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RR529

Blue Submarine No. 6 (Amazon Prime Video) - Anime miniseries set in a sort of apocalyptic waterworld where jaded seaman for hire Hayami is recruited by international military organization "Blue Fleet", with which he has history, in order to help them put down a band of aquatic mutants and the mad scientist responsible for their creation (as well as the world's flooding).

The Good:

  • The animation is quite good, given that it's an OVA. There is a lot of CGI war machinery that looks like something out of a PS2 cutscene (it came out in the late 90's), but call me crazy but I thought that gave it a kind of certain charm, lol.

The Neutral:

  • It has an interesting world setting & I've liked other series that focus on a crew of a ship to various degrees (such as Cowboy Bebop, Eureka 7, & Macross), however due to it's blazingly fast runtime you don't actually get a good feel for all of this (they particularly spend a disappointingly small time with the crew of "Blue 6", even if it's present in all episodes).

The Bad:

  • As has been touched on before, the quick runtime, as it only has 4 episodes (granted, the last one is almost double length, but still)! Despite some touching moments & heavy theming I never got to the point where I actually cared for any of the characters. Also, a lot of the sciency technobabble explained in the last episode never really stuck with me (I'm still not sure how exactly the mutants came to be, or if their creation was intended or not).

Overall:

  • I thought it was okay. I liked the world, some of the tech, and thought it had potential, but it just didn't have the time necessary to really expand on any of it.

Content Guide:

  • Sex/Nudity (High) - There are lots of "mermaids" present that almost always have their breasts exposed (granted, they're not really presented in a sexual way, it's just how they are). The most (really only) sexually graphic moment occurs when one of the mutant leaders is heavily implied to have assaulted one of the mermaids (he's jealous that she has the scent of a human male on her, as she was saved by Hayami earlier), and he gets grabby, licking & nibbling on her ears before the scene cuts away.
  • Blood/Gore (Medium) - It's mostly not that bloody of a series, and although there is some in earlier episodes, the most notable is a moment in the final episode where Hayami gets his face busted up really badly, which is quite graphic.
  • Language (Mild) - Typical PG-13 stuff, as far as I recall.

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nessisonett

RIP Kissanime and Kissmanga. They might have been ad-filled and unreliable by the end but that’s how I watched a lot of great series back when I was a broke 12 year old.

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Ralizah

@nessisonett @TheFrenchiestFry If it's something one can't access legally (or just don't want to pay for), I can't imagine why people wouldn't use a VPN and torrent the shows they're interested in.

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nessisonett

@Ralizah I only used it when I was younger and had an iPod Touch, not even an iPhone at the time. Binged Kuroko no Basuke and watched like 5 episodes of Attack on Titan before deciding it was terrible and not bothering with the rest.

Socks before or after trousers, but never socks before pants, that's the rule. Makes a man look scary, like a chicken.

Black Lives Matter. Enough is enough.

Draco_V_Ecliptic

Has anyone else heard about The Witcher anime movie adaptation? Looks good, right?

"Guinevere herself was unworthy of the love she inspired, but then a queen steps so lightly even when crushing a louse."

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RR529

Since it was free with my Prime subscription I read the first volume of Fairy Tail.

While it's large enough that I've heard of it before, this was my first experience with the franchise. While the theme is different, in terms of style & humor it reminded me a lot of One Piece (which is another series I'm not super into, but am more familiar with). It a fun enough read, and the first 20 volumes are available for free if you have a Kindle Unlimited subscription, so if I ever shell out for that I'll probably check it out further.

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RR529

I can't believe YashaHime premiers this weekend! I've never made it a point to simulcast any anime ever before, but there's a first time for everything (luckily it's going to be on Hulu too, so I won't have to get any new subscriptions).

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Cloud_strife56

I find t funny that in Australia the first season of my hero academia is rated ma-15 then every other season is ether rated m or pg just thought it was interesting

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RR529

The first proper YashaHime episode is out today (it started last week, but it was largely just an adaptation of the InuYasha manga special epilogue chapter, giving the original cast one last hurrah before moving on to the new era).

It was a bit strange, as a group of delinquents & hoodlums held the Higurashi family hostage, which was a stark contrast to how unassuming & safe the modern era was represented in the original series.

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RR529

It hasn't been confirmed yet, but it's looking like InuYasha's English voice cast won't be returning for YashaHime, which is a big shame.

The voice actors for Moroha, Setsuna, & Towa (the new protags) have been revealed, and they're all Los Angeles based (people are speculating that Bang Zoom is going to be the VO studio based on who has been chosen), while the original series (and voice actors) was recorded in Vancouver, at Ocean (which hasn't done much/any anime work in the past decade as North American distributors have pulled most anime VO work out of Canada for whatever reason). While this doesn't completely rule out the chance that they may find a way for a couple of the most prominent voice actors to return (let's say, InuYasha, Kagome, & Sesshomaru's VAs), apparently Bang Zoom has the worst track record for retaining old VA's for series they acquire VO work for.

It's been 10 years since the last series so some recasting was going to be inevitable, but after nearly 200 episodes & 4 movies it's going to be hard getting used to a new cast.

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