>the barren wasteland
your thread was for the 2022 spring season>>>/trans/9196
I see a nice /qa/ belly
ngnl author got nuked for copying artwork.
Yeah, it's mine. You can touch it if you want.
Hoping for a good season. Winter was the worst season I've seen in my entire life. Not because I hated the shows but because of the Chinese outsourcing nonsense.
lots of high quality sequels. They set themselves up well in Autumn.
Tokyo Mew Mew Cinematic Universe is being set up
It was announced at the end of the first season. Currently it has adapted to the mid-point climax of the manga, so it lines up well for completing the series with this cour.
I've been doing this for years. Minus isekai stuff, of course.
I dunno about the minus isekai part, usually it turns out to be more enjoyable on average than the rest.
Eh, it didn't astound me as much.
paste is what i'm gonna give them plenty of
Seems like we have a lot of women targeted shows this season.
Something that catches my eye from just the staffing is https://anilist.co/anime/155783/Tengoku-Daimakyou
but im not too sure yet
>>106512>Seems like we have a lot of women targeted shows this season
It does seem like that. P.A Works had been having some major hits recently, but the show this season looks like a rather banal "handsome city boy teaches naive rural girl about life" show.
Koumei, Akiba Maids, Buddy Daddies, they were on a roll! Well, I guess not every show has to be aimed at me, but they should.
She looks like the brown girl from New Game!
But before the first episode ends...
Without this part it seems really generic. He's no longer bullied, he's a popular stud and people can't believe it's the same person.
Lame. I think I've lost interest because the rest of it didn't stand out.
I thought she retired?
I thought she did too, maybe from non-product related things like livestreams?
looks plenty edgy to me
Yeah this is pretty extremely generic. Although it has pretty nice production values and maybe it's got nice edge in it I'd enjoy, but it kinda seems like basic isekai wish fulfillment for now. Though setting it in the regular world changes things up enough for me to probably watch until the end.
Even comparing backstories and prior lives, I prefer Mushoku since Rudy actually had character faults aside from just 'fat'. This guy is basically perfect morally and it's the world that's at fault.
Hollywood levels of sequels and spinoffs.
It looks to have a rather low budget, they reused footage a couple times and in the birth scene all of the sky and the sun were 3D as well.
It's not tonal whiplash, it's a tonal carousel. The part where she administers punishment and instantly goes back to being ureshii makes me think that the show's gonna switch between the two very frequently. However, I DO NOT MIND AT ALL.
I also stand by >>104456
, the setting seems pretty dumb. Maybe it's a commentary on the consequences of enforcing altruistic suicide, I don't really care. GIMME THE RORIGAMI.
In any case, capybara.
I legit thought that was a Spore screenshot at first...
That can't be real screenshot...
...'Aight, I'm moving this one to the 'probably not' pile.
Is it not a runny nose? i thought it was to show that she is constantly sick or something
It has pretty good energy to it, and with pantyshots like this there's no way it could be bad.
Also probably best opening this season. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1VBlur77cI
longer skirt required
Please, this time, JUST THIS ONCE, let's have some ecchi in the stream. It'll slay the gay.
Why do they always add spazzy guys to ecchi
Well if Shinda had the best
op, the Shobon anime certainly has the most interesting one.
Kind of went Giygas there (and I don't like the audio at that part) but it's definitely... interesting.
I felt like it was rushing things and didn't measure up to Gainax or Trigger levels of wackiness, while being hamfisted and looking a bit jank here and there. Having the OTAKU HEERO give up and then return all in span of the very first episode is just too damn fast. I hope its story will get better since that's out of the way, but so far it hasn't really click with me. I found Denchi, slow as it was, somewhat more pleasing to watch. This one feels a lot more muted in color, grungier, compared to the other one's brighter palette.
I agree. I'd like for it to be good, but the fast-paced drama and otaku wackiness just don't blend well together and it ends up being sub-par in both arenas. Didn't like the first episode because of that and unless they completely drop the drama to go full silly it's not going to get any better.
feel burnt out on seasonal anime so im going to take a break this season and just watch the megumin spinoff
Too much stuff...
It's pretty crazy how much stuff there is I want to watch this season.
