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Supremezero
Apr 28, 2013

hay gurl


Wark Say posted:

When they say that the first season tackles the first volume as a whole, is it just this chunk or does this include the 2nd cour when it restarts in October as well?

Just the first. 2nd is probably volumes 2 and 3.

Though honestly season 1 pokes those a bit too.

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LibrarianCroaker
Mar 30, 2010


Wark Say posted:

When they say that the first season tackles the first volume as a whole, is it just this chunk or does this include the 2nd cour when it restarts in October as well?

the 1st cour pretty much covers the first volume, yes.

Wark Say
Feb 22, 2013

by Fluffdaddy


Ah, good to know.

I legit only kept two or three shows (well, two seasonals and Fruits Basket, I guess). So unless something rear end-kicking comes this way, I think I just might play catch up.

Plastic_Gargoyle
Aug 3, 2007
Injection-Molded

Silver2195 posted:

Wait, there's utopian socialism and lemonade seas in this show? I gotta watch this.

I'll be honest, I wasn't expecting anyone to get that reference.

(no, there are not)

Tales of Woe
Dec 17, 2004



i went into 86 skeptical with how heavily 'on-the-nose dystopian YA novel' the first couple episodes were but ended up really liking its take on that. definitely earned its way onto my shortlist for the year.

Nitrousoxide
May 30, 2011

do not buy a oneplus phone





Wark Say posted:

When they say that the first season tackles the first volume as a whole, is it just this chunk or does this include the 2nd cour when it restarts in October as well?

Almost all of the first LN is covered in cour 1. There's a bit at the end of the LN 1 it doesn't tackle, but that totally makes sense given how the original LN 1 was a self contained story and it gave closure to a bunch of threads that now have way more time to breath with it being turned into a series.

It also portrays a bit from the second LN in the last two episodes.

Willo567
Feb 5, 2015

Idolhood is realized in the face of death



SatoshiMiwa posted:

If you told me at the start of the year that Umamusume would be the better sequel series than Gridman and ZLS I would of laughed but here we are and it's true. Not that I hated them but both really didn't match the level of what the first series was for them

I can't say anything about Dynazenon because I haven't seen either it or Gridman, but I thought Revenge was just as good as Season 1.

SatoshiMiwa
May 6, 2007




Willo567 posted:

I can't say anything about Dynazenon because I haven't seen either it or Gridman, but I thought Revenge was just as good as Season 1.

Eh the idol stuff was good with the Iron Frill episodes being arguably the best 2 episodes of both the first and second season as was the second to last episode. However the flashback episode just was...there and a lot of the non idol/performance focused stuff was just not as good as the first series.

Willo567
Feb 5, 2015

Idolhood is realized in the face of death



SatoshiMiwa posted:

Eh the idol stuff was good with the Iron Frill episodes being arguably the best 2 episodes of both the first and second season as was the second to last episode. However the flashback episode just was...there and a lot of the non idol/performance focused stuff was just not as good as the first series.

I can see where you're coming from, but I still found most of the episodes enjoyable, even the flashback ones.

Maybe I just have bad taste

SlowBloke
Aug 14, 2017


I never saw it discussed here but if you got a killing bites hole in your heart, record of ragnarok is a stupid yet entertaining pick, it was recently dropped on my netflix queue.

MonsterEnvy
Feb 4, 2012

Truly Cursed


Phobophilia posted:

Intellectually the setting doesn't make sense from any kind of historical materialist perspective.


Well France once historically did almost exactly the same thing, but not quite as stupidly and evilly.

