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

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by SugarDave » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:43 pm

Is the Akira manga worth reading? Despite its legacy in the medium, I feel like I hear fairly mixed responses when it comes to actually going through the content. I'm umming and ahing over whether to pick up the 35th Anniversary box set for £90.

I enjoyed the film, for what that's worth.

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by Jam-Master Jay » Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:31 pm

SugarDave wrote:Is the Akira manga worth reading? Despite its legacy in the medium, I feel like I hear fairly mixed responses when it comes to actually going through the content. I'm umming and ahing over whether to pick up the 35th Anniversary box set for £90.

I enjoyed the film, for what that's worth.


It's definitely worth reading. The movie skips plenty of details and some characters that appear briefly actually have a role in the manga.

If it was me I'd read a few pages of the scans before dropping £90+ on a manga though.

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by Ironhide » Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:46 pm

Qikz wrote:Watching FMA Brotherhood finally with my brother, he got me to watch FMA a few years ago and I refused to watch Brotherhood right away because I wanted to wait and I'm glad I did. 12 episodes in or something and this is so much better.


I watched it sometime last year and thought it was brilliant.

Also, Winry :wub: Edward is a moron for not wifing her up

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by PsychicSykes » Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:01 pm

Watched the last stretch of Evangelion episodes last night for the first time.

That sure was something. I'm not sure what.

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by Ironhide » Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:38 pm

Started watching Seven Deadly Sins the other day and while I'm enjoying it so far there's one thing that I'm having an issue with, the semi frequent blatant sexual harassment of the female lead character by the character Meliodas, its not too bad at first as it's more horny teenager perving over sexy female friend than anything sinister but there's been a couple of scenes where he's actually groped her and she's just allowed it to happen and I think that is problematic for several reasons. I think it's meant as a bit of 'Carry On' style humour which seems common in a lot of anime but I think it's a little ill advised in the post #metoo climate of today.

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by Jam-Master Jay » Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:35 pm

Ironhide wrote:Started watching Seven Deadly Sins the other day and while I'm enjoying it so far there's one thing that I'm having an issue with, the semi frequent blatant sexual harassment of the female lead character by the character Meliodas, its not too bad at first as it's more horny teenager perving over sexy female friend than anything sinister but there's been a couple of scenes where he's actually groped her and she's just allowed it to happen and I think that is problematic for several reasons. I think it's meant as a bit of 'Carry On' style humour which seems common in a lot of anime but I think it's a little ill advised in the post #metoo climate of today.


It gets worse. I can only think of one female character who isn't randomly groped at some point and it seems that the only way the author can display affection is by having a character bury their head in cleavage. :lol:

There are some legitimately good arcs but there are at least one or two pages each chapter that just make me cringe.

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by Ironhide » Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:07 pm

Jam-Master Jay wrote:
Ironhide wrote:Started watching Seven Deadly Sins the other day and while I'm enjoying it so far there's one thing that I'm having an issue with, the semi frequent blatant sexual harassment of the female lead character by the character Meliodas, its not too bad at first as it's more horny teenager perving over sexy female friend than anything sinister but there's been a couple of scenes where he's actually groped her and she's just allowed it to happen and I think that is problematic for several reasons. I think it's meant as a bit of 'Carry On' style humour which seems common in a lot of anime but I think it's a little ill advised in the post #metoo climate of today.


It gets worse. I can only think of one female character who isn't randomly groped at some point and it seems that the only way the author can display affection is by having a character bury their head in cleavage. :lol:

There are some legitimately good arcs but there are at least one or two pages each chapter that just make me cringe.


I've just seen an episode where Meliodas got placed in Diane's gigantic cleavage :lol: but that's not quite as cringe worthy as the scene where he groped Elizabeth's arse and stole her underwear, the guy is a genuine sex pestt.

Japan eh :fp: :wub:

I don't think I'd carry on watching it if it wasn't animated but as an adult who is fully capable of distinguishing between fiction and reality I can overlook the flagrant disregard for equality but I don't think it' sets a good example for younger (teen) viewers who might see the objectification of women as being acceptable in the real world..

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by Pedz » Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:34 pm

I loved Seven Deadly Sins. Was awesome. Hope there's a season 4.

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by Ironhide » Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:58 pm

Pedz wrote:I loved Seven Deadly Sins. Was awesome. Hope there's a season 4.


There is going to be a 4th (3rd actually, Netflix consider the 4 OVA episodes to be season 2) but apparently we won't be seeing it until at least this time next year.

:x

I'm on the last 2 eps of S1 atm and its been brilliant (aside from the groping) and I have to say Merlin is smoking hot, but for christs sake woman, you'll get pneumonia wearing that outfit

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by Lagamorph » Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:36 pm

Holy gooseberry fool!



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by Jam-Master Jay » Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:24 pm

Kaguya-sama: Love is War Season 2 GET!

:msgreen: :msgreen: :wub:

Easily the best rom-com of the last 10 years.

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