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4 hours ago, Dimitrios said:

To those who have watched it (Slayers), Is it worth the watch? :crazy:

I think it’s worth watching the first season of the tv series at least, you can make up your mind whether to watch beyond afterwards. I’ve watched the first 3 of the 5 seasons & my biggest complaint is the humor & filler episodes got pretty repetitive the longer it went on. The larger storylines could get fairly dark though. Part of my anime bucketlist is to rewatch the first 3 seasons (subtitled this time) & finish up seasons 4&5. 
The movie & OVAs are all (with the exception of the last one) prequels of the tv series & aren’t necessary to watch unless you really like the humor, since that’s the focus. There’s a bit of a running joke that Lina’s rival/traveling companion (Naga) is related to one of the characters from the tv series. I don’t believe it’s ever officially confirmed, but an arc in one of the final seasons makes it all but certain I’ve heard.

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Having spent the last couple of weeks watching 93 episodes of Cardcaptor Sakura I felt that it was time to watch something with rather less 'cute' in it, cute is good, but too much of it can be dangerous 🙂.

So I've started watching Charlotte. From the various reviews and comments I'd seen about this series I wasn't sure what to expect and a story about the activities of a Student Council of a special school whose sole purpose is to protect people with psi powers from being used as laboratory specimens by the scientific community is certainly unusual. 

I found the story to be a bit slow to start, but after the second episode it picked up the pace and got into the story.  The storyline has a good mix of humour and serious drama and it'll be interesting to see how it progresses.

 

(As an aside, I think this is the first series I've watched where a female character gets a serious nosebleed!)

 

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I've now finished watching Charlotte. As I said earlier when I started watching it I wasn't sure what I was going to get, and what I got was a much more serious story than I expected.  The solution to problem of protecting ability users was quite logical, but I do wonder if one person no matter how capable they were, could really have done it all single-handed.  But overall I enjoyed watching the series and really liked the way it ended.

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I've started watching My Stepmom's Daughter Is My Ex, it's a Slice of Life series with a slightly unusual storyline about a girl and a boy who lived with one parent each, and who were boyfriend and girlfriend until they broke up, and now find themselves step-siblings due to the fact that their parents getting married.
What I'm liking about this series so far is the relationships and interactions between the various characters. I much prefer the verbal sparing and the devious schemes they come up with to stories with  lots of action and battles.

 

           ... but perhaps that's because I'm getting older...
                                                                                        ... but then again, who knows...?  🙂

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I've finished watching My Stepmom's Daughter Is My Ex I quite enjoyed watching it and found the interactions and relationships between the main characters quite humorous. I was a bit disappointed with the ending, the story didn't really end, it just stopped.

I've seem various rumours of a second season, apparently there's enough materiel in the source for a second season, but when and if it gets produced is another question.   

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Trying to continue through my back log with the second season of Saiki K and Sailor Moon. The pacing of Saiki with subs can be hectic, but I'm still enjoying the gag-a-day style humor the show has to offer.

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I'm currently watching Itakiss and not really sure what to make of it, but it's quite good fun to watch. Curiously, while it was released in 2008 the artwork and character designs for the supporting characters make it look more like a series from the early 1990s.

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I've finished Itakiss. Overall it's a good series although I found the storyline a bit disjointed and repetitive in places. In its favour it's one of the very few series to follow the characters beyond high school and into the workplace which is something I'd like to see more series do.

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15 hours ago, Animedragon said:

I've finished Itakiss. Overall it's a good series although I found the storyline a bit disjointed and repetitive in places. In its favour it's one of the very few series to follow the characters beyond high school and into the workplace which is something I'd like to see more series do.

Yes, very few do that.  That's one of the reasons that I liked Clannad: After Story as well, and one of the reasons that I don't really care for the romance genre in general.  Anyone who's been in a relationship knows that what happens before the couple gets married is the easy part, yet most of the time the story ends just as things start to get good.  :)

I also like the kinds of stories that put together two unlikely and imperfect personalities, who then turn out to be very good for each other after all.  Again, C:AS and Itazura na Kissu fit the bill.

That said, Naoki is an asshole.  Only Kotoko would put up with his shit.  :D

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BEYBLADE BURST QuadStrike
s7 E4
Depths Below! Abyssal Tournament!" / Let’s Do It, Hell Tournament!!

& YU-GI-OH! SEVENS

Stop the Presses!
When Tracker sniffs out a way to become the richest duelist ever, Scoop steps in to stop him in his tracks.

