Let's talk anime.

Eldon_of_Azure wrote:

The Devil is a Part Timer! (Surprisingly good, I hope it keeps up the momentum)

That's good to hear. Was kind wondering about that one. Might have to give it a look, I suppose.

Eldon_of_Azure wrote:

DEVIL SURVIVOR 2 THE ANIMATION (Based on a game, no previous anime exists. Think Digimon meets Final Destination.)

Huh? I haven't started the anime yet, but that sounds absolutely nothing like the game's tone or plot.

ClockworkHouse wrote:
Eldon_of_Azure wrote:

DEVIL SURVIVOR 2 THE ANIMATION (Based on a game, no previous anime exists. Think Digimon meets Final Destination.)

Huh? I haven't started the anime yet, but that sounds absolutely nothing like the game's tone or plot.

That was a very generalized comment, it is a very serious anime, unlike Digimon. Some of the characteristics are similar though:

Spoiler:

Summoning demons via cell phone to do battle.

Although that attribute might be closer to a Yugi-oh style, though people normally seem to view that series in more of a negative light than Digimon typically is. I'm pretty sure there is a better way to define it than either of those, but...

Final Destination, on the other hand, is plastered all over the series so far.

Eldon_of_Azure wrote:

Final Destination, on the other hand, is plastered all over the series so far.

Do you mean the countdown to death? I can see that. I guess I just more strongly associate Final Destination with its Rube Goldberg deaths than its premise.

Trigger is streaming their Anime Mirai 2013 entry. It's pretty good watch:

Mantid wrote:

Trigger is streaming their Anime Mirai 2013 entry.

That was one of the best new anime pieces I've seen in quite a while. Thanks so much for the heads up!

So today's ep of Hunter x Hunter is the first one that is beyond where the original anime / OVAs went. It's nice to see new stuff, but this arc in the manga was easily my least favorite...

Cyranix wrote:
Mantid wrote:

Trigger is streaming their Anime Mirai 2013 entry.

That was one of the best new anime pieces I've seen in quite a while. Thanks so much for the heads up!

I really enjoyed it. That was a one time thing, correct? I really liked those characters.

tuffalobuffalo wrote:
Cyranix wrote:
Mantid wrote:

Trigger is streaming their Anime Mirai 2013 entry.

That was one of the best new anime pieces I've seen in quite a while. Thanks so much for the heads up!

I really enjoyed it. That was a one time thing, correct? I really liked those characters.

Very cute, i would be fascinated to see where that goes and if they stayed within or broke with stereotypes.

Such a shame that Attack on Titan is already having production problems. Episode 3 felt like it had scenes of just key frames. I would hope it was just an artistic choice, but if it was, it wasn't a good one.

Mantid wrote:

Episode 3 felt like it had scenes of just key frames. I would hope it was just an artistic choice, but if it was, it wasn't a good one. :(

I noticed that! I thought that was a bit weird. Maybe they'll just get more artistic with it if they have to do it a lot. Bummer.

Well, Episode 4 of Attack on Titan did not disappoint.

Mantid wrote:

Well, Episode 4 of Attack on Titan did not disappoint. :D

Episode 5 took it to another level. Not really sure how they're going to salvage the main character.

Really loving The Devil is a Part Timer.

Are you guys using Crunchy Roll to access your Anime? I've just checked, and...

Attack on Titan is now available to Crunchyroll viewers in the following territories: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Ireland.

I've been toying with the idea of splurging $4.99 a month to access Netflix, especially given the return of Arrested Development through these guys.

http://www.unblock-us.com/

If I can access US blocked Anime as well, through sidestepping geo-blocking, it could be a no-brainer.

tuffalobuffalo wrote:
Mantid wrote:

Well, Episode 4 of Attack on Titan did not disappoint. :D

Episode 5 took it to another level. Not really sure how they're going to salvage the main character.

Really loving The Devil is a Part Timer.

