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Has anyone seen any of following and what did you think of them...

Interview with Monster Girls?

Nice little show, kind of slice of life, very pleasant tea time show.

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Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid?

really fun for the most part, couple of problematic bits but over all good show

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Show by Rock Season 2?

Battle of the Hello Kitty Bands. Silly and fun

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Valkyrie Drive Mermaid?

...I could only handle 2 episodes before I gave up on it. Just not my thing


Berserk Manga...new Chapter...

Look at this gorgeous stuff, isn't it beautiful....

Spoiler:

Suckers
This is Berserk and the world is a horrible place and you can never have anything nice, ever
MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

oh and Haitus too


New Season...New Shows
So far we have

Magical Girl Ore! - I laughed a lot and enjoyed it, but this is not going to be for everyone

GeGeGe no Kitaro - Not bad. Ghost Stories for younger audience but still good enough to be enjoyed by older viewers.

Space Battleship Tiramisu - Not at all what I was expecting in a kind of silly fun way

Fist of the Blue Sky - G%! D+#n it. It's Berserk 2016 all over again

Gundam Build Divers - 3rd in the Build series. Many more years down the line and we are now Full VR - Sword Arts: Gundam online. Still an advertisment for the Model kits but I don't care cause it is awesome unabashed Mecha Fanservice all the way. Plus what might very well be the Daughter of my favorite Gundam Couple


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Magical Girl Ore - somewhat funny, but it lacks something that the better parodies have

Space Battleship Tiramisu - looks fun enough

Fist of the Blue Sky Regenesis - yeah, I'll just reread the manga, thanks.

Legend of the Galactic Heroes - a new thesis: I tried the old one and gave up after only two or three episodes. Everyone was raving about how awesome it was, but I couldn't see it. This seems to be more of the same. I'll give it a few more episodes, but I'd much prefer to see more Matsumoto Leiji stuff rebooted properly, like they did with Space Battleship Yamato.

Lupin III part V - This is just what I wanted. The old gang, the old personalities and skills, new skills and plots that fit in with modern day technology, and good art. Will probably end up being my favorite of the season.

Uma Musume Pretty Derby - I was planning on giving this one a miss, but decided to give it a try on the off chance it was better than it sounded. It wasn't.


Hinamatsuri did not disapoint. Fun psychic girl slice of life with YakuzaDad. Good humor, bit of mystery


Last Period: journey to the end of Despair

basically....imagine a Fantasy world that runs on Mobile Game Logic.
This was fun, silly little show some absurdities like buying random new party members using real world money (much to the confusion of the main characters who only know of the “in-world” currency)


Megalo Box wasn't initially on my radar, but it is now. Ashita no Joe in the dark cyberpunk future certainly isn't something I expected, but the first episode set my expectations fairly high.


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The new season of CHEDCL is good so far. I think the creators have had one question in mind when making seasons past the first: "How can we make this gayer?" I don't know if they've succeeded but they've certainly made a damn good attempt.

It's a reboot, with some not too subtle jabs at the past incarnation. The basic premise is slightly different - some magical otter wants people to be happy instead of full of love, and the whole set up is a fight to see who becomes the heir of the magical kingdom: the otter or his brother. The new MC is basically Yufuin En/BL Cerulean, which makes the whole show a bit more sarcastic in tone. Unlike the last crew, the new ones don't have quite such simple and diverse personalities, making two or three of them more or less indistinguishable. So if you liked the last two seasons, you'll probably find this one enjoyable too.


So, this year's purchases from Tekko are:

Tenchi Universe
Ragnarok - The Animation
Anohana - The Movie
When they cry - Kai
When they cry - Rei
Sword Art Online - Phantom Bullet
Starship Operators
Moonlight Mile
Chrome Shelled Regios


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...Oh Hells Yes

Jojo: Hotel


The latest episode of Lupin III: V was a Pink Jacket episode. Same lulzy plots and humor and simpler animation and everything. I did not see that coming (having missed the preview last time around) and the whole thing made me very happy. Happier than I am already with the show, that is, which is very happy.


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And Crunchyroll continues their collection of classics.

