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Rate The Latest Anime Series You Have Finished

Discussion in 'Anime & Manga Chat' started by Ovyda, May 8, 2013.

  1. Batosai Manslayer

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    Mushishi - 9/10

    This anime is really great. It's episodic, so evry episode is a new story and it feels like evry episode is just a small movie. Some episodes were better than others, but most eps were masterpieces. One negative thing about this anime is that you have to be in the mood for it. If you're not, i recommend not watching it untill you are, but if you are, these stories are amazing.

    It's about a Mushi-shi called Ginko. One of the best characters i've seen in anime. Such a relaxed and smart guy. Mushi-shi means a mushi doctor. He travels the world looking for people who are having problems with mushi. Mushi are creatures or beings or whatever which can cause severe problems to people or environments they are around. People like Ginko can help it go away, mostly. Just warning, not evry episode ends happily and some can kind of get you down when Ginko can't help someone. That's just how good it is. They explain the situation of the people the episode is about and it really sucks you in.

    The characters were great. It was mostly Ginko and the people he encountered, but like i said already, Ginko is one of the best characters i've watched.

    The art was great too. The faces are kind of odd, but you get used to it and some scenes are really beautifully drawn.

    The music might just be the best music i've heard in animes. The OP was just perfect. I enjoyed it evry episode i watched. Other than that, the music in the anime was great too. It made me relax and get into the story easier.

    Pretty much evrything about this anime was great or perfect. Watched the special too that was recently released and for this the same goes as for the anime. Again a great story and it had a good message that you shouldn't take the things you have for granted.
    In april the 2nd season of Mushishi is coming out. Like 9 years after the 1st season aired. Am i glad i just watched it right on time. Can't wait to watch this as a weekly and have 1 amazing story per week!
     
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    Major S1 8/10
    Well... it's been awhile since I was marathoning something. To be more accurate I watched all 26 episodes in 2 days (just with few day break in between). Since I am a huge sucker for sports genre it's not a surprise at all that I enjoyed it so much. However, I believe this anime is not only for sport freaks. Whole 1st season is just a brilliant set up for the next ones. Just remembering how much fun was to watch DB series because we saw Goku growing up...I have a same feeling here with Goro (both names start with G, coincidence?:D). We are allowed to see how he's reaching his dream from age 5.

    Now a bit about the anime itself. It's one of those anime that can make you commit suicide (kidding obviously). In all honesty, it plays with your feelings like crazy... one moment you laugh, the next moment you cry and eventually it becomes so painful to watch that you want to punch the wall or something (or get drunk as I did. It works trust me :D). Yes, I did rage quite a bit. Major is a very touching anime about baseball that goes beyond baseball as well. Friendship, rivalry, bullying, family issues, business world, romance and etc. can be found in this surreal anime. Although the ending was a bit far-fetched imo (the last game), it still stays close enough to reality which is rare nowadays in sports genre anime.

    P.S. That ending... what a twist! Even though it's reasonable, I don't know what to expect from 2nd season now. This will be an incredibly awesome ride!
     
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    Alright done with Deadman Wonderland. It's...eh...I don't know. I liked the idea but man the show could not find it's identity at any point. I could tell you three different plots the anime tried to succeed in and failed.

    First plot? Find the red man who caused the chaos in the first episode while falsely accused of the crime. Get thrown into a nuthouse prison! So we are finding the culprit in this anime? Nah forget about that, not even mentioned in any meaningful light for whats to come.

    Second plot? Fight prisoners in a coliseum format for the lolz, also explain the pasts of characters with flashback moments and episodes! Literature pet peeve of mine? Don't do flashback episode to explain a new character's past. It's lazy and worse when the character isn't even important to the plot.

    Third plot? Revolution with characters that randomly appear and befriend our main character! Frankly I didn't care about them at this point. Where is the red man? What happened to the prison warden who disappeared for half the anime (only to reappear at the end for no good reason)? Where the hell did Yuu go? Isn't this what it's all about? Oh yeah the previous characters they spent so long talking about their pasts? Waste of time and it serves no purpose. You know somethings wrong when that director\attorney guy who has absolutely no back-story has the most *character*. The guy is a sick bastard, that's it. No fancy talking about oh woe is me. Just a classic no nonsense villain.

