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Last one hit bump limit, so here we are
Talk about whatever non-airing anime you've been watching lately, ask for recommendations, whatever!


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Thanks sushi I was going to make a new thread but I forgot about it.

Previous thread: >>18


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I just finished NHK.
I liked it, but I felt like the ending was just another episode. There was a buildup but I didn't feel like it lead to something really important.
I think the biggest moment in the series was when Yamazaki had to leave and work in his father's ranch.
It feels safe, there are stakes where you'd think a lot would be lost but then nothing really happens.
I enjoyed it, but it's nothing as mindblowing as it seems besides having a character that a good chunk of the internet can relate to.
This made me want to watch anime in which the main character has all of his world crumbling down and losing everything he loves, would love to watch something tragic like that. My favourite vidya involves topics like that so I guess there must be anime like it as well


Have you ever seen Texhnolyze?


Forgot to add that seeing the main character lose all hope he had from before and becoming corrupted by other's influence works as well
That one was actually the one I was thinking of watching just after finishing NHK


Oh nice, hope you try it out. I love it, but it's hard to follow sometimes and certainly pretty dark

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The prospect of watching some anime or movies together was brought up in /lounge/, let's use this thread to plan it! Please let me know if any Sushis are interested, and what kind of time works for you personally. If you have any favorites that you think would make a good watchalong, mention that as well!
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Live with Dirty Pair in 1 hour! Hope to see you there.


Thanks for watching with me, everyone.
Next week will be Dirty Pair 07-09, and GTO 12 for anyone who wants to catch up


Would anyone be interested in a streaming something horror/spooky for Halloween? Not necessarily scary, but season-relevant would be neat! (Think vampires, zombies, werewolves, witches etc.)


Streamer here, I'm looking at adding emotes to the channel, any ideas?
Watching a spooky movie/OVA could be fun


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Maybe something from the shows we've already watched? Just made this as an example though I'm not that good at editing / cropping images.

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Talk about what manga you've been reading!

I've been reading an older manga called Yume Tsukai by Ueshiba Riichi. It's about magical shrine maidens with weird powers solving paranormal mysteries and stuff. Fairly standard concept but what makes it good in my opinion is just how crazy and bizarre the stories get, as well as some really fantastic art and a nostalgic sort of comedy. It's sometimes goofy, sometimes quite emotional, and other times borders on Junji Ito-esque horror scenarios. I really like the creepy body horror stuff, and the comedy between the weirdo cast is fun. I especially like the over the top lolicon character.
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Yeah maybe dark isn't the right word… But do feel like recent chapters have been too fluffy. I guess that was always an element of the story, but I miss the more serious vibe of decline that it had initially.


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On the topic of more serious fantasy/isekai manga, is anyone reading Bard Loen?

It's so refreshing to read a fantasy series that is more than just another isekai cheat powers harem romp. I mean, the main character is definitely powerful, but he still feels vulnerable (even if he does have a bit of plot armour). My favourite part is how the world and the setting feel a lot more plausible.


Was Bard Loen that one where he and the princess/queen loved each other but she married someone else and he was too late to even see her when she died?


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Read Soil by Kaneko Atsushi and its pretty stellar. It's a paranormal mystery about a oddball assortment of detectives finding what happened to a family that went missing. It's a slow burn mystery that keeps your attention by sprinkling some pretty great plot twists. All the threads in the end, no matter how bizarre, got tied up. One thing some people might hate is its one of those progressive mysteries, think I have to solve this murder case becoming I discovered an underground drug ring, so if you only want to see a cut and dry mystery case the later chapters will confuse or annoy you.
My favorite part about this manga is, ironically, it's nothing like a manga. The art style is western to the point a dull eye could confuse it for a batman comic. The characters and plot points don't lift anything from the standard incest of anime tropes. No yandre, no panty shot, no isekia just something unique to enjoy. A perfect choice to introduce your friends to manga


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This show is too fucking cute
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I'm in love


I like the OP for this show, nice animations and energy
Yeah I hope she gets lots of screentime, the vodka gag was pretty good.


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Igarashi is very cute and it's nice to see her animated.


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Flat chested small OL and a sexy tomboy too? This show has it all.

