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  • Doritos and SpriteDoritos and Sprite Joined: Posts: 179
    Man
    I went this whole holiday without Marathoning a single anime, looking back I really wish I atleast started and finished at least SOMETHING, ah well. At least I got to re-read Saya no Uta with a friend.
  • KromoKromo Render unto Miku Joined: Posts: 6,245 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
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    krono kun...
    Krono Kun...
    KRONO KUN!!!!

    Krono woke up in his quiet, small town house. The light shone in from the window, he could faintly hear the sound of the great grandfather clock downstairs. Sitting up in a half asleep daze, his face was suddenly buried in something soft...small...but soft. He look up and his massive eyes met with his childhood friend's Lucca, who was straddling him. "Kyaaa! Krono kun no ecchi!" She cried as she slapped him in the face. Reflexively, he lept to his feet in order to apologize...his wooden sword brushed against Lucca's cheek through the thin fabric of his boxers. "KYAAAAAAA" Her entire body turned red as she pulled out a hammer from nowhere and smacked him across the room. "You're the worst! Sometimes I wonder why I like...eh...erm..." Krono was confused, then out of genuine curiosity asked what she was talking about. "I ..er...urm...JUST FORGET IT" She began to storm off, but Krono reach out to her, gently grabbing her arm. This sent the clumsy inventor careering across the room. Krono opened his eyes to a sea of polka dot frillyness. Lucca's face went all rumply as the sheer embarrassment sent shivers down her whole body. With a mighty "eeeeyaaaaaah!" She shoved a grenade into Krono's face.

    The explosions shook the house. "Ara ara" Said Krono's hot, 20 something year old looking mom. "Young kids sure are energetic". Lucca came stomping down the stairs "Honestly, I can't believe that boy". Krono followed sheepishly, face swollen. "My my, you two get along so nicely" "You call this getting along!? Humph!" Lucca said, turning up her nose and pouting. "Oh, why am I always like this" Lucca thought to her self "if I can just impress him with my teleporter he'll surely fall in love with me and then we'll get married and then...." "KYAAA!" Lucca shouted as steam burst from her head.

    Krono's Mom let out an "ufu fu" and"There there, here Krono, take your allowance and by a nice weapon...or maybe a good weapon and a couple of potions, make sure you show Lucca a good time on your date" "OKA-SAN! DATE-O JA NAI!!!!!!" screamed Lucca, so embarrassed that the pores on her face casting fire spells. Krono's mother could only smile and laugh, because she never opened her eyes or stopped smiling.

    Krono, along with his non date, but suspiciously possessive childhood friend reached the castle fair. "This way!...in here!" Lucca lead him into a dark and dingy tent. The stench of bodies was overwhelming. "Welcome!" Cackled a giant, disembodied mask and a pair of hands. "You know, I happen to have a life sized doll of you in the back...it cost a fortune to make, and many pain staking hours to recreate your body and clothing, but I'll let you have it for free if you can raise your left arm..." "Ok...now the right...do a little turn for us...mmm yeah....now act surprised....ugh yeah" Ok its yours" The pair of hands began to stroke themselves and convulse rapidly as an attractive assistant in a bunny girl suit brought out, the life size doll. "Here you go" she said, but as she was handing it over, Lucca grabbed her arm and asked in a hushed tone "is that doll...correct?" the assistant gave her a puzzled look..."you know...anatomically...?" The assistant nodded "Gueh heh heh...just leave it at my house, here are the keys". Lucca's glasses went white with evil intentions. Krono was oblivious to the exchange that took a mere 2 feet away from him.

    After a short montage of walking together and eating things, Lucca stood up. stretched and said "Boy! That was fun...oh no look at the time! I've got to go finish up the preparations!" she began to run off but stopped and said "You better show up!" and continue to run for a moment before stopping again and saying "Don't be late" and she left again, on to stop and shout "and don't do anything shameful, you beast!" However, this time, as she was turning back around, she tripped on nothing and fell face first into the cobblestone. Exposing her panties and shapely bottom. She jumped to her feet and hightailed it out of there "Stay away from floozies...or else!!!!!" She threatened as she became a tiny dot in the distance. Krono could faintly make out a "Krono kun no baka!" being wailed in the distance.

