Super Official Anime Discussion Thread - Summer 2019!

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Snesboy said:
I need to complain about this anime.

SAO: Alicization.

I noticed you guys aren't talking about it because it's weeabo trash. I know a lot of people didn't like SAO to begin with but I've enjoyed it so far. Until Alicization. Every episode just seems to drag on and on and on and on. The plot barely moves every episode. It took them like 10 episodes for them to move to any semblance of a plot. With the other seasons, the arcs were short and move quickly and there were usually two per season.

As for the characters, if you thought Kirito was boring and uninspired, Eugeo is even worse. As is his love affair Alice. All of them are bland and the show only focuses on these three characters. The bad guy is barely fleshed out, just enough to make you hate her. But they make her so fucking hot that it's kinda difficult to care that she's evil. The show also doesn't focus on any characters outside the game world. This time it's called Underworld. How original. Because their souls are stuck in this weird purgatory.

Asuna and company were in the first 3 episodes and that's about it. In the 19 episodes since, she's appeared a whopping two times. Which is bullshit because she's my favorite character.

To make an accurate comparison, watching Alicization is like watching Domestic Girlfriend. A TRAINWRECK. Except without the laughs or the spice.


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From the last few seasons only ...

Hinamatsuri.  Psychic death battle girls.

Grand Blue.  The typical life of a college freshman.

Made In Abyss.  One of the most emotional anime ever made.

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Speaking of Hinamatsuri, chapter 81 had me nearly crying.  Nitta is the best.


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Got back to Japan and have only had an hour of free time/ Internet every day for the past 7 days. I miss anime/ video games/ anything entertaining so much.

Ranking the shows I watched this season.

6. Domestic Girlfriend

This show was the greatest dumpster fire I have seen in my life. The drama in this show is incredibly spicy, that thanks to the insane love triangle between a teenager male, a teacher, and girl who he had a one night stand both of which happen to be his step siblings was one hell of a roller coaster. Gonna catch up on the Manga some time within the next week, just so I know how spicy things are gonna get next.

5. The Rising of the Shield Hero

I really like this show, Naofumi has been a great protagonist so far and I am looking to seeing how he will inevitably get his revenge. My only problems with the show is that it does peak a little early with Episode 4 being easily the best episode so far and I am not sure how I feel about Raphtalia being a 10 to 12 year old, having the body of a 16 to 18 year old. It doesn't really help that I honestly though do enjoy the chemistry between Raphtalia and Naofumi, granted that might have to do something with the voice actors for both characters, since they voiced Mai and Sakuta in Rascal Doesn't Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai which was my AOTY last year with a the chemistry between Mai and Sakuta being one of my favorite parts of that show. But still, those are just some small problems I had with an otherwise good show.

4. The Quintessential Quintuplets

For a harem, this had no right to be as good as it was. A wholesome harem about a guy being a tutor to a set of 5 sisters, which just turns out to be a flashback as the series opens with the protagonist on his wedding day, where the bride is one of the 5 of the sisters. So its also a mystery show, as part of the fun is trying to guess and theorize who the bride might be. I really did enjoy the characters, all 5 of the sisters were great though some did make better first impression then others and Futaro was a breath of fresh air the harem genre, as he didn't really feel like a self-insert protagonist. I decided to pick up the Manga since the Anime ends on a cliff hanger, oh boy I hope we get a season 2 so some of the best moments of the series can get animated.

3. Kaguya-Sama Love is War

Now I only caught up on the Manga recently, but man this was a great adaption and both the Anime and the Manga is probably the funniest Anime since Konosuba. The mind game's between Kaguya and Shirogane are always a treat, Fujiwara being a wild card makes best girl and I can't remember the last time I related to a character as much as I did with Ishigami. 

2. The Promised Neverland

I read the Manga back in the summer, so I was pretty excited for this adaption and I thought it did a great job at delivering on that front. The choices they had for the voice actors were all great and got the atmosphere perfectly done to a T. I know there some parts cut the inner monologues and some scenes, but those was still a really good adaption of one of the best Manga's in recent years. 

1. Domestic Girlfriend

I'm gonna be real with you, I can't tell if this dumpster fire was something I either unironically enjoyed or ironically enjoyed. Like you can make a compelling argument that this is either a trashy show with great moments or a great show with trashy moments.  So I am putting it at the bottom and top for my favorite show of Winter 2019.

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animegaming said:

Ranking the shows I watched this season.

6. Domestic Girlfriend

5. The Rising of the Shield Hero

4. The Quintessential Quintuplets

3. Kaguya-Sama Love is War

2. The Promised Neverland

1. Domestic Girlfriend

Not sure what to make of Domestic XD An amazing dumpster fire indeed.

I watched the rest of those other than Quintuplets, and I agree with those placements. I read the Neverland manga as well and man was this an amazing adaptation. The way they blended the boy's guitar into the OST was phenomenal.

I'll do my seasonal break-down sometime this week, though I think I'll do a different format than my usual gif dump. Just need to wait for Mob Psycho 100 -S2 to finish tomorrow, could potentially beat my current AOTS if it's strong enough.

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Rising of the Shield Hero is amazing - just started today.

Getting that vibe (of a great anime) that I got when I watched Goblin Slayer last year.


Here's a list of anime I've watched in the past 15 months that I really enjoyed.

Sword Art Online Season 1, Gun Gale Online, and Alicization
Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt Seasons 1 and 2
Goblin Slayer
The Rising of the Shield Hero
Kill La Kill
Little Witch Academia
Juuni Taisen Zodiac War
My Hero Academia Seasons 1, 2 and 3
Yu Yu Hakusho


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Well here's my plans for what I am going to watch in Spring

Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 2

Fruits Basket

We Never Learn

Kimestu no Yaiba

Fairy Gone

Plus I will continue watching both Rising of the Shield Hero and Jojo Part 5.

Bit random but was listening to old intro's of dragonball. The french one is so nostalgic for me but damn the Italian one is great. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sd5v9UCvyac Start around 40 seconds

No new Trigger anime last season or next one. Anime is officially "unsaved".

Next season has some promising stuff but nothing that would make me go crazy. I'm hoping on at least one of the comedies to be a hit.

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