The Colonel
Jun 8, 2013


I commute by bike!

please dont watch the record of ragnarok anime that has barely any animation and gets rid of all the unique facial expressions for the female characters specifically

netflix is doing horrible damage to society by flooding the world with cheap adaptations of epic battle manga that are super passionless and chop out everything cool about the manga

The Colonel fucked around with this message at 11:16 on Jun 27, 2021

Julias
Jun 24, 2012



The Colonel posted:

please dont watch the record of ragnarok anime that has barely any animation and gets rid of all the unique facial expressions for the female characters specifically

netflix is doing horrible damage to society by flooding the world with cheap adaptations of epic battle manga that are super passionless and chop out everything cool about the manga

a kitten
Aug 5, 2006



New Mari Okada movie: Alice to Therese no Maboroshi Kōjō (Alice and Therese's Illusion Factory). (e: i've seen like 3 variations of the english transcription of the japanese, but afaik the translation of it is right)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEJToD1Ji8U



"Okada describes the "first-love fantasia story" of youths struggling in an uncertain world, and fighting fate with love as the weapon."

And that's all i know about it, but she's had more hits than misses for me so i'm officially pretty excited. Plus that's a good trailer.

Tales of Woe
Dec 17, 2004



yeah i'm always up for more okada movies. same staff as Maquia despite the studio change

Srice
Sep 11, 2011



a kitten posted:

New Mari Okada movie: Alice to Therese no Maboroshi Kōjō (Alice and Therese's Illusion Factory). (e: i've seen like 3 variations of the english transcription of the japanese, but afaik the translation of it is right)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEJToD1Ji8U



"Okada describes the "first-love fantasia story" of youths struggling in an uncertain world, and fighting fate with love as the weapon."

And that's all i know about it, but she's had more hits than misses for me so i'm officially pretty excited. Plus that's a good trailer.

It's gonna be very excellent.

Lt. Lizard
Apr 28, 2013


The Colonel posted:

please dont watch the record of ragnarok anime that has barely any animation and gets rid of all the unique facial expressions for the female characters specifically

netflix is doing horrible damage to society by flooding the world with cheap adaptations of epic battle manga that are super passionless and chop out everything cool about the manga

D....did they at least keep Brynhild gorging herself on that horrible norse(?) cake to punish herself after Adam lost his match?? :smith:

SlowBloke
Aug 14, 2017


Lt. Lizard posted:

D....did they at least keep Brynhild gorging herself on that horrible norse(?) cake to punish herself after Adam lost his match?? :smith:

I think that scene had more animation that most of the matches.

AlternateNu
May 5, 2005

You know, Aiko...
I really wanted to be killed by you.


Nomad knocks the finale out of the park. :allears:

Watch Nomad. It good.

Brutal Garcon
Nov 2, 2014





The bishie Moriarty show ended about as dumb as its been for most of this second season.

This is a ringing endorsement, btw

AlternateNu posted:

Nomad knocks the finale out of the park. :allears:

Watch Nomad. It good.

Also this

Yusin
Mar 4, 2021



Another trailer for Idaten Deities from that Mappa event.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11QPxZ60GIo

The colors are interesting.

FilthyImp
Sep 30, 2002

Nope



AlternateNu posted:

Nomad knocks the finale out of the park. :allears:

Watch Nomad. It good.
Yeah. Wow, what a journey.

Was it what I pictured or anticipated? Not even close. But man, it's still immensely satisfying.

Julias
Jun 24, 2012



Sorry the summer thread is taking a bit longer than anticipated. I'll get it up in the next day or two, before shows start airing. Also any last minute thread title suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

MonsterEnvy
Feb 4, 2012

Truly Cursed


The Summer thread knows only peace
The Summer thread Isekai Overload
itís going to be a Coolkyou summer. (Stolen from earlier in the thread by someone else.)

FilthyImp
Sep 30, 2002

Nope



Summer Season 2021: Olympics Tournament Arc

kater
Nov 16, 2010



Summer Season 2021: I can escape from this on my Cub.

Ibblebibble
Nov 12, 2013

工官官心三官工官官心三😒


Summer 2021: Super Summer Sizzling Slimeup(.Dynazenon)

Malsangoroth
Apr 2, 2015



Summer 2021: <insert favorite anime> Won't Be Defeated!