9AM to 10 am on Disney x d

and I will watch Toonami Tonight on cartoon network
12:30a Dr. Stone: New World: First Contact*

1:00a Food Wars! The Fifth Plate: Food Wars* (finale)

1:30a One Piece: A Critical Situation! Punk Hazard Explodes!*

2:00a Naruto Shippuden: The Difference in Power*

2:30a My Hero Academia: Disaster Walker
 
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6 hours ago, efaardvark said:

I also like the kinds of stories that put together two unlikely and imperfect personalities, who then turn out to be very good for each other after all.  Again, C:AS and Itazura na Kissu fit the bill.

Same here. One of the reasons I watched Itaziss was because it was similar to Clannad & After Story.

6 hours ago, efaardvark said:

That said, Naoki is an asshole.  Only Kotoko would put up with his shit.  :D

Quite true. Any other girl would have walked away and told him why she was walking away. His behaviour on their honeymoon was bordering on grounds for divorce.

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I've now finished rewatching My Dress-Up Darling. I enjoyed watching this series more than a thought I would because Wakana Gojo and Marin Kitagawa are a wonderfully mismatched pair of characters, one might even go as far as to say they are perfectly mismatched, as their personalities complement each other and they work together so well. I'm pleasantly surprised at how little gratuitous fan-service there was, yes, we do see a lot of Marin, but not really much more than would be seen in a 'beach episode'. Personally I thought this was a good thing because I find that fan-service laden series can get boring very quickly.  

Overall I thought that the series had a good storyline which was well told and supported by excellent artwork and animation. I was pleased to see that a second series is in preparation, as far as I am aware no date has been announced but rumours suggest late 2023/early 2024.

 

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I'm currently rewatching the absolute gem of a series known as Yuru Camp. Everything about this series is so good, the artwork, animation, background music and storyline are excellent.  Then there's the wonderful cast, the quiet, softly spoken introverted solo camper Rin Shima  and the energetic extroverted Nadeshiko Kagamihara make a perfect team.  This series is just so enjoyable and such great fun to watch.

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Just finished the Takagi-san movie. A bit cutesier than the tv series usually is as the story largely centers on Nishikata & Takagi looking after a stray kitten. And then there’s the after credit scene

 

Poor Nishikata now has TWO of them to deal with 

😂 

Think I may have diabetes now :P 

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I've now finished watching both seasons of Yuru Camp, the Yuru Camp movie and the Room Camp shorts along with the bonus episode featuring Rin and a three wheeled bike.
This is such an excellent series and I hope the rumours of a third season being in production are true.
At times I wondered if the series was more about outdoor cooking than camping because the girls certainly like their food (especially Nadeshiko) and seemed to spend almost as much time planning their menu as they did planning their camping trip. But their main aim was to have as much fun spending time together as friends and doing what they loved doing.
Even Rin joined in on occasion, which proves that introverts aren't anti-social loners, they're willing to join in with a group but are just as happy with their own company and doing their own thing. The one thing they really don't like is other people forcing them to join in.

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i am currently listening to this anime - pulse 807

http://www.anime-pulse.com/?powerpress_ ... 33-podcast

& I have watched
June 24, 2023, Saturday

Disney XD
9:00 am Beyblade Burst QuadStrike
Howls of Terror! Kerbeus Returns!

9:30 am Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS Lose to Win

June 25, 2023, Sunday
12:30a Dr. Stone: New World: Eyes of Science*

1:00a Food Wars! The Fifth Plate: Final Exams

1:30a One Piece: Capture Caesar! General Cannon Blasts!*

2:00a Naruto Shippuden: Leaving the Village*

2:30a My Hero Academia: League of Villains vs. U.A. Student

on toonnami
 

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I'm rewatching Hyouka and finding it as enjoyable second time round as it was the first time. I really like the interactions of the two main characters, Hotaro Oreki is focused on what he calls 'saving energy', which most people would define as 'being lazy', however like a true lazy person he will always weigh up the effort required to do something against the effort of refusing to do something. Then there's Eru Chitanda, a bright energetic girl with an insatiable curiosity and desire to know answers to any mystery she encounters. When Chitanda utters the phrase "I'm curious" you can see the terror strike into Oreki's heart as he knows that her insistence, and her sweet smile, will obliterate any resistance he has and that the line of least effort is to go along with her scheme. 

As for the mysteries themselves, they're not all that mysterious but they are well presented and believable as the sort of mysteries that high school students would encounter. 

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Watched some more Oshi no Ko and the first 4 episodes of Heavenly Delusion. Heavenly Delusion is very good, excited to see where it goes. 

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