    Krono shrugged his shoulders and took one step, he felt something soft before being thrown to the ground by a swirling white mass of silky fabric and tit flesh. Before he realized what happened, his face was being crushed by the supple, yet perky, c-cup breasts of a 16 and a half year old. "Ita-ta-taaaahh..." she mumbled. "Uwhoa! I'm so sorry are you ok!?" she asked as she lifted herself off the complete stranger, releasing him from his globulous prison. "Ah my pendant! Where is my pendant!" the girl began to frantically scour the ground for a lost moment, her apple shaped bottom wiggling hypnotically though her breezy white pants...her meticulously animated under cleavage barely being constrained by the tiny strip of fabric moonlighting as a tube top. Krono, feeling a vague sense of unease looked away. A massive, spiraling pillar of light was emanating from a large pendant 2 feet away. Ignoring the ancient, ominous markings, royal crests and pictographs of some kind of spiked worm destroying the world, he walked over to the girl. "Oh! You found my pendant" she exclaimed, "wait...does this mean you are going to FORCE ME TO GIVE YOU A SLOPPY, HANDS FREE BLOW JOB!?!" She recoiled with horror. Krono, not knowing what any of those words meant shook his head. "Then...you...are just giving it to me?" Krono nodded. A single tear rolled down the girls' left cheek. "This is the nicest person, I have ever met...well...he didn't check that I was ok before grabbing the pendant, but whatever, no biggie...I must do whatever it takes to trick him into marrying me". "my name is...um....uh...mmm...M...muh...Marle!" she said letting out a gorgeous smile. Krono didn't even notice her apparent difficulty in remembering her name as the camera was doing a slow pan shot of her dynamite body.

    'So, will you be taking responsibility?" she asked. Krono gave her a questioning look. "You know...for PUSHING ME TO THE GROUND AND MOLESTING ME...?" Krono could only express shock by throwing up his arms in the air, but not seeing any way out of the situation, like calling her crazy, or simply walking away, silently acquiesced. "Alright! Lead the way! But don't run! My nipples will pop out if I jog". Krono didn't know what nipples were, but had a feeling that seeing them was bad. They had an enjoyable time walking around, enjoying platonic and wholesome activities like drinking contests and gambling on children forced to run races. As they approached the far end of the fair, they began to hear some music. As they approached a tent , they noticed an impressive light and laser show was taking place. "Oh look! Its the idol academy tent! C'mon! Lets go!"

    As they arrived to the stage, there was a giant explosion and sparks began to fly everywhere. The stage opened up, a svelte and stylish cyborg cat girl in magical hot pants rose up on a platform.

    "♪My name is Gato
    and I look like a Cat-O
    Beat me with your song and dance
    You will win some hot pants!♫ "

    There were murmurs in the crowd "No way...that thing is just too good" "The royal idol academy compiled data from the best idols in the world to make that thing" "Nobody will ever win those hotpants" "They say only members of the royal idol family can best it in feats of song and dance" Krono was about to turn to Marle and let her know it impossible and pointless to try, but she had disappeared. The crowd erupted as a thumping euro beat began to boom on massive speakers. Marle burst onto stage and began singing and dancing perfectly to an elaborate, choreographed idol routine. A pair of girls next to Krono could only gush at her splendor. "Sugoi! She is an even better dancer than super idol princess Nadia!". Krono was enchanted by the rhythmic swaying of hips and the gyrating abdominals. Krono was jostled out of this state by an increasingly large crowd forming around him. A large group of overweight, sweaty men with headbands and glow sticks had overwhelmed the group. The speed bonus provided by the headbands meant Krono was already being crushed by a mountain of man belly before he even realized what was happening. As beads of sweat began to roll down Marle's well toned abdominals, the frenzied crowd pushed closer and closer to the stage, hoping to catch a single drop of that sweet elixir in their mouths.

    Krono knew he had to do something before things got out of hand. He leapt to the stage and grabbed Marle and began to run. The crowd erupted into a fury of howling and sobbing. Marle, desperately trying her top up said "Jeez! What are you doing!? You DON'T have to FORCE ME INTO A DARK BACK ALLEY LIKE SOME RAPIST". After much running and few almost nipple slips, they had finally evaded the crowd. "Mou Krono...you're so bold...te-heh" Krono realized he was pinning Marle against a tree. He began to apologize profusely. "I'm just kidding, do you think your friend's display is ready yet?" They looked over to the general direction of Lucca's teleporter. There was a big explosion, and a skull shaped plume of smoke with cat ears began to rise. "Nope...not yet...tee-hee...oh hey look...a cat! Let's return it to the owner!" After around 3 or 4 tries, either involving the cat getting stuck on tables or stairs, or that one time they walked a bit too fast and it disappeared from existence, they were finally they got it back to the original owner. "Thank you Onii-chan! I'm am fairly confident you aren't a rapist!" Marle smiled and said "Yup, not a RAPIST TRYING TO CUT MY HEAD OFF at all" She hooked Krono's arm and said, "Lets go see your friend!"

