Let's talk anime.

Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny-girl Senpai has been an amazingly pleasant surprise. I thought it was just going to be some fanservice thing but no! That's just how they lure you into watching the first episode of what is actually a well-written magical realist romance.

The thing is that I just finished episode 3, which is roughly equivalent to the first light novel apparently, and if that had been the entire thing (done as a movie maybe) I would be totally satisfied but now I'm worried the rest of the show with other characters won't be as good.

Completed the current season of the Seven Deadly Sins. Almost dropped it a few times from the pedo and groping scenes which are even worse than the first season. Also I'm not really digging the character design Kind of reminds me of Archie comics cross with mutated distortions of body size.

I did enjoy it though. I liked the turns the story took. Absolutely loved the Lion Sin of Pride. I love how they just made the character super OP and embodies his name the most of any of the Sins.

Also started B: The Beginnings. I have no idea what F is going on in this anime. It looks good. Stuff blows up. hmmm I wonder if netflix uses the same voice actors for all their animes.

In case you hadn't seen the particulars yet, Crunchyroll has a possible list of all their stuff at risk in the breakup with Funimation.

According to their release, starting November 7, the things on this list that are catalog back titles are at risk of going away:

https://www.crunchyroll.com/publishe...

There is some good news in there. They did confirm that if it's already running a simulcast, it will be staying (My Hero Academia and Attack on Titan, for example).

I'm kind of bummed, though. Some of my favorite re-watching shows are on that list.

I'm powering through Texhnolyze as we speak. Should have it finished before the sundering.

There is a in credit scene for latest Attack on Titan episode. It is the episode before the fight to take back the wall they lost.

spoiler for the scene

Spoiler:

This is a odd one. The scene is interrupting the credits like someone is trying break a illegal signal through. Te credits break, rewind a bit, and blink on and off until the scene plays and once over the credits continue.

The scene itself seems to be the aftermath of wall fight with Erin and Levi butting heads looking like they have been fighting each other. They also have steam coming off their bodies so they probably bought a lot steam games during the sell or just changed back to human form from titan form. So I guess Levi took the Titan portion.

Since Levi isn't dead he must have eaten someone and that is probably why they are fighting.

With the crazy way the scene came in I'm wondering now if the world is even real. They could all be in some kind game or simulation.

Yeah, the way that end credits scene appears doesn't make much sense.
I guess the series just couldn't leave us with good feelings.

momgamer wrote:

There is some good news in there. They did confirm that if it's already running a simulcast, it will be staying (My Hero Academia and Attack on Titan, for example).

I'm kind of bummed, though. Some of my favorite re-watching shows are on that list.

I can't tell how much of that includes a just-subtitled-version of shows, which I thought Crunchyroll had separately but I may have confused with an earlier Funimation cross-deal.

(I need to prioritize my watching, even though there's no way I'll finish everything on my to-watch list in time.)

It also includes the greatest anime episode ever:
https://www.crunchyroll.com/full-met...

Mantid wrote:

Well, this is unexpected.

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Isekai Quartet. Spring 2019.

Eldon_of_Azure wrote:

Those are all series I've wanted to see more of, especially Re: Zero. This is exciting news!

Ahem, I clearly did not realize what I was looking at there Mantid. I thought that each of those series were continuing in the spring, not that the "Isekai Quartet" is a singlar cross-over chibi-fied viewing event... The trailer that I happened upon seems fun all the same:

Things have started coming off Crunchyroll. I was watching Assassination Classroom, and now the summary page is there but the videos themselves are gone.

I wonder how this will effect crunchyroll with such a massive cut. Will people cancel their subscriptions? Will people sign up with funmation.

Anybody here watch Goblin Slayer?

Eastwardflea wrote:

Anybody here watch Goblin Slayer?

We've watched a few episodes. The first one was a big turn-off for my fiancee (it has a lot of the r-word without any substance behind it.) The later episodes start to make up for it, though. I'm holding off recommending it until I finish because of the sensitive material. If you're curious, then maybe skip the first episode.

One or two people whose opinions I... well, maybe not trust but respect, spoke positively of it when it was just a light novel/manga (I don't remember how it started). Then the anime premiered and everything sounded Supreme Edgelord of the Thirteenth Sentinal of Alpha Centauri Prime and I just lost interest. I might give it a try soon but the only thing that's got my interest right now is the comparison between the Goblin Slayer proper and the Doom Marine.

Which basically means it's still Supreme Edgelord of the Thirteenth Sentinal of Alpha Centauri Prime, but speaking to my inner edgelord a bit more.

