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  1. What Anime Are You Watching Right Now?

    It's so silly to try and predict how a series will shape up, but that first episode of Hoshiai no Sora. Wow. Definitely the most interesting show I've seen this season so far.
  2. What Anime Are You Watching Right Now?

    so far I'm picking up: Africa no Salaryman Babylon Giving them 3 eps: Ahiru no sora Houkago Saikoro Club Kono Yuusha ga Ore Ore wo Suki nano wa Omae dake ka yo Watched and disliked: Azur Lane, Choyuyo, Chuubyou Gekihatsu Boy, FGO, Hataage Kemono Michi, Honzuki no Gekijou, Mairimashita Irumakun
  3. What Anime Are You Watching Right Now?

    It has its moments. There's some parts that really drag with shoujo manga stuff that honestly can be pretty tedious and feel kinda pointless/trope-y, but they mix in some pretty damn great moments. I'm happy I kept up with it.
  4. What Anime Are You Watching Right Now?

    yeesh that last ep of fruits basket. I feel like right when I'm starting to feel a little bored they hit you with that.
  5. What Anime Are You Watching Right Now?

    I personally didn't find Wakaba that bad, but I know a lot of people couldn't stand him. I think he gets better as the show gets going. Also I've been going through stuff from this decade and working on my list of the best stuff from the 10s and wow did 2015 suck. 2019 is probably 2nd worst year though.
  6. Unpopular film opinion for real

    Scrolled through rt's list of under 50s and honestly what shocked me the most was how many of these movies I had at least some interest in seeing, but they either got pulled from theaters too quickly or I told myself I'd redbox it when it got released and then I never did. Even when I had moviepass, I still ended up passing on them. The one that immediately came to mind was the Godzilla: King of Monsters, I remember seeing that with my friends and the audience was just obviously not buying into it and when we talked about how much of a blast we had in that movie, a buddy of mine mentioned that it had a sub 30 rt score. It's gone up a bit now, as it's settled at 41, but all of the critics I follow enjoyed it, but none had actually written about it for their news outlet, just on podcasts, personal websites, or letterboxd so their positive reviews of it never hit rt. I thought it was pretty funny people were bitching and moaning about the characters in a Godzilla movie, that was def funny to read in a lot of the negative reviews. The other two were both Malick films Song to Song (43) and Knight of Cups (47). I think Malick chasing a plotless film and worrying more about transmitting feelings than hitting story beats is super interesting. I don't think I'll ever personally revisit these two, especially when it felt like Malick struck a great balance in Tree of Life, but the direction that Malick is heading is interesting at the very least so I'll probably continue watching whatever he puts out.
  7. What Anime Are You Watching Right Now?

    For me aoty has to be either Run with the Wind or Kemurikusa. I guess Run with the Wind slightly edges Kemurikusa, but the way Kemurikusa has allowed tatsuki to announce that he is an auteur level creative and that Kemono Friends wasn't just a fluke helps Kemurikusa a bit. Sure his cg models may not be for everyone, but everything around them, the backgrounds, shot composition, etc is all top notch. Not to mention Kemurikusa is an original story that is actually really compelling and interesting as opposed to most anime originals. I never would've believed that cg animation would've ever been able to elicit the emotions in me that it did, and I think that's just a credit to tatsuki's crafting of his characters. As for Run with the Wind, it just goes to show that you can't forget about Production I.G. as one of the few studios that truly cares and believes that anime is art, and not just a medium to sell pvc figues, br, and miscellaneous merch to otakus. The entire production is top notch, and the way the story gets you to truly buy into all of the cast and legitimately gets you to root for them to reach Hakone, even though you know deep down that this is a sports anime and they'll make it, just shows how Run with the Wind is able to be more than just a generic sports anime. The beats the show hits are pretty standard, but the characters and their motivations are what I think truly allows this show to shine.
  8. What Anime Are You Watching Right Now?

    ep20 spoilers in my answer
  9. What Anime Are You Watching Right Now?

    Solid disagree on KnY breaking established universe rules, and honestly even though I personally I don't really care about having perfect power scaling I think KnY is an example of really great power scaling. Discuss this series with some of my shounen loving friends and they agree on this. I think Gotouge lays out the rules pretty clearly within her universe.
  10. What Anime Are You Watching Right Now?

    Wasn't impressed by either enn enn or granblem but I'll at least give them three eps. Also still not hot on KnY even after ep19? I think KnY is amazing and it's adapting all of the "worst" parts of the manga this season haha.
  11. What Anime Are You Watching Right Now?

    @Francis J Underwood What are you watching this season? There were a few shows you seemed hyped about that I didn't keep up with and were wondering if they got better and I should pick them up. Mainly Cop Craft and Given.
  12. Arsonist attacks KyoAni, 25 fatalities

    It was the Hibike Euphonium team, like half passed away super sad news.
  13. What Anime Are You Watching Right Now?

    Finished After the Rain because a few friends said this was one of the best shows of last year. I passed on this one when it was airing because the premise seemed so awful. I mean high school girl falls in love with 45 year old manager at her part time job has the makings of just being awful and potentially reprehensible no matter how interesting its imagery is. But it manages to be thoughtful, earnest, and even touching. Definitely shocked by how this one turned out. Definitely one of the better shows that aired last year. After continuing the slog that his been this season's releases. I think O Maidens in Your Savage Season is looking to be one of the most interesting shows from this season. Again color me shocked, because it seems like Mari Okada hasn't helmed anything relevant in ages and again the premise seems awful, but surprisingly this is the show I'm most excited for this season.
  14. What Anime Are You Watching Right Now?

    this season is looking pretty bad. thank god for the holdovers.
  15. What Anime Are You Watching Right Now?

    so much Akira news. It's getting a 4k remaster. Maybe that's why they had murals up in Shibuya when I was there.