Heroes of Might and Magic Community
visiting hero! Register | Today's Posts | Games | Search! | FAQ/Rules | AvatarList | MemberList | Profile


Age of Heroes Headlines:  
5 Oct 2016: Heroes VII development comes to an end.. - read more
6 Aug 2016: Troubled Heroes VII Expansion Release - read more
26 Apr 2016: Heroes VII XPack - Trial by Fire - Coming out in June! - read more
17 Apr 2016: Global Alternative Creatures MOD for H7 after 1.8 Patch! - read more
7 Mar 2016: Romero launches a Piano Sonata Album Kickstarter! - read more
19 Feb 2016: Heroes 5.5 RC6, Heroes VII patch 1.7 are out! - read more
13 Jan 2016: Horn of the Abyss 1.4 Available for Download! - read more
17 Dec 2015: Heroes 5.5 update, 1.6 out for H7 - read more
23 Nov 2015: H7 1.4 & 1.5 patches Released - read more
31 Oct 2015: First H7 patches are out, End of DoC development - read more
5 Oct 2016: Heroes VII development comes to an end.. - read more
[X] Remove Ads
LOGIN:     Username:     Password:         [ Register ]
HOMM1: info forum | HOMM2: info forum | HOMM3: info mods forum | HOMM4: info CTG forum | HOMM5: info mods forum | MMH6: wiki forum | MMH7: wiki forum
Heroes Community > Tavern of the Rising Sun > Thread: Bixies best of Shounen Manga
Thread: Bixies best of Shounen Manga This Popular Thread is 127 pages long: 1 2 3 4 5 ... 30 60 90 120 ... 123 124 125 126 127 · «PREV / NEXT»
blob2
blob2


Legendary Hero
Blob-Ohmos the Second
posted August 30, 2019 10:16 PM
Edited by blob2 at 22:22, 30 Aug 2019.

Danmachi S2

I'm not fond of this whole Ishtar arc. It doesn't have much to do with dungeon crawling (S1 left me with an impression that further into the story they will venture deeper still, doing more and more heroic deeds) and Bell is totally lame throughout the whole arc so far: either getting his ass kicked, ridiculed or saved by everyone. If their intention was to show Ishtar as a dauting familia they didn't do it very well. They better get their s*it together and give me some satysfying action (although that small skirmish with Aisha was pretty well animated).

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | Quote Reply | Link
Stevie
Stevie


Responsible
Undefeatable Hero
posted August 30, 2019 11:25 PM

Yea, that was really great, enjoyed it a lot and leaves me hoping for some actually well animated scenes further down the road. Bell is your typical shounen MC, bland and boring all the way to the end. ****ing sage-mode Dora went explorer on his balls and surprise, he lacked those too. Man, I can't help thinking how much more awesome it would be for him to have some actual character development, the setting gives all the right excuses for that to happen as well. We had that minotaur fight when he decided to confront his fear and be a hero, and everything after that was just him reverting to being this frustrating rabbit that can't be taken seriously.
____________
Guide to a Great Heroes Game
The Young Traveler

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | Quote Reply | Link
blob2
blob2


Legendary Hero
Blob-Ohmos the Second
posted August 31, 2019 11:19 AM

Shinra's entrance from the end of episode 8 of Fire Force will go down in history as one of the most epic ones in history of anime

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | Quote Reply | Link
Stevie
Stevie


Responsible
Undefeatable Hero
posted August 31, 2019 09:12 PM

Lost for words over Assassination Classroom 2nd Season, what a way to end the tale man. That legendary teacher, and the explosion of feels right at the end. Wholesome, fun and memorable. It deserved the praise I heard before watching and am glad for the choice I made. So many animes out there that deserve to be watched, this is definitely one of them.
____________
Guide to a Great Heroes Game
The Young Traveler

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | Quote Reply | Link
Elvin
Elvin


Admirable
Omnipresent Hero
What if Elvin was female?
posted August 31, 2019 10:26 PM

The ending did it justice. What I didn't buy was korosensei's background. The two characters didn't look too similar.
____________
DON'T BE A NOOB, JOIN A.D.V.E.N.T.U.R.E.

