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vivster said:
https://myanimelist.net/anime/38481/Toaru_Kagaku_no_Railgun_3

PRAISE LORD JESUS! 2019 IS SAVED!

I didn't even get to finish Season 2 yet. I dropped it  because it got boring halfway through.

Index is also on Season 3 now and I didn't even start Season 1 😢



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3 weeks till my Fall Dubs start for Fairy Tail and Radiant. Also YuruCamp season 2 announced!!

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HandofPrometheus said:
vivster said:
https://myanimelist.net/anime/38481/Toaru_Kagaku_no_Railgun_3

PRAISE LORD JESUS! 2019 IS SAVED!

I didn't even get to finish Season 2 yet. I dropped it  because it got boring halfway through.

Index is also on Season 3 now and I didn't even start Season 1 😢

Index is trash anyway. I prefer Railgun and Railgun S was just awesome. Plot gets really going in the second half.



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Super_Boom said:

This sounds like the best type of anime.

Unfortunately I've reached my shounen saturation limit. Yeah apparently I have one. I might give it a look-see down the line.

On that note, decided against watching this Fairy Tail season, partly cuz of my joke reason above, partly cuz I've never actually watched most of the anime, despite enjoying the manga for the most part. Might binge the anime at some point, but with the manga getting a sequel, three spin-offs, and the author writing a new manga with characters that look identical to the FT cast...I feel like I'll probably manage just fine.

Anyways, I tried out the new SAO, despite me being kinda down on that IP. Seems like this arc in the LN gets a lot of praise...though I still find the MC bland as hell. That new blonde girl in the ED though..woo. I'll watch it for a while and see if I get bored. 

I think that mostly fills in my season...we'll see what airs this week and I'll know for sure.

So many battle shounen being so formulaic is a big problem for me.  It's ridiculous.  They're not even trying to hide that they're just changing things around a bit and laying on a new skin.  I once read that with new manga authors, about 50% of the finished product comes from the editors.  With battle shounen, it wouldn't surprise me if that ratio is even higher.  I know I've mentioned this before, but I once read a manga where the author talked about her main character design getting rejected over and over and how she kept making the boobs bigger until it was finally approved.  I imagine the same thing happens with shounen characters until they fit the mold.  "He needs to be dumber.  He needs to want to fight more.  He needs a more punchable face."

I watched a lot of the Fairy Tail anime and, among many other problems, the way it presented each "arc" as the BIG ONE got tiresome.  It's like, okay, this time is for real ... well, okay, actually it turns out this enemy is just a front for something even more sinister that might come into play later on!  Maybe I've been spoiled by the continuity of One Piece but a lack of cohesive storytelling will eventually make me just not care about watching a long running anime series.  One of the reasons I don't watch much western television is the design philosophy of "we don't really know where we're going but we're going to drag it out as long as we can."

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I was pleasantly surprised by Animal Yell.  The characters were good and it made me laugh several times.  

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I have no interest in more Railgun.  I can't stand the "I'm going to preach about how powers don't matter while I'm using my powers to win" main character.



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"Death Note" = Incredible Story and Dialogues. Especially for psychologists and who interested in philosophy.

"Dragon Ball Z, Naruto, One Piece, Bleach" = For Fighting-fans.

If you like sad topics / worlds = "Wolfs Rain"

"Haikyuu !!" = Wonderful sports anime, the characters are awesome. Anime "Free" is nice.

Hellsing = Action with crazy characters; D

Cowboy Bebop = Fantastic!

Anime-Movies: "Mononoke-hime, the Boy and the Beast, Your Name" (...)

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pokoko said:

So many battle shounen being so formulaic is a big problem for me.  It's ridiculous.  They're not even trying to hide that they're just changing things around a bit and laying on a new skin.  I once read that with new manga authors, about 50% of the finished product comes from the editors.  With battle shounen, it wouldn't surprise me if that ratio is even higher.  I know I've mentioned this before, but I once read a manga where the author talked about her main character design getting rejected over and over and how she kept making the boobs bigger until it was finally approved.  I imagine the same thing happens with shounen characters until they fit the mold.  "He needs to be dumber.  He needs to want to fight more.  He needs a more punchable face."

Probably a bit of stereotyping here, but I think the problem is that Japanese business culture tends to be a lot more risk averse and conservative than Western culture. Once something catches on, they basically cling to it for all its worth. I suppose publishers know what sells, so they'll push for popular character personalities and body types, even if it conflicts with what the author wants sometimes. 

