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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Ah I had forgotten, I'd meant to see Haute tension.
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Of those I haven't seen nekromantik or dead things.
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Haha scary indeed
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Possession the movie that Isabelle Adjani stared in? God, that movie exhausted me
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My alltime favourite horror film is Possession.
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@Mario It doesn't seem like I'll go to Osaka, the goal is to explore Kyoto and Tokyo and much as possible for a week and a half. If I can squeeze it in there I will, but that means spending less time in Kyoto and/or Tokyo. The bulk of my trip will be in Tokyo for now.
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uchouten kazoku is a really good one set in kyoto!
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Ah, reminding me that I have not left Ireland since 2012 when I went to Rome. Although I have floated around the idea of maybe going to Slovakia.
K-Off
@Mario Thanks, although I'll be working the whole time I'm at Seoul with sundays off. Expecting about 40-50 hours of work a week. Sucks that your trip got canned, in the Winter there's no place you'd want to be other than southern California.
SuperMario
Congrats K-Off. Hope you enjoy the trip. I myself originally planned to go to US on this December but now the plan got wrecked. Should be fun spending Xmas in Japan especially
K-Off
Got my international drivers permit from AAA today, and it also looks like I'm stuck with over half the travel fees since I've signed myself off the agency plan. It's now official, I'm going to Seoul and then spending my christmas holidays in Tokyo. Been a long time since I left the country, last time was in 2011.
SuperMario
That was me Mario
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@Masky: it wasn't, but Gui Niao did mention the pipe has multi-purpose functions: do far he uses the pipe to write, to create a hallucination smoke, to make an actual bushfire, to open the lock, now to be a sword-pipe. What's next? To be a wifi modem? to be a boomerang? to shapeshift into an umbrella?
Masky
So Thunderbolts Fantasy :D Totally called the pipe being a sword (assuming it wasn't shown earlier and I just forgot about it)
AidanAK47
@Anon146321, typos are hard to avoid when you write fast. What's really important to is that the point gets across, which it did.
Anonymous146321
Medium not meduim
Masky
I wonder if trolls consider people explaining why their trolling is bad a successful trolling .-. I mean, my experience is that most of trolls aren't really smartest or most creative of people, I think most of them are happy if people just talk about them.
AidanAK47
@Anon141285, oh come on boy. Put some effort into trolling. You need to get people to actual think you believe what you are saying. Here you have already messed up because you use the old "Chinese cartoons" which is supposed to piss of anime fans because it suggests you are ignorant of the meduim but then you reference the nukes showing full well you know where they are from. You have failed.
Anonymous141285
Chinese cartoons proof that two nukes weren't enough. Or were too much depending on the perspective
SuperMario
oh, talking about teenage horror female movie, make sure to check out Raw whenever its available online. That is one hell of a fun cannibal ride!
SuperMario
my point is we tend to spend our stupid 20s phase feel like its wasted, but really it does help develop our hobby/sense/wisdom, whatever it is.
Kaiser Eoghan
I find myself now that I've grown up wanting to punch kid characters from horror films lol
Kaiser Eoghan
About the watching stories with younger female characters...its starting to feel like I shouldn't be or that it doesn't feel appropriate, actually sort of awkward/skeevy.
SuperMario
True enough. But remember that even Quentin Tarantino had his 20s basically just a movie-clerk, watched movies like a maniac and he made that classic Pulp Fiction when he was like 33
Kaiser Eoghan
Looking back It feels dickish that I laughed reading NHK.
Kaiser Eoghan
I mean look at Re-life, I mean ow, everyone went through that.
Kaiser Eoghan
I think we'll find that stage where we'll get irritated by stories reminding us of our stupid 20s phases eventually just as some teenage focused anime/manga annoyingly remind us of being teens.
Kaiser Eoghan
In terms of anime/manga, much as I'd still see myself liking NHK I could see myself getting more frustrated with the lead character now being in my early 30s.
Kaiser Eoghan
In the past year I've been looking at hentai/ecchi imageboards not as often as I used to.