    At the top of the hill, Lucca was tapping her foot impatiently, her look of mild annoyance turned to a smile as she saw that massive spikes of his hair bobbing up the stairs, and quickly grew panicked and angry at the sight of a scantily dressed girl who was oddly similar to the pictures on the back of all their coinage. "Wha-wha-wha-WHO IS THAT GIRL...GEEEEEEEE!?!" she shrieked. "I'm Marle-desu" she said, giving a sideways peace sign, causing stars to shoot out from her wink. Lucca stared at her chest for a good minute. "Utter defeat...sob sob..." she said, crawling on all fours. "No! I must win him over with the power of science" she thought to herself, making a fist, her glasses went white with determination. "Alright! Observe my new teleporter device! Rather than just teleporting you somewhere, it teleports you into a new set of clothes! It will revolutionize the way we dress" She stepped into the left teleporter, and with a flash of light and something sparking effects, her body was broken down to the molecular level and transported to the right teleporter, but now clad in a gothic lolita get up. There was sparse applause from the crowd, "it doesn't really suit you" they collectively thought. "OOoh! OOH! DO ME DO ME!" Marle shouted, jumping up and down. The crowd burst into raucous applause. Lucca tried her best to hide her dissapoyance. "Well...I better put her in something modest...but I didn't have time to test out anything flattering...maybe these prototype frog jammies will do" Lucca thought as she set the machine to pajamas. "All right, just step up right here...you cat thieving tube top hussy" she added under her breath. "SWITCH-EE....ON!!!!!!" As she pulled the big lever. It all started out normal...but then sparks turned black and purple lightning began shooting all over the place "What's happening!?! My pendant is....UUUHHHHWAAAAA!!!!!" Marle's clothes were ripped to shreds, revealing her perfectly textured pink nipples as her breasts jiggled independently from each other.

    Krono recoiled in horror and hid his eyes, but the damage was done. There was an explosion and then the crowd gasped and went silent. Krono peeked from under his hands and saw that Marle was one, only the massive pendant lay on the ground. He went over to pick it up "Wait Krono! The machine is still active!" Lucca tried to warn him. As he bent over and picked up the amulet, there was a bright flash of light and a portal opened up. "NYYYAAANN-HIP-ATTACKU!" Krono look up and saw a golden brown bottom flying at him. The important bits were covered by a fur loincloth and cat tail as they collided with Krono's face. "DANNA SAMA!" Krono found himself being subjected to a skinship assault. A beautiful amazonian woman with cat ears and skimpy outfit was rubbing herself all over him, purring gently. Krono could barely contain his shock and disgust. "Ayla-chan..." said a small voice. "You forgot your pants again" It was a dead pan girl. No more than 13 years old. Probably twelve and a half. She had silver hair , pale skin and carried a scythe. "NANI!?!!" Cried Lucca "Who are these girls!? And you! What are you doing to Krono!?" "Oh Danna sama! I've missed you so much!" The amazon said, still straddling Krono. She turned to Lucca and said "I'm Ayla-desu-Nya, and that is Magi-nyan" "Don't call me Magi-chan!" the little girl said as she stamped her foot. The tiny leather booties barely made any noise. "I am Magnus! Dark lord! Master of elemenaaaaahhhh!" The little girl couldn't finish her sentence as Ayla began to nibble on one of her elfin ears. "Mou! Magi-nyan so kawaii...I still love mew" "Ayla Onee-sama..no...not here" she said, trying to contain her voice. Krono, not knowing what they were doing, but was oddly attracted to it couldn't help but stare as a faint trickle of blood ran down from his nose. Lucca was furious "Krono-kun NO ECCHI!!!!!!!!" as she pulled out a massive blaster. Krono desperately tried to scramble away, "Why does this always happen to me!?!?!"

    Next week on Kromo ♥ Trigger: Time Traveling Harem
    Episode 2: What do you mean, I'm married to a prehistoric idol !?!
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  • AriaAria The Origination Joined: Posts: 3,513
    Well, that was pretty interesting. Basically more in line with the original Bakemono than Nise; even though the 1st part had some of these latter vibes with the whole Tsukihi bit. I'm curious if people would feel sorry for Hanekawa for what she went through; and how she managed to "be one" with the cursed cat spirit. Araragi's plan in getting Black Hanekawa to be hit by the sword was pretty foolhardy :lol: but I guess Shinobu being there worked in his favor. That said, Black Hanekawa once again shows how she's a much more interesting character than her regular self, despite the myriad of cat puns.
    Looking forward for that 2nd set of stories!
    The basic introductory episode where the hero meets the "demon king" (or rather queen, as it should) and a bit of a back story regarding the war between humans and demons; as well as her attempts in bringing peace in her own way. Number of funny moments here or there; and the banter between both has potential to be as good as Lawrence and Horo's in S&W. Will be watching this one for sure.
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  • Tekno VirusTekno Virus small man big strength Joined: Posts: 8,565
    Aaaaaawwww, I'm reading Usagi Drop.
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    I vow to save them all.

