1. Don't you just hate it when you toss some cables aside (my earphones in this case), and then when you pick them up, they somehow end up having thousand impossible knots lol
2. There is an orchestra concert/music hall right across my house, and they tend to have practice on starurdays. Today, they were playing Pirates of the Caribbean medley, and I was listening to some One Piece OST erlier, which made me think; Pirates and orchestra sure go well together lol
Wish they'd do some anime medley, stuff like OP and Kill la Kill have good orchestra.
That's probably because you didn't watch it until the end.
At first, it does seems like it recycle ideas from Hunter who leaped through time, but that's because Appli Monsters, or rather, Appli Drive is the successor to Xros Loader (in term of merchandise).
But that's probably the only thing similar to Xros Wars. Unlike Xros Wars, Appmon has proper level and evolutions.
Appli Monsters try to distinct themselves from Digimon franchise by not (re) using the same pattern of plots, yet it still keep the dark theme that makes you think "Ah, this is digimon after all".
If you're someone who watched Digimon Adventures, I do think this anime will appeal to you. You just need to discard the thinking that it is similar to Xros Wars 2, and you're set. Like I said, besides Applink being similar to DigiXros, it's not similar at all.
lol, how many times can one bait and switch for one scene
You know a plan is not gonna work because then you wouldn't have anything to watch for the rest of the arc, but it looks like it might work, but it doesn't look like it will work, but it just might work, but no doesn't look like it, but maybe...
Anyway, Appli Monsters is a spiritual successor to Digimon - throwing Digimon away completely will make the company loses $$$ after all. Though who knows if they slowly shift to Appmon in the next 10 years- after all, mobile app is more popular than pc these days.
Yes, the one before is Kohagura Ellen. The 'Morishima Haruka' of Toji no Miko; English-Japanese mixed blood.
As a side note: El-Condor Pasa in UmaMusume acts similar to Ellen, and Taiki Shuttle sometimes spout Engrish in the anime.
I like Ellen's freedom-ness and the happy go lucky personality, though I personally think that I understand Kanami more - the one mystery person that lives in her own world with her own common sense, eccentric battle maniac.
On Sun/Moon: I haven't watch it for the 2nd season; I lost interest in it- probably will catch up later if there are interesting episodes. Also, the 3rd opening song isn't as good as Alola!
And yes, Bakemonogatari series is a must-watch- though marathoning them + movie is going to take a long time.
SHAFT intentionally make it so that their animation can be determined at first glance, or so I read on wikipedia. Their signature head-tilt, abstract background - and also their habit of ending things in OVA (I'm not sure if the last one is intentional though).
Anyway.... Bakemonogatari episodes, in chronological order:
Bakemonogatari - 12+3 episodes
Kizumonogatari - 3 movies
Nisemonogatari - 11 episodes
Nekomonogatari (Black) - 4 episode OVA
Monogatari Second Season - 24 episodes
Hanamonogatari - 5 episodes OVA
Tsukimonogatari - 4 episodes OVA
Owarimonogatari - 13 episodes
Koyomimonogatari - 12 short episodes
Owarimonogatari II - 7 episodes OVA
And Zokuowarimonogatari is scheduled to be aired this year, so you should do your best to catch up.
Be prepare of an anime full of dialogues and (running) jokes.
EDIT: I should also mention that Bakemonogatari manga started last March, and it only has 7 chapters (as of now), so you have the option follow that instead of tons of anime, albeit at a slower pace.
