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I never got into sports anime, maybe I just don't like anything about sports. Closest thing I could watch to sports anime was Baki the grappler, since some martial arts are sports, some what. And Baki and the rest of the fighters don't have any super powers. 

 

 

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45 minutes ago, Serge heartless said:

I never got into sports anime, maybe I just don't like anything about sports. Closest thing I could watch to sports anime was Baki the grappler, since some martial arts are sports, some what. And Baki and the rest of the fighters don't have any super powers. 

 

 

Although it’s classified as “Martial Arts” I’d say it can go into the sports category. Though I haven’t seen much of that particular martial arts anime due to the amount of gore, so I can’t tell you the similarities it may share with other sports anime aside from it being mildly related by being focused on a martial art. Seems like it may be similar to HSD Kenichi, but that anime had a lot more going on than most sports anime, so I’m not sure how similar they really are: as opposed to comparing a true sports anime like Hajime no Ippo, to say: Baby steps.

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As far as Baki, it reminds me of my high school days, I lived in a really bad part of town, me and my friends we always getting into fights.   Could be also, I hated jocks. 

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Just finished the latest Asobi Asobase OVA. The first segment was really funny with the girls doing cosplay. The second segment was about sensei and two of her friends when they were students. Wasn’t as good but still entertaining. Afterwards I watched a couple Youtube videos of the VAs goofing around. Even in IRL the girls are a riot. Kasumi’s VA is definitely the best as she also voices Mina (Eyebrows) from Takagi-san and Chika from Kaguya-sama.

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I just found out there was an Avatar The Last Air Bender sequel; The Legend of Korra. What did y’all think about it? Did it live up to the original greatness of the last air bender?

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The general consensus is NO. It’s biggest shortcoming IMO was that where the original was a single coherent story divided into different chapters, but each season of Korra felt like it was telling it’s own story, albeit with a cast  of recurring characters and some story overlap. There were some pretty cool depictions of characters from the previous series though, so as a fan of the original it might be worth checking out. The other thing is what they tried to make a big deal about in the finale felt more like a gimmick that was just tacked on at the end for attention.

 

Korra & Asami being a same sex couple. Didn’t feel real to me unlike Ruby & Sapphire from  Steven Universe

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@Seshi pretty much what @Ohiotaku just said. It was good and bad. It went more into a "liberal" direction. Instead of being about a good plot where they were saving the world or something, it went waaaaay too political. It went down the road of victimized subdemographics (blood benders being ostracized from water benders for example and having to hide themselves and "reacting" to it by behaving bad because they felt unfairly treated) instead of celebrating and uplifting diversity. It ended up feeling like someone was pushing their politics onto you and the sudden 'hetero to homo' switch of the final couple made no sense for either character's history and again felt like forced politics. I did like seeing Ang's kids and grandkids but that was pretty much it. 

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Thanks for weighing in you guys.. I guess I’ll check it out - but no high hopes about the plot being masterful- ok 

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7 hours ago, Beocat said:

@Seshi pretty much what @Ohiotaku just said. It was good and bad. It went more into a "liberal" direction. Instead of being about a good plot where they were saving the world or something, it went waaaaay too political. It went down the road of victimized subdemographics (blood benders being ostracized from water benders for example and having to hide themselves and "reacting" to it by behaving bad because they felt unfairly treated) instead of celebrating and uplifting diversity. It ended up feeling like someone was pushing their politics onto you and the sudden 'hetero to homo' switch of the final couple made no sense for either character's history and again felt like forced politics. I did like seeing Ang's kids and grandkids but that was pretty much it. 

I borrowed the discs from a friend and feel lousy about it because I haven't watched them yet. I only just finished watching TLA for the first time. I haven't done so more or less for these reasons you've brought up. Somebody else told me it could have been a lot better but the environment (being a PG series on a children's network) did not allow it to be what it clearly wanted to be. Forced politics are generally a turn off no matter where you stand on that spectrum. 

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I gave Konosuba a try tonight...