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Do you like Hololive personalities, sushi?
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There are a lot of them, even in corporate groups like Hololive.


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Ryugon and Miuneru both had their debuts and did a collab stream already!
Ryugon also had a friend of his subtitle his entire debut for the English fans which is very cool, and had a fun DOOM stream earlier
Liking both of them so far


Pikamee also accidentally turned her stream on and spoiled some stuff for her return, kind of a funny moment


Ryugon is a pretty fun dude, I like his streams so far


These TMSK shitposts are always good

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Anyone watch this yet? I was really impressed by the first episode.


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I thought it looked like more of a kids anime, but it's super interesting so far. The premise is there's a deaf prince who everyone kind of looks down on for being deaf and dumb, but he'll eventually have to become a king. There's a cool little shadow creature, lots of potentially interesting characters, and the animation and artstyle are both really striking.


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The king is an absolute fucking unit
I like this trope in anime/games where the "normal" size range for humans is exaggerated to complement their personality or abilities


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I like this snake guy too. Probably gonna be a villain?


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webm of how nice the animation is

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Anyone watching kid genius and dad underground adventures?
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with how good the rest of the show looks it's a shame the CG monsters are so fucking ugly in comparison though. It's actually pretty bad


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cute tummy


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I did NOT expect this at all from the very first episode either. I thought they actually did a good job with the emotional stuff at the end and if they can keep up that level of drama and hype this show could be really great


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This show is fun. I really like the girl genius character, especially when she gets smug about being smart. Her and the dad are hilarious and heartwarming together too.
I hope we learn more about the whole map rock and dreams of the surface thing.
As before the CGI really mars what is otherwise a really nice looking show and makes the action scenes a little boring to sit through, but the direction and OST and shots of them in the cockpit are engaging enough.


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This scene was good as well. I like that they're establishing in character that the girl is enough of a prodigy that they're basically peers, and I like that the dad isn't pulling punches about how dangerous their journey might be. I very much wasn't expecting him to give her a "here's what to do if I die" speech.

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I am late.
Mieruko-chan is getting an anime. I didn't even realize.
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I will be watching Senpai ga Uzai for sure because I used to read the manga. Otherwise, there is nothing that's drawing my attention so far.

It looks amazing, but unfortunately I want to read the original story before picking it up.


>I want to read the original story before picking it up.
Oh cool. I did a little research after watching it and I had never heard of the history it's based on, pretty neat stuff.


There's like 4 vampire anime this season, what's up with that

Anyways I'm gonna check out/am already watching:

Heike Monogatari
Taishou Otome Otogibanashi
Tsuki to Laika to Nosferatu
86 season 2
Selection project
Ousama Ranking

But I'm open to recommendations if something turns out really cool


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They actually managed to make it even creepier than in the manga, I didn't think it would be possible
Well done to the designers



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I have conducted a thorough analysis of anime from the year 2016. The primary purpose of this analysis is to identify works which have artistic merit, and to classify the nature of that artistic merit. Secondarily, my intent here is to rank the works in terms of their superiority in various categories. This will allow for comparison with other surveys of 2016 anime. This analysis is an expression of my own personal opinions and did not involve input from anyone else. I did this for my own intellectual and personal satisfaction, but I also hope that others may find it interesting or useful. At the very least, maybe this will generate some interesting discussion. Additionally, if you're looking for anime to watch, you can peruse through the specific categories I've provided to identify works that are likely to suit your tastes. 

Only anime which started airing in 2016 are considered here. Meaning that anime for which the first season aired before 2016 are not considered (ex. neither Hibike Euphonium nor Love Live are candidates here). The considered anime are evaluated on the basis of all seasons that have aired (not just the first season in 2016). Movies are not included unless they are related to a TV anime (ex. Bungou Stray Dogs). I am conducting reviews for other years using this same system. Annual reviews are typically done as soon as the year ends, but I believe my methodology here is superior for conducting reviews of years retrospectively. Furthermore, classifying the year's best works only by season/genre I find is an ineffective method for identifying meritorious works, so I've included more-specific categories. 

