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Originally Posted by Tom Yum Goong View Post
 

Have I really repeated the same recommendation one time too often so you people don't even notice it anymore?

I am currently finding torrents for your recommendation. Don't worry, I've very much noticed your recommendations ;)

post #107117 of 157372
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post
 

But yeah, I see Psycho Pass there all the time

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I am currently finding torrents for your recommendation. Don't worry, I've very much noticed your recommendations ;)

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post #107118 of 157372

Pilot's Love Song (PLS) non-spoiler thoughts (Impressions)

 

This show is a huge hit and miss for many, reading the thoughts on /r/anime and looking around shows this.

 

The show is doing double duty of being extremely dark-noir serious and going into the innate details at one point, and then being light hearted and skipping over the fine details at another. It does this back and forth for the better part of the running series, but it does it decently. You don't feel nauseous or anything by it, its just a bit of a change of pace for most.

 

The characters are the biggest hit and miss and their situations. For one, PLS executes this story quite well. The storyboard is crafted extremely well, and while there are LOTs of Cliche's in this show, they are done to maximum effect. This alienates some, but for me, it's pretty amazing to watch.

 

The biggest issue then being how PLS intergrates a wild formula of serious and deep-detail to shallow and light-hearted too often. We get so many questions right now that are still un-answered. This show has placed some pretty interesting themes on the table but doesn't utilize them properly. 

 

Who are the

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different nations and countries they are fighting against? Why don't we see them? We don't know anything about them? How does this play into PLS's theme of revolution, republican-democracy, crowd mentality, and an early view of the barbaric world in where it was normal to not know of powerful nations in the world?

 

are some of the biggest ones that PLS is having a hard time intergrating. PLS is attempting to please the 'common' anime watcher with its light hearted formula, whilst trying to be something bigger. This gives us a mix of weird characterization, set character-roles that some don't outgrow, and a near impossible execution of its themes. 

 

I am able to look past most of those issues , and am extremely invested in the series. The serious parts of the show are cringe-worthy due to how much they hurt and reflect our modern era. Very few shows delve this deeply into revolution, and the population effects on such a personal level. The filth and grime some of our characters went through also hurts my soul.

 

Overall. PLS is a series that has done quite well for itself despite its flaws to please a wide audience. It makes the viewer invested, and presents a hard-look at the fantasy genre. 

 

Panda Enjoyability Scale is through the roof. 8.8/10 (very high imperial scale)

Objecitvely on imperial scale, it is a 6/10 however. 

 

Imperial Scale:

A standardized scale differing from the normal one in where the average of all anime ratings is a 5/10. The mast majority of shows will fall in here and is a decent score to watch a show. 


Edited by bowei006 - 3/10/14 at 2:29pm
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post #107120 of 157372
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>1.8.5

Even more oldschool than my 2.2.1. ;-)

post #107121 of 157372
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Did someone recommend you the monogatari series?

 

I would seriously recommend downloading just the first episode of Bake and first of Nise or whatever and giving it a go. Bake is different from the rest and Nise more or less characterizes everything else.

 

Some love this series, I and a few others on this thread, dislike them. 

 

Please avoid posting pictures of the entire client, or using 'hot' words starting with 't'. 

 

We had a warning a while back. 

post #107122 of 157372
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post
 

Did someone recommend you the monogatari series?

 

I would seriously recommend downloading just the first episode of Bake and first of Nise or whatever and giving it a go. Bake is different from the rest and Nise more or less characterizes everything else.

 

Some love this series, I and a few others on this thread, dislike them. 

 

Please avoid posting pictures of the entire client, or using 'hot' words starting with 't'. 

 

We had a warning a while back. 

Guess who recommended it? :P
Yes, the whole Monogatari franchise is a big love it or hate it thing.
But Bucket person here enjoyed Lucky Star which is basically 90% dialog. Just like the Monogatari animes.
I'm mentioning that because I think that is the thing that people hate most about them. It's basically just dialogs packed in amazing SHAFT visuals with lots of fanservice-ish scenes and a bit gore here and there.

post #107123 of 157372
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Originally Posted by Tom Yum Goong View Post
 

Guess who recommended it? :P
Yes, the whole Monogatari franchise is a big love it or hate it thing.
But Bucket person here enjoyed Lucky Star which is basically 90% dialog. Just like the Monogatari animes.
I'm mentioning that because I think that is the thing that people hate most about them. It's basically just dialogs packed in amazing SHAFT visuals with lots of fanservice-ish scenes and a bit gore here and there.

