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#894822



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:03 pm Reply with quote
I like the ant caretaker.

This is going to sound odd but... I am enjoying this show but I can’t seem to laugh at the comedic moments?
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Beltane70



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:28 pm Reply with quote
I love Shigure's habit of claiming dropped swords as "forgotten by their owners" and selling them off for profit!
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Lactobacillus yogurti



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:08 am Reply with quote
I guess Genzo's not a common name, because every time I read this review, my mind goes directly to Wakabayashi Genzo from Captain Tsubasa.
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k_dawg_3484



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:33 pm Reply with quote
#894822 wrote:
I like the ant caretaker.

This is going to sound odd but... I am enjoying this show but I can’t seem to laugh at the comedic moments?


Nah, that sounds perfectly normal. It has this same quality as Konosuba that's kind of hard to describe. It has its gags, but most of them are not laugh out loud, keeling over funny. And they're used just right on the edge of too much but not quite. And the author is seemingly aware of all of this as well, so like you kind of get the sense when he's purposely overdoing something and also when he's purposely halfassing something. It's a strange feeling where I just kind ooze through the episodes as I'm watching them. There's also a lot of atmospheric and background and deadpan humor in it. It's a weird combination that's hard to pin down completely, but I like it in both this show and Konosuba. And I could totally understand others not liking these shows if they had particularly strong dislike of any one of those elements.

I do think that both these shows excel at kind of building your fondness for the characters, main and ancillary, but over time, so you might need the whole show to gel with it all.
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bennyl



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:19 pm Reply with quote
"Here, wear this mask and we'll look like an ordinary masked couple." My sides.
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Yuvelir



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:34 pm Reply with quote
Hanako is great at being a partner-in-crime for Genzo. They're equally dumb and amplify each other.

The one thing that offends me about this series however is how in the latest episode Genzo seems to have forgotten all about the orc lord when mentioning that he hasn't wrestled since he was summoned.
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a_Bear_in_Bearcave



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:55 pm Reply with quote
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she's a half-dragon (which seems to equate with “dragon shifter”)

I'm pretty sure she's a full dragon, she's just (badly) pretending to not be one of the most powerful (and voracious) being in the world since she's incognito on her tasty food quest and half-dragons are much less suspicious. I guess, like with many fantasy worlds, dragons here have ability to transform to partially human form.
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Yuvelir



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:46 pm Reply with quote
This episode might have been mostly still shots, but Lindabulea's still neutral face showcases so much presence and poise that I'll take it.
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#HayamiLover



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:05 pm Reply with quote
I don’t know if it was intentional or not, but I can’t get rid of the feeling that with every new episode this show becomes an increasingly fat satire on modern Western social policy. Especially the last third of this episode, where Genzo constantly torpedoes the possibility of a peaceful compromise with his rigorism.
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Top Gun



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:48 pm Reply with quote
Could we, uh, maybe not have full-on crotch on the front page?
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Yuvelir



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:37 pm Reply with quote
The most uncomfortable pantyshot this episode was the pricness' first. What was that for again?

Anyway, this series' eyecatches paint a "what if" scenario that feels more interesting than what we actually got.
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Sailor Sedna



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:38 pm Reply with quote
Did we really need a cameltoe/pantyshot screenshot for the review of episode 9? Anime dazed
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Grimvice



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:30 pm Reply with quote
I don't know if any of you know this, but the anime is quite different from the manga at this point.

Events are way out of order, certain scenes added, jokes repeated more, etc.

It's come up with some fun anime-only material, but they've skipped out a lot of great stuff from the manga at this point.

*sigh*
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Princess_Irene



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:51 am Reply with quote
^That explains a lot. Out of curiosity, are the animal and wrestling aspects more of the focus of the manga? Because that's really where I saw (hoped) this heading in the first few episodes.
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Grimvice



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:56 am Reply with quote
Princess_Irene wrote:
^That explains a lot. Out of curiosity, are the animal and wrestling aspects more of the focus of the manga? Because that's really where I saw (hoped) this heading in the first few episodes.


Kinda somewhat the opposite actually. There's more focus on the animal stuff and different ones they find, the wrestling stuff is just mostly background.

The manga is actually more hilarious and over the top like konosuba, the fact that the anime focuses more on wrestling and plot makes it less funny. There's no plot of Mao for example, which sounds neat but I'd rather have the jokes....
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