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Devillady. I f*ing love this retro anime. I mean gosh.

 

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Rocket Girls.  If Kerbal Space Program were an anime, this might be the result.  Except the girls are a lot more kawaii than Jeb, Val, and Bob.  :D 

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Rocket Girls (Winter 2007)

  1. PG-13
  2. 12 episodes
  3. 23 minutes
  4. TV

Details

  1. Rating
    6.9/2K
  2. Source
    Light novel
  3. First Episode
    Feb 22, 2007
  4. Last Episode
    May 18, 2007
  5. Status
    Finished Airing
  6. Broadcast
    Fridays at 00:00
  7. Studio
      • Mook DLE
  8. Genres

Cast

  1. Yukari Morita
  2. Akane Miura
  3. Matsuri

Crew

    • Director
    • Sound Director
    • Script

When Yukari Morita decided to look for her missing father who disappeared in the South Seas, she had no idea how far her journey would take her. Just traveling to the Solomon Islands is a long way for a high school girl to go on her own, but then Yukari runs into an astronaut from the Solomon Space Association, which has been trying to build a rocket powerful enough launch a man into space.

Upon meeting the petite Yukari, however, SSA director Nasuda realizes that she's small enough to go up in a less powerful rocket the SSA has already built! So he offers her a deal: if Yukari agrees to become their astronaut, the SSA will help find her missing father! Will Yukari have the right stuff to blast off in the wildest space quest ever? written by myanimelist.net
  1. 3789
  2. #4902 popularity
  3. 6K members
  4. 8 favorites
Updated
  • All Names
  • Original ロケットガール

 

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My view of things a month into the new season:

Thoroughly enjoy every week:
My Roommate is a Cat


Enjoyable but variable week to week:
That Time I got Reincarnated as a Slime
Mob Psycho 100


Series that have started to grow on me, despite having some issues with them:
Kaguya-sama: Love is War
Magical Girl Spec Ops Asuka
The Price of Smiles
Girly Airforce
The Quintessential Quintuplets
Meiji Tokyo Renka
Boogiepop & Others


In decline or not living up to expectations;
Hinomaru Sumo
Gegege no Kitaro
Rising of the Shield Hero
The Promised Neverland


Put on hold (if not dropped outright)
Wattaten (An Angel Flew Down to Me)
Endro
Grimms Notes

Oh, almost forgot: new weekly episodes of Space Battleship Yamato 2202 have resumed on Funimation 😁😁😁

 

 

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I just recently finished Danmachi, and loved it. I am going to be starting DanMachi_Gaiden_-_Sword_Oratoria very soon.

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On 2/2/2019 at 12:54 AM, ArchieKun said:

Danmachi

That was ok.  My inner tween liked it.  :)  Certain episodes were good, but overall probably not one I'll watch again.  

I actually liked the second season better, which doesn't happen that often.

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1 hour ago, efaardvark said:

That was ok.  My inner tween liked it.  :)  Certain episodes were good, but overall probably not one I'll watch again.  

I actually liked the second season better, which doesn't happen that often.

Well thats good to hear guess I have something to look forward to then. If its better then I am pumped for it.

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Finished: Re: Zero, Whispers of the Heart (Re-Watch)

No clue as to what I'm starting now, just letting it go where it may. 

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On 2/6/2019 at 3:52 AM, ArchieKun said:

I just recently finished Danmachi, and loved it. I am going to be starting DanMachi_Gaiden_-_Sword_Oratoria very soon.

There is a cute little quiz over on Crunchyroll that let's you find out who your Valentine from the series is if you want to give it a try

https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2019/02/07/quiz-who-will-be-your-danmachi-valentine?utm_source=editorial_cr&utm_medium=carousel&utm_campaign=news&referrer=editorial_cr_carousel_news

I got Eina .

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An elf meganeko ,,, yeah I can live with that 😍

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Genshiken (Fall 2004)

  1. PG-13
  2. 12 episodes
  3. 25 minutes
  4. TV

Details

  1. Rating
    7.7/56K
  2. Source
    Manga
  3. First Episode
    Oct 10, 2004
  4. Last Episode
    Dec 26, 2004
  5. Status
    Finished Airing
  6. Studio
      • Palm Studio
  7. Genres

Cast

  1. Harunobu Madarame
  2. Saki Kasukabe
  3. Kanako Oono

Crew

    • Director
    • Sound Director
    • Episode Director
    • Storyboard
    • Screenplay
    • Series Composition

Kanji Sasahara is an introverted college freshman just looking for a place to fit in. One day, he happens to stumble upon the club known as the Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture—otherwise known as Genshiken—that serves to bring the full spectrum of otaku culture together. His first visit to the club, however, does not end well as Sasahara's pride is crushed by his senior, Harunobu Madarame, and he leaves the meeting in full denial of his otaku nature. However, after befriending club member Makoto Kousaka, who turns out to be a hardcore otaku despite his looks, Sasahara becomes more involved with club activities which include obsessing over their favorite anime, reading doujinshi, and attending conventions. There, he meets other interesting people like Kousaka's vehemently non-otaku girlfriend Saki Kasukabe, who strives to turn her boyfriend into a "normal guy."

While Saki struggles to understand otaku culture and her boyfriend's love for it, Sasahara finds himself enjoying his time at Genshiken, gradually shedding any denial he once had about being an otaku and immersing himself in an otaku lifestyle. written by myanimelist.net
  1. 1084
  2. #749 popularity
  3. 129K members
  4. 1K favorites
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  • All Names
  • English Genshiken
  • Original げんしけん
  • Other Names The Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture

After going through three of the five parts of Lupin III, I'm watching Genshiken - after watching the first episode years ago but never continuing it (no idea why though) finally picked it up again and I enjoy it o far.

