Posted by psgels on 27 July 2007 with categories: Random Posts

I was pretty surprised when I realized that I already reached the benchmark of 3000 comments in such a short while. Especially considering that it took me 16 months to reach the first 1500, and only four to reach the second 1500 comments. Last night, ap was the one who made it, on my post about Bokura no – 11. While the people from Sea Slugs always use some kind of fan-art, I’m a horrible drawer, I decided to have a little contest for these kinds of benchmarks. Basically, just post a comment, leaving the name of an anime that is slated for the fall-season, and I’ll blog the one with the most votes, no matter what.

The last time I did this, Claymore came out, which turned into a really interesting experience. The rules are:
– To validly post, just drop a comment leaving your selection. I selected this system above a poll on purpose, because I really want this to be a choice of my readers, instead of random people who will vote randomly on any poll they run into.
– I accept any shows that are listed on moonphase under the fall-season or just 2007, without any specific date yet announced apart from the year. For an english version of this list, go here.
– Each person can select up to 2 shows. Since ap was the one who made te 3000th comment, his votes count for three.
– The voting stays open until August 31th, after which the show with the most votes will be blogged as soon as it airs. Be careful, though. If I don’t like it, I reserve the right to bash it. If you want to return on a later date, you’ll find this post under the category “Random Posts”.

And finally, let me thank all the people who dropped a comment, and made sure that this benchmark could be reached. You’re all very appreciated. ^_^

EDIT – The current list of votes:
Gundam 00 – 13
Clannad – 12
Ghost Hound – 11
Gunslinger Girl – 9
Kodomo no Jikan – 5
ef – 5
Mokke – 4
Haruhi II – 4
Wellber no Monogatari II – 4
Kimikiss – 2
Hero Tales – 2
Rental Magica – 2
Minami-ke – 2
Censoroll – 1
Prism Ark – 1
Shugo Chara – 1
Aria OVA – 1
Bamboo Blade – 1
Shakugan no Shana II – 1

(Small note: everyone who voted for Gunslinger Girl can recast his or her vote, since it’s been confirmed to air in spring, next year. )

EDIT: The Poll is Closed. Don’t bother voting or revoting, because I won’t count them. Everyone, thanks for participating!

75 Responses

  1. Cos says:

    Congrats.
    To tell the truth I really want to see you blog one show that isn’t your kind at all, maybe Gundam 00 or Clannad.

  2. Solaris says:

    Hi Psgels. Just took a look on thet page you linked@animeph

    I vote for Mokke. The manga is licensed in Italy and i happened to read somehing about it. Here’s a review: http://www.animenfo.com/mangatitle,146,nsyhpo,mokke.html

    As for my second chose i’d like
    Gunslinger Girl Continuation
    I don’t know if the list is outdated or what, but i continue to find traces of this phantom new serie of Gunslinger Girl on the net. If it should be aired, as i really look forward to, please blog it.

  3. totoum says:

    gunslinger girl continuation
    though like solaris,i’m really confused,one day it exists,then it doesn’t,then it does again lol

  4. Patrick Monti says:

    – Ghost Hound / Shinrei Kari (I know you will blog about this, because if you don’t I will hate you ;) )
    – Gunslinger Girl

  5. daizengar says:

    3000…thats a lot!

    I know you are not into mecha series…but I would love to see Gundam OO series bloged, maybe it can turn into an interesting experience too =)

    and for my second choice, Wellber no Monogatari (2nd season), I really liked the first part xD

  6. psgels psgels says:

    So I see that Gunslinger Girl is taking an early lead. Please do note that accordig to Moonphase, it isn’t sure yet whether it’ll air in 2007 or not. If it doesn’t, and Gunslinger Girl does end up with the most votes, I’m going to go for the series with the second-most amount of votes, simply because I do not want to wait that long. :P

  7. Solaris says:

    I could wait ages for my beloved Henrietta *______*

  8. Ravage says:

    Kodomo no Jikan and Haruhi 2/Clannad(whichever airs in fall).

  9. Anca says:

    Kodomo no Jikan – the recent manga scandal was delicious. I have high hopes for its anime.

  10. omo says:

    Soon enough, star crossed will be over 9000…

    Instead of a new show I’d recommend you watch some old ones instead. Like Hard Core Slice-o-Life Aria the Animation, or something.

    Other than that, just try out some TEROGE adaptation. EF anime or Kimikiss.

  11. Kite says:

    I’m gonna say Clannad and Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu Second Season!

  12. Chablis says:

    My vote goes to Gundam 00.

  13. A0 says:

    Kodomo no Jikan gets my vote.

  14. A5 says:

    clannad(I loved the kanon and air anime) and ef

  15. miki says:

    KoJiKa for me!

  16. saris says:

    Voting for Jyushin Enbu – Hero Tales, it looks very very like the art of Full metal Alchemist mangaka, well I am not good at Japanese so I don’t know if it ‘s the same author or not.

    And Rental Magica,story and characters seems interesting.

    Wanna vote for Velvet under world and gunslinger girl too but as it is not gonna be in Fall season….

