Let's talk anime.

Zombielamd Saga is good. Tea cracks me up. Not just because of her antics, but because she is voiced by Kotono Mishuishi (best known as the voice of Sailor Moon) despite having said almost nothing intelligible.

Any news on a season 3 remake of Space Battleship Yamato?

Finally finished Flying Witch. Slow paced, even for a slice of life, but I really enjoyed it.
Is there any word on a Season 2?

So the big news last night/this morning was Netflix announcing the streaming of all 26 episodes of Evangelion plus the two original movies in Spring of 2019.

I'm actually surprised at the positive response this is getting, as I was beginning to feel like the vast majority of people had either turned on the series and found it pretentious in hindsight or were younger viewers that find it pretentious now. I feel like at one point I sort of wished for Netflix to do such a thing as license Evangelion, but I cannot find said hope or prediction. Regardless, I'm more than happy to have a legal way to watch it again. Preferably it'll be the Director's Cut, but beggars cannot always be choosers.

In other news, my niece has been watching random anime on Hulu and Netflix and now I'm gonna have to find time to watch Soul Eater and Tokyo Ghoul just so I can comprehend what she likes about these shows so much. She has a habit of coming up to me and saying "I want to cosplay so-and-so" and I give her the same blank stare my parents gave me when I began talking about all the different Transformers, Ninja Turtles villains, Godzilla monsters, or anything video game.

Tying back to the first news, my niece is now the same age I was when I first saw Evangelion and boy howdy am I trying to figure out if there's a way to prevent her from watching it. My guess is it'll be TV-MA on Netflix, though, and I think her account is currently set to Teen. I think. I have no clue.

Speaking of my niece some more, she finally went against my advice and started watching Sword Art Online. Thanksgiving she tells me "that show is so bad! It starts out interesting and then they're all getting married and they have a weird fairy child and it's just awful!"

I've never loved my niece more than I did in that moment.

Evangelion was the first anime series I watched all the way through, and I've been chasing that first high ever since.

I've seen it. All I remember is there was a lot of screaming, Pen-Pen, and I didn't know what happened when it ended.

oilypenguin wrote:

I've seen it. All I remember is there was a lot of screaming, Pen-Pen, and I didn't know what happened when it ended.

First watch through: Wow, cool mechs, crazy monsers!
Second watch through: Wow, Shinji is reallllly sad for this whole thing.

oilypenguin wrote:

I've seen it. All I remember is there was a lot of screaming, Pen-Pen, and I didn't know what happened when it ended.

Hideaki Anno got over his crippling depression, much to the dismay of the fanbase.

Delbin wrote:
oilypenguin wrote:

I've seen it. All I remember is there was a lot of screaming, Pen-Pen, and I didn't know what happened when it ended.

First watch through: Wow, cool mechs, crazy monsers!
Second watch through: Wow, Shinji is reallllly sad for this whole thing.

Shinji's sadness was what drew me to the series initially. Other shows go for protagonists that are awkward or stoic or fretful-but-determined. Evangelion was the first show I'd ever seen (and maybe still the only one that does it well) with a character who was paralyzed by anxiety and depression, and only motivated to act by obligation and fear. It resonated with my horrifically depressed, deeply religious teenage self.

I didn't really process how creative the mechs and monster designs were until I'd watched the series through a few times.

I've never seen anything else that so effectively and viscerally combined my areas of interest (mecha! kaiju! girls!) with what it felt/feels like to live my life day to day. I don't know why Evangelion was so special to so many people, but it was really special to me for that.

Folding ideas has a great critique of the ending of the series compared to the two movies that came out.

‘Cowboy Bebop’ Live-Action Remake Of Cult Anime TV Series Picked Up By Netflix

Netflix has picked the show up for a 10 episode order.

I never liked Evangelion. I didn't like it when I first saw it, and I still don't like it. Whereas many people can find solace in Shinji's sorry self, I only see myself and the worst of me and it just makes me loathe myself even more. Can't watch it. Some of the first anime I watched was Huckleberry Finn and Little Women. Also, Sarah, the Little Princess. I don't know if those anime are even on any streaming service, but I remember them to be nice adaptations of the literary classics.