Malsangoroth fucked around with this message at 05:08 on Jun 28, 2021

Neddy Seagoon
Oct 12, 2012

"Hi Everybody!"


Summer 2021: Overpowered Heat and Isekai Protagonists

SatoshiMiwa
May 6, 2007




Summer 2021: Escaping Doom Flags

Mokinokaro
Sep 11, 2001

At the end of everything, hold onto anything




Fun Shoe

Summer 2021: Dragons and Doom Flags

CrazySalamander
Nov 5, 2009


Summer 2021: Imagine Doom Flags

AlternateNu
May 5, 2005

You know, Aiko...
I really wanted to be killed by you.


CrazySalamander posted:

Summer 2021: Imagine Doom Flags

Summer 2021: Imagine Dragon Doom Flags

cave emperor
Sep 1, 2016



Season's wrapping up, here's a list of everything I watched, in approximate order of how much I enjoyed it.

Odd Taxi: Easily anime of the season. Well-written interweaving plot lines and sharp, insightful, and often very funny writing. Absolutely check it out if you haven't already.

Godzilla Singular Point: Extremely dense and high-paced technobabble, and I love it. The amount of consideration that has gone into the bullshit science behind the big lizard guy and his pals is absolutely amazing, and the show does a great job of presenting it in a way that is strangely convincing and never visually boring. Fun characters, a killer OP, and the CGI looks great. I don't know if it has left Netflix jail yet, but the available fansubs are solid, so give it a try.

Super Cub: Just a sweet little advertisement anime about a girl falling in love with a cursed motorcycle. Not as relentlessly positive as something like Yuru Camp - the show does deal with some serious issues, if mostly indirectly - but still a pleasant watch.

Uma Musume: Very enjoyable and surprisingly heart-wrenching second season. The change in protagonists was a great move. Very solid sports show, far better than the somewhat forgettable first season.

86: Took a while for me to get into due to the hamfisted theme and uninspired setting, but I ended up enjoying it more than I thought it would. Nothing in the second half of the show quite played out as I expected it to, and I respect it for that (even if 80% of the team dying off-screen and between episodes was a bit disappointing). I didn't know that it was going to be a split cour, will definitely check out the second half.

SSSS.Dynazenon: A joy to look at, and consistently well-directed, but still not as good as Gridman, in large part due to a far less ambitious and more or less straightforward plot. I also felt like it relied more on the assumption that the audience would be familiar with the old shows and/or toys, and since I don't know the first things about either of those, some of the supposedly big moments didn't land with me at all.

Fumetsu no Anata e: A positive surprise. With a purposefully blank slate as the MC it has to rely heavily on the secondary characters, but so far it has done a solid job of crafting engaging stories around the people Fushi meets. I'm glad that the current third arc is significantly longer than the first two, I might have bounced off it if all arcs were three or four episodes long. I'm not sure if I care about the overarching plot, I just want my boy Gugu to be happy.

Zombieland Saga: Not as good as the first season. There were a couple of standout episodes, but it felt like the joke was starting to wear thin, and even the season's best moments were basically treading the same ground as season 1. It seems the production was a huge mess too, which always sucks to hear. Surprisingly, not really looking forward to a potential third season.

Vivy: Didn't like this as much as some of the other people in this thread, but still a solid sci-fi show. It doesn't bring a lot of new ideas to the table, and there do seem to be some pretty big holes in the logic behind the plot, but the production is consistently solid with some real highlights. I guess the reason I didn't really gel with it is its protagonists, Vivy herself is kind of a blank slate for most of the show, and Matsumoto is mostly just annoying.

Slime Witch: Extremely low stakes and unambitious, but fun enough.

Yakunara: Unironically, nice travel ad. Mediocre but pleasant CGDCT show.

------ unambiguously enjoyed watching cutoff ------

Mashiro no Oto: Weirdly paced and visually unimpressive, but still enjoyable. The one standout element is the music, the show does a really good job of contrasting the different styles of playing and linking the pieces to the story. The school club arc in the middle feels unnecessary, and none of its members aside from Setsu really stood out, but the core plot had some promise, so I'm kind of hoping for a second season.

