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 What Are You Watching?
Masked Jackal
Posted: Jun 6 2011, 12:32 PM


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For such a forum, it seems that this place is missing out on a very simple thing, a thread to brag about what you're watching! =D

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Currently, I'm watching Gintama. One of the most hilarious anime I've ever watched. Still got a hundred and seventy more episodes to go, but I'm looking forward to every bit!
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Redcap
Posted: Jun 6 2011, 01:42 PM


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*cue the sound of knuckles crackling*

My buddies and I (primarily Jarod_Cain and primarchbentley) try to keep up on current seasons wherever possible. Sometimes we drop stuff, or let things fall by the wayside by accident, but each Friday and saturday night we usually have a couple of episodes waiting for us..

So, right now, I'm watching:

A) Tiger And Bunny: Some good ol' super hero antics with a dash of cynicism (corporate sponsors! product placement!) and plenty of humour. The main character, Wild Tiger, is probably my favorite character this season. Brilliantly animated, to boot!

B) We Still Don't Know the Name of the Flower We Saw That Day (aka Ano-Hanna):
This one's a little difficult to explain. The main character wakes up one day to find the ghost of a long-gone childhood friend has decided to move back into his life. This series has a very bittersweet story, beautiful animation, and plenty of drama.

C) Dog Days: Action! Adventure! Extreme Sports! Animal People! A fun little action comedy produced by the same studio that produced Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha As and StrikerS; high school athlete Shinku gets transported to another world, where he's asked to be the Hero for a struggling kingdom in the middle of a sudden war - if you can call a Takashi's Castle style game show war...
This one's mostly goofy fun, though there's a hint of serious business about halfway through the series. (High on the moe' index.)

D) BREAK BLADE: Giant robot action, halfway between Escaflowne and Gundam. Set in a fantasy world where almost everyone is born with the ability to manipulate quartz, giant Golems carry their pilots to war as the kingdoms of Krishna and Orlando clash in the deep desert. The series is really short (only 6 episodes, I think), but so far it's been one of the most engrossing mecha shows I've seen in ages... not counting Star Driver anyway.
Kirabosh!

E) 'C', The Money of the Soul and Possibility: What if someone offered you an almost endless supply of cash, and asked you for nothing more than your future as a security deposit? That, and once a week you'll have to participate in "Deals", where you face another in your position in what is probably the oddest pocket-monster style duel I've ever seen.

F) Steins;Gate : Time Travel! Mad Science! Akiba! Gel Bananas!... man, what? This story follows a self stylized Mad Scientist Okabe Rintarou, as he wages a one man crusade to prove that CERN is trying to take over the world with time travel, and he wants to do it before they do. He never really expected any of his inventions to actually -work-, though...

G) Ao no Exorcist (Blue Exorcist): The son of the Devil joins an exclusive school for Exorcists, so he can learn how to punch Satan in the junk. This one's got Shonen Jump written all over it, not that that's a bad thing. I like the character designs, and the demons are pretty awesome. I'm a couple of episodes behind on this, but I like it so far.

H) GOSICK (Gothic?): In what I lovingly refer to as Bullshit Europe (the country of Sauville?), just before World War II, Japanese exchange student Kujo meets Victorique, a pint sized genius detective that spends her days bored and alone in his school's massive Library Tower. They solve mysteries together. Did I mention the occult horror angle? Don't let the first couple of episodes' paper thin mysteries deter you, the story really comes alive about halfway through the first season. The opening animation is WONDERFUL.

I) Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko (Electric Wave Woman and Youthful Boy): Niwa moves in with his aunt Meme and cousin Erio so he can go to a nice high school outside of Tokyo. Then he finds out that his cousin believes she's an alien and is complete delinquent, his aunt's bat-dookie insane, and everyone in his school knows about it, and things get -interesting-. I call this one Moe' burrito. Watch the first episode, and you'll find out why. Produced by SHAFT, the animation is gorgeous in places. (Incredibly high moe' content)

... And I think there are more, but I can't recall most of them right off the top of my head. Annnd there are a few I think that are best left unmentioned. >.>;
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thrush
Posted: Jun 6 2011, 06:15 PM


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@Masked Jackal: Great idea!

@Redhat: Your description of Ao no Exorcist made me crack up all kinds. d^-^b Also, GOSICK sounds super cool; I will check it out!

