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  1. if you click on this topic you must post

    kanahana is probably the most popular voice actor both in the west and in japan. personally i dont think renai is her best song, but she is legit in 4~5 series a season so everyone has their own fav kanahana performance.
  2. What Anime Are You Watching Right Now?

    I think it's less about animation quality per se than how the story is told visually. My two favorite shows from last season (Kemurikusa and Kouya no Kotobuki Hikoutai) both used cgi character models throughout their runs which is honestly the exact opposite of what I'd consider to be good animation quality. Neither of these shows were strengthened by this and honestly there were times where the cgi was absolutely jarring, although tatsuki was able to do a damn great job with Kemurikusa, the emotion he was able to put behind the cgi charas was definitely the best I've ever seen. For me the two tenets I tend to live by in anime is that you can show anything since you're doing animation and that creativity can solve any problems that you have during the process of bringing your visual work to life. I consider Ping Pong the Animation to be one of the best anime series of all time. It's not because of some huge budget, years of production, slick movements, etc. It's because Yuasa used the animation to flesh out his characters. One of my favorite scenes in ppta, is when smile and peco first meet china. There's a damn match cut of the ping pong ball and an airplane. One of china's biggest character motivations is his longing to return home. Like damn. Yuasa giving us this match cut after he absolutely destroys peco is fucking genius. And the craziest part is that there's even more to that scene. Peco sinking as he loses, visually showing the difference in skill between china and peco at the time. I mean peco is literally on the ground at the end of the scene. The thing that irritates me about a lot of anime series is that they tend to forget that. They forget that they can show the audience anything. Voice actors are given too many fucking lines. Sometimes directors even mess up their own spectacularly crafted visual scenes by adding a bunch of dialogue to the scene. In Heaven's Feel I. presage flower, the scene where shirou gives sakura his key is amazingly visual. Everything we need to know about the characters feeling during this scene is shown visually. Then the director adds a shit ton of unnecessary dialogue to it. Like everyone and their mother understands this shit we don't need the characters to explain the feelings to us. I've been watching every show this season, and Kenja no mago is the biggest offender. There's so much explanation of the plot that I swear that the seiyuu are paid by word or something. I feel like this is a huge problem with the entire isekai genre. Too much exposition through dialogue. I don't have time for that shit. Maybe it's because a lot of these shows are adapted from lns so they feel like they have to have huge fucking chunks of dialogue. Bakemonogatari never did this shit and isin wrote fucking blocks. Even fucking Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon never had these huge ass exposition through dialogue dumps and their lns are renowned for being telephone book sized. Honestly the reason I consume anime series now compared to when I first started heavily watching this shit has changed a lot. I understand that the expectations and desires of the general audience for many of these shows, especially the japanese otaku are vastly different from what I want. I understand that really the vast majority of directors only care about catering to the domestic market with these shows, but so far it's been promising that places like netflix have been giving auteurs like Yuasa and Watanabe a place to make shows that aren't expected to bump sales of some sort of media (manga, ln, brs, etc) or licensed merchandise. Even though I was disappointed in something like Devilman Crybaby, it's refreshing to see netflix make a space for people to make series/films that care about Japan's long legacy of visual excellence. For god's sake Akio Jissoji directed episodes of ultraman. I think that's another reason why SSSS.Gridman is one of the best shows of this decade. Akemiya was able to trojan horse one of the most interesting visual shows for ages into something that will also appeal to the otaku who keep up this whole industry. On that note, I recently saw Penguin Highway directed by Hiroyasu Ishida. It was fucking amazing. It's easy if you only consume televised series to forget that there's lots of promising people still in the industry, and Penguin Highway is a great debut feature from an interesting director. Excited to see what Ishida has in store for us next.
  3. What Anime Are You Watching Right Now?

    https://myanimelist.net/anime/37426/Sarazanmai new ikuhara show first ep just dropped
  4. The Shows You Heard Were Good But Never Seen Thread

    off the top of my head sangatsu no lion chihayafuru flying witch girls und panzer hibike euphonium kill me baby shirobako these are just from this decade, not even considering stuff like logh and monster
  5. What Anime Are You Watching Right Now?

    jesus fucking christ sarazanmai
  6. What Anime Are You Watching Right Now?

    i was dreading watching senryuu, hitoribocchi, and bokutachi tbh cause the synopsis on anichart made them sound like aids. they def have potential to be stinkers ofc its only 1 ep, but imma give all 3 at least a few more eps to impress me. also my new mantra is if kanahana is in it its probably at least interesting. senryu seems w.e but kana has been amazing at picking scripts the past few years so imma give it the benefit of the doubt.
  7. What Anime Are You Watching Right Now?

    also i think this season is one of the most promising season in what feels like ages. hitoribocchi, senryu shoujo, bokutachi wa benkyou dekinai, kimetsu no yaiba, kono oto tomare, and mix all have potential and i havent even seen todays or yesterdays stuff yet.
  8. What Anime Are You Watching Right Now?

    bg is like a mcdonalds hamburger and bake is like an in and out burger. Both are fast food burgers but you get way more value out of the in and out than the mcds.
  9. What Anime Are You Watching Right Now?

    Carole and Tuesday: the new Shinichiro Watanabe (Bebop, Kids on the Slope) project Sarazanmai: the new Kunihiko Ikuhara (Penguindrum, Utena) project Both of these dudes have been hit or miss so we'll see how it goes. Kimetsu no Yaiba: new Ufotable project I'm all aboard Ufotable stuff now, esp after how great the 2 heaven's feel films were. Otherwise I'll give everything a few eps to impress me because you always pick up some good stuff like the aoty Kemurikusa.
  10. What Anime Are You Watching Right Now?

    das not kemurikusa. for once japanese audience has best taste.
  11. What Anime Are You Watching Right Now?

    I mean what do you want/expect out of it? I think someone else can probably comment on it much better than me because personally it's not for me but it's really popular among shounen fans because it hits all those tropes. I would assume it hits all the major beats that dbz hits but again can't really comment on either as I'm personally not a fan of this genre of shows.
  12. What Anime Are You Watching Right Now?

    kemurikusa is fucking amazing tatsuki is god
  13. What Anime Are You Watching Right Now?

    I was actually curious to see if my claim of not liking any anime romcoms was accurate and out of curiosity looked through a few "best romcoms" clickbaity lists. I guess I am a heartless person because the only one I really enjoyed was Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun. I also fucking loved it so idk man.
  14. What Anime Are You Watching Right Now?

    idk if this guy is popular or not but he is pretentious af on top of being boring as hell. 11 mins of absolutely nothing lol. sorry i tried but this show is just not for me. i think the humor of the show is w.e, didn't laugh once during the first 3 eps. also thought the leads were completely insufferable. it also doesnt help that i also dont think there's a single animu romcom that ive actually enjoyed. the only positive thing i can rlly say about this show is that it's better than most crap that's airing this season i guess? also better than bunny girl w.e but it's not tht hard to clear that bar.
  15. What Anime Are You Watching Right Now?

    kemurikusa is great. tempted to start kf now lol
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