Bishounen Tanteidan: Extremely Shaft, for better or worse. The show's a joy to look at, and the rapid pace means that it's never visually boring. All that style does come at the cost of substance though, with the mystery plots never quite landing, and with very shallow characterization on the part of the male club members. The MC has been growing into a more interesting character in the second half, but it's not enough to save the show from being a slight disappointment.

Sayonara Watashi no Cramer: I wanted to like this show, because the characters are fun and the more comedy-focused episodes in the middle were pretty good. The big problem is that it kind of looks like poo poo. All of the action scenes suffer from sparse and stilted animation, and the direction is equally wooden and awkwardly paced. The plot feels rushed too, the transformation of the team from a ragtag group of nobodies into a team that can go toe-to-toe with the prefectural champions feels completely unearned.

Boku no Hero Academia: A boring and completely superfluous arc. Five zero-stakes mock battles where 50% of the participants are people you've never seen before, and another 30% are bit characters with gimmick powers that the author obviously doesn't really know what to do with anymore. I honestly think I might be done with this series, the first episode of the next cour didn't do much for me either.

Jouran: I was surprised to learn that this was an anime original, with a plot this disjointed I fully expected it to be an adaptation of a weekly serialization. The supernatural element lacks originality, and the potentially interesting setting ultimately boils down to "authoritarianism bad". The shifting allegiances and layers of distrust between the main characters managed to carry the show for a while, but petered out by the third act, and the finale especially was a wet fart (still mad about Asahi's resurrection).

Mars Red: Another supernatural show set in 20-30s Japan that turned out to be a disappointment. The first episode works well enough as a standalone deal, after that it quickly turns sour. For most of the second half the show doesn't really seem to have much of a purpose or even a main character, with the remaining cast just sort of aimlessly wandering around in the aftermath of the Great Kanto earthquake. Doesn't even have Jouran's nice visuals.

------ dropped shows cutoff ------

Shadows House: Looks nice, but didn't really grab me. Extremely unsubtle metaphors aside, the show didn't really reveal much about the plot in the three or four episodes I watched, and I ended up losing interest.

Osananajimi ga Zettai ni Makenai Love Comedy: Absolute trash, could barely force myself to finish the first episode.

cave emperor fucked around with this message at 12:57 on Jun 28, 2021

Doodles
Apr 14, 2001



Summer 2021: We're all just gonna talk about Dragon Maids, aren't we?




I know I am... :smuggo:

Mordja
Apr 26, 2014



Hell Gem

cave emperor posted:

Fumetsu no Anata e: A positive surprise. With a purposefully blank slate as the MC it has to rely heavily on the secondary characters, but so far it has done a solid job of crafting engaging stories around the people Fushi meets. I'm glad that the current third arc is significantly longer than the first two, I might have bounced off it if all arcs were three or four episodes long. I'm not sure if I care about the overarching plot, I just want my boy Gugu to be happy.
Yeah, so about that...
It's easily one of the best things this season and it's weird there's no thread tbh

dogsicle
Oct 23, 2012



there's still quite a bit of it to go so a thread could be useful

i dunno where i'm going to put my thread energies for the season yet so don't look at me though.

SatoshiMiwa
May 6, 2007




I'm waiting to issue my final judgement on To Your Eternity and Shadows House cause while both are good both are also raising very loud "This ending is going to be very anime original or very much read the manga" endings

mdct
Sep 1, 2011

Tingle tingle kooloo limpah.
These are my magic words.

Don't steal them.


Anime-original endings are pretty rare nowadays and there's literally no way To Your Eternity is going to even reach entry into the actual second part of the story at this rate.

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Waffleman_
Jan 20, 2011



Just so you know, Godzilla did escape Netflix Jail a few days ago.

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