We just finished Nana, finally. (I can't believe I started that series in 2007!) I have a stack of oldies I'm going to go through next, beginning with Nineteen 19. Other than this, life has been keeping me too busy to watch much lately! -_-;;
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Masked Jackal
Posted: Jun 6 2011, 08:17 PM


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Wow, haven't heard of a lot of those, although I'm in the eternal trap of catching up on the oldies, so that's perhaps why. XD
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Chajiko
Posted: Jun 6 2011, 09:33 PM


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I'm the loser who's not watching anything new. >_>

I just rewatched Sailor Moon Super S a while ago, and the beginning of Yu Yu Hakusho today, but....yeah. I have a hard time focusing on anything new for a long time now. >_< The last series that RIVETED me was FMA: Brotherhood. I watched the entire available selection on Netflix in one day. >_>
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Masked Jackal
Posted: Jun 7 2011, 12:43 AM


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Damn, one day for 64 episodes? That's some dedication. It took me almost a month to get through all of them.
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Redcap
Posted: Jun 7 2011, 07:16 AM


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FMA Brotherhood was great, though I had already read through the comic when I got around to it. ;) Still fun.

I remembered a few others I've been watching:

!) Nichijou (Ordinary Life) : Kyoto Animation's newest slice of life show - think somewhere between Azumanga Daioh and Lucky Star. The show is roughly split in half, with one side being the story of three high school girls and their class mates, and the other telling little stories about the Professor (six years old), her robot Nano (1 year old now), and their talking cat Sakamoto (roughly 20 in cat years). A few of the episodes have been almost lethally funny. KyoAni's experimenting a lot with their animation techniques, particularly special effects and background work.

@) Deadman Wonderland: this one's heavy. A highschooler convicted of a crime he didn't commit is sentenced to Death Row in Japan's only private prison, "Deadman Wonderland". There, he must compete in macabre game-show style competitions for the amusement of visiting guests, and the more he wins, the longer he stays alive.
It's a strange mix of The Running Man and shounen manga; very cool, though. The OP music is an English language piece called One Reason, which I like a lot. This is a very gory show, though, so be warned.

#) A-Channel : Another Slice of life show. I like these, what can I say? Another high school setting piece, it's more character driven than the others, as it has next to nothing resembling a plot. The animation style's pretty fun, and there are a couple of surprises here and there in each episode's script.

$) Wakfu : Okay, so it's not from Japan. I just want to mention it, and encourage anyone who's curious to check it out. A French production from studio Ankama, Wakfu's a very cool adventure story based on the settings of a couple of MMPORGs (Dofus, Wakfu, etc); the story follows Yugo, an adopted boy who discovers he has the ability to create teleportation portals, and a mysterious family history. The cast is fantastic, the animation is wonderful, and the world is both hilarious and fascinating. Season 2 is about 40% complete; the first season's easy to find with English subtitles, if you know where to look. You can even watch eps on the Ankama website... in French.
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Alphonse
Posted: Jun 7 2011, 08:08 AM


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The only thing I'm watching is Tiger and Bunny. I love it a lot for the amazing characters, animation, and dynamic fight scenes.
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Curiiosiity
Posted: Jun 7 2011, 06:00 PM


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Lately I've been watching Kuroshitsuji II. Cause I'm lame, and don't find out about good animes until WAAY after they come out xDDD


A little while ago I was watching Nana, and School Rumble. But I kinda just dropped off those two. I plan on watching them soon though. Probably after I finish my cosplays. Which might take a while xD
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thrush
Posted: Jun 8 2011, 07:22 AM


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QUOTE (Curiiosiity @ Jun 8 2011, 01:00 AM)
A little while ago I was watching Nana, and School Rumble.


Awesome -- I was watching School Rumble right before I finished Nana! ^_^b
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griffinspire
Posted: Jun 8 2011, 10:16 AM


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thanks to redcap i've been watching wakfu. as well as anything that shows up on netflix depending on my mood. most recently I watch sherlock. no it's not anime but man it's good
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The Joker
Posted: Jun 8 2011, 02:24 PM


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Well I was finally gonna finish watching Deathnote and then start watching Dead Space, but then my computer kicked the bucket and I had to cancel netflix. So now I"m watching nothing... :(
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thrush
Posted: Jul 7 2011, 07:28 PM


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Okay, so I finally had time to watch Ninteen 19, which was really cool -- the story, though simple, was nice and the animation reminded me of an 80s music video. I also watched the Ninja Gaiden OVA which was mysterious & filled with action & made me want to play the games. And I checked out another title, Call Me Tonight, which was... heh.. not what I was expecting. >.>;; Ah, the dangers of the internet! Next I will probably check out the second Nana live action.

What are other people watching these days?
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kurotsubasa
Posted: Jul 7 2011, 08:38 PM


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I'm finishing Brotherhood, watching Darker Than Black with my brother-in-law (halfway through), watching D. Gray Man (second time through) and xxxhoilc (again, second time) with my niece and nephew, and watching Ga-Rei Zero and Durarara on my own.
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Mizu Ichigatsu
Posted: Jul 7 2011, 09:28 PM


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Blue Exorcist = <3
Right now i'm watching school rumble...
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