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  1. Thanks for the follow 😁

    In regards to your faves, I’m also enjoying Mushoku Tensei, despite certain elements being cringey. And since you like Madoka, I recommend Wonder Egg Priority

    1. Bioengineered


      Thanks for following me back. 😆 And thanks for the anime recommendation! I was just looking for new anime so this is perfect! I'll definitely check it out!

  2. Watched episode 8 of season 2 last night. Looks like it’s no more Mr. Nice Slime On a related note, pretty sure that “fairy tale” was actually Millim’s origin story.
  3. I don’t think I’ll ever get used to the Universal Studios fanfare playing before Funimation’s new anime episodes 

    1. efaardvark


      That's nothing...


    2. Ohayotaku


      Somehow I was expecting “Bad” instead of “Beat It”.


  4. Ameri (Amelie) Azazel - 7ft tall demon & adorkable shoujo manga fangirl
  5. Welcome to the forums, hope you enjoy it here It’s always mire fun when you can share your interest with others. If character development is your thing, I highly recommend Fruits Basket (the 2019 adaption).
  6. Hard to believe we’re only about a month away from the roster of new series https://www.livechart.me/spring-2021/tv Ironically the ones I’m most hyped for are all continuations or reboots. Of course if you read my posts last year it should come as no surprise that the finale of the Fruits Basket adaption is at the top of my list. I was disappointed in season 4 of My Hero Academia but enjoyed Heroes Rising, so holding onto hope for season 5 (if nothing else the action sequences in the latest trailer looked kickass). I’m curious about the Shaman King reboot (saw a couple episodes of
  7. Afraid you’ll have to wait until next year for that one https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily-briefs/2021-02-28/rent-a-girlfriend-anime-season-2-to-air-in-2022/.170066
  8. So lately I keep seeing the terms otaku & weeb/weaboo used interchangeably. Maybe no longer the case but the distinction I learned was “otaku” when used to refer to a westerner is someone who’s a fan of japanese pop culture (anime/manga/video games etc). A “weeb/weaboo” was a westerner who’s convinced japanese culture/heritage is superior to their own and tries to imitate japanese mannerisms & philosophy, but usually wind up coming across as a false stereotype (wannabe/poser). So while I accept the label otaku, “weeb” makes me cringe. Of course from a purely japanese semantic, otaku can be used to refer to someone with an unhealthy obsession about anything, usually to the point where it has a negative effect on other aspects of their life.

    Anyway, not trying to call anyone out, just something of a pet peeve of mine.

    1. Wedgy


      The distinction has more than likely become faded over time as anime has grown into more of a mainstream interest rather than a niche hobby with an accompanying colloquial image. Add to that what I like to call "Gen Z irony culture" and you've got the once negative term of 'weeb/weaboo' now flipped on its head into a more approachable and perhaps even affectionate label almost indistinguishable from otaku to the uninitiated. The observable difference you see remaining is that one who considers themselves 'otaku' is more likely an experienced and serious/involved fan whereas calling oneself a 'weeb' is perhaps simply an indication they enjoy watching a couple of anime titles or games.

      I get you though. It feels a bit invalidating when labels get thrown around carelessly and lines get blurred. I see that in a lot of other areas I concern myself with outside of anime. Dang normies. :P

  9. Welcome to the forums, hope you enjoy it here Not really able to help you out with BL/yaoi as it’s not my thing (think the closest I’ve seen was Sarazanmai). Seems like most titles on your profile were romances, so maybe try Horimiya, Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunnygirl-senpai, & ReLife. For something similar to Assassination Classroom maybe Danganronpa or The Ones Within. As for my own tastes, I tend to prefer seinen over shonen & series with a supernatural/folklore angle to them.
  10. CR has already started listing some of their spring season titles https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2021/02/19-1/crunchyroll-announces-zombie-land-saga-revenge-joran-the-princess-of-snow-and-blood-and-more
  11. Welcome to the forums, hope you enjoy it here
  12. Geez, that’s not even that obscure. Guess people swoon over sparkly vampires or moody werewolves, but no love for guys with a longhorn’s skull for a head And I would’ve thought Cali would have one of the more active & diverse anime communities.
  13. I grew up in a rural community too & was introduced to anime via syndicated series like Star Blazers, Robotech, Voltron etc. I’ve moved since but still not a hotbed of anime culture. Went to a few screening of anime films that weren’t Ghibli before COVID. While never a situation where I was the only one in the theater, nowhere near capacity & very lowkey. Most anime merch is in Hot Topic or FYE, where I stick out like a sore thumb. It was a bit better back in the day with Suncoast & comic book shops (I was into the Xmen & Spiderman titles back then too). But pretty much releg
  14. “Ninja cats, huh? She must be high. Don’t take whatever drugs she offers, you’re already weird enough.” - Otherside Picnic
  15. Resumed watching Attack on Titan: The Final Season. You really have to pay close attention to the dialogue because there’s a lot of complexity to the story & it’s being told from a different perspective from previous seasons. My understanding is that there will be a pause once the current couer is over before the conclusion. Also checked out the first couple episodes of Basquash. It’s certainly ... unique. Combining street basketball with mechs with an over the top (and more than a little ecchi) style similar to Kill la Kill & Gurren Lagann. The CGI actually doesn’t feel out of pl
  16. The thaw begins

    1. LonelyPoet


      The snow stopped? :)

    2. Ohayotaku


      The snow stopped a couple days ago, but temps hadn’t gotten above the 20’s & single digits at night. Supposed to stay above freezing all week, even getting close to 50 a couple days. Good news: the snow will melt. Bad news: will probably cause some flooding.

    3. LonelyPoet


      Damn man that sucks stay safe out there. Hope you're power/ heat stays on.  

  17. Welcome to the forums, hope you enjoy it here
  18. Laidback (Yuru) Camp season 2- up to episode 7. Nadeshiko going on her first solo camping outing (they grow up so fast ) Rin & Sakura’s apprehension is understandable, but she demonstrates that she has been learning & paying attention to the advice she’s given. Reinforces a lot of my belief that much of her scatter-brained behavior is just being overly enthusiastic/energetic. It’s funny how despite the lack of an actual story, this season’s episodes feel like they build on last season’s. Most importantly, it continues to be a much needed weekly dose of positive energy
  19. Article contains a recap video & a few scenes from the upcoming final season https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2021/02/19/revisit-fruits-basket-season-2-before-the-final-season-hits-with-digest-trailer-featuring-new-footage
  20. I wasn’t sure about Jujutsu Kaisen at first, but now consider it worthy of the hype. Wonder Egg Priority seems to be under most people’s radar. It takes elements of the magical girl genre, but emphasizes some pretty dark psychological aspects like Madoka Magica did. It won’t be for everyone, but I feel like it’s at least attempting to say something about some pretty heavy topics instead of just going for shock value. It definitely stands out as different than the stereotypical shoujo/MG anime.
  21. Welcome to the forums, hope you enjoy it here For action, I recommend Jujutsu Kaisen. And if you wind up liking Madoka Magica, I recommend Wonder Egg Priority. A word of caution it deals with some pretty heavy topics, namely the kind of traumas that lead to people committing suicide and how the people they leave behind try to cope with the experience.
  22. Yesterday was Fat Buu’s Day image.jpeg.02ffbb715f8a583f85b45df99adc495f.jpeg

    Which makes today Ash Wednesday image.thumb.jpeg.be1f081e7b764970d7517fdb0e0a667f.jpeg

    (apologies for reusing this joke :P )

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