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Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy

Watched four episodes of Tokyo Ghoul today for the first time.

That certainly was something! I quite like the opening song. Hell it's a nice sequence overall if a bit on the nose symbolically at where it's possibly going. The animation as a whole is quite nice.

I'm a bit disappointed that Rize was killed off so quick... Buuuuut I'm liking the whole dual nature/she's a part of Kaneki's new ghoul aspect and trying to tempt him to give in. I do hope it carries on throughout.

Kaneki...Not too much else I can say about him. His circumstances are currently the most interesting thing about him to me.

Toko is how I'd thought she'd act being all cool and distant. Seems alright though.

Tsukiyama is... Well he's EXACTLY what I imagined he'd be like as soon as he entered at the end of the third ep. A rather good performance from his voice actor. Hammy as can be and then some!

The old guy investigator seems pretty interesting too as your typical oddball.

There's certainly some over the top imagery regarding the ghoul... elation though 😅

I'm still watching though so I'm enjoying it and interested in seeing where it leads.

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Draco_V_Ecliptic

Does anyone think a Dark Souls fan would like Berserk? It's said to be one of Miyazaki's inspirations.

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On a bare tree in a hollow place, A blinded form's unhaloed face, Sight, where Heaven is destroyed, The hanging visage of the void.

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WanderingBullet

Didn't know there was a Ni no Kuni anime. Was checking Netflix for latest shows and found out that its airing on 16th of January.

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FullbringIchigo

HEY any One Piece fans from the UK here, i might have some news to interest you

after a YEAR of no news Manga UK have finally said something about the lack of One Piece release

they are restarting next month with Collection 21, hopefully they will bring over the missing movies too

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nessisonett

I’ve never been happier that I have UK Netflix. Great news, now I can get round to watching ones like The Wind Rises that I haven’t seen yet. Or, I could watch Grave of the Fireflies again, which I have made a point never to watch again because I just can’t cope with it.

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WanderingBullet

@nessisonett Grave of the Fireflies isn't listed.

Personally, I love Ghibli's works. They've made a lot great and good movies as well as some decent ones but I don't think they've made a bad one, yet.

My favourites amongst the ones listed:
My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)
Porco Rosso (1992)
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
Princess Mononoke (1997)
Spirited Away (2001)
The Tale of The Princess Kaguya (2013)
Pom Poko (1994)
Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)
Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea (2008)
From Up on Poppy Hill (2011)
The Wind Rises (2013)

If they're available in my country, I might watch some of them in English dubbing this time around since I've watched most of them in Japanese.

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RR529

Just finished up Godannar (Blu-Ray)!

What it is:

  • A super robot anime from the early-mid 00's with a bit of a fun, over the top vibe that seemingly pays homage to the super robot shows of an earlier era, mixed in with heavy doses of fanservice, though not without a heart of it's own.
  • The story revolves around Anna & Goh Sawuwatari, newlyweds who also happen to be giant robot pilots that are at the forefront of protecting the world from an alien threat known as the Mimetic Beasts.

What I Liked:

  • As an homage to the genre it takes on a fun vibe, revelling in the over the top silliness of it all. Bright colors, ham fisted melodrama, yelling out super attacks & all that jazz. It's good because it's "in" on it all if that makes sense (such as a running gag centered on a character based on the typical shonen hero who constantly does reckless things, assumed dead, only to reveal he's still alive). What really sets it apart though is that despite all the silliness, it does have a heart all it's own, even if the story itself doesn't break any new ground.
  • While the concept admittedly isn't for everyone, I feel this is one of the few fanservice centric anime where the fanservice is done "right". Sure, there's women in highly improbable tight fitting jumpsuits with Senran Kagura physics everywhere you look, but even the obligatory "ladies man" character doesn't grope anyone, so it never feels uncomfortable. Plus, unlike a lot of other "fanservice" anime I've seen, it remembers to actually have a story with a sense of weight, even if it's not terribly deep.
  • It's a great package as a whole, with some great special features including concept art, Japanese TV commercials (even including a few for a tie in PS2 game), and terminology encyclopedias in addition to the standard stuff like clean credits scenes and trailers for other titles.

What I Disliked:

  • There is a minor subplot involving the British robot pilots, a brother and sister team, that not so subtly indicates they have incestuous feelings for each other. The only aspect of the show I was uncomfortable with.
  • The HD remastering process can be a bit hit or miss. It mostly looks really good, but every once in awhile there'll be a scene or background that doesn't look touched up.
  • It's from an era where English voice over could be rough, and while it does offer subtitled Japanese VO as well, if you choose to watch it in English I could see Anna's voice coming off as grating.

Content Guide:

  • Sex/Nudity: (Heavy) - Nearly every female character has a Senran Kagura level endowment, with jiggle physics to match. Further, they often wear jumpsuits that are tight enough to feature visible impressions of certain areas they're covering up. Heck, even a few of the mechs have breasts (with guns in them). The one area it does hold back in slightly is explicit nudity, with modesty steam (or some other object) oftentimes covering up a character's breasts, though even then there are a few scenes where they do show nipples, though they just don't color them in (with exactly one exception in the entire series).
  • Language: (Mid) - Typical PG-13 swearing, and some comparable innuendo.
  • Violence: (Mild) - It's mostly robot on monster action (and the monsters usually have blue/green goo/blood if at all), but a character may have a stream of blood on their face if they're robot is badly damaged. Certain characters contract a disease that grotesquely transforms their body, though it's bloodless.

Overall it's a bit of a guilty pleasure for a mecha/giant robot fan, if not a timeless classic. That, and I'm a sucker for a series where a romantic couple must pilot a robot together to bring out it's best.

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PS4 - Kingdom Hearts III, Tetris Effect (VR)

WanderingBullet

Dragon Quest Your Story movie will be available on Netflix next week.

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Jaz007

I just watched No Game No Life Zero. It was incredible. I didn’t realize it was gonna be a prequel, but boy did it add a lot. The story was just so good. In a numbers of ways it’s very different to the mains series, but still definitely feels apart of it. It was more serious, and it gets really emotional. I cried by the end.
I can’t fathom why Season 2 isn’t a thing by now. I want it so bad now. I really wanted after I saw the first season. I need it after seeing this movie.

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