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  1. Could try Madoka Magica - that a depressing, artistically pleasing, short anime only 12 episodes + a film. Made in Abyss is less dark but again good storyline and short at around 12 episodes + a film. New seasons coming out so could check that out as well. Parasyte is another anime, it a little longer at 24 episodes however it again a good compelling story, great animation and a nuanced take on Alien invasion similar to the Thing or Invasion of the Body Snatchers but grapples with some unique and interesting story beats and character development. Then there is Psycho Pass, I mention this anime from time to time, again unlike the first two it a little longer, at around 22 episodes however it got great animation and a really great cast of characters and is one of the Urobuchi classic from the early 2010s like Madoka - a great series and well worth a watch if you've not got round to it yet. Finally I'd be remised if I didn't recommend it, Fate Zero, again this one is a little longer one season is 12 episodes and the other is 13. It has a slow start, but by god is it worth sitting down and giving it a full watch. It well animated (ufotable), great characters and lots of action. It also got a Sequel in the form of Fate Unlimited Blade Works so if you like it you got more to look forward too.
  2. Hi, okay so I've never done cosplay and only been to one convention in my local area years ago. I been looking for good Cosplay Sites, as I been thinking about possibly going to a convention at some point, I found one site called Ubuy. Is that a safe site. I'll link the site below; https://www.ubuy.hu/en/
  3. Well I think the point of 'Welcome to the NHK' was to show how conspiratorial thinking, and viewing the world as out to get you is dangerous and leads to misery and depression. I mean only by leaving his apartment and getting on with his life dose Tatsuhiro end up getting a somewhat better one. I think, Blue Gender could have had a less rushed ending. Not saying the intended ending is bad (Humans must live with the Earth and all that mumbo) but it happens way to quickly. In like twenty seconds three episodes fly by.
  4. I think the show I've most re-watched is Fate/Zero, pretty sure I've seen that show four times at this point. And the crazy part is, I'll probably watch it in some deranged marathon of Fate. I just got to decided the order, I'll start with Zero... but I'll end on who knows which.
  5. Lunar Legend Tsukihime, defiantly dose show its age, the soundtrack is great and the voice acting pretty good (I watched dubbed). The opening is nice and atmospheric and the ending animation is also really good. So there defiantly a lot of positives. The down sides is some pretty wack animation sequences, like one bit where the characters are bobbing up and down, sure its an extreme long shot, but it doesn't get away with it. Also lots of bloom and filters, an issue many anime in the early 2000s suffered from. Still the story well told, like I've been following it knowing nothing about the Visual Novel. I might be a Nasu-Simp. But if you don't go back expecting Ufotable level animation (or studio deen level for that matter) you will at the very least like the soundtrack.
  6. Yeah, I might do a re-watch of Overlord and watch all four seasons at some point. I'll wait for season 4 to be out so I can binge the whole series. Assuming it ends at season 4.
  7. I've re-watched 48 or the 100 something shows I've watched. So a little under half the shows I've watched, I've revisited a least once. What shows have you guys watched again after completed? How long after an initial watch did you wait to re-watch a show and did you come away from re-watching a show with a different opinion than the first time you watched the show. For me I re-watch a lot of shows because I like to show @MarathonGuy1337 some of the shows I've seen and thought were good and worth a watch. That doesn't always pan out well when he goes away having a wildly different opinion on the show, such as his blinding hatred of PMMM and Ergo Proxy. And his initial distaste of Fate (he didn't get Apocrypha and Zero upon his first watch) up until he saw Rin in unlimited blade works and came around to Fate as a whole. And other times he goes the opposite way, Death Note a show I through was pretty good, around an eight. He ended up declaring it a masterpiece, ten out of ten, greatest of all time. Which you know was defiantly a win. And then there's the time we have the exact same opinion, such as with shows like Steins Gate and Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood. And Cypher, but we don't talk about that one much. One of the shows I distinctly remember revisiting very soon after completing it was Monster, which I think I started watching it a few days after I finished it. Currently I'm re-watching Fate/Apocrypha and Parasyte the Maxim. As for anime I'm planning on re-watching, that would be Hunter x Hunter. So what shows are you guys planning on re-watching or just started a re-watch off?
  8. As the resident active Fate guy. I approve.
  9. Nice, it the only MG series I've gotten into. You planning on watching Rebellion when you finish, plus the new movie set to come out next year of all goes well and no delays. I'm also currently doing a rewatch, showing a friend Parasyte the Maxim. The shows pretty badass, and beyond the 3D cgi crowd shots the animation is pretty much on point for most the show. We've already cracked through the first eight episodes, so it goes to show how binge worthy the show is. I'm also at episode nine of Lunar Legend Tsukihime, so three more episodes till the end. I don't really get the hate some have for the show, I thought it was pretty good. The fights aren't all that, but the music is nice and the story pretty solid.
  10. Could try Psycho Pass, Gurren Lagann, Hunter x Hunter, Kill la Kill, Monster, Paranoia Agent, Fate/Zero, Neon Genesis Evangelion. Those are shows I've seen that are pretty standout and impressive
  11. You and me both, but the character that probably had the most impact for me was... Astolfo Before I'd watched Apocrypha I had seen less than five anime in like five years. So I wasn't a huge Anime guy. However after I finished Apocrypha I'd watched ten times that in the span of a few months. Why I watched Apocrypha? Because I wanted to know who this character I'd seen all over the internet was. I didn't even know it was Astolfo from the legends of Charlemagne. I didn't even know Astolfo was a guy in the show... But what surprised me was this seemingly joke character was actually compelling, his ideals, his charisma. I actually rooted for Astolfo in the show. Also the scene were Astolfo encourages Sieg to live his life was pretty touching and a nice moment, Plus he taught me another valuable lesson... Sometimes it takes a real man to be best girl.