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  • angelpalmangelpalm They're for the bullet holes, puta! Joined: Posts: 22,912 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    I read it over the holidays and love it so far. The first episode of the anime makes it seem like it's all about tits and dragon quest parodies but the major focus really is economics and politics.

    I'm a little disappointed at the anime's art compared to the manga but it's not a deal breaker. Top tier VAs make up for it.

    That's pretty much what I got from it. I turned it off at first when the chick first presented herself and her tits bounced like 3 times in a second, meanwhile dude was all in shock. I was like yep, I already know what kind of show this is gonna be, next. But then I gave it a shot and watched the whole thing and realized, yep this IS DEFINITELY what this show is gonna be about. All that economics and politics is just a front to sell us a titty/harem show. My bad, my speculation is that is actually going to be a DOUBLE harem with regular harem antics and REVERSE harem shit, judging only by the first episode, not knowing shit about what it is based on. Am I right or am I just that fucking jaded?

    Edit: God dammit Kromo, I hate the fact that THAT is EXACTLY what a Cronotrigger show would be like if it came out today....
  • devastatordevastator The Game Is The Game Joined: Posts: 1,416
    Nekomonogatari was awesome. Hanekawa's bra in episode 3 was top tier. I need a figure of her in that outfit.
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  • Sephiroth73003Sephiroth73003 Joined: Posts: 4,264
    Guess I'll have to try Maoyuu as it looks Winter 2013 is gonna be kinda bland. All the monogatari's except katanagatari were just not my thing. Only the new Beserk movie exciting me.
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  • IdunoIduno ...what to put here Joined: Posts: 4,937
    That's pretty much what I got from it. I turned it off at first when the chick first presented herself and her tits bounced like 3 times in a second, meanwhile dude was all in shock. I was like yep, I already know what kind of show this is gonna be, next. But then I gave it a shot and watched the whole thing and realized, yep this IS DEFINITELY what this show is gonna be about. All that economics and politics is just a front to sell us a titty/harem show. My bad, my speculation is that is actually going to be a DOUBLE harem with regular harem antics and REVERSE harem shit, judging only by the first episode, not knowing shit about what it is based on. Am I right or am I just that fucking jaded?

    Well since Spice and Wolf (by the same writer) managed to go through 2 seasons whilst staying about economics and not degenerating into harem bullshit it's got a good chance of not turning out like that.

    Of course it always has the chance of going down the shitter like anything can, but it seems unlikely.
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  • angelpalmangelpalm They're for the bullet holes, puta! Joined: Posts: 22,912 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Well since Spice and Wolf (by the same writer) managed to go through 2 seasons whilst staying about economics and not degenerating into harem bullshit it's got a good chance of not turning out like that.

    Of course it always has the chance of going down the shitter like anything can, but it seems unlikely.

    Hrm, maybe I should check out Spice and Wolf, although it seems pretty dull. Might be something my girl will like.
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    Loved Spice and Wolf. I wish more of it got animated :sad:
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    I just finished Working!! both seasons. Now i need a new side slice of life series with funny and interesting characters to my main thrillers.
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    Aaaaaawwww, I'm reading Usagi Drop.

    Enjoy it while you can.
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    O dang, Good Ending ended (with a good ending). bwahahaha
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  • KromoKromo Render unto Miku Joined: Posts: 6,245 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Finished Kokoro Connect.
    Can't say I really like it. Basically the last 4 episodes were Iori being a whiny bitch and nobody getting her super obvious feelings. Final episode had some stupidities like
    Kidnapping? Better not call the cops. Getting knocked out from somebody hitting you in the head with a pipe? No need for an ambulance here. Well I guess things between me and Iori aren't going to work out, would you go out with me Inaba? No you're not second choice...I've always had feelings for you. I've just never showed them because I was too busy being in love with another woman. Oh hi Iori, its me, Mr Plot device...I think we are done. Bye.
    In fact, I think Inaba is the main reason I dislike the show. She STARTED out great, a nice dark, 80/20 tsun/dere blend, then out of nowhere she goes like...30/70. Gross. It doesn't help that her voice actor sounds ancient. She must be 40 or something. Kiriyama was kind of my favorite character, until I think about how much of a whiny bitch with an obvious problem she was during the first dozen episodes or so.
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    Nekomonogatari was awesome. Hanekawa's bra in episode 3 was top tier. I need a figure of her in that outfit.
    After getting footage in an animation, some perverted sculptor is bound to do something. I will even post a photo once I find an upload on MFC.

