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Originally Posted by jgray91 View Post

If anything I should be accused of being a sick, demented bastard. I think you'll get what I mean if you remember my choice fetishes in H. evil_smiley.gif
Also for best OP/ED of this season, i'm going to do a blog post about it LOL, and I'm not going to squander a bit of pageviews on a anime thread. I'll link it here, sure, but not do a direct post herre LOLOLOLOLOLOL.
My learning of the world showed me that EVERYONE has one of those. Most just dont talk about it.

I was only conservative with sharing mine as well

You can just link it :/

Your blog post is your opinion of course but our thread one is ours smily_headphones1.gif
post #42962 of 110774
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Originally Posted by jgray91 View Post

If anything I should be accused of being a sick, demented bastard. I think you'll get what I mean if you remember my choice fetishes in H. evil_smiley.gif
Also for best OP/ED of this season, i'm going to do a blog post about it LOL, and I'm not going to squander a bit of pageviews on a anime thread. I'll link it here, sure, but not do a direct post herre LOLOLOLOLOLOL.
My learning of the world showed me that EVERYONE has one of those. Most just dont talk about it.

I was only conservative with sharing mine as well

You can just link it :/

Your blog post is your opinion of course but our thread one is ours smily_headphones1.gif
post #42963 of 110774
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Originally Posted by mechgamer123 View Post

Lol! That's hilarious! Is that a common stereotype about Americans? That we always ride Harley Davidsons around everywhere with our handlebar mustaches wearing cowboy boots?
Then we go to... CANADA??? To get maple syrup???

According to the Germans it apparently is.
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I'm just saying, the thread became "Project H, Loungin', occasionally anime/manga, and never music" for like three months >_>

and because fire was kind enough to share his wondeful wares, I'll post some tunes too.

Project-H talk have been minimal over the last few weeks, thankfully.
Though I have to agree that there is not that much music going round in here. Perhaps because the intersection of our tastes is not that big.

Speaking of music,
I have been checking out some more Bill Evans stuff in my library, and I downloaded discographies of John Coltrane, Art Blakey and Charles Mingus today. (I already had Coltrane and Mingus, but I had bad downloads of those). My craving for Jazz has been fueled by listening to Yoko Kanno's OST of Sakamichi no Apollon over the past week or two.

Right now I'm listening to Blakey's Moanin', and I have to say that it's pretty darn good.
Edited by Tilpo - 12/6/12 at 8:20am
post #42965 of 110774
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But that's the thing, every season have them, but they seem to be cropping up more and more than what it seems like to me Back Then (TM). Sure, there might be good, strong overly-glazed art-styled anime that doesn't rely on ****ty 1 dimensional, for-lonely-otaku tropes, but it's really hard for me since almost everything is like that and I don't have the time to sift through them. Apparently Girls und Panzer is considered great, and two days ago I just found out that the director took a no-pantsu stance on it. Now my interest is suddenly piqued again since I've heard of good (if not great) tank battles, only that they used cute girls.
I just don't like that certain art-style that's basically everyone is doing. It's like that everyone saw how successful is KyoAni is doing with this particular brand of diabetes and everyone wants in on it, whether it be for suspiciously-14-y.o.-looking female-laden SoL anime, stupid Insert-kun harem with yet the same plot of girls-want-dick, or even freaking post-apocalyptic rural Japan that's ruled by an authoritarian psychic council. It's as if everyone suddenly lost imagination on how to draw anymore.
I'm trying to think of any anime that has a particular sheen or aura of "we put a lot of money into making the animation and art style this particularly" and I think that's what it is mostly. I don't like GC even during the first episode since I think it's too polished or something. I won't touch chu2koi for the same reason, if I don't have a problem with KyoAni. I dropped K from the first episode, mid episode since I think a stupid blue filter doesn't appeal to me. Yep, I'm a cover-judger it seems. And it seems it could be the downfall of me in this hobby.
And also what boils my blood is that SZS got the boot thanks to the lot of people that wants more moe crap. And earlier this year, SHAFT released a BD special episode, and it is freaking glorious to see it in HD. Which makes me more sad since a lot of people wants shallow moe crap. Sure this is a blanket statement (shallow moe crap), but I'm still not convinced, and if there's any, it's more the exception than the rule.
And yes, I will take a jab at it at every chance I can get lol. inb4 I declare Girls und Panzer best anime 2012, since like I said somewhere before, ImperialX said it's a must watch, and he kind of knows what I like. Also tilpo: should I watch it?

