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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:06 am 
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I finished Part 5 of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. Definitely my least favorite so far. It's not bad, just not as good as the other parts. The stand fights were really interesting, though.

Now reading Part 6, featuring the first and only female JoJo thus far.

I restarted JJBA myself, and am up to Part 3. For some reason I find it easier to interperet panels here, as if it's cleaner than 1 and 2. (But don't get me wrong, Joseph is my favorite JoJo so far.)

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 1:32 pm 
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So this season I started watching current anime again. I watched Attack on Titan, as I said earlier, which is really good. Like, really, really good. The only way I wouldn't recommend it is if you're not okay with gore. Or seeing your favorite characters die.

I also watched Watamote. It's kind of like if Konata from Lucky Star were an introvert. It was pretty good even if some of the episodes are hard to watch with extreme amounts of secondhand embarrassment.

Free! was also pretty good. Lots of cute boys everywhere. At least one of them was definitely gay and there may have been swimming at some point.

And I'm currently watching the World God Only Knows. I'm in season three right now, and while the first two seasons were pretty good, season three is really good.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:22 pm 
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I also watched Watamote. It's kind of like if Konata from Lucky Star were an introvert. It was pretty good even if some of the episodes are hard to watch with extreme amounts of secondhand embarrassment.


It's absolutely nothing like Lucky Star lol They're both sort of slice of life I guess?

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 6:00 am 
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So I'm near the end of part 6 and oh my god what the !#%$ is going on i don't even.

One of the major characters got his memory back and now because of that snails start showing up and multiplying all over the city and there's even rainbows and if you touch the rainbow you turn into a snail and also there's a villain that can bring back memories from a city or something and he used that power to summon a football team against the main protagonist and then he says "Jolyne Kujo, enjoy being dragged over to the touchdown line."

Also the main villain is trying to go to a space center so he can "attain heaven" after he fused with a green plant baby that was born from the bone of a vampire that originated from part 1.

And to think that this all happened because of a carriage accident.

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So I'm near the end of part 6 and oh my god what the !#%$ is going on i don't even.

One of the major characters got his memory back and now because of that snails start showing up and multiplying all over the city and there's even rainbows and if you touch the rainbow you turn into a snail and also there's a villain that can bring back memories from a city or something and he used that power to summon a football team against the main protagonist and then he says "Jolyne Kujo, enjoy being dragged over to the touchdown line."

Also the main villain is trying to go to a space center so he can "attain heaven" after he fused with a green plant baby that was born from the bone of a vampire that originated from part 1.

And to think that this all happened because of a carriage accident.


Sounds like JJBA to me. That is quite some escalation though.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 3:52 pm 
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That's what I love about JJBA, though.

Just when you think it can't get any weirder, it does.

And now that think about it, since Dio stole Jonathan's body, that bone that he gave to Pucci is Jonathan's bone. That would explain why the baby had the Joestar birthmark.

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That's what I love about JJBA, though.

Just when you think it can't get any weirder, it does.

And now that think about it, since Dio stole Jonathan's body, that bone that he gave to Pucci is Jonathan's bone. That would explain why the baby had the Joestar birthmark.

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Damn I love this series.

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So I came back to this thread to say I just watched all six episodes of the Gunbuster OVA.

Wow. That was awesome. It started off pretty mellow with not much action going on, but by episode 5 it reaches levels on par with Gurren Lagann. Made by the same guys, after all. And the main character, Noriko, went through the same type of character development that Simon would go through. Starts off as a crybaby who gets bullied by her high school peers, ends up as a courageous hero remembered even thousands of years later. In just six episodes.

Oh, and Norio Wakamoto was in it voicing a major supporting character, so that's a huge plus.

Yeah, I loved it. Definitely gonna watch the sequel after this.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 10:41 am 
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So, on a whim I decided to start watching the Macross franchise.

I'm up to episode 11 of Super Dimension Fortress Macross. So far I'm enjoying the fact that ace customs don't seem to be quite as prevalent as in most 'Real Robot' anime, and the focus on the fact that the standard mechs, the Valkyries, spend most of their time in their 'fighter jet' modes. It's pretty enjoyable overall, and I plan to continue through the franchise.

The characters haven't really done much developing at this point, although one of the bridge crew, Misa, got some good development of her backstory a few episodes back. On an unrelated note, while a bit repetitive, the music is pretty good.

I've got a long franchise ahead of me... here's hoping it's enjoyable the whole way through.

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Similarly on the mecha front, I'm watching G Gundam.

and yeah I've been wanting to watch Gunbuster & Diebuster for some time. They seem really cool.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:15 pm 
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You can watch all of Gunbuster in roughly two and a half hours, so it's not asking for too much of your time. I think Diebuster's just as long, too.

G Gundam is another awesome one. It's so absurdly over the top and cheesy that I couldn't help but love it.

