Daily Anime Thoughts

Discussion in 'General Anime Discussion' started by Jamie, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. Akishima

    Akishima Well-Known Member

    DAT: Since I'm watching Sarazanmai anyway, I figured I might as well just dive down the Ikuhara rabbit hole- so I'm watching Utena, Penguindrum and Yurikuma Arashi too. I must just be in the right frame of mind, because I'm really enjoying all of them, despite previously thinking they weren't for me. Either that or Sarazanmai has made them seem practically normal by comparison, haha.
  2. Gens

    Gens Database Moderator

    All aboard the Ikuhara train, choooooooooom choooooo.
    Glad you're so into all of them mate. :drinking:

    He's always had the best blend of surrealism to me yet very human core to his stories.


    Getting so hyped for those new LOTGH's movies coming.
    My body is not READY FOR KIRCHEIS'S DEATH. :crying:
  3. Akishima

    Akishima Well-Known Member

    Yeah, after reading all of the comments on Sarazanmai (and Utena and Penguindrum had been working on me for a while, since I read a bunch of philosophical stuff on them even though I hadn't seen the shows)- I realized I just wasn't looking at these shows the right way before. I am truly looking forward to seeing all the human drama play out in Ikuhara's weirdly metaphorical yet oddly real way.

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That spoiler actually was a spoiler, and even though I already spoiled myself on this before by accident, you just reminded me of it again. Dang it, now I'm sad.
  4. MythicalTurkey

    MythicalTurkey Well-Known Member


    For the record, if I ever say this about an "ikuhara does a lolz teh random symbolism" show, you'll all know I got brainwashed.
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  5. Zed60K

    Zed60K Database Moderator

    I recently finished rewatching Bahamut Genesis, and it was as fun as I remember it from the first time. The story is also as stupid as I remember it but I almost don't care about that. I wish I could say the same about Virgin Soul, it's a bit hard to get into it. There is a terrible lack in FAVAROOOs in it and I feel like it takes itself too seriously.
  6. ZetsubouKaiji

    ZetsubouKaiji Forum Moderator Database Moderator

    The series is better than it has any right to be considering it's based on a mobile card game. Both seasons have their problems, but they're still entertaining watches.
  7. BrainBlow

    BrainBlow Well-Known Member

    DAT: Still no sign that the Yuru Camp OST will come to western spotify...
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  8. Gens

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  10. MythicalTurkey

    MythicalTurkey Well-Known Member

    I think they're just trying anything they can to get people to keep watching. Maybe they're introducing two new unfunny comic relief characters next episode rather than the usual one and a half.
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  11. SilentBookworm

    SilentBookworm Well-Known Member

    Recently watched the Eureka Seven movie and something amusing I noticed is that on this site, it has middling to positive reviews but on Letterboxd it has absolutely negative reviews...and for some reason gives it the pre-title of Psalms of Planets.
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  12. Zed60K

    Zed60K Database Moderator

    This is just a guess, but it may have to do with how few people bother with marking anime entries on that site, especially given they don't have everything anime. Also Psalms of Planets is just the translation of the original Japanese title Koukyoushihen: Eureka Seven. Funi has it licensed as Eureka Seven only though.
  13. Akishima

    Akishima Well-Known Member

    DAT: Watching four Ikuhara anime side by side, I'm getting an interesting look at different ways he tells stories. So far, I think Utena and Yurikuma feel the most like fairytales- whereas Penguindrum and Sarazanmai feel more grounded in reality, despite the more abstract visuals. One thing that had kept me from watching Utena and Yurikuma was that I'm neither a fan of magical girls nor female-centric shows- luckily neither of these shows seems to fall into the things I dislike about those types of anime. I'm finding the scene repetition lends a sort of continuity to the stories- it may grow tiresome, but for now, I don't mind it.
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  14. automotivated

    automotivated Well-Known Member

    d a t: spontaneously decided to rewatch kaichou wa maid sama cause its one of my favorites and I havent watched it in like 5 years and it really is charming. so is usui.
  15. Starra

    Starra Database Moderator

    DAT: Now that I'm caught up with the Yakusoku no Neverland manga, I kinda wanna watch the anime. Only, I'm too lazy to watch S1, so part of me just wants to start watching from S2 when it airs next year. Except my completionist brain hates that idea too much.

    Also, I'm genuinely curious: what's the general consensus on Emma? I really like her, but in some ways she reminds me of Eren (only smart and less angry) and I'm used to my tastes in characters going against the popular opinion so uhhh... I can't tell lol.

    Ray's best boy though.
  16. MythicalTurkey

    MythicalTurkey Well-Known Member

    She isn't exactly top respected among fans of the genre for the reasons I mentioned in the profile posts, also because of her overly enthusiastic nature. I'm not sure about on AP specifically, but most people here seem to like her.

    As for me, best character is krone. Any character not sporting a clown face and super hide and seek abilities isn't worth my time

    Makes me laugh
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  17. Gens

    Gens Database Moderator

    I dunno, I actually like her better than Eren. Not that eren's a bad character, far from it, but his anger does get a little tiring for me at times.
  18. MythicalTurkey

    MythicalTurkey Well-Known Member

    In a world where asta exists, it's hard to get mad at eren for being angry anymore.
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  19. Starra

    Starra Database Moderator

    Astra makes Eren look calm.

    To be fair he has mellowed out a bit in the manga. His anger's more internal now, not so much incoherent rage and screaming every five pages, lol.
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  20. Nicknames

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    I liked her, she was a decent protagonist

    You mispelled Phil there

    I dunno if I said that in the Promised Neverland thrad but I really wish they played this track during that scene (spoilers in the comments, be careful)

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