Kimetsu no Yaiba, Jigokuraku, Megumin show, Mashle, Isekai Cheat Skill, Isekai Smartphone, Isekai Shoukan, Yuusha go Shinda, Kaminaki Sekai, Tensei Kizoku Isekai, Isekai Onee-san, and Edomae Elf are all the shows I've watched this past week and would normal watch through on most seasons. I'll probably trim some of the isekai out but there's some other shows I haven't watched the first episode yet that I would like to; Kuma Kuma, Magical Girl Destroyers, Boku no Kokuro, Jijou wo Shinranai, Kawaisugi Crisis, Dead Mount, maybe Kemono Ou, maybe Rokudou no Onna-tachi, maybe [email protected]
, and maybe My Hero. I still have Vinland saga, Maple, and Iruma to finish watching from last season too. Too much anime, too little time.
Did it really feel like drama to you? I thought it was just establishing the "hangeki" setting. Showing how the otaku spirit nearly failed, but this is where the story to save it begins.
Not him, that's why I said that I hope it'll do more now that the hero is back on his feet. But it was certainly drama, one thing doesn't exclude the other.
PA Works is doing great
I enjoy wish fulfillment, but this crap is really pushing the boundaries of acceptability with just how much there is in it. It takes so much pity on the MC too that I have to imagine this work was the result of bored notebook scrawlings by some dumb highschool kid.
"and then the MC is taken to the super genious highschool and everyone loves him and thinks he's hot and they're also all really nice and like anime too and help out and are straightforward and clear up ALL misunderstandings and say nice things to him"
It doesn't seem to be an anime original either. The animation is fantastic for what should be a fairly generic premise, so I'm going to give it a try.
i'm 3 minutes into the episode and I just can't
even the smartphone show is more bearable
they gave every character a set of expressions and behavior
saw the deleted post
oh, forgot to mention Dead Mount Death Play
Some nice. Reminds me of Gilgamesh or Archer. Nice Berserker sword
uh and yea. this isn't the stuff already tried on the stream.
my opinions on those are like the majority
Wow, Oshi no Ko has a 1 hour 22 minute start
and I kind of like where it's going in the first 17 minutes
Cant believe you didn't check out Iseleve, the highest rated isekai of the season!
I think i do recall this getting a lot of praise a few months back as a great isekai and I dismissed it as just another hyped up power fantasy.
I can't see it actually getting any better from episode one
The animation is just creepy and the art is way too glossy.
The redemption here is that he's a have-not who gains from not giving up on his ideals.
It's really simple, but young men just love action and blood. It's not hard to see why. I wonder if they actually turn a profit here though.
the chara design is just so poor...
It's a great first episode. Could have been a movie on its own.
That's good to know. Thanks!
almost at the point where I can post what I'm excited about
I give up. Going to keep watching Skip and Loafer (PA Works), U149 (Cygames), and Birdie Wing S2. Everything else feels like work.
this guys gonna get called in by his manager for a quick chat about meeting his KPIs
Doing better than I expected. Thought it'd be one of those one-gag comedies but it seems fairly well rounded.
>Mahoutsukai no Yome S2
Stil getting used to the change of seting but it seems alright so far. Think I somewhat miss the mystical setpieces of the first season.
Went into the season expecting things especially from this and Tengoku. Jigoraku turned out be be a cool looking shounen but that's about it. There's some moral messaging in it that's played a bit clumsily and as a result annoys. I'll probably enjoy it to the end but not sure it'll be something I think back on.
>Witch from Mercury S2
I wish they'd get out of the school. But the ED looks promising and if they have more eps like 12 I'll be happy.
Holding up to my expectations extremely well.
The megu anime is on par with the premise: kind of boring
megu without kazuma is not that interesting and the townsfolk are very uninteresting.
Yunyun's character isn't strong enough to make fun exchanges with megu.
It's got too many problems that remind me of the other story the konosuba guy wrote... the ones with the aliens
I have the freaking tetris effect but for anime girl voices happening inside my head because of the stream
And that's a good thing.
sure.. but megu only has two characters really
I love the tetris effect. Helps distract myself when falling asleep.
Felt like writing a review for >>>/jp/53418. It's not seasonal, but I still wanted to leave it here. You'll probably have read some of this stuff already.
