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DuchessBianca



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 11:50 am Reply with quote
The Beyond the Boundary CE and Brynhildr in the Darkness are 2 releases I'm excited to buy and watch Anime smile
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unitmikey



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 1:23 pm Reply with quote
I was surprised in general when Windy Tales was picked up considering its age and relatively obscure status, but the art style seems like it could be really cute and awesome regardless of the mundane story it might have. Borderline on checking it out.

But Bryhildr was a total hate watch for me when it was streaming. Elfen Lied was certainly more graphic, but that's why it worked so well with it's combination of grotesque images and beauty like only anime can do. This one was somehow boring and bizarre at the same time though. The characters are all so annoyingly stupid. Ugh.
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Firstsummer



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 1:26 pm Reply with quote
Windy Tales is one of my all-time fav anime shows, it feels similar to the more recent Eccentric Family as they both mix magic realism with nonstandard art styles. Would disagree about the ending being ambiguous, I thought it packed a gentle yet firm emotional punch with plenty of that ol' mono no aware stuff. It's a miracle that it got a release this late in the game however!

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NeoStrayCat



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 1:26 pm Reply with quote
Aww, no more shelves, but I thought there would always be shelves to show, fresh ones even, but I guess sooner or later that there would be a break from it once in a while, but it'll come back. X3
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Sahmbahdeh



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 1:27 pm Reply with quote
Brynhildr in the Darkness is basically lukewarm Elfen Lied. Largely uninspired and meh, with some promising moments throughout, but not enough to really recommend it.

Windy Tales looks interesting, though. I might have to add it to my ever-growing "to watch" list.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 1:30 pm Reply with quote
Even as someone who liked Elfen Lied, I can't recommend Brynhildr or object to it being classified as Perishable. Gabriella may have even understated how much of a mess it becomes in its later stages.

Still, I might check out a dubbed episode or two, as Jamie Marchi being Kuroha intrigues me.
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Hellsoldier



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 1:33 pm Reply with quote
I actually loved Beyond the Boundary/Kyoukai no Kanata. I find it a bit awkward it got that many negative reviews, but hey, tastes differ.

I really liked Brynhildr in the Darkness and the only complaint I have about it is the rushed pacing in the latter episodes (it should've been a bit larger), and that OVA which was a waste of 20 minutes of my life (the Elfen Lied OVA actually expanded on Lucy's background a bit). Also, on the Ultraviolence topic, I guess my ideal Ultraviolence work would have violence and horror for all, the men and women, the young and old. I take suggestions: If you know a work of this kind, please warn me

But this work, Windy Tales... I think I could like this one.
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Sahmbahdeh



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 2:24 pm Reply with quote
Hellsoldier wrote:
I actually loved Beyond the Boundary/Kyoukai no Kanata. I find it a bit awkward it got that many negative reviews, but hey, tastes differ.

I really liked Brynhildr in the Darkness and the only complaint I have about it is the rushed pacing in the latter episodes (it should've been a bit larger), and that OVA which was a waste of 20 minutes of my life (the Elfen Lied OVA actually expanded on Lucy's background a bit). Also, on the Ultraviolence topic, I guess my ideal Ultraviolence work would have violence and horror for all, the men and women, the young and old. I take suggestions: If you know a work of this kind, please warn me

But this work, Windy Tales... I think I could like this one.


For a suggestion of an ultraviolent anime, it doesn't get much more violent than Hellsing Ultimate (except the last couple episodes of Blood C -- that makes me shudder).
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Ambimunch



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 2:35 pm Reply with quote
NeoStrayCat wrote:
Aww, no more shelves, but I thought there would always be shelves to show, fresh ones even, but I guess sooner or later that there would be a break from it once in a while, but it'll come back. X3


In situations like these, we demand puppy or kitty pics!!! Small cute birds are acceptable too
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TarsTarkas



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:28 pm Reply with quote
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Rather than Elfen Lied's constant assault on human decency


I agreed with most of the reviewer's comment on "Brynhildr in the Darkness", except for the comments about decency and other moralistic statements.

Those comments and statements should be considered the reviewer's own personal comfort level and morals. Everyone has differing beliefs on what actually constitutes decent TV.
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Neko-sensei



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:31 pm Reply with quote
A shared love of Windy Tales is what brought two of my best friends together in for weekly viewings in college, which turned into weekly dates, which turned into a wedding. They've been married for nearly a decade now. So yes, it has a very special place in my heart.

I also love Windy Tales as a meditation on the very unexpected places life leads us: nothing actually happens quite the way you expect it to, as mysteries go unsolved, "obvious" romantic couples never quite hook up, danger never quite materializes, and no one actually "fulfills" the dream they set out to achieve. The story's heart is a brilliant, beautiful mixture of longing for the dreams we once had and gratitude for the goals we can achieve. (Just check out the books on Nao's shelf in the final episode!) The question the show poses is: Do we actually want what we think we want? What does it mean to be "true to ourselves" and to live life with "magokoro"?

To say anything more would be to spoil an astonishingly excellent series, but I also think special mention must be made of Kenji Kawai (yes, that Kenji Kawai!)'s numinous, emotionally eloquent score. Windy Tale's music reminds me of sitting in the planetarium as a kid and having the sense of being bodily transported into an ethereal realm without gravity, time, or attachment; a place of amiably insoluble mystery filled with a generous isolation. If you have never had that experience I sound completely crazy right now, but if you have, you owe it to yourself to watch Windy Tales if only for the remarkable power of its minimalist score!
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He's a kind caretaker (when he isn't negging Kazumi)...

Is this a typo for "nagging"?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 10:24 pm Reply with quote
Fronzel wrote:
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He's a kind caretaker (when he isn't negging Kazumi)...

Is this a typo for "nagging"?


Possibly talking about this:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Negging
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Razor/Edge



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 11:13 pm Reply with quote
The review of Brynhildr in the Darkness triggers me greatly. I loved the series. Far and away BETTER than Elfin Lied. The characters were fantastic and I really found myself caring about what happens to all of them. Sure, the last few episodes were rushed, but it's another case of not enough episodes and an ongoing manga. Was hoping for season two, but I don't think it had good enough sales. If liked the anime, but the ending bothers you, read the manga.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 12:24 am Reply with quote
Hellsoldier wrote:
I actually loved Beyond the Boundary/Kyoukai no Kanata. I find it a bit awkward it got that many negative reviews, but hey, tastes differ.

I really liked Brynhildr in the Darkness and the only complaint I have about it is the rushed pacing in the latter episodes (it should've been a bit larger), and that OVA which was a waste of 20 minutes of my life (the Elfen Lied OVA actually expanded on Lucy's background a bit). Also, on the Ultraviolence topic, I guess my ideal Ultraviolence work would have violence and horror for all, the men and women, the young and old. I take suggestions: If you know a work of this kind, please warn me
I actually had the same reactions as you. I really liked Beyond the Boundary when I saw it last year, and rewatching it right now I am loving it even more. I also loved Brynhildr, although the last 3 episodes were way too rushed. Expand them and I would have put this in one of my favorite anime of last year. I'm definitely buying both of those series. Damn, my anime shopping list is getting big. So many great releases these past months. Windy Tales...eh, it looks different but it doesn't really catch my attention.

Oh, and for ultraviolence, maybe Akame Ga Kill! Merciless but badass series that one.
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