  17. Bee says:

    I vote for Mokke!

  18. rwaggie says:

    Definitely Gunslinger Girl 2 and if you consider any movies, Cencoroll looks quite promising.

  19. Well, series like Haruhi 2 and the Code Geass continuation will probably get blogged either we vote it or not so im gonna go for less voted shows that seem interesting.
    Shugo Chara! and Prism Ark are my choices

  20. Anga says:

    Mokke and that new Aria OVA.

  21. Mentar says:

    It’s not going to win, but it’s my sleeper dark horse tip for the next season anyway: Kimikiss. It really depends on how they do it… but if they do it right, it’s gonna be excellent.

  22. ret says:

    I vote for EF. :)

  23. SDtielvdeo says:

    Kodomo no Jikan, and Haurhi II Please :)

  24. psgels psgels says:

    I’m surprised that there are so many people looking forward to Kodomo no Jikan. Was the manga really that good?

  25. Zato-Sama says:

    dont know any of them rly, just tell me wich one u think is similar to seirei no morobito or Bakumatsu Kikansetsu Irohanihoheto

  26. psgels psgels says:

    Ghost Hound is also from Production IG, just like Seirei no Moribito, so I suspect some similarities. As for Bakumatsu, there aren’t really samurai-shows this season, but I think Hero Tales comes close.

  27. soavifox says:

    hero tales and ghost hound sound decent but none of them really strike me as interesting at the moment:/

  28. demitrickster says:

    Are you going to do a fall preview? Because I have no idea what most of those of shows are even about…

  29. psgels psgels says:

    Good point. I’ll do one once the line-up is really known, and I’m thinking of extending the deadline because of this.

  30. Angelle says:

    Clannad and Haruhi II please. :3

  31. sylvan says:

    Gundam 00 please!

  32. Zato-Sama says:

    Ghost hound!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Onegai Psgels-Sama!!

  33. Zato-Sama says:

    Ghost hound trailer here for those who are curious: http://www.ghosthound.tv/ (sry psgels)

  34. smurph172 says:

    gunslinger girl was an awesome anime to bad it had such a cut off ending to the series. I can’t wait for the next season. You should blog the series

  35. Immortal says:

    My choices:

    Gundam OO: It seems interesting, being different than the previous two series. Im sure you will like it if character development is good enough.

    Ghost Hound: As always, I expect Production I.G. to deliver a very good experience, with very high quality animation and art.

  36. haruda says:

    Mokke and Ghost Hound!

  37. shadowWizz says:

    I’m casting my votes to Wellber no Monogatari II & Bamboo Blade

    Going a bit OT here… Want to say many thanks & GJ for your El Cazador reviews. I enjoy reading your comments on the L.A. – Ellis – Nadie relationship. It was interesting… Keep up the good work. =)

  38. roastedpekingduck says:

    psgels, do you have any interest in the second season of Genshiken?

  39. psgels psgels says:

    Roastedpekingduck: not really. I only saw the first episode of the first season.

  40. BladeBlur says:

    Gundam 00

  41. cubia says:

    Clannad and Ghost hound.

  42. 0rion says:

    I’m surprised no one’s voted for Shakugan no Shana. I’ll go ahead and throw in a vote for that, even if it seems kind of pointless.

    Second vote…definitely Gunslinger Girls.

  43. Windspirit says:

    I vote for Clannad.

    As I said, I think you probably had a bad first impression noticing that this would be a romantic visual novel adapted into anime which will only rely on cute stereotyped characters to sell. This is obviously not the case, Clannad will follow Kanon’s steps to give us a touching story where the main hero won’t sleep with all the girls and where all the girls aren’t interested only in the hero’s engine.

    I am not asking you to adore this anime, just to give him a chance. You can seriously be surprised. Oh, and by the way, I’d also recommend Kanon (the 2006 version), probably the best anime in its genre.

  44. Windspirit says:

    Sorry for the double comment. >_>

    About the second show, I’d say “ef – a tale of memories”.
    The trailer shows that there won’t be a bunch of girls in love with the hero, but other couples. The synopsis of this series reminds me of the charming mysticness of Air and… the idiocy of School Days. But now that I heard that there will be more than one couple in this anime, I’m sure I can expect more elaborated romance, at least more than usual harem-shows.

    :)

  45. Chris says:

    I suppose since no one will vote for Blue Point I’ll vote for Clannad, that way I’ll follow your blog and just skip the bad episodes! :D Hey atleast it sounds better than Kodomo!

  46. I vote fore Gundam 00 as my first choice…
    After watching the last PV I have high hopes for it…its also comming in HD, that is a big plus for me :P

    As for the second one…hell I can`t decide…
    Im really not looking forward to anything more so I`ll leave it like this, whichever comes second is fine xD

  47. demitrickster says:

    Ok, I vote for Ghost Hound and Rental Magica

  48. CherylHew says:

    ACK, no one voted for MapleStory TT__TT It’d be hopeless for me to do so then LOL In that case, I’d take CLANNAD and Gunslinger Girl… Though we aren’t really sure when the latter will air eh?