Just found/read the manga and it's pretty funny, i'll check out the anime tonight!

Cayne wrote:

Just found/read the manga and it's pretty funny, i'll check out the anime tonight!

Let us know what you think! I think it's hilarious.

tuffalobuffalo wrote:
Mantid wrote:

Well, Episode 4 of Attack on Titan did not disappoint. :D

Episode 5 took it to another level. Not really sure how they're going to salvage the main character.

Really loving The Devil is a Part Timer.

Spoilers! Seriously though:

Spoiler:

That was not how I was expecting that to go. I guess they're just going to focus on the other characters?

casual_alcoholic wrote:

Spoilers! Seriously though:

Spoiler:

That was not how I was expecting that to go. I guess they're just going to focus on the other characters?

Spoiler:

I have no idea how they're going to get the character back. Magic? We will see. I will be very careful about posting after the next episode. It's going to be interesting.

tuffalobuffalo wrote:
casual_alcoholic wrote:

Spoilers! Seriously though:

Spoiler:

That was not how I was expecting that to go. I guess they're just going to focus on the other characters?

Spoiler:

I have no idea how they're going to get the character back. Magic? We will see. I will be very careful about posting after the next episode. It's going to be interesting.

If this show turns into a non-stop downer, I'm probably going to stop watching.

Try out the superhero/magic anime "A Certain Magical Index." I'm not really down with it, but I'm watching it as a prequel series to watching "A Certain Scientific Railgun," which is more my speed. I like magical girl anime with strong, tomboyish anime leads.

Both those series don't sound very promising titles, I'll admit, until you know what they mean. "Railgun" is the code name for Misaka Mikoto, the 3rd most powerful superhuman on the science side in Academy City, where the series is set. Her power is electromagnetic manipulation. She's called "The Railgun," because her most powerful signature attack involves accelerating small items, typically a coin, to hypersonic speed using her electromagnetic powers, much as a railgun does, hence the name.

The original series title refers to Index, a seemingly normal, if slightly scatterbrained girl who possesses only one power used one way - perfect, photographic recall. She was coerced to use the power to archive the 103,000 forbidden grimoires - books containing indestructible forbidden knowledge.

LarryC wrote:

Try out the superhero/magic anime "A Certain Magical Index." I'm not really down with it, but I'm watching it as a prequel series to watching "A Certain Scientific Railgun," which is more my speed. I like magical girl anime with strong, tomboyish anime leads.

Both those series don't sound very promising titles, I'll admit, until you know what they mean. "Railgun" is the code name for Misaka Mikoto, the 3rd most powerful superhuman on the science side in Academy City, where the series is set. Her power is electromagnetic manipulation. She's called "The Railgun," because her most powerful signature attack involves accelerating small items, typically a coin, to hypersonic speed using her electromagnetic powers, much as a railgun does, hence the name.

The original series title refers to Index, a seemingly normal, if slightly scatterbrained girl who possesses only one power used one way - perfect, photographic recall. She was coerced to use the power to archive the 103,000 forbidden grimoires - books containing indestructible forbidden knowledge.

That sounds awesome. I must find this.

Falchion wrote:
LarryC wrote:

Try out the superhero/magic anime "A Certain Magical Index." I'm not really down with it, but I'm watching it as a prequel series to watching "A Certain Scientific Railgun," which is more my speed. I like magical girl anime with strong, tomboyish anime leads.

Both those series don't sound very promising titles, I'll admit, until you know what they mean. "Railgun" is the code name for Misaka Mikoto, the 3rd most powerful superhuman on the science side in Academy City, where the series is set. Her power is electromagnetic manipulation. She's called "The Railgun," because her most powerful signature attack involves accelerating small items, typically a coin, to hypersonic speed using her electromagnetic powers, much as a railgun does, hence the name.

The original series title refers to Index, a seemingly normal, if slightly scatterbrained girl who possesses only one power used one way - perfect, photographic recall. She was coerced to use the power to archive the 103,000 forbidden grimoires - books containing indestructible forbidden knowledge.

