WINTER SEASON 2010/11: WELP.

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Re: WINTER SEASON 2010/11: WELP.

Post by Ryu » Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:50 am

I'm not one to sit through an episode of anime if I don't find it interesting.
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Re: WINTER SEASON 2010/11: WELP.

Post by Ryu » Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:57 am

Nagato wrote:Male magical girl with a chainsaw and a giant lobster with a rocket punch. I don't know what else to say if that doesn't hold your attention.
My god that transformation sequence.
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Ryu wrote:I'm not one to sit through an episode of anime if I don't find it interesting.
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Re: WINTER SEASON 2010/11: WELP.

Post by Kagami » Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:51 pm

Meh. Every one is entitled to their own opinion.
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Re: WINTER SEASON 2010/11: WELP.

Post by Ryu » Thu Jan 13, 2011 7:40 pm

And that is what makes us human. Unlike those beastly androids!

Fractale 1: Well I found this to be pretty interesting, with a future set in the past with human surrogates mostly replacing flesh and bone, and sky-pirates. Yup. Also, what I found to be quite is that everything is well animated, and showing the gestures people make when talking were a nice touch rather than just talking heads. Not sure about
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Re: WINTER SEASON 2010/11: WELP.

Post by Ryu » Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:18 pm

Squareface Story 2: Only more mysteries at this point, but at least we "know" what is causing the Sayornara zetsubou sensei OP to crop up. To me this seems less of a Magical girl lagann, and more of a Magical girl Drakengard+Faust.
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Also that Giref seed thing is such BS wehn they show us it's taking the black stuff OUT OF THE SOUL SEED
PS cat-rabbit is totally satan.

EDIT: German on the wall
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[from faust]Woe! Woe!
Thou hast destroyed
The beautiful world,
With powerful fist;
'Tis smashed, downward hurled!
A demigod dashed it to bits!
We're trailing
The ruins on to the Void,
And wailing
Over the beauty lost and gone!
Yumekui Merry 2: This episode gets bonus points for the main character having The Mayor from Arakawa as the main character's dad, but minus points for having a walk-in-on-peeps-having-a-bath scene, and the episode almost ending mid-sentence. Also
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The way they killed that side character was p brutal!
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Re: WINTER SEASON 2010/11: WELP.

Post by Ryu » Sat Jan 15, 2011 12:57 am

GOSICK 2: Well, this certainly got retarded with the inclusion of about a dozen or so of the worst anime tropes. Also, I really want to say that it seems like there's whitewashing with regards to Japanese history from around this period, but it's hard to say which war they are talking about. (If it's the second world war, then minus like a billon points). It probably is not all that important, but it is something that annoys the hell out of me. I'll give it one more episode to stop being dumb!
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Re: WINTER SEASON 2010/11: WELP.

Post by Ryu » Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:42 am

Wandering Son 1: So, it turns out there's like 33 manga chapters preceding this and we've been plonked right in the middle of the story with very little bearing as to what the relationships between the characters are or WHO they are. This is kind of solved in the first episode where you learn what's what, but at the cost of getting to know the characters a little better. The music feels really hammy 'cause all they do is really depressing tunes over and over, and it makes everything really depressing and dull. Also, the protagonists seem to lack... something? Personality, amiableness, some kind spark that makes it hard for me to empathise with them. So yeah, here's hoping we see more of Basketball girl in the next three episodes!

This is going to be 11 episodes, which really sucks unless it's getting a second season.
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Re: WINTER SEASON 2010/11: WELP.

Post by Ryu » Tue Jan 18, 2011 4:34 am

Is this a Magical girl?? 2: Please oh please don't have this become a harem. Also: vampire ninjas.

Edit: Remember kids, break dancing is always a good way to break the ice!

Level E: I'm getting a real Astrofighter sunred vibe from this, which is a good thing. The MC becomes awesome in this episode, and... what's this? A female lead that isn't objectified via fanservice (moe or otherwise)??? and she's actually a pretty handy, likeable character? Oh the nineties, this will never sell!
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Re: WINTER SEASON 2010/11: WELP.

Post by Ryu » Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:30 pm

Oh man, I just checked RC and TAILENDERS is only eight days away! Hopefully it won't be terrible!
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Re: WINTER SEASON 2010/11: WELP.

Post by Ryu » Fri Jan 21, 2011 4:55 am

hourou musuko 2: WOW TAKATSUKI SURE IS GREAT

YEAH SHE SURE IS

MAN I WISH I COULD BE AS COOL AS SHE IS

TOTALLY DUDER

for like 20 minutes! The only saving graces were Chi who is awesome and brief sparks of personality from the protagonists. Which means Chi'll die in episode eight. Also jesus christ that soundtrack was written by someone who has premium honey-glazed ham for hands
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Re: WINTER SEASON 2010/11: WELP.

Post by Ryu » Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:23 am

Madoka Magica 3: ...
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JESUS MOTHERLOVING CHRIST! I'd be all smug about calling the Drakengard thing, but goddamn that was brutal as hell! I didn't think this was gonna happen right off the bat. That little bit of mass that comes out of that clown thing was a "nice" detail Image.
Predictions for next Bakacast's ED: something from the Drakengard OST
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Re: WINTER SEASON 2010/11: WELP.

