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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Nandor the Relentless, Jan 23, 2022.
Biggest draw of the show. Watching the latest episodes as soon as I’m done with FMA
Episode 19 of the first season won anime episode of the year back in 2019.
Great example of an incredibly annoying character in this series. Will spoiler the name, but he appears in a more pronounced way like halfway through season one. Anyone have insight into why this is so common?
Still love the series, and he gets less annoying as time goes on, but like, tone that shit down
Glad you enjoyed it and agreed about the childish aspects. Please make sure you watch End of Evangelion though. It's basically a retelling / different perspective of the last 4 episodes
Finished FMA-B last night. Now knocking out Demon Slayer’s Entertainment District Arc then on to Jujutsu Kaisen
Ranking of Kings is good. Go watch it
lol its like a mix of old disney, anime, and game of thrones
Could be in too deep to be taken seriously at this point, but Naruto is incredibly fun. On episode 14. The intro music is corny perfection. The tropes are fine. The jokes have actually made me laugh. It’s scratching some itch of an idea of what I remember thinking a ninja was when I was a kid. Everyone is kind of well, interesting as long as I don’t think about it too much. And it’s really hard not to root for the kid
I don’t know. It’s like if I sat down with friends while 12, after binging a bunch of classic martial arts films and was like, yeah but wouldn’t it be fucking awesome if they could have done [X] — and we kept escalating, then made it a series
Alas, I deal a fatal blow with my sword!
Ha! That was merely a log that I projected myself on to!
But I knew you would do that, and it’s just a projection of me on another log stabbing your projection on that log ,and how I ended up right behind the real you!
Ah, but you should have known I would have known you would have anticipated that, but you didn’t. That’s why you are holding yet another log, and I’m actually hurling 900 shurikens at you from this tree some distance away!
You fool! It was all water the whole time!
And so forth
I’m stunned someone didn’t like Full Metal Alchemist or Cowboy Bepop. Those are my introducing people to anime go-to shows and it’s worked every time (added One Punch Man to the list now).
Just took my youngest son to see Jujitsu Kaisen 0, really good prequel to the show.
I too watched it Naruto later in life (when I was in my late 20s) and absolutely adored it. It takes you to some p interesting places later on, but ultimately it does a great job of making you invested in the world and characters.
That was me. I may give Cowboy Bebop another chance. When I first jumped off into this, I had decided try both it and Attack on Titan. The first couple of episodes weren’t compelling enough to keep me from checking out AoT. And I think we all know the magnetism of AoT’s opener. It’s up there with Bran getting thrown from the tower by Jaime or McConaughey saying, “Start asking the right fucking questions” as greatest hooks of all time. Putting CB on my dislike list was probably premature.
IDK about FMA. I could never warm up to the characters enough to care
Maybe it’s just when I saw CB back when it first dropped. It was something I’d never seen before, plus the music was great.
Oh see I find Al and Ed’s journey and character development to be some of the best in anime history. It’s both exciting (dope fight scenes) and heartbreaking and it provides great moral conflict. The side characters are fully formed and the 7 deadly sins are fantastic “villains”.
I couldn’t stop watching FMA at the end. Just plowing through one episode after another.
The GOAT. Lots of shows can learn a thing or two from FMA when it comes to what an actual “bittersweet” ending means.
Was there a certain point that FMA officially pulled you all in? I had pushed through about 18 episodes or so. I’m not one to generally run counter to consensus when it comes to tv. Also might be worth noting I started on dub by accident and was too lazy to switch at the time
Whenever they bring in the GOAT Roy Mustang.
Started Demon Slayer this week. Holy fuck at the battle in the entertainment district
It’s been a while since I’ve done a rewatch, but I remember being hooked pretty early. A lot of anime can start off pretty slow, but I’ve always felt FMA got into its groove pretty quickly.
You’re watching Brotherhood, correct? Also, FMA is one of the few anime that has a great dub.
Best dubbed line without question:
Finished Jujutsu Kaisen
what should I do next, HunterXHunter, Bleach, Seven Deadly Sins, My Hero Academia, Arcane, Parasite? Something else?
Ive had a lot of people rave about Arcane
Arcane because it’s like 6 episodes.
HxH next. Just don’t judge it by it’s first couple episodes because it comes across as childish. It’s also 148 episodes so there will be filler. Manga is unfinished (so the anime is as well) but it stops at a place where there isn’t horribly unresolved plot lines.
Naruto nicknaming and relentlessly calling his new mentor/one of the most legendary living warriors in universe “Pervy Sage” never stops being funny to me. He’s not wrong, but every other character treats Jiraiya with extreme respect and reverence. Naruto will interrupt a serious meeting between high ranking people and be like “Hey Pervy Sage! Let’s go train!”
Started last year with AoT and enjoyed it so decided to check other stuff out. Hit or miss but having fun.
HunterxHunter - It’s okay. I kept watching so there’s something worthwhile but it’s of those that make your feel like an adult watching cartoons.
