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by llj
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: Manga
Topic: What are you Reading?
Replies: 128
Views: 27078

Re: What are you Reading?

With less to do and more aimless free time in the past year (we all know why) I've had time to read a bunch of manga. I finished Again!! a few months ago (liked it) and I'm currently progressing through Bakuman and We Were There. Also started reading Kabi Nagata's manga work, and have tried out a fe...
by llj
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: What are you Watching?
Replies: 1378
Views: 149951

Re: What are you Watching?

Oh yeah...the cg bear lol. I guess it didn't bother me as much because I see bad cg in a lot of anime nowadays. I feel like cg has sort of killed the mecha genre though since nobody seems to like cg mecha, and there are few really good 2d mecha designers still working in anime now. Sunrise probably ...
by llj
Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: What are you Watching?
Replies: 1378
Views: 149951

Re: What are you Watching?

Sakura Quest--Did this do well in the US? I feel like it hits a lot of checkmarks people especially in the West constantly ask for--actual adult women, passing the Bechdel Test, character driven show that doesn't fall into stereotypes. Easygoing series to just relax in front of after a hard day. Peo...
by llj
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: What are you Watching?
Replies: 1378
Views: 149951

Re: What are you Watching?

I'm not even saying Shinkai is bad. It's clear he's very talented, and he shows it in every film he makes. And, he's very successful right now, and deserves to be. I'm just saying I'm not really his target audience, but I wish I were because I can see he's very good.
by llj
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Anime
Topic: What are you Watching?
Replies: 1378
Views: 149951

Re: What are you Watching?

Been getting into Girls und Panzer. Really cute show. The english dubbing seemed kinda robotic at first, but it's gotten better since it feels each actress has gotten used to their character about halfway through the show. It's a guilty pleasure, isn't it? It's actually more of a military-cum-sport...
by llj
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: What are you Watching?
Replies: 1378
Views: 149951

Re: What are you Watching?

Weathering With You --I confess I always have viewed Makoto Shinkai with a level of ambivalence. There's nothing wrong with his films per se, he's a very talented animator, but I feel like he ran out of things to say long ago, and is eternally stuck in perpetually adolescent themes. I did quite enj...
by llj
Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Anime
Topic: What are you Watching?
Replies: 1378
Views: 149951

Re: What are you Watching?

Beyond the Boundary--This is my least favorite KyotoAni production. I couldn't get on with it and lost interest 4 episodes in. I still finished it, but only as background noise while working on my laptop. Monthly Girls Nozaki-Kun--Really funny! Enjoyed this one and wish they made another season. Id ...
by llj
Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: Anime
Topic: Is there a story behind the Armitage III: Poly-Matrix dub?
Replies: 2
Views: 182

Re: Is there a story behind the Armitage III: Poly-Matrix dub?

I have foggy memories, but I believe the plan was to release this in select theatres in the US, and the thinking was they could maybe spruce up the release with a few celebs that they could *afford*.
by llj
Sun Dec 20, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: What are you Watching?
Replies: 1378
Views: 149951

Re: What are you Watching?

Promare--Not much to say about this except it was a fun, albeit shallow action flick. It reminded me a bit of Redline in that the art design was far and away the biggest draw of the film. Hopefully Trigger does some more films, they probably have a great one in them.
by llj
Sat Dec 19, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: What are you Watching?
Replies: 1378
Views: 149951

Re: What are you Watching?

I Want to Eat your Pancreas--I was reticent about this one because it has a pretty vocal following and the way it's being sold by some fans makes it sound like some overwrought, histrionic tearjerker. Thankfully, it isn't really that. Most of the film is about the two leads hanging around various pi...