Record of Lodoss War has been added to their catalog.

Grand Lodge

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It was good we had waited a week to catch up on Food Wars. That cliffhanger on last weeks episode may have killed my friend otherwise.

Snagged tickets to the Heaven's Feel dub showing next month. Assigned my other friend homework with the Fate/Stay series so he knows what the hell is going on. (He has only played the Fate Extra PSP game.)


Overlord Season 3 has begun with a nice little catch up episode to reintroduce our cast.

Laughed my ass off at the scene with Albedo's horse


I was particularly appreciative of the bit with CZ being included, for reasons I will not spoil. XD


TriOmegaZero wrote:

It was good we had waited a week to catch up on Food Wars. That cliffhanger on last weeks episode may have killed my friend otherwise.

Snagged tickets to the Heaven's Feel dub showing next month. Assigned my other friend homework with the Fate/Stay series so he knows what the hell is going on. (He has only played the Fate Extra PSP game.)

why are you torturing yourself thus?

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...because I already watched the sub release?


TriOmegaZero wrote:
...because I already watched the sub release?

I'm all for supporting a series, but this is madness.

Grand Lodge

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It was literally only in theaters at the moment.


TriOmegaZero wrote:
It was literally only in theaters at the moment.

Ahhhh I may have misunderstood you, this is a limited release deal, I get it now.

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Phoenix has a really good market, so I get to try and catch the limited runs for new movies. I got to see Rebuild of Eva, which was amazing on the big screen. Madoka was also impressive. I wish I hadn't missed Fireworks last week, but we already had plans on all three days.


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Greylurker wrote:

Overlord Season 3 has begun with a nice little catch up episode to reintroduce our cast.

Laughed my ass off at the scene with Albedo's horse

It's going to be interesting to see if they can maintain the lighthearted nature of the show, given what's going to happen later in the season...


Not Anime but looks neat over on Netflix

Final Space


Greylurker wrote:

Not Anime but looks neat over on Netflix

Final Space

FINALLY, some positive Gary programming!


I bought the first 10 episodes of Black Clover on DVD. I'm watching them with a friend. So far, the magic spell books are 1:Artifacts, as they are sometimes gifted from Gods or Devils 2: capable of holding, hidden, spells too high level for the current user, and 3: Capable of containing magic items.


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Interesting bunch of stuff to open the new season with.

Reincarnated as a Slime - As reborn in another world shows go, this is kind of a neat one. Gotta hand it to anyone who's last words are "Destroy my hard drive. Don't look at it just destroy it"

Zombie Saga- did not know what I was expecting....it certainly was a Death Metal Zombie Idol series. I'm not kidding, take and Idol series, make all the girls Zombies...actual Zombies...and they sing Death Metal

S.S.S.S (Superhuman Samurai Syber Squad) Gridman - Animation by Trigger with some CGI. Giant Monster threaten town and are stopped by a hero from cyber space - Gridman (yes it's that Superhuman Samurai Syber Squad)

Goblin Slayer - There are going to be a lot of people who will like this series. I'm not one of them. While the idea of a lone batmanesc warrior slaughtering goblins sounds pretty cool....I found the first episode distasteful so I am going to nope right the hell away from this one. No judgement if you do like it, it's just not for me

Release the spice - Cute Girls doing Covert things against an evil organization

Uzamaid (Our maid is annoying) - G~% d%%n it....This show would be great. Weak little russian girl trying to get rid of her family's new built like a brick ex-army Maid. Huge Comedy potential....if the Maid wasn't a self-confessed Pedo. It's still funny, it just comes with a huge amount of Creepy with it.


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@Greylurker

Some of those I need to check up on.

I'm loving goblin slayer after going through the manga. The first episode is as squicky as the series gets but the main character is a genocidal psychopath against irredeemable goblins so the first episode is a good litmus test for whether or not the audience is okay with the rest of it so its perfectly okay to nope out. I'm just happy with my cute little murderhobo Pathfinder goblins by contrast.

I love Overlord right now but the light novels have been a way better experience than the show.


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Fist of the Blue Sky 3:
nothing new to see here. Still somewhat embarrassing animation, though it seems better than last season. Maybe I'm just getting used to it. Manly men, manly fights, lulzy mooks.