  49. Ryusei says:

    Ghost Hound (Production I.G. should be awesome)

    and Gundam OO…

    by the way, is it OO, or 00?^^

  50. psgels psgels says:

    Sorry, my fault. Apparently, it’s 00, but pronounced Double O.

  51. totoum says:

    i think you can take gunslinger girl out of the poll,a second season has been confirmed,but it will come next spring,not this fall.

  52. psgels psgels says:

    Good point. Everyone who voted for Gunslinger Girl is allowed to revote, since by the time it airs, we’ve probably reached the next poll. ^^;

  53. Ulises says:

    Just finished the first season of Wellber no monogatari… It was good, so the second season as my first and..I was thinking about Gunslinger Girl, but because it doesn`t air, gundam 00

    I`m not a big fan of mecha anime…but it`s been a long time since I watched any, so I`ll give it a try xD

  54. Xerox says:

    Gundam 00! Because that’s the only thing I’m looking forward to in the fall.

  55. Cheshire says:

    Gundam 00. Mizushima makes me hope (beyond the fact that the main characters seem an emo-bishie squad just like in Gundam Wing). Also looking forward to Mokke and Rental Magica.

  56. Patrick Monti says:

    Well then I guess I will have to change my Gunslinger Girl vote. I’m torn between Mokke and Minami-ke but I guess my neither has possibilities to win so, the oscar goes to: Minamki-ke.

  57. Darka says:

    How can you even think of not blogging Haruhi II.

  58. psgels psgels says:

    Darka: Because I dropped the first season after four episodes?

    Anyway, I take that that’s your vote, but I don’t really think that Haruhi II will be airing this year.

  59. Windspirit says:

    Yup. Kyoto Animation is doing only one anime per season, and Clannad will be quite long (24 episodes, the visual novel’s script is long enough), so I think you guys will have to wait until april for your Second Season, while a bunch of people like me will be enjoying Clannad. :P

    You dropped Haruhi Suzumiya First Season after four episodes, psgels ? Ha ha ! I wasn’t bored enough to drop the series at this point. Sure, this series has its good moments (the Remote Island, Haruhi’s live concert, the ending (which was kinda intelligent compared to the stupidity of the previous episodes)), but taken globally, it’s, sorry guys, a piece of boring crap full of useless and boring fillers. >_>
    Well, I suppose the flawless technical production and the moe factors made it so popular.

    Well, I now suppose that Gundam 00 will win and that Clannad won’t be blogged. Am I wrong ?

  60. psgels psgels says:

    Well, you’re right, unless more people start voting within the next five days. I do think that I’m going to watch Clannad for a few episode before casting my final judgment, though, whether it gets chosen or not. :)

  61. Windspirit says:

    OK, if I understood well, it means that you watch all the new shows, but pick only some of them to be blogged. This vote is to choose ONE anime that you will ABSOLUTELY blog until the end ?

    Oh.
    So basically, all animes actually have chances to be blogged if you we impressed by the first episodes ? :)

  62. Patrick Monti says:

    Windspirit I think that it’s just as you said. Probably psgels just wants something he would have never thought of blogging.

  63. aikibriarrose says:

    Well, I was really hoping for some votes for the second season of xxxHolic, but I’d like to read your comments about Clannad and Code Geass as well. I’m glad I went looking for more info about Mononoke, cause that’s how I found your blog. Thanks!

  64. psgels psgels says:

    Windspirit, Patrick: Yeah, that’s indeed the purpose of this poll. The last time I tried this, Claymore came out, which I probably wouldn’t have blogged on my own, and it turned out into quite a decent series.

    aikibriarrose: do note that neither the second season of xxxHolic nor Code Geass seems to be airing this fall, and this poll is meant for fall-shows. ;)

  65. deathgod says:

    i think Ghost Hound will be very interesting,i saw the trailer and the animation looked great(kind of similar to Jigoku shoujo), and so i vote for it even if i don’t think there are any more chances for it to get the first lace

  66. Hinode says:

    Hello world … just remembered this poll …

    Anyway .. checked out the two leading candidates out at wiki .. and my vote goes to Clannad .. ^_^ ..

  67. psgels psgels says:

    Ooh, this is getting exciting. There’s less than a day left, and the top-2 have an equal amount of votes. :)

  68. Mai Dawn says:

    Clannad and Dog Hound

  69. hahaha says:

    my vote goes to Gundam OO since its the only fall series im actually looking forward to

  70. Hyuga says:

    Just finished reading your monthly summary…I was not aware of this thing until now^^

    As for my choices:

    Ghost Hound: Because I expect it to be as good as Seirei no moribito because it is from the same company that`s working on it…that show simply amazes me with a good combination of art, animation, music and novel-like storyline.

    Gundam oo..or OO, whatever: Just because I love mecha series…and lately there has been nothing good for me. Gurren Lagann may have good animation and everything, but maybe I need a more matture story.
    Also heard that the director did FMA…that sure makes me hope for a lot.

    Be well!!

  71. Miyu says:

    Even though I’m aware they are NOT going to win, I’m cheering for ef and Minami-ke.