That sounds awesome. I must find this.

So I watched the first season, and it had its ups and downs. I started watching the second season, but I had trouble with the "nuns". Enough so that I stopped watching. Is Railgun that much better? Is it the spiritual third season?

I've watched the first few episodes of "Railgun." It centers on a female lead so it takes more of a magical girl anime vibe. That alone makes me like it better than the original series, but I'm sticking it out with the original so I have the full story. I don't know enough about the 2nd season of Index to comment, but I find Japanese interpretations of Christian mores to be hilarious. I may or may not like it.

I'm really enjoying Gargantia. It's slow and thoughtful, which is my kind of anime.

ClockworkHouse wrote:

I'm really enjoying Gargantia. It's slow and thoughtful, which is my kind of anime.

I made it through episode 4 or 5 last night. I quite like it too.

Edit: Oh yeah, and the animation is wonderful.

Whelp, got to the first three episodes of the first season of Railgun. It's about what I expected. Except for Shirai. Her open assaults on Mikoto are just on the edge of being too much for me.

Didn't realize Devil is Part-Timer is a FUNimation stream. Had some time to kill before I went to work and went looking for it on Crunchyroll... failing to find it I watched The Hentai Prince and the Stony Cat instead. I found it pretty funny, more so than the other comedies I'm watching this season. Can't say it isn't a harem show, but at least it has some refreshing attributes, most of all a male lead who isn't shy or at least uncertain around the women.

Though it is kinda a disappointment. Being such a huge anime and Lovecraft fan, the first season of Nyarko-San had me in stitches. Nyarko-San W just hasn't followed up. The characters and ridiculous situations are still there, but the fastball references to other anime and the mythos just don't seem as frequent as they did in the first season.

I'll have to check out the Devil is a Part-Timer later this week.

LarryC wrote:

Whelp, got to the first three episodes of the first season of Railgun. It's about what I expected. Except for Shirai. Her open assaults on Mikoto are just on the edge of being too much for me.

As they were for me as well. Luckily it happens just infrequently enough that I was able to keep watching. I was eventually distracted by something else, but I can attest that it was still worth watching up through ~16 episodes that I watched.

Mantid wrote:

...went looking for it on Crunchyroll...

I really wish Crunchyroll and FUNimation could work something out. It's really annoying to have to use Hulu+ to watch a couple shows because the service isn't as good. I generally just my PS3 to stream stuff because of the convenience and FUNimation didn't have a PS3 application last time I checked. Plus, I'm not going to pay for yet another subscription (to FUNimation) when I'm already paying one for Hulu+.

Mantid wrote:

Didn't realize Devil is Part-Timer is a FUNimation stream. Had some time to kill before I went to work and went looking for it on Crunchyroll... failing to find it I watched The Hentai Prince and the Stony Cat instead. I found it pretty funny, more so than the other comedies I'm watching this season. Can't say it isn't a harem show, but at least it has some refreshing attributes, most of all a male lead who isn't shy or at least uncertain around the women.

Though it is kinda a disappointment. Being such a huge anime and Lovecraft fan, the first season of Nyarko-San had me in stitches. Nyarko-San W just hasn't followed up. The characters and ridiculous situations are still there, but the fastball references to other anime and the mythos just don't seem as frequent as they did in the first season.

I'll have to check out the Devil is a Part-Timer later this week.

You can also see DiaP-T on Hulu, if that works out better.

Nothing really to post that hasn't already been said about Devil is a Part-Timer, Attack on Titan, and Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet. Devil Survivor 2 is rapidly losing my interest, I'll probably watch one more and go from there. Arata the Legend is a new addition to my line up, it looks interesting though I've yet to actually watch it...

I am currently watching and enjoying Gurren Lagann, for the second time, with the rerelease of the sub-titled version on Crunchyroll.