    In any case, Jojo, Bakuman and Shinsekai are resuming again!
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  • KilleyKilley Game Over Yeeeaaaahhhhh Joined: Posts: 5,560
    Last 4 episodes of Kokoro Connect weren't bad but there were several 'convenient' plot devices used that cheapens the resolution to the conflict. It was enjoyable enough and a good enough way to conclude the series.
    Inaba is my favorite character of the series but I'm not entirely sure what to think of her progression in these last four episodes. In the last few episodes, she was portrayed as more 'inadvertently' cute which changed the qualities that I enjoyed at the beginning of the series; however, her cute side wasn't unlikeable as well. I just don't like how her character development followed the tsundere path so narrowly and the transition to a more open and honest character felt a bit off to me. I guess the main question is whether it was believable or not.

    It's pretty interesting that Iori and Inaba pretty much had a role reversal by the end of the series. Iori was suppose to be the emotionally weakest female in the cast but turned out to be the strongest by bearing the hardships until she couldn't anymore hence the last 4 episodes. Due to Inaba's tsundere qualities she was the emotionally strongest female up until midway through and then after that arc she was emotionally weakest.

    The ending itself was good enough but several things felt a bit too convenient and it doesn't really address some of the key issues.

    Suki tte ii na yo's ending was lack luster as well with an episodic approach to the ending without doing anything with the characters. I would have preferred a similar approach that Tonari no Kaibutusu-kun took. I'm not really sure if Suki tte will get a second season but I'm more doubtful about this show even though I enjoyed it more than Tonari.

    The new Hakkedden re-telling is extremely generic and I think they made a bunch of changes from the source material. I can't really remember too much from the original series but I was always under the impression that Hakkedden was set in Japan during the Edo era and not in a modern day setting. I was disappointed with the first episode and will probably drop this since it doesn't seem like the direction of the show will improve.
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    Wow GE-Good Ending indeed ended at a great note. that manga series did not feel dragged out like Kimi No Iru Machi (That Couple barely had sex yet still act like air headed idiots >.> with hella unnecessary filler)
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    Suki tte ii na yo's ending was lack luster as well with an episodic approach to the ending without doing anything with the characters. I would have preferred a similar approach that Tonari no Kaibutusu-kun took. I'm not really sure if Suki tte will get a second season but I'm more doubtful about this show even though I enjoyed it more than Tonari.

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    i didnt even bother to watch the last episode, cause i already knew for some reason it would be like that. ep12 felt like a "conclusion" of sorts to the series. and i agree I enjoyed Suki tte ALOT more than Tonari. I just like the more serious romances, tonari was way too comedic and childish IMO.
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  • Negative-Zer0Negative-Zer0 Joined: Posts: 9,595
    fuck i just asked for some decent kawaii slice of life series. supply me with them.
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    fuck i just asked for some decent kawaii slice of life series. supply me with them.

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  • KilleyKilley Game Over Yeeeaaaahhhhh Joined: Posts: 5,560
    i didnt even bother to watch the last episode, cause i already knew for some reason it would be like that. ep12 felt like a "conclusion" of sorts to the series. and i agree I enjoyed Suki tte ALOT more than Tonari. I just like the more serious romances, tonari was way too comedic and childish IMO.

    I consider Tonari to be in the romantic comedy genre while Suki tte to be in romance drama genre. However, I compare the two a lot because they took very similar approaches throughout the series and similar plot elements in both series happened conveniently at the same time of each other. It made watching both shows more interesting for me.
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  • Spirit JuiceSpirit Juice 「HATES EVERYTHING」 Joined: Posts: 14,767 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Niggas hating on titties. SMH. Y'all are some faggots.
  • WarpticonWarpticon Main otaku of SRK #2 Joined: Posts: 9,968
    My problem with Sukitte is...
    that everybody changes personalities at the flip of a switch. Mei in episode 1 is nothing like Mei in episode 2-13, Yamato is like "you kicked my friend, let's kiss and fall in love for no good reason lol," Aiko is like "I like him and you're new here, I don't like you...but you defended me once so lets be the best friends ever and I'll do anything for you," Megumi is like "hi, being fake and dominating every episode with my boring ass, now i completely change personalities and disappear for the rest of the show," Kei is like "I spent 2 years getting ready for my revenge, wait, random girl i met yesterday thinks that's a bad idea, so nevermind," That's not coincidence, that's just lazy writing. And the last episode was just flat out bad. MISUNDERSTANDING DRAMA for 22 minutes? Not even misunderstanding comedy, MISUNDERSTANDING DRAMA. Seriously? This late in the relationship? As an ending? Are you bullshitting me?