It's actually not. The rape scene is suggested, not graphic. It's not rape porn, but a reference. It's a reference to why Goblin Slayer is the way he is - he only takes missions to kill goblins. If it doesn't have goblins in it, he's just not interested. He needs all his time to kill all the goblins. He's definitely got a huge chip on his shoulder about it. Something wrong in the head. The series does make a big deal about how this isn't really unusual given what goblins do; it's inevitable that they'd spawn someone like this. But the series also makes clear that this isn't normal for adventurers. Most people aren't that deranged. Granted, the rest of his partymates are uninspiring characters...

Your definition of "suggested" and mine do no align. The first episode is pretty explicit about the raping of the two adventurers. While it isn't hardcore pornographic in nature, there is no mistaking what is going on and it doesn't shy away from the brutal act.

It has been suggested for every captive woman after those first two depictions however, with only the rape of Goblin Slayer's sister very briefly making the act clear.

The first episode left me wondering if I wanted to continue with the series, but as they toned down the shock value of many of the scenes in later episodes, I've been able to continue with it. It's actually been a pretty good anime centered around a terribly broken and twisted character.

It was very clear that the goblins raped any women they could get. Probably some of the men, too. It's not rape porn. No scenes are explicit in the pornographic sense. At the same time, it's also not treated lightly. This horror is an essential component for why Goblin Slayer does things like check his surroundings every morning for goblin tracks. Every morning he does this, and it's not the only thing he does compulsively. Everything he does is to attack or defend against goblins.

I do not believe it was used for shock value. We often get material that mentions that goblins or monstrous humanoids abuse their victims and captives, but Goblin Slayer is one of the few that takes that idea seriously.

Yesh... Skimmed the first episode of Goblin Slayer... I wouldn't call it explicit, but it certainly doesn't shy away. Not sure I need to be watching an anime about a damaged person brutally killing things, even if they're twisted monsters.

I'll give it a try after catching up with Golden Kamuy, I think. I know I added some stuff to my queue that I haven't been watching, but that's largely because I've been spending all my time gaming lately.

I watched the first episode of As Miss Beelzebub Likes It while at work (so it took me 4 hours to watch a 30 minute episode).
It's certainly cute and fluffy, very moe, but it's also very male gaze. Obsessed with breasts, many of the shots of the main character (Beelzebub) just straight up cut off half her face to focus on her chest, even if she's talking, and she's frequently anime-nude.
I could take it or leave it, really. It's not going to be a challenging plot (or I'd be super surprised if they pull a Madoka style twist or something), so as mindless fluff? Might not be bad, if you don't mind the idiotic levels of fan service.

Also watched the first episode of Ms. Vampire who lives in my neighborhood, which is also cute and fluffy (can you tell that's what I'm in the headspace for?).
It's a yuri show where the main character is this hyper energetic girl who loves dolls finds out a vampire who looks like a doll lives in her neighborhood, and she obsesses over her, to the point of moving in to the vampire's house/mansion.
The show's tone is kinda all over the place, but it might even out. With less fan service (at least, so far) than Miss Beelzebub, it's an easier recommendation, too.

Taharka wrote:

Yesh... Skimmed the first episode of Goblin Slayer... I wouldn't call it explicit, but it certainly doesn't shy away. Not sure I need to be watching an anime about a damaged person brutally killing things, even if they're twisted monsters.

To some extent, the anime is about war and what it does to people. Goblin Slayer isn't necessarily all that weird of a person. He's weird to a civilian, but he's a survivor of what would normally be called a war atrocity, and there's no shortage of people who have nothing but hatred for a particular segment of the human population. He's even self aware enough to recognize that to the goblins, HE's the monster. And he's perfectly fine with that. It's why he doesn't allow any goblin children to live. He kills every last one. In a word, he's a genocidal freak, and he's what happens whenever anyone performs a war atrocity.

If you think about it, the message is profoundly political, especially these days. How many atrocities are being committed today, and how many Goblin Slayers are being created?

Outside of goblins, Goblin Slayer (the adventurer) is perceived as a pathetic loser. No sane adventurer wants anything to do with him and society in general shuns and despises him. Is this fair? Even if human society does benefit from his actions, and even pays him to do them?

Taharka wrote:

Also watched the first episode of Ms. Vampire who lives in my neighborhood, which is also cute and fluffy (can you tell that's what I'm in the headspace for?).
It's a yuri show where the main character is this hyper energetic girl who loves dolls finds out a vampire who looks like a doll lives in her neighborhood, and she obsesses over her, to the point of moving in to the vampire's house/mansion.
The show's tone is kinda all over the place, but it might even out. With less fan service (at least, so far) than Miss Beelzebub, it's an easier recommendation, too.

Well, watched the whole series... it's... kinda boring.
I struggle to classify its genre, maybe slice of life with vampires?
There's no real story arc, no conflict except a minor one when a rowdy 2nd vampire shows up, and they keep repeating the same things, "Wow! You're a vampire? Yup, she doesn't show up in mirrors, see? Wow! You're right!" next episode, "Wow! You're a vampire? Yup, she doesn't..." etc. It's just the same gags over and over, without showing different aspects of the main character's daily life, really.
And even for a cutesy, fluffy show, they still throw in some boob jokes and fondling...