Post by Ryu » Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:57 am

Dream Eater Merry 3: welp, I think most people will drop this because it suffers from the same problems, pacing or otherwise that have been present from the start, although navel shots are at an all time low. I'm giving it one more episode because I'm still interested in where this is going, albeit it is waning.
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At least we know what's what with the eyes.
Edit: Also yep, his dad is The Mayor
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Re: WINTER SEASON 2010/11: WELP.

Post by Taiga » Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:38 am

There are pacing problems? O-o

I've really enjoyed it with no such niggles. xD

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Re: WINTER SEASON 2010/11: WELP.

Post by Ryu » Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:18 am

It really seems to be all over place. Episode 2 was barely coherent because it went really quickly through the important stuff and lingered on the filler with seemingly no rhyme or reason to the direction of the episode. 3 is more cohesive with its direction but it lingers waaay to long on that filler, and to be honest the fight was kind of weak (this is probably just me though). But hey, at least the dream scapes change from encounter to encounter, which is always a nice touch.
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Re: WINTER SEASON 2010/11: WELP.

Post by Ryu » Mon Jan 24, 2011 3:52 am

Kei wrote:
Always bet on

Duke

GAINAX

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Now I have some hope for this, but only if it's not going to be as saccharine as the trailers have been implying. Now to fix the music.Hmmm...
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Re: WINTER SEASON 2010/11: WELP.

Post by Ryu » Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:30 am

Some interesting speculation on the changes to the OP (apparently this may actually because SHAFT don't finish their ops on time). Big spoilers, and click for larger versions!
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Post by Ryu » Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:49 pm

Level E 3: God damn!
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the Prince played 'em like a fiddle.
Also wow an anime character acting like a normal person around someone wearing warm lazy Sunday clothes.
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Re: WINTER SEASON 2010/11: WELP.

Post by Ryu » Tue Jan 25, 2011 5:47 am

I had to post this (click for larger image)

SLIGHTLY NOT WORKSAFE (God damn you anime for making that necessary for a freaking chart)
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Re: WINTER SEASON 2010/11: WELP.

Post by tcmanila » Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:18 pm

I thought that this Anime season will be boring. Turns out to be the best experience I've ever had as a member of the Anime Fanbase.
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Re: WINTER SEASON 2010/11: WELP.

Post by Nagato » Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:25 am

Madoka and Level E are rocking my world.
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Post by Kei » Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:00 am

Kirono watches Madoka. (spoilers)
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Re: WINTER SEASON 2010/11: WELP.

Post by Osaka » Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:21 am

tcmanila wrote:I thought that this Anime season will be boring. Turns out to be the best experience I've ever had as a member of the Anime Fanbase.
Don't know if I could go that far, but I can say that I was pleasantly surprised by this season so far.

But I'm still managing to fall behind, I need to go catch up...
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Re: WINTER SEASON 2010/11: WELP.

Post by Ryu » Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:06 am

yeah, I think winter season wasn't as good as fall last year, but hey it's better than spring is going to be!
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Re: WINTER SEASON 2010/11: WELP.

Post by Taiga » Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:55 pm

Why do you say that, Ryu?

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Re: WINTER SEASON 2010/11: WELP.

Post by Ryu » Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:15 pm

Two bottom rows look straight up terrible, and there's maybe 4, 5 things in the other three that stand out. Although I did say this about winter season, but bottom left of the chart really drags it down.

ANYWAY

Gosick 3: if the mystery disintegrates into bloody violence every time, along with Tom Clancy-esque conspiracy theories, I may keep watching this!

Also, Monochrome (1st Star driver maiden's song) is out!
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Post by Taiga » Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:26 am

Ryu wrote:Two bottom rows look straight up terrible, and there's maybe 4, 5 things in the other three that stand out. Although I did say this about winter season, but bottom left of the chart really drags it down.
Link chart?
Ryu wrote:Gosick 3: if the mystery disintegrates into bloody violence every time, along with Tom Clancy-esque conspiracy theories, I may keep watching this!
I liked Gosick 3 myself... But what I particularly liked about it was that
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the male protag WAS ACTUALLY GOOD AT SOMETHING. Usually in stuff like this it seems like the protag is only good for stirring up emotions, but this one can fight! Maybe he didn't manage to put up a brilliant fight, but he never flinched to throw the punches when it mattered!

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Re: WINTER SEASON 2010/11: WELP.

Post by Kei » Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:11 am

Other shows this season with competent and/or useful male protagonists that get into fights:

Star Driver
Level E
Fractale
Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka

All of those are better than GOSICK, by the way.

Also, he linked the chart right here.
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Re: WINTER SEASON 2010/11: WELP.

Post by Taiga » Thu Jan 27, 2011 5:55 pm

The point I had was that in GOSICK the Protag was expected to be more like that of a harem anime or along the lines of ToraDora. Even Shana took OHGOD SO LONG before the protag could hold his own.

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Re: WINTER SEASON 2010/11: WELP.

Post by Ryu » Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:52 am

Dream eater Merry 4: Schizophrenia the anime.

Useless McSquareface 4: COME ON ALREADY! They're really dragging the magical girl?? shtick out, and it's starting to test my patience. That said it was still a pretty good episode, with a mind bending witch. It's just really annoying to have a protagonist that has zero drive for about a third of the series.
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