@Hikari: FMP: Fumoffu should be up your alley. It's basically to FMP what Carnival is to Fate (more realistic tho). You CAN watch it without watching normal FMP, but some jokes will be lost (similar to how you probably didn't get some Tsukihime jokes)
so i just got around to watching the most recent GGOA ep... not sure why LLENN didn't react more strongly to what M told her about Pito... kinda feel like she wasn't taking him seriously. also, what was up with P-chan 0.0'
other than that it was still of good quality
on another note: pretty sure this arc of food wars is what is entertaining me the most out of any series this season
@Ota: but she literally says "this isn't SAO, you know" so she's obviously familiar with death games. i just feel like they could have gone about that scene better. but hey, at least I know what M stands for now (no, not that M, M as in the player. although technically they are one in the same)
and no cz... im in the middle of finals week so I haven't had the chance
if someone I trusted told me, crying fanatically on their hands and knees, that someone was out to kill them, I'd believe em... but maybe thats just me. she didn't even address it, which is what bothers me. it was like she totally didn't even hear what he said.
"hey this person is going to kill me"
"yea, but what topping should i order for my pizza"
this is how i saw the conversation... at least go in depth about it. just finished a university level fiction writing class and now i see everything in terms of what makes good writing. this scene was poorly written... at least the way they portrayed it in the anime
It depends on the person's personality anyway; you can expect every single person to react heavily to such things: there's a chance that he's just being paranoid.
Killing is not to be taken lightly, but LLENN doesn't really know Pito-san and M that much to know whether they're telling the truth or just exaggerating things... It's the most normal and common reaction you can find.
Aka you should remind yourself you're not one of those common masses.
Ye, im not saying it has to go down SAO path with killer. In the light novel, the interpretation was that Pito wouldn't actually kill him but rather be an S towards him. Hence why his name is M. I just wish he could have explained his situation more clearly and therefore we would get a better, more clear response from LLENN-chan
I must say I'm glad they took liberties in the HF movie, makes it fun to spot differences from the VN :P
That said, while I am happy how they handled Shinji and Shirou's friendship (in the VN, it's just mentioned, but here you see them growing distant), I am not too fond of them glossing over some events that left an impression on me in the VN.
Those are nice to have, makes the purchase somewhat more worth it.
Also, MGS keeps introducing side characters (on whom they force comedic relief, despite it being creepy more then anything lol), so I'm guessing there will be a point where they will play a plot relevant role.
Yeah, I personally can't wait for Iona, it's been years since I last saw her.
Otakon: ah, is that so? I guess I should suggest people go watch bakemonogatari first before last encore lol. But yeah, if you're a fan of bakemonogatari, last encore is fun to watch- and probably easier to understand too.
Ah, Hikari, got something to say about Wixoss. >.<
>Haven't played the game in ages and so much has happened. I won't bother you with the game though, I'll "eventually" try to get back in. >.<
>But the ANIME on the other hand...I think I only saw the first episode of Lostorage and kinda lost interest unfortunately. All in all, how are things with the plot (would you say 5/5 or...?) and if it's even still interesting. I didnn't exactly drop it because of lost interest (maybe) but more like other animes kinda took my attention. XP
Compared to this season's Lostorage conflated, Lostorage incited is quite slow actually. And as usual, they use a weak protagonist that you feel like punching them in the face because they can't do anything- but that's besides the point.
As for the plot, it is darker than Selector Wixoss, as you lost your memory by losing (randomly selected), and if you lose all your coins, you'll be replaced by your lrig. Which might be a good or a bad idea depends on your lrig- well, let's just say one didn't end up well.
It is still unknown about the LRIGs origin this time, but probably they're beings like Yuki and Tama, pure lrigs.
Slow pace, but great tears/5.
Meanwhile, since Lostorage conflated is like an all-star cast, the pace is quite fast with fights battoru in every episode. The characters are still fools though, it's just like they didn't learn anything from the previous seasons...
All in all, Conflated >>> incited.
Though, the thing is, you'll miss a lot if you started watching conflated without watching incited, as everything that happens in incited wixoss is the plot build up for conflated, and they will be referencing incited every episode.
Conflated seems lighter and more spirited than incited, but probably that's just me hyping for ruuko and tama.
Yeah, one of my biggest problems with incited was that Suzuko was utterly insufferable for the first half or so. And conflated re-using an OVA to sloppily retitle the first episode is not only false advertising, but downright scummy if you ask me.