Kaiser Eoghan
Judy Delphy and Juliette Binoche have aged surprisingly well...
Ah its less fancying/finding them attractive, moreso taking notice of them.
SuperMario
I can understand the others but Meryl Streep too? Man, you're aging I can tell
Kaiser Eoghan
@Mario: Julianne Moore, Isabelle Huppert, Meryl Sreep, Susan Sarandon, Cate Blanchett.
SuperMario
@Kaiser: like whom if I may ask?
SuperMario
But I'm always interested in women issues myself so Mustang just hit me hard
Kaiser Eoghan
Its a sign of me aging I guess too. I'm noticing older actresses too now where I wouldn't have in the past.
SuperMario
Looking forward to Under the Shadow too, also really keen to see how The Bad Batch would turn out to be
SuperMario
Strangely I've become more engaged with teen, coming-of-age films recently (well, Aku no Hana is sort of teen drama as well),but yes, old man's psyche is my thing too
Kaiser Eoghan
@Mario: Synecdoche, the passenger, winter light, anomalisa , wild strawberries , la notte for example.
Kaiser Eoghan
@Mario: The day is coming where drama centred around twentyboppers won't have the same level of effect on me. Had I seen buffalo 66 5 years ago I would have been all over it. Old man/middle age angst is becoming more my thing.
Kaiser Eoghan
@Mario: I'm honestly having a harder time getting into films that focus on young girls/teenagers.
Kaiser Eoghan
@Mario: Theres only a few upcoming films left I'm looking forward to, Elle, Valley violence, whispering star and under the shadow.
Kaiser Eoghan
@Mario: I appreciate mustang for the issue it deals with and addresses but I felt it predictable and the drama didn't hit harshly enough. It feels like an academy/oscars film.
SuperMario
Kaiser: remember I mention about watching those 96 Cannes line-ups? I think I will get to watch them soon, since I downloaded all the movies already
SuperMario
@Kaiser: btw, you hated Mustang? It's also one of my favorite film so far.
SuperMario
but maybe think of it that way will make the manga more entertaining...
SuperMario
You see Aku no Hana as a dark comedy? haha I'm speechless
Kaiser Eoghan
Like you Mario I don't care for heavy infodumping and that took me out of the new world.
Kaiser Eoghan
Bebop had that problem for me in that I saw outlaw star and trigun first.
Kaiser Eoghan
I still feel aku no hana is a guilty pleasure manga, a crazy dark comedy or maybe thats just my humour.
Kaiser Eoghan
Hataraku had me laughing up to episode 7, while Amagi felt stale from the start.
Looking back on Baccano I still like Claire and Russo but the other characters not so much, the main series is enjoyable enough but the extra episodes hold back the score.
I've never watched Habane straight through although I have finished the series. Ghost vs ergo? Ergos final episode wrecked the show.
Topgavin
I thing Hataraku was a lot more consistent, but Amagi had some standout episodes. For me the OVA, the pirate ship episode and the school episode were great. "Simply put, we have to go lewder" is one of my fav quotes
K-Off
How was that by the way? I never bothered to watch Amagi Brilliant Park all the way through because I felt so cynical about it after the first two episodes. Hataraku Mao Sama on the other hand was genuinely refreshing for the first half of the season.
SuperMario
In other news, The Eccentric Family is getting 2nd season. Now I'm filled with joy
SuperMario
Still feel bad to compare an 1-cour series (Baccano) to an 4-cours one. But in this case Baccano would take my cake.
Topgavin
I reckon The Devil is a Part Timer vs Amagi Brilliant Park would be a fun one, and I wouldn't know which would win.
AidanAK47
Baccano vs Durarara might make a good matchup. Baccano is the better one but Durarara does seem to be more popular.
Syndrome
Yeah it is a bit obvious and they dont share much in common anyway. Just that they are two of the most well known anime out there. I enjoyed NGE more than Cowboy Bebop, but I agree on the later beeing overall a better anime.