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | Quote Reply | Link
Stevie
Stevie


Responsible
Undefeatable Hero
posted August 31, 2019 11:43 PM
Edited by Stevie at 23:57, 31 Aug 2019.

I feel you, it was a leap to accept it. But it was ultimately irrelevant to what had to happen. And boy was it a spectacle. Still can't get over it, how genuine of a tragedy it was. I am a sucker for those. There's nothing that beats that feeling when a character with an excellent trait faces its demise. It only puts such weight to their life man, such meaning, such sorrow for its loss. That is also an excellent teacher.
He was a ****ing legend. His life left an impact on his students more than that hole in the moon. How fitting.

Now, will drop some next-on-my-list candidates before I forget: Claymore, Shiki, Ajin, Parasyte. Just off the top. Though I might really want to do some research first on some light comedic romance to settle my heart a bit.

Never mind, Kaichou wa Maid-sama! it is. Has all the right tags including my latest favorite - shoujo. Let there be silly.
____________
Guide to a Great Heroes Game
The Young Traveler

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | Quote Reply | Link
Neraus
Neraus


Promising
Legendary Hero
Pizza Nazi
posted September 01, 2019 01:34 AM

Elvin knows I love Assassination Classroom, I'm bound for a third rewatch some time after classes start again.

It seems we have our next in common, just after I finish watching Dagashi Kashi, turns out an anime all about Japanese candy brands can be really crazy and fun.

Also, I highly recommend Shiki, the art style may be a bit off-putting at times, but the story is definitely worth it, it's one of those five anime where I was legit creeped out at times. Plus there's enough gore if you're into that.
Btw, about gore, when I was younger wandering around the TV channels I was convinced that grown up anime was full of gore. Now, it also needs to be said I watch too much slice of life, but I actually watched few gory anime.
____________
PLVTOCRATIC AND REACTIONARY DEMOCRACIES OF THE WEST
POTERE, LO SFORZO, LA PASTA

0.05% Chance of being Cyrus the Great's descendant

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | PP | Quote Reply | Link
JoonasTo
JoonasTo


Responsible
Undefeatable Hero
What if Elvin was female?
posted September 01, 2019 09:26 PM

Well back then the kid anime was full of gore too so
____________
DON'T BE A NOOB, JOIN A.D.V.E.N.T.U.R.E.

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | PP | Quote Reply | Link
Elvin
Elvin


Admirable
Omnipresent Hero
What if Elvin was female?
posted September 01, 2019 11:45 PM

Stevie said:

Now, will drop some next-on-my-list candidates before I forget: Claymore, Shiki, Ajin, Parasyte.

Shiki and parasyte are high tier. Not seen ajin but claymore is pretty likable and has better art than the manga(thankfully removes some of the very stupid scenes too). Rushed ending though, there was a lot more story left in the manga.
____________
DON'T BE A NOOB, JOIN A.D.V.E.N.T.U.R.E.

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | Quote Reply | Link
tSar-Ivor
tSar-Ivor


Promising
Legendary Hero
Scourge of God
posted September 02, 2019 12:27 PM
Edited by tSar-Ivor at 12:49, 02 Sep 2019.

Ajin has some funky ass animation, but the story wasn't that compelling for me, except one bit that actually was done exceptionally, a bit where the 'villain' (for want of a better word) proves a point, and executes it to a T, the profound psychological impact on the protagonist coming into contact with something that...extreme was brilliantly done, apart from that I forgot everything else (all dialogue, hell even forgot the story).


Also Shiki is ****ing brilliant. Parasyte will always be a favourite, among the top list of yearly/bi-yearly rewatches, among things like;                      
Fate series (Night and Zero);
AoE;
Yahari No Seijun Love comedy;
Zetsuen no Tempest;
Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyousnowsu;
Koe no Katachi;
Erased;
Relife;
Mirai Nikki (ofc);
Pandora Hearts;
No Game No life;
Cowboy Bepop;
Alderamin on the Sky;


There are more, but these are the ones I watched 3 or more times and tend to make time for repeats every year or so, that is not to say I don't have other favourites or animes I didnt like more than these, it's that some of those touched me but the feeling is lost on rewatches. Whereas with some of these each rewatch brings something new, something I either didnt notice or I simply interpret completely differently, it's a new experience (and there are others these are just my preliminary rewatch list).

