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This evening I finished watching Tsuki ga Kirei. Either someone got their wires crossed or I misread the series information, but I was expecting a 25 part series and so I  was totally caught out when it ended with episode 12, which was a rather dramatic and emotional ending to a story line that had been building for the previous couple of episodes. So for it to end on such an emotional climax was a shock and left me feeling rather empty and let down.

The still scenes under the closing credits went some of the way to give a closure to the story, but I had to go back and watch the end credits again to understand the ending.

Don't get me wrong, Tsuki ga Kirei is a beautiful story beautifully and thoughtfully presented and the dialogue, or rather the lack of it because sometimes you don't need words, along with some superb background music that really fits and compliments each scene.  Overall I enjoyed watching the series, but that ending really caught me out.

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This evening I started watching Super Cub which is a series about a high school girl who buys herself a, remarkably cheap, second hand Honda Super Cub moped and starts to discover the wider world around her home. From the first few episodes this looks like it's going to be another very laid back and fun series to watch.

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Watched some premiere episodes:

Skip & Loafer seems like it will be a SoL romcom. Mitsumi may not suffer from social anxiety, but that was a pretty awkward first day of highschool 😂

My Clueless First Friend despite it’s comedic side, seems like it will also focus on the emotional/psychological effects of bullying & the difference it can make when you find at least one person who has your back. The fact that it involves gradeschoolers & the one being ostracized is a girl also is a departure from the norm

 

Hell’s Paradise seems like it will be one of those edgy/violent battle royale series with supernatural/mystery elements. Still a decent start for that type of show.

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Super Cub is a simply beautiful slice of life series and is great fun and highly enjoyable to watch. The artwork and animation are excellent as is the soundtrack, but what really stands out in this series is the characters, especially Koguma, the main character, she is a second year high school student who has a very genuine personality that just shines. As an orphan living in rather reduced circumstances her life is totally transformed when she buys a second hand Honda Super Cub which leads to her forming a friendship with her classmate Reiko which leads to the pair of them having lots of adventures out riding their Cubs.

In some ways Koguma and Reiko are similar to Rin and Nadeshiko from Yuru Camp, indeed I think that if you liked Yuru Camp you're going to like Super Cub. Like Yuru Camp it is set in a small town on the edge of the countryside not too far away from Mount Fuji.

 

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Finished Eminence in Shadow season 1 & started the 2nd cour of Danmachi 4. Ancient Magus Bride season 2 got off to a solid start & of course Demon Slayer: Swordsmith Village Arc starts tomorrow.

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I've just finished watching The Angel Next Door Spoils Me Rotten. Now, with a title like that I wasn't quite sure what I would be getting, this is anime after all and the angel could have been a real angel or it could just be that 'angel' is a nick name, well fortunately in this case it was the latter.

As is to be expected from such a recent series the artwork and animation were good quality and while this counts for a lot, for me what counts most is a good storyline and interesting and believable characters. I'm not certain that a high school girl really would ofer to help clean a classmate's apartment and come round every evening to cook him a meal just because he looked after her when she was ill, but then again I have known people who have gone a few extra miles to help those who help them so I guess it is possible.

I quite liked the way they kept their relationship at the "good friends" level and that they tried hard to keep their friendship quiet at school to avoid the problematical repercussions each of them would face if it became common knowledge. I also liked the slow way their relationship developed and that while they clearly felt safe and confident in each other's company while at the same time not being quite certain of how they felt about each other.

The reactions and their expressions to the dialogue exchanges made me smile and chuckle several times, which is always a good thing. If there was one thing I felt that was slightly wrong with the series it was that the girl was almost always shown doing the domestic chores which I think could send a wrong message about relationships, but overall I enjoyed watching the series.

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10 hours ago, Ohayotaku said:

Finished Eminence in Shadow season 1 & started the 2nd cour of Danmachi 4. Ancient Magus Bride season 2 got off to a solid start & of course Demon Slayer: Swordsmith Village Arc starts tomorrow.

i saw you watched In another world with my smartphone. Season 2 started

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On 4/9/2023 at 8:40 AM, Bulleje76 said:

i saw you watched In another world with my smartphone. Season 2 started

I watched first season another world with my smartphone and nothing promising  in first season and not sure worth watch second season.

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43 minutes ago, animechat said:

I watched first season another world with my smartphone and nothing promising  in first season and not sure worth watch second season.

I'm not a great fan of isakai so I'm unlikely to watch the series, but the big question is what use would a smartphone be in another world? I mean, without the network to support it and a compatible power supply to recharge it it would soon just be a useless ornament.

 

Or am I just being to serious and logical? 😃

 

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So this evening I finished After School Dice Club. This is a curious little series, on the one hand it's Cute Girls Playing Board Games and on the other hand it's the story of how a very shy lonely girl finds a group of friends and discovers a whole new world of fun.  The two themes run nicely together and along with the decent artwork and animation the series is interesting and good fun to watch.