Still need to catch up on JoJo and Berserk. Currently archive binging the latter.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 6:19 pm 
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Berserk is pretty good. I've seen some of it and my friend is a pretty decent fan of it.

And yeah, I've just had trouble trying to find a way to watch Gun/Diebuster.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 2:05 am 
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Well, I'm all caught up on Berserk, and I can officially say it's my favorite manga, maybe even favorite work of fiction to come out of Japan. Now to agonizingly wait for the next chapter to come.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:49 pm 
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Doesn't it take this guy like a year to release new chapters?

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 9:56 pm 
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Yeah, Kentaro Miura releases like two chapters a year if he's not on hiatus. Part of it's because he's a perfectionist. He takes his time to make sure the art's perfectly detailed and what not. I don't mind that at all, though. I'd rather he take his time and give us something of high quality, rather than hurry up and produce something unsatisfactory.

Speaking of which, he released a new chapter just a few days ago. It just has to be translated now.

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Started Turn A Gundam. I always had this one on my list, and was always curious about it. Love the early 20th-century feel, and the characters don't feel like the franchise's usual archetypes, except maybe Harry Ord being a Char Clone.

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I've heard Turn A sticks out a lot in the series for various reasons. Seems pretty cool but I think I want to be more familiar with the basic set up before I check it out. I was watching Mobile Fighter G Gundam with some online pals. Need to watch more of it but haven't really had a time when everyone was together.

Also finished the Phantom Blood and Battle Tendency arcs of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. I liked the first better than the second. While I liked the second one I felt it had a few problems:

Inconsistent characterization of Joseph (though I hear stuff like that happens a lot in the manga)
Boring villians (they only got particularly interesting towards the last stretch of episodes and that was more just cause of the fights.)
Lisa Lisa's role in the story (story wise she should be the strongest ripple user, yet she only ends up being a token to fight for.)

And there was a decent part in the middle where but interest was waning but that picked up toward the last six or so episodes.

One thing I really like about the series so far is seeing the legacy the characters leave as it goes from one generation to the next.

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That's kinda funny how you like the first part better than the second. I usually see the other way around.

Yeah, Hirohiko Araki was a little shaky on his writing in the earlier parts, so there's a few things like plot holes and one time powers that are never used again. He probably realized this and that's why part 7 onwards takes place in an alternate universe. Nonetheless, he really knew how to make a story enjoyable.

I thought the villains were really interesting when I first read part 2, but I'll admit that Cars does pale in comparison to the other main villains in terms of how interesting he is.

Lisa Lisa's role was definitely a big problem. I hear Araki wanted to put her into actual fights, but the editors just wouldn't let him. Such a shame. Thankfully, part 6 more than made up for that.

That's something I like about JoJo too. The thing I like most about the series is that it really lives up to the title. It's about a guy named JoJo, he goes on an adventure, and bizarre is the understatement of the millennium when it's applied to this series.

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Part 7 is an AU due for publishing reasons. Originally it was a separate manga because his publishers at the time didn't want him continuing JoJo but eventually he moved to a new publisher and just made that part 7. At least, that's my understanding of it.

And the villian's had cool fights but other than that I was like, 'what even is their motive?' even at the end I have no clue 'ok dude you're shadow the hedgehog the joke is, ultimate lifeform or w/e i dont know about this nerd sonic !#%$. now what.'

The more interesting elements of the setting that could be explored through them like the history of ripple users and the masks were barely scratched.

Also, I can barely define their personalities. its like, there's honor guy. there's power guy. and.... fire(?) guy. fire is a personality right?

I was actually more interested by Santana but he was only there briefly.

But, don't get me wrong, the fights were cool.

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Part 7 is an AU due for publishing reasons. Originally it was a separate manga because his publishers at the time didn't want him continuing JoJo but eventually he moved to a new publisher and just made that part 7. At least, that's my understanding of it.

...That is correct. I forgot it used to be its own thing.

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Space Dandy's a really good show with a fantastic OST, great setpieces, and some hilarious comedic writing.

I mean, it's just so good. I knew it'd be good from the get-go, but it's still surprising me how good this show really is even in the 10th episode of the second season.

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Reading Vinland Saga right now. I love the art style, and it's one of the most realistic portrayals of vikings I've seen. I'm liking it so far.

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i have heard evangelion the television series will be getting a large blue ray release :o :lol: :mrgreen: i eagerly await

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Shredderman8160 wrote:
Reading Vinland Saga right now. I love the art style, and it's one of the most realistic portrayals of vikings I've seen. I'm liking it so far.


I really should check that out, I've heard good things.

I've just been watching Psycho.Pass season 2 and Parasyte myself.

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Recently went through all of Gurren Lagann for the first time.

I've transcended. I finally understand. I finally believe.

I really, really loved it.

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