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What anime are you watching thread 2.0 ~ Now with more upcoming weeaboo nonsense.

The Mega Champion

Well-Known Member
I've been watching Platinum End this week. I've seen 3 eps so far. I know people have been saying this anime is dogshit but I'd rather watch it and judge it for myself. It is a little... weird but it's interesting as well. We'll see how I feel when I finish it.
 

The Mega Champion

Well-Known Member
With Shaman King 2021 finally finished on Netflix... I need something to watch while I wait for Edens Zero S2 and the next Shaman King anime (sequel or whatever).

So I ended up deciding to watch Dragon Pilot. It's short so that ended up being one of the key factors. I can't really say much about it yet as I've only seen one ep.
 

Mega Ampharos the Dragon

Electric type Enthusiast
Well, I decided to watch another anime, this time the not-so-well-known Altair

and it has proven to me that I probably would want to watch more historical fantasy animes

It is always fun trying to figure out what each country is based on, some are obvious, while some aren't obvious, and some probably aren't exactly based on a country

Torqye is obviously based on the Ottoman Empire (or Turkey)
The Balt-Rhein Empire is obviously based on Germany (and Austria)
Florence is Florence
Phoinike is based on Byzantium and Phoenicia (and Ancient Greece)
Venedik is obviously just Venice
That place in the south is based on some African nation (I can't remember the name of it)
The Sultanlus are probably based on the many Beyliks that were in Anatolia (or even the Mamluks in Mizrak's case)
Argyros is probably based on a specific Russian city (like Moscow)
The Far East is based on China (Can't remember the country's name...)
Urado is probably based on some Slavic nation (or Hungary and Romania)
L'Isolani could honestly be any trade city-state in Europe (like Genoa)
Scoglio is probably based on Belgium (or France)
Cuore di Rumeliana is based on the Holy Roman Empire (if it was Italian)
Campana is probably based on Portugal (or some Spanish place)
Tauro City is probably based on Aragon (or some other sort of Spanish place)
Chielo is probably based on Castile (or some other sort of Spanish place)

Also, I do wonder where the Altair anime ends in the manga...
 

shoz999

Back when Tigers used to smoke.
I watched Cyberpunk: Edgerunners.

It's genuinely one of the best anime I've ever seen in years and it will hit you very hard in the feels. How do I best describe it exactly? It's one of those animes made with such great passion and writing that it will rekindle your love for anime that you probably haven't experienced in years. It is one of those anime that will remind you why you loved anime in the first place.
 

Morax

Mad dog of shimano
I watched Cyberpunk: Edgerunners.

It's genuinely one of the best anime I've ever seen in years and it will hit you very hard in the feels. How do I best describe it exactly? It's one of those animes made with such great passion and writing that it will rekindle your love for anime that you probably haven't experienced in years. It is one of those anime that will remind you why you loved anime in the first place.
How’s the animation?
 

shoz999

Back when Tigers used to smoke.
How’s the animation?
It's studio trigger animation of course, directed by the same guy who made Gurren Lagann and Promare. So the animation is top-quality, better than most top-quality anime out there.

Non-stop absurd over-the-top action that makes great use of camera angles, scenery and color. It takes full advantage of its cyberpunk setting, but I'd say the difference between previous Studio Trigger projects is that there is a lot of blood, this can get stylishly gory. Think Berserk levels of gory. This anime does not shy away from the frequent brains, guts, ribs splattered across the streets. Not for the faint of heart.

Speaking of "not for the faint of heart." The anime does a really good job of taking this idea seriously. That you're not out to save humanity or the world. Humanity is not interested in being saved. You're out to save yourself. I suppose that's another thing that makes it different from other Studio Trigger anime, or heck. Most sci-fi/fantasy anime these days.
 
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Observer

Mostly watching
Well I spent most of last week binge watching High School DxD seasons 1-3 and I plan on watching season 4 today. I can see why it has a dedicated fanbase and it's pretty funny at times, but it is just one scene away from being considered something else.

I'm also watching the Dub of "Higehiro After Being Rejected, I Shaved and Took in a High School Runaway" the anime is pretty wholesome and I really like the chemistry between the two main characters. The dramatic moments especially in later episodes do not shy away from their topic.
 

Morax

Mad dog of shimano
It's studio trigger animation of course, directed by the same guy who made Gurren Lagann and Promare. So the animation is top-quality, better than most top-quality anime out there.

Non-stop absurd over-the-top action that makes great use of camera angles, scenery and color. It takes full advantage of its cyberpunk setting, but I'd say the difference between previous Studio Trigger projects is that there is a lot of blood, this can get stylishly gory. Think Berserk levels of gory. This anime does not shy away from the frequent brains, guts, ribs splattered across the streets. Not for the faint of heart.

Speaking of "not for the faint of heart." The anime does a really good job of taking this idea seriously. That you're not out to save humanity or the world. Humanity is not interested in being saved. You're out to save yourself. I suppose that's another thing that makes it different from other Studio Trigger anime, or heck. Most sci-fi/fantasy anime these days.
Just watched a first 5 episodes of Edgerunner and …..i don’t see the appeal. The animation is great but the story? Meh
 

shoz999

Back when Tigers used to smoke.
Just watched a first 5 episodes of Edgerunner and …..i don’t see the appeal. The animation is great but the story? Meh
I don't want to spoil it and I understand if you feel five episodes are enough but if you can, watch the entire season. The second half of the season is when things get really interesting. Of course, that's just me. I wish I could spoil it but it's a brand new anime that's singlehandledly reviving the Cyber Punk 2077 video game playerbase.
 

Morax

Mad dog of shimano
I don't want to spoil it and I understand if you feel five episodes are enough but if you can, watch the entire season. The second half of the season is when things get really interesting. Of course, that's just me. I wish I could spoil it but it's a brand new anime that's singlehandledly reviving the Cyber Punk 2077 video game playerbase.
So far it seems like your run-of-the mill love story in a cyberpunk setting tbh. I was expecting something more Matrix-esque…
 

shoz999

Back when Tigers used to smoke.
So far it seems like your run-of-the mill love story in a cyberpunk setting tbh. I was expecting something more Matrix-esque…
Run-of-the-mill love story? If those are your expectations, perhaps it's not too late for you to change your opinion. As in, there are still plenty of surprises that could surpass your expectations.
 

Morax

Mad dog of shimano
Run-of-the-mill love story? If those are your expectations, perhaps it's not too late for you to change your opinion. As in, there are still plenty of surprises that could surpass your expectations.
Ok i just finished the whole thing and it’s good, 7/10 for me. Definitely not as great as Akira, ghost in the shell or cowboy bebop tho.
 

TheWanderingMist

Paladin of the Snow Queen
Just watched Weathering With You. 10/10. Great movie. I know everyone says Your Name is better (I think even the creator said he was afraid he'd peaked with what was essentially his debut) but I just have no interest in watching it.
 
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