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Ohiotaku

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  1. Oh gawd, I hadn’t even made that connection
  2. The company I work for is considered essential & I haven’t had a social life in 20 years. It’s weird to hear people talk like it’s the apocalypse when for me it’s pretty much life as usual. Or maybe sad instead of weird.

    1. Illusion of Terra

      Illusion of Terra

      'social' and 'life' can be used like that?

  3. Welcome to the forums I’m generally not into romance dramas. Fruits Basket & Re:Life are exceptions that might work. The currently airing Sing Yestetday for Me might go that way also. I personally prefer romcoms like Recovery of an MMO Junkie or Science Fell in Love, So I Tried to Prove It.
  4. Coincidentally a 2nd season just got announced. A little ecchier than my usual viewing but ... https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2020-04-08/how-not-to-summon-a-demon-lord-anime-gets-2nd-season-in-2021/.158411
  5. It’s not all that unusual for a series to have an OVA/Special episode that’s much sillier and/or ecchier than usual. The first example that came to my mind is Higurashi (When They Cry). The series itself is psychological/horror based. But there’s an OVA episode where the male lead is wearing a cursed speedo & the whole episode is about the girls trying to pull them off.
  6. Welcome to the forums, hope you enjoy it here
  7. Temps got up to 76F today. So of course I had to mow for the first time this season.

    1. Anime loveer

      Anime loveer

      I hate mowing the grass , especially when its really really hot

    2. Ohiotaku

      Ohiotaku

      Problem for me isn’t so much heat, but allergies 🤧

    3. Anime loveer

      Anime loveer

      I hate bees, theyre everywhere outside

  8. Weird AND obscure? Pretty sure that honor(?) would go to Papuwa. Strikes me as a parody of Dragonball (before Z) with wardrobe inspired by The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
  9. Diary of Our Days at Breakwater - think I’ve found my cute gurl slice of life series for the season Of course being a city girl, Hina still isn’t comfortable with the slimy/smelly aspects of fishing And the ED is adorable
  10. If you eat the right (wrong?) type of mushrooms, sure. (should go without saying, but don’t actually try it. Seriously.)
  11. @cowboy Happy Birthday (sorry for the late response)
  12. God, I’ve missed this show A largely Yuki centric episode this week though Kyo & Shigure have their moments. Though it’s hard to find Shigure’s antics quite as light hearted after getting a glimpse of where his loyalties lie. Looks like Yuki will have his hands full with his new subordinates. Despite the. comical aspects of their personalities, seems like they also have some deep rooted psychological issues, but what else is new. Good to see Uo still has her “underlings”. Still can’t feel much empathy for Yuki’s #1 fan, though she grudgingly admits Tohru has had a positive influence on him. Oh, and the new OP/ED are top notch again too.
  13. @ODIO12 do you remember if the episodes were full length (23 minutes) or short format (12 minutes) ?
  14. So far Gal & Dino was the only series awful enough for me to one and done (from the same staff as Pop Team Epic, so no surprise there). But Listeners & Wave, Listen to Me are already on thin ice.
  15. If he was the type of hero who does things his own way but would rather stay out of the spotlight (like Eraserhead) he would still have been a horrible person but public accountability wouldn’t be as vital & perhaps he could make peace with his family privately. But because he wants recognition the increased attention makes it more likely his past will come out. So it’s less damaging (and not just to himself) to show some genuine remorse instead of having it leaked. So the question is how serious is he about being a changed man & a #1 hero that can earn people’s respect & make them feel safe. Does he just want the title or does he actually want to live up to it?
  16. Can Endeavor make a contribution to society by just beating up bad guys? Sure. What I’m calling him out on is his desire be a role model & a source of inspiration. As well as his claims to be a changed man going forward. Symbolically laying all your past sins on a monster and then beating the hell out of it doesn’t cut it. If he’s serious about it, he needs to take ownership of his past which isn’t that easy to erase. How can he make society feel safe when his own family largely views him with fear & resentnent? As to how do we know he viewed Todoroki as a tool for his own ends, the fact that he had no interest in being a parent to the children who did not inherit his quirk seems pretty damning. He had his wife commited to protect Todoroki? Seems kinda hypocritical considering his “training methods”. The scars they left may not be physically noticeable, but seem just as long lasting considering that Todoroki forgave his mother long ago, but still resented Endeavor. Why she married him in the first place & still hopes he will change? I admit to having no idea. I guess the root of it all for me is “Is physical strength for it’s own sake something to aspire to?” I realize it’s just my own opinion (can’t really offer anyone else’s), but strength can make someone a hero or a bully. Pretty clear which I consider Endeavor to be. I believe Endeavor CAN change, but I’m unconvinced he’s willing to make the sacrifices to do so. Why does it need to be public? Because his recent actions show that he craves the respect & admiration of society. That means being honest about who he was as well as his aspirations. No matter how hard he tries to cover it up, it will inevitably come to light sooner or later. And if he’s been dishonest about it, it will just make his fall from grace that much harder.
  17. Just one more observation on Endeavor. It seems like he didn’t abuse Todoroki’s siblings but pretty much ignored them since they did not inherit his quirk. His brother commented on how he was practically a stranger to him.
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    It’s almost here 😁 Though I’ll have to wait until I get off work tonight to watch.

