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  1. Funimation & Crynchyroll have begun posting their rosters for the upcoming season (pages should update as new announcements are made) https://www.funimation.com/blog/2020/09/23/fall-2020-anime-dig-into-flavors-funimation-yashahime-fire-force-higurashi/ https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2020/09/24/crunchyroll-announces-fall-2020-anime-lineup?utm_source=editorial_cr&utm_medium=carousel&utm_campaign=q4-2020_en&referrer=editorial_cr_carousel_q4-2020_a
  2. The final season of Attack on Titan will apparently debut this year, but not until December https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2020-09-23/attack-on-titan-the-final-season-anime-premieres-on-december-7/.164375
  3. This most recent ep was one of the series’ best as we’re finally getting some insight into Joker who has been one of the most enigmatic characters since way back in episode 2 of the first season. I actually went back & rewatched episodes 2 & 3 (S1) and then the 2 most recent episodes trying to put the pieces together. While he has used the enemy-of-my-enemy tact in his attempts to recruit Shinra & Beni, I honestly don’t think he cares if his “allies” find the answers they’re looking for or even survive as long as they’re useful to him. Beni is really suspicious of his attempts to recruit him at first, but then Joker blows a cloud of smoke his direction & he becomes more open to it, causing Joker to smirk. Didn’t think much of it the first time through, but after learning his cigarette smoke can mess with people’s minds, can’t help but see it as something more. While it was suggested that Beni was immune, it seems more like he can use his powers to burn toxins from his system since he did succumb to the priest’s poison at first. And after purging it he started getting more suspicious of Joker again. Benimaru has his reasons for wanting to topple the current establishment, but by his own admission ultimately just wants the people he cares about to be safe & happy. But again Joker doesn’t really seem to care if his actions result in a better world, he primarily wants to expose & destroy the corrupt establishment & become powerful enough that no one will ever be able to hurt & abuse him again. Considering the way he’s been treated, he honestly had no choice but to adopt his lonewolf philosophy, but I’m still hesitant to apply the anti-hero label to him just yet. And it seems like a confrontation between him & Beni and/or vs Shinra round 2 seems inevitable. And then there’s this connection between him & Burns that will apparently be addressed next. The two of them can sense each other’s presence when they use their powers (Joker in the flashback from when he left The Shadows & Burns during the rookie competition back in episode 3). My theory is their missing eyes are a result of a fight between the two of them in the past. Looking forward to seeing how it affects my current perspective on the two.
  4. Watched the first episode of Japan Sinks 2020, but think it’s a bit too real for my current mood. Think I’ll save it till sometime in the future.
  5. Haven’t watched the season finale yet, but season 3 will apparently be the last & will begin sometime in 2021 https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2020-09-21/fruits-basket-anime-gets-final-season-in-2021/.164299
  6. Ah yes, birthdays. Life’s little way of saying



    Life’ll kill ya, but doesn’t mean we can’t put up one hell of a fight

    1. efaardvark


      2020 by itself might kill me!  Not dead yet tho.

  7. Ah yes, birthdays. Life’s little way of saying




  8. Season 2 episode 12, so episode 36 overall.
  9. Love the attitude of your new avy & goes well with your new username 😎

    1. wikkidgrace


      Hahaha... It was time to bring it in line. Thanks friend!

  10. @RuthisianCodex Happy Birthday fellow fan of animated emotional trauma
  11. Welcome to the forums, hope you enjoy it here
  12. New trailer showing a projected premiere date of April 2021
  13. So much packed into a single episode as we approach the season finale. Have to say Machi’s approach to housekeeping is disturbingly familiar That call from her mother was so cringey. Ostensibly to see how she’s doing when it’s clear she has no interest in anything she might say & spends the whole time criticizing her. Even though her school status is the opposite of Yuki’s (she’s ignored while he is the center of attention) she immediately recognizes the same loneliness inside him. And funny how her first step in coming out of her shell is to go full tsundere when Yuki notices she turned the leaf he gave her into a bookmark. I doubt his feelings towards her are romantic at this stage, but he does seem to recognize her as a kindred spirit & has become very interested in her wellbeing & wanting to learn more about her. It’s really sweet that Tohru is spending New Years holiday at Kyo & Shisho’s home and is a good opportunity for their relationship to progress. Unfortunately I still feel he’s hiding something from her about her mom. In retrospect it is possible that his emotional turmoil & apology at the end of that one episode last season was just an expression of shared grief since his mother died as well. But I still believe there is a more direct connection since the story has already established that Tohru, Kyo & Yuki were already connected by fate before she moved in with them. The Soma’s New Years party started out surprisingly upbeat (what I wouldn’t give to see that interpretive dance Momiji & Hatori apparently did But things quickly turn dark with Akito becoming violent when she realizes how much her hold over Yuki has eroded. I don’t even want to think how she would react if she found out about the dvd Tohru & Momiji gave her Boytoy #2 (Kureno). Which brings us to the inescapable confrontation between her & Tohru once she realizes just how much control she’s lost over the zodiac members as a result of Tohru’s “meddling”. Her instinctive response is to become violent & after what she did to Rin, yes I do believe she is capable of trying to kill someone. And I’m afraid she’ll make sure no one else is around to interfere when the time comes. I will say though that in addition to her god complex that flashback she had before lashing out at Yuki seemed to indicate she’s also got sone deep rooted abandonment issues. Though I hope they put all this on hold till next season or I might not survive the hiatus
  14. I’m either wrapping up or in the middle of everything I’m currently watching. Some interesting looking things coming soon though https://animeforums.net/topic/11957-fall-2020-anime/
  15. Love how Yuki’s budding relationship with Machi demonstrates how a broken person who is still healing can still help another broken person begin the process of healing. I have more to say, but will have to wait till later as this is all I have time for right now.
  16. “People always pass by me & I pass by them. Are they invisible or am I invisible? Am I the one unengaged with this world? Am I needed in this world?” - - Machi Kuragi (Fruits Basket 2019)
  17. Welcome to the forums, hope you enjoy it here Love the style of the 2 drawings you posted. Sadly, I can’t draw worth ****
  18. For something along the lines of Harry Potter I would recommend Little Witch Academia about a school for witches. It’s available on Netflix. In addition to the tv series (25 episodes) there are a couple OVAs which were kind of a trial run which gives you a general idea of the characters & concept separate from the main series. Similar to LOTR, maybe Record of the Lodoss War on Funimation’s site. Finally, for something supernatural that’s not shonen , maybe try Mushishi. It’s about a man traveljng around helping people with problems dealing with supernatural characters called Mushi. Each episode is more or less self contained & has a philosophical or moral slant to it.

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