  72. chrry370 says:

    I vote for wellber 2! Since the first season was great!

  73. ap says:

    Gunslinger Girl is a definite!

  74. psgels psgels says:

    Okay, this contest is now officially over. It’s been exciting till the end, but Gundam 00 turned out to be the winner. I want to thank everyone who voted and made this into a success. :)

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AidanAK47
To sum that up, don't bully my waifu or I will end you.
AidanAK47
@Mario, She only killed him once and tortured him for information once. Both times because he had something which showed he had a connection to the witch. Besides, the anime mainly showed off her good points but she still has a crushing inferiority complex and a rather delicate mindset.
SuperMario
Oh I have one. How about Lovepon? lol
SuperMario
@Topgavin: it was sarcasm actually, if we do it again next year we might cut down some categories. But I totally agree that we're lacking of good villains. Biba and that teacher are the worst as they actually dragged their shows down.
Topgavin
Honestly though there's been a real lacking of good villains last year. I hear some guy from Jojo was pretty good, but other than that they've either been okay or lackluster. Makes you wonder how FMA:B managed to get so many villians right in so many ways when shows usually fail to get even 1 half as good.
Topgavin
@Supermario Biba or Teacher-dude from Erased surely...
SuperMario
Maybe we should include the best villain next time, haha. I honestly don't know who to pick...
SuperMario
oh Rem, that demon girl who tried to kill Subaru many times over. Why is she the best girl again?
SuperMario
@Kaiser: I watched Moonlight last night in cinema and it was great. I had high expectation for that and it pretty much delivered. Also Janelle Monae was so freaking hot.
SuperMario
OMG, that 3rd episode of Rakugo was so greattttt. @Lenlo: don't need to understand the meaning of the rant thou, Yotaro doesn't understand either
Kaiser Eoghan
Think of the fine children/breeding stock Aidan and rem would offspring =P
Kaiser Eoghan
Dye their hair, make things confusing ;)
AidanAK47
@Anon, hahahaha, cool joke bro.....
...............................Don't make me destroy you.
Lenlo
The one with red hair of course
Anonymous765953
rem? who's that?
Lenlo
Having read the books, theres afew inconsistencies and I dont like some of the choices for actors.
Kaiser Eoghan
*couldn't
Kaiser Eoghan
Buh buh but Aiiiidan you still have the koe no katachi movie and thaaats kyoani =P But lol phantom world was so poor I couldn't get past the second episode. A shame that they could go with the darker spin the author ended up apparently going for in later volumes.
AidanAK47
@Lenlo, I am currently eh on it as well. Only at the second episode so far. I find it interesting but it has a lot of things that turn me off.
Lenlo
7 YEARS I SAT ON THAT BOAT!

