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  1. With the year starting to wind down, what were some of your favorite series?

    For me:

    A Place Further than the Universe - a group of Japanese high school girls accompany an expedition to Antarctica. Managed to be funny, heartfelt & encouraging all at the same time.

    Yuru Camp - SoL series about girls camping in the fall & winter featuring some beautiful scenery from actual locations. Just sit back and smile from OP through ED

    Megalobox - entertaining underdog story with a vibe similar to Cowboy Bebop, Samuari Champloo and Michiko & Hatchin. Manages to tell it's whole story in a single season

    Golden Kamuy - treasure hunt adventure filled with violence, deception & a cast of "unique" individuals

    Planet With - a quirky sci fi adventure with some philosophical musings that tells it's story in a single season

    Asobi Asobase - the antithesis of the Cute-Girls-Doing-Cute-Things genre. Made me laugh harder and more often than I have in a long time, making me realize I'm not as mature or decent as I like to think

    Hinomaru Sumo - setting aside the "do you like gladiator movies" bias, an intense sports shonen series with genuinely likable characters

    Zombie Land Saga - definitely one of the more oddball idol and comedy series out there (think Excel Saga style humor) but still manages to get you emotionally invested in the characters


  2. Up till a couple years ago, my anime viewing was largely of older series because I didn't have an internet connection that could handle streaming and blind buying series on disc was too expensive. Currently it's not unusual for me to try to follow 10 - 12 series as they air, but as a result I have a rather sizable backlog of older series that I would still like to watch as well as some older titles that I've only watched the dub for and would like to check out the original version or rewatch just to see what I think of them now that I'm a bit more varied in what I've seen. Ideally I would like to strike a better balance between the new & the old.


  3. Growing up Hana Barbera was the dominant force in television cartoons  as well as stuff like Tom & Jerry, Loony Tunes, Popeye, Rocky & Bullwinke, Groovy Ghoulies, Underdog, Tennessee Tuxedo, Pink Panther, etc. Later there was stuff like Thundercats, Silver Hawks, G I Joe, Transformers. 

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  4. Granted I've watched more than 20 new anime series this year, but only about a dozen of them stand out as something special & a number of them were Funimation licenses. Then you look at some of the most anticipated series of the coming year (the new Fruits Basket series, One Punch Man season 2, Mob Psycho season 2, A Certain Scientific Railgun season 3) plus potential new seasons of My Hero Academia & Attack on Titan which are Funimation licenses. Add that to a couple hundred anime series that were already on Hulu when I was a subscriber a couple years ago, and there's potential there for them to become a real factor.  And then there's this comment from the article:

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    Starting in 2019, Hulu will get first pick on Funimation's new titles in the United States, so Hulu and Funimation will be the only U.S. streaming outlets for some of Funimation's simulcasts and simuldubs.

    I don't plan on cancelling my CR premium membership & signing back up with Hulu anytime soon, but I'm definitely interested to see which titles wind up on which sites in the coming year. Hopefully CR can at least pick up some of Sentai's new series.


  5. I haven't been watching a lot cartoon series lately as most of the ones I have some interest in (Steven Universe, Miraculous Ladybug) are  currently on hiatus. However, October thru December is the time when I get nostalgic for a lot of the animated holiday specials (Charlie Brown, Garfield, The Grinch, Rudolph). Also there are a number of animated movies that have a seasonal feel to them as well (The Nightmare Before Christmas, Paranorman, The 1977 version of The Hobbit ). And within the past month I checked out a couple Disney/Pixar sequels (Wreck-it Ralph 2, Incredibles 2).


  6. 1. I prefer dogs to cats and have had at least one at all times since I was 3

    2. I suffer from Meniere's Disease (ringing in ears, bouts of vertigo)

    3. I've worn glasses since I was 8

    4. I'm a fan of animation in general, not just anime (but can't draw at all)

    5.  My taste in books, movies, tv etc is in fantasy/escapism


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    Magic Knight Rayearth is one of my favorite series too (except for the OVA which I pretend doesn't exist). It even beats out Cardcaptor Sakura as my favorite CLAMP series.

    Hope you find lots to be interested in here.


  8. I have an affinity for songs from the late 70's through the 90's since those were the days of my youth, but I still hear new songs on the radio I like as well.