Berserk has to be my most rewatched anime, but unlike the others I feel like I lose something on each rewatch, as if my child-brain that first watched it (and subsequently insta read the manga, back then it was up to the ship/whale chapters) somehow got more out of it than I can now.

Claymore for me was dodgy, I enjoyed a few episodes, and a couple of scenes, but I have absolutely no affinity to any of the characters, and the story feels unpolished, not to insult anyone that likes the anime, but I would take even something sterile like SaO over it (the antagonist tickled my interest, but everything else just seeped that instantly). Never even bothered to watch the final two episodes, I felt like I was just forcing myself to watch it.
____________
Gold is for the mistress -- silver for the maid --
Copper for the craftsman cunning at his trade."
"Good!" said the Baron, sitting in his hall,
"But Iron -- Cold Iron -- is master of them all."

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | PP | Quote Reply | Link
blob2
blob2


Legendary Hero
Blob-Ohmos the Second
posted September 02, 2019 03:22 PM
Edited by blob2 at 15:35, 02 Sep 2019.

Berserk, the first anime, is a cult classic for me. It actually defined my view on how a dark fantasy anime should look like (and we still don't have a lot of those). I was a lot younger so the gore and rape really did a lasting impression on me. Ofc the series had a lot more going for it, but I'm just saying they didn't pull their punches. Actually the cinematic trilogy, despite a lot of critique it recieved, was enjoyable. Unfortunately the CGI TV series didn't leave a big impression on me, their decision to go CGI was poorly executed with this budget. It had its moments, bad it left a bad aftertaste.

Claymore was cool, but if I remember correctly it caught up to the manga and had an original ending which was a trainwreck... a shame because things started to become interesting at that point.

I don't rewatch animes, I focus on the new ones. If a particular scene/moment gives me the feels I simply watch it on youtube again.

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | Quote Reply | Link
Stevie
Stevie


Responsible
Undefeatable Hero
posted September 06, 2019 10:42 PM
Edited by Stevie at 22:43, 06 Sep 2019.

Terrible DanMachi episode. No animation quality. No compelling story. No worthwhile action. Missed all the opportunities. New spell Light of Purification? Switches angle where we can't see ****. Bell charges to clash with that amazon? Conveniently avoids showing any contact. Cutting corners all over the place? Danmachi 2nd season in a nutshell.
____________
Guide to a Great Heroes Game
The Young Traveler

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | Quote Reply | Link
blob2
blob2


Legendary Hero
Blob-Ohmos the Second
posted September 07, 2019 12:30 AM
Edited by blob2 at 18:45, 07 Sep 2019.

Yeah the material is weak. The whole Ishtar arc appears to be one big fanservice, even if the title of the series has sth to do with "picking up girls". S2 continues to disappoint...

This seems noice: Somali and the Forest Spirit

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | Quote Reply | Link
CountBezuhoff
CountBezuhoff


Famous Hero
Master of the merchant's guild
posted September 08, 2019 12:16 AM
Edited by CountBezuhoff at 00:20, 08 Sep 2019.

Ahem, is just me or is the animation quality of the current One Piece arc a bit off? As in 'actually not an eyesore at all'? Also, what's the deal with the pacing? They almost stuffed a whole manga chapter in one episode! The opening is down to 2 minutes and 10 seconds and the recap part takes even less! Is this it, guys? Have we achieved perpetual decency for the first time since 200, uhm, 300 500 episodes? Holy ****! Is the water actually not CGI anymore? What the heck? Hey, they've even eased up on the PTSD-inducing flashbacks that started appearing lately. I don't know what to say... Chauvinism is a great tool of motivation...

I've just jinxed it, haven't I?

The Count
____________
"...Mr Hack... I don't feel so good..."

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | Quote Reply | Link
blob2
blob2


Legendary Hero
Blob-Ohmos the Second
posted September 08, 2019 11:57 AM
Edited by blob2 at 11:59, 08 Sep 2019.

CountBezuhoff said:
Ahem, is just me or is the animation quality of the current One Piece arc a bit off? As in 'actually not an eyesore at all'?