Still havnt finished Flip Flappers. I like it, its pretty, each episode is different, but I can barely tell what the over-arching narrative is and thats a big deal to me
Lenlo
ITS REAL
Lenlo
BOAT TIER
Lenlo
@Aidan, Series of Unfortunate Events was eh. I wasnt a big fan of the TV adaptation, though I did like Neil Patrick Harris
Kaiser Eoghan
@Lenlo: BOAT TIER lmao.
Kaiser Eoghan
Thats why I LOVED flippflappers so much, where else can I get THAT anywhere, totally its own thing/beast.
Lenlo
My big ones for the year were easily Rakugo and Re:Zero. Disappointments, biggest one is Berserk. Ive been following it for years, have the entire series on my shelf, and I watched it like a captain going down with his ship
Kaiser Eoghan
At the same time well, yes its still good to see a non-highschool story in ANYTHING.
Kaiser Eoghan
Ah, you see I don't really award points to an anime doing something unique to anime, I judge by all mediums as a group/whole. 91 days may be a mafia drama, kabaneri may be a zombie show but theres already plenty of those in the world elsewhere.
Kaiser Eoghan
I could see myself getting some oldskool charm out of alderman if I watched it. I was waiting for yuri on ice to be dubbed. Drifters for all its problems was some of the most fun I've had in ages.
Kaiser Eoghan
The only thing I saw that I truly abhorred though was the new shinkai film.
Kaiser Eoghan
Most of the other stuff I didn't really bother watching. Its pointless for me to shit on about 91 days and re:zero because I was guaranteed to dislike both before seeing either.
Kaiser Eoghan
Biggest disappointments for me were erased , berserk and joker game. Whereas my surprise was lost passage. My favourites of the year were flippflappers and Rakugo. I wanted Kabaneri and dimesion w to save anime and bring back some oldskool charm but that didn't happen.
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Alright I spent over an hour formatting this thing and now I am knackered. Readers, this summery is over 23 pages long so be prepared as this thing is pretty huge. Don't say you were not warned.
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@Kaiser, Watch it. I bet it will be up your alley.
Kaiser Eoghan
Thats a problem with adaptations, put a voice on certain characters and it can become irritating.
Kaiser Eoghan
And to be fair on scums wish, that it deals with the sex bit in a teen story, well that makes it more daring and thats points for it.
Kaiser Eoghan
@Aidan: Largely stayed away from that series as I assumed it was for young children.
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@Aidan: Additionally the relationships in that manga got too convoluted, the comedy stands out worse in the anime too. Still though I DO dig the idea behind the show of two kids who are in a fake relationship.
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@Kaiser, you think that's hard to watch try watching Netflix's A series of unfortunate events. Because boy do I want to brutally murder the banker and his family. That may sound severe to you but trust me, you will feel likewise.
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@Aidan: You were right about it being harder to watch scums wish than read it. I want to hit the twin tails girl with a hatchet.
Kaiser Eoghan
I'm laughing now remembering an old ANN review where they stated golgo 13 was a stress reliever for 30 something Japanese office workers, I get that so much more now lol
Kaiser Eoghan
But seriously violence in fiction, anime/manga included is so damn therapeutic.
Kaiser Eoghan
As such I genuinely was able to enjoy the new M night shaylman flick lol
Kaiser Eoghan
Venting here largely because I can, I now imagine the teenage/twenty something audience members at horror/thriller films as the victims in the films, makes it more tolerable to deal with their existence in the cinema.
Lenlo
I cant help but feel theres some cultural aspect I am missing to the Rakugo rant scene. Makes me sad.
Lenlo
Rakugo, continues to be great and gets another time skip. Im always surprised by how engrossing it is just listening to these people talk.
Lenlo
Makes me sad, just like Berserk. Got an entire shelf dedicated to it but its just so slow. stupid boat.
Lenlo
Vagabond was phenomenal, but its been on hiatus for years now hasnt it
Kaiser Eoghan
....well without spoiling towards the middle of that rakugo episode and all throughout during that middle part, my opinion on Yotaro's character went far up.
Kaiser Eoghan
Struggling to remember the name of that josei samurai manga from the 90s (or earlier 2000s), had a gender bending theme.
Kaiser Eoghan
I've already read kenshin and vagabond, I loved shigurui death frenzy and sword of the stranger but found samurai champloo uneven. Theres a kagemusha manga but I haven't read it and I've yet to see/read blade of the immortal.
Kaiser Eoghan
At a glance I'll go against the grain and say I think demi-chan is funnier than konosuba, going on one episode of each.
I've been watching a fare share of samurai films in the last two years and lately so I'm open to wathing more anime/reading manga dealing with samurai.
SuperMario
Hand Shakers, how I love to watch it jumping off the cliff. This show contains lines like "I don't understand... even if I did understand... but I don't understand." It isn't a dialogue that we encounter too often I'm sure.
AidanAK47
@Mario, Sounds good to me. With me covering Little Witch Academia, Saga of Tanya the evil and Rakugo this season is well covered.
SuperMario
so I've decided to blog 3-gatsu, Scum's Wish and ACCA this season. A bit worry about the latter as I still don't have much to talk about that. Let's try it and see what happens; I say
SuperMario
Okay, I'm not hot on Onihei this week, as if the main theme about these two episodes were "people can be corrupted" then I'm not buying it. ACCA, on the other hand, was still very solid of building up the world and its big events to come.
AidanAK47
I have played all the big roguelikes and found they have the same problem. I argee on procedural generation. Even if the map is different every time you are essentailly going through the same rooms and doing the same things.
Masky
Though to be honest, I don't like procedural(or designed room and then game connects them randomly) games much. I much enjoy hand designed dungeons since I rarely play games through more than once anyway so roguelike's appeal of "Every time you play it through its different!" doesn't appeal to me much and hand designed dungeons are much more memorable
Masky
Can't really comment further on that since I don't know which roguelikes you have played, and neither I have played gungeon so I don't know if its badly designed to the point you can't do anything if rng says so. Though I guess there is nothing wrong about liking luck based games, if roguelike in question is truly unbeatable if rng says so, well, its really badly designed one if you ask me.
AidanAK47
Take my last run. Made it up to the fourth floor. Got plenty of guns but none were really useful. Even then ran out of ammo for all of them and the game was cheap about giving out ammo. Plenty of money but shops with nothing worth buying. Over 5 heart containers but no goddamn health. Died on the boss because I rolled out of a bullet into another bullet. Pretty much unavoidable.
AidanAK47
@Masky, that's the theory but in pretty much every roguelike I played its not the case. If the RNG decides you are going to have a bad time then you are going to have a bad time. Skill can only bring you so far. I have played this game for 7 hours and I know I could have finished it in 2. Only thing stopping me is a dice roll.
Masky
Like, the thing with roguelikes is that they can get easier/harder depending on luck, but well done one should be completable even without any upgrades at all if you are skilled enough.
Masky
Thats not the really case with roguelikes though, unless game design is bad and includes insta kill traps and such that are unavoidable if you are unlucky
AidanAK47
I hate roguelikes. Been playing enter the Gungeon and I just lost all patience with it. Getting real tired of my victory being decided by a RNG. It never feels satisfying to finish a roguelike because I know my victory was determined by pure luck.
AidanAK47
So we got to rely on fansubs for it when it's airing.
AidanAK47
@Mario, Nope. I think because netflix only puts up full seasons they are only planning to put it up when it's finished airing. Or when it's dubbed.
SuperMario
But how does the Netflix thing work? So of I have a Netflix account I can watch the show weekly?
SuperMario
@Aidan: that's a dumb way to do things really because unless you watch the show weekly, everyone gonna forget that it even exist. Just look at Re-Life last year
Lenlo
thought*. Words are hard.