    Fourth plot...wait I thought I said there was only three? Well I don't even know but the ending tried to vaguely just put everything together and somehow completely failed to put any closure to the anime. They didn't even bother to explain the weird condition that is prevalent in the prison. They don't properly explain it's origin (despite being in all those hated flashback moments), they don't explain how the main character suffers from amnesia for no apparent reason, that random girl that follows him around and is on the cover? No explanations. Not one single explanation except for scenes involving her and some old guy we never even seen before.

    What the scenes were about? Giving her chocolate and cookies. Yes I'm serious, only twelve episodes and this is the most I know about this girl. Good job anime. This explains everything I ever needed to know about this character. The final ten seconds of the anime revealed more about her then the 12 episodes ever did. That's not a good sign for a character that you KNOW has secrets and has so much screen time.

    :sigh:

    What else should I say? The good stuff then. Nonsensical plot line aside the anime took some shounen like qualities to further establish itself. You know the drill, power-ups, talking villains to death, prep speeches, and unkillable people until the plot demands it (protip- all body parts are invulnerable except for the head). This isn't a bad or good thing. It's an anime trait you sometimes encounter that people tolerate at different levels. I found most moments too much of a stretch of the imagination. In that case you got to go full blown Gurren Lagoon and screw logic. Almost did in some moments so it was worth the lols (yes I was laughing at some of the perceived *sad* moments lol). I guess that made the action fun even though it never really made a whole lot of sense. The violence surely added to the suspense (and frankly the humor! Seriously your skin is ripped off, arm gets chopped off, but you punch a guy in the face and he's the one unconscious? lol!)

    I guess all in all I can't take this show seriously. Strange considering how ridiculously violent it is. It's not on par with Elfen Lied or Speed Grapher. Those had some extreme violence too but once the novelty wears off at least the story keeps you around.This show had some good potential going on here but it didn't live up to them. Seemed to me that the anime tried too hard to be many different things in a very short time span. I got a laugh out of it though (for all the wrong reasons) so I missed the point by a mile but at least had a kick out of the ride.

    Well there's my little mini-review in my typical off hand manner. Not a waste of time, it's short, bloody, action packed, makes no sense in your face brutality and colorful language usage has a place somewhere I'm sure.
    Maybe a 6. 7 for some people depending on mood? Any higher means you either have the ultimate black humor or plot devices don't faze you (I envy the later trait). Any lower?

    Go watch LOGH. Solves everything man.

    At least I think I know who the red man is.
     
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    I didn't read the whole thing, but after the first sentence i can safely advice you to read the manga instead. It's alot better than the anime. @Doomguy
     
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    @Ovyda
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    I know you two are interested in this, so i decided to make a review about Planetes. I finished it yesterday.

    Planetes - 8/10

    Imagine our world, about 60 years from now. Space development has become so huge that space traveling is looked at as we look at traveling by plane. Companies have reached their way into space, buildings are build there, criminals who perform space piracy and not the lame kind we know from the typical mecha shows, a town on the moon, even people born on the moon. Many people have moved to space, some for their work, some to live there. People travel across space from the moon to mars, from mars to a base or a mall inside a space ship and also from earth on a simple holiday. All of that brings one HUGE problem, space debris or in english: space garbage. That can be screws, lost tools, kids toys, necklesses, pieces of old broken spaceships even. That is what this show is about.
    The main character is called Hoshino Hachirota, known by his nickname ''Hachimaki''. He works for one of the largest space development companies Technora, in the ''Debris Section''. This section translated as the garbage section goes out into space to collect the space garbage. Some years before episode 1 a big travel ship (not sure how to call it) got hit by a screw and crashed causing many deaths. It was then when they installed the debris section to collect the garbage and prevent more disasters. The first big part of the show is about him and his co-workers collecting the garbage and showing in fine detail how the work progress goes inside that company and especially that section. For a big part of the first couple of episodes it kind of takes a sitcom attitude and that was what shocked me at first, like what the heck am i watching? Is this suppose to be good? If you find yourself thinking that during the first couple of episodes, please hang on and continue as it will pick up big time. It will become alot more serious and it will go very deep into the most beautiful and most ugly parts of humanity.
    What i liked alot about this show is how realistic it was. Every single movement of the characters and pretty much every single second of the whole anime is realistic and could easily happen in the real world. It goes into human psychology and shows the ups and downs about space.
    They also discuss the past as it happened in our own world every once in a while. Things that happened around the 1960's, 70's and 80's. They also show what we can possibly achieve in the (near) future. With the project of people going to mars to live there getting quite close, that could have been what happened in the timeline of Planetes aswell and they built on that to explore Mars even further.