Ms. Vampire who lives in my neighborhood is based on a four panel manga, so it’s basically your newspaper comic strip: plenty of recycled jokes and not much of a plot. It’s cute and silly and one of my favorite series this season.

I definitely wasn’t expecting the Count von Count reference at the end of this week’s episode!

Mantid wrote:

Ms. Vampire who lives in my neighborhood is based on a four panel manga, so it’s basically your newspaper comic strip: plenty of recycled jokes and not much of a plot. It’s cute and silly and one of my favorite series this season.

I definitely wasn’t expecting the Count von Count reference at the end of this week’s episode!

That helps contextualize the series a lot, thank you!

Taharka wrote:
Taharka wrote:

Also watched the first episode of Ms. Vampire who lives in my neighborhood, which is also cute and fluffy (can you tell that's what I'm in the headspace for?).
It's a yuri show where the main character is this hyper energetic girl who loves dolls finds out a vampire who looks like a doll lives in her neighborhood, and she obsesses over her, to the point of moving in to the vampire's house/mansion.
The show's tone is kinda all over the place, but it might even out. With less fan service (at least, so far) than Miss Beelzebub, it's an easier recommendation, too.

Well, watched the whole series... it's... kinda boring.
I struggle to classify its genre, maybe slice of life with vampires?
There's no real story arc, no conflict except a minor one when a rowdy 2nd vampire shows up, and they keep repeating the same things, "Wow! You're a vampire? Yup, she doesn't show up in mirrors, see? Wow! You're right!" next episode, "Wow! You're a vampire? Yup, she doesn't..." etc. It's just the same gags over and over, without showing different aspects of the main character's daily life, really.
And even for a cutesy, fluffy show, they still throw in some boob jokes and fondling...

It's part of a newer Iyashikei genre. See Flying Witch, Hidimari Sketch, Gourmet Girl Graffiti, Laid Back Camp, and Rokuhoudou Yotsuiro Biyori. It's there to generally give you a good, healing experience with little conflict and emphasizing the good things in life. It usually overlaps with Cute Girls Doing Cute Things and other moe genres.

So, remember me complaining about how the first part of Sword Art Online Alicization was pretty boring. Guess it wasn’t just me since he anime just skipped over most of book 10.

They also cut out the intelligent bug living in Kirito’s hair. Can’t imagine why.

Delbin wrote:
Taharka wrote:
Taharka wrote:

Also watched the first episode of Ms. Vampire who lives in my neighborhood, which is also cute and fluffy (can you tell that's what I'm in the headspace for?).
It's a yuri show where the main character is this hyper energetic girl who loves dolls finds out a vampire who looks like a doll lives in her neighborhood, and she obsesses over her, to the point of moving in to the vampire's house/mansion.
The show's tone is kinda all over the place, but it might even out. With less fan service (at least, so far) than Miss Beelzebub, it's an easier recommendation, too.

Well, watched the whole series... it's... kinda boring.
I struggle to classify its genre, maybe slice of life with vampires?
There's no real story arc, no conflict except a minor one when a rowdy 2nd vampire shows up, and they keep repeating the same things, "Wow! You're a vampire? Yup, she doesn't show up in mirrors, see? Wow! You're right!" next episode, "Wow! You're a vampire? Yup, she doesn't..." etc. It's just the same gags over and over, without showing different aspects of the main character's daily life, really.
And even for a cutesy, fluffy show, they still throw in some boob jokes and fondling...

It's part of a newer Iyashikei genre. See Flying Witch, Hidimari Sketch, Gourmet Girl Graffiti, Laid Back Camp, and Rokuhoudou Yotsuiro Biyori. It's there to generally give you a good, healing experience with little conflict and emphasizing the good things in life. It usually overlaps with Cute Girls Doing Cute Things and other moe genres.

I've been watching Flying Witch as well, and I loved Laid Back Camp.
I was thinking about why I like Laid Back Camp and am reasonably interested in Flying Witch when Ms. Vampire isn't doing much for me.
I think it comes down to that there's an actual overarching plot of LBC and FW, characters that develop, and more than just a handful of jokes.
I think Ms. Vampire would do better for me (not saying other people shouldn't like it as is, just talking about me), if it were shorter, "half episodes", like what Today's Menu for the Emiya Family is.

I've been watching Goblin Slayer. It's okay nothing to write home about but the action is good. I wouldn't have watched it if it wasn't for the controversy around it.

SEVERELY DISAPPOINTED no one has even mentioned Zombieland Saga.

Hypest OP I’ve heard in a while. The show is also pretty good.