Death Note - really liked this one, made me root for the bad guy.
Demon Slayer - beautiful though a little meh story wise. And repetitive. I HAVE TO GET FASTER!
Neon Genesis - not for me. Too much ambiguity, almost everything is left without an explanation.
Cowboy Bebop - just love it. Excellent.
Violet Evergarden - really well made but boy that’s a bit of a creepy “love” story when I think about it.
JoJo - lasted six episodes though my son says it gets a lot better in later seasons so maybe I’ll try again.
Devilman Crybaby - I feel like this could have been decent but they decided to go super adult with it for no reasons that improved the story and produced a shitshow.
Started Mushishi and it’s good a few episodes in. Hoping things start tying together a larger picture soon.
I’m a sucker for Shonen jump anime, been watching it for 30 plus years. They all pretty much have the same beats and rhythm but what I’ve always enjoyed is the mythology and lore surrounding them. Hunter x Hunter starts like a kids anime, Gon is chipper and excitable but the show has some moments where there’s a sinister darkness lurking. It fully manifest as you hit the last big story arc.
Arcane was 9 episodes and was great. I can’t wait for more.
About 13 episodes into Hunter x Hunter now and am enjoying it.
So, I started watching Berserk.
FYI this comes out Friday
Spy x family is incredible. Only 3 episodes in. It’s on Crunchyroll
This shit is so wild to me. Way back I was the only black kid that watched anime (I lived in the Bay Area and later Seattle). None of my friends, family, no one on travel ball squads or camps, no one a church. Just me. The only folks that I talked anime with were Asian kids and the handful of goofy white kids. Now, anime is part of Denzel Curry’s rap persona, other rappers who drop anime bars, younger basketball players, football players, MMA guys. It’s part of pop culture, shit it’s part of a black subculture I see on social media. If I was a bitter old man I’d be angry but I think it’s fucking awesome to see anime become this.
We binged it all the way through just a phenomenal anime and animation is gorgeous.
Arcane was really good I have wanted a league animated series since I first played in 2010, and my fiancée who had never really played the game loved it too and can’t wait until season 2. We got both perspectives just a surprisingly quality product from Riot.
Introducing my fiancée to Densetsu no Yūsha no Densetsu ( The Legend of Legendary Heroes) that anime is always entertaining and funny as hell.
Started Attack on Titan this weekend. I’m like 7-8 eps into season 2 now. This show is wild.
Actually came out today
Okay so Bubble might be my new favorite movie.
Watching it now, reminds me of a cross between Mirrors Edge and Blitzball without a ball to score.
Alright. I’m admittedly tipsy, but I’m on episode 371 of Naruto Shippuden. I’m not sure what can happen over 135 episodes given the present situation, but I have faith given the work so far. This is not an exaggeration: if they stick the landing, greatest story I’ve ever read/watched in my life taking the entire of body of work into consideration
Did you watch Naruto before hand or just Shippuden? Or is it like a Dragon Ball, DBZ situation where you don’t need to watch the former to enjoy the latter.
They could, for example, have an amazing ending and stick the landing in about 30-40 of those 135 episodes and also give you 100 episodes of non-canon filler because the anime was being made faster than the manga on which it was based.
I watched the original first. The key riffs in Shippuden wouldn’t hit right without doing so. There is a pay off for everything eventually. It’s impressive how well they build. That said, there is quite a bit of filler, so I’ve been using this to skip it:
I turned it on one night to fall asleep to just because I had just finished a recommended series, and it was near the top of whatever random suggested series were displaying at the time. No expectations. More accurately, I thought it would be lame or too geared towards kids for my taste. It drew me in right away.
If you haven’t seen it, have found yourself enjoying anime, and are a martial arts film enthusiast, I think you’ll find yourself having a ridiculously good time. I’ve laughed out loud, cheered out loud, and even got dirt in my eye watching this thing.
Has imperfections for sure, but the lore building is incredible, and Naruto himself evolves into something so endearing, you can’t help but to root for him. Can’t wait to restart it with my kid in a few years, because I think Naruto can teach him some things about life better than I can
Edit: Also stopped bothering with the movies after the first couple, because they didn’t seem to ever impact the greater story. Could have skipped them too. Will go back eventually. Kinda like going for 100% completion after doing the main story in a video game
I’m enjoying the shit out of Hunter X Hunter.
Just finished the Greed Island arc which was silly but really good. Starting the Chimera Ant arc which I hear is the best.
I preferred Greed Island to Chimera Ants.
The final battle in the Chimera Ant arc takes 437 episodes. The Chimera Ant arc does have one of my two favorite characters in it, though.
Anybody watched Fire Force?
I got turned onto it when its Season 1 OP popped up in my recs on YouTube and I’m watching an episode or two in between Demon Slayer’s second season. Very interesting premise and style so far.
Tokyo Ghoul was shooting up my list. I got to the end of season 2 with a big cliffhanger and they reset the show. Brutal