  19. My favorites (so far): Ascendence of a Bookworm season 2 Main(Myne) is as adorable as ever, but she’s really going to have to hone her people skills to win over her retainers who at the moment are more likely to sabotage her efforts than support them. Also more world building which is one of the series stronger points. My Next Life as a Villainess, All Paths Lead to Doom fortunately Catarina’s spoiled bratty personality is quickly overwritten by that of the modern day otome game fangirl who must now change her fate to avoid bring killed or exiled. First episode was surprisingly successful at balancing funny & heartwarming. Honorable mentions: Arte - Already liking the 2 main characters and their chemistry. Though it’s going to have to be careful about relying too heavily on tropes or being too heavy handed with it’s empowerment message. Gleipnir - This one’s gonna be weird. If it doesn’t turn into outright horror, it will probably at the very least be disturbing.
  20. My problem with Endeavor and the way the last episode seemed to handle his “redemption”: Endeavor is obsessed with being stronger than Allmight. But he could not achieve this goal because if he uses his quirk at a high level for an extended period of time he “overheats” and is incapacitated (this is referenced in this week’s episode). His motivation for marrying Todoroki’s mom was to have an heir who would inherit both their quirks (fire and ice) which would eliminate that weakness. During his match against Deku in the sports festival (season 2 episode 10), Todoroki actually begins to freeze up because he refuses to use Endeavor’s quirk. He needs to use both in order to achieve his full potential. In the same episode we see a flashback showing how Endeavor was physically abusive to Todoroki & his mom (5 year old Todoroki doubled up on the floor retching while Endeavor stands over him with a clenched fist yelling at him for being weak. When his mom tried to shield him we hear a slap and her cry out while Todoroki looks on in horror. Over time the abuse would lead to her become so terrified of Endeavor that she has a nervous breakdown and throws scalding water at the side of Todoroki’s face that resembles Endeavor. In response Endeavor tells Todoroki “She injured you, so I put her in the hospital”. Apparently I misinterpreted that line because the official version is he was just referring to having her committed to a mental hospital. Even so the scene I mentioned earlier clearly indicated physical abuse and considering how traumatized she was it seems unlikely to be an isolated incident. Fast forward to this latest episode. 10 years later she is still institutionalized and too frightened of Endeavor to meet him face to face. At the opening Todoroki’s brother comments on how Endeavor has kept the public from finding out about how treated his family and even though his wife seems to be willing to hope, she still admits he may have ulterior motives for trying to reconcile. And that’s how I feel. All of this “soul searching”was set in motion because he wasn’t getting the respect/admiration he felt he should as the #1 hero. As far as I’m concerned, he still doesn’t care about other people, just what they think of him (his reputation). Undoubtedly he has saved lives, but he has ruined lives too (it was noted that Endeavor’s bullying might-makes-right approach to heroism was what drove Stain’s crusade against “false heroes”). So no matter how many cool fights he wins or speeches he gives that no one else hears to hold him accountable, until he publicly acknowledges & apologizes for the very real harm he has caused to society and worst of all his own family he cannot become a changed man.
  21. Idiot, cute girls are allowed to do anything. — Sing Yesterday For Me
  22. Yeah, that ending was kinda confusing. On the one hand parts of it seemed to hint at Nine who is the main villain of Heroes Rising who does have a connection to All for One. But I actually think it’s more likely that Deku experienced a shared memory from one of the previous holders of One for All. Possibly the original, who I believe they said was All for One’s brother who he experimented on. As for Endeavor, I definitely have some things to say. But I want to review something from an earlier episode & take some time to compose my thoughts. Even so, it’s probably going to be more than a little rant-y

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