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Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
But Wait! 
There's more in the pipe:


Besides those listed, some others to check out:

Cowboy Bebop
Jin Roh: The Wolf Brigade
Pretty much anything Hayao Miyazaki


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Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Also, watch the Mobile Suit Gundam movie trilogy, and Zeta Gundam.
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Movie Triogy yes, most newbies might find Zeta... to be very... Bland? Austere?

 

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Depressing as all hell? :p

(I haven't seen it yet myself, but Kill 'em All Tomino earned his name for a reason.)

 

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Crest/Banner of the Stars might be interesting if you like space setting animes.
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I wanted to like Log Horizon a lot, but then it ended up being "Not Sword Art Online: the anime". :(
That's actually a pretty high selling point in my book.  SAO was...painful, to put it charitably.

SAO is considerably less painful if you just stop watching and pretend it doesn't exist after the first arc.  Then it becomes a slightly above average shounen power fantasy, instead of... what we got.  I guess if you really like that concept and want to watch something that isn't hate-watch levels of bad, go ahead, but it was thoroughly uninteresting to me after the first six episodes.

 

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Crest/Banner of the Stars might be interesting if you like space setting animes.

I watched these when i was seeing if I had missed anything else that was as good as LoGH.  They are not my favorites, but maybe that's just because i found the relationship between the kid and the princess annoying.  LoGH builds a huge world, and then takes us along as it changes.  Crest of the Stars builds a huge world, and then lets us focus in on trivial details.
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I wanted to like Log Horizon a lot, but then it ended up being "Not Sword Art Online: the anime". :(
That's actually a pretty high selling point in my book.  SAO was...painful, to put it charitably.

SAO is considerably less painful if you just stop watching and pretend it doesn't exist after the first arc.  Then it becomes a slightly above average shounen power fantasy, instead of... what we got.  I guess if you really like that concept and want to watch something that isn't hate-watch levels of bad, go ahead, but it was thoroughly uninteresting to me after the first six episodes.
Honestly, even the first arc was pretty dire.  From the beginning it reeks of Gary Stu otaku wish-fulfillment, and the overall premise shows that the original author (Reki Kawahara) didn't have a clue as to how massively-multiplayer games or personal technology actually work.  ("Sure, let's have a product capable of emitting fatal doses of microwaves right next to the user's skull somehow make it to market, and then let's have nobody be able to come up with the half-dozen trivial ways to disable them over the course of two years, because reasons!"). I generally have a pretty healthy ability to suspend disbelief, but when you set your story in our own near future and then don't even bother to consider the ramifications of what you're proposing, you'll lose me very quickly.

 

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"Slightly above average shounen power fantasy" isn't setting the bar very high. :P  The fights are fun to watch and the concept is original enough that I'm willing to give it a pass on "this would never actually work" grounds.  It is flashy and pretty, and therefore slightly above average.

 

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Eh, well to each their own then.  For my money .hack//SIGN did the "person trapped in a game" concept far better almost 15 years earlier, and like 90% of that was people standing around talking. :p

 

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“Think lightly of yourself and deeply of the world”

 

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Hey All
Just wanted to say thanks for all the recommendations. Not sure yet which one I'm going to pick up, but it sounds like there is plenty of good content out there to watch.
I think I'll have to spend my free time playing Wings of Dawn first :)
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Caught up with Tanya of the Evil, overall a very satisfying first season.

Hopefully season two gets green lit for Tanya of the Afrika Korps ?

Spoiler:
I was a little surprised they rolled out something as advanced as Panzer IIIs and V-1s for the final offensive, especially when they used more era appropriate Bayern for the battlewagons.

So Being X is grooming a new opponent for our slightly unhinged heroine? 

Mary Sioux...   

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Ditto, Starslayer. But mind=blown on the trope memes thing, I didn't even notice.

 

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I think this just made me permanently lose my ****  :P
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Me too and I've never even seen that show.  :lol:

 

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Zeta Gundam is a pretty good show.  They're uploading it on the official gundam youtube.





It's really an excellent sequel to Mobile Suit Gundam. 
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Latest expanse.
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Latest expanse.
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