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tSar-Ivor
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posted September 27, 2017 11:20 PM
Edited by tSar-Ivor at 00:55, 28 Sep 2017.

Ooh not seen the latest one yet, last ep I was in the comment section getting upvoted like crazy for my theory on why the MC would make a move like that, hope am riiight! Assuming it's the MC ofc.

Also that wasn't the finale, according to Kissanime next ep out in 6 days (normally they won't have that, could be an oversight by them).

Edit: Just watched the ep and:
Lool, first time I got drunk I pretty much said the same thing to my 'best buddy' in a less monotone way, he is nothing but a tool like all others (back when I was super pretentious, though I still think the same, but with a more colourful vibe). Told him I don't really consider him a friend, or my equal (in my heart that is, but now that I'm done with uni I've started analysing and accepting those cold/calculating feelings and emotions rather than restraining/rejecting them like I have done).

More on point regards to the final scene, people are tools? (well they 'can' be, but not "just" tools, could be a translator error though). Apart from that totally agree. Love it when you get to see a proper Machievellian-esque character done right, makes me all tingly.
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posted September 28, 2017 01:19 AM

He's overly hyped up, but that's the general premise of the anime. Have a bunch of kids with some quirks that attend an "elite" high school, it's like Hero Academia without the flashy superpowers. Too much behind the scenes action in the last episode where he also assumed who each class leader was. I knew it would be a letdown on that front ever since the assault incident and their extremely poor excuse for a defense, it's like everyone there was an idiot not to realize how much of a case the accusation lacked and just went on with the assumption of guilt. Besides, the school rules and system are just begging belief that they are not actually constructed in such a way to facilitate exploiting loopholes and coping-out basically anything with the right amount of credits. So yea, it was pretty good overall, but it's not a masterpiece, pretty far off at a closer inspection.
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posted September 28, 2017 10:56 AM
Edited by Tsar-ivor at 11:39, 28 Sep 2017.

when it comes to Ayenokoji the saying it takes one to know one comes to mind. Thinking bk i noticed a few inconsistencies too, for instance there was abdolutely no need to step in and help horikita with the president or to reveal his talent, this is most likely for the benefit of the casual viewer (if not then it's a cry for help on the MC's part, the need for at least one other too see his true potential, but this would've been faaaar more subtle Horikita should've been  left guessing).

I paid more attention to the things that made rational sense rather than all the things catering to the average viewer.

A true masterpiece
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posted September 30, 2017 01:35 AM




I need new anime. Maybe I should try monogatari again.
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posted September 30, 2017 02:00 AM

At work I was doing packing which is simple, but you need to keep yourself occupied (radio with sports news repeating 6-10 times over is faaar from ideal), so I wrote an essay in my head regarding the question "are traps gay?".
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posted September 30, 2017 08:40 AM

Heh Between bus stops I have started reading light novels on my cellphone. I have completed kara no kyoukai (which had some fun writing and nicely complemented the films with character insights and thoughts) and I'm currently reading spice and wolf.
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posted October 06, 2017 10:41 PM
Edited by Stevie at 03:42, 16 Oct 2017.

On my list of currently followed anime of the new season:

Dies Irae, VN adaptation, started watching for the epic title.
Just Because!, school anime, probably slice of life romance developing down the road. Episode 1 was heartwarming.
Mahoutsukai no Yome, interesting anime that reminds me a bit of Spice and Wolf, only with mages.

And how the **** did I not watch Re:CREATORS up until now? The first episode was amazing. Time to catch up.

EDIT: Damn, the anime pulled me in so hard I couldn't let go so I just finished it within the day. I can say I was impressed, but the ending was lacking. If it erred more on the side of tragedy, it would've been one of the best animes I'd ever seen. Unfortunately, the good route was... a letdown. Plus, overpowered characters are just boring. Where's the struggle, the anxiety, the tension? And they lived happily ever after? Come on xD. That said, some characters were really well made, that funny girl with the black dress standing out the most. Also the guy with the pistol and the other one with the long katana. MC was.. a normal guy with internal turmoil and a weak presence that found resolution, not bad. Well, I had no idea I could get into anime battle royales again, must be a leftover trait from the Fate series.
The animeinception part also messed up with my head, 8/10.