Djinn wrote:

‘Cowboy Bebop’ Live-Action Remake Of Cult Anime TV Series Picked Up By Netflix

Netflix has picked the show up for a 10 episode order.

And all that good will burned away in a flash.

ccesarano wrote:
Djinn wrote:

‘Cowboy Bebop’ Live-Action Remake Of Cult Anime TV Series Picked Up By Netflix

Netflix has picked the show up for a 10 episode order.

And all that good will burned away in a flash.

I don't know. Maybe if they get Steven Blum to dub the main character...

Man, everyone is so negative about the Cowboy Bebop adaptation, but I think it's great. It could be a dud, but it could also be a quality adaptation on the level of Game of Thrones. We have everything to gain and nothing to lose.

Djinn wrote:

Man, everyone is so negative about the Cowboy Bebop adaptation, but I think it's great. It could be a dud, but it could also be a quality adaptation on the level of Game of Thrones. We have everything to gain and nothing to lose.

Yep.

Edit: That show was all about style over writing. It will be incredible if they can manage to capture the style.

Minor spoiler about Blood Blockade Battlefront:

Spoiler:

I finally figured out what classical piece is played in the last episode. It's various instrumental hunks from Mozart's "The Magic Flute". The tune Black whistles badly all the time is a theme from the overture. It has been annoying me that I couldn't place it since I first watched the show.

Gave in and binge-watched Running With the Wind, and I'm really liking it now.

I've seen it compared to Prince of Tennis, but I thought it felt a lot more like Days.

If you bounced off the first couple episodes, I would maybe suggest sticking it out. The last couple have really brought it together.

Run With the Wind caught me from the get go but that's because I used to run so the entire love of ruining really resonates with me. Also, those finish times are totally insane. 5 km in 15 minutes?!? That's my normal cycling speed!

Has anyone watched the new Zoids Wild? I've always been a sucker for zoids and was thinking of giving it a go. I couldn't find a decent stream and/or download for the subs though.

Anyone have thoughts on the show or a place to watch it?

Oh man there's a new Zoids anime? I'd better not watch it. My sister and I had legions of the models and if the new show is any good I'll probably want to buy a couple new ones...

Okay, I finally got sucked into Reincarnated as a Slime. It's awfully cute.

tuffalobuffalo wrote:

Okay, I finally got sucked into Reincarnated as a Slime. It's awfully cute.

Yeah. I wasn’t too sold in it in the first couple episodes, but it has turned out to be a fun watch.

In other news, I started up my new “catching up” show tonight: Kids on the Slope. As long as it’s taken me, all I can say is that you obviously didn’t make it clear enough how good this show is.

LarryC wrote:

Run With the Wind caught me from the get go but that's because I used to run so the entire love of ruining really resonates with me. Also, those finish times are totally insane. 5 km in 15 minutes?!? That's my normal cycling speed!

The best I ever did was 21:something myself, but running was mostly something to do in the summer when there wasn't any ice to skate on.

But there's always "score inflation" in these shows. Look up the actual world records for figure skating scores and look at Yuri on Ice's.

Real life current records
Juniors - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...
Seniors - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...

And the numbers and placement of high-rev jumps in those routines is frelling insane. The show does follow the rules for constructing a routine AFAIK, which is awesome, but the components they've assembled warp the physical reality of what a human body can do as of now. Even the best like Hanyu right now aren't ending routines with any quads, much less a flip (he hasn't even done one at all in competition AFAIK).

BTW, Hanyu is who Yuri is very loosely based on, even to his love of the Ina Bauer.

Mantid wrote:
tuffalobuffalo wrote:

Okay, I finally got sucked into Reincarnated as a Slime. It's awfully cute.

Yeah. I wasn’t too sold in it in the first couple episodes, but it has turned out to be a fun watch.

In other news, I started up my new “catching up” show tonight: Kids on the Slope. As long as it’s taken me, all I can say is that you obviously didn’t make it clear enough how good this show is. :P

Not fair!!!! I gush on that show forever.