 

Jesus this is hard to read and understand for some reason. I skipped out on Girls und Panzer because it didn't seem very appealing. I haven't heard much to deter that I'm missing out on much. Now if you are too lazy to sift through all the anime then I guess that's too bad but that's why for years I have been trying to polish a method of evaluating shows and seeing what I will and will not watch and yet I still have a sub 20% drop ratio over the past 5 or 6 years. It's just the risk I take because sometimes shows are just surprisingly not what I thought they were or I take chances in case something is better than expected or has "potential". As far as trope ridden crap, yeah, there are the "Onii-chan Ai's" of the world and they pop up lots of the time(although I have lots of respect for that director, he knows how to take decent concepts to the next level...but there was no saving this one). But every year there are at least...I'll say five anime that excel above and beyond in their genre. Even things like K-On, while it's definitely a moe show, know how to bring across the joys of SoL(though Aria is still the king imo).

 

The whole push with recent moe things is just the latest in these occurrences. Every decade has something that gets really big and then pushes a genre to be animated more than others and then dilutes that genre's quality pool. Whether it's been ultra violent anime, giant robots, or whatever else, it comes and goes. We just happen to be in the middle of an era where moe driven anime, which is usually romcoms and slice of life, reign king. But once again, there continue to be new stuff that catch my eye and put me back in my seat and remind me while I love anime. Now that being said, I'm different from most, I tolerate all genres from at a basic understanding. Some less so than others, and I am particularly judgmental with plot driven anime. But this tolerance allows me to see anime from a different lens I suppose.

 

As far as animation is concerned....I'm not sure what your problem is honestly *shrug*. Every era has copy cat drawing styles or one that comes across as common. And among those eras are a decent amount of anime that will verge from it. There is also something to be said about the difference between animation and art direction. Shin Sekai Yori for instance is inconsistently animated(although it has glorious moments) but art wise? It is gorgeous. A lighter example would be Natsuiro Kiseki. That show has a very common looking art style but it's art is wonderful and I just love looking at the town.

 

Anyway, I just think you are going through a state where you feel like after you've been getting into a constant state of watching ongoing or new anime, you start to look back on when you were first watching and ingested all the great acclaimed anime of years past and now you look at anime's current state against what you initially got into. Or who knows, you could just be genuinely disappointed. I just know each year I look back and if I can grab at least 5-10 anime that I can say I truly enjoyed and will stay with me, then it was successful. In addition 5-10 or so more decent anime top out to be 10-20+ anime that I am glad I watched. That to me is a successful year.

 

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Originally Posted by Tilpo View Post


Good post.
I don't know about Girls und Panzer. I watched first episode and LOL'ed hard at gg's subs, but other that that I didn't particularly like it. Don't remember why.
Moe infested crap is usually only about 40% of the shows in the season. Another 40% is even worse: shounen action thrash. I usually have to make due with the remaining 20%.
I don't understand your problem with Chuunibyou. The art, characters, plot and jokes are all excellent, and the amount of fan-service is minimal.
I have to say that I'm very disappointed by this season. Although all the shows I'm following are what I consider excellent, there are way too many bad shows this season, and I turned out to only find a small handful of shows to be worth my time.

 

I am not disappointed with this season at all....lots of good shows, a few very good shows, one great show(another that needs time imo), and not too many bad shows...I mean looking on it, I just can't see how you can say there are a ton of terrible shows, I just don't see it.

 

 

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Originally Posted by ZenErik View Post

Yea. Chuunibyou is probably best of season.

 

Also pretty good are Btooom! and Tonari no Kaibutsukun. And I watched Little Busters! just because. Sasasegawa is the best.

 

I think it is the best of the season at this point as well. Btooom is a decent short shounen action but I think my top shounen is Zetsuen no Tempest so far. It's production is pretty awesome and Michiru on the OST is awesome as per usual. Tonari started strong for me but it's kinda diluted in quality with a more typical shoujo approach to it's drama that hasn't been very striking.

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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

You can just link it :/

Your blog post is your opinion of course but our thread one is ours smily_headphones1.gif

At least I'll do a teaser quote and leave the best OP/ED in the link so that people go to it lol. But now I think I have to at least wait after I watch at least two episodes of Girls und Panzer and chu2koi, just to give a fair shake of late additions.
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According to the Germans it apparently is.

