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Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
The original Pacific Rim is straight-up live-action mecha, and it's about as big and stompy as things get. :D

 

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Steven Universe dropped quite a nuke, in hindsight it’s been foreshadowed and I suspected something was up with Pearl compulsively shutting her own mouth with her hands a couple of times when she was apparently trying to explain something to Steven, just not that kind of something.  :eek2:

And of course after this another hiatus, the promo said “summer” which may mean anything from the end of June to September to know what the fallout of the metaphorical nuke in question will look like.
And I thought live action TV was bad in that regard.   :rolleyes:
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It's a shame they already leaked the plot of the Season Finale. Thanks to CN's incompetence.

 

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I am making good on my word to see the new LOTGH.

It's....average. Not offensively so, but perhaps disappointingly so.

Schoenkopf being a litteral pretty head pisses me off though. Where's my bear-like craggy-face berserker?

Also, Buwford needs a few more pounds, methinks.
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Schoenkopf being a litteral pretty head pisses me off though. Where's my bear-like craggy-face berserker?


Whaaaaaaaat!?

 

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It's a shame they already leaked the plot of the Season Finale. Thanks to CN's incompetence.
Fortunately I had read of the leaks on TVtropes while first binging the show so I make sure not to follow CN twitter and I am careful in never clicking on Steven Universe opinion videos on youtube (besides they seem to wallow in negativity, at least the ones I get in my recommendations), the people posting clips before I am able to get the episodes are bad enough, at least they didn't give away the twist this time.
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"People assume  that time is a strict progression of cause to effect,  but *actually*  from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint - it's more  like a big ball  of wibbly wobbly... time-y wimey... stuff." - The Doctor

 
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See, I want to like Steven Universe. I liked it when I first saw it. But now I only really watch or read about the important story episodes.

I generally skip any episode that has Lars or Lapis as a large role now too.

 

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See, I want to like Steven Universe. I liked it when I first saw it. But now I only really watch or read about the important story episodes.

I generally skip any episode that has Lars or Lapis as a large role now too.

I never quite understood skipping episodes of a TV series, usually when things get on my nerves I stop watching altogether (like it happened with Fringe and Smallville at the time).
Besides, Lars got better since he got the responsibility of the Off Colors and the latest Lapis episode is basically part one of the Big Reveal.
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"People assume  that time is a strict progression of cause to effect,  but *actually*  from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint - it's more  like a big ball  of wibbly wobbly... time-y wimey... stuff." - The Doctor

 

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Schoenkopf being a litteral pretty head pisses me off though. Where's my bear-like craggy-face berserker?


Whaaaaaaaat!?

Inorite.

I had been warned, but I had to experience this heresy for myself.

On another topic, the anime trend of 'combine awkwardly cute girl(s) with military hardware' continues with "How to Transform your Dragon".

I have no idea how to feel about this. On the one hand, the premise is utterly ridiculous. On the other hand, it has made me laugh. And it is....surprisingly deep.
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We'll see how they do the axe murdering next episode.  I'll withhold my judgement until that time.
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@Turambar: if your comment about axe murdering was about LotGH, I am mortified to report that there was no axe murdering. Only Schoenkopf holding a gun to the fortress commander's head.

I am flabberghasted. Literally the most memorable thing about the Rosen-Ritter (their utter magnificent bastardery, brutality in melee and innovative tactics) is missing, replaced by their commander and three others somehow bluffing their way into the command centre of an impregnable fortress and threatening to shoot the commander.

Not to mention that the most out-of-battle character development the new Schoenkopf gets is inappropriately hitting on Greehill and being mysteriously cryptic about the possibility of betraying Wen-Li. God ****ing dammit, they've turned him into a bishonen Ermolai.

I am disappoint.
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So, I picked up Steven Universe a week or two ago. I initially just wanted something nice to watch while eating, but I've actually powered through most of it by now, and I think it's pretty good. The ten minutes format means that there's little padding, while spending enough time on plot, action, heart and comedy without leaving the viewer overwhelmed. Even the "life lesson" type episodes found in every children show work well since they tend to get straight to the point. Very nicely done, it gets my seal of approval.

Also, could we sticky that thread ?

 

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I have been recovering Adventure Time.
The "deranged D&D session" description I have been reading for the feel of the series is rather apt for the first two/three seasons then it starts to actually do stuff with its characters and world often leading to some interesting stuff.
It helps that the more interesting secondary character start to get more focus than the main protagonists, at the moment I am at more or less half of season 7 and the first half focusing on Princess Bubblegum and Marceline the Vampire Queen was one of the best parts of the series, IMHO.

So, I picked up Steven Universe a week or two ago. I initially just wanted something nice to watch while eating, but I've actually powered through most of it by now, and I think it's pretty good. The ten minutes format means that there's little padding, while spending enough time on plot, action, heart and comedy without leaving the viewer overwhelmed. Even the "life lesson" type episodes found in every children show work well since they tend to get straight to the point. Very nicely done, it gets my seal of approval.

Also, could we sticky that thread ?

I guess you haven't caught up with the latest season yet?
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"People assume  that time is a strict progression of cause to effect,  but *actually*  from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint - it's more  like a big ball  of wibbly wobbly... time-y wimey... stuff." - The Doctor

 
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I've just started watching season 5 this week, but didn't get very far (I got sidetracked by DotA 2's TI8). I should have finished catching up by the end of the month.

 
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Awesome, thanks for the reply. I've not seen gunbuster and I love gainax so I'll give that a shot first. Probably end up watching all three!

Dude, DUDE.

Armored Trooper VOTOMS and its OVAs are the hardest and the dirtiest of the real robot genre.

Do you like big battles with clearly defined rules (ammo consumption, armor piercing, tactical consideration)?
An entertaining ensemble without teenage whining?
John Rambo in the mecha genre?
Practically ZERO stock footage?

Then start with the TV show, you can thank me later.

 

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I've just started watching season 5 this week, but didn't get very far (I got sidetracked by DotA 2's TI8). I should have finished catching up by the end of the month.

Just to be clear: until you catch up do not look anything up on the internet about the series, even unrelated stuff about the first episodes of the series might have someone spoiling stuff in the comments.
"I pity the poor shades confined to the euclidean prison that is sanity." - Grant Morrison
"People assume  that time is a strict progression of cause to effect,  but *actually*  from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint - it's more  like a big ball  of wibbly wobbly... time-y wimey... stuff." - The Doctor

 
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Yeah, I ain't crazy, I'm always very careful to avoid spoilers when navigating the Internet ;)

 

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Go Team Venture! Season 7.

 

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The ending of Adventure Time was fortunately one of the good episodes, a bit rushed but still a good finale.
I find the series as a whole terribly uneven with some really good parts and some that aren’t really in my taste but I can see how it influenced later animated series, last time I saw a piece of television history of this caliber end in “real time” was with the Buffy finale.
"I pity the poor shades confined to the euclidean prison that is sanity." - Grant Morrison
"People assume  that time is a strict progression of cause to effect,  but *actually*  from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint - it's more  like a big ball  of wibbly wobbly... time-y wimey... stuff." - The Doctor