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Nemo2342
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The Colonel posted:

i dont think the early parts are that good either :twisted:

Eh. The early parts are a decent mix of goofy and comfy (with the occasional dash of horny). I am not expecting it to be the hit of the season, but I think it will be a fine watch since it (hopefully) wonít overstay its welcome.

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Lemon-Lime posted:

I enjoyed it and will keep watching, but the title is so forgettable that it took me until halfway through the episode to realise I'd read several chapters of the manga at some point a year or two ago.

To be fair, the manga spends way too long with her trying to hide her status and kind of just spinning her wheels.

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Everything Burrito posted:

when it was announced I completely mixed it up with another one that has almost exactly the same story so it's not like the plot is really what's going for it lol.

Iíve mixed it up a few times with the story about the saintess who runs a bookstore.

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Everything Burrito posted:

yeah that's the one I thought it was at first
that one has a much hotter love interest tbh, kinda wish it had got the anime instead


so cute :3

it's also equally unexciting lol
tbh to me the appeal of these is that they have older characters. female protagonist doesn't really make or break it for me (right now my favorite one with almost exactly the same plot is a BL one [unsurprisingly]) but being aimed more at a female audience does make it more appealing as well. Also in general I think I prefer the ones where they're summoned and are just, the same person and they didn't die vs the reincarnated ones.

I like that one, but it made me mad that they did such a quick wrap up at the end of the first volume and skipped what could have been lots of good stuff. I did however love that it had an older protagonist who started out by shaking down God for OP stuff.

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OnimaruXLR posted:

I wasn't expecting much from Full Dive but surprisingly "What if a VR MMO, but in hardcore realism mode" is actually a pretty comically ripe concept, and hearing it's from the Shinchou Yuusha author gives me hopes it should be able to manage at least a single cours worth of amusement

It was a little hornier than I was expecting (I know, I know, I didn't watch the preview) but I liked where it was going once he hosed everything up.

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Raenir Salazar posted:

When reading scanlations originally of MHA, I liked the translator putting in translation notes, but also like, their thought process for why they made the choices they did.

One of the things I liked about the Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san manga was that they had 2 pages of translation notes at the end of the volumes.

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Omnicrom posted:

A question that answers itself.

What show are they referencing? I'm assuming it's Slime Hunter but isekai is isekai and it's sometimes hard to keep them all straight.

Yeah that's the Witch who killed slimes for 300 years (and also a number of other isekais).

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That reminds me I need to make more progress on reading the manga.

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chumbler posted:

The childhood friend who won't lose seems like it could be fun. Interesting relationship chart being set up and things heated up a bit in the first episode.

I'm going to be very upset if he doesn't end up with the childhood friend.

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Kwyndig posted:

So I'm dropping that Full Dive show. It's too dark for what is supposed to be a comedy and I don't like the girls, they're all just various flavors of yan-with-no-dere.

That said, I loved Uma Musume season 2 but I also loved season 1 so I'm hardly unbiased.

I'm giving it one more episode, now that we seem to be moving past the initial setup of the world. I'm just morbidly curious about what's going to drag the MC back into this actively-hateful game.

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Tamba posted:

The bad news is that it eventually turns into a harem story with the high school girl, the coworker, the boss and an ex-girfriend competing for the main character

Wait, seriously?

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Nitrousoxide posted:

It took the manga a while to get to that point. The early chapters really felt a lot more malevolent than anything else, but the direction and acting for Nagatoro have gone a long way toward making it clear she earnestly cares for senpai, and that sheís not just worried about breaking a plaything when she starts to maybe go too far.

I also really like the sound design in Nagatoro. I'm not sure why it stands out so much to me, but I love the little themes you get that emphasize "senpai is in danger" or "this gag is about to backfire".

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Skippy McPants posted:

Leitmotifs are amazing touchstones: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVlsIhbQ2qM. Highly recommend the whole channel, the guy does a good job of unpacking the importance of sound and music.

