Daily Anime Thoughts

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

  1. Claptrap

    Claptrap Database Moderator

    More or less other people have touched on what it means to try to 'enjoy something', but for me personally although yeah im not loving angel beats (yet?) it's about trying to set my cynicism aside at the door and take the show for what it is. 'trying to see what other people find appealing about it' is true.

    I don't necessarily watch all anime because it's fun which uh sounds weird maybe, but there's some shows where I just want to see how they've influenced things around them or audience expectations. That kind of thing is ultimately fun for me even if the show itself isn't, always,

    But my opinions can change while I'm watching something, which is where I kind of want to try to be less cynical and avoid my natural urge to start dissecting something apart before I've seen it as a whole.

    (Especially something I might be going into with personal bias, like Angel Beats)
  2. Rascal

    Rascal Silver Supporter

    I just can't get over the hair color. Lime sherbert just doesn't do it for me for some reason. IDK I can't get into it.

    But I've also never seen the movie so maybe that's part of the reason.

    Heh. Heheheh. Yeah...
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  3. LamiaNymph

    LamiaNymph Well-Known Member

    Also, the fact that they made a decent amount of merch with them in these outfits for the 1 year anniversary (That sold like hotcakes by the way). They DEFINITELY knew what they were doing.
  4. BrainBlow

    BrainBlow Well-Known Member

    I strongly dislike SAO and the potential it threw away, but I could easily write a long and detailed explanation in perfectly neutral language as to why it's so appealing and successful. By itself that can be a fun intellectual practice.

    As for "trying to enjoy" something, I find that sometimes this means adjusting to the "rhythm" of a show. For example, I for the most part just mildly enjoyed the first 50-60 episodes of Gintama, and then it just kind of "clicked" for me with one of the first major story arcs, and now I find those OG 50 episodes way more funny when rewatching, too. Not that all things would need so many episodes, of course. It's probably more that by that time I stopped trying to force myself to like it more than I was, which paradoxically just made me more open to what it had to offer.

    A lot of it goes back to what I've talked about before with how "hype" is by itself a meaningless judgement standard when it's devoid of knowledge of who a product is aimed at and why the audience likes it, and how much those things would be to your taste in the first place
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  5. Balthasaurus

    Balthasaurus Well-Known Member

    DAT: I have found myself pulled into the world of horse girl racing and I am loving every minute of it.
  6. Rascal

    Rascal Silver Supporter


    I love when people say "you could skip like half the episodes and not miss anything" on an episodic show. Like. Yeah. It's episodic. You would be missing the episodes you skipped which have a story. Why not just skip all the episodes except the last one. Or just the first one. Or hell, why not just skip all of them and watch a different show.
  7. ZetsubouKaiji

    ZetsubouKaiji Well-Known Member

    Go home anime. You're drunk.

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  8. SilentBookworm

    SilentBookworm Well-Known Member

    I'm still a little curious (and my first time asking was like 10 pages ago so), is Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation worth a shot?
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  9. UniversalParanoia1

    UniversalParanoia1 Well-Known Member

    If THAT is how you watch episodic shows, I'm doin somethin right. I do this all the time, not just with episodic anime, wow I'm a trend setter :laugh:
  10. Hayane

    Hayane Well-Known Member

    Reminded me badly of people who started Gintama and jumped to ep52+ for the first serious arc like buddy wut.
    Personally speaking, I did not enjoy it at the slightest but most of the "internet" did enjoy it for some incomprehensible reasons to me. Give it 3episodes and you can decide for yourself maybe?
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  11. Claptrap

    Claptrap Database Moderator

    More or less I went into Angel Beats expecting something that feels kind of shallow and I'll admit, it does kind of feel shallow to me. I more or less expected it to be kind of emotionally similar to Clannad (which I didn't like) and more or less it kind of hits the same emotional tone. Hated the character designs from the get go, but I was debating how I felt about the story overall until I got into the endgame where I decided yeah I don't really like it.

    I'll admit too I found everything about the donor heart scenario reveal at the end a little cheesy and unbelievable, with a lot of leaps in logic, even magical logic. Honestly I was emotionally 'in' to some of the characters backstories, but Kanade really got underdeveloped until the end. We know What she does but we largely don't know Why she does it or get much of an indicator into her psyche.

    Even a character I like archetypically, like Naoi, isn't... well. well-written. He goes from murdering fodder, to getting a cooldown hug in an instant and is suddenly chill. There's definitely funny moments, but a lot of the drama ranged from ok-I'm-kinda-into-it to schlocky.

    I'll say it's better directed than most of what that director does, but the writing? Kinda bad. I did enjoy some of the subplots, but not really my kind of show. I can see why it was kind of popular though, it has that sort of 'weekly reveal' kind of style where you learn more about the characters
    and they 'sort of' have dark pasts which were probably interesting to hear about weekly even if these aren't explored in any depth, at all.
  12. Gens

    Gens Database Moderator

    I can totally get not liking Jun Maeda's style honestly and Key, because he always seem to go for the same kind of layer of sentimental cheese in much of his work mixing it with the supernatural. He's not particularly subtle about anything. I appreciate him more for his influence of nakige VNs, inflecting emotional story telling into the visual novel medium and elevating it from just porn, Higurashi does owe some of it's influence to that honestly. That said, I don't think Maeda's work has particularly dated that well.
  13. Rascal

    Rascal Silver Supporter

    Depends on how much ancillary pedophile isekai shit-garbage you're willing to put up with for a well-presented story.
  14. Starletka

    Starletka Silver Supporter

    It does have the "lifestyle change" tag, after all
  15. Gens

    Gens Database Moderator


    sakurasou no pet na kanojo is a pretty……. bad show to me. The romance is bad, the comedy is bad, there’s nothing good I have to say about this.
  16. Hayane

    Hayane Well-Known Member

    Shesh I havent heard of it in forever. I didn't like it back then and I doubt it even aged well.
    I don't remember much but the main girl is kinda like komi? Silent-cant-say-a-word girl although I remember she was in the annoying side compared to komi.

    Amazing how the same concept can either go to garbage or be wholesome.
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  17. Balthasaurus

    Balthasaurus Well-Known Member

    I was actually really enjoying The Pet Girl of Sakurasou! I liked the characters and the show's overall energy, what with the young people trying hard/doing crazy stuff, I just thought it was kind of fun. But I haven't finished it yet, as it got pulled off of Crunchyroll before I was done watching it.
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  18. Hayane

    Hayane Well-Known Member

  19. OkamiHime95

    OkamiHime95 Well-Known Member


    Got the 2nd season of Castlevania, the complete series of K, and Nausicaa, for my birthday yesterday!
    I'm not familiar with K, but it looks interesting, and I've been wanting to watch it for a long time. I love Castlevania, and am looking forward to watching Nausicaa, as a dear friend of mine recommended it to me a long time ago. :3
  20. Balthasaurus

    Balthasaurus Well-Known Member

    DAT: Man, I've been going absolutely wild buying anime movies on DVD of late. I saw a second-hand copy of Origin: Spirits of the Past being sold at one of my local cinemas for only £2, so I decided to snatch it up. I hear that it's somewhat similar to a couple of anime that I've enjoyed in the past, but we'll have to see if I like it or not.
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