    Overall the show was okay, good when it's on point, and kind of annoying when it's not. Tonari was waaaaaay better IMO. Even as a somewhat slapstickish comedy romance series, it does an exponentially better job expressing real personal development and relationship change than Sukitte did.
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  • angelpalmangelpalm They're for the bullet holes, puta! Joined: Posts: 22,912 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    You have to understand that these shows are being written by people who's only contact with other human beings is through watching anime cliches on a tv screen or by hanging out with sexually repressed manga artist/writers/salarymen. That and soulless prostitutes that spend all their dick sucking money on drunk male hostess. In short, Japan is a shithole and almost nothing good comes from it that doesn't actually reflect that true Japanese essence of hopelessness and homogeneity the permeates it's society.

    You know what they need to do. Make a slice of life comedy where all the characters commit suicide and get replaced like every other episode. That would be a REAL SLICE OF LIFE.
  • KromoKromo Render unto Miku Joined: Posts: 6,245 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    You have to understand that these shows are being written by people who's only contact with other human beings is through watching anime cliches on a tv screen or by hanging out with sexually repressed manga artist/writers/salarymen. That and soulless prostitutes that spend all their dick sucking money on drunk male hostess. In short, Japan is a shithole and almost nothing good comes from it that doesn't actually reflect that true Japanese essence of hopelessness and homogeneity the permeates it's society.

    You know what they need to do. Make a slice of life comedy where all the characters commit suicide and get replaced like every other episode. That would be a REAL SLICE OF LIFE.
    Holla back.
    Of course they don't want real slice of life. Thats like saying "I want to play a fighting game where a real black guy is going to buffalo headbutt me in the mouth and then rip off his shirt"
    Although, maybe a slice of life show about a guy who stalks middle schoolers could do well. He does stuff like put on a suit and tie and walk around the school on parent teacher day, pretends to cheer for his daughter at the track meet while taking pictures of her. Hides a camera in a cooler during the beach episode etc etc.
    fuck i just asked for some decent kawaii slice of life series. supply me with them.
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  • angelpalmangelpalm They're for the bullet holes, puta! Joined: Posts: 22,912 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Holla back.
    Of course they don't want real slice of life. Thats like saying "I want to play a fighting game where a real black guy is going to buffalo headbutt me in the mouth and then rip off his shirt"
    Although, maybe a slice of life show about a guy who stalks middle schoolers could do well. He does stuff like put on a suit and tie and walk around the school on parent teacher day, pretends to cheer for his daughter at the track meet while taking pictures of her. Hides a camera in a cooler during the beach episode etc etc.


    Oh yeah, THAT guy.

    A show entirely about HIM would be morbidly humorous.

  • KromoKromo Render unto Miku Joined: Posts: 6,245 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Watched Mayoyuu Maoh Yuusha.
    I hereby rename it as "Spice and Juggs"

    Its got the soothing boringness of spice and wolf with the enticing blobiness of modern anime. It is was a videogame. Nerds would complain about how they dumbed down the sequel.

    Chiaki-ke Tadaima episode 1 aired.
    Excellent, definitely not as poverty as...other..series.
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  • WarpticonWarpticon Main otaku of SRK #2 Joined: Posts: 9,968
    Yay, Magi's back
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    Space Bros 39 - Shit Just Got Real.

    Man Jojo's epicness cannot be contained. This whole arc being animated is going to be legendary.
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  • Minerva_SCMinerva_SC Get on my level Joined: Posts: 1,684
    God, i wanna get back into space bros but...I think my anime spree is over. I cannot bring myself to watch anything. Just thinking of watching an episode makes me bored, even with a series I like. Time to go back into hibernation it seems.
  • Shinkuu TatsumakiShinkuu Tatsumaki Joined: Posts: 6,604
    fuck i just asked for some decent kawaii slice of life series. supply me with them.

    Tari Tari imo, cuz my AV.
  • crotchpunchacrotchpuncha Joined: Posts: 20,557
    Yea I watched the first episode of Spice and Juggs and it wasn't too bad. Will watch more. I could see me growing to dislike the Demon King easily if the scales tip much farther into silly bouncing rubber boob territory.

    Jojo 13 was awesome as usual.
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    fuck i just asked for some decent kawaii slice of life series. supply me with them.
    Minami-ke and Azumanga Daioh are the only series you need to bother with.
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  • WarpticonWarpticon Main otaku of SRK #2 Joined: Posts: 9,968
    Yea I watched the first episode of Spice and Juggs and it wasn't too bad. Will watch more. I could see me growing to dislike the Demon King easily if the scales tip much farther into silly bouncing rubber boob territory.

