Okarin tutturu~! The Japanese Anime & Manga Thread II [POST YOUR RECOMMENDATIONS]

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by Rightey » Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:53 pm

Karl wrote:So, leading on from the platelet meme earlier, is anyone else watching Cells at Work? I don't think it's necessarily good but it is cute and fun. Red blood cell is really likeable, and the platelets carry every scene they're in (so cute! :wub: ). I like the Higurashi macrophage as well.

I just wish it had more slice-of-life adventure and less action, because the fights are really, really weak. It's going for comedy battles like Gintama, but it's like the creators haven't clocked that Gintama's fights were imaginative and, well, funny.

EDIT: But I realise I am critiquing an edutainment show aimed at children which seems kinda harsh in retrospect. :slol:


I watched the first two episodes but the character designs just don't really click with me. Something just felt off, I'm not sure if it was just the way White blood cell was drawn, or what but I didn't like it that much. Maybe you are right and it was just the fight scenes being a bit wonky. I might go back and take another look when there are a few more episodes.

I've gone back and have been re-watching the Familiar of Zero

http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?sh ... e&aid=4146

Funny little comedy about a guy who gets sucked into another world with magic and the like. Kind of Like Konosuba I guess, except it's less like a video game.

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by Karl » Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:01 pm

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Karl wrote:So, leading on from the platelet meme earlier, is anyone else watching Cells at Work? I don't think it's necessarily good but it is cute and fun. Red blood cell is really likeable, and the platelets carry every scene they're in (so cute! :wub: ). I like the Higurashi macrophage as well.

I just wish it had more slice-of-life adventure and less action, because the fights are really, really weak. It's going for comedy battles like Gintama, but it's like the creators haven't clocked that Gintama's fights were imaginative and, well, funny.

EDIT: But I realise I am critiquing an edutainment show aimed at children which seems kinda harsh in retrospect. :slol:


I watched the first two episodes but the character designs just don't really click with me. Something just felt off, I'm not sure if it was just the way White blood cell was drawn, or what but I didn't like it that much. Maybe you are right and it was just the fight scenes being a bit wonky. I might go back and take another look when there are a few more episodes.


The fights are definitely wonky, and I think the neutrophils and T-cells (which unfortunately both come up almost every episode so far) are pretty boring designs. The human body is a really surreal place, and I think they lost some of that by making the designs all 'human cosplaying a bit'.

There is the core of a good show there and a lot of cute moments but I think overall it is essentially a bit bland and ultimately mediocre, which is a shame.

If you can get through the other stuff, red blood cell is consistently moe and the platelet moments will make you say 'aww' out loud, and some of the side characters are a lot of fun.

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by Jam-Master Jay » Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:39 pm

I've had Cells at Work on my to-read list for a couple of years now but doubt I'd get round to giving it a go as I'm in a manga slump atm. Might give the anime a try once I finish Zeta Gundam.

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by Jam-Master Jay » Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:13 pm



:o

So we get the first episode of One Punch Man season 2 on Sunday... then have to wait til 2020 for the rest. :lol: :cry:

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by Saint of Killers » Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:18 pm

woop! Was wondering when we'd hear news about it. What's the bad news he teases at the start?

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by Jam-Master Jay » Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:20 pm

Saint of Killers wrote:woop! Was wondering when we'd hear news about it. What's the bad news he teases at the start?


Just edited it in. Apparently it'll be 2020 for the rest of the episodes.

YonkouProductions is usually on the money with regards to stuff like this.

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by Saint of Killers » Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:12 am

Jam-Master Jay wrote:
Saint of Killers wrote:woop! Was wondering when we'd hear news about it. What's the bad news he teases at the start?


Just edited it in. Apparently it'll be 2020 for the rest of the episodes.

YonkouProductions is usually on the money with regards to stuff like this.


:| :lol: Yah. Think I'm gonna pass on OPM S2E1, for now.

| (•_•)| S: This is the best date I've been on since my last date. PB: This is not a date.
S: Neither was the last one. It was a robbery. M: Really? S: Yeah. She stole my heart. And my crown. (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
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by Kriken » Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:36 pm

Finished watching Land of the Lustrous, binging through the latter half of it, but in all it's only 12 episodes. I liked it but it dragged at some points. It starts to seem serious and philosophical before comedic/lighthearted moments get in the way. Nothing wrong with that occasionally, but those moments aren't always welcome or that funny.

Also it seems like in every episode or every other episode they're standing standing on a cliff and to their inexplicable surprise Lunarians - the antagonists (?) - appear, and this is what usually moves the story along.

That said the story really starts to gain momentum in the second half with its developments, so it'll be cool if there's a second season. The CGI they used for the show was decent/refreshing and it was complemented well with the sound design. You really get the sense they're rock-solid gem people with the scraping sounds and footsteps.

Now I should get through that Black Lagoon OVA but the Pokémon Sun and Moon anime has piqued my interest since recently people have been saying it's pretty good, and I've always really liked the look of the art and animation. And the one good thing about the Pokémon anime basically resetting the plot every generation is that I don't need to start from the beginning or previous seasons.

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by Rightey » Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:14 pm

I started watching the new Familiar of Zero err Konosubahow I mean How Not to Summon a Demon Lord

http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?sh ... &aid=13757

and it's actually really enjoyable, it's kind of like if One Punch Man got pulled into an RPG and there was a lot more boobs. :toot:

The basic premise is some neet who is the highest level player in an MMO gets pulled into a parallel universe as his character from the game, so he's completely overpowered (at least so far).

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by Grumpy David » Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:34 am

Saint of Killers wrote:
Jam-Master Jay wrote:
Saint of Killers wrote:woop! Was wondering when we'd hear news about it. What's the bad news he teases at the start?


Just edited it in. Apparently it'll be 2020 for the rest of the episodes.

YonkouProductions is usually on the money with regards to stuff like this.


:| :lol: Yah. Think I'm gonna pass on OPM S2E1, for now.


Even though I've read all the Web comic and the beautifully drawn manga, that is way too long to wait. :lol: :cry:

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by Saint of Killers » Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:46 pm

But if anyone does watch it, I would like to read their thoughts of the quality of animation compared to S1.

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by Jam-Master Jay » Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:26 pm

I'll be watching it for that very reason. It appears that the staff are taking their time to ensure quality so I am somewhat hopeful.

Edit: Buuuuut...
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Waiting 'til next April isn't so bad. Viz have also confirmed it on twitter. :mrgreen:

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by Saint of Killers » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:00 pm

:toot: Well that's a damn sight better than 2020!
If the opening ep is a recap episode type, then I probably actually will watch it if it gives a flavour of the style the new series will be adopting. I just hope it keeps a mix of art styles as in the first series.

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S: Neither was the last one. It was a robbery. M: Really? S: Yeah. She stole my heart. And my crown. (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
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Been watching with my friend, it's been great. (Agrettsuko)

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by Saint of Killers » Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:05 pm

So the beauty in Mob Psycho 100 (or at least the first 5 eps) is how low-profile Mob is and how down to earth his wants are. So much so that I can't help but feel like putting a big brotherly arm around him and tell him it'll all be okay, or something.
The show feels so different compared to MHA and OPM.

Oh and The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. is currently my go to anime right before bed.

| (•_•)| S: This is the best date I've been on since my last date. PB: This is not a date.
S: Neither was the last one. It was a robbery. M: Really? S: Yeah. She stole my heart. And my crown. (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)

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