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  1. I'm going to be perfectly real with you guys, I think I only watched one anime this year and that was Fruits Basket season 2. (and maybe the odd anime movie mixed in sometimes, but I'm not sure those count exactly.)

    It's just been too wild of a year for me. At least I can say the one I was able to watch faithfully was a gosh darn good one. I hope next year I will have a little more time for R&R. Maybe I can even catch up on some 2020 titles I've missed.

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  2. On 11/20/2020 at 9:04 PM, Beocat said:

    The Dragon Prince really is very well animated (reminds me of anime) and has a great story too. I actually enjoy The Dragon Prince far more than Avatar.

    The animation style took some getting used to on my part, but it certainly grew on me. That whole series is just delightful and the fact it's totally PG and still manages to be inclusive is super refreshing. 

    Going to have to agree, I like it far better than Avatar.

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  3. I have a small one but an observation I find a little irksome in writing.

    When referring to a body part, why is it always necessary to specify if it is left or right? It's never just "My arm is injured", it's always "My left arm is injured." Establishing whether it is left or right is prudent only once, past that it becomes repetitive and irritating. But you see this in anime all the time. 

    It's never just Allen Walker's eye, it's always Allen Walker's left eye.

    It's never just "I lost my arm and leg," it's always- every time is it mentioned- "I lost my right arm and my left leg."

    It's almost as if the left or right detail is incorporated as the identity of the body part. This to me is poor writing. It assumes the audience has forgotten this insignificant detail, heaven forbid, when it makes almost no difference whatsoever and one can easily answer this question by observing the visual representation. Either that, or, the writing team has no faith in the animation team to accurately represent such a simple detail that they feel the need to clarify in words.

  4. On 10/6/2020 at 8:56 PM, Ohayotaku said:

    My commenting earlier that this aspect seemed to be downplayed by the adaption & would probably affect how she was viewed. My current theory is taking into account the tirade she goes on before attacking Rin & her hysterical fear of abandonment is that her mother left her father for another man & he took his resentment out on her, raising her to believe women are deceitful & untrustworthy, basically hating & rejecting her own gender. She also seems to be in the unique position of being both spoiled AND neglected. Raised being told that she is special but still treated as a figurehead or tool by the clan’s elders. Supposedly honored, but not shown any genuine affection, given the zodiac members as “pets” to be treated as she sees fit. And essentially told that the only reason anyone would ever love her is out of obligation or being forced to.

    I like this theory, it's not super far off from the truth. But it looks like we'll have to wait for season 3 to have that discussion. :(

    I'm honestly surprised they cut it off where they did... but now I know the next season is going to come in with a strong YEE-HAW. Can't wait.

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  5. 11 hours ago, Leone said:

    I finally 100% the three modes. I got nothing for it and that's low key kinda dumb.

    Oh, hey I played the H*ck out of THPS2! That was so fun back in the day. Shame it doesn't unlock anything, that's how they used to do 'secret content' back then, but now it's probably just gotten moved into DLC.

    Still, props for the 100%! Bragging rights if nothing else.

  6. On 9/25/2020 at 1:31 AM, EnviousEnvy said:

    Would be cool if they did a spin-off series focusing on Haru.

    You might find this ANN article from 2018 to be of interest, then. :)


    Manga artist Natsuki Takaya announced on Twitter on Monday that her Fruits Basket Another manga will end with the next chapter. She acknowledged, however, that it is only "tentatively" the final chapter because she would still like to draw one-shots.


  7. On 9/25/2020 at 2:31 AM, Shiv said:

    no one cares what you do at 70

    Hoo boy that's a big yikes from me. 

    But anyway, I don't think this question is framed right. It's indirectly implying that finding underaged children attractive at the age of 70 is any more unacceptable than at say, 35. 

    Teen anime characters are often oversexualised and that's just one of the many characteristics of anime as a whole that set it apart from Western media. This is in part thanks to Japanese culture and age of consent, which, when put into context, makes it a little more bareable. At that point it falls on you and where your own boundaries lie.

    However, anime characters who are under the age of consent are where we should collectively draw a line. I can't agree with it not hurting anyone just because it isn't real- providing fodder and content which directly appeals to individuals who actively seek it out only serves to validate and embolden them.

    My opinion is that we shouldn't tolerate any form of media which paints children in a sexual or provacative situation, including anime. With all the unified "ree-ing" toward the Netflix film Cuties being a catalyst for recent conversation on the subject, I expect some takeaway should be "Let's not open Pandora's Box."

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