Well, One Piece anime has a long history of wavering between cool animation and bad animation. I also tend to jump in and out of watching the anime. We had fights with Cipher pol, we had Moria arc etc. For instance I got back to One Piece for Zou arc, and imo it was also animated pretty well, especially first few episodes. Then Big Mom arc had its ups and downs, but the finale of the fight with Katakuri was epic.

Thsi is pure speculation on my side, but Wano arc will probably be the penultimate arc of One Piece: Luffy will defeat both Kaido and Big Mom (since they now formed and alliance) and he will be left with Raftel, and/or defeating World Government one way or another plus battling Blackbeard (additionally the mystery of Poneglyphs will be solved). I can't wait to see Straw Hat Alliance fleet finally making an appearance (maybe to help win back Wano?), this will be epic. I think Oda has a soft spot for this arc, s it represents his home country, so he puts even more love then ever into it.

Watched the opening 22 just now and while I think the song is one of the weakest ever, the animation is indeed pretty dynamic. I also think it's stylized like it was made with water ink, Japanese style or sth (meaning the blurry edges).

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | Quote Reply | Link
Stevie
Stevie


Responsible
Undefeatable Hero
posted September 08, 2019 10:47 PM

Stevie said:
Never mind, Kaichou wa Maid-sama! it is. Has all the right tags including my latest favorite - shoujo. Let there be silly.


Oh man, was it silly. Kaicho wa Maid-Sama was an average watch. The chemistry between Misaki and Usui was there, everything else was not. I found it infuriating that characters would casually belittle themselves regularly to put them on a pedestal (for no ****ing reason), going so far as to say they were superhuman. The unrealistic proportions that took made me realize just how much depth this anime lacked. Apart from some scarce laughs and spicy moments, meh. I was actually rooting for Hinata at some point, that childhood friend trope appearing more genuine and likable than the MC, and people hated him passionately. Was pretty much let down for that 8 on MAL, more like a 6-7 in my opinion.
____________
Guide to a Great Heroes Game
The Young Traveler

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | Quote Reply | Link
blob2
blob2


Legendary Hero
Blob-Ohmos the Second
posted September 14, 2019 11:00 AM

Danmachi 2

It seems the Ishtar arc is over. There were some decent final fights, but imo the whole thing was pretty luckluster and uninspired. I belive the author isn't exactly sure where he wants to go with the series...

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | Quote Reply | Link
Elvin
Elvin


Admirable
Omnipresent Hero
What if Elvin was female?
posted September 15, 2019 03:31 PM

Yeah, that arc just was meh. One redeeming quality though..

B*tch slap of banishment
____________
DON'T BE A NOOB, JOIN A.D.V.E.N.T.U.R.E.

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | Quote Reply | Link
Stevie
Stevie


Responsible
Undefeatable Hero
posted September 16, 2019 12:19 AM

Disinterested in Danmachi, that's how I feel after all of that. I'll watch the rest of it just for completion, no more expectations. Bad second season, the other two comparatively superior.

Meanwhile, finished Claymore and it was a fairly good watch. Reminded me a lot of Berserk. There was so much potential unexplored that the fact it ended the way it did was kinda unsatisfying. Raki taking the heat from the community but I actually liked that type of character sometimes, I can see how it can grind some people's gears though, hit or miss with that one. Animation-wise it was great, some scenes just really well done, putting to shame other more modern and ongoing anime. *wink wink* Story-wise, Theresa backstory was the epitome of the anime. There was too much focus on having action all the time, could've gone a long way if they developed some other aspects, like politics, the organization, the layout of the land and its 47 districts or whatever.

Need to lose my mind in something lighthearted again, comedy, romance.
____________
Guide to a Great Heroes Game
The Young Traveler

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | Quote Reply | Link
blob2
blob2


Legendary Hero
Blob-Ohmos the Second
posted September 16, 2019 10:58 AM

Stevie said:
Need to lose my mind in something lighthearted again, comedy, romance.


Go for Flying Witch (Furaingu Witchi), it's the epitome of lightheartedness

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | Quote Reply | Link
Jump To: « Prev Thread . . . Next Thread » This Popular Thread is 127 pages long: 1 2 3 4 5 ... 30 60 90 120 ... 123 124 125 126 127 · «PREV / NEXT»
Post New Poll    Post New Topic    Post New Reply

Page compiled in 0.0864 seconds