    Jojo 13 was awesome as usual.

    It's typically not like that in the manga...in fact, outside of the maid constantly calling them "useless meat" they really aren't a thing at all. The more noteworthy thing about her is that she's just really, really smart.
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    I just finished the Gungrave TV series. The drama and characterization was very good, I even cried manly tears at the end. Contrary to my expectations, the action and gunfights take a backseat behind the storytelling. Perhaps that is a good thing because the animation of the action scenes do not impress much at this day in age.

  • DarkGeneralDarkGeneral Joined: Posts: 4,348
    I really enjoyed Gungrave. I fell like it's Trigun older that predicates itself on the characters and their relationships elements while having stylish action scenes. Which I found delightful because my favorite parts of Trigun were the character elements. Specially the Vash & Knives relationship.
  • Spirit JuiceSpirit Juice 「HATES EVERYTHING」 Joined: Posts: 14,767 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    fuck i just asked for some decent kawaii slice of life series. supply me with them.

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    hunter x hunter 61
    I honestly think the card concept is neat, possible because I am a bit of a card game geek, I am interested to see how the story goes on in this arc and what will Gon gain from playing this game?
  • KurokunKurokun Joined: Posts: 1,842
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    Magi - 13
    As Alibaba demands entry into the Balbadd Palace, the guards on duty deny him entry as the crowd of Balbadd citizens begin pelting them with stones. Alibaba says that they'll stop if he manages to gain entry to talk to Ahbmad and the guards allow him to pass and open the gates. Before entering the palace grounds, Alibaba summons Amon's fiery power and proclaims to the masses that he will work to fix/change the state that Balbadd is currently in. Somewhere, the Kou princess inquires to her vassal Ka Koubun about the extent of Judal's injuries and he replies that it will take some time for him to recover considering that many of the bones in his body were broken in his fight with Ugo. The princess then wonders why she has to partake in the political wedding with Ahbmad and Ka Koubun says that it's for the purpose of the Kou Empire to secure Balbadd, due to it's location, which would help the Kou Empire spread it's influence into western lands. The thoughts of experiencing love weigh on the princess' mind, as she thinks of Sinbad, and also of Ahbmad, who she hopes is a wonderful person, since she has yet to personally meet him.

    Inside the throne room, the Banker offers the three Kou Empire warriors (the ones who appeared with the Kou princess) as a sort of betrothal gift to be Ahbmad's elite guards. A ruckus involving Alibaba's sudden appearance alerts Ahbmad to his presence and the Balbadd ruler orders him to be killed. One of the Kou warriors (Entai) goes to meet Alibaba and transforms into an elephant beast. Alibaba tries to utilize his Djinn (Weapon) Equip, but he is unable to utilize the technique well and is only able to channel some of his magoi into his metal vessel (dagger) instead, while trying to avoid the elephant beast's attacks. Ahbmad notices Alibaba's abilities and the Banker goes on to speak about it's significance: dungeon clearer and king candidate status. The thought of Alibaba being 'significant' doesn't sit well with Ahbmad.

    Entai manages to overpower Alibaba with an attack and as he prepares to crush him, Alibaba has thoughts of various people who support/believe in him, as well as doubts. However, Alibaba breaks free from the thoughts and evades Entai's attack, as well as managing to wound the beast. As Entai begins a charging attack, Alibaba begins to concentrate on focusing Amon's fire into the dagger and upon doing so, he cleaves the elephant beast into two with one slash from a magical black sword that Alibaba is now wielding/has materialized in place of his dagger (metal vessel). Seeing that Alibaba has overcome his attacker, Ahbmad orders another of the elite trio to attack/kill him. Alibaba charges forward but is stopped by some monster monkeys who possess remarkable regenerative ability, though he manages to push them back, somewhat, at the expense of his draining magoi. As Alibaba rushes at their leader (a monkey beast), Morgiana interrupts the fight. Though she is a bit angry that Alibaba didn't ask her for help, Morgiana understands that this is something that he needs to do and offers to handle the monkey troupe herself. After throwing Alibaba beyond a wall into the inner sanctum of the palace, Morgiana prepares for battle against monkey beast, in a sort of rematch from their last meeting. Elsewhere, Sinbad learns of Alibaba's entry into the Balbadd palace on his own and he decides to head to the palace as well. As Sinbad departs, something begins to happen to Aladdin.

