Super Official Anime Discussion Thread - Winter 2019 Begins!

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Abbreviation (if its only popular and everyone knows it) (AOT, FMA)
The first word in its Japanese name (Shokugeki, Mahouka)

Or basically the third option.

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So far out of the new stuff, I've watched Holmes of Kyoto, Island, The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar, Harukana Recieve, Angels of Death, How Not to Summon a Demon Lord.

Out of these ones I watched, I'm dropping Island. Angels of Death is on the chopping block.

Out of the other new anime that's out already, I plan to watch at least a episode or two of Phantom in the Twilight, Hanebado!, Planet With, Cells at Work!. I just haven't gotten around to them yet.

Watched Angolmois: Record of Mongol Invasion. I really like it. It will probably be new anime of the season for me. The art style is nice.

I kinda wanted to say something about Tokyo Ghoul but..... meh. Very meh. I'm gonna pretend that last season didn't happen.


Chio's School Road ep 2. -- Manana is my spirit animal.

It looks like Grand Blue Dreaming is an Amazon Prime show. FYI for those who prefer using legal subs. I'll try it out tonight probably to see how fun it is.

That just leaves Yuuna's Hot Springs, and Attack on Titan, which both come out tomorrow I think. Curious how anime-only fans will react to this season of Attack on Titan. I loved this arc in the manga but apparently it bored a lot of people.

Past that, I'll keep up with Angels of Death, I liked the second episode and the tone seems pretty interesting. Will I keep watching Demon Lord Isekai harem though? Top 10 greatest anime mysteries right there.

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Angolmois: Record of Mongol Invasion ep 1 -- Interesting timing, considering "The Ghost of Tsushima" game Sony is making. This would probably be a good starting point for those interested in that. Tsushima is an island between Korea and Japan. It was an important location for traders and merchants but it was also a target for pirates--and, more importantly, it was always the location the Mongols attacked first so they could use it to stage their invasion of the mainland.

This anime is about a former samurai and decorated warrior who ends up exiled as a prisoner on Tsushima. The plan is to use these prisoners to help fight the Mongols.

The first episode was good. It looks like some of the other prisoners, mostly pirates and bandits, are going to become part of the resistance along with the main character. Lots of blood and fighting, obviously. The Japanese Princess who governs the island is an interesting character, plus it seems there are other players involved.

Grand Blue Dreaming -- Looks like the Isekai plan failed. All the college freshmen in the anime are now 20 years old. Japan takes underage drinking very seriously. The "shameful acts are not encouraged" disclaimer cracked me up.

Hataraku Saibou is just amazing. I always watch it ready to look up new terms and inform myself about all those different cell types. You can get a lot more out of the show if you know a bit about the human body and its cells.

Other than that I'm happy that this is probably my lightest season ever. Haven't watched everything yet but even if I picked p everything I just found mildly entertaining I'd only be up to 11. This is gonna be a very pleasant season.

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Yuuna's Hot Springs was better than I was expecting. Not amazing or anything, but it had enough funny moments for me to keep watching. The part where the girl was hiding in the wall with her butt sticking out was great, felt like something I would expect out of Tony Tony Chopper. I like the main girl and the guy seems pretty cool so far. No idea about the rest of the harem yet, though the cat girl seems pretty purrfect. Seems like it'll fall on a lot of the usual harem cliches, but if the main duo stays around I probably will too.

Grand Blue is hilarious, might be my favorite comedy this year if it keeps up. Good lord these people drink a lot XD I was dying when the guy woke up, thinking he's late, only to find out he's already at orientation. Or when he asks for water, gets some, and finds out he can light it on fire. If this manga doesn't end with liver failure then I'll assume that caption is a joke and it really is an isekai. Or that they just are immortal for some reason.

Also I like those two girls in the midst of all the man-service. Seems like I might be in for some nice healthy incest.

Also apparently I lied about Attack on Titan, I guess first episode aired at some event but the season proper doesn't air for a few weeks. I guess that probably wraps up my seasonal list then...only one I might drop is Holmes in Kyoto, we'll see if the next episode keeps my interest.

How's everyone else's season shaping out?

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On the list for this season:

Shingeki no Kyojin Season 3
Overlord III
My Hero Academia Season 3
Black Clover
Steins Gate 0 cour 2
Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu
The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar
Angels of Death
FLCL Progressive

Lord of Vermilion: The Crimson King
Harukana Receive
Chio-chan no Tsuugakuro
Yuragi-sou no Yuuna-san
Grand Blue
Hataraku Saibou
Angolmois: Genkou Kassenki (Pokoko peaked my interest)

But as you probably guess I only watch completed seasons, and sometimes entire shows. So I get to talk about this stuff around December :P.

I'm quite pleased with the season thus far.  

Chio's School Road and Asobi Asobase are both about school girls being assholes to one another and that's awesome.  The former is more character driven and the latter is a bit more absurdist but they are both very funny.

Cells at Work is interesting and a nice change of pace.  Reminds me of Moyashimon somewhat, which was an excellent anime that doubled as a science lesson.

Both of the new sports anime have been surprisingly good.  Hanebado! has excellent supporting characters.  I've been very impressed with how well they written.  Harukana Receive ep. 2 pulled me in and made me invested in the main characters.  Blonde twins next week?  

Angels of Death is interesting and oddly fun despite being horror-ish.

Drop Kick on my Devil! feels clever and has good character designs but somehow isn't as funny as it should be.  It's still amusing, though, and I love the angel.

Angolmois: Record of Mongol Invasion should be an entertaining ride.  Hard to say after only one episode but it had a good start.

Grand Blue, like a lot of lowbrow comedies, dances all over the line between annoying and hilarious.  The manga leans on the same jokes a LOT in the first several chapters (alcohol and nudity related) but I'm guessing the anime is going to be more concise so it can fit in more stuff so that probably won't be as much of an issue.  Maybe.  Also, the hot otaku guy just kills me.

I watched another Isekai.  Master of something.  Well, I watched the first few minutes and skimmed the rest.  The first one was okay but this one was terrible.  It had that "chuunibyou" vibe to it.  

Still several I haven't watched.

Edit:  Forgot about High Score Girl!  I've been meaning to get back into the manga.  I stopped reading it when it went on hiatus thanks to that SNK lawsuit, which was pretty silly considering it gave them free publicity.  It's set in the 1990s and is about a boy who basically lives for gaming, especially Street Fighter II.  That is, until he gets his ego totally wrecked by a pretty, popular, and much admired classmate, who is better than him at pretty much every game.  It's especially interesting for anyone who likes or lived through that period in video-game history.

Last edited by pokoko - on 16 July 2018