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25 minutes ago, Tensei said:

That’s a good list 👍🏽 I’ve heard a lot of positive things about claymore but have yet to watch it due to the sunmary didn’t really sound enticing to me is it worth watching?

I loved it, based on the Manga, which was even better (but much longer). The series was made well too, but they altered the ending. If you are into gore and demon type lore and action- you'll love it too. Definitely give it a chance.

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On 5/4/2019 at 11:23 PM, Kit Kat K said:

Soo true! I'm a picky eater, but I'd eat everything if food looked like it does in anime. I mean just look

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Ahhhh yeah just ... wow, so delicious 

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Crunchyroll had been adding a lot of older titles to their catalog the past couple weeks. One of their recent acquisitions was Kimagure Orange Road. I remember it being one of the “classic” titles people were talking about when I first got into anime on vhs. Also, Cosmo Warrior Zero appears to be another entry in the Leiji-verse. Added both to my bucketlist.

I also remember watching Elemental Gelade (it was ok, but not anything special)

https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2019/05/16-1/kimagure-orange-road-and-more-join-crunchyrolls-anime-catalog

https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2019/05/15/crunchyroll-adds-eat-man-98-and-more-to-anime-catalog

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I may track down Kimagure.  I saw some of it (quite) a while back, but not all.  It was kind of long and what I saw of it wasn't really worth writing home about, but it was good enough that I'd be interested in going back to fill in the gaps and complete it.  For closure if nothing else.

I also see stuff like Inukami, which was pretty stupid, but fun nevertheless.  :) 

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They also added Legend of Black Heaven which I kind of enjoyed up till the conclusion anyway. Basically the MC was a somewhat successful rockstar in his youth, but is now a middle-aged salaryman in a thankless job and has a wife and young kid who don’t really seem to respect him anymore. One day he’s approached by an attractive and younger co-worker who claims to be an alien and that his music is the key to saving their civilization. Obviously a lot of humor and satire, but some feels as well. The biggest shortcoming I recall is that the art style was pretty dated.

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36 minutes ago, Ohiotaku said:

The biggest shortcoming I recall is that the art style was pretty dated. 

I pronounce that "nostalgia factor", tyvm...  :)

There was also this in the Crunchy news feed about UchiMusume.  I liked Usagi Drop & from what I can tell this seems to have a similar vibe.  Another one to add to my list of things to check out at any rate.
 

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26 minutes ago, efaardvark said:

I pronounce that "nostalgia factor", tyvm...  :)

Sorry, instinctive disclaimer from making recommendations on other sites to less experienced anime aficionados. 

Going off on something of a tangent, there’s a currently airing sports drama called Mix: Meisei Story that definitely has an oldschool feel to it, both in it’s visual and storytelling style. Wasn’t sure about staying with it, but the nostalgic feels seem to be winning me over. It’s supposed to be something of a sequel to a series called Touch I wasn’t familiar with. Of course baseball in general gives me a sense of nostalgia. Funny thing is until recently sports anime was one of my least favorite genres.

 

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14 minutes ago, Ohiotaku said:

Of course baseball in general gives me a sense of nostalgia. Funny thing is until recently sports anime was one of my least favorite genres.

 

Have you seen ookiku furikabutte? I enjoyed this baseball anime, need to finish it sometime.

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36 minutes ago, Seshi said:

Have you seen ookiku furikabutte?

<googles it> Ah, Big Wind Up. Heard of it but haven’t seen any of it. 

Until recently the only sports series I’d seen were Taisho Baseball Girls snd Battle Athletes (which hardly counts :P). But in the past 2 years I’ve watched and enjoyed to varying degrees: Megalobox, Hanebado, Hinomaru Sumo, Money Pitch, Harukana Receive and currently Mix & Cinderella Nine.

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Megalobox is on my to watch list.

My favorite sport anime are Haikyuu, Hajime no Ippo, and Baby steps.