    The characters were all decent enough to have a good to great, in some eyes even a masterpiece kind of show. You will probably come to hate some characters you used to love. Even the main characters. This is not a bad thing, because of how realistic it was written into the story. I feel like every character has had enough development somewhere in the story for them all to be likable in a way.

    The art is different from most shows. Which is a good thing, because the animation is certainly not bad. They drew space in a very pretty way and showed the earth and other planets almost as if it was real. Atleast that's what it felt like.

    The music was good enough. The OP isn't really anything special, but it's a fun song that can stay in your head after watching enough episodes. The ED, i never really watch ED's, but i have watched this one fully. I'm gonna have to quote someone from MAL, it is too happy for this show. At some point there was a big cliffhanger and it was a seemingly sad moment, a happy ED song kicks in. Not really what the viewer needs at that time.
    The scenes in both the OP and ED are very good. The OP shows some breakthrough stuff in space development, both before 2014 and after 2014, which i think was genius to put in the OP.

    The episode count of 26 episodes is perfect. They can't really go any lower because they wouldn't have been able to show everything and with more episodes it would probably be dragged too much.

    Well enough said, i know both of you won't watch this for a while, but i just wanted to write it down while it's still fresh. I recommend it to both of you and to anyone else that reads this. Great show.
     
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    @Batosai an 8 huh, so it didn't manage to impress you even more after the point when you upped the score around episode 16 then? But an 8 is pretty good, and the bio you gave it makes it sound a bit better than MAL's to me.
    Hmm maybe I should consider this for my next series, so many options to pick from. It is good to finally have someone with a trustworthy opinion about this show.
     
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    Well, from 8 to a 9 is a big step. So saying it didn't impress me anymore after episode 16 is a little too much. It certainly got better after episode 16, but something was missing for me to rate it a 9.
     
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    .hack//Quantum 8/10
    It's probably the best .hack series (I'm not positive since I haven't seen roots yet), the characters are likable, the fights are enjoyable, and it's the best version of the plot I've seen. The only down side is that it's very short at only 3 30 minute episodes, however this means that the plot is always moving so it never gets boring.
     
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    I guess I'll have to watch Planetes now :D
     
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    I just finished Space★Dandy.
    9/10
    This show was a wild ride. Anything could happen, nothing made sense, and the humor was spot on. I think anyone who likes weirder and wackier shows like Gurren Lagann, Fooly Cooly, or Panty & Stocking should definitely watch it.
     
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    Too bad it didn't win in TACC when it was nominated, we both would have seen it by now.
     
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    Meh. Roots isn't "bad" but it's not a stand alone anime. What I mean it you'll be left very unsatisfied if you only watch the anime.

    You see at the start of .hack G.U. you play as Haseo when he first starts playing then after a short tutorial level they PK him (Which is the moment the anime chose to start) and then there is a time skip to roughly where the anime ends. So the anime covers the time skip and it helps you understand a lot more about the game.....but if you don't play the game then all you've got is an anime covering a bunch of stuff the game skipped over.

    So if you plan to play .Hack G.U. I'd say watch it but if you are not then don't bother because since it covers a time skip the ending is left wide open without any sort of resolution to anything.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up, I was completely unaware it was directly connected to .Hack G.U. which I hadn't planed on playing anytime soon.
     