In this instance Nagatoro, skimming through the episodes it looks like they're using a few different ones to represent various dynamics of their developing relationship. I don't watch a ton of anime so I don't know how common it is in the medium, but it is a simple and powerful storytelling tool.

I assume it isn't completely uncommon, but it stands out enough in Nagatoro that I really noticed it starting with episode 1. I can't think of another show off hand where I thought more about the sound other than "this opening/closing track is really great", so I figure credit where credit is due.

FilthyImp posted:

They go to a hard rock kind of sound when she gets sadistic, and when she gets false romantic or echhi the art style does something different with her hair (more "Vaseline filter" lens looks, with softer VN style coloring to her hair with swaths of red and purple).

In the last episode there's a kind of discordant tune that starts up around 8:08 that feels a bit aggressive and hostile, which coincides with Nagatoro flipping into her jealous mode. It ends around 9:18 with a jarring piano chord, then at 9:20 a more playful, jazzy tune starts up as the jealousy has been cleared up and the teasing has begun. Then that jazzy tune cuts out a second or two before the punchline, leaving only dead silence as the teasing backfires and she freaks out.

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Bakeneko posted:

Itís a bad show, but Iím finding it kinda fascinating in how it manages to make pretty much everyone an rear end in a top hat. Like, am I supposed to side with Hiro because other people keep treating him like crap, or against him because heís an idiot who falls for the simplest tricks and who is still moping about being embarrassed at a track meet years ago?

But Iíll keep watching the trainwreck anyway because at the very least it managed to hold my attention, and I am kinda curious as to what Reonaís deal is.

I think it fails pretty utterly at being a comedy, but I am kind of enthralled by just how much of a trainwreck the MMO is.

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Neddy Seagoon posted:

One thing I do like is that they haven't just gone "Realistic RPG == Realistic fantasy world" and called it a day. There's enough game elements prevalent to remind you it's still an RPG (Eg; There are blatant events and triggers), it's just a bad RPG.

I think the world building is excellent; I love seeing how the game isn't so much janky or broken, but designed in the worst ways possible. My problem is that the humor just kind of falls flat, and I think that's because the only character likeable enough for me to be invested in is Leona.

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Brutal Garcon posted:

I'm a tasteless nerd who definitely watches too much isekai, but I didn't continue Overlord past its first season. Is it worth catching up?

Season 1 is kind of the high point if you liked things being somewhat goofy as your MC fumbles around scared of all his incredibly evil followers. The later seasons take a more "no, we're actually all incredibly evil and willing to exploit anyone not part of Nazarick" tact and can be kind of uncomfortable to watch if you're not 100% on board with that.

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Raenir Salazar posted:

I stopped watching when I figured things were not going to go well for the (season 2 people?) Lizardfolk who I adored and didn't want to see anything bad happen to them. :smith:

They fare better than any of the humans do in season 3.

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Neddy Seagoon posted:

Kinda? The show generally does okay at keeping the core cast looking like they're being decent people when interacting with one-another and their vassal states like the village, the show just likes to make a very firm reminder about once a season that these people are evil.

Personally I've just found each season harder to watch than the last as they ramp up just how intense the evil reminders are and the MC becomes more and more on board with it.

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Robviously posted:

I'm really curious what the argument is about the way the genocide is presented in Slime. An enemy forces comes into town specifically to spark an altercation, they then slaughter a portion of the town, then return to finish the job with an army they just so happened to have at the ready.

For a fantasy work, there's a fair bit of grey here with the explicit understanding that what he is doing is monsterous, even if it is for the sake of his own people. Slime Country was attacked first, he did what he did to be able to revive his friends. Is that good? Of course not. Genocide is genocide but let's not pretend he did it without cause either.

The enemy force was intent on committing genocide; they didn't view monsters as people and were planning on putting every last one of them to the sword. Slime Country is not intent on committing genocide; their counter-attack is only targeted at the attacking forces, and there are no plans to push into the enemy country and start enacting reprisals against the rest of the population.

