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PetitePuff



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 4:22 pm Reply with quote
New season is a go! woohoo! Very Happy not sure all of what i'll be following yet, but I've got a few shows on my radar. hopefully they have strong starts.
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TooLazyToComeUpWithaName



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 4:40 pm Reply with quote
I despised Dream Festival's first episode. My friend and I watched it together and we couldn't stop laughing because of how generic it was. The CG looked decent though.

The only other thing that's premiered so far is Heybot (which there's a 99% chance of it not getting covered in the preview guide). That was so terrible. Easily the worst piece of entertainment I've seen. It was true agony
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DeTroyes



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 4:58 pm Reply with quote
Shows I know about that I will probably give a chance:

Shuumatsu no Izetta (The End of Izetta?)
Occultic Nine
Brave Witches
Bungo Stray Dogs (s2)
Drifters

Beyond that, I plan to wait and see what the reactions are before considering any other new shows.
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Paul D. Atreides



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:11 pm Reply with quote
And so it begins!
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zrnzle500



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:40 pm Reply with quote
Here I thought the season starts tomorrow. There goes its chance to start well. Oh well. Plenty of stuff tomorrow that I plan to check out.
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Gina Szanboti



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:59 pm Reply with quote
The discuss-in-the-forum link at the end of Dream Festival's review doesn't lead here. Isn't it supposed to?

Dream Fes was ok. Although I wasn't sure if the boys changing clothes was supposed to be happening right in front of the audience of screaming fans or not, it was a nice transformation sequence, and not much else made sense either, so it's not like it matters.
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zrnzle500



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 6:25 pm Reply with quote
Gina Szanboti wrote:
The discuss-in-the-forum link at the end of Dream Festival's review doesn't lead here. Isn't it supposed to?


At first they tend to generate their own thread but they merge it into the main one soon enough. Didn't think that happened with the first one before though.
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Chagen46



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 6:56 pm Reply with quote
There are a lot of interesting shows this season but half of them are all-female SOL's/edgeshit, and we all know what happens to those shows. Christ. I don't think I've seen this many all-female casts in one season.

There's like...3 harems and the rest is either kid's stuff or garbage. Amazing. What a season.
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mangamuscle



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 7:00 pm Reply with quote
TooLazyToComeUpWithaName wrote:
The only other thing that's premiered so far is Heybot (which there's a 99% chance of it not getting covered in the preview guide). That was so terrible. Easily the worst piece of entertainment I've seen. It was true agony


I only watched the preview, but now I know how an african american must feel when they tell racist jokes in front of him. Not nice, not nice Anime hyper
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zrnzle500



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 7:47 pm Reply with quote
Chagen46 wrote:
There are a lot of interesting shows this season but half of them are all-female SOL's/edgeshit, and we all know what happens to those shows. Christ. I don't think I've seen this many all-female casts in one season.

There's like...3 harems and the rest is either kid's stuff or garbage. Amazing. What a season.


First, I having trouble reconciling your first and second paragraphs. Are there a lot of interesting shows or is it "3 harems and the rest is either kid's stuff or garbage"? Second, it sounds as if you are saying that nothing good comes from all female cast shows. It's fine if you don't like that kind of show, but understand not everyone agrees. New Game, while not a masterpiece, was well received critically and by fans, and at the very least I will very much disagree with considering it skippable garbage. Third I'm having trouble finding three harems even including reverse harems. Which ones are you referring to?

You seem to have underestimated last season, and I believe you are underestimating this season.
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residentgrigo



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:22 pm Reply with quote
All Out!! is a surprisingly decent sports manga (it help to be Seinen) and Natsume Yuujinchou Go will be alright too, but that unmoving property should have ended years go. Being ok ultimately isn´t good enough and this season can best be described as a magical-girl-for-men, moe and sports apocalypse. I got only 1 lock, but it´s at least a highlight.
The movie / OVA slate is the saving grace though.

3-gatsu no Lion The manga isn´t as good as Chika´s last masterpiece but it is still worth anyone´s time. Shaft knows how to adapt and the 2 cour length will bring it to the parts the manga really began to shine. It has no point to satisfactory end the adaptation and a follow-up will be necessary, but Shaft is known to go the distance.

