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  1. Too many isekai titles: While there are a number that I enjoy, there are just too many and increasingly the way they try to differentiate themselves just feel like tacked on gimmicks. Even the ones that try to parody the genre feel generic sometimes. Too many OP MCs: Sorry, but when the MC can take out a major boss or an entire army without even trying, it gets old real fast. Rificulously long awkward sounding titles: not just talking about the english translation either. Increasingly some sort of abbreviation or nickname is almost a necessity. Movies replacing follow up seasons: this may not be a trend yet, but it feels like it could become one with examples like Demon Slayer, Made in Abyss, Konosuba and Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress. I’m not talking about stand alone stories like with older series, but where the main storyline is advanced. The shorter run time usually doesn’t allow for enough character and story development and side characters often get no attention at all. Movies allow for more impressive visuals, unfortunately it usually culminates in some CGI monstrosity for the final showdown (looking at you My Hero Academia & Konosuba). Welp, think I’ve vented enough of my curmudgeness.
  2. Sumomo: “WHAT’S WRONG WITH THAT?!” No worries, we need active new members/posters around here.
  3. Kind of an obvious guess, but could it be Blue Exorcist?
  4. Gonna rain all day, but fairly warm for this time of year (50s)
  5. Changing the username is possible after you gain points in the member shop. I believe 2500 points. It is 2,500 points (under the shop option). I went ahead and made a donation so you can take care of it (I rarely do anything with them anyway). Afraid I’m not much help on the profile picture since I struggle myself sometimes with the technical aspects. Don’t worry about the mis-steps, I’m constantly editing my posts THK is soooooo cool.
  6. Just started season 2 of Takagi-san and finished FGO: First Order in preparation for checking out Absolute Demonic Front Babylonia.
  7. Welcome to the forums, hope you enjoy it here
  8. https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily-briefs/2019-12-08/dr-stone-manga-has-important-announcement-on-december-16/.154093 Since there’s only 1 more episode & things look to end on a cliffhanger, pretty much guaranteed to be an official announcement of Season 2 (or a movie if they follow the example of Demon Slayer, Made in Abyss & Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress).
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    Selfie Thread

    He’s definitely more impish than admirable
  10. Most of the Gundam series seemed to have a fairly heavy military influence to me (though I’ve yet to actually finish any of them ). I agree with @The History Kid about Fullmetal Alchemist and there’s a series along the same lines called Pumpkin Scissors, though nowhere the same quality. More recently there was The Price of Smiles. I think you would probably like Attack on Titan, maybe Ghost in the Shell: SAC. Series like Kancolle & Azur Lane are more about fanservice than anything (reimagining military vessels as cute/sexy girls). Likewise GATE is an isekai with a supposed military slant, but is more harem than anything. Finally, there’s Fullmetal Panic.
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    Selfie Thread

    Yeah, my nephew now believes Krampus is real
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    Selfie Thread

    Christmas last year
  13. Up on Netflix this morning


    1. efaardvark


      I wonder if Nishikata will have any better luck this time?  :D

    2. Ohiotaku


      @efaardvark Through episode 4 he’s still his own worst enemy :P Though I can sympathize with his experience with coffee (figured out a long time ago it wasn’t for me).

  14. I wasn’t real impressed at first, but it’s grown on me quite a bit. It’s pretty slow moving & subdued, but getting into some more drama now.
  15. Not sure if any other members are watching it, but the first season of Ascendence of a Bookworm will have a 2 part finale on Christmas Day. And a second season is apparently planned for the Spring 2020 season https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-12-05/ascendance-of-a-bookworm-anime-2nd-part-premieres-next-spring/.154041
  16. So the new OVA episode (about the village having a sumo tournament) played out pretty much as expected. Funniest moment was probably Rimuru trying to explain the rules to everyone. As far as individual characters, I think Millim had the best moments (poor Gabiru ), though Treyni was a surprising bit of eye candy. Nothing special overall & actually think the previous OVA (about the lake monster) was more entertaining.
  17. I’ll reserve judgement till I’ve seen it, as the last OVA was essentially a beach episode and I found it enjoyable enough. But if you hate filler or are offended by fanservice, you probably won’t miss anything by skipping it.
  18. I rather enjoyed the recap episode this time and Overhaul seems like an interesting villain, but it does feel like things are dragging a bit to this point (the fact that there was already a week with no new episode doesn’t help). Seems like this coming week will be more action packed though. It’s scheduled to be a 2 cour season (25 episodes), so they can still cover a lot of material.
  19. Trailer for the upcoming new Magia series
  20. In no particular order Cowboy Bebop Star Blazers (Space Battleship Yamato) Cardcaptor Sakura Magic Knight Rayearth Azumanga Daioh Yuru Camp My Hero Academia Kimetsu no Yaiba Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood Fate Zero Honorable Mentions Scrapped Princess Death Note A Place Further than the Universe Puella Magi Madoka Magica (curently watching)
  21. Welcome to the forums, hope you enjoy it here As far as favorites, I like to explore lots of genres Shonen: My Hero Academia, Kimetsu no Yaiba, Ushio & Tora, Buso Renkin, Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, Mob Psycho 100 Seinen: Cowboy Bebop, Vinland Saga, Fate Zero, Golden Kamuy Slice of Life: Azumanga Daioh, Yuru Camp, My Roommate is a Cat, Flying Witch, K-on! Comedy: Welcome to Demon School Iruma-kun, Konosuba, School Rumble Magical Girl: Cardcaptor Sakura, Magic Knight Rayearth, Flip Flapoers Romcom: Recovery of an MMO Junkie, Monthly Girls Nozaki-kun Science Fiction: Star Blazers/Space Battleship Yamato, Steins Gate Supernatural: Mushishi, XXXholic Psychological/Mystery: Monster, Paranoia Agent, Beautiful Bones, Death Note Horror: Shiki, Hellsing Ultimate, Devil Lady
  22. Welcome to the forums, hope you enjoy it here Looking at your profile, I’m currently watching Madoka myself for the first time in preparation for the new series next month. I would also like to recommend checking out My Roommate is s Cat about an extremely introverted writer who takes in a stay cat after the death of his parents.
  23. Since you’re enjoying Claymore, you might also like Dororo. Ushio & Tora is another supernatural shonen series. Both are recent updates of older series.

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