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 No.105447[Last50 Posts]

A breath of fresh air after the barren wasteland that was Winter, I'm actually looking forwards to a lot of the things airing this coming Spring. From only the short runthrough I've done I was able to immediately spot:
-Megu anime
-Mahoutsukai no Yome S2
-Witch from Mercury S2
-Tengoku Daimakyou
And the rest look like they could have potential as well, as I didn't write off most of them from the title. So is there anything in particular /qa/ is looking at?


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Um... did you really think that this season was that bad?


>the barren wasteland
The what?


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Did I stutter?


your thread was for the 2022 spring season


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Did you have a problem with Spring 2022 or something?


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Wait a minute... I'm looking at the official Utawarerumono site and I can't find mention of the OVA any more on the second BD set. Maybe they dropped it completely in favor of the VN bonus chapter?
Or are they maybe going to release it if people buy the combo of the whole set? Please don't tell me they dropped it...


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I think there is more isekai next season than this season. It's just what I ordered!
I wonder how Smartphone Isekai got a second season and NGNL still hasn't got one...


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The budget of a potato is probably a lot more appealing to studios for potential sequels than something that costs real money.


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.


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A new Tokyo Mew Mew New season??!?
I sure didn't expect this

Not sure if it'll be any good, season one wasn't perfect, but at least it'll be nice to hear Ichigo's dumb voice again...


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I think that for this season, instead of getting wrapped up in organizing whatever I'm just going to DL everything to a single folder and watch it all until I start dropping stuff. That should help with finding out what's good or not instead of potentially missing hidden gems.


Tokyo Mew Mew Cinematic Universe is being set up


New Mix!


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.


Was looking at potential seasonals to test out in the stream and came across this. From the summary it seemed like a sorta romcom mmo cross anime, but from the PV it looks fairly concentrated on just the romcom aspect. Which is a bit disappointing although I guess it could still pan out.



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first onimai now thism anime is getting flippin pasted


paste is what i'm gonna give them plenty of


reposting this one because i'm always down for a good cult


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


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>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.


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> * Based on the mecha mobile game...
That's like a near instant drop description... You're lucky you're cute and have a brown girl or else you wouldn't even make it through a single episode you dumb yuri bitch...


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M-Maybe I was too hard on you...


She looks like the brown girl from New Game!


Isekai de Cheat Skill wo Te ni Shita Ore wa, Genjitsu Sekai wo mo Musou Suru: Level Up wa Jinsei wo Kaeta (long name is long)

I'm a sucker for a story where the character go freely go from his home world to the isekai world so I gave episode one of this a try. I saw great potential going into it blind because the main character looks like this. A horribly bullied, ugly guy with poor self esteem that still does the right thing even though the world hates him and he should hate it back. He even had a moment to himself where he cried. This seemed to be setting a fantastic start point.


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.


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I thought she retired?


I thought she did too, maybe from non-product related things like livestreams?


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That protagonist has the same name as previous isekai hero from this show, Yuuya. Coincidence? I think not.


Skull-eyed loli hunts spirits with a cursed dude as her hound. It's apparently edgier than the preview lets on.


looks plenty edgy to me



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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.


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I, uh, really like this one.

That is all, thank you for reading this post.


Hollywood levels of sequels and spinoffs.


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Jesus Christ...

The rest of the episode was fine but hooooly shit the CG was awful. Really hope these monsters don't show up often.


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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...


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this still may be just a tad better than the abyssmal stuff used in Arifureta Shokugyou


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Heh I thought so too.


That can't be real screenshot...


...'Aight, I'm moving this one to the 'probably not' pile.


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I don't know about you guys, but I'm gonna keep watching this.


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Oh, and apparently his sister's a musclegirl that's coming to get him (romantically).


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Yuusha ga Shinda! is pretty good. It has the misfit adventurer thing going on so you may want to space it away from Konosuba if you watch stuff all at once


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also Sachiko voices the necromancer girl, who I find kind of visually aggravating because she has a blue line like a runny nose at all times


Is it not a runny nose? i thought it was to show that she is constantly sick or something


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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.


longer skirt required


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think my airing anime folder has reached its final form this season


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I assume it is. I never like the snot stuff, so a permanent one is kinda bad. I can tolerate it because she's very cute and the show seems great so far, but it's not something I like.


