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Introductions / Re: Welcome to the Page
« Last post by shadesmaclean on Today at 04:01:30 AM »
Welcome aboard, Creativist!  :lol:

I guess some of us were luckier than others, when we first picked up the show. In my case, it was my (then) roommate who introduced it to me, so I started out watching it in our own living room.  :D
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Media / Re: The Anime & Manga Thread (Almost) Anything goes!
« Last post by Mirage Seraph on Yesterday at 09:35:48 PM »
Marchen Madchen, I know this show was from last season, but I've been kind of struggling with how I feel about what happened.

Surprised to see somebody talk about that show here, I thought it largely went under the radar. I wasn't watching it but I was aware of the... problems. I guess key people working on the show kept quitting because of how impossible the situation was, which just made things worse, so more people quit? Something like that.

Much as I enjoy the current Anime Season schedule, it's pretty much responsible for MM burning to the ground. I find it weird studios continue to work on 12 episode shows during their air time as opposed to staggering releases by a season.
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Season 8 / Re: 8x06 - Surf and/or Turf
« Last post by Snowy Flanks on Yesterday at 09:32:04 PM »
When I first saw the episode I thought they were very brave for tackling gender identity, but now that people tell it is divorce I can see that makes more sense. Even though they seem more seprated then divorced

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Media / Re: The Anime & Manga Thread (Almost) Anything goes!
« Last post by Thatpony on Yesterday at 05:36:01 PM »

Marchen Madchen, I know this show was from last season, but I've been kind of struggling with how I feel about what happened. The show started off pretty good imo, it was a nice story, it wasn't super original or anything but I still looked forward to it each week. Now the show never had really good animation or anything, but by episode 6 the quality of animation was just appalling. It got so bad they postponed the next episode two weeks to work on production. (I thought it was a good thing since it seemed like they were actually trying to improve.)

Once the two week hiatus was over I was eager to see what they had done to improve, and they had improved absolutely nothing, in fact I think the animation actually got worse. The problem eventually got to the point were they actually shortened the season to 10 episodes instead of 12. It was just kind of sad to see a decent show degrade week by week, what makes it worse is the author who wrote the light novel died of liver cancer in 2016. (Marchen Madchen was his last light novel, it was released after his death.)
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Season 8 / Re: 8x06 - Surf and/or Turf
« Last post by rarity82mlp on Yesterday at 08:53:52 AM »
So the closest we will get to tackling divorced parents in this show. But I fine and clever way to do it without mentioning the "d" word. And Terrormar's parents do get along, so it not divorced parents that hate each other.

The CMC's get called by the map, that is fine and all, but in the end they didn't solve the problem, it was the parents that solved it for them.

Twilight Sparkle provided some great comic relief, and surprised they didn't mention last time she was there, she betrayed the queen and stole their magic pearl. Let's just forget about that. Ha ha.

An episode about Silver Stream's family, and we don't Silver Stream, that is a bummer. Why couldn't they bring her along?

All and all a fine episode, but no Silver Steam is disappointing. And my biggest problem is Applejack saying she defeated the Storm King, that goes against her character, she doesn't lie, it would make more sense if it was Rainbow Dash that was boasting about defeating the Storm King.
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Media / Re: The Anime & Manga Thread (Almost) Anything goes!
« Last post by Mirage Seraph on Yesterday at 05:28:42 AM »
I was wondering myself if I had posted here before I typed that, but search results say that I have not. I don't frequent the discord either. Maybe you're confusing with the Berserk thread?

That's probably it, thinking about it.

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Good points on the OP, that's something I forgot to brought up. Just recently I saw a video of Mother's Basement analyzing it, and he mentioned the problem with the song not matching the visuals. He does point out all of the visual details though, some that are even incredibly subtle. I'll embed it here, but it does spoil the manga and the entirety of this season, the video also warns of the same.

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Heh, Mother's Basement, I miss the days that I could enjoy his videos. Before he became the Shillmeister. I'm sure he makes good points, his OP videos were always pretty well done, but I think I'll sit that one out.

Considering Boku no Hero S3 is confirmed 2 cours though, I hope we can expect a second OP like we got last season. Granted this is Bones we're talking about, I don't think I need to ask for it to get it.

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I also watched from the link you posted... for some reason I got some Take on Me vibes from it. Quite different  instrumentally but I still sounds a bit similar.

Yeah that's a pretty common notion for the OP, you're not alone there.

I'm sad Kiznaiver was nothing more than just "good". Another lukewarm 6-7/10, from Trigger no less. Show had a LOT of hype around it but it just kind of dwindled every episode, especially with a frankly aggravating tonal shift in the second half. OP is interesting in terms of history though, it was announced as Boom Boom Satellite's last song cause the singer's health issues, who then died shortly after. Even if the show had some serious writing issues, I'm glad we at least got something of meaning out of it.
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Media / Re: The Anime & Manga Thread (Almost) Anything goes!
« Last post by Stranger on Yesterday at 12:10:22 AM »
Yeah, the earlier seasons were a lot lighter on humor. I'd honestly say I enjoyed the story in the earlier seasons than the newer ones, since the later seasons were much more about each individual match. Though that said as a whole I'd say the later seasons, especially the movies, were more enjoyable as a full package. Least to me.

