I just couldn't stomach it and dropped it 10 minutes in. It might get better later on, but I'd rather someone else watch it for me to find out if it does.
Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu, a.k.a. Parasyte -the maxim-. Now THIS is what Tokyo Ghoul should have been like. This seems like it will satisfy my cravings for some gore anime (and it isn't censored at all!!!!! Finally!! !!!), and, at least the first episode, was very well written. Really interesting and cool premise. This is one of three anime that I will for sure follow this season (I still have to watch Garo, but I feel like I will like that as well).
Yeah, there are some pretty big differences. I actually just finished the original light novel and all three are pretty different from eachother.
The manga's ending is seriously great though...the feeling of it is like the Anime but just..MOAR. The final 2 frames give the perfect payoff IF you pay attention to all the details contained in the last picture. Just perfect, really.
I started watching Fate/Zero last night. Totally awesome- i don't know why I was put off from starting it before.
^ Yeah, Fate/Zero is pure greatness. Given that the first episode is out, I think that if you want to watch F/SN, it's a good thing you're watching Fate/Zero first. Not because you won't understand F/SN, but because it gives more context and background to what is going on, which makes it that much more exciting.
I just watched the first episode of Garo - The Animation. I was a bit disappointed, to be honest. With MAPPA being the main studio behind this, and given their reputation and their other incredible-looking anime this season (Shingeki no Bahamut), I was expecting higher quality. The CG doesn't look bad, but it doesn't look as good as I thought it would. It's also really easy to tell that the vast majority of budget went into the CG department, as the animation is pretty sub-par, and character design is... well, each character has a unique design, but they're very simplistic, and it's just not really my thing; other people will no doubt think differently. The combination of high-grade, fluid CG with the oddly simplistic art and animation are really disparate and jarring. As far as the plot itself, it seems quite interesting. It's like a nod to Zorro (judging from the character's names) while placing it in the middle ages amidst a (literal) witch hunt. The writing was odd, but not bad. It is pretty f*cking metal, much like Shingeki no Bahamut, but, given the choice, I'd pick Bahamut any day of the week.
It'll be a bit problematic following Garo for me, I think. With how incredibly well done and promising Fate/Stay Night, Shingeki no Bahamut, and Kiseijuu (Parasyte) look, Garo pales a bit in comparison, despite looking like a good and promising show in its own right. I might take the time to watch a few more episodes and see how it pans out, or I'll just keep an eye on the fandom to see if it does end up delivering quality content.
New Psycho Pass omg so good. Really loving the opening and ending too since it's by the same people from last season.
I just found out there is a Sword Art Online movie...
WHY DIDN'T ANYONE TELL ME?!
Isn't it just like summary of season 1?
Also started Fate/Zero and now I remember how depressing Sakura's life is. God damn you Matou family. T_T