Other than that, I'm finding conflated to be an improvement, even if it is overall gonna be rushed due to the cast size in your average run of the mill 12 episode season.
The popular theory is "there are people, but since araragi never mention about them in the novel, the animation don't (can't?) show them, as the story is told from a character's perspective rather than 3rd pov.".
Which is kinda makes sense since they show in hanamonogatari (it's kanbaru's pov) that araragi-senpai is very popular among his kouhais, despite he never mentioned or showed it throughout the series.
On the Kirito 'hate' subject tho... I think its more to do with the fact that most of the characters in SAO are one-dimensional to begin with, him particuarly (that and the plot armour). Not all off the top of my head, but most.
That aside though, I really should get back to finishing up that next chapter of my Vanguard/Wixoss fic. I can't just leave it half-done for even more days.
Minor heads up, the first 20 or so chapters (minus the revamped first three) do not have the best quality compared to the later ones and there is a single change to the canon of infected before going into this fic. Akira's wish is not tainted prior to the start of this fic, which was admittedly an error on my part from writing it, partly from the fact that we don't see what her first loss was onscreen prior to her defeats to Ruko and Iona(Yuki), though I do give an in universe reason why much later on in the third arc. Card Lists for all the re-adapted and story original cards exist in Google Drive links on my profile, though I am the process of transferring them to the Cardfight!! Vanguard Fanon wikia and my user pages on the Wixoss wikia instead for simplicity's sake. I've also done a few one-shots and a currently-on-hiatus side story that tie into the fic itself.
Just caught up with Wixoss. Remember's finally back a lot of episodes in (also, her human form with some colour to it will finally clear up some description issues I was getting with for a later chapter I was planning out) Hooray for Tama!
And... they're also doing the whole Akira 'kidnaps someone' thing from Spread. Again.
SMT: Strange Journey Redux is a remake of a DS game on 3DS. It isn’t mobile or gacha.
Also, pretty much all of FuRyu’s games that are their own property get published in English these days, whether it be by XSeed or Atlus or whoever.
As for TriMon is English, most of Bushi’s mobile games don’t hit English. They actually have quite a few. I would love it if they did it, but it could go different ways. Honestly, they should have made it a simultaneous release.
So you've even come to this domain to slay me, Blaze? NEIGH! The most badass female anime character I have found is from an old series called Shadow Skill! And her name? ELLE RAGU! SHADOW SKILL MASTER AND 59 SEVALLE~!
Large Ham: Many of the antagonists have the obligatory loud and dramatic speechifying on the topics of power and order in the Universe. However, Albedo takes the Large Ham cake, smears himself with the frosting, lops off body parts with the serving spatula for emphasis, and then hands it off to the protagonists demanding that they HURT HIM MORE.
On a note, speaking of Albedo above. He had two "gore-y" scenes in JP version that was censored in EN... but both ended up being way more brutal in the censored version lol
Scene one, he cuts his arm and head off in JP, in EN, he tears his limbs off with his bare hands, crunchy noises included.
Scene two, he shoots himself in the face in JP, in EN, he blows his whole head off with an energy blast, with flying chinks.
And yet, they removed blood from one scene where somebody was wounded, with one person saying "I'll put it back", but since they removed it, she was just holding her hand in the air waving around as if clapping lol
Well, DS2 anime was good enough to get me to play the game, so it served as introduction. Same happened with Tsukihime anime. I loved it enough to make me interested in the VN, and now it's one of my favorites.
Speaking of Tsuki anime, it's not that the anime was bad, it's that compared to the VN, it's bad, actually, it's insulting :P, but as a standalone thing, it's ok.
That said, the Xenosaga games pretty much are anime, take a look at one of the scenes above (serves as a first introduction to Albedo). They have LOTS of (pretty) cutscenes, which I like, feels like watching a movie.
Also, just noticed, the video above is dubbed "uncut" version, which is funny because this is the version where he actually cuts himsels lol
He's also voiced by Crispin Freeman, my favorite EN VA.