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Rewatching DS9. Again. Also I saw the finale of Adventure Time, and later on I'm going to see the new Venture Brothers.

 

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Finally got to see Avatar and Korra.

Good ****.

 

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I love the 1920's Shanghaish setting for Korra especially.
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Finished Steven Universe season 5, was pretty cool.

Watched the first episode of The Mist series, wasn't impressed, probably not gonna pick up the series.

I watched the first two episodes of Tokyo Ghoul, I'm not really sure what to make of it. The plot and characters seem pretty standard, I get a fairly strong feeling of déjà-vu from the series, despite never having seen it before. given the fairly limited amount of spare time I have, I feel like I would be better off trying another anime from my "To Watch" list.
Anybody has an opinion on that series ? Is it worth sticking around ?

I've had a look at Attack on Titan's season 3, but I don't really feel compelled to go through it. It wasn't the most exciting story arc in the manga, and I still remember everything well enough that I don't need a refresher. They seem to have skipped a few bits here and there, so maybe they're trying to power through it to get to the next juicy part earlier.
The next couple of seasons are gonna be pretty cool though :P.

I also started watching Altered Carbon, a cyberpunk-ish type series, it's looks pretty good for now, I'm curious to see where they're going with the concept.

Lastly, I picked up Disenchantment, Matt Groening's latest animated series. I kinda like it so far, Groening hasn't lost his mojo, and it fills my 20-ish minutes western show time slots nicely.


Speaking of 20-ish minutes time slots, any anime worth watching came out this year ?

 

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I watched the first two episodes of Tokyo Ghoul, I'm not really sure what to make of it. The plot and characters seem pretty standard, I get a fairly strong feeling of déjà-vu from the series, despite never having seen it before. given the fairly limited amount of spare time I have, I feel like I would be better off trying another anime from my "To Watch" list.
Anybody has an opinion on that series ? Is it worth sticking around ?

I can't remember if I even watched 3 episodes of it but it didn't grab me. I don't think there's anything especially wrong with the show (from what I watched anyways) but it's fairly middling as a horror show, if that's what you're looking for. A significantly better horror/vampire show is Shiki, just be ready for the most anime hair you've ever seen.

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Speaking of 20-ish minutes time slots, any anime worth watching came out this year ?

Came out this year? Hmm...

From winter I'd recommend Violet Evergarden (even on the animation alone), A Place Further than the Universe (Sora Yori) as a really nice slice of life-ish show, and Yuru Camp (slice of life about cute girls who go camping). Though partially from last year I'd recommend Garo: Vanishing Line if you want action and urban/techno fantasy.

From spring I'd recommend Wotakoi for romance, Hisone and Masotan (dragon airplane show), Hinamatsuri for comedy. (I'm waiting to watch Steins;Gate 0 until I finish the VN)

From summer I'd recommend Banana Fish for gangsters/character drama, Revue Starlight for spectacle, being incredibly gay, and because I'm a theater nerd, sirius the jaeger for action and vampires (again if you're iffy about Tokyo Ghoul but want something like it, I prefer this but YMMV)
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Finished Steven Universe season 5, was pretty cool.

And of course it ended in a massive cliffhanger after a major shakeup, if rumors they are shooting for nine seasons is true it was quite a bold choice.
Lastly, I picked up Disenchantment, Matt Groening's latest animated series. I kinda like it so far, Groening hasn't lost his mojo, and it fills my 20-ish minutes western show time slots nicely.
Personally I've found it a bit bland in places.
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Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Tokyo Ghoul
To be honest, it was on my watchlist because the name popped up multiple times over the years and it was available on Netflix, so I figured I might as well give it a shot at some point.

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Speaking of 20-ish minutes time slots, any anime worth watching came out this year ?

Came out this year? Hmm...

From winter I'd recommend Violet Evergarden (even on the animation alone), A Place Further than the Universe (Sora Yori) as a really nice slice of life-ish show, and Yuru Camp (slice of life about cute girls who go camping). Though partially from last year I'd recommend Garo: Vanishing Line if you want action and urban/techno fantasy.

