What are you Watching?

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ah, I love Chihayafuru! It's wonderful. Glad you're enjoying it! I still need to catch up on the new season.
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Yes! I'm getting around to the 3rd season now. Just a really surprisingly well done show.

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Thought I'd give Flame of Recca a go -- I think the cheese might be too much. :lol:
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I remember liking Recca alright when it first came out...I haven't revisited it since it was considered "new-ish" though! :lol: I'm sure it probably hasn't aged as well as the things it was heavily inspired by...I do still think the opening is catchy tho.
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Blah, tags.
usamimi wrote: I remember liking Recca alright when it first came out...I haven't revisited it since it was considered "new-ish" though! :lol: I'm sure it probably hasn't aged as well as the things it was heavily inspired by...I do still think the opening is catchy tho.
Same. I remember picking up Recca after I finished Rurouni Kenshin, which I was absolutely in love with, and hoping that it'd kinda scratch the same itch. It didn't quite do that for me but it wasn't bad. I bought a couple of Viz's DVD singles to watch further than the fansubs I had, and eventually the Diskotek re-release box set so I can finish it. I've not put any real time into it but it's nice to see it pop up streaming, too. Recca's not revolutionary but there's a lot of mid to late 90s stuff that is a LOT worse.
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Finally finished Little Princess Sara. As far as WMT shows go, it's one of the best from the 80s...but still a significant step down from their 70s shows. Though much of the fault lies with the source material, which has displays some of the problems with Victorian literature in that they often rely on broad characterizations and 2 dimensional caricatures. The "villains" in this story never progress beyond their roles, and Sara herself is portrayed as a Christ-like figure. Episode after episode of showing her nobly suffering indignities from the bad girls gets rather old after a while.

Having said that, it's still a well directed show, with a great sense of place and solid character animations at a time when the WMT budgets were scaling back.

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Restarted the Netflix drip to see the new GITS TV among other things. Twelve episodes are available, rendered in a "budget" version of the CG animation that Shinji Aramaki has been working in since the Appleseed movies. I don't know why some fans think that the cel animation of 25 years ago is coming back, even for popular properties. The visual designs are pretty close to Shirow's manga style, unlike the ARISE work from a few years ago. I think the voice actors (for Section 9) are the same from SAC?

OT: Dedicated a corner of my "old school gallery" to Shirow projects; cyberpunk never grows old it just gets a new incept date 8-)
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