Also never forget the days Madhouse was capable of this.
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I think just about everybody agrees that the new OP, visually, is the best Boku no Hero OP yet. But yeah, song is just... It's growing on people, myself included to some degree, but... Yeah I don't think I need to say much more. As you mentioned, I do hate the fact that people are attributing the poor music choice to autotune though. Even if we assume autotune is some sort of abomination (... which it isn't), the problem lies in the pacing of the song. The shifts in the song change along with the scenes like any competent OP but the tone of the music never matches the visuals past the first 20 seconds. The only meaningful drop in the song occurs at the very end after a looong lull of buildup before looping back into the main chorus and just suddenly ending. There's no payoff, no excitement. This is a shounen battle anime OP, I feel like I'm watching a theoretical OP to a second season of Kiznaiver. (By the way, watch that OP, it's a masterpiece. You can skip the show, just watch the OP.)

Also I could've sworn you've posted here before? Maybe not. Maybe you talked about anime in the discord? Or maybe I'm just crazy and thinking of somebody else?

I was wondering myself if I had posted here before I typed that, but search results say that I have not. I don't frequent the discord either. Maybe you're confusing with the Berserk thread?

Good points on the OP, that's something I forgot to brought up. Just recently I saw a video of Mother's Basement analyzing it, and he mentioned the problem with the song not matching the visuals. He does point out all of the visual details though, some that are even incredibly subtle. I'll embed it here, but it does spoil the manga and the entirety of this season, the video also warns of the same.

Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.

I also watched from the link you posted... for some reason I got some Take on Me vibes from it. Quite different  instrumentally but I still sounds a bit similar.
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Media / Re: The Anime & Manga Thread (Almost) Anything goes!
« Last post by Mirage Seraph on April 21, 2018, 10:25:34 PM »
Another thing I really enjoyed about Hajime no Ippo is the humor, especially in the character interactions (although it felt a bit weaker in the later seasons, with some exceptions). Otherwise I found it to be very inspiring, one could easily be convinced to learn boxing just from watching it.

Yeah, the earlier seasons were a lot lighter on humor. I'd honestly say I enjoyed the story in the earlier seasons than the newer ones, since the later seasons were much more about each individual match. Though that said as a whole I'd say the later seasons, especially the movies, were more enjoyable as a full package. Least to me.

Also never forget the days Madhouse was capable of this.
Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.

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Also, a little further back you posted about the OP of Boku no Hero Academia S3. I gotta admit the song really felt strange at first, but the animation used was goddamn fantastic, even the music began growing on me as I've been watching it along with the episodes. Some people say the autotune makes it bad, but then again the first opening of Overlord uses it, and it's probably my favorite in recent openings. Then there's the... drops, I think they're called? I know virtually nothing of music in these regards, but yeah, those can't help but feel really strange.

Probably the first time I posted here, I've watched a small share of anime for a while but never really felt like talking about it, until people started mentioned the ones I've actually seen. :monster:

I think just about everybody agrees that the new OP, visually, is the best Boku no Hero OP yet. But yeah, song is just... It's growing on people, myself included to some degree, but... Yeah I don't think I need to say much more. As you mentioned, I do hate the fact that people are attributing the poor music choice to autotune though. Even if we assume autotune is some sort of abomination (... which it isn't), the problem lies in the pacing of the song. The shifts in the song change along with the scenes like any competent OP but the tone of the music never matches the visuals past the first 20 seconds. The only meaningful drop in the song occurs at the very end after a looong lull of buildup before looping back into the main chorus and just suddenly ending. There's no payoff, no excitement. This is a shounen battle anime OP, I feel like I'm watching a theoretical OP to a second season of Kiznaiver. (By the way, watch that OP, it's a masterpiece. You can skip the show, just watch the OP.)

Also I could've sworn you've posted here before? Maybe not. Maybe you talked about anime in the discord? Or maybe I'm just crazy and thinking of somebody else?
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Season 8 / Re: 8x06 - Surf and/or Turf
« Last post by TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on April 21, 2018, 08:16:43 PM »
Haven't watched this one yet. Someone please let us know when a good upload of this episode is available, they're all crap right now.

EDIT: Never mind, found one.

https://sendvid.com/sxwiqb9x

Anyway, that was super cute! I loved seeing Scootaloo so excited about swimming, it was precious. I hope Hasbro decide to make CMC seapony toys, as they were really cute as seaponies, but I doubt they will.
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Media / Re: The Anime & Manga Thread (Almost) Anything goes!
« Last post by Stranger on April 21, 2018, 04:32:29 PM »
Obviously I'd highly recommend it. I don't think I've seen anything that exemplifies "hype" more than Ippo. And despite it being heavily over dramatic with things like jet engine audio behind punches and Mashiba's flicker jab reaching halfway across the ring (probably a One Piece joke to make there), it manages to be a surprisingly accurate portray of boxing. And the fights at the end of the adaptation are some of Madhouse's best work ever.


Another thing I really enjoyed about Hajime no Ippo is the humor, especially in the character interactions (although it felt a bit weaker in the later seasons, with some exceptions). Otherwise I found it to be very inspiring, one could easily be convinced to learn boxing just from watching it.

Also, a little further back you posted about the OP of Boku no Hero Academia S3. I gotta admit the song really felt strange at first, but the animation used was goddamn fantastic, even the music began growing on me as I've been watching it along with the episodes. Some people say the autotune makes it bad, but then again the first opening of Overlord uses it, and it's probably my favorite in recent openings. Then there's the... drops, I think they're called? I know virtually nothing of music in these regards, but yeah, those can't help but feel really strange.

Probably the first time I posted here, I've watched a small share of anime for a while but never really felt like talking about it, until people started mentioned the ones I've actually seen. :monster:
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