EDIT: And finally, after 291 episodes, I have completed watching Dragon Ball Z. All I can say is that it's been one hell of a ride and I am sure to remember it fondly. There is an element to these types of anime that new titles nowadays cannot attain. That said, I might try Dragon Ball Super, so it better not disappoint.
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posted October 16, 2017 06:24 PM

Stevie said:
EDIT: And finally, after 291 episodes, I have completed watching Dragon Ball Z. All I can say is that it's been one hell of a ride and I am sure to remember it fondly. There is an element to these types of anime that new titles nowadays cannot attain. That said, I might try Dragon Ball Super, so it better not disappoint.


Don't get your expectations too high, Z is better overall. BUT the FTrunks arc is fantastic and the series has the occasional excellent episode. First two arcs of Super are actually retellings of Z's Battle of Gods and Resurrection F OAVs.
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posted October 17, 2017 07:08 PM
Edited by OmegaDestroyer at 19:09, 17 Oct 2017.

I don't know what it is about My Hero Academia, but my interest in it has all but faded.  I used to really enjoy it but it is starting to feel really stale.

As to DBZ, it's one series the more I look back on it, the more I dislike it.  The characters aren't interesting, the pacing is terrible, and the overall story is dull.
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posted October 29, 2017 05:57 PM

Stevie said:
And how the **** did I not watch Re:CREATORS up until now? The first episode was amazing. Time to catch up.

Damn, the anime pulled me in so hard I couldn't let go so I just finished it within the day. I can say I was impressed, but the ending was lacking. If it erred more on the side of tragedy, it would've been one of the best animes I'd ever seen. Unfortunately, the good route was... a letdown. Plus, overpowered characters are just boring. Where's the struggle, the anxiety, the tension? And they lived happily ever after? Come on xD. That said, some characters were really well made, that funny girl with the black dress standing out the most. Also the guy with the pistol and the other one with the long katana. MC was.. a normal guy with internal turmoil and a weak presence that found resolution, not bad. Well, I had no idea I could get into anime battle royales again, must be a leftover trait from the Fate series.
The animeinception part also messed up with my head, 8/10.

Certainly enjoyable but the dialogues(or general maturity level) were killing me at times. Rather consistently good watch with good action and music but I wish certain characters were more mature or at least more bright. Also, this is a minor complaint but certain situations or characters felt familiar. Perhaps because the characters were mostly archetypes or because I have seen (too?)similar character designs but in more than a few instances it felt like mashup of something previously watched. The fact that it went beyond a simple battle royale and also incorporated the relationship between the industry and fans was was a pleasant surprise. Ending was okay but they overdid it with the last moment expositions and plot twists. And while I disliked the lying girl, I rather missed her presence in the second part.
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posted October 29, 2017 07:10 PM

Been watching the Dragon Ball Super for a bit.

My god, they've really ran out of ideas for characters, haven't they?
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posted October 30, 2017 03:15 PM

Kipshasz said:
Been watching the Dragon Ball Super for a bit.

My god, they've really ran out of ideas for characters, haven't they?


They will catch up later, there's a jump in quality starting from UE6 arc, which feels like the old Dragon Ball a bit but Goku is adult and all so also a bit of Z, not so bad. A noticeable jump in quality from FTrunks arc and beyond, even if at times you will get awful episodes. Overall Super can be quite mediocre but sometimes they produce a gem and then just for that you don't regret watching previous meh episodes, you just wish it would happen more often.
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posted November 05, 2017 07:08 PM

I'm referring to that dragon balled disney's Winnie the Pooh( this guy ), the clown as a god of destruction, as well as the Universe 2 fighters (the girls with the power of love)

They just kinda went, bleep it, let's make it whatever pops to our heads.
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posted November 06, 2017 06:54 PM
Edited by Stevie at 18:55, 06 Nov 2017.