Drifters is based on an ok-ish manga, but it is filled with potential, so I hope that the anime can streamline the content and tap into that well.

Yuri!!! on Ice Who knows if this ice skating original can succeed but it has 2 hungry B-list creators at the helm ready to move up. I have to try something, right?

Persona 5 the Animation: The Day Breakers was the best Atlus adaptation yet, but it´s still a forgettable add. Mobile Police Patlabor Reboot by Khara is only a one-off but I hope for more and the 4th Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin OVA is a lock.
Yotsubato! also technically got an OVA but it´s not even remotely what anyone asked for.

Cyborg 009: Call of Justice is a 3 part (!) sequel to the convoluted 2012 film, but should I care? Gantz:0 had amazing previews but the decision to adapt a random arc is a bit baffling.
I hope that the film will delivers the Hard-R inanity the manga got (in)famous for.
The overrated Koe no Katachi is also got a film. The focused runtime is a wise decision but it will need an original or actual ending to truly improve. Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni is based on a short enough series to adapt it wholesale and it should turn out to be the beast (non-CG) anime film of the year. Orange´s original sequel film may be of interest to me to, unless the new manga specials will cover the same material, as I don´t need to see the same story from a different perspective. Planetarian: Hoshi no Hito is an original sequel to the ONA based on the Key VA. It was exactly what I thought it would be but the pacing was too rushed. I will give the film a chance, as the ONA had it´s moments.
Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV finally got savaged by critics (me and them are on thin ice this year) but they were dead wrong. It´s the best game to film adaptation to date, besides maybe FFVII Advent Children Complete, and it´s my 3rd favorite film of the year.


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Chagen46



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:25 pm Reply with quote
I don't hate all-female casts, heaven knows how much of a Touhou and Madoka fan I am. However I generally avoid them unless they are superlatively good because dealing with obnoxious shippers (and the pandering to them that usually happens--even Madoka wasn't above such tactics) is a massive headache. Don't even get me started on the obnoxious subtext they have to cram into every show now. Makes me drop it instantly.

My point was that while there a lot of shows with good premises, most of them are all-female and thus I have to be wary of them. I didn't count the amount of harems exactly, I was just lamenting the lack of them this season.
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epicwizard



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:38 pm Reply with quote
DeTroyes wrote:
Shuumatsu no Izetta (The End of Izetta?)


While the English translation of the Japanese title is correct, Crunchyroll and FUNimation are officially calling the series "Izetta: The Last Witch" instead.
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zrnzle500



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:58 pm Reply with quote
Chagen46 wrote:
I don't hate all-female casts, heaven knows how much of a Touhou and Madoka fan I am. However I generally avoid them unless they are superlatively good because dealing with obnoxious shippers (and the pandering to them that usually happens--even Madoka wasn't above such tactics) is a massive headache. Don't even get me started on the obnoxious subtext they have to cram into every show now. Makes me drop it instantly.

My point was that while there a lot of shows with good premises, most of them are all-female and thus I have to be wary of them. I didn't count the amount of harems exactly, I was just lamenting the lack of them this season.


I can't say that shippers can't take it to an obnoxious level. But I and probably many others are more tolerant of it than you, so I think you can understand that others may not see the season how you do.

Kinda figured on what you were saying on harems, given how you pointedly excluded them from garbage. Not that I think they ought. Just that you can certainly find those who do.

But in general it is probably a bit early to proclaim the season either way given that, what 2 shows have started, only one of which ANN saw fit to cover (not disagreeing with that decision btw)
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Wingbeats



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 10:38 pm Reply with quote
Awww yisss, I'm so hyped for this season! Even if it starts out with...like...one of four? Five? idol shows?

Idol shows feel like the new generic magic high school harem show. There are so many, ugh. Still, it's my goal as usual to watch one of everything!

Dream Festival: blah/10 - I've watched too many of these, help.


Things I'm the most hyped for:
Yaoi on Ice, Natsume Yuujinchou, Haikyuu!, Drifters
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