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    Need help finding anime? Ask here!

    We're going to guess that it's this. If not, do you have any idea how old it is? https://myanimelist.net/anime/35712/Boku_no_Kanojo_ga_Majimesugiru_Sho-bitch_na_Ken?q=shobit
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    Need help finding anime? Ask here!

    A bit of Google searching brings up Kurokami.
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    anime recommendations?

    Yeah, information on what sorts of stuff you like is always useful. For now though we'll mention Baccano!, which is about a bunch of gangsters, thieves, monsters, immortals, and other stuff on a train in the 1930s shooting each other; Barakamon, which is a really warm comedy about a calligrapher who goes to live on a rural island; and Natsuyuki Rendezvous, which is a romance about a guy who can see the ghost of the (deceased) husband of the woman he's in love with.
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    Spring - Fall 2018 Anime Recommendations

    So the best anime that's come out in that period, we believe to be High Score Girl. It's a romance series about some kids growing up in the 90s (and when we say that, we mean that they actually grow up. It spans the entire 10 year time period) and playing arcade games like Street Fighter II, Slaughterhouse, Virtua Fighter, and Streets of Rage. And yes, they actually licensed the actual games, there is proper gameplay footage when they're playing, and they show off actual glitches and infinite combos and stuff. It's one of those anime where you really need to get to episode 3. The first two are definitely good, but 3 is where you really see what the series is all about. Other than High Score Girl, we'll recommend Hinamatsuri (a heartwarming comedy about a lazy psychic who everyone hates, and a bunch of other, far more endearing characters), Megalo Box (a fairly standard underdog story done really well in a cool setting), Hisone to Maso-tan (a girl joins the air force and they give her a pet dragon instead of a plane), and Bloom into You (one of the rare well done yuri romances). Of these, Bloom into you is still airing, and High Score Girl is getting a 3 episode finale in March 2019.
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    Whats Your Favourite ShoujoAi/Yuri Anime?

    Yeah, Strawberry Panic is good. Some other notable series are Asagao to Kase-san, a 1 hour OVA, Yuri Kuma Arashi, which we wouldn’t call good, but is definitely worth watching at least once, and Simoun, which is actually a pretty well done sci-fi/world building anime. Unfortunately the yuri in Simoun is such a sideshow that it may as well not even exist. This season’s Bloom Into You is really good so far, probably best of the season, although there aren’t many standouts this season to compete against it. It’s also playing the genre differently from normal by having the MC aware of the love interest’s advances, and just not care in the slightest. Yuri anime (and also yaoi to be honest) are generally pretty disappointing. The bar for quality is ridiculously low, because they are selling themselves as ‘A romance between two girls’, rather than ‘A romance. Oh, and both of them are girls’. The yuri is more important than the romance, which makes for a badly written plot and characters. Also unnecessary fanservice which does not improve the show.
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    KissAnime banning Adblock users

    Locking this thread. It wasn't when this thread was made, but now it's against the forum rules to discuss specific illegal sites.
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    CrunchyRoll/Funimation Partnership Ending

    So by the looks of it, this is basically Funimation wanting to chip in to the non-JAP, non-USA market. That's a good thing, because the libraries for legal streaming outside of those two countries are significantly smaller. If they can start releasing BDs in region 0, that would be even better, because a lot of subbed stuff is only available in region 1. A fairly significant chunk of that was the ridiculous pricing scheme and relatively poor library. While we don't know the details of their post split library yet, FUNi doesn't have as much of a price issue, and should still have a decent library. Even better if they do indeed start licensing globally.
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    Which anime or scene pulled on your heart strings?

    More people should watch Tokyo Magnitude 8.0. It was really damn good.
  9. So in Tokyo there's a fairly famous district called Akihabara, in which there are a ton of otaku related shops and stuff. It's cool at first, but gets old fast. You wouldn't want to live there. Also there's this weird air about the place that can only be described as 'testosterone driven'. Basically everything was sexualised in some manner or another, and there were buildings with adverts covering their entire walls for 18+ games. It's fun to visit, less fun to stick around.
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    Do you have a "sad game"?

    Neither of us is really the type to get like that, but when she’s tired, Imo will sometimes play Thomas Was Alone, which is a story driven puzzle/platformer indie game. It’s all about A.I. rectangles working together to try and escape the confines of the levels, but they put a ton of effort into giving them all personalities and development. Clair the big blue square has an inferiority complex because she’s fat, until she realises that she has the super power to swim through water and actually has some worth to the team. John the long yellow rectangle is really egotistical because he can jump the highest, until he meets Sarah the small purple rectangle who has a double jump, at which point John realises he’s absolutely nothing special. It even has a decently developed romance. It’s an excellent game that we definitely recommend.
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    Rate the Anime Soundtrack Above You!

    Great song with a fantastic baseline. They actually rerecorded for the album release, and it's even better. Still not as good as the ED though. - 9/10 Damn, we've already posted Nana Hitsuji... 3-gatsu no Lion - En Fermant les Yeux
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    Coolert anime/manga character that smokes

    That's from a movie called REDLINE. It's about an intergalactic racing league, where the competitors drive laps of entire planets in nuclear powered supercars armed with missiles. It's pretty damn good.
  13. Oh god, forgot about this one. Can we have some kind of singleplayer resurgence please? They just tend to be better games. Multiplayer games normally skimp on quality because playing with another player makes up for it. We do single person things as two people all the time though, so we don't care. ~Puts a random piece of cloth we found in a bottle that is conveniently filled with oil, lights it with a lighter that we conveniently found, and throws it at you~
  14. Yeah, crafting has become somewhat old. Unless it's actually an RPG like Skyrim, then it's just unnecessary. Also kind of ridiculous sometimes. There's a lot more that goes into crafting an arrow than just gluing some feathers onto the end of a stick. Something that we're not fond of actually is open worlds. Either they feel kind of empty, and just a necessary part of getting from point A to point B, or they're unnecessarily cluttered, with a cave of bandits every 20m. We find that they end up subtracting from the enjoyment of the game by either just making it boring, or breaking the sense of realism.
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    Good fight anime.

    We've not seen Tokyo Ghoul, but we can certainly give you some shows with cool fights. Houseki no Kuni is an anime about sentient, androgynous gemstones fighting moon people because they don't want to be turned into jewellery. It was done using CGI, but it looks really damn good, better than a lot of hand drawn anime. Here's an example fight. Baccano! is probably our favourite action anime, just because of the unlimited supply of cool that it has. It's set in the 1920s, and is about two mafia groups, a street gang, some thieves, a monster, and some immortals all trying to attack the same train at the same time. If you're one for sword fights, the absolute best fights you can get are in a movie called Sword of the Stranger, which is about a nameless samurai who is hired by a young boy. It looks unbelievably good. This was really realistic for fiction in general actually. Even live action stuff isn't that accurate. They used proper formations and barricading, and had appropriate armour, helmets, and arms. Even side arms. No one was using swords, and instead used polearms, before switching to a dagger and buckler in close quarters, or maybe a flanged mace. It was really well done.
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