By far, Magus' strongest point is its magic. The author has clearly read about folklore and it shows, its setting is not just Tolkien or D&D with a twist, it's a world that works very differently from generic fantasy where everyone's a human in a different body.
For example, at one point Chise gets badly hurt so they visit the Anthill, her doc Shannon ends up strangling and trying to drown her in a pool as a way to heal her, it's wack. Or when Ashen Eye shows up out of nowhere, tricks them by turning Chise into a fox, and then disappears after Elias tries to thorn up his ass. But afterwards, mr. magus only calls him "mischievous" while Chise gains the ability to shapeshift, 'cause that's just they roll. Later he returns to pull more vanishing shenanigans and memory erasure 'cause he felt like it, then calls it a "fun loss". Good shit.
Chise's experience with using magic is an intimate thing, of a mystical sort, with her powers being depedent on the will of the world and which cannot be accessed without the help of magical creatures. Ya gotta negotiate with the fey, make offerings, they're above you, they're your boss. That's why sorcerers work as a foil: they aren't evil by default, but they can dodge this dependence and act selfishly, make their own devices and experiments, Cartaphaggot being the epitome of this.
You can also frame it as soft vs hard magic, fairies are weak to metal and that's something you can make use of to trap one, it's a hard, universal, unconditional rule. Meanwhile, traditional deities do whatever the hell they want, their magic is as soft as can be. Dudes birth things into existence just because they feel like it. The interesting thing is that while most fiction sticks to one or the other, MahoYome has both. Or, well, it implies so. Sorcery (at least not until the academy) isn't actually hard, its mechanisms are not elaborated upon, but the principle of such a coexistence in that world is very neat, especially since the soft part is not only well done but also still very powerful compared to the hard stuff.
As for other things in general, the English countryside makes for a very unique setting, and it's really nice to see it throughout the seasons. Music is able to sound weird but not comedic, in a good way, and it does the fairy-folk-sounding thing very nicely. Flutes 'n' bells 'n' stuff. Elias is one of the best designed skullies of all time, motherfucker's got some serious swagger and it ain't all magic. Hungry yanyan with a good deal of 'tism, which is fairly interesting for a love interest that's a literal monster. Beyond Ainsworth, I wouldn't say character design is spectacular visually or otherwise, but it's good enough. Simple isn't bad. I can relate to Chise, so uh, the slavery thing is not that bad I guess. Still can't get invested in character-driven stuff, though. Lastly, its fights are interesting in that they don't have a serious power ranking or specific combat abilities, their length is fairly short, and are often one-sided stomps. They help reinforce the hierarchies of the world but not in a battle manga sort of way.
In terms of plot, in general it didn't blow my mind. Episodic magical encounters as a medium for character development with an overarching villain that's a mad scientist mixed with a tortured immortal. (Really hateable though, that's well done.) It's the last part that I thought was great, starting with the dragon kidnapping and then the curse. I love seeing a character royally fuck up something even though they had a good reason to try what they did, as it happened with Ainsworth deciding to sacrifice the little girl. (I don't mean to say that it's moral, but that it's a net positive for Elias in terms of the values he holds, it made perfect sense to him.) Choices and subsequent mistakes of that caliber are to me the hallmark of a great story. Something else that I liked is that by the end of it Chise doesn't cure herself and fix everything, she's actually still super mega cursed and it does make me wonder how that's going to continue.
So yeah, pretty damn good. I give it a 1, since it's a singular work.
I saw the deleted post.
So this is what they spent their budget on.... Interesting. I'm not great with seiyuus but from what I'm reading,>Akari￥Nezuko, Kotoko, Momo>HanaKana￥wat>Miyu￥Gabriel, Riko, Miko>Megumi￥wat>Sumire￥Nagatoro, Shalltear, Lum
Also,>Akashiro, Aoi>Script, Series Composition, Original Creator
I also saw this being compared to KonoSuba, which is interesting as well because>Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!>Script (eps 2, 5, 7, 9)>>107120
Yeah, just wanted to add more context as best I could.
There's a lot more A-listers than what you listed off..
As I said, I'm not good with seiyuus.
Yeah, it's not that amazing. It's centered on the chuuni village, but when everything is chuuni then nothing is chuuni and you know the punchlines ahead of time.
