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Looks like I dont win the ratings predictions, but Saiki Kusuo did me proud with that 8+ score.



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Welp, just got done with the final episode of Berserk 2016. Ranting ahead.

What a soulless clusterfuck this show was. I put up with it because it was Berserk and I really wanted the see Farnese and Serpico in an adaption. After the first half I couldn't even feel angry about it anymore, just really disappointed that Berserk was being treated like this. They utterly failed at building up the characters and the world they live in. No ambience. Everything was so rushed that you could never soak in what just happened and how it affects our main characters. Just constantly machine gunning dialogue before abruptly moving on to another scene. There was never any priority for those subtle, quiet moments where a lot of the character building lies. Almost every important scene fell completely flat, especially Griffith's rebirth. Lots of inappropriatly used music. And fuck them for putting Casca's rape in the OP. Ugh, so tasteless.

I'm pretty pissed about how they handled Guts. What drew me into Berserk in the first place was Guts' character. Before I started Berserk I thought Guts was just some pissed off edgelord but once I started reading the manga I was surprised by how much he subverted my expectations. His strength and willpower are ridiculous but he still has a very vulnerable side to him. He fights and survives through the most impossible shit but still needs people that he cares about to keep him together. This anime never even established his character properly, they only focused on trying to make him badass with epic music blaring everytime he shows up on screen to tell you how cool he is. Just felt immature and shallow. Ignoring the Black Swordsman arc and Lost Children chapter ruins his future character developement.

And then there's Farnese. I feel a little extra salty about how she was treated because she's pretty much my favorite character in the manga. She's very complex and subtle so of fucking course they couldn't do her a damn bit of justice. A lot of the Conviction Arc is supposed to focus on HER conviction. The anime skims and compresses her scenes to the point of becoming nonsense. Her zealotry, her fascination with Guts, and ultimate descision to run away from the church to follow him are virtually without context.

I can't really say anything about the visuals and pacing that no one else hasn't already. It's fucking ugly and the direction was horrendous. A handful of nice looking 2D still shots but most of the 2D animation was just as trash as the 3D. The stupid character models can't emote for shit. It's hard to tell what is happening a lot of the time.

The only good things to come out of this mess are the Susumu Hirasawa tracks, even though they were never utilized correctly, and decent enough voice actors for the main characters. They announced a season 2, and unfortunatly I'm still going to make myself watch it. I just hope someday a competent studio will create a cohesive adaptation from the beginning.



All right Yuki Rito won the last poll by a single point, now for this week's poll:

Who is the best antihero in anime?





 

Well its September 17th and the first show of Fall starts today. That brings an end to the voting game.

 

The highest rated anime at the time of typing this is

Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu - 8.75

 

Those that draw.

Vivster - Re:Zero - 8.65 

Uran - Re:Zero - 8.85

Both users predictions where off by 10 so we have a draw, no winner.

 

Those who came close.

LuckyTrouble - Shoukegi no Souma - 8.50  (8.54)

Farsala - Shoukegi no Souma - 8.88 (8.54)

Pokoko - D-Gray Man Hallow - 8.30 (8.11)

Arminillo - Saiki Kusuo no Psi Nan - 8.20 (8.03)

 

And the users who should be ashamed of themselves and never predict anything ever again are the Berserk voters.

 

Berserk - 6.71  (lets all point and laugh at it one final time)

 

Shadow8 - Berserk - 9.07

Super_Boom - Berserk - 9.08

Kapi - Berserk - 8.57

BasilZero - Berserk - 8.50



"Wheel me out to the curb for garbage day"

First show of Fall....  

Watch it and know this is the reason the voting ends today.....  marvel at its budget.



"Wheel me out to the curb for garbage day"

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Versus_Evil said:

Well its September 17th and the first show of Fall starts today. That brings an end to the voting game.

Those who came close.

LuckyTrouble - Shoukegi no Souma - 8.50  (8.54)

I'm gonna call it a personal victory that I got within .04 of the actual end season rating.



 

So what you're telling me is...that Viv and Uran truly are meant to be together?! Those predictions don't lie.
OTP!!!



 

Versus_Evil said:

Well its September 17th and the first show of Fall starts today. That brings an end to the voting game.

 

The highest rated anime at the time of typing this is

Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu - 8.75

 

Those that draw.

Vivster - Re:Zero - 8.65 

Uran - Re:Zero - 8.85

Both users predictions where off by 10 so we have a draw, no winner.

 

Duuuuuuuuuude. It's always "closest without going over".



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It seems like the definition of anti-hero is flexible, but if we use the standard definition, a hero with unheroic qualities, I'd say Kenpachi Zaraki from Bleach takes it for me. He was so blood-thirsty and battle-crazed, and yet his fights were always so fun to watch. My personal favorite was his fight against Kaname Tousen, which was the first thing to come to mind at this question. The way the antagonist was given heroic motivations, while the protagonist was given villanious motivations...very few anime fights stand out to me like that one did.

If we're extending the definition to villains or former villains that aid the hero in some way, my personal favorites would be Sesshomaru (Inuyasha), Sir Crocodile (One Piece), or Grimmjow (Bleach again).



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