Boarding school Juliet
I'm following the manga so obviously I have to watch this. It will (mostly) avoid harem tropes and keep up the romance and sit-com of trying to keep their relationship hidden and pretending to hate each other.

Release the Spyce
seems like someone is trying to do another Princess Principal, with less interesting characters, worse art, not as fun world-building, and more ninjas chopping mechs in two with swords, with a dash of drugs to flavor it. I'll give it the 3 episode test, but unless it improves I doubt I'll finish it.

That time I got reincarnated as a slime
seems like that Death March thing from a few seasons ago, only with a slime protag. Seems more like a light-hearted isekai rather than a comedic one. The only truly comedic portion was the destruction of the hard drive. Probably watch a few more episodes, though I would not be surprised if I forget about it somewhere down the line.

Akenasu Shoujo
parallel universes, alternate versions of yourself, strange monsters and probable magical girls. I'm gonna see where this one is heading.

Hinmote House Cheap
CG 10 minute show about girls moving into a house. And they have super powers. A bit hectic, not all that funny. This one is a 'maybe'.

Double decker. Doug & Krill
cops or special police units and something about some type of criminal. This one lost me early on. Maybe I'll give it another shot. Maybe not.

SSSS.Gridman
Mechs vs. kaiju. My first impression is that this is a better attempt at Planet With. I'll give it the 3 episode trial before making up my mind, though at 2 episodes all signs point to 'yes'

Golbin slayer
The rapey goblins nearly turned me off for good, but the second episode was slightly better. It has potential.

Uchi no maid ga uzasugiru
Surprisingly entertaining for having a confessed lolicon creep who doesn't get slapped about for their perversions. I might end up watching the whole thing if it evolves a bit.

Vampire neighbor
I dropped the manga, and I'll probably drop the anime. Though initially amusing, it didn't really do much beyond the initial concept.

Bunny girl senpai
I'm surprised they made an anime after the manga was finished. I felt the start was better than the conclusion, but it's a decent enough time waster.

Sora to umi no Aida
Pairing up with gods and mechs to hunt space fish with shounen supermoves and a moe blob of characters. Novel combination. I'll give it the 3E.

Jigan-san no yome
some guy has to become the wife of a weird monster. Even at 3 minutes an episode it seems overlong.

As Miss Beelzebub likes
Rather dull slice of life thing. Might get better but I doubt it. I'll give it the 3E.

Gaiketsu Shotenin Honda-san
A skeleton works in a book store. Slightly amusing. Probably good enough to finish, especially since the episodes are only a few minutes each

Zombieland Saga
Surprisingly entertaining idol show with zombies. Not generally my cuppa, but I'll stick with it unless it turns bad.

Conception
Isekai where Protagonist-kun is immediately expected to get it on with the chicks in order to procreate. I forsee tons of pointless cockblocking. I'll probably drop it.

there are a couple of others I'm meaning to try but I can't remember which off-hand, which indicates I'll probably not try them.


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Freehold will watch Conception...


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You might also be interested in "Armor shop for ladies and gentlemen", about the workers in a shop that tries to promote 'risqué armor' for adventurers. It doesn't seem like it will be quite as brilliant or funny as Bikini Warriors, but I enjoyed the first episode.


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Something that has been talked about by some watchers of Goblin Slayer, but will probably not be brought up is that the Adventurer's Guild is as just a big a problem as the goblins(or even more)

Think of it as a 'Puppy Mill' of adventurers. Warrior types get a 'Johnny V's 12 step program to super harmony' self-defense classes that leave them worse off than if they had joined the army because at least they would have gotten some discipline. Wizard types get used spellbooks and mass produced wands and given accelerated courses. Priests get a bible-study class and how to use a first aid kit. They all get dubbed 'Porcelain Adventurers' and sent out whenever villages send a request.
Cue horror show and no doubt the guild has their fingers in funeral services and salvage where they buy back lost equipment for a pittance when more experienced adventurers bring a cart back full of trash.
Plus apathetic staff that might be moved to say 'Uh..this is pretty rough, how about going after some rabid rats?' But don't give a toss when ignored.