Mahoutsukai no Yome, so good, actually so good. I am so glad I picked this to watch this season. A one of a kind anime that I'd definitely recommend.
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posted November 06, 2017 07:47 PM
Edited by tSar-Ivor at 19:47, 06 Nov 2017.

Ye I got trolled last year over it, I watched an ep (if you can even call it that) then stood around waiting for the rest scratching my head (guess it was just a teaser or sumthin).
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posted November 12, 2017 01:40 AM

Watching Code Gaess at the moment and it is truly epic, the MC is both extremenly smart but also has a fatal flaw that the writers capture perfectly, episode 1 the first scene perfectly establishes the character, his ability and his flaw. I do giggle at the comment section now and then people simply going "omg he's so smart", while me am like nope he is both smart and tragically flawed, most critical point where this is clearly shown is episode 7 (show-down between Cornelia and Lulu):

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Funny thing is he knew he didn't have much chance (no real need either) from the beginning, I
love Lelouch, but he said he had all the conditions he needed, but he didnt lol (his most important condition which he reflected on at the end, was that expectation/need/condition that Cornelia be as dumb as Clovis, it is very foolish to bank on your enemy to be significantly inferior intellectually). He could've anticipated very easily from Cornelia's reputation alone that she might be more if not much more capable than Clovis - this is not a fact, but a hypothesis, war is a combination of assumptions and facts, the more you know of your enemy and their possible moves the better the chances of you predicting their move, it also enables you to have initiative, which Lulu had vs Clovis but not against Cornelia, as soon as Lulu took initiative Cornelia took it straight back since the operation was a feint, which Lulu knew already lol. Cornelia's win condition was luring out Lulu, his potential death or capture a bonus, Lulu's condition was Cornelia's death but he misassumed her priorities, he acted as if her primary goal was the destruction of the district). A few contradictions, but this adds realism to it, a normal human being will contradict themselves and trip up if not deligent enough, the higher the pressure the more chance of focus for intelligent individuals (I assume it was Lulu's pride that clouded judgement). Lulu didn't take Cornelia seriously enough till the end, at which point it was already checkmate, underestimating your opponent like again comes down to pride.

Point is, if he wasn't so overtly prideful he would've realized he had no need for a premature confrontation with doubtful forces at his disposal (it would've been perfectly fine and actually really good to use the opportunity to gauge Cornelia's abilities, but he took it too far and wanted the whole cake). He should've vied for his own personal army without ever putting the King and
Queen in mortal peril like that. He was lucky even in Shinjiku that the rebels were susceptible to his direct commands, he assumed falsely that reputation alone would translate to authority with this group of rebels, this was a critical error based on very little experimental data, i.e luck if it turned out right, that's far from the calculating genius we came here for, this is intentional, it's prideful trying to prove your worth by defeating a superior enemy and their commander with outnumbered and outmatched forces, this means the commander has to be double the value of the enemy one to succeed, to win with those odds puts the commanders abilities in the spotlight, this is essentially the first scene of episode 1 on a larger scale, except Lulu loses which was very nice and realistic, shows that the writers the writers know what they're doing and understand how things tie together (and how different variables interract).
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Tsar-ivor
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posted November 14, 2017 12:51 PM
Edited by Tsar-ivor at 00:44, 15 Nov 2017.

SPOILERS FOR EPISODE 22 CODE GEASS






First i loved this episode but at the same time Lulu's character did not reach anywhere near his potential... Nippon deal bringing an end to the black knight?Absurd! The whole reason for a personal army was that they were tied to him n his greater goal. Ofc we have to be rational many joined to group for Japan only these couldve been moved to safeguard japan as a base. Euphemias propsal was a godsend, her going berserk should've immediately have been blamed on the Emperor (even if he had no play in it, a repetition of Orange to shift blame from euphy and to the head of Britannia). This would maintain all key structures and fine tune them it might also shift potential blame from Zero and also bring other princes n princesses on board whod never believe euphy would do this but a rumor of the Emperors intervention would make theoretical sense.

