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    Teru_Miyanaga got a reaction from Teslarod in Anime Thread 3.0: Same Old, Same Old   
    Not really -- the production committee deliberately chose an omnibus format to avoid the usual pitfalls that you'd have if you try to adapt a game with multiple routes (in that they usually turn into a harem).  Both Photo-Kano and Amagami went in this direction too, by the way, and while it avoided turning the shows into a harem, with the end of every "arc" characterization is reset, as the main character starts over with a new girl... And while you'd expect that the guy's personality stays the same throughout each iteration, often it becomes anything but. 
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    Teru_Miyanaga got a reaction from Roku in Anime Thread 3.0: Same Old, Same Old   
    Ironically, Roku chose some of the weakest PreCure shows to make GIFs from.  Should have used Heartcatch or Splash Star yo.  And you would have made a better argument with the CGI ending dances -- the one in Doki-Doki was spectacular.
    Also PreCure is pretty much tokusatsu for little girls -- and indeed, it follows the same revolving format as Kamen Rider/Super Sentai, with a new, entirely-unrelated PreCure team every year.
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    Teru_Miyanaga got a reaction from xRightygamer in Anime Thread 3.0: Same Old, Same Old   
    Tss, double negatives!
     
    Yuri in anime, when done right (even in a case like Euphonium, which is basically just the studio going wild thematically), can be quite beautiful -- and indeed, in every scene we see Kumiko and Reina interacting with each other there's this obvious shine to things compared to all the other parts of the episode -- in the same way Yaoi could be amazing when done right.  Unfortunately, an open relationship between two people of the same gender isn't something that anime does right in many cases, which is why it's more often used as a subject of ridicule. Plus this is Japan, which isn't exactly the most open or progressive place for gender dialectics. 
     
    Which is why we take what we can get, even if we know it's just the studio giving us the "wink wink, nod nod" routine.
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    Teru_Miyanaga got a reaction from KraftLawrence in Anime Thread 3.0: Same Old, Same Old   
    Tss, double negatives!
     
    Yuri in anime, when done right (even in a case like Euphonium, which is basically just the studio going wild thematically), can be quite beautiful -- and indeed, in every scene we see Kumiko and Reina interacting with each other there's this obvious shine to things compared to all the other parts of the episode -- in the same way Yaoi could be amazing when done right.  Unfortunately, an open relationship between two people of the same gender isn't something that anime does right in many cases, which is why it's more often used as a subject of ridicule. Plus this is Japan, which isn't exactly the most open or progressive place for gender dialectics. 
     
    Which is why we take what we can get, even if we know it's just the studio giving us the "wink wink, nod nod" routine.
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    Teru_Miyanaga got a reaction from Zezti in Anime Thread 3.0: Same Old, Same Old   
    Tss, double negatives!
     
    Yuri in anime, when done right (even in a case like Euphonium, which is basically just the studio going wild thematically), can be quite beautiful -- and indeed, in every scene we see Kumiko and Reina interacting with each other there's this obvious shine to things compared to all the other parts of the episode -- in the same way Yaoi could be amazing when done right.  Unfortunately, an open relationship between two people of the same gender isn't something that anime does right in many cases, which is why it's more often used as a subject of ridicule. Plus this is Japan, which isn't exactly the most open or progressive place for gender dialectics. 
     
    Which is why we take what we can get, even if we know it's just the studio giving us the "wink wink, nod nod" routine.
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    Teru_Miyanaga got a reaction from Roku in Anime Thread 3.0: Same Old, Same Old   
    It's also a jingoistic power fantasy and the main character has the personality of a rock, and the series just continually shoves into our face how he's the only one right, how everyone else is an idiot, and if he wasn't around nothing would be done. 
     
    Yes, it's pretty bad.  It's like the author just gave a brief read of Atlas Shrugged, but thought it was a good thing, and added Japanese-flavor Right Wing Nationalism on top of it.
     
    And it does all of this without irony.  It makes Sword Art Online seem like a work of art by comparison. 
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    Teru_Miyanaga got a reaction from Roku in Anime Thread 3.0: Same Old, Same Old   
    Heartcatch was excellent. The other PreCure series are going to come down to the taste of the watcher though -- I know a few people who think Splash Star, was the Best. Precure. Ever.
     