Categories and their results are listed below. Winning titles for each category are separated by commas, with the superior titles being listed first. For the genre categories I've provided two answers (the winning title followed by the runner up). However, polls for anime of the season and anime of the year typically list many top candidates in their results, so I've followed a similar procedure with my results here. For the anime of the season and year results, I've listed the top-5 candidates in order of superiority, with the winning title listed first and the progressively lesser titles listed afterwards.

Regarding the genre results, there are a couple important details:
Note: titles are classified by their superiority with respect to the stated genre alone, not overall quality (for example: x anime is a Post too long. Click here to view the full text.
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Thanks for explaining, but like I said, it's just not the show for me personally. I'm glad that you found some enjoyment from it though.

>I know I watched one or two episodes of Bubuki Bubranki, but I can't remember much of anything about it except the CGI characters. What would you say was surprisingly good about it?

I thought it was creative and fun to watch. The antagonist characters were memorable and had good voice acting. The soundtrack was good.



OP here. I recently realized that there was an 8-episode Shaft OVA (about equivalent to a cour in runtime) which I overlooked that technically began airing in Fall 2016, so should have been included in this analysis. The OVA is titled Kubikiri Cycle: Aoiro Savant to Zaregototsukai, and you can read my review for it in another thread if you’re interested. I rated it 5/10 and the only noteworthy qualities it had were script, OST, and cinematography. It merited honourable mentions in these categories (see further below).

I’ve also been rethinking the mystery/psychological genre category. This was in part triggered by my (presently almost complete) rewatch of Flip Flappers. For some reason I overlooked Flip Flappers as a candidate in this category, when it is in fact a good so-called ‘psychological’ show that also has mystery elements. It won so many other categories, it was like it was hiding in plain sight to me. Kubikri Cycle also has some notable mystery elements.

Accordingly, I’ve changed my mystery/psychological winners to the following:
(HM = Honourable Mention)

Mystery/Psychological: Flip Flappers, Joker Game
Mystery/Psychological(HM): Kubikiri Cycle, Re Zero

Consequently, I’ve now removed mystery/psychological from the weakest genres list, which now only includes fantasy (2016 had good genre diversity).

Weakest genres of the year: Fantasy
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For anybody wondering about the state of my ongoing 2016 anime music review, the award lists in their present form are provided below. At the moment, I still haven’t formally evaluated the music of the following franchises: Hina Logi, Re Zero, Bungou Stray Dogs, Kubikiri Cycle, Orange, Yuri on Ice

Audio Characteristics
*Best soundtrack: Norn9, Planetarian, Prince of Stride
Best voice acting: Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu, ReLIFE, Bungou Stray Dogs
Best OP music: Flip Flappers, Dimension W, Shakunetsu no Takkyuu Musume
Best ED music: Koutetsujou no Kabaneri, Sangatsu no Lion(S1ED1&3), Flip Flappers
*Best character songs: Dream Festival, Magic-Kyun Renaissance

Audio Characteristics (Honourable Mentions)
*Soundtrack: Koutetsujou no Kabaneri, Bubuki Buranki, Drifters, Koukaku no Pandora, Shuumatsu no Izetta, Tenkyou no Alderamin, Dream Festival, Amanchu, Bungou Stray Dogs, Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge, Kubikiri Cycle
Voice acting: Hai to Gensou no Grimgar, Dream Festival, Bubuki Buranki, Sansha Sanyou, Kuma Miko, Hina Logi, High School Fleet
OP music: Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari, Sangatsu no Lion(S1OP1&2, S2OP1), Bungou Stray Dogs(S1,S2&S3), Dream Festival(S1&S2), High School Fleet, Bubuki Buranki(S1), Prince of Stride, Norn9, Re Zero(S1&S2), Long Riders, Tenkyou no Alderamin, Reikenzan(S1&S2), Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku, Magic-Kyun Renaissance, Kiznaiver, Amanchu(S1), Netoge no Yome wa Onnanoko ja Nai, Shounen Maid, Idol Memories, New Game(S1&S2)
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I’ve also gone ahead and put the primary award lists into tables, to enhance readability and perhaps lead to more-effective long-term archiving. These tables are attached to this post and the one afterwards. I realize that I probably should have done this from the start. I will definitely make tables like this for my 2017 analysis, which I am making good progress on by the way, despite some stubborn torrents that have been stalled for months.


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