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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:06 pm UTC
by Grop
Anyone watching the Reflection ? Apart from the myanimelist.net page I can't find much information of this project. It looks like the adaptation of an American comic book, is apparently written by Stan Lee (I wouldn't know this name but he is apparently a celebrity in the funnybooks industry), but I can't find any information on actual books being adapted or even a wikipedia entry.

Also has a very low score on myanimelist, although I don't hate that show so far. I would admit it is not the prettiest thing I have ever seen, and the animation is like 10 pics per sec, but the design is not too classic (for Japanese animation) and the story may be good.

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:36 pm UTC
by KnightExemplar
I went to a major anime convention recently and had the pleasure of watching "Anime Tamago 2016" (Translated: Anime Egg, which is the young-animator's training projects sponsored by the Japanese government). Each short is basically a 1-episode pilot episode.

Anime Mirai 2013 (the previous name of the same project) came out with the pilot episodes of "Little Witch Academia" and "Death Billiards". So really good stuff comes out sometimes.

Of the 2016 group, Kaze no Matasaburou stood out. It was extremely laid back: a "rural" story where a student meets the legendary Matasaburou. I can't say very much "happened" per se, but the environment of the show was extremely lovely. The "sketchy" 3d animation was of a very odd style, it was visually striking and intriguing. Just 30 minutes long but I enjoyed the experience.

Anyway, I'm trying to share this show with my friends legitimately. Does anyone know where I can stream or even purchase the video? Who would even know where to buy something like this? I have found it on BT but I'm looking for a legitimate copy first. It was worth purchasing IMO.

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:43 pm UTC
by Grop
I wouldn't know, but a quick search revealed that there would be a 1940 film by the name (or should I say, spelling) Kaze no Matasaburo based on a short story and a OVA from 1988. So that 2016 thing seems to be the remake/readaptation of something famous in Japan.

(Also Lu Over the Wall will be released next week in French theaters, I wonder if the subbed version will be screened reasonably close to my place; that seems to be for kids after all, but I generally love what Masaaki Yuasa makes; edit: no it won't).

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:42 am UTC
by Jorpho
Has anyone here been watching the new Berserk series? I was watching one of the videos by this "Super Eyepatch Wolf" person and noted that he did a video entitled "Berserk 2016: What The HELL happened", and now I am left wondering if this received widespread critical panning.

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:50 am UTC
by Grop
Overall I think most people dislike the 2016 and 2017 Berserk series. I dropped them early, and the few good scenes that I saw only made me want to read the manga again (I had already read the arcs covered in these series).

At least they are supposed to tell an interesting story, so if you haven't read the manga and aren't interested in doing that, you may want to watch them.

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:48 pm UTC
by Zohar
This is not anime but very much anime-adjacent - has anyone watched the (live-action) Netflix show "Final Fantasy XIV: Dad of Light"? It's an obvious ad for FF14, but it's kind of weirdly sweet. It's about a guy in his 20s that used to be fairly close to his dad, and they bonded over playing the original Final Fantasy. Nowadays the dad is very distant and the guy decides he'll get his dad FF14, become his in-game friend in secret, and then reveal himself later on.

It's very silly and convoluted, but I'm enjoying it. It's also not very long - just 8 episodes.

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:38 pm UTC
by TimelordSimone
Boyfriend and I watched the first episode, and thought it seemed charming, but not enough to prioritise it above the many other things we're watching together (including, on the thread topic, Sakura Quest, March Comes in Like a Lion, ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept., and My Hero Academia).
Probably we will, eventually? Only time will tell.

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:39 pm UTC
by Zohar
But... you're a timelord...

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:48 pm UTC
by TimelordSimone
Netflix is a fixed point, or something.

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:56 am UTC
by Grop
I saw In This Corner of the World yesterday, it was very good.

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:39 pm UTC
by Grop
Made in Abyss looked awesome, and was very good. Be just warned that it gets much darker than you might expect from the first few episodes; and the cuteness/moe of these kids will make their suffering more painful to watch (as in Madoka or Alien 9 for instance). Also it ends in a cliffhanger (I will probably read the manga if there is no sequel). But I really loved it.

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:51 pm UTC
by Grop
Autumn is quite promising as usual with so many good looking series and season twos and reboots! Really so many series look good.

Who would have figured there would be a Kino no Tabi reboot? It is the adaptation of a light novel though, so there should be new content and they might not be able to do that as a sequel (especially not making it look the same). Episode one seems to claim that a society in which everyone has weapons would be perfect ~ or something (and that would be Kino's interpretation). Anyway I am curious to see what's next.

Also these days I am watching Mousou Dairinin aka Paranoia Agent; it is quite awesome although I can't rush it because individual episodes aren't exactly nice to watch.

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:37 pm UTC
by Jorpho
Ah, Paranoia Agent. Why haven't I watched that yet? It's not a big time commitment.

I did see Masaaki "Mind Game" Yuasa's two new films, "Night Is Short, Walk on Girl" and "Lu Over the Wall". The first is quite splendid and every bit a worthy successor to Mind Game. The latter is more of a kid's film; the vapidity and subject matter brought to mind Ponyo.

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:26 pm UTC
by Grop
Kino no Tabi (2017) episode 2 covers the same story as the episodes 6 and 7 of the 2005 series. I think it is fun to compare the two.

Like I said before I was disappointed because the screenings of "Lu Over the Wall" were all French dubs in my place (possibly because for children but there was subbed screenings in Paris). I don't know yet if "Night Is Short, Walk on Girl" will be screened in my country (and I will wait until I know before I download it).