It's still good, but I agree that it's missing the original charm. Maybe it should just focus on Komekko more since she's just cute and not chuuni yet.
KonoSuba anime have always been lackluster at best. It's okay if you're already familiar with the story and just want to hear some stuff voiced, but you miss too much context if you're a secondary. I don't think they even mentioned how the school works.>>107159
Komekko is so chuuni she doesn't even have self-awareness of how chuuni she is. She has her own story running between chapters, but I guess they're saving it all for later here.
I find the man to be reaaaally hateable.
What's interesting about him is that he represents the un-elaborated differences between faith as apposed to natural magic and sorcery. Since he chucked stones at Jesus and got an ancient curse, but the fae and sorcerers have no respect for the Church
I'm sorry, but I don't understand. Could you un-un-elaborate?
It does nhaat!
And don't call it "Cartapussy"!
I had a feeling at the beginning it was exceptionally pleasant and heartwarming comparison to other recent ("Romantic?") anime, and this episode really solidified that feeling for me in case there was any doubt. The remorse Takada expresses as soon as he realizes the context for the "Grim Reaper" name
was truly touching. I think it's a shame that this anime may go under the radar because the visuals in it are much more simple than the rest despite being a large part of what I feel gives it its charm.
The only thing that kind of bugs me about the visuals is the shiny solid-piece-of-plastic hair, but I got used to it. It's an attempt at a unique style, but it's kind of excessive at times.
The colors are a bit washed out and that could deter people like you said, but I agree that it's charming. That hair shine, though. Sometimes it's a little distracting...
I thought the visuals were the best part of the series.
Sure it's cute and everything, but the writing is extremely repetitive, and there's nothing more boring than the story of a happy couple. It kind of reminds me of those webcomics people make about their daily life with their boyfriend/girlfriend.
I saw some people saying Kaminaki's adaptation had made some changes to the source material, and true enough, they made some pretty interesting decisions.
The manga actually jumps from Yukito's death straight to them drinking at the tavern, and a couple pages after that they go to the capital to get the erotic book. Meaning most of EP1 was original content, working the fields, inventing wine, running away from the derp beast, the isekai lampooning, it's all original. Other changes are:
￥reviving the fox
￥Bertrand's samba costume and imagination sequence
￥Roy on the combine harvester
And a few smaller ones, like the feet scene going from a dream to something that actually happened, and the ero book originally had a drawing like that of irasutoya's clip art which they made into something very abstract. With the show's script being written by its mangaka, it's clear that this is all very much on purpose, as he even changed his Twatter pic to the harvester. Dude must be having a blast.
Based on the evidence I'm provided with, more authors should have this level of control over their anime that Kaminaka's did.
the overlapping of 2D-JRPG fantasy scenes and playstation2 3D monsters makes me think it is them saying that his isekai's making a meta-commentary on the nature of isekai
Ended up reading the manga and had a pretty fun time. It's a wild story for sure, even after the pivot
As for the anime, I keep thinking about its direction. There's a ton of footage that borders on being a VN, 1:1 colored manga panels with added panning/shaking/zooming, while they concentrate budget into a handful of special segments that give these spikes of lmaowat. In a lot of instances it ends up looking a lot better than the original (except for the hilariously bad beasts), and the seiyuus are awesome, so I'd say it's a very good adaptation so far, if you accept the lack of animation.
What's most crazy to me is that they straight-up don't have an OP. Zero fucks given, I don't know how else to explain it. Mangaka also commented that the 3D combine was suggested by the director, not him.
Some other minor changes:￥tossing the goddess at the spring becoming high budget￥calling out that Yukito isn't a believer￥Mitama destroying a mountain of snacks>>107486
In the manga, all of the meta is limited to less than two pages of the first chapter and a brief mention of narou-kei later on. By episode 5, it'll be dropped entirely
. Can't say I understand why they added that much meta.
I don't understand it
Have you watched KamiKatsu?
really bored by:
why can't these be more enjoyable
The elf has a really cute design wasted on a meh show
The cat show would be one of those good fall asleep shows if it was in English
Sadly the cats aren't as cute as they should be, either.
The "OH MY GOD IT'S SO CUTE" effect on the characters is lessened a bit when most other shows having cuter cats. I still like the show, but it's a bit strange in that regard.
Hoping for a bird episode