From spring I'd recommend Wotakoi for romance, Hisone and Masotan (dragon airplane show), Hinamatsuri for comedy. (I'm waiting to watch Steins;Gate 0 until I finish the VN)

From summer I'd recommend Banana Fish for gangsters/character drama, Revue Starlight for spectacle, being incredibly gay, and because I'm a theater nerd, sirius the jaeger for action and vampires (again if you're iffy about Tokyo Ghoul but want something like it, I prefer this but YMMV)
Thanks for the recommendations  :yes: I'll try checking those out and see how it goes :)


Lastly, I picked up Disenchantment, Matt Groening's latest animated series. I kinda like it so far, Groening hasn't lost his mojo, and it fills my 20-ish minutes western show time slots nicely.
Personally I've found it a bit bland in places.
Well, it's a Matt Groening show, so that's not too surprising ^^.
For me, it works quite well : baring a few exception, I tend to be doing some other task (eg. eat lunch, do MMO dailies, farm, etc.) while watching this kind of english-speaking short show (or youtube video or whatever), so my attention is rarely 100% on either, so it can afford being bland from time to time. I wasn't exactly hyped going into it, so it actually did better than expected.

Incidentally, this is one of the considerations I had when I picked up Steven Universe in the first place : it had roughly the perfect length for breakfast or lunch. Then it became too attention grabbing for any of that and I ended up just binge watching the whole thing :D

 

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Altered carbon is Bladerunner violently raped by Game of Thrones while Ghost in the Shell weeps hiding behind a throw cushion.......with its tits out.
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Got a free month of Netflix, so now I'm watching BoJack Horseman. It's great so far, being a very close runner-up to the Venture Bros for my all time favorite cartoon series.

 

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I didn't really like it.
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Altered carbon is Bladerunner violently raped by Game of Thrones while Ghost in the Shell weeps hiding behind a throw cushion.......with its tits out.

That good huh?

 

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No... that's not good.... at all.

 
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Rewatched the entire first season of SAO yesterday while it was running on TV. I'm not that a huge fan of SAO in general, but yesterday it was exactly what I needed. Made me feel so much better.

 

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Samurai Attack Ostrich?

Yeah I'm waiting for the scarlet Johanssen live action remake.
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Er no, Sword Art Online.

 

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Finished Revue Starlight and Sirius the Jaeger this week (Starlight might be my anime of the year).

I'm still figuring out what to pick up this season but I'm doing a rewatch of Shiki for the third or fourth time in honor of October (and it being one of my top 5 shows of all time) and man does it hold up, even if there are some weird quick fan service shots every so often.
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If Goblin Slayer is anywhere near as good as the novels or even the manga (which itself is an awesome adaptation of the novels), you might want to pick it.
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I don't really watch newly-airing shows much at all (except for Jojo, Part V hyyyype), but Revue Starlight sounds really intriguing in that it's in a very similar vein to Utena.

Speaking of, working on Yurikuma Arashi.  It's peak Ikuhara and I love it.

 

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Gundam Unicorn is on Netflix

If you've gotten this far in life without watching Gundam Unicorn, this would be a great time to do something about that!
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I don't really watch newly-airing shows much at all (except for Jojo, Part V hyyyype), but Revue Starlight sounds really intriguing in that it's in a very similar vein to Utena.

Speaking of, working on Yurikuma Arashi.  It's peak Ikuhara and I love it.

I'll tell you something else about Revue Starlight, some of its core staff was also on Yuri Kuma. I still need to watch Utena but from people who've seen both, the Utena connection is really surface level.

Also, hell yeah JoJo's hyyyyyyype. Fingers crossed we get fansubs that restore the references. (Also might just wait to binge it because Part 3 week to week was one of the most painful experiences of my media consuming life)

Gundam Unicorn is on Netflix

If you've gotten this far in life without watching Gundam Unicorn, this would be a great time to do something about that!
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