Just letting him know, the file sizes he is downloading are HUGE AS ****.And will take awhile. 

 

I recommend he demo them as I did. Just watching out for animu-bro's out there. 

post #107124 of 157372
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>1.8.5

Even more oldschool than my 2.2.1. ;-)

It's the latest client I've found before they started adding bloat to it and slowing it down.

 

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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post
 

Did someone recommend you the monogatari series?

 

I would seriously recommend downloading just the first episode of Bake and first of Nise or whatever and giving it a go. Bake is different from the rest and Nise more or less characterizes everything else.

 

Some love this series, I and a few others on this thread, dislike them. 

 

Please avoid posting pictures of the entire client, or using 'hot' words starting with 't'. 

 

We had a warning a while back. 

Oops, my bad. I didn't know this and I do apologize. Anyways, Tom Yum Goong recommended the series to me and I thought 'why not, lets try it.' 

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Originally Posted by BucketInABucket View Post
 

It's the latest client I've found before they started adding bloat to it and slowing it down.

 

Oops, my bad. I didn't know this and I do apologize. Anyways, Tom Yum Goong recommended the series to me and I thought 'why not, lets try it.' 

It's a big file, just letting you know that you should try one ep of Bake and one of Nise first to know if it is your thing. 

 

If you loved Bake, you may hate Nise, and vice versa or anything in between. 

 

Bake is more of the theme based, artsy hipster, POV anime while the rest are dialogue and fan service based ones 

post #107126 of 157372
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Originally Posted by Tom Yum Goong View Post

Man, this is great!

 
Wow, no kidding! Where do you find all of these great artists?


Also I just realised that I have a STAX system now.

This for Sakura-Con 2015? Warning: Yaoi (Click to show)
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post #107127 of 157372
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Have I really repeated the same recommendation one time too often so you people don't even notice it anymore?


 



I read them every time TYG and nod my head in approval most of those times.

I was starting to get the same feeling with my micro-reviews. If no one acknowledges it, I feel like I'm just wasting space. If they need to be more micro let me know. I can just do a pic and a score if that's just as useful as me giving a short spoiler-free impression.

...on that topic...

@Panda: Interesting points on PLS and I agree with the feeling that the show doesn't seem to know if it wants to be dark or not. You can do both but it takes a delicate touch to balance them out,


@Panda²/Bucket: My Bakemonogatari rip is like 25GB, those look like the good anime-marathoning sized ones he's getting to me.
post #107128 of 157372
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post
 

If you loved Bake, you may hate Nise, and vice versa or anything in between. 

 

Bake is more of the theme based, artsy hipster, POV anime while the rest are dialogue and fan service based ones 

Nise is just a bit more shallow with more pointless fanservice. Overall not as good as the other ones. Features one of the most iconic fanservice scenes ever though :P

Objection!
Nisemonogatari is the only fanservice "focused" one.
Nekomonogatari is super great and Monogatari Series: Second Season is even better than Bakemonogatari.

I can't wait for the movie later this year!
 

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Wow, no kidding! Where do you find all of these great artists?

Oh this track is featured in GTA5 :D
I'm just browsing through YouTube and listening to this one Jazz radio show every Friday. I can't offer a better strategy :D

post #107129 of 157372
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

It's a big file, just letting you know that you should try one ep of Bake and one of Nise first to know if it is your thing. 

 

If you loved Bake, you may hate Nise, and vice versa or anything in between. 

 

Bake is more of the theme based, artsy hipster, POV anime while the rest are dialogue and fan service based ones 

Ok, I'll go with your recommendation then :o

 

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My Bakemonogatari rip is like 25GB, those look like the good anime-marathoning sized ones he's getting to me.

Nah, the ones I'm downloading are just 720p quality. 1080 is a bit too large for me!

post #107130 of 157372
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Originally Posted by Tom Yum Goong View Post
 

Have I really repeated the same recommendation one time too often so you people don't even notice it anymore?

 

I read them every time TYG and nod my head in approval most of those times.

I was starting to get the same feeling with my micro-reviews. If no one acknowledges it, I feel like I'm just wasting space. If they need to be more micro let me know. I can just do a pic and a score if that's just as useful as me giving a short spoiler-free impression.

Oh I'm enjoying your reviews! Really well written and the usually just don't leave any questions unanswered :P
I don't even know how you find all these rather unknown animes all the time.

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