However, Slime absolutely commits a massacre, wiping out the enemy forces to the last man even past the point where he had broken them. The only real "grey" area is going to be discussing how much force is allowable when fighting back against a force that seeks your annihilation.

The anime/manga/LN takes the stance that it is perfectly allowable (if not cool and good) for the MC to respond to threats against him/his country by whatever means necessary to ensure that they cannot be threats again in the future.

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Terrible Opinions posted:

It is remarkable that a show about a super slime went with boring an oddly uncomfortably framed head shot lasers instead of just a big old slime envelopment eating them. It'd even side step the whole warcrimes skill if the baddies just had one second to realize whelp we're boned, instead of spending a full half episode of people begging for their lives and running. But you know the author wanted to have a big scene relishing in his totes justified warcrime.

The justification (which I don't think comes across very well in the anime) is that the enemy army is protected by an anti-magic barrier, precisely because in a world with super powered magic users/monsters/demon lords you don't want your troops wiped out with a well-placed fireball. So instead Slime uses his knowledge of physics and his super-analyzing skill to create a bunch of lenses out of water droplets that focuses sunlight into deadly laser beams, because that doesn't count as magic.

And also because the other played enough RPGs and thought "laser beams raining from the heavens" looked cool.

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Nitrousoxide posted:

Wait, that's what was happening? I thought he was just using those little balls to shoot magic bolts at everyone.

Also him just summoning the trio of demons out of nowhere to clean things up with absolutely zero setup for him having that ability was just wild. It's like the author (director?) has no idea about how to setup abilities of characters.

The demon summoning is something he picked up earlier, which I think the anime also either cut or blew past.

In conclusion, the anime is really drat bad about which corners it cuts and ends up shooting itself in the foot regularly.

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kater posted:

lol are manga fans upset about something spider has done? This is why reading is for fools.

As a manga-only reader, it's hard to be consistently mad at the anime because they are so wildly different. Though I've certainly gathered from the LN readers that the anime is doing Slime's "hey let's save some time and cut out important characterization bits" hatchet job in respect to the non-spider part of the cast.

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Mix. posted:

Saint's Magic Power is Omnipotent - I just wanted a nice anime about making poo poo with magic, why'd it have to be a harem :eng99: Its not actually bad or anything, I just...am not interested in those kind of stories lmfao

While I can understand being disappointed that the show doesn't focus much on the crafting or the magic, it's not really a harem story. Yes there are a lot of pretty boys, but there's always only been one clear romantic interest and no real teasing that anyone else even had a chance.

Things I'm watching:

The good
Iruma season 2: Every bit as good as I was hoping, and I'm excited to see the upcoming arcs get adapted.
So I'm a Spider: Despite the janky animation and CG, I still enjoy the story of the spider who becomes OP (and those humans over on the side I guess)
Killing slimes for 300 years: Consistently gets some laughs out of me each episode, and feels much better paced than the source manga
Dragon House-hunting: I'm still enjoying how goofy this series is, and I think it's done a pretty good job of not wearing out it's premise yet
Nagatoro: Wasn't a show I was initially interested in, but I've been loving it ever since my friend convinced me to give it a try


The bad
Full Dive: Terrible characters, terrible "humor", interesting world. I keep telling myself that I'm going to drop this, but each episode makes the world just interesting enough that it lives for another week. Took 6 episodes to finally look like it's going to move past the initial conflict into a more interesting part of the story, which is waaaaaay too long.
Combatants will be dispatched: Even though it did get better once the full cast showed up, it's still a bunch of terrible people being terrible to each other in a really weak attempt at humor. Kind of just watching it out of habit at this point.

The ok
Saint's Magic: I'm not overly familiar with this genre, so I don't feel entirely qualified to judge it. It seems decent though, and is definitely much better paced than the manga. Largely watching to see how things go once they get past to where I was in the manga.
Slime diaries: While it is cute, wholesome, and often fairly funny, the nature of the show just isn't really grabbing me (and I am a fan of Slime in general). I'm still watching it because it's good for chilling out with at least.