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Phillip Gastone wrote:
Something that has been talked about by some watchers of Goblin Slayer, but will probably not be brought up is that the Adventurer's Guild is as just a big a problem as the goblins(or even more)

Er, what? It's been a little while since I read the manga, and I admit I haven't read the light novels that the show is (if I recall correctly) based on, but I don't remember anything about that.

This honestly sounds like one of those ridiculous theories that fan communities become enamored with despite the fact that there's nothing to support it in the actual source material.


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Something that should be done with the series instead of the goblins themselves. Sending out utter amateurs out into the battlefield is not a good thing. I know it is just a fan theory.


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The setting of Goblin Slayer is something that I read as tragic but realistic if adventurers are given free reign on quests in a frontier context. The guild isn't so much as an organization that manages adventurers but a brick and mortar Craigslist. They facilitate the gigs they recieve and collect reports on what happened but not much else. They probably get a cut of the reward and function as a business reference with the tiered dogtags. In that context a group of new adventurers, which are probably a dime a dozen, come in to accept jobs and the receptionists can discourage this but has no real authority to deny it to them. Especially since they're the only ones handling goblin requests which are put up by poor farmers rather than being subsidized by people investing in those farms. That's where it's important to note that this is a frontier situation where no one with actual resources are invested in anything being threatened due to dealing with problems from actual taxpayers and when some kind of goblin uprising actually threatens something they're invested in you'd see organized troops quashing it. In the meantime you have freelancers making money off settlements that are nothing more than private colonies that decided to make a living in less crown protected areas to cash in on the taxless gains.

Another thing I noticed is that these events seem to be new. These settlements are probably date back to when they were very appealing because they could make money while the areas controlled by or lord or kingdom are busy fighting each other (The elf kingdom was reluctant to move on the goblins organized by another creature because mobilizing actual troops to deal with the problem would result in instigating things with their neighbors) but the recent development is the war between gods leading to more monsters appearing. In fully developed areas goblins are a non-problem. send in troops to exterminate them and be done with it but this presents problems for the frontier. Between fighting each other and the monsters that are a more immediate threat it gets expensive to lend support to poor frontier farmers when they have a problem that can be dealt with by groups of teenagers with attitude so they simply don't do it. The Adventurers Guild probably existed as a band aid that goes on well enough for what it is but the goblin situation seems to be increasing the same way an infection would. The more profitable farms that are easy to get to get protected because their taxes are indispensable and the weaker and more far out farms get left in the hands of plucky 15 year olds, which works for a while but each time they fail you get smarter goblins like resistant bacteria that appears when you don't complete your antibiotics.

However combined together these problems become bigger but still hidden by the bandaid and it won't be until it becomes a larger threat that affects people with money that anything will be done about it with any organization and precision. The Guild can't do that because they don't have the authority to have that level of coordination. At best they can put a note on a board, and divvy out the cash to whoever completes it. The only way they could do better is what they did when there was a large scale attack, which was subsidize the reward to make it worthwhile, something they probably approved because they personally felt threatened by the outcome, or they could assert authority by assigning tasks with their tag level being on the line if they don't follow through allowing them to steer new adventurers to less dangerous work as a form of training. However I'm certain they haven't done these things because whoever is running the guild didn't have a reason to and this way is profitable for some reason. They probably have a monopoly on that kind of service because of how isolated the villages are and extra administrative and subsidizing costs is undesirable to them. This will go on until the threat of goblins gets large enough to pony up the cash to deal with it, competition arrives, or management steers in a direction for long term thinking rather than short term.

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Bunny Girl Senpai and Reincarnated As A Slime are good so far. I imagine we'll be keeping up with those on anime nights for the foreseeable future.


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I seem to recall, from reading the manga (presuming that I'm remembering correctly and that the translation was right) is that, in the world of Goblin Slayer, the demon lord is back (or maybe it was that he was only recently defeated).