    Doki-Doki was okay though, if one could take Saint Mana and her harem.
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    Teru_Miyanaga got a reaction from ThePowerOfLove in Anime Thread 3.0: Same Old, Same Old   
    Ugh, stupid stupid STUPID Stug missions done, RIP my recent play record. >_>
     
    On other news, the book plot returns to Euphonium, and boy, some people are overreacting as usual (this time the people who were anti-yuri are rejoicing).  Yes, the first book (and now the anime) explicitly mention that Reina likes Taki-sensei; however, it begs repeating, this does not detract from the fact that the little moment Reina and Kumiko shared on top of the mountain was very romantic and sexually-charged.
     
    Also, people are kind of forgetting that there are other forms of love aside from the romantic, and (if you don't mind being spoiled a bit)


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    Teru_Miyanaga got a reaction from KraftLawrence in Anime Thread 3.0: Same Old, Same Old   
    re New Utawarerumono...
     

     
    Welp, it's Karura. Which means that some of the new show and game will be set AFTER one of its endings. Which one begs to be seen (I distinctly remember at least 3).
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    Teru_Miyanaga got a reaction from Lockhart77 in Anime Thread 3.0: Same Old, Same Old   
    It's from Kanokon, which was pretty much a lowbrow comedy about a foxgirl trying to get into the pants of a shota-looking teenager.  The final episode had her lose her powers, and the only sure way for her to get it back... was for the guy to lick the base of her ass (the tailbone), rimjob-style, to force her tail out again.  Really.
     
        Shirobako definitely starts slow.  It's appeal is both the characters and the semi-comedic look at just how messed up the anime industry is -- the first "arc" as it were, focusing on just what happens to an anime production if someone makes one little screw-up, for example (the answer: weeks work of scheduling is thrown into chaos).
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    Teru_Miyanaga got a reaction from Meplat in Anime Thread 3.0: Same Old, Same Old   
    Kraft: Suuuuuuunriiiiider.
     
    Also, Little Witch Academia episode 2!  While not a backer, it's so good to see that it's finally coming out.
     

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    Teru_Miyanaga got a reaction from Teslarod in Anime Thread 3.0: Same Old, Same Old   
    Kraft: Suuuuuuunriiiiider.
     
    Also, Little Witch Academia episode 2!  While not a backer, it's so good to see that it's finally coming out.
     

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    Teru_Miyanaga got a reaction from xRightygamer in Anime Thread 3.0: Same Old, Same Old   
    Ditto. 
     
    It's not really dying, per se, but the blu-ray purchase system is not sustainable.  And while I don't agree with Solono's doomsaying of a catastrophic collapse, unless something changes, we might be seeing production scale down to pre-90s levels before the generation portrayed in Euphonium (aka those born 2000 an on) reaches adulthood. 
     
    For those who don't remember that time (or weren't even born yet), we would be lucky to have ten to twelve shows made per year.
     
    Kraft: An upsurge in shows featuring quality animation doesn't negate the truth of how precarious the industry's situation is in right now.
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    Teru_Miyanaga got a reaction from Roku in Anime Thread 3.0: Same Old, Same Old   
    Not sure if caused by Hestia's bestias at this rate.
     
    That said, DanMachi is LN harem fantasy fluff at its most predictable, however unlike Sword Art Online, Mahouka, or Accel World it doesn't insult your intelligence.
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    Teru_Miyanaga got a reaction from Teslarod in Anime Thread 3.0: Same Old, Same Old   
    Not sure if caused by Hestia's bestias at this rate.
     
    That said, DanMachi is LN harem fantasy fluff at its most predictable, however unlike Sword Art Online, Mahouka, or Accel World it doesn't insult your intelligence.
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    Teru_Miyanaga got a reaction from ThePowerOfLove in Anime Thread 3.0: Same Old, Same Old   
    Tenchi was at least competent at some things at the beginning. Keitaro was useless for much of Love Hina (the anime), though he got much better in the manga (thanks to training under Seta).  Still a bad precedent for main characters, and the shows that followed all gave us bland self-insert harem leads as a result.
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    Teru_Miyanaga got a reaction from KraftLawrence in Anime Thread 3.0: Same Old, Same Old   
    Most of you are striplings age-wise, compared to me.  ^^;  And nevermind being in the anime fandom either...
     