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6 hours ago, Seshi said:

Megalobox is on my to watch list.

My favorite sport anime are Haikyuu, Hajime no Ippo, and Baby steps.

I admit sports anime is not among my favorites most of the time, but one that dose come to mind is Keijo which is a echi one for sure, but defiantly worth watching at least once.

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34 minutes ago, ArchieKun said:

I admit sports anime is not among my favorites most of the time, but one that dose come to mind is Kago which is a echi one for sure, but defiantly worth watching at least once.

Ass-ume you mean Keijo, the one about girls doing butt sumo (pun intended) 🤣

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8 minutes ago, Ohiotaku said:

Ass-ume you mean Keijo, the one about girls doing butt sumo (pun intended) 🤣

Yes thank you I messed up the spelling there. It is hilarious far better in sub though pretty annoying in the dub if I am honest. 

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9 hours ago, ArchieKun said:

Yes thank you I messed up the spelling there. It is hilarious far better in sub though pretty annoying in the dub if I am honest. 

Dub is definitely not done well every time, even today. Lol I can’t even imagine trying to imitate those cute Japanese girls 😜 is there even a substitute? I think not.

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1 hour ago, Seshi said:

Dub is definitely not done well every time, even today. Lol I can’t even imagine trying to imitate those cute Japanese girls 😜 is there even a substitute? I think not.

Yah I heard it dubbed during a discussion panel at one of the cons I attend. It was a rather interesting one. It was 18+ of course, and the dubbed voice acting was so bad and the people in the room were so loud it was just a nightmare.

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10 minutes ago, Seshi said:

That DOES sound like a nightmare 🤣🤣

I was slightly drunk too which did not help matters either.

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Hahaha you were like “must get out of here”... stumble stumble... “which way is out” 

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48 minutes ago, Seshi said:

Hahaha you were like “must get out of here”... stumble stumble... “which way is out” 

Nah the wifu helped me out, but I almost wanted to hork from sitting up. It was a great anime con.

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I’m curious if there’s a term to describe eastern/oriental steampunk (which is usually England/European society). Reason I’m wpndering is I’ve recently watching Kabenari of the Iron Fortress and am trying to figure out how to describe it. Of course zombie apocalypse also applies, and I’m noticing some similarities to Attack on Titan & Kimetsu no Yaiba.

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5 hours ago, Ohiotaku said:

I’m curious if there’s a term to describe eastern/oriental steampunk (which is usually England/European society). Reason I’m wpndering is I’ve recently watching Kabenari of the Iron Fortress and am trying to figure out how to describe it. Of course zombie apocalypse also applies, and I’m noticing some similarities to Attack on Titan & Kimetsu no Yaiba.

Are you talking about the genre? Because if that's what you mean, doesn't steampunk work just fine for it?

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That was the tag attached, but it seemed a bit strange since most examples I’m aware of are a sort of reimagined Victorian England (Pricess Principal as an anime example) but Kabaneri has the distinct elements of Feudal Lords, Shogun and Bushido while keeping the common link of steam powered technology.

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25 minutes ago, Ohiotaku said:

That was the tag attached, but it seemed a bit strange since most examples I’m aware of are a sort of reimagined Victorian England (Pricess Principal as an anime example) but Kabaneri has the distinct elements of Feudal Lords, Shogun and Bushido while keeping the common link of steam powered technology.

If you consider the genre as distinct from the setting, then that's why steampunk (more of a genre/aesthetic,) works well in not just the popular Victorian or Industrial Revolution (setting,) but in other eras as well, such as in Kabaneri as you describe. Bioshock and Nine are other good examples of where steampunk doesn't have to mean Victorian. 

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On 5/4/2019 at 10:47 AM, Seshi said:

@Illusion of Terra I'm with you there, sometimes I wish a series would never end

That was me with Chrono Crusade.  I also had something totally stuck in my eye at the end.  I was never prepared for that series to have a "last episode" even though it was only 26 episodes long.

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