It's a bit of a sad reality I guess, that manga/anime are a business as well as an artform. It always sucks when I realize a manga I like was cancelled or phased out because the numbers weren't talking. Makes you realize whatever universe you were attached to was really only created at the whim of someone trying to make a profit at the end of the day. I suppose this goes beyond manga/anime though...I'm sure a lot of us have had a game we liked that will never get a sequel for the same reason.

pokoko said: 

I watched a lot of the Fairy Tail anime and, among many other problems, the way it presented each "arc" as the BIG ONE got tiresome.  It's like, okay, this time is for real ... well, okay, actually it turns out this enemy is just a front for something even more sinister that might come into play later on!  Maybe I've been spoiled by the continuity of One Piece but a lack of cohesive storytelling will eventually make me just not care about watching a long running anime series.  One of the reasons I don't watch much western television is the design philosophy of "we don't really know where we're going but we're going to drag it out as long as we can."

You know it's funny, since Kodansha (publisher for Fairy Tail's magazine and rival to Jump's Shueisha) treats Fairy Tail as its own answer to One Piece, when the two manga are basically night and day different outside of certain genre staples. When Hiro wrote his first manga, Rave Master, he admitted that he only planned his story out like one arc ahead at a time, and with Fairy Tail being so much more freeform in comparison, I'm sure it became even worse. Compared to One Piece, where it's clear Oda's had an end goal ever since the first chapter, and plot elements are introduced several hundred chapters before they're relevant to the story, it is easy to get spoiled. The only thing I'd really give Hiro over Oda is that I prefer the former's character designs...mostly because I don't like that exaggerated hourglass body type every female in One Piece has.

I do like Hiro's work ethic though, even now he's finding time to write and draw his new manga, storyboard and write the Fairy Tail sequel, and still post plenty of artwork for fans on Twitter. Even Oda can barely push out 3 chapters a month, and the My Hero author admits it takes him 10 days to write a single chapter (*does mental math*). There's something to be said for how he hasn't gotten burnt out yet, I guess maybe he's found his niche that lets him do whatever he wants without going crazy.

He also has a real knack for character interactions and humor. I've always held that he would be a much better at comedy/SoL instead of writing action shounen all the time.



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Finally done a mini-marathon of the rest of Overlord III and then went on to watch the first episode of each series I listed beforehand.

 

Overlord III : Black CGI Goat/10. I don't have much to say really. Although, having some ingenious world domination plans is fun ... I kinda thing this whole "let's continue to ride on Lord Ains perfect dick bone" should have come at an end faster than we're seeing right now. In a strange twist of fate I understand why they put so much emphasis on side characters 'cauze it would just be Ainz showing his big dick to everyone else and how strong he is and how yadda yadda yadda. 

He better find a challenge soon ... 

SSSS. Gridman : Huh ... I actually didn't understand much but the characters had life to them (except the MC for obvious reason) and feel like it might end up into Trigger's underrated series porfolio. I hope the action can get even more crazy than it was at the end of the 1st episode.

Jojo Golden Wind : An actual good and beyond faithful adaptation of the first few chapters of the manga. Even the artstyle was way more closer than I thought they would go for O_O

Goblin Slayer : .... yah. It definitely had shocking value to it. Rape, gore, lots of dead people ... and goblins. Now here's hoping we might see more than that. And also plz, could they stop changing GS into a CGI doll and then going back with hand-drawn animation at each cut (That was annoying ...).

Sword Art Online Season 3 :

Wooh boy ! That's the one I wanted to watch since 3 years already ! Now, if I go from straight anime-only perspective this was dang impressive. The artstyle and the animation quality wise is definitely at it's peak now, so I'll hope they continue with consistency. Now the story gets you actually right into the heart of the story pretty fast. They actually did cut small talk-scenes from the light novel to help the pacing ... even though I do think some of them were important, especially since that part was following Eugeo's POV the whole time. So it seems we might loose a bit of what I thought was great in this arc : character's depth. Mind you, the adaptation still did a fantastic job, nothing important was ommited so pacing is on point.

Talking about OP's this season ... SAO Alicization hands down :P I mean that hand sake between Kirito and Eugeo :3 YES !



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I wanted to start watching the new SAO but then MAL said that it's a sequel to Ordinal Scale and now I have to watch that one first. Damn stupid movies.



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vivster said:
I wanted to start watching the new SAO but then MAL said that it's a sequel to Ordinal Scale and now I have to watch that one first. Damn stupid movies.

Hmm ... not really actually. Although, in the anime timeline they're trying to set appart from the Light Novel, it kinda is important. But it's not a must if you don't want to.



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Mar1217 said:
vivster said:
I wanted to start watching the new SAO but then MAL said that it's a sequel to Ordinal Scale and now I have to watch that one first. Damn stupid movies.

Hmm ... not really actually. Although, in the anime timeline they're trying to set appart from the Light Novel, it kinda is important. But it's not a must if you don't want to.

But MAL hath spoketh.



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