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Megami no Cafe Terrace

It's about a guy that inherits his grandma's cafe. Without spoiling things too much, it kind of reminds me of Grisaia. The girls don't seem terribly crazy, it's more that the protag is some aloof and disconnected guy... or is he?
It starts off VERY ecchi and it makes me wish with for an uncensored version, but it's clear they put in work in making the censor beams animate, so I'm doubtful. I'm unsure about whether or not to add this to the seasonal stream because of the ecchi parts.
The blue-haired Precure apparently has an older sister!

I like it! (it's not all silly as you might expect from this video)


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


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He's not as spazzy as you think from that intro


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So yeah, this one's like Denchi Shoujo but instead of mecha and imperial invaders you have magical girls and concentration camps after the world ended on that fateful year that was 2008.
Got that choppy sorta style of animation going on, I read someone saying it reminded them of FLCL, though I don't think they're on the same level. They say otaku like fifty times just in the first episode, so they definitely have some strong themes going on.


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I love, love LOVE LOVE LOVE the Idolmaster!
It's going to be hard to beat this ED, but I welcome others to try!


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I'd say it's like Denchi Shoujo but it did everything in a single episode that Denchi took an entire season to do. In the process it also showed itself to be much more in tune with older bombastic otaku anime by not getting all tangled in sci-fi and whatnot but instead just embracing the wackiness in its setting. I think I much prefer this.


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.


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Man, this season is superb. I'm surprised at how much I like Isekai One Turn Kill Neesan. When it's the 20,000 isekai released it will needs to be good, and I think it did it well. Older sister brocon?? Amazing! Apart from how extremely seductive and appealing she is for various reasons, the show is very well animated. I really can't do it justice with text. Give it a try!


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.


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Like how groovy the ED for Mashle is.
Just needed a tad more dancing from the opening section.


feel burnt out on seasonal anime so im going to take a break this season and just watch the megumin spinoff


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Everyone is a dumb stupid idiot loser. Everyone but me for not seeing the quality in Skip to Loafer...


Too much stuff...


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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.


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Feel the same way and it's kinda funny to me how things are turning out the exact opposite of what they were last season where instead of forcing myself to keep watching what I disliked I'm trying to find reasons to drop stuff. That said though, we're only a week in so maybe I'll find those reasons in time. But for now I'm quite enjoying the quality overload.

Although I was kinda hoping that Gundam would take a turn away from the school setting after episode 12....


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I think after week two or three I'll have dropped some of the isekai shows. I like them but all it's going to take is one boring episode for me to not finish and then I'll probably forget about it with all the other shows to watch and just not pick it back up.

Feels weird to say but the new Gundum show feels like too it has too much yuri and background story for me to pickup. I haven't really watched any of the Gundum stuff but I generally like mech shows and don't mind non-serious yuri stuff.


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The yuri themes of the show are, at least so far, fairly overblown. There's a lot less yuri romance going on and more gundam pilots dealing with autism like usual. Dunno what you mean by backstory, but it's a standalone series so it's not like you need to watch any of the others to get what's going on.

In all I'm fairly enjoying the new Gundam and last season it showed potential for greatness in its finale so I'm hoping for more of that going forwards.


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


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Maybe if it was a slow season, but I was bored out of my mind. P.A Work's shows were so good lately, but "girl in city" isn't going to do it for me compared to a Chinese tactician becoming a dance manager, killer Akiba maids, or assassins adopting a little girl.


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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.


oh no...
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


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With this season being so numerous, I guess it's time to hit my head against setting up taiga again. Seems like it's been a while since I last tried


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wait what....


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This anime is going to give me diabetes...


saw the deleted post


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Loafer is happy and genki
Tengoku is a cool thriller
Yuri is nice and colorful yuri harem
Café Terrace is a pretty colorful traditonal harem type
Dai Star has some interesting performances
Jijou wo Shiranai is pretty sweet
Mashle, I kinda like it
Alice Gear is Strike Witches an idol show!

Not yet aired and have to check...
Oshi no Ko

Sequels to check...
Gundam, King, Konosuba, Mahoutsukai, Golf

The rest...
Didn't catch my eye
Blue orchestra has a good ED though


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


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Tokyo Mew Mew New S2 (rhymes!) is still full of the same pseudo-retro charm. With so much stuff releasing later in the week, it's nice that this one is early. Some people didn't like their amateur voices (I think some of them were/are still in school) but I find it kind of refreshing.
It's season 2, so not much to comment on.