Edit: Okay the anime lost the ****ing plot after episode 22, show had an amazing run till that point, but I guess the higher intelligent decisions lesser beings simply can't even fathom, the motivations are all completely jumpled and on full haywire too, guess it is to be expected, I was hoping for there to be kindred spirit out there who could understand how it works, but sadly it is not the case, damn shame. Still it is still enjoyable, but not from any intelligent perspective. Such a dumb way to conclude season 1, just random incoherent stuff happening, no doubt the chaos of making some very, very serious errors that a person of Lulu's calliber would never ever ever would've made.
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posted November 15, 2017 12:57 AM
Edited by Stevie at 00:58, 15 Nov 2017.

I was wondering when you'd come around. Glad to see it didn't take that long. The anime is pretty good overall, but the endings to the seasons and the aftertaste they leave are not that great.
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posted November 15, 2017 01:26 AM
Edited by Tsar-ivor at 01:37, 15 Nov 2017.

They are but it really seems like the author had a great foundation, but got totally lost in the woods down the line, making absurd character decisions, (i mean the initial battle of Shinjiku was simplistic with very little actual tactics, but it helped establish Lulu's abilities fast, so I let it slide). What happened ep 22 was pure genius though, 23 was the chance fo the authors to truly bring everything together for the climax, but the whole plot was washed down the toilet. A common strategy when you have no answers is to just confuse the observer by throwing everything you have at them (ironically the writers did just this in order to avert us from realising their serious lack of understanding).

It's a damn shame, I want to see heads roll for this. On ep 2 of second season and it feels like someone wrote the script drunk...

Maybe I'm just angry that I had the plot basis figured out at ep 1, and from Clovis' death the entire anime perfectly imagined (ep 22 was the delicious icing that was to spark everything, but they whiffed it so damn hard it's annoying me to no end, madness and stupidity).

The Emperor should've wanted a strong heir, and arranged for Lulu to be estranged and put the seeds of hatred into him by killing his mother, it would've been like Hellenic godly tale of a rightful son dethroning his father by being superior, but inevitably following down the similar path (the Britannian way!), but as a naive boy, he takes his own life once he has obliterated Britannia and fulfilled the contract (or with his siblings at his side truly does create a new world, irregardless of what his father's plans were, it was the man and his vision that Lulu objected to, if the Emperor was defeated there'd be no reason to not use the power he'd command).

Lulu was meant to have been chosen and playing straight into the Emperor's hands, Ep 22 (and consequently 23) were meant to be the great deciding factor (Lulu could've taken many routes, but this should've been the point where we turn to a direct confrontation between father and son, with Lulu potentially allying with his siblings, his father should've been the main foe, no other), but no matter the outcome the Emperor should've had worthiest heir to whom he would be defeated by.

It was...perfect. And they took it from me.

Instead, we get this embarassing Japan centric mess that completely sniffed out everything


Also dafuq is season 2?! Lulu is captured and hauled before the Emperor?! Are you serious I want to stop watching this right now.

Never mind just a little emotional, it's a good watch regardless, I just felt really invested, Lulu truly felt like a comrade I could relate to, but it was an illusion (like all anime really, probably for the best that I don't get too worked up over things like this, but I was hoping that there would be a brilliant mind behind the anime/manga whom I could call kindred).
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posted November 19, 2017 11:12 PM

Danganronpa season 1, pretty interesting for its "detective"-ish side, but the plot and setting are just weird. The animation was different in a good way as well, though I would've preferred it if blood was actually its natural color and not pink. The heck was that all about? Anyway, I might give the rest of the seasons a shot. Hopefully it's not just the same thing all over again.
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