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10 hours ago, animechat said:

I watched first season another world with my smartphone and nothing promising  in first season and not sure worth watch second season.

That is why i didnt tag you ;)

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18 hours ago, animechat said:

I watched first season another world with my smartphone and nothing promising  in first season and not sure worth watch second season.

That got a second season??  I never even managed to finish the first season.  :)

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On 4/12/2023 at 10:33 AM, efaardvark said:

That got a second season??  I never even managed to finish the first season.  :)

World With My Smartphone Season 2 release date confirmed for April 2023.

On 4/11/2023 at 4:47 PM, Animedragon said:

I'm not a great fan of isakai so I'm unlikely to watch the series, but the big question is what use would a smartphone be in another world? I mean, without the network to support it and a compatible power supply to recharge it it would soon just be a useless ornament.

 

Or am I just being to serious and logical? 😃

 

There even don't need logic he died and where god give him universal smartphone and moved to magic world is powerful guy with big harem.

Show this is standard  scenery  of isakai and nothing new....

 

On 4/12/2023 at 2:35 AM, Bulleje76 said:

That is why i didnt tag you ;)

I don't like replay same scenario all isakai and recommended try Konsuba much better isakai joking around of all isakai animes.

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3 hours ago, animechat said:

There even don't need logic he died and where god give him universal smartphone and moved to magic world is powerful guy with big harem.

Show this is standard  scenery  of isakai and nothing new....

Ah, I see where I made my mistake, I tried to apply logic to an anime genre where logic doesn't apply. 😃 😃

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I really need to update more regularly 

Rewatrching Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam still (about half way though just after the Titan take the Moon and the AEUG are on the run)

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One of my all time favourites can't wait to see Axis Zeon entrance into the war, Haman Karn is best girl

Watched the Attack on Titan OVA No Regrets

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Not sure about this one to be honest it was very short so I didn't feel much for the characters, and Levi edge lord backstory was almost a little two edgy like maybe they could have toned it down a little. 

Started rewatching Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood (got though the first arch) 

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Really enjoying this series thou it has made me want to watch the original one just to see the difference probably do that after I rewatched FMAB thou

Rewacthed Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin (Well technically watched as I watched the TV show version this time not the OVA version)

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Really enjoyed this thou I do think the OVA was better, ever so much, still thou the TV show was a good adaptation of the Manga Arch, the whole backstory part from Volume V to Volume VII. Really enjoyed but would recommended the OVA or even Manga over this one ever so much. 

Wacthed Attack on Titan Season 2 

Pin on Shingeki No Kyojin

I really am confused by this series, maybe it me or how I watched it but I'm not getting into it at all. Maybe I went in with too high expectations with all the craze at the time when I started AOT Season 1 with Season 4's ending part II announcement, so I'm probably gonna break from watching season 3 for now get though some of my other backlog of anime and go from there. 

Just finished Ningen Fushin: Adventures Who Don't Believe In Humanity Will Save the World Fusion Adventures who don't believe in saving the world.

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I actually enjoyed this series, it dumb fun honestly and I think it was a lot better than I was originally thinking go into to this. 

Still stuck on Dragon Ball but with Ningen Fushin finished I can get back on that one and get though the rest of the Fortune Teller Baba Arch

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This evening I finished watching Tomo-chan is a Girl. An amusing series about a tomboy who suddenly realises that the boy she likes doesn't see her as a girl, which is not really surprising seeing how violent she can be. So she sets out to try and get him to see her as a girl, aided and sometimes hindered, by her to school friends. Overall it's a fun series to watch.

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I decided to try Demon Slayer and it hasn't impressed me so far. The story just doesn't engage me in any way. My friends tell me it gets good around episode 10, so I'm going to continue giving it a chance. If I still don't like the series very much I'll just drop it.

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Today I finished watching Sing "Yesterday" For Me which is quite a good little Slice of Life series. The story revolves around four main characters, two guys and two girls who have a slightly complicated relationship with each other, the two guys want the same girl, while both the girls want the same guy, it's a sort double love triangle which leads to some awkward moments for all of them. 

Ultimately the story is about one of the guys and one of the girls trying to decide between which relationship they think they want and the one they really want. The story is well told and I enjoyed watching it but I felt that the ending was a bit rushed.

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Dead Mount Death Play only 2 episodes in but so far a step ahead of the usual isekai as it’s a necromancer from a fantasy world who gets reincarnated into ours & tries to assimilate into the fringe  society of “fixers”. Seems like it will have some similarities to Chainsaw Man.

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On 4/13/2023 at 1:26 PM, Bulleje76 said:

I am having 1,5 days off from work. Starting 'Handyman Saitou in another world' 

Hahaha i am going to be the isekai king 😛

I love this isekai and sorry.. i am the isekai king 😎

On 4/13/2023 at 4:42 PM, MarathonGuy1337 said:

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glad somebody else enjoyed it too

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