    Some of my favorite groups/artists: ELO, Journey, The Outfield, Phil Collins, Tom Petty, Pat Benatar, Walk the Moon, Imagine Dragons, Gorillaz, Bruno Mars

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  9. Decided to give As Miss Beelzebub Likes It another chance since Miss Vampire Who Lives in my Neighborhood & Anima Yell are alright, but not really meeting my weekly need for cuteness. It's actually more entertaining now that there are more characters and I'm getting to like Mullin & Beelzeboobs better now.

     

    13 hours ago, KeilynLocke said:

    Now that I'm current on Black Clover, I'm kinda lost as to what to watch next.

    If you have Netflix & haven't seen it yet, you might try 7 Deadly Sins as it has some similarities to Black Clover


  10. Just finished 7 Deadly Sins: Revival of the Commandments. My thoughts:

    Pros:
    provided some much needed background on the characters & their world
    the signature vices & virtues are incorporated in interesting ways into the characters' personalities, motives & abilities
    Escanor, Ban, Diane, Merlyn & King are some of my favorite characters from any series

    Cons:
    multiple instances where it felt like something was skipped over (no explanation for WHY certain things happened or what the significance was)
    repeated recoveries from fatal injuries resulted in most battles feeling anticlimactic
    attempts at humor fell flat more often than not
    Gowther, Melodias, Elizabeth & Hawk are some of my least favorite characters of any series

    Bottom Line: manages to be interesting & entertaining enough to distinguish itself among the multitude of other shonen series, but it's flaws are too numerous & frequent to fully ignore. I would watch another season, but it will most likely be years down the road, especially if Netflix continues to hold the streaming rights.


  11. https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/new...series/.140062

    Seeing as how it's my all time favorite anime series, I have mixed feelings. On the one hand, I think it's one of the few anime series where live action could actually work & having it be a series instead of a movie would mean less need for cutting & pasting to fit a 90 - 120 minute run time. On the other hand live action adaptions don't have a good track record with me & I hope they don't try to make it a Guardians of the Galaxy clone with jazz references instead of 70s/80s ones. Guess I'll just have to wait and see..

    Other people's thoughts?


  12. @tuna

    Thrillers with interesting characters: Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens, Baccano, Beautiful Bones, Heaven's Memo Pad, Paranoia Agent, Steins Gate (though 0 was a disappointment for me), C-Control, Eden of the East, Golden Kamuy. I've heard some good things about Psycho Pass, though I haven't watched it yet.

    Comedies with interesting characters: Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun, ReLife, Recovery of an MMO Junkie, Wagnaria, Servant x Service, Food Wars. If you don't mind characters that are kind of jerks also try Welcome to the NHK, Hinamatsuri, Haganai, Gamers & Konosuba

    You might also want to check out Planet With (sci fi with interesting (and weird) story and characters)


  13. 13 hours ago, Belgarion2311 said:

    Belgarion23 is my myanimelist, mainly looking for harem, romance, action, fantasy, adventure, and scifi type 

    Your MAL shows that you enjoyed Gurrenn Lagann & Akami ga Kill, so I'm going to recommend Kill la Kill, Code Geass, Mob Psycho 100, Overlord, & Princess Principal.  I'll also 2nd Seven Deadly Sins. Not as good but still might be worth checking out: Shakugan no Shana, Needless, Corpse Princess, Blood+

    I'm not really into the heartfelt emotional stuff you rated highest, but maybe try Violet Evergarden, ReLife & Recovery of an MMO Junkie

    7 hours ago, tuna said:

    I haven't watched anime in a month and none of my friends have recommended any new or interesting ones, so it'd be nice if you guys could help me out too. :))

     

     

    Would be helpful if you could provide some examples of stuff you've already seen & enjoyed.

    The current season hasn't been that great, but the ones I'm enjoying most are: Hinomaru Sumo (sports shonen), Zombie Land Saga (comical/satirical idol series) & That Time I got Reincarnated as a Slime (isekai, takes some time to really catch on).

    You can find some of my all time faves listed in my profile here.


  14. Modern day Japanese salaryman "dies" and wakes up in an RPG themed world in the body of the weakest of all characters (a slime). However, this slime has some rather unique abilities that quickly make him a force to be reckoned with in this fantasy world. Things start rather slow, largely focusing on the MC becoming acquainted to this new setting and trying to find a purpose in it and the humor is rather subdued. This was also the problem of the series initially, because it struggled to distinguish itself from other similar OP MC Isekai series (not as dark or intricate as Overlord, not as wacky as Konosuba, not as ecchi as How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord). But recent developments have made the story more  interesting as well as emotionally engaging. Currently I would rank it as my #3 of the dozen series I'm watching from this season. I recommend checking it out, but give it some time to grow on you.

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