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I just watched Ooku...and having read a goodly part of the manga, I'm a little mixed on how I feel.

I'm sure it boils down to time and funding, but some of CGI made serious parts a bit silly. Overall, I did enjoy the anime, but I do think some scenes were rushed, others kinda...linger too long. Hm...not sure if that makes sense.

Also been slowly re-watching Magic Knight Rayearth. It's delightful XD (It's free on YouTube. Huzzah!)

Uh...I really want to watch that Oshi No Ko. Not sure where to find it. (Sorry, I'm not in here as much as I'd like to be XD)

A grumbly rant that's not particularly relevant.

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I wish Crunchy Roll hadn't put most of their stuff behind a paywall. I used to (re)watch stuff like Gundum Wing and the like while dealing with their ads. I'm so out of the loop now, I feel a bit bummed. Netflix cuts corners, I think (no citations), and I miss the general feel of hand drawn anime. Not to crap on digital works. I enjoy them, too. There's just something...I don't know that I'd say "nostalgic," but there's a definite feel that is sometimes lost. I just miss it. 

Make way for the new, but also there's room for the old techniques.

 

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I tried watching My Love Story with Yamada-kun at Level999, I tried, but I just couldn't get into it. I don't think it's a bad series, but I think you really need to be a gamer, or at least have some understanding of the gamer world to follow the story.

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1 hour ago, Animedragon said:

I tried watching My Love Story with Yamada-kun at Level999, I tried, but I just couldn't get into it. I don't think it's a bad series, but I think you really need to be a gamer, or at least have some understanding of the gamer world to follow the story.

I just finished that.  I waited for it to get going but it never really did.  I thought the ending was boring.  Not exactly bad overall but not worth the time to watch, given the wishy-washy ending.  (Maybe they're planning to save it with another season?  But after this one I probably wouldn't watch it.)  For people interested in that sort of thing I thought Wotakoi was more fun.

BTW, I consider myself a gamer.  It didn't really help.  :)

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On 7/16/2023 at 9:34 PM, Bulleje76 said:

Watching The God of High School. Not my normal anime. Curious

Now at ep 2

Wanted to give a small review. 

I like the action, i like the pace, i really like the quality of drawing. I loved ep 1 till 6. But then they try to finish the story to fast with many sub layers. The last episodes went all over the place. Is it DBZ, is it naruto, is it a martial art? I am confused. 6.5/10 for me

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Hi all, long time no post, my old PC fan bit the dust and I never got the account set up on the new PC. Luckily got a replacement fan, as I need the Old PC back for files and stuff I still had locked away on the memory drive.

I don't really remember the last thing I'd been watching around the time the PC crashed, but this month watched Fate/Strange Fake when it released and then watched the Sinner of the System movies right in time for Psycho Pass Providence coming out start of next month in UK theaters. 

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OK finally
i am at the last arc   /  current arc of One Piece  the arc of wano 
after sitting and watching  all of big mom/Cake Island  

and a very short  

Levely

 island
Reverie

the arch   that brought all  The pals  of   The Straw Hats crew All meeting  each other for the first  time

while all the leaders and  good guys  formed 'The Revolutionary Army  Meeting
but who are those five  Old Dudes  All Sitting in one room they look dressed for the world Govt
this  wano arc will  be exciting

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Watched the first episode of "Insomniacs after school". Pretty good start for an adaptation of a great romance manga.

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4 hours ago, Kleiner said:

Watched the first episode of "Insomniacs after school". Pretty good start for an adaptation of a great romance manga.

That's good to know. I'm going to start watching that, once I finished Little Busters and taken out a Hidive sub.

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I started watching My Happy Marriage recently! I know it's sounds like a name for one of those bad mobile games, but so far it's really sweet and I adore the artstyle. It nearly had me crying before I'd even gotten halfway through episode one!

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8 hours ago, KaiyaSaysHaiya said:

I started watching My Happy Marriage recently! I know it's sounds like a name for one of those bad mobile games, but so far it's really sweet and I adore the artstyle. It nearly had me crying before I'd even gotten halfway through episode one!

I’ve heard some good things about it but thinking I ‘ll wait for it to finish it & binge it instead of trying to follow it weekly.

I needed a supernatural themed anime I could finish over the next week as part of a viewing challenge. Started Dusk Maiden of Amnesia, but didn’t really like it. So switched to Another & enjoying it more.

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On 7/25/2023 at 2:14 AM, Bulleje76 said:

Started watching Tokyo Ravens today. Hope it is any good

well that was not a success. not my cup of tea.

Let me get back to @Ohayotaku animelist to see what to watch tonight. Still on holiday ,..yeahhhhhhh :D

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I've now finished rewatching Little Busters and Little Busters Refrain. When I first watched this series I wasn't all that impressed with it, but I didn't totally dislike it so I gave it a second chance and now I quite like it and enjoy watching it.
But, and it's a big but, my initial problem with the series remains. From the time Rin receives the first note telling her that there is a "secret to this world" we are aware that all is not what it seems and there is something "off" about the events in the story. However, even though I know what the "secret of this world" is I'm always left with the feeling that what is "off" is not the storyline but the pacing and directing of the series which somehow just seems to miss the mark. Little Busters Refrain is, in my view, much better in this respect and if the whole series had been directed in the same way it would have been much better overall.

I believe that if Kyoto Animation had made the series it would have been a VN adaption to stand along side Kanon and Clannad/Clannad After Story, not that I'm saying that JC Staff made a bad job of it, but I think they just missed the mark.

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Was a bit disappointed in Another’s ending as things  really went of the rails in the last couple episodes. The biggest criticism though is it didn’t develop the characters enough to have the emotional impact that was needed.

The next requirement for the viewing challenge I’m participating in is for an anime series/movie from before 2013. I’ve opted to go with Steamboy (the full length subtitled version). https://myanimelist.net/anime/565/Steamboy

 

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Finished Steamboy & have mixed reactions to it. Visually & animation wise it’s a masterpiece. Really amazing that the movie is almost 20 years old, but also really sad that so much of the CGI in anime today is still awful.

The writing & characterizations however are largely a mess. It’s clearly a tribute to the steampunk genre. Likewise it wants to give a positive view of the potential & sense of wonder of scientific advancement while also being critical & satirical about society’s weaponization & commercialization of technology. Unfortunately it felt incoherent far too often. And while the ending montage clearly was supposed to offer a glimpse of the characters’ futures, I honestly didn’t understand most of it.

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