I do not know what I was expecting, but I found myself facepalming several times.

One episode became two...then three...I did stop before a fourth, but I will probably be back for more of it.  The comedic value was exquisite. 

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2 minutes ago, The History Kid said:

I gave Konosuba a try tonight...

I do not know what I was expecting, but I found myself facepalming several times.

One episode became two...then three...I did stop before a fourth, but I will probably be back for more of it.  The comedic value was exquisite. 

That sounds fun! There are a few other here enjoying that series right @Kinbaryu and @Ohiotaku

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1 minute ago, Seshi said:

That sounds fun! There are a few other here enjoying that series right @Kinbaryu and @Ohiotaku

KonoSuba is a pretty fun anime. I'd recommend it as a comedy to anyone who likes fantasy RPG elements. It's got a raunchy sense of humor at times, but the subtle jokes are what get me.

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2 minutes ago, Kinbaryu said:

KonoSuba is a pretty fun anime. I'd recommend it as a comedy to anyone who likes fantasy RPG elements. It's got a raunchy sense of humor at times, but the subtle jokes are what get me.

The characters just seemed quirky enough to keep me interested long enough to pay attention.  It just kept me in a state of wondering what they were going to do next. Even the seemingly normal characters like Darkness' best-friend-forever got me a time or two.  

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@The History Kid

Glad you’re enjoying it, definitely one of the funnier recent series IMO. There’s a movie coming out in Japan soon, hopefully CR will stream it eventually

The characters are also pretty prominent in Isekai Quartet, though if you’re not familiar with the other series, a lot of jokes aren’t as funny.

 

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9 hours ago, The History Kid said:

Even the seemingly normal characters like Darkness' best-friend-forever got me a time or two.  

I can’t believe there’s a character that can be referred to as *so and so’ best friend forever that in itself is too funny 😂 

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@The History Kid

not sure if you’ve already seen them but CR put up the 2 Konosuba OVAs over the weekend

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Any more hints on their upcoming additions to the new season?

#shieldherohopeful

But I’ve also seen that there may be some promise to the new Isekai Cheat Magician as well 

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No news, but won’t surprise me if it rakes awhile.

Also planning to check out the premiere of Cheat Magician.

This one sounds like it could have some similarities to Shield Hero and premieres later today

https://www.livechart.me/anime/3000

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@Seshi

Yeah, forget everything I said about Arifureta. I just watched the first ep on my lunchbreak. Nothing even remotely likable about the MC and it was almost entirely just him rambling to himself. The parts about being looked down on and being mistreated sounded kinda like Naofumi, but can already tell they’re nothing alike. Poor writing and ugly CGI as well.

Hopefully Cheat Magician will be more promising.

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3 minutes ago, Ohiotaku said:

@Seshi

Yeah, forget everything I said about Arifureta. I just watched the first ep on my lunchbreak. Nothing even remotely likable about the MC and it was almost entirely just him rambling to himself. The parts about being looked down on and being mistreated sounded kinda like Naofumi, but can already tell they’re nothing alike. Poor writing and ugly CGI as well.

Hopefully Cheat Magician will be more promising.

Sorry for the letdown. I didn’t expect it to be worth watching tbh. Hopes up for cheat magician!

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10 hours ago, Ohiotaku said:

@The History Kid

not sure if you’ve already seen them but CR put up the 2 Konosuba OVAs over the weekend

Tracking.

It'll be a weekend watch.

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Just finished the Promised Neverland. Wowwwwwwwwwww

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17 minutes ago, Kinbaryu said:

Just finished the Promised Neverland. Wowwwwwwwwwww

Saweet- I still haven’t gotten past ep 5.

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Just finished High School DxD Hero.  I actually enjoy the story and characters despite the EXTREME ecchiness of it all.

For my next anime I'm wanting to change tone quite a bit a go with something different.  Decided on steins gate. :)

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I enjoyed the original Steins Gate series and movie very much. Steins Gate 0, not so much.

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