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Stark700



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:12 am Reply with quote
Ahiru no Sora made a good impression on me so far and it's been awhile since we've got a basketball anime. (heard the show will be a 4-cour so plenty of room for character and story development)

Kemono Michi on the other hand made me laugh for the wrong reasons.
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penguintruth



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:17 am Reply with quote
It's pleasing to see Die Neue These's return. I always welcome more LoGH content, even if I know what's going to happen (having watched the OVA and read the books). Plus, this is likely to be dubbed like the first season, and have a much more affordable release than that Sentai Filmworks set of the OVA (still really bitter about that).
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ErikaD.D



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his presumably-now-dead mother

Ugh, another anime with dead mom trope, so cliche. But am I the only one who hates that trope? It bothers me that every mothers in anime had to die for no reason. No wonder I have a love-hate relationship with anime and manga. Animes and mangas are so anti-mom.
new animes, same cliches


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micah007



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:04 pm Reply with quote
"The easiest pitch for Cautious Hero is “did you like KONOSUBA? Then there is a tremendous chance you'll like Cautious Hero.”

Sold lol
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The schedule: https://myanimelist.net/anime/season
The season could be an absolute banger. Thank Zodd, as the last one was embarrassingly bad outside of our lord and savior Vinland Saga. I forgot to praise the multiple Emmy winning Love, Death & Robots by Netflix the last time. Why can´t their anime output be more like their toons and Amazon´s Undone is equally worth your time. It stars Alita from that ok-ish movie every anime weirdo can´t shut up about. She actually got a good and emotionally layered script this time! Make it a success and give me S02 you weirdoes.

Beastars The manga´s one of a kind art is great from the start and only comparable to Blacksad but the first few school-bound volumes have a lot of narrative sand in the tank. I only returned to the series after it won 2 major awards in 2018 and am fairly happy that I did. The current story is still all over the place and overreliant on coincidences and melodrama to create forced tension in about every 2nd chapter but enough of it is legitimately good. So I now keep reading for the plot and not just for the art. The released CG animation looks really good btw.

Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu: Die Neue These “S02” The movie trilogy got repackaged into 12 eps. outside of Japan and here they are. Sieg, mein Kaiser! 8/10

Mugen no Juunin: Immortal The manga speaks for itself at this point. It´s too long, too meandering at times, too fetishistic, etc. but it´s also one of the best chanbara manga of all time. Go and read it now. The new sequel is equally worth your time. The manga already had 2 solid adaptations through the 1 cour anime from the 00s and Takashi Miike´s live-action film. This one has trouble written all over it though due to the involvement of LIDENFILMS. Their last “full adaptation” of a long-running classic Seinen lead to the last gasps of the Berserk Saga Project, aside from the fact that the studio still has to produce even one actually good show. Terra Formars and Arslan Senki equally collapsed despite drowning in material to adapt... sigh. Don´t be shocked if the anime drops drastically in quality after 3 eps. at the most.

Obsolete The Youtube original (lol) is written by Urobutcher so the story is bound to be total rubbish. I’ll check it out for the art regardless. Gritty mech shows, about actual adults no less, have gotten pretty rare after all.

Star Wars Resistance S02 This is still a real anime and one of the few interesting Polygon Pictures productions. (Transformers: Robots in Disguise is their best work btw.) S01 had a huge problem with filler and this is already the last season, so we now officially know which of the 3 CG SW shows won´t stand the test of time. The trailer had some strong concepts, so the series could finish strong. It also needs to start strong for me to stick around, as we already know that it can´t affect the canon.

Lupin III: The First is the one interesting movie on the docket unless I count the LOGH trilogy above. Who knows if the script will work, a bit of a problem with the franchise, but the CG animation looks stunning. Japan might have officially figured out how to do good looking CG on a budget somewhere during 2017/18.
Kishibe Rohan wa Ugokanai lastly got 2 new OVAs to fill that JoJo hole till Part 6. This run adapts the oldest and the newest chapter. The Run especially is a laughing riot as it´s about a fitness Chad.
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Scalfin



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:55 pm Reply with quote
Having read the manga, Oresuki is most fun if you like authorial audacity, particularly if it's of the forthrightly idiotic and drama-based variety. Basically, it's what you'd get if you let Trigger write a shonen romance, much like the one with the mystery panties last season and Why Are You Here Teacher (both of which I enjoy as manga for the same reason) are if you let trigger plot an echi.

Of course, part of that might be the fanlation playing up the ridiculousness (for example, having the back of the letter one character uses to call out another feature some postscript puerile insults just to make the whole thing seem dumber)
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Cardcaptor Takato



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:15 pm Reply with quote
Has it been confirmed if Ahiru no Sora will run for a full straight run or will they split the cours at some point?
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maximilianjenus



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:16 pm Reply with quote
The bookworm review reminds me that the mushou tensei manga dropped the literacy subplot, same way that shield hero dropped the cooking one.
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kotomikun



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The easiest pitch for Cautious Hero is “did you like KONOSUBA? Then there is a tremendous chance you'll like Cautious Hero.”

