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RR529

@Heavyarms55, yeah, Bleach was a disappointing trainwreck.

The anime filler is the worst I've ever seen (oftentimes not even trying to fit into the main storyline, with narration often starting off admitting the next 20-40 episodes are going to be a "what if" scenario), and the last 2 filler arcs essentially repeating the same theme/threat (first they fought against personified versions of their own Zanpakuto, then they did away with any pretense the next go around and had them simply fight their own clones).

While the last arc of the anime was canon, it felt like filler. It ultimately didn't add anything major to the series' plot (other than an official term for Orihime & Chad's powers, Fullbring), and just seemed like he felt like he was obligated to make an arc centered around Fullbring, simply because he had already centered major arcs (or was planning on centering a major arc) on every other type of being in the Bleach-verse, and he didn't want to leave them out.

Then you have the final manga arc, centered around the resurgence of the Quincy, which was actually pretty interesting & felt like it was adding/revealing some pretty good stuff, but it just went on waaay to long and got cancelled right before the climax, so he was forced to rush through the main villain (and his two most powerful henchmen) in like 5 chapters, leaving many questions unanswered.

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FullbringIchigo

@Ralizah for me i can only watch certain shows dubbed mainly because i'm blind in one eye and it's hard to watch a fast moving show and read the subtitles at the same time, i can either watch it and have no idea what anyone is saying or read it and not see what's going on

besides a lot of dubs now a days are done pretty well, it's not like the old days where it was all about cranking them out as quickly and cheaply as possible there is a lot more care and effort put in now

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KratosMD

Finished watching season 1 of Sword Art Online and this show has been absolutely phenomenal so far. Definitely one of the best anime shows I've ever watched, it's so freaking good. I loved the first part of the season, but the second part could've been further expanded upon. I wanted to see more of Alfheim Online but since the premise was all about the protagonist reaching a specific objective in the game, not much was shown about the world. The second part was still really good and I loved how the characters could venture out in the real world. Kirito's relationship to his real life sister was also interesting to follow.

Such an amazing show, I loved the first season and I can't wait to start watching the second one. I'm also gearing up to play the video games so I can continue Kirito's journey even after having watched the show.

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Heavyarms55

@RR529 The thing about the last arc of the anime was that there was one more canon arc in the Manga, and while I kinda liked the general idea of it dealing with the Quincies, Ichigo's mother and so on it was so poorly executed that I can see why they didn't bother with it.

Bleach introduced and tried too follow way too many characters and honestly Kubo was pretty bad at pacing. I remember the mange occasionally taking months to get through a fight, so once we got back to another area with different characters, you had to go back and re-read several chapters from months earlier just to remember what they were doing... Still, the anime and manga gave us some cool fights and visuals. And the anime had some killer music at times. I did love that "stand up stay strong" song they played during major fights.

@KratosMD I have to say it's nice to see someone else who enjoys SAO. A lot of people jumped on the hate bandwagon after its initial popularity - and although I do understand some of the complaints people have - I really like it myself too! Next season starts this fall but you've got a ways to go before that.

I've played two of the games - Hollow Realization and Fatal Bullet. Neither game is ground breaking or anything but I really had fun with them. Keep in mind that the games follow their own canon, it is generally similar to the anime canon but there are more than enough differences that it doesn't just feel like you are following a game version of the anime. I honestly prefer the game canon because there is more content and side characters remain relevant to or at least involved with the story, rather than just joining Kirito's cheer-leading squad. lol

@Ralizah I only have a few students here in Japan who are interested in Demon Slayer. My Hero Academia seems more popular, at least among my kids. I should ask them what they think of the coward. I know his name but that's how much I dislike him.

I watched Ruroni Kenshin years ago and remember liking it, but it's been a long time. It was one of the first "not quite mainstream" anime I watched.

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KratosMD

@Heavyarms55 Yeah I'm really looking forward to delving into the SAO games since they have a lot of content to offer. I'm still not convinced though that I want to get Fatal Bullet yet. I've watched the first couple of episodes of the second season (third story arc that is) and it's not been all that great so far. I don't like how much they've dumbed down the focus on Kirito and Asuna. They're literally one of the main reasons for why this show has been so good thus far. Not to mention that you don't even get to play as Kirito in Fatal Bullet, which I don't like at all.

I just hope it's like this for only the first episodes and that both the anime and the game is going to better than what I think about them right now.

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Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy

Ralizah wrote:

I'm glad I'm not a fan of anime dubs, because the Vic Mignogna case, in particular, is probably the closest thing we've seen to an AnimeGate. Lots of anger and ridicule and conspiracy theories.

Looks up what's gone on. Sighs

Damn

I really liked Vic as Junpei Iroi in Persona 3. He really had him down to pat, friendly and likeable but that touch of jealousy thanks to the protagonist's better powers Plus everything involving Chidori was great too

Plus I just started watching Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood and he really puts in a good preformance there as Edward Elric too...


The Fullbring arc was disastrous on every level to me @RR529 . Just pure awful.