The implication, either way, is that there's a large demand for adventurers due to an uptick in monster populations, and that's what's driving an upswing of young, underprepared adventurers that are trying to climb the ranks as fast as possible. Goblin Slayer is doing what he's doing because there's a dearth of people out there sticking with low-level quests (which is what all goblin-killing quests are), since everyone is rushing to go fight more notable monsters.

I think.


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TriOmegaZero wrote:
Bunny Girl Senpai and Reincarnated As A Slime are good so far.

I read the light novel for Reincarnated as a Slime a while back. It was a lot of fun at first, but it eventually succumbed to the narrative weight of having the main character gain so much power so quickly. The result was that creating villains that could present a credible threat felt like the series was sort of moving into the realm of god-like powers without a proper appreciation of the gravity those abilities should command. It gave the whole thing a sort of "casual cosmic" feel that I didn't care much for.

Given that the anime seems like it'll only go for twelve or thirteen episodes, I doubt that'll be a problem here though.

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Oh yeah, the skill level ups seemed ludicrous to us all.


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Anyone else weirded out about SSSS. Gridman?

Like of all the things to make a revival its Superhuman Samurai Cyber Squad, and in anime form no less. It went under my radar mostly because my brain didn't even register it as a possibility.


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I think is GS, the Goblin Slayer himself is actually more of an NPC while the real Chosen One actually blasts hordes of goblins and a demon on her first mission.


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Malwing wrote:

Anyone else weirded out about SSSS. Gridman?

Like of all the things to make a revival its Superhuman Samurai Cyber Squad, and in anime form no less. It went under my radar mostly because my brain didn't even register it as a possibility.

In a perfect world we could get Matt Laurance and Tim Curry for the dub. It'll never happen but damn it would be great if it did.

Gotta say though, that purple haired girl is a damn scary one. I mean that is one hell of an escalation.

You mildly annoyed me, so I'm gonna send a giant monster to rampage through the city just to kill you, and then when reality resets you will be retroactively killed in the past so that you never annoyed me in the first place.

WTH, Girl?! Murder by Time travel, with bonus giant monster attack for Lols.

My theory on the frozen Kaiju that only the Main characters can see is that they are her previous attacks before Gridman showed up to fight against it all.


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Greylurker wrote:
Malwing wrote:

Anyone else weirded out about SSSS. Gridman?

Like of all the things to make a revival its Superhuman Samurai Cyber Squad, and in anime form no less. It went under my radar mostly because my brain didn't even register it as a possibility.

In a perfect world we could get Matt Laurance and Tim Curry for the dub. It'll never happen but damn it would be great if it did.

Gotta say though, that purple haired girl is a damn scary one. I mean that is one hell of an escalation.

You mildly annoyed me, so I'm gonna send a giant monster to rampage through the city just to kill you, and then when reality resets you will be retroactively killed in the past so that you never annoyed me in the first place.

WTH, Girl?! Murder by Time travel, with bonus giant monster attack for Lols.

My theory on the frozen Kaiju that only the Main characters can see is that they are her previous attacks before Gridman showed up to fight against it all.

Pick one.


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OMG I love Thunderbolt Fantasy.
So Shang's original plan was to cross the demonic wastelands that no one could cross and thus escape his enemies.

But in crossing the uncrossable Wastelands, Shang crippled or killed so many monsters that they are now pretty damn easy to cross, allowing his enemies to follow him.


The only thunderbolt I love is Gundam Thunderbolt


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Some very unfortunate news: the partnership between Crunchyroll and Funimation is ending. The two will cease to share each other's content as of November 9th.

If you're using Crunchyroll like me, here's a list of what Funimation titles they've had so far. Hurry and watch them before they disappear!


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Damn. no wonder crunchyrolll is going for original content.


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Sad, but not unexpected after Funimation was bought by Sony Pictures Television.


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and this is the part where we bottle the rage in our hearts and push it deep down, shake our heads and say "Oh Dear"

Hollywood is making a My Hero Academia Movie


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You know, I'm kind of amazed Japan was willing to even consider this - although maybe they think it'll go over better since superhero movies are big now. Do we know anything about the current staff?


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I'm not sure it matters. Has there ever been an American-made live-action film adaptation of an anime that wasn't horrible?

No, really, has there?

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