Presumably the reverse applies, as well, so... probably a pass for me. Given the very simple premise, it likely continues to lean heavily into "horrible people comedy," my least favorite type. And it's only on Funimation, anyway.

Actually, most of the shows so far are Funi exclusives except for Haikyu-starring-Touma (sports anime aren't my thing), Galactic Heroes (have already hit my lifetime quota of space opera), and Bookworm. Mixed reviews on that one, but at least nothing about it sounds objectionable, unlike the isekai I was originally looking forward to this season. Guess that's a good-enough place to start.

Edit: So, Bookworm's use of non-consensual mind-reading as a framing device does come off as a little objectionable, but the rest of the episode was cute and harmless. Not a mind-blowing launch into an epic saga or anything, but that's not the point, it's more of a low-key iyashikei type of thing, and so far it succeeds at that. Will see how this one goes.

I didn't find it unrealistic that she didn't immediately know from her literary experience what to expect in this world; it's an alternate universe that isn't necessarily the exact same as our world's past (they speak an unknown language, and she seemed taken aback by her new mom having green hair), and she does seem to recognize the various antiquated things when they come up. There also seemed to be some chaotic mind-melding between Old Myne and New Myne, so her memories may not be perfect.


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Treecko Tempo



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there's been no hint of magic or anything fantastical yet)
Didn't the show open with magic with that guy looking through Myne memories with those headbands.
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Gina Szanboti



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:51 pm Reply with quote
Theron re Bookworm wrote:
by her mind integrating with the memories of the boy's previous inhabitant.

Had to reread this a few times to realize you meant "body's" and was very confused (admittedly my normal state of being). It sounded like she lobbed into a young boy's body, and was not its first nor presently its only intruder.

I might watch this in a less packed season, but my plate's going to be spilling over as it is with all the continuations, new seasons, and interesting launches, so this sounds like one that will be a pass for me.
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ThrowMeOut



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:58 pm Reply with quote
Man I hope in Oresuki it turns out the protagonist's best friend is in love with him. It would just complete the whole dang reverse love triangle.
I wasn't expecting much from this season, seeing all the bland isekai on the list, so I'm glad it started with a show that made me laugh my butt off.
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meiam



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:41 pm Reply with quote
Man bookworm sounded amazing until this part:
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If she read so much history that she knows that books were reserved for the wealthy, then why doesn't she remember the low literacy rates among the poor? Or that previous to the printing press, books were hand-written, and even post-press, a town needed its own for wide dissemination of reading materials? Certainly she ought to have known about different hygiene standards, only married women wearing their hair up, and chamber pots. That she appears not to know about these things is intensely irritating to me,


Goddamnit! I barely read history and I know most of those things. This could still be salvaged if this is all done in a self aware way, so as the story progress the character slowly realized that she didn't retain anything of the book she was reading and was instead just reading them to give on air of being intellectual or something along those line.

But I'm guessing this isn't the case... Which can potentially lead to some interesting stuff, in a meta way. Isekai main character are usually Gary/Mary Stu (In the puress sense they're written as self insert by the author). If this apply to this story, it might mean that the author see herself like the main character (learned person with a focus on history) but also genuinely believe that people being illiterate is some sort of highly advanced academic knowledge... So really... She might be the person who didn't retain anything of the book she was reading and was instead just reading them to give on air of being intellectual or something along those line. Confused

Although to be fair, this might be because of the difference between japan and europe, so that the story is both a time difference but also a cultural one (although I'd be extremely surprised if medieval japan had high literacy rate).
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:02 pm Reply with quote
ThrowMeOut wrote:
Man I hope in Oresuki it turns out the protagonist's best friend is in love with him. It would just complete the whole dang reverse love triangle.
I wasn't expecting much from this season, seeing all the bland isekai on the list, so I'm glad it started with a show that made me laugh my butt off.


Are you basing that off actually watching those isekai, or are you just basing that off their genre? You could say a lot of things about the ones that aired today but bland is not one of them, for at least 2 of them. I thought Kemono Michi and Cautious Hero were both very funny (though if I had to choose I would say Kemono Michi was funnier for me). While some reviewers weren't keen on it, I think Bookworm succeeds at what it was going for, like @kotomikun was saying. All of these shows and their protagonists deviate from the norms of the genre in some way or another, so I think you do yourself a disservice if you are just assuming they're bland because of their genre.

On a related note, I think it's funny that Konosuba comes up way more in the reviews of Cautious Hero, even though Kemono Michi was written by the original creator of Konosuba (actually Konosuba hasn't come up in the latter's reviews at all so far).
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KabaKabaFruit



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:31 pm Reply with quote
Had the chance to check out the first episode of After School Dice Club and I enjoyed it thoroughly. While the episode did rush the first three chapters of the manga, I could understand it from a production standpoint. The viewers wanted to see the girls play board games.

And yes, Marrakech is an actual board game, just like all the other games shown in the store are.

More info on the game here:
Marrakech Game Info
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