    Also, I guess most people will hate KyoAni to death


     
    Not that we can't dream though.
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    Teru_Miyanaga got a reaction from KraftLawrence in Anime Thread 3.0: Same Old, Same Old   
    The original Gate novels were hilariously right-wing, comparable to some of the worst stuff you'd expect from US Republican rhetoric.  The manga (seriously, read it) tones this down by something like 50%, due to editorial pressure, but if you squint you can still see it's there, and it doesn't shy away from the brutal stuff from the books.
     
    The anime PVs on the other hand, look absolutely sanitized.  I'm VERY worried as a result.
     
    KraftLawrence: Oh Haruhi, Euphonium this week was beautiful. And gay. So very much gay.  It can't get gayer than these. Seriously, what the heck, KyoAni?
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
    Subtext? What subtext? 
     
    Seriously, all I see is sexual tension between these two.  Didn't even need goggles for this.
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    Teru_Miyanaga got a reaction from An_Arty_Player_Hits_You in Anime Thread 2.0   
    I wouldn't put much stock in MAL reviews though -- they're pretty much considered the dregs by any sensible watcher.  These are the same guys who, quite recently, rated Code Geass as a masterpiece over a Miyazaki movie.
     
     
     
    The manga isn't much better by the way, and it's actually elected to ignore the locket plotline for months at a time.
     
    And the final key?  It's not even held by the girls shown so far, but someone introduced much later (you see her in the Marika ending around episode 18-ish): his onee-san, who's also both his new class adviser and the leader of a Hong Kong Triad family.
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    Teru_Miyanaga got a reaction from KraftLawrence in Anime Thread   
    Going to miss the airing of both Gundam Build Fighters Try and Kantai Collection tonight, because of stupid pre-shift language enhancement training... And this is going to be the case in the next two weeks too.  Grr.  At least it counts as overtime...
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    Teru_Miyanaga got a reaction from WhiskeyJack_ in Teru's Collection of Rare Displays of Competence   
    More decent games, but both Doublelift and WhiskeyJack are right, and I really need to think of investing in a brawling heavy, as my Leo can't really take the abuse I put it through ahaha. Candidates are the E5 and the IS7.
     
    Serene Coast, in where none of us noticed the batchat. It still died in the end.
     
    Northwest, where keeping up with Whiskey in his batchat is hard work.
     
    Given the decent connection I have now, just going to see if I can maintain my WN before even trying to shoot for a different color. 
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    Teru_Miyanaga reacted to letsgofaster in Getting a Platoon as a <49%er   
    Should I reroll then?  Or should I just be patient and wait for my stats to go up slowly?
     
    Edit:Okay, I was just asking a question.  I know better now.  you don't have to neg me to death.
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    Teru_Miyanaga got a reaction from teh_chris in Anime Thread   
    However he's still apparently a master-class kenjutsu practitioner, still has crazy reflexes, was able to hack into the NASA database to check if he passed the initial application for astronaut applicants, and he still manages to attract pretty girls to him outside of the games, including his blood-related cousin. Oh, and law enforcement turns to him later on to help them solve cases. 
     
    As for Mahouka...
     
    No Gods or Kings, Only Onii-sama.
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    Teru_Miyanaga got a reaction from KraftLawrence in Anime Thread   
    Hmm, most of the shows you prefer -- barring the odd Manga Time Kirara show, have some sort of running plot to them, so most SOLs are out.  How about Seirei no Moribito, or some of the older stuff from Noitamina?
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    Teru_Miyanaga got a reaction from Spixys in Anime Thread   
    Inaho's been hogging most of the screentime, so it's generally assumed that he's the main viewpoint character at least rather than, oh, Slaine.  Of course, Butch Gen can kill him off next episode and we won't be the wiser, but right now he's it. 
     
    That said, he's not the only thing bringing the show down.  The Martians in general seem to be so cartoonishly evil for evil's sake, and lets not get into how they supposedly arrived at being this way after just, what, 40 years?  Barely two generations? 
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