AidanAK47
Oh look. Berserks Manga is on Haitus again. Muira...just..at this point I ain't even mad. Just disappointed.
SuperMario
Well, new post on Flowers of Evil is out. Come eat it up.
SuperMario
@Syndrome: was thinking about that match-up (NGE vs Cowboy Bebop) but isn't it too obvious? I always intend to pick something that caught you guys off-guard haha
AidanAK47
@Syndrome, no contest. Cowboy Bebop wins outright.
Syndrome
On a serious note, for related anime, I would be curious about something like Ergo Proxy against Ghost in the Shell
Syndrome
Go for NGE vs Cowboy Bebop and watch the world burn
SuperMario
Yeah, I agree it's one of the main factors, but even so From the New World had a higher grade too. But I wouldn't pick Haibane Renmei against From the New World if I didn't think it had a chance to win. Those who loved the former really loved it, while people more appreciate From the New World than actually love it. Well, can't beat the consensus I guess.
Topgavin
I'd say a major reason for that would be the popularity difference. On MAL, Haibane has a following of 110k people, with FTNW having 270k.
SuperMario
I'm personally quite disappointed with the results. Will try harder for a more competitive match-up next time
AidanAK47
@Mario, if you say so. I say by now the victor has been decided.
SuperMario
@Aidan: we don't need to sticky the Versus Show again, as I will put up the Aku no Hana post tomorrow anyway
AidanAK47
Yeah the brightness got a bit much in some places after episode 18.
Topgavin
I thought the brightness was done well in the episode with Rem sitting beside Subaru's bed and her smiling/crying, but yeah this was too much
SuperMario
@anon125687: my thought exactly. While I was watching it I thought to myself that it's too bright!!
Anonymous125687
Why do final episodes overdo the blur effect and fuzzy lighting its literally over dramatic cancer. Just let it end normally ffs
afgm
Well, it's hard, since it doesn't really feel finished, so even if you know it will eventually end well if given a chance, you can't really put your full confidence behind those bets
AidanAK47
Got a bit long winded in that review and yet I feel like I really didn't get across what makes the series so good.
AidanAK47
Well that's the Re:Zero review written up. I will get to work on 91 days next and maybe Prisms Illya maybe after that. Lost all entuasim after they messed up that last episode in Illya. Overall it's been pretty disappointing.
AidanAK47
As for that twist. I think they could work it easily into a first episode. The impact would still be there for people marathoning the thing in the future and it would be a good "Oh Shit!" moment to start the second season. If they jump ahead a bit to a certain moment it would actually make for a great opener.
AidanAK47
I say the only chance of season two not coming would be if White Fox doesn't like money. Considering that the pace which the light novel adaption has sped up from every few months to a release every month I guess that they want to make that second season as badly as we want it. At this pace they could start a second season in maybe a years time. Maybe every half a year depending on cour length.
Syndrome
Also, if season 2 ever come (that would be a surprise if not, and truly annoying), I dont know how they will manage with the "twist", as something this impactful would come way too fast without any kind of setup. Wait and see, I guess.
Syndrome
After seeing the last Re:Zero I couldnt help but spoil myself, and I kind of understand why WhiteFox went with that kind of ending, skipping what would be a giant shtstorm on the internet. Even though, in a sad world where there would be no season 2, Im still a bit disappointed with the ending. Its nice to wrap it up this way but its a stale regarding the plot and there is no food for thought.
SuperMario
@aidan: you sure are fast when it comes to Re:Zero haha. Alrighty, we'll go with that then
AidanAK47
@mario,I am putting up a Re:Zero post. Tommarrow. I will unsticky it for a day and then we can sticky it again.
reaLjustified
@K-Off No worries, it's so messed up. Stay safe.
SuperMario
@Aidan: if you going to post Re:Zero review soon, you can unsticky the Versus Show post, otherwise I will take it down in 2 days
SuperMario
@K-Off: I feel for ya. Glad that there were only minor injuries. I heard a blogger claimed that he did it because of the gay rights. Sound bullsh*t to me
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