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    in fact if you want to do everything in order here is how you do it
    1. .hack//Sign- This anime serves as a prequel to the first games. So it's possible to watch this and not play the games any time soon. unlike roots it does conclude it's own plot before ending although it still has a bit of a cliffhanger with it's ending since it is still a prequal.
    2. .hack//Infection,Mutation,Otbreak,Quarantine-These 4 games serve as the original series. The interesting thing about these games is they are basically 4 parts of one big game. After beating one game you can convert the save data to the next game and keep your levels and items. So you can play through all 4 without having to start over each time. Note: If you try to play a later game without a save file from the previous one ready the game will start you off at a level good enough to keep up at that point in the game.
    3. .hack//Roots-Already told you why
    4. .hack//G.U Rebirth, reminicence, Redemption- These 3 games makes up the G.U. series and have the same save file conversion feature that the original series did.
    This isn't everything as there are some OVA and other stuff mixed in but I decided to just focus on the core of the franchise.
     
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    The last anime I finished was Aldnoah.Zero,
    8
    Normally I would have given a show like it a 6, However I quite enjoyed it. Plus that ending deserved a point on its own.
     
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    It's been quite sometime since i posted anything on here but there are two animes i watched recently i want to talk about so here i go (sorry if i'm badly out of practice, i'm probably gonna keep this short).

    Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei (Subbed): 9/10
    To me this series seems to be seriously underrated on both MAL and A-P! Now i ain't gonna make any grandiose claims that it's a technically brilliant anime, it's not... actually in all honesty it's probably pretty bog standard, but what i will say is that it is the anime i have enjoyed the most not just out of last season's releases but since Attack on Titan. The characters maybe the standard character types but it is a wide and varied cast none the less and each of them has a great amount of presence. The plot may be somewhat predictable but it is exciting and compelling (this series has three story archs and not one of them put a foot wrong imo). Once i had finished it i found myself looking back on it and comparing it in many ways to Code Geass, it very much has a similar feel, and while Code Geass is the more technically accomplished of the two i don't think this anime suffers from being compared to it. It really was a thoroughly enjoyable watch.

    Tokyo ESP (Subbed): 6/10
    Tokyo ESP or as i would very much like to call it "How to completely screw up your Heroine in 12 easy episodes". This one starts out with a lot of promise with a totally awesome first episode (albeit one that's a tad confusing if you had read the synopsis before hand). You've got action, dark themes, kick ass characters with kick ass powers and strong female lead (which is still too rare in this day and age). The problem is as the series progresses the main character is progressively made to look weak, pathetic and completely dependant upon the main male character of the show, and it gets to the point where at the end of the series you just can't root for her any more she's almost utterly worthless for the only worth she can find in herself is that which the male lead provides her with.

    OH! And i just remembered the BIG confrontation between the main villain and the hero isn't even between the villain and her! Instead she gets knocked out and the male lead has it with the villain instead! They built her up (albeit badly) the whole series as the heroine and then her lover goes and has the final confrontation... yeah, that was actually the point where i went "That's it! I just don't care anymore!".

    Another issue with this series is it ends with a far better premise than it had begun with. The show's premise is that a number of people have been exposed to special powers and the lead hunts down this terrorist group who's using them for revenge, really small and focused and a story we've seen a thousand times before. However, at the end of the anime the entire city has now been exposed to these powers and the main cast prepare themselves for the prospect of having to deal with a lot more nefarious superhumans and in watching that scene it struck me that this anime should have focused on that instead, on the rise of all these super humans who have the power to do pretty much whatever they want, will they become heroes like our cast or will they become criminals like the villains? I just thought to myself that would be an much more interesting subject over a revenge story which was actually not all that well thought out and made our strong female lead a look like a pathetic emotional weakling.
     
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    well first start with dead threads yes they let me out of the asylum

    ACCA: 13-ku Kansatsu-ka 9/10 i enjoyed it quite a bit despite knowing what the twist was ugh they pulled a shalam ajnd made the twist so in your face you saw it coming but you did not think it would be that stupid
     

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