Eventually found the actual first ep though and enjoyed it.
Lenlo
Was funny. I tried to find the first Ep for Little Witch, found original short made afew years ago, watched it and though "This is very similar to the original... Whats new".
AidanAK47
Little witch is one of the best shows this season and yet I can't get subtitles because Netflix doesn't release shows weekly. Motherf*cker.
Lenlo
Ore Monogatari I enjoyed. It was a nice romance that actually explored what happens after the confession. Also the 2 leads are just precious.
Lenlo
Alright but unmemorable seems like a good summation.
SuperMario
@Lenlo: one good thing about Seiren is if you don't like this romance, the whole thing gonna reset after episode 4 so there's a chance that you might end up like it. Agreed that the comedy wasn't very good. Alright but unmemorable
SuperMario
@Topgavin: I watched like first 3 episodes and stopped because I didn't have much time there, but I enjoyed what I saw. A well-written and endearing show in my book
Topgavin
Has anyone here watched Ore Monogatari before? Because in the 4 years I've watched anime, I've never heard of it (I guess it did come out 2 years ago) and yet it's turning out to be one of my favorite shows. Always great going into a show expecting nothing and getting pleasantly surprised.
AidanAK47
Only one more impression to go. Should have it up tomorrow.
Lenlo
Im really not feeling Seiren. Its "comedy" isnt for me and I just dont find it very enjoyable to watch so far. Im curious if it gets any better but 2 episodes in it just isnt that good.
HelghastKillzone
That ending scene is an entire side-story compressed into that. Don't expect anymore of it from here on out as the it sticks to ruthless military/fantasy pretty well.
LookingForKeys
@Topgavin I think it was good, making it the second episode. That way the first set up the world the story will be in, and showed how much of a monster the "little girl" really is right at the end, and then made ep.2 the explanation. Nothing against Tanya trying to rip "God" a new one.
That after-credits scene, though...
SuperMario
Hmm, as much as I like Seiren's omnibus format, it doesn't turn out really hot this second episode. Demi-chan, on the other hand, still maintains its endearing tone. Might blogging Demi-chan instead
Topgavin
Yeah, that second episode was much better than the first. Dunno why they didn't start with that to be honest, waste of an opportunity for a good hook episode. The voice for the main girl still sounds weird to me though; I get it's supposed to sound weird because it symbolizes 'her' being out of place and her personality and body being a mismatch, but it'll certainly take some getting used to.
AidanAK47
Youjo Senki, now we are talking. Like Helghast said, Did the god scene way better than the LN and manga. Made it less comedic and more intimidating.
Lenlo
Oh man that Rakugo intro. Not sure what to think, but first time seeing it I liked it
Kaiser Eoghan
I sort of like good will hunting because I kind of saw a bit of myself in Damon's character when I watched it ages ago.
Kaiser Eoghan
@Mario: Remaking psycho and ruining the shower scene, for shame van sant, for shame.
Kaiser Eoghan
Its easy to ripoff some obscure thing though and get away with it. The dogtooth director essentially stole an old Mexican film to make that.
SuperMario
@Kaiser: yeah, that following some guys from behind like they were on a RPG games, which I think actually fit with the tones of Elephant. I have such mixed feeling with Gus van Sant too. Don't really think he's a great director.
Kaiser Eoghan
@Mario: Although Istvan Szabo is probably a little more well known for that Mephisto film that updates the Faust story. Zoltan Fabri's the fifth seal is a very thought provoking war movie.
Kaiser Eoghan
@Mario: I remember seeing a film documentary that featured Gus van sant in one section, they showed clips of tarrs films, Sant ripped of the cinematography and stole the style from some British short film to make Elephant.
SuperMario
@Kaiser: agree on the other Hungarian filmmakers, I don't know much about them either.
Kaiser Eoghan
@Mario: Scorsese's Silence was a big comeback. I really really emotionally connect with spiritual crisis stories.
SuperMario
@kaiser: yep, definitely check wreckmeister down. Althought I admit that watching his 2-hour plus films will feel like 5-hour anyways
Kaiser Eoghan
@Mario: I'm more tolerant of darker teenage/coming of age films/stories. Les Demons was a big surprise.
Kaiser Eoghan
@Mario: Though its kind of frustrating, I do think Tarr probably takes attention away from other hungarian filmakers because no-body knows who the hell the others are.
Kaiser Eoghan
@Mario: Man, wreckmeister was so visually arresting I started getting dreams from it.
Kaiser Eoghan
@Mario: I would consider Tarr to be kind of a poor mans Janco, Angelopolus and Tarkvosky rolled into one. I don't entirely "get" wreckmeister and man from London but they are great atmospheric mood piece experiences.
SuperMario
@Kaiser: I had been wanting to watch Belar Tarr's Turin Horse and Werckmeister Harmonies for so long now. Well, Fat Girl is shocking haha, but I'm normally drawn into those kind of films anyway.
SuperMario
@Kaiser: Margaret took like 5,6 years to release because he couldn't cut it down in the way he wanted. The final cut if I remembered correctly was edited by Martin Scorsese
Kaiser Eoghan
@Mario: Only a HDcam for moonlight now.
Kaiser Eoghan
