Originally Posted by bowei006
Steins GAte realism pic
What is the verdict, do you guys like or no like?
She looks very European/Western in this one though
I thought Kurisu is supposed to look slightly Western, since I assume that she's a mixed race. But either way that looks awesome.
Originally Posted by Tilpo
Nope, I care about tension, characters, plot, and art mainly.
Tension is really high here, which is good. Characters are good, but perhaps slightly on the boring side; definitely not shallow though.Art is top notch.
Seriously, it's the best I've seen in a long while.
Plot is complex, yet without any apparent large plotholes. Produces quite a bit of tension, and is so far not that predictable. I was able to predict a few things, but not as much as usual.
Considering that tilpo is like my smarter more capable doppelganger, I have to agree here. Especially the art. I still don't get what's the "cancer" in the art is. What I feel like is that too much of you guys that complains on getting eye cancer seems to be too used to uguu diabetes art :P But really the art direction is the best part. Note I say direction; much like how the art direction SHAFT usually does gives me boners.
Originally Posted by Tilpo
Finished watching Shinsekai Yori.
It was excellent. Then ending was good as well. Like any show it wasn't perfect, but I'd honestly put it in the highest tier of stuff I've watched.
It's a solid 10/10. It moved me, it amused me, and it kept me at the edge of my chair for the majority of the sitting.
The characters had no particular annoying traits, seemed realistic, and the major characters had deep personality traits. Like any good show (imo) the villains turn out to have a perfectly solid reasoning for their actions, and I was able to emphasize with them quite well.
The plot was set in a post-apocalyptic dystopia, which always needs some good justification of how the situation came into being. They did this well without hindering the plot, or seeming unrealistic (i.e. giving room for huge plot holes)
The art was top notch. They eyes were a bit too diabetic, but it didn't really bother me at all.
The plot was good. It had a clear and constant pace and covered a lot of ground; it was paced perfectly for a 25 episode anime, a lot of stuff happened but the pace wasn't so high that too much detail was lost or confusion was caused. The beginning may have been a bit slow on the other hand.
It had some interesting themes, and caused a good amount of tension. Unfortunately, some of the tension was horror-like (i.e. like the one you feel in horror movies), which to me always feels a bit forced; kinda annoys me when watching it, but it was only prevalent for 2-3 episodes.
The ending was good too. I wasn't really left with any burning questions, and there was no Deus Ex going on either.
But I kind of remembered something that seems like a plothole from earlier in the show, but I can't remember what. Maybe I should put this under "marathon rewatch" list.
Originally Posted by TekeRugburn
Just finished re-watching Toradora; always a good one
This too. My first not sucky, cave-my-brain-in harem that I actually can like. Oddly enough (maybe predictable) all other SoL romcom harem anime after that is just sht.
Originally Posted by jrkong
Shinsekai Yori was one of those anime I was glad I motored through. I just took everything at face value though since my ADHD didn't really let me ponder on the other details and metaphors before I got derailed. I really love how Shinsekai showed humanity's impact on the world as it really expresses how we're completely ignorant to how we directly impact the world as we live out our lives. As for the meerkat/human situation in it could be interpreted in so many ways I don't even want to get started with that discussion.
Even if you didn't stop and think of metaphors, the show does its job very well to provide tension and interest without it. That goes to show how good it is actually in storytelling.
GuP marathon going well last night, burned through 5 episodes until my eyes feel swollen in bed lolollolololololo.