  12. Well there always the OG OP MC that is Goku from Dragon Ball. Then there is Gon and Killua that have some pretty awesome OP moments in HXH. Yusuke Urameshi from YYH is another OG OP MC as well. Shirou Emyia from Fate Stay Night is also pretty OP, but Fate series in generally have the OP characters be the servants so Artoria Pendragon, Archer, Iskandar, Gilgamesh, Karna and Jenna D'arch are all pretty OP characters and are in the 'main cast' of characters for the shows they are seen in. Finally there is Madoka Magica who's MC by the end of the anime by all metrics could annihilate any of the characters mentioned above,.
  13. I just watched Overlord IV first episode. That was pretty funny so I'll likely watch the rest of the series at some point.
  14. I'm not overly familiar with what anime on Netflix, I know that a few of the Fate Series are on there, however they took Unlimited Blade Works off I think recently. I also watched Black Lagoon season one and I know the Evangelion re-dub was not very good.
  15. That's were bottom right was from, yeah she was a pretty interesting character. I've not seen No Game No Life so how I came to the conclusion that Jibril was familiar to me, maybe I've seen her on YouTube or something.
  16. The only lady I know for sure is Revy from Black Lagoon, not sure why but bottom right and top right seem familiar but I can't quite place them.
  17. You won't be disappointed by Parasyte, the show is awesome and one of Madhouse's best series. IMO.
  18. You've watched some good stuff, respect+, if you liked Madoka Magica you might want to check out Gen Urobuchi's other works he released around that same time period Fate/Zero and Psycho Pass. Really worth a watch. Also I see you liked Cowboy Beebop so you might want to check out Shinichiro Watanabe's other series, Samurai Champaloo and Space Dandy have a very similar vibe. But very different music as each have there own musical flare. And finally End of Evangelion, the sequel move of the original series. It looks awesome and really completes the series so you might want to give that one a try when you get the chance as it can only add to your enjoyment of the series.
  19. I suppose there are many aspects, one think I really like is originality. Now nothing in media is ever really original, however if a work can feel fresh and innovative it really helps stick out more and thus grab my attention and is something I look for. For example Evangelion was an innovative Mecha series, same could be said for Madoka Magical which also brought a new spin on Magical Girls. Then I think another think that can help an Anime (or any other work of fiction) is it being more introspective and thought provoking. Shows like ones previously mentioned, but others including Wolfs Rain, Fate/Zero and Monster are all great examples. But even shows like Gurren Lagann which seems silly and goofy on the surface actual hold's some pretty profound ideas about 'growing up', 'believing on oneself' and 'moving on'. So those are defiantly some of the things that I find most of my favourite anime share or have in common. It not so much that they have the tightest of plot lines or have a solid cast of characters - those are defiently bonuses and really add to a work. But Eva cast isn't packed full of A-list characters (imo), and Ergo Proxy plot and consistency can become incomprehensibly meta and requires out of show study to understand what's going on in it. But Ergo, Eva, Madoka, Hunter x Hunter, Fate/Zero and Monster (which is practically perfect in my opinion) are always gonna stick with me as I watch more anime.
  20. I think I stumbled across it looking for an Anime Forum, I'd been into Anime for about a year or two at that point but beyond a few friends (one being an exclusive Pokemon fan) I didn't have many Friends into Anime so it was difficult to share my growing passion in Anime with people who don't care for it. And I don't want to be that annoying Anime guy we all here about online, so to the Forums it was.
  21. Naruto is one of those shows that seems really popular with those that got into Anime in there childhood, but for those of us that got into anime later, who've seen other similar (and better) shows it can be hard to appreciate the show. I mean it not even something I've considered watching, due to its length, its age and its target demographic. As for Toradora, an interesting show to drop cause it not overly long. Not sure at what point you just caved and gave up but I have watched it and I think your critique is on point because those first twelve of so episodes are really mostly just padding as the show doesn't want to come to the obvious conclusion its already set up.
  22. Weirdly enough that sounds very similar to me, only different is I got into Anime middle of 2020 or around that time. However I too like to watch the good works, I go through serious vetting to not waste my time, I stick to stuff I know I like or look up openings, check scores, look for opinions and also see what recommendation I get from the shows I've seen. It works nighty percent of the time, but the occasional Witch Hunter Robin or Golden Times slip through. FMA is a great show, if you're looking for another great Shonen try Hunter x Hunter that an awesome series if you've not got round to it. It slightly loner maybe running another sixty episodes or more however it much shorter than One Piece.
  23. I think now a days there's a meme or saying which goes 'there is no Tsukihime anime'. So I can imagine from that it not very popular. However I like to judge shows for myself, I mean Wolf's Rain, Blue Gender and even Fate Stay Night (the Studio Deen one) all have there detractors but I liked those shows.
  24. Gonna start watching Stardust Memory tonight at some point, and I've also been scoping out Luna Legend Tsukihime. I know that it based of the Visual Novel Tsukihime. But that all I know, however it is type moon so might be worth a watch.
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