Which subs group chu2koi?
post #42967 of 110774
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Originally Posted by Tilpo View Post


Project-H talk have been minimal over the last few weeks, thankfully.
Though I have to agree that there is not that much music going round in here. Perhaps because the intersection of our tastes is not that big.
Speaking of music,
I have been checking out some more Bill Evans stuff in my library, and I downloaded discographies of John Coltrane, Art Blakey and Charles Mingus today. (I already had Coltrane and Mingus, but I had bad downloads of those). My craving for Jazz has been fueled by listening to Yoko Kanno's OST of Sakamichi no Apollon over the past week or two.
Right now I'm listening to Blakey's Moanin', and I have to say that it's pretty darn good.

 

 

Nobody ever posts music so there is no way to know LOL.

 

edit: on top of you being album driven for some reason, which I have little to no desire to accommodate for >_<


Edited by B-Dawk20 - 12/6/12 at 8:33am
post #42968 of 110774
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Originally Posted by jgray91 View Post

At least I'll do a teaser quote and leave the best OP/ED in the link so that people go to it lol. But now I think I have to at least wait after I watch at least two episodes of Girls und Panzer and chu2koi, just to give a fair shake of late additions.
Which subs group chu2koi?

I always watch it using gg's subs, but URW also subs it.
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Originally Posted by B-Dawk20 View Post

Nobody ever posts music so there is no way to know LOL.

edit: on top of you being album driven for some reason, which I have little to no desire to accommodate for >_<</div>

It happens from time to time when you apparently aren't looking.

For example, I think I have a decent understanding of the Panda's tastes, as do I of Accoun, Manveru and Boris.
As far as I know Accoun and Manveru have a pretty good taste, but in my opinion the Panda and Boris don't. (not meant in an offensive way, it's just that I don't care for it). I also think I sort of know what you tastes are like.


The Panda is also mostly song oriented. The beasts.

Edited by Tilpo - 12/6/12 at 8:37am
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Muv-luv Alternative

not really a spoiler but.... (Click to show)

 

WTF... one second we were having an emotional talk...

the next, half her head was gone and getting eaten (without censoring too) .............

good thing I'm immune to anime gore, but seriously... that came out of nowhere!

 


Edited by b1o2r3i4s5 - 12/6/12 at 8:56am
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I'd use spoiler tags on it, Boris...
post #42971 of 110774
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Originally Posted by B-Dawk20 View Post


Jesus this is hard to read and understand for some reason. I skipped out on Girls und Panzer because it didn't seem very appealing. I haven't heard much to deter that I'm missing out on much. Now if you are too lazy to sift through all the anime then I guess that's too bad but that's why for years I have been trying to polish a method of evaluating shows and seeing what I will and will not watch and yet I still have a sub 20% drop ratio over the past 5 or 6 years. It's just the risk I take because sometimes shows are just surprisingly not what I thought they were or I take chances in case something is better than expected or has "potential". As far as trope ridden crap, yeah, there are the "Onii-chan Ai's" of the world and they pop up lots of the time(although I have lots of respect for that director, he knows how to take decent concepts to the next level...but there was no saving this one). But every year there are at least...I'll say five anime that excel above and beyond in their genre. Even things like K-On, while it's definitely a moe show, know how to bring across the joys of SoL(though Aria is still the king imo).

The whole push with recent moe things is just the latest in these occurrences. Every decade has something that gets really big and then pushes a genre to be animated more than others and then dilutes that genre's quality pool. Whether it's been ultra violent anime, giant robots, or whatever else, it comes and goes. We just happen to be in the middle of an era where moe driven anime, which is usually romcoms and slice of life, reign king. But once again, there continue to be new stuff that catch my eye and put me back in my seat and remind me while I love anime. Now that being said, I'm different from most, I tolerate all genres from at a basic understanding. Some less so than others, and I am particularly judgmental with plot driven anime. But this tolerance allows me to see anime from a different lens I suppose.

As far as animation is concerned....I'm not sure what your problem is honestly *shrug*. Every era has copy cat drawing styles or one that comes across as common. And among those eras are a decent amount of anime that will verge from it. There is also something to be said about the difference between animation and art direction. Shin Sekai Yori for instance is inconsistently animated(although it has glorious moments) but art wise? It is gorgeous. A lighter example would be Natsuiro Kiseki. That show has a very common looking art style but it's art is wonderful and I just love looking at the town.