I looks like my lineup is witch academia, rakugo and youjo senki, well the most latter one until I get bored.
Kaiser Eoghan
@Mario: I sense a directors cut for manchester, it feels like it need another 30 minutes.
SuperMario
@Kaiser: right up my valley. Watch Kenneth Lonergan's previous works Magaret and You Can Count on Me. Magaret is very messy but have a raw dialogue and interactions as well
SuperMario
Now the first episodes are over, I will keep on covering 3-gatsu, as for the other twos atm I have 3 options: 1) full romance/anti-romance high school Seiren/Scum's Wish. 2) slice-of-life moe monster girls Demi-chan/Maid Dragon and 3) Mature,dark Onihen/Acca (which although I like them I don't have much to talk about).If you guys have any preference on which shows you like covered then let me know
Kaiser Eoghan
@Helghast: At this point I'm watching youjo senki as an entertaining guilty pleasure.
Kaiser Eoghan
@Mario: Too many reboots upcoming, will wait for the dvds instead. I want to explore more of manchester by the sea's director's work. I also want to finally get more into Bela Tarr's stuff.
Kaiser Eoghan
@Mario: I was rather shocked by A Ma souer/fat girls final act. Scenes with the Italian in the bedroom were initially creepy.
SuperMario
@Kaiser: it's a nice review Kaiser, a bit jealous with you that you've seen those 3 films which are touted as the best films of 2016. Also Fat Girl, haha, I love that movie.
Kaiser Eoghan
Poor yotaro =< you have so much stuff going down on you =<
HelghastKillzone
Youjo Senki episode was so good today. That revamped scene with God just fitted so right.
AidanAK47
A official release of that game in the west is apparently coming but it's been a few years and not much news about it.
Kaiser Eoghan
@Aidan: Ah yes that was the one.
AidanAK47
@Kaiser, Had to think for a moment on that one but I think I was talking about this. https://vndb.org/v3144
Kaiser Eoghan
Now I'd hardly consider myself a studio trigger fan, but I watched the first witch academia episode there, it was actually kind of fun, got the same reaction from me as flipflappers did, that magical, special feeling.
Kaiser Eoghan
@Mario: I also, of interest reviewed Kenneth Lonegrans new film: http://letterboxd.com/shao_liu_ringon/film/manchester-by-the-sea/
Kaiser Eoghan
@Mario: Moonlight got some feels out of me though it could of been more, it ends abruptly and with 20 extra minutes they could have spent a bit more time on each section of his life.
Kaiser Eoghan
@Mario: I checked out lala land, ending was very well executed, one of three scenes in the film that were impressive visually. The whole thing looked pretty and Gosling and Stone had some decent chemistry. Although it didn't resonate emotionally as strongly as the musicals of Jacques Demi did.
Kaiser Eoghan
MOM I want aiyoku no eustia and I want it now.
Kaiser Eoghan
I've never heard of himawari or tokyo babel. The hellsing comparison at least interests me in dies irae. What was the name of that visual novel again that was coming out soon, Aidan you described it as "And Kaiser would love it because its supposed to be really fucked up".
Kaiser Eoghan
I vaguely remember the anime for 11 eyes, it was very forgettable, even the voice acting was poor, hated the childhood friends and the pacing was poor, those black knight things were kind of interesting though.
Kaiser Eoghan
@Aidan: You'll have to add me onto the list of those unsatisfied with the ever 17 writer, I read one of those games and felt it was a bunch of interesting bait that never paid off.
AidanAK47
Anyway I plan on doing a review of 11eyes here when I finish it.
AidanAK47
Can't say I was a fan of Ever17. That was a really good twist but when it came to explaining it their was a lot of contrived development. Generally not a fan of the writer. Looseboy, Ryukishi, Gen and Nasu are more my kinda thing
AidanAK47
@Anon, it is nice that so many VNs are on steam but I wish they wouldn't be stupid with the whole no adult content thing. Not so much for myself but to prevent idiots from writing negitives reviews because the game doesn't have sex. VNs can grip you in a way anime simply can't and while they require pathence and time those can be some pretty powerful stories.
Anonymous678956
@Aidan, I am so happy steam's so VN-friendly now. I think it's a very good type of media. Like anime, it has nice visuals, music and some movement but also the inner monologue and text amount of books. It's the perfect combination. Plus, the routes, which are often puzzle pieces and PoVs you have to go through to understand the whole story. True routes like the one of Ever17 blew my mind.
AidanAK47
Hopefully the two VNs I bought of steam turn out better. Tokyo Babel is supposed to be alright and I heard really good things about Himawari.
AidanAK47
I am about a third of the way through the game and really not much of worth has happened. The concept is interesting but the execution is sorely lacking.
AidanAK47
I went in expecting it to be a mixed bag and it's pretty below my expectations. It's just not really well written and the protagonist is a moron. THere isn't really routes and instead you are pretty much stuck with his childhood friend as the main love interest. Problem with that is her character begins and ends with loving the main.
Anonymous675376