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Himouto.   Cute slice-of-life.  For the first 3 episodes or so anyway.  After that... nothing really happens.  No character or plot development to speak of.  Could easily have stopped at 3 or 4 episodes and nobody would really be missing anything.  Or maybe one of those short-form, 10 miniute/episode animes.

Himouto! Umaru-chan (Summer 2015)

  1. PG-13
  2. 12 episodes
  3. 24 minutes
  4. TV

Details

  1. Rating
    7.3/169K
  2. Source
    Manga
  3. First Episode
    Jul 9, 2015
  4. Last Episode
    Sep 24, 2015
  5. Status
    Finished Airing
  6. Broadcast
    Thursdays at 02:14
  7. Studio
      • Doga Kobo
  8. Genres

Cast

  1. Umaru Doma
  2. Taihei Doma
  3. Nana Ebina

Crew

    • Director
    • Sound Director
    • Script
    • Series Composition

People are not always who they appear to be, as is the case with Umaru Doma, the perfect high school girl—that is, until she gets home! Once the front door closes, the real fun begins. When she dons her hamster hoodie, she transforms from a refined, over-achieving student into a lazy, junk food-eating otaku, leaving all the housework to her responsible older brother Taihei. Whether she's hanging out with her friends Nana Ebina and Kirie Motoba, or competing with her self-proclaimed "rival" Sylphinford Tachibana, Umaru knows how to kick back and have some fun!

Himouto! Umaru-chan is a cute story that follows the daily adventures of Umaru and Taihei, as they take care of—and put up with—each other the best they can, as well as the unbreakable bonds between friends and siblings. written by myanimelist.net
  1. 2229
  2. #249 popularity
  3. 313K members
  4. 3K favorites
Updated
  • All Names
  • English Himouto! Umaru-chan
  • Original 干物妹!うまるちゃん
  • Other Names My Two-Faced Little Sister

 

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Finally done with Genshiken/Genshike 2 and now, onwards! to Genshiken Nidaime! Genshiken really surprised me - all the characters were different, everyone had their place and time to shine, the interactions felt natural and the comedy was good. Not a 'Bursting out loud every three minuts' kind of comedy like Konosuba or Grand Blue but still entertaining. Overall, Genshiken was an immensely entertaining anime - maybe the most entertaining I've seen this short year so far.

Let's see about Nidaime - after the OVA and the first ep, the characters seem interesting enough and the comdey is still there. And I finally get most of the Anime references! (Granted, so far it's only been Monogatari and, surprisingly, Aku no Hana - funnily enough, Nidaime was released the same year as the Aku no Hana anime adaptation) I wonder if the will continue their fictional franchise Kujiun....

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On 2/10/2019 at 12:56 AM, efaardvark said:

Himouto.   Cute slice-of-life.  For the first 3 episodes or so anyway.  After that... nothing really happens.  No character or plot development to speak of.  Could easily have stopped at 3 or 4 episodes and nobody would really be missing anything.  Or maybe one of those short-form, 10 miniute/episode animes.

They actually made a second season. My motivation for sticking around was pretty much Ebina

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31 minutes ago, Ohiotaku said:

They actually made a second season. My motivation for sticking around was pretty much Ebina

I actually kept waiting for them to do something with Ebina.  Umaru just kept being a brat, and her brother just kept letting her get away with it.  Ebina's was the only character that seemed to have potential.  Unfortunately that was never developed either.  If there's a second season maybe I'll try that.  It wasn't a bad anime.  It just didn't seem to want to go anywhere.

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6 minutes ago, efaardvark said:

I actually kept waiting for them to do something with Ebina.  Umaru just kept being a brat, and her brother just kept letting her get away with it.  Ebina's was the only character that seemed to have potential.  Unfortunately that was never developed either.  If there's a second season maybe I'll try that.  It wasn't a bad anime.  It just didn't seem to want to go anywhere.

Apparently Ebina was popular enough to get her own spin-off manga, though it only lasted two volumes. Don't know anything about it personally. https://myanimelist.net/manga/95652/Akita_Imokko_Ebina-chan

 

From what I recall, the second season focused more on Umara's  developing friendship with the other girls & she spent less time in hamster mode. But at the end of the day not what I would call a great deal of character development. So entertaining but not really special.

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On 2/6/2019 at 3:52 AM, ArchieKun said:

I just recently finished Danmachi, and loved it. I am going to be starting DanMachi_Gaiden_-_Sword_Oratoria very soon.

Season 2 coming this summer

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily-briefs/2019-02-15/is-it-wrong-to-try-to-pick-up-girls-in-a-dungeon-anime-2nd-season-premieres-this-summer/.143517

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Halfway through the season update

FAVORITES (3 max):
My Roommate is a Cat
Kaguaya-sama: Love is War
The Rising of the Shield Hero


GOOD:
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
Mob Psycho 100
Space Battleship Yamato 2202
Magical Girl Spec Ops Asuka
Gegege no Kitaro
Hinomaru Sumo


OK:
The Quintessential Quintuplets
Endro
Meiji Tokyo Renka
Girly Airforce
Domestic Girlfriend
Boogiepop & Others (currently on hold)


DISAPPOINTING:
The Promised Neverland
The Price of Smiles
The Magnificent Kotobuki


DROPPED:
Wattaten (An Angel Flew Down to Me)
Grimms Notes
Pastel Memories
How Clumsy you are Ms. Ueno

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