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Cecilthedarkknight_234



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 7:32 pm Reply with quote
summer is shaping up pretty good so far, those three shows alone are enough to keep me busy although I don't think I will watch any more of Ro-Kyu-Bu!
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sainta



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 8:06 pm Reply with quote
I wanna know about Blood-C. I have no idea what is it about.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 8:17 pm Reply with quote
Blood-C is the newest incarnation of Production IG's franchise, Blood and this time it's a collaboration between the studio and CLAMP (hence the C). It's an alternate continuity from the other shows/movies in the franchise so no prior knowledge of the series is needed to watch it.

Glad to see the reviews are up and running already, I'm interested in Menmo-chou and Ikoku and after these reviews I really want to check them out, just going to wait a few more days and see if anyone picks them up for streaming.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:05 pm Reply with quote
I'm quite disappointed that Ikoku Meiro no Croisée isn't being simulcasted yet.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:08 pm Reply with quote
As far as I know, AnoHana wasn't simulcasted either. So it's not surprising to see what possibly is the show of the season to not be as well.

I agree with most of the reviews, though I'm not quite as enthusiastic about the NEET detective show as some. The supposed "dark side" of the show has been done countless other times and in a better fashion. By the end of the episode the only reaction I had was that I wished Denpa Teki na Kanojo had been longer, as it handles all those subjects and more in a much more entertaining (and gritty) manner.
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merr



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:12 pm Reply with quote
Is there any way to have the guide organized by show rather than by critic? That would make it a lot easier to compare people's impressions.
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Araki



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:13 pm Reply with quote
The only one to give "Prince-sama" a decent rating was the female reviewer. Figures..Laughing

Pretty slow start for a not that promising season.
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Kit-Tsukasa



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:16 pm Reply with quote
Megiddo wrote:
As far as I know, AnoHana wasn't simulcasted either. So it's not surprising to see what possibly is the show of the season to not be as well.

There are surprisingly a lot of potentially good titles this season so I wouldn't be surprised if we don't have a firm grasp of this until 1/3 or even 1/2 way through the season.
Titles include but not limited to Usagi Drop, Sacred Seven, No. 6, Kami-sama no Memochou, Dantalian no Shoka, Blood-C, Baka Test Ni, and Natsume Yuujinchou San are all strong candidates if you ask me in no particular order.

Ano Hana: if one saw seen the PVs on Nico prior to its airing, I'm pretty sure it was a surefire win last season, especially the second one. The only two big titles giving it a run for its money were Steins;Gate and Hanasaku Iroha, both of which took too long to get off their feet.

Speaking of Steins;Gate, we also can't forget the number of decent titles carrying over from the spring season, including Steins;Gate, Hanasaku Iroha, Nichijou, Gintama 2011, Tiger & Bunny, and Kaiji 2. Although we've lost GOSICK, Ano Hana, Denpa Onna (a few others depending on what people like), we're likely to gain more than one usually expects in a season.

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Pretty slow start for a not that promising season.

That's because most of the good stuff doesn't actually begin until later this week/next week.


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tenebrusmke79



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:18 pm Reply with quote
It's interesting that there wasn't a review of Nura Demon Capital when it was shown yesterday.
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Altorrin



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:21 pm Reply with quote
merr wrote:
Is there any way to have the guide organized by show rather than by critic? That would make it a lot easier to compare people's impressions.

This a million times. That would make a lot more sense than scrolling down and seeing some people have reviewed a show and some people haven't and, agh, just general confusion since I check by show, not reviewer.

Also, about that "of course the only female reviewer gives Uta no Prince-sama a high score", I thought Bamboo was female and she gave it a 1.5.


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Kyaa the Catlord



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:22 pm Reply with quote
tenebrusmke79 wrote:
It's interesting that there wasn't a review of Nura Demon Capital when it was shown yesterday.


I believe most of the reviewers were kinda busy with the big event on the west coast. Very Happy
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Zac
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:29 pm Reply with quote
Altorrin wrote:
merr wrote:
Is there any way to have the guide organized by show rather than by critic? That would make it a lot easier to compare people's impressions.

This a million times. That would make a lot more sense than scrolling down and seeing some people have reviewed a show and some people haven't and, agh, just general confusion since I check by show, not reviewer.

Also, about that "of course the only female reviewer gives Uta no Prince-sama a high score", I thought Bamboo was female and she gave it a 1.5.


Changing the way the guide is organized requires significant development time that I have simply not had in the last couple of months.

Right now it's built for speed - this version is relatively simple and headache-free for me to update, and I need to keep it that way. If we can come up with a way to organize the guide by show that isn't a massive annoyance for me, we'll do it that way, but not this time.
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Sanosuke_Inara



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:32 pm Reply with quote
Araki wrote:
The only one to give "Prince-sama" a decent rating was the female reviewer. Figures..Laughing .
Except Bamboo's a chick too, smart guy. Rolling Eyes
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here-and-faraway



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:35 pm Reply with quote
If possible, could the reviewers list which site they used to watch each show? I see a plug for where they watched Uta-sama (Niconico.com), but not one for Ikoku Meiro no Croisée. It would be really helpful to know where to go to watch the series. Thanks!
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BunnyCupCakes



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:36 pm Reply with quote
For some reason, the opening to Uta no Prince-sama amuses me Laughing
(some of the comments on NicoNico made me chuckle)
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