@Aidan, damn. 11Eyes is on my reading list as well. Although I almost expected it to not be as good as I thought it'd be (back then). Guess I would have enjoyed it if I was able to read it while the (shitty) adaption aired, maybe I have seen/read too many series by now. Guess I'll still give it a try some day though.
AidanAK47
@Anon, I haven't heard the OST or watched the intro video. I only know it be reputation and have decided to walk into it as blind as I can. Still slightly worried as I was somewhat looking forward to reading 11Eyes for a couple of years and now that I am reading it it's well...not good.
Anonymous675376
@Aidan, same here. I was waiting years for this, since I saw the intro video for the first time. Also, that OST!
HelghastKillzone
Youjo Senki is already leagues better than Izetta. It's going to be top anime of forever and ever. (maybe not)
AidanAK47
And finally Dies Irae is funded. May actually be able to play and finish the game before the anime airs. If the hype is real behind this baby it could be a new personal favorite Visual Novel of mine. Already looking promising with it being like a cross between Hellsing and Fate/Stay Night. Two things I most certainly like.
Lenlo
@Masky, in regards to style over substance thats where im at with Gurrne Lagann.
Topgavin
Yeah, I'll probably watch the next episode to see whether it can redeem itself. Hopefully it can but considering 1st episodes usually get a lot of budget, there's some severe doubt in there.
AidanAK47
I actually argee with character designs and voices are bad in regards to female characters. Still the next episode might change your mind if we get more into the main characters head.
Anonymous671470
It's boring
Topgavin
Also, it seems I disagree with a lot of people in thinking Youjo Senki will be a massive trainwreck. The character designs are awful, the voice acting is mismatched but most of all the premise just seems so very dumb. If I wanted to watch a badass kill people I'd go watch Hellsing or Drifters, because at least those don't have some op, disproportionate loli as the mc.
AidanAK47
Gets even more complicated when you account for Satire and Parody. You could equally argue all examples listed as being as such.
AidanAK47
Little Witch Academia is a decontruction of Harry Potter....I don't believe that but honestly if I tried I could put some reasoning behind that statement.
Topgavin
In the end, it always comes down to opinion (as with every discussion about anime, for some reason). You could spin any and every series as a "deconstruction", which is why people shy away from using the word. You could argue NGE, Madoka and Re:Zero are all deconstructions yet also argue Gundam, Precure and SAO are depending on what points you weigh more importantly.
Masky
Like, if deconstruction is supposed to be just "break the elements and then play story how it would realistically go down" well I haven't watched NGE, but as far as I know it does have stuff that isn't typical to mecha genre besides the "It would fuck up kids" thing plus "realistically how it would play out" is pretty subjective thing. I mean, its mainly about how cynical bastard the writer is :P
Masky
Like I said, I don't fully agree with it because I find video's speaker's attitude annoying, but I found it semi convincing. Main thing I don't find convincing about it is that I don't think its hard to turn video's own arguments agaisnt it and say that by its own logic NGE isn't deconstruction either, like Aidan just said earlier
Masky
And I don't really have energy for checking out the "correct" one. If there even is one. Anyway, the hipster video I was talking about was titled "What Actually Is A Deconstruction?" if you want to check it out.
Masky
Hmm, well, it does depend on definition you use. Like if you use "realistic" thing, well, Magical Girl shows don't usually have "You turn into monsters" thing going on and reason why NGE's pilots go crazy is from dangerous situations rather than evas making them do so. But honestly, I don't really have strong opinion on matter since word seems to be one of those with several different meaning
SuperMario
for me Madoka IS a deconstruction of Magical girl, and yeah like what Aidan said
SuperMario
I think part of Utena is a deconstruction of "prince riding horse and save the girl" because that notion is just a foundation for Utena to become a prince herself and save other girl. That's breaking it apart and resemble it again in its own way. Don't have to be dark/ don't have to be real either
AidanAK47
@Masky, That's just debating semantics. Besides that difinition would pretty much mean that Neon Genesis Evangelion isn't a decontruction either. Madoka isn't a decontruction because it's dark. It's more in its aspects of criticising why a girl should throw her ordinary life away for something as dangerous as being a magical girl. It does take plenty of the typical tropes and turn them on its head
SuperMario
@Masky: Genre deconstruction is such a tricky word that I normally try to avoid using because there's really no set characteristic about the term and different people have different opinions about what constitute "deconstruction". For me, I disagree that deconstruction have to be dark and real, hmm can't say it well but I will give you an example:
Masky
But yeah, I guess I could try to find the video if you guys are interested, though like I said, I got hipsterish feel from the video and felt rather annoyed through it even though I did get what the point was and found it sort of convincing besides my annoyance
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