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Motto posted:

what are the super cub crimes

Promotes the use of fossil fuels.

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esselfortium posted:

Itís been fun. I donít know why people keep making GBS threads on it in this thread.

For me personally, itís because I went in expecting it to be funny and outside of a few clever moments itís largely just been a kind of oppressive slog.

While the world being lovely has been interesting enough to keep me watching, I feel like it really shouldnít have taken 6 episodes to progress past the initial conflict. Or at the very least it should have had more likable characters to help with the engagement.

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Xelkelvos posted:

Well she replaces the President since she graduated so there can continue to remain at least one of her type of character

I just hope she ends up being a more interesting foil, since she's closer in age.

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Captain Invictus posted:

Nagatoro is much more teasing and not so much bullying, her and senpai are great together. Theirs is a slow one but the progression for the two of them is really nicely done. More recently the manga has started fleshing out backstories which is interesting, although the latest chapter adds a new character that might just be a "series extending character" since things were getting pretty complacent and normal so we'll see how that goes I guess.

One nice thing I've noticed (having recently gone through the manga once the anime started) is that the show has been subtly softening stuff as well. Nothing super obvious, but a lot of the teasing is slightly shorter, or the wording is less harsh.

For instance, in the manga she keeps going on about how he's "dirty" and "nasty" when they go off to watch the fireworks, but the anime tones it down to a more playful "sleazy". The anime also has her really going in for the kiss after Senpai calls her bluff, while the manga interrupts them right after she declares that of course she can kiss him.

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MonsterEnvy posted:

There are stakes. If he dies his console gets bricked. Also he will feel a fair amount of pain. Now he could quit at any time, but he seems to have entered the morbid fascination phase.

Which is basically why I keep playing MMOs.

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IShallRiseAgain posted:

meh, there are tons of uses of gasoline besides in your car.

Washing your clothes!

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Apparently not be as good as Gridman 9?

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Everything Burrito posted:

I'm just baffled how anyone has the time and energy to spend on something they don't enjoy watching :psyduck:

It depends on the show and why I don't enjoy it. If it's something that's clearly not my taste, or that I know from the source material isn't going to have a conclusion I want to push through to, I'll drop it.

Sometimes the show has some neat concepts, and despite missing the mark you want to see it through both for the sake of completion and so you can dissect why it went wrong. Full Dive is in that group for me, since I feel it almost constantly misses the mark on being funny (or having likeable characters) but the ways in which the RPG are atrocious are immensely fascinating.

Sometimes the show is just a garbage fire, and you want to see just how much fuel they're going to dump on the flames. Most isekais fall into that category, though I do at least avoid stuff that I know is going to cross the line thanks to the source material.

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SatoshiMiwa posted:

I've been watching Slime but it's a hard show to talk about it as it's adapting it's source okay but not doing much beyond that so it's gonna get lost as a show.

But after Abilities Average anime was such a disaster of an adaptation it's just nice to have a series I read get even an okay show is enough

Itís been a pretty good adaption IMO because itís hitting the high points of the manga without succumbing to the sourceís slow pace.

Unfortunately it doesnít really leave much to talk about, since it doesnít really do much new.

Iruma-kun is in the same boat, though itís taken a few more liberties with fleshing stuff out and tweaking stuff to work better as animation.

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LibrarianCroaker posted:

It is not anime original.

Ok, I have to admit, the shopkeeper's reason for wanting someone to beat Full Dive is every bit as amazingpetty as I had hoped it would be.

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I'm still kind of baffled that I'm mildly excited to see the ending of Full Dive.

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FilthyImp posted:

Iirc, they actually made the President a little less busty than in the Manga. And yeah, she's basically a nudist/exhibitionist, recognizing that her body is an asset and also art-worthy. She's like an aspect of Senpai, in that she's all about Art for the Sake of Art.

They seem to have changed the rivalry between Nagatoro and Pres a bit so that Senpai has more agency.