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


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wowzers wild ride


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...


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>I can't see it actually getting any better from episode one
Well you're right, it somehow got worse.


It's a great first episode. Could have been a movie on its own.


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It actually was screened in theaters prior to airing on TV, so you're not the only one that thought so.


That's good to know. Thanks!


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Kimi wa Houkago Insomnia is animated by the same studio as Yofukashi no Uta from a while back.
I had a feeling once I saw the first episode, they really got the night atmosphere right again


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Loved the manga and I think they are doing a great job with the adaptation.


almost at the point where I can post what I'm excited about


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Dropped list going into week 2


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Somebody seriously needs to make a doujin out of this scenario...


I give up. Going to keep watching Skip and Loafer (PA Works), U149 (Cygames), and Birdie Wing S2. Everything else feels like work.


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I probably disagree with a lot of your drops, but you're watching Skip to Loafer so you're cool in my book.


this guys gonna get called in by his manager for a quick chat about meeting his KPIs


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Once again my instinct is vindicated. Also I really like how you can tell this doesn't have the best budget, but it's using what it has to the best of its ability. Very nice to see this over just crapping the bed like most anime do.


>Megu anime
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.

>Tengoku Daimakyou
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


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Recruitment for the newly established church of Salvation Through Mitama is now in full swing, about to get a paladin and all.
Give faith a chance. There are many miracles incoming, and there is always space among the faithful.


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Episode 2 really established this as a fantastic show. I will be posting a lot of images of Mitama as she has a ton of great faces


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With each image posted, she becomes just a bit more powerful. Ganbarimashou.


I have the freaking tetris effect but for anime girl voices happening inside my head because of the stream


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Sentouin was pretty dogshit, yeah. But I don't think the Megu anime is on its level, yet. At the very least you have good established characters from konosuba and not poor imitations of better concepts of characters.


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I keep mistaking this girl for Saya every time I scroll past this thread.


And that's a good thing.


sure.. but megu only has two characters really


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Yeah... it's really heavily biasing me towards he anime. She even did eldritch horror stuff in ep1.


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.


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So this is what they spent their budget on.... Interesting. I'm not great with seiyuus but from what I'm reading,
¥Nezuko, Kotoko, Momo
¥Gabriel, Riko, Miko
¥Nagatoro, Shalltear, Lum

>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)

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.


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Something feels... lacking...


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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.

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"!


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Very glad to see a footfriend's seal of approval. What did you think of this scene? Specifically the first five seconds, where they blew all the budget for that episode.


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Nicely done. Lolidom or footwine drinking holds no particular appeal for me though. I was thinking about the comparison of that character to Anju and so was also thinking about Anju's cutoes that you see in the first scene with her. It looks like Anju's wearing toe socks.


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Video is Episode 4 spoiler of Jijou wo Shiranai Tenkousei ga Guigui Kuru. It's not a story-heavy show by any stretch, but if you want to experience it for yourself, then don't look.
A show that I fell in love with because of the sappy yet well done "shy and bullied person makes their first friend" story has solidified itself to me as a top show in this amazing season. Oh, it's so beautiful. I shouldn't be surprised since it was already better than 5000 other similar shows on its previous merits, but it really stands out now in how direct it is and how charming and emotional it can be. Wow.


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.


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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.


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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


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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

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 think pic is a perfect example of Kaminaki's direction being super strong. It's twenty seconds of literally just eight drawings with camera panning, and yet everyone loved it, it's got over a hundred thousand views but only twenty dislikes. The paintings of Betrand and the passing of the seasons are anime original as well, adding a lot to the joke's setup.
The takeaway may be that you can't have bad animation if you don't have animation in the first place.


goddamn it


Did yu raik it?


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For reference, this is what the joke looks like in the manga.


I don't understand it


Have you watched KamiKatsu?


Much flourish!


really bored by:
cat aliens

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


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Cat show has its moments, but overall it's not living up to my hopes. The first half of episode 7 was so dreadfully boring with the aliens talking to themselves, but it redeemed itself with a robotic cat clone in the second half


It's mostly just fawning over cats in anime form but cats are already cute enough in videos or when you live with them so it's just subpar.


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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

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