    Inside the palace, Alibaba encounters the last of the elite trio, a beast swordsman, and manages to cut through one of his weapons with Amon's sword. However, as Alibaba goes for another strike, his magoi runs out for his Djinn Weapon Equip, reverting Amon's sword back into his dagger. Alibaba then recalls a method of regaining magoi in battle from Sinbad. He douses the beastman with oil and uses his dagger to ignite it with a spark, then channels the flames into the dagger, which summon Amon's sword for an attack that easily cuts through his attacker, like with the elephant beast. Outside, Morgiana is having some trouble dealing with the monkeys, while trying to get to their leader. She recalls how Masrur was able to charge through a crowd with a single rush attack and when she tries the technique herself, it lacks the impact of the male Fanalis warrior. Morgiana then begins to build speed/power by rebounding off of some nearby structures and with three mighty charge attack, she is able to take out the monkeys and deal a deadly blow to the monkey beast leader.

    After Alibaba finally makes his way into the throne room, upon entry he sees the remains of some defeated warriors (the result of the display of power from the Kou elite trio) and moves to confront Ahbmad, who responds by telling his soldiers to kill Alibaba after the Banker tells him that Alibaba's magoi reserve has been exhausted. Though Alibaba only wants to talk/reason with Ahbmad, the soldiers are confused in what to do and only manage to restrain him. Sahbmad then steps forward and commands the soldiers to let Alibaba go and with the help of Barkak (loyal general to the former king), Alibaba is freed. The outburst from Sahbmad (and Barkak's actions) makes Ahbmad think that he is pulling a coup d'etat and Ahbmad begins to belittle Sahmad. Sahbmad has had enough and after seeing that Alibaba has made he way here with his own courage and resolve, the Deputy King commands the soldiers to sheathe their weapons and not interrupt the talk between Alibaba and Ahbmad. As Ahbmad curses Sahbmad's action and can't believe what is happening, Alibaba steps forward and says that he is here to change the current state of Balbadd.

    Minami-ke Tadaima - 01
    Kana's plans of getting some help with studying backfire. Chiaki's 'angel' and 'devil' sides make an appearance. Haruka says it's okay to keep the kotatsu out for a little while longer when it's still cold outside.
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  • Tekno VirusTekno Virus small man big strength Joined: Posts: 8,565
    fuck i just asked for some decent kawaii slice of life series. supply me with them.
    Usagi Drop!
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    Being subtly Kawaii, I recommend Aria.
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  • Number 13Number 13 The Courage to Skullgirl Joined: Posts: 1,545
    More Monogatari 2nd Season news dropped
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    Gonna start back again on July and will Keep Running for Half a Year.
    It will cover the Nekomonogatari (White), Kabukimonogatari, Hanamonogatari, Otorimonogatari,Onimonogatari and Koimonogatari sections.

    Wonder when Kizumonogatari will eventually drop? Heard a movie will eventually happen on how the MC Turned Vampire during Spring Break
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    Technically it's the 3rd season if you include Nisemonogatari
  • SpaceOutNightmareSpaceOutNightmare Stays Sandbaggin' Joined: Posts: 2,351
    Fuck that shit, new Kimi no Knife is out.
    Thinking about redoing BOB tournament for the patch, anyone game?
  • Ken34Ken34 a.k.a Mashima Taichi Joined: Posts: 6,955 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Usagi Drop!
    Cross Game

    dam i loved the shit out of cross game, it was so good.
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  • Tekno VirusTekno Virus small man big strength Joined: Posts: 8,565
    Aoba is so damn cute mayn.
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    Dellusions are inexhaustible.
    I vow to end them all.
    Sentient beings are numberless.
    I vow to save them all.

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  • angelpalmangelpalm They're for the bullet holes, puta! Joined: Posts: 22,912 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    More Monogatari 2nd Season news dropped
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    Gonna start back again on July and will Keep Running for Half a Year.
    It will cover the Nekomonogatari (White), Kabukimonogatari, Hanamonogatari, Otorimonogatari,Onimonogatari and Koimonogatari sections.

    Wonder when Kizumonogatari will eventually drop? Heard a movie will eventually happen on how the MC Turned Vampire during Spring Break

    Glad I don't waste my time watching shows where they can't even bother putting any artwork of the boring ass main character.

    Not that it matters since I already know what he looks like.
  • Doritos and SpriteDoritos and Sprite Joined: Posts: 179
    What anime DO you watch anyway anglepalm?
  • SpaceOutNightmareSpaceOutNightmare Stays Sandbaggin' Joined: Posts: 2,351
    The only Nekomontogari that was cool was Sugaru Paw, or whatever it was called.

    Renai Circulation just because that song was adorable.
    Thinking about redoing BOB tournament for the patch, anyone game?