UK Netflix only has up to season 3 of Bleach Saving Rukia from Soul Society

... Luckily I managed to read the rest of it. Binge reading certainly makes the arcs quicker though Tite definitely has a bit of a pacing problem.

Also I heard it wasn't cancelled but Tite was actually sick/had major health concerns so that's why the ending was rushed (And also awful)

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KratosMD

So I just finished watching the third story arc (first half of the second season) of Sword Art Online and I gotta say that while the focus was too much on the new character Sinon and her past, I still enjoyed the storyline of Kirito and Sinon working together in order to take down Death Gun. With that said, I'm really glad to see that the fourth story arc has all the characters returning to Alfheim Online once again and doing regular quests, with the addition of Sinon now in their party. Ever since the first story arc in SAO, there really haven't been any arcs where Kirito and the gang spend some time together. Both the second and the third only focused on a few characters, while the fourth is now about the whole team, which is what's been missing from this series ever since the first arc in my opinion. I just want to see all the characters spend some time and complete quests together without any real world problems taking place. So I'm really hoping the second season will at least go out with a bang and deliver one exciting episode after the other with all the characters now.

As a side note, I seriously love the cast of characters of SAO. Kirito, Asuna, Yui, Leafa, Lisbeth, Silica, Klein, Sinon and even Agil, each and every one of them feels so unique with their own amazing personality and I love watching everyone interact with each other. This kind of camaraderie is exactly like the one you see with the casts of the Persona and Trails of Cold Steel games, which is why I feel such a strong connection to Sword Art Online. Whenever I experience these titles, I feel a strong bond to each character and it's like meeting old friends again, which is the same feeling I got when I started watching the fourth story arc. Seeing the original cast of SAO, along with Leafa and Sinon, all together having fun just makes me so happy.

I love this show!

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RR529

@KratosMD, I kinda slipped out of SAO after the Gun Gale arc, but I enjoyed what I've watched of it.

I've been interested in trying one of the games but decided to start with that .Hack G.U. collection first (both because .Hack seems to be the progenitor of the "MMO anime" genre, and they're Namco Bandai developed games as well), but I'm really trudging through them at a slow pace (I think I've been playing for about a month and have yet to finish the first one).

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KratosMD

@RR529 I was also interested in the .hack games but the advantage SAO has over that series in my case is all the memorable characters that I've come to know through the anime. So now I'm focusing on watching through the second season in order to learn about all the events that have happened so far before I start with the games. I mean, I could've already started with Hollow Fragment since that takes place after the first arc, but I read that characters like Leafa and Sinon still show up in that game despite the different time period.

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FullbringIchigo

@KratosMD the games are kind of a What if story and have nothing to do with the show/manga/light novels, it basically starts with having beat the "final boss" the game didn't end like it should have and they are still trapped in there

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KratosMD

So I just finished watching the second season of Sword Art Online and this has been by far the saddest anime show I've ever watched. The fourth story arc started well, with all the characters taking on a cool quest and completing it together as a team, which is what I've been wanting to see ever since the second story arc. However, the episodes that followed were something that I completely didn't expect. The focus switched from Kirito to Asuna for the remainder of the season and all the events that happened from here on out were so freaking sad. I'm actually very impressed by how effective this anime has been in terms of evoking so many different feelings inside me. Ever since the start of the first season it's managed to make me sad numerous times, lol. But that's why I love this show so much because real life is not always sunshine and rainbows and this series perfectly reflects that in various ways. Such a good show and it definitely doesn't deserve the hate that it gets.

Now it's time to finally play the video games storyline!

KratosMD

Heavyarms55

@KratosMD You actually do play as Kirito for some of Fatal Bullet. But yes, most of the game you play as your own OC. I can understand why you don't like to shift in focus away from Kirito and Asuna, unfortunately if that is a deal breaker for you, then you might just want to quit while your ahead. While their relationship does become a core aspect of their character moving on, in both the games and anime, the focus does not remain, instead the focus shifts to different stories and issues. But Kirito and Asuna do stay together

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RR529

Woot! Just won another anime figure on Toreba with today's free plays!

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RR529

@Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy, the same type of Rei (Evangelion) figure I won the first time, but missed the delivery of.

Hopefully things go smoother this time.

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RR529

Following on from my last post, the Rei figure I won came in recently!

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FullbringIchigo

hey so Netflix just dropped an anime called Ultramarine Magmell and it's actually not bad, anyone else going to give it a go?

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KratosMD

So I've been watching the Pokémon Sun/Moon TV show on Netflix lately and I came across what I consider to be the most disturbing scene in the history of the Pokémon series.

Snorlax is literally getting drained of its blood by an oversized, muscular mosquito and is left for dead. WTF

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demiraali

I do not know what the manga, Ultramarine Magmell, worth but I discovered this work via the animated netflix and personally I was quite disappointed.
There are the main characters who are a minimum worked and endearing others are a horror of character design. Except for Miss Fan-service, the secondary characters are nothing short of incoherent.

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