I was surprised they decided to cap the season off with the Art Club competition, but I'm retrospect it makes sense since it not only prompts that incredibly cute exchange where Senpai asks Nagatoro to be his model, but also gave the animators an excuse for the schmaltzy memory scene with Nagatoro bring earnest.

There's a callback to the thing about Art requiring love that is incredibly fun, so I can't wait for the next episode, though I'm overall bummed that there won't be more Toro-antics for a while. :(

The latest episode made a number of changes to make Senpai more assertive and less self-defeating. Notably a couple instances of him still being wishy-washy about how he can't possibly win (but will try anyway) were removed, and instead of having him try to catch Nagatoro falling out of a tree (and failing, causing her to land on him) he actually does manage to stop her from falling into the pool until she freaks out and drags him in.

In hindsight it makes perfect sense to end on the Art Club competition, since that was basically the first time Nagatoro and Senpai's relationship really peaked in the manga. It should let the anime go out on a strong "yeah, they're going to end up together eventually" note, which is a good way to end when you're not confirmed for a 2nd season yet.

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Doodles posted:

It may not have been the best series, but I was happy with the way "Dragon's House Hunting" concluded, and I shall miss Sunday mornings with our precious scaly cinnamon roll. At least he finally got to fly.

I thought it was a perfectly good series; it was consistently funny, and I ended up loving all the characters. The good news is that the manga continues past the end of the anime so there's always hope that we get another season.

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The Colonel posted:

i believe the greatest war criminal in isekai, is slime witch not knowing if it wants its characters to be gay or to make jokes about its characters being weirded out by the concept of being gay like a bad episode of 90s sailor moon

Early on the manga was very clear that the witch isn't the least bit interested in other women, so it's very obnoxious that the show and manga keep trying to tease it. The anime of course just dodged around the refusal so it can keep baiting the viewers.

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The Colonel posted:

do you mean with the gag where the elf gets high on mushrooms and chases her through a forest while she shouts about how not gay she is

because that is, exactly the kind of thing i'm talking about when i say i hate slime witch lol. like here's the thing even if they never teased anything again it would still be awkward to have a bit where she clarifies how straight she is apropos of like, nothing, and they still went about it in the most insane way possible that treats the idea of reading the characters that way as something weird and othering

That's the gag, yes. The anime cuts it down to just a "get away, you're full of poison" reaction and then nuking her with magic. However the manga has her run off through the forest because it's "not safe" for Azsuna's chastity to touch the elf to dispel her, while shouting at least twice that she is 100% not gay.

I would have just rolled my eyes over that and moved on, but the series loves to keep teasing that maybe THIS new character will start off a romance just to set up another bad gag.

Which sucks, because when Witch is dealing with found families and making gags about the gap between expectations and reality it's pretty good, but when it's baiting it's just blech.

Captain Invictus posted:

it's total eradication regardless of whether they're combatants or not, so I guess? I'm pretty sure they also capture and torture the king who ordered the war in the first place and eventually he gets turned into a...I think LITERAL bucket of body parts, but still alive? or something hosed up like that?

but yeah, it's been a bit but I think it was basically "oh, this attacking army just so happens to be roughly the amount of souls you'd need to absorb in order to become a demon lord, so why don't we kill two birds with one stone here" and he uses raindrop-reflected magic lasers to 360 noscope every single invader basically at the same time, surrendering or not

Not trying to call you out specifically, but this is the thing that always gets me with slime discourse. The attack part always gets blown out of proportion (it's not genocide, he doesn't kill non-combatants because fantasy armies don't bring the kind of logistical support they would need, he doesn't follow them home and wipe them out to the last person, etc) when it's the whole "let's ignore my subordinates torturing people" and "set's start a coup and set up a puppet government" bits that are the real reprehensible and tonally dissonant parts.

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Grouchio posted:

Duke of Death and His Black Maid has the worst CG since Berserk 2016. Hard recommend to read the manga instead.

Worse than Spider even?

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So the isekai drugstore MC made tear gas. Can't say I saw that one coming.

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