Anyway, I just think you are going through a state where you feel like after you've been getting into a constant state of watching ongoing or new anime, you start to look back on when you were first watching and ingested all the great acclaimed anime of years past and now you look at anime's current state against what you initially got into. Or who knows, you could just be genuinely disappointed. I just know each year I look back and if I can grab at least 5-10 anime that I can say I truly enjoyed and will stay with me, then it was successful. In addition 5-10 or so more decent anime top out to be 10-20+ anime that I am glad I watched. That to me is a successful year.

I think it is the best of the season at this point as well. Btooom is a decent short shounen action but I think my top shounen is Zetsuen no Tempest so far. It's production is pretty awesome and Michiru on the OST is awesome as per usual. Tonari started strong for me but it's kinda diluted in quality with a more typical shoujo approach to it's drama that hasn't been very striking.

Well I'll be hard-pressed to pick 5 good shows from each season, but 3 is doable. But then I'm not this guy:



that can watch 20 series even going through med school in the heat of exams. Yes it's probably that I'm lazy and just have my attention and interest elsewhere right now, what with it being split between the ever-growing digital piles of games I got from bundles and sales, my urge to watch arguably funny live-streamers and VG tourneys.

Fair point on trends though, as I don't like this particular genre, so the latest trend is not to my liking.

Well, for one, overbudget animation usually means that the story isn't probably very good or well thought out. Sure for SoL and harem that isn't hard to sideline at all, one just have to imagine the next mundane normal stuff for a group of cute girls to do, or some sexual scenario for Insert-kun and 1-dimensional group of herpp derp girls in Harem Anime № 9042. From whatever limited experience I had with anime that I like, so far from what I can remember only Madoka seems to have the budget for great animation and good story (but then they have the earthquake to thank for for the delay for them to work on the last two episodes properly). Almost all the other anime that I love in my MAL list is not up to par to whatever SoL or harem shows get. I would also argue that the art style for the faces in Shinsekai Yori (SSY) is also not really fitting but then I have to acknowledge that it does changes a little bit to show how their once-innocent face (bloody big eyes and kind of innocent look to them) changes subtle enough, for me at least, to show how much mind-screw they had. Except in episode 10, where the only two human characters in that is just flat emotionless, despite the tears shed. And the bloody crotch and ass shots.

If we're going to talk about shonen, I think it would be amiss to not include JoJo's BA in the group, since it's way better than what I can see of BTOOOOM or Tempest carried. It is just pure shonen, with no pretense of depth (or not much at least) and a few unconventional un-shonen tropes (main characters can and will die easily). That or just it's just my glee of seeing one of the most awesome shonen manga animated as eccentric and intriguing as its source. Also not to be forgotten is Magi. I read the manga once but dropped it somewhere, and I think this is also one of the better shonen that I can recommend to anyone, especially to newbs.

*Sorry that my post is a bit hard to read. One of my problems is that I can't really put my thoughts coherent enough for people to get my points. Thus this usually results in quite a lot of lost arguments.
post #42972 of 110774
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Originally Posted by Accoun View Post

I'd use spoiler tags on it, Boris...

I wonder, is he the only one watching it. If not, who else is even watching that?
post #42973 of 110774
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Originally Posted by B-Dawk20 View Post

 

I think it is the best of the season at this point as well. Btooom is a decent short shounen action but I think my top shounen is Zetsuen no Tempest so far. It's production is pretty awesome and Michiru on the OST is awesome as per usual. Tonari started strong for me but it's kinda diluted in quality with a more typical shoujo approach to it's drama that hasn't been very striking.

Yea. The problem with Tonari no Kaibutsukun is that it isn't going ANYWHERE. It started off pretty good, but they've just been going in circles. The relationship isn't going anywhere. They need to either start dating or forget each other. That aspect has been pretty annoying.

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I'm contemplating really heavily right now whether or not to embed the Blood-C gif gore fest here... I'm not going to let any potential for someone to report me for posting mind-screw gif.
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I'm contemplating really heavily right now whether or not to embed the Blood-C gif gore fest here... I'm not going to let any potential for someone to report me for posting mind-screw gif.

Post of on Fbook then.
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