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Francis J Underwood

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  1. What Anime Are You Watching Right Now?

    24 episodes vs 12 episodes. It's called world building and the episode you are bored with is a great example of building out the world for the series. Neverland doesn't really have any need to world build because its a prologue. I expect that to come next season. To build on this:The best part of Shield Hero is its world-building i.e. the exploration, quests, and different characters that you meet. The side plots are just as enjoyable as the main plot and they all seem to be tied together seamlessly in Naofumi's quest to overcome his sense of betrayal and redeem himself in the eyes of the people as well as himself. To that effect, Shield Hero creates a masterful story by developing its characters tying several different but related plot lines together. You will find that every arc/quest/etc . . . ties into the overall theme while keeping you entertained which I appreciate. Having watched the entire series so far, I can say that there are some episode that could be ordered better, but I think you'll find the pacing isn't bad. Neverland is not that type of show. Tbh it is a Xanatos Roulette abusing nightmare. Shows like that hinge on suspension of disbelief and to do that effectively you need to create a defined universe with a set of rules. My opinion is Neverland failed in doing that and accordingly I did not find much of it to be believable. Pacing factored into that, but even with 24 episodes, I don't think it would have mattered. I don't know your preferences well, but it seems like that you don't care for that as much as you do twists and turns. That's fine. I know @HououinKyouma really values animation quality over plot (imo animation is a plus factor).
  2. The Shows You Heard Were Good But Never Seen Thread

    List shows that you have heard were good, but have never seen. I'll start The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
  3. What Anime Are You Watching Right Now?

    I'll check it out. Wrapping up Noragami. Very average, very shounen. Not sure why people loved it so much.
  4. What Anime Are You Watching Right Now?

    Yeah not going to lie, but you using the Japanese names really throws me.
  5. What Anime Are You Watching Right Now?

    No idea what this references
  6. What Anime Are You Watching Right Now?

    Yeah really unfortunate for ufotable that the premise is just like Dorororo. Probably had the most solid episode 1 of anything. I have no douvt it will be done well but i just have fatigue from that. Opm season 2 really worries me
  7. What Anime Are You Watching Right Now?

    Gonna watch yaiba now but the premise is just like Dorororo which is still airing. Hitori sounds like trash (just not my cup of tea tbh). Senryu Shoujo seems like more of the same (cute girls doing cute thing - not interested). bokutachi wa benkyou dekinai (How many times are we gonna see the school tutor fetish. Is that what 2018-19 year of anime brings us) kono oto tomare (this has potential, but it may be a catch up anime for me)
  8. What Anime Are You Watching Right Now?

    The Gigguk joke is actually true. BG essentially tries to be Monogatari but fails at it so much more.
  9. What Anime Are You Watching Right Now?

    Yeah I should find some things to catch up on from the last few seasons.
  10. What Anime Are You Watching Right Now?

    Watched the first episodes of a couple of the new series and hating this season so far.
  11. What Anime Are You Watching Right Now?

    Okay so after reading the manga
  12. What Anime Are You Watching Right Now?

    Good catch. I might be behind and/or forgetting the final episode.
  13. What Anime Are You Watching Right Now?

    Good catch. I might be behind and/or forgetting the final episode.
  14. What Anime Are You Watching Right Now?

    Fair. The reason I use Hulu is to binge watch things and not to have to click the next episode and automatically go to the next. I am just wondering if CR provides anything worthwhile in addition to simulcast (Better recommendation service etc . . .)
  15. What Anime Are You Watching Right Now?

    Idk I feel like I can get the same service for free.
  16. What Anime Are You Watching Right Now?

    Hulu has all three. Is a CR n subscription worth it?
  17. What Anime Are You Watching Right Now?

    So I just caught up on Overlord
  18. What Anime Are You Watching Right Now?

    Adding Carole and Tuesday brcause holy fuck the visuals are amazing like violet evergarden level quality. anime with that kind of budget cant fail
  19. What Anime Are You Watching Right Now?

    https://www.livechart.me/spring-2019/tv So what's everyone watching? Continuing Dorororo Rising of the Shield Hero Fairy Tail Final Season Jojo New Series OPM Season 2 Lost City - If it's madhouse I am in Overall, it seems like a very weak season to me for new content.
  20. What Anime Are You Watching Right Now?

    I think the critique you gave is fair and am not looking to add much to it. I think you are right in that it is similar to AoT. Like AoT, I feel that Neverland is going to end up being less of a story and more of a "What twists can we come up with this week" type of thing. Pacing definitely plays a role in that, but I also feel that even without the pacing that was a choice by the author to keep intrigue. I haven't read the manga so we will see. In terms of characterization, I feel like the characters were fairly linear and we were just spoon-fed things instead of letting them develop. Like they missed a lot of opportunities to create complex relationships and character dynamic in revealing the info about the farm to others. It's a missed chance to me. Look I'm not bashing Neverland, but it was hyped up as the best thing this season and one of the better animes to come out in a long time and I just think it got overhyped and outshined. That isn't to say it was bad, but, at least this season, Love is War and Shield Hero were just much better executed (granted the latter getting 24 episodes is a big reason why).
  21. What Anime Are You Watching Right Now?

    Disagree with the bolded. You can have show have a specific set of rules that are not violated if those rules are established through proper world building. I don't know how many chapters of the manga season 1 adapted, and its entirely possible that the prologue structure of season 1 has not given us enough to figure out what these rules are (which is an adaptation problem), but you can (and should) absolutely write a series within a defined universe of rules. Death Note is an easy example because the rules are laid out very cleanly, but it is not the only example. Death Parade is another example. Shield Hero is in the same boat. You're inserting a risk that simply was not present. By that logic, it's stupid that the Mother took the 1% risk of the children escaping before the 12th birthday. After the first escape attempt, she should. have just removed any materials that could be used for an escape. She should have called for increase security or inserted some other measure the kids did not know about. Why take the risk?
  22. What Anime Are You Watching Right Now?

    SHE ALREADY LIED TO HIM ABOUT HER NAME IN THE FIRST PLACE (Light only knew because he tried to kill her and it didn't work -- again consistent with the rules of the series). There was no reason to do it twice because she did not know that Light knew she was lying the first tim. Light gained her trust and got her to reveal her actual name on a valid photo ID. I'm sorry to say it could be a fake license at that point is just looking to create an inconsistency where there isn't one. Aaron you are just objectively wrong on this one. Naomi giving Light two fake IDs when there was no reason to believe that Light knew the first fake name was fake was just not a valid possibility.
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  24. What Anime Are You Watching Right Now?

    Again, I am not trying to bash Neverland, but the series does not have a consistent set of rules that have been built into its universe. Maybe, it is because season 1 is only a prologue, maybe not. Regardless, we know two things going forward
  25. What Anime Are You Watching Right Now?

    This happened after he already saw her driver's license and won. Not only is that 100% in his character of an arrogant God, but at this point his safety was assured (barring fake license which would have been an ass pull there). I won't disagree and say DN was perfect, but what you are picking on there is literally an example of adequate world building. It operates not only within the rules of the DN world, but within his character as well and is consistent all the way through the end of the series.