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Gotanon | 12-08-14, 2:36 PM
wow. you can't just send me an FR just like that, at least buy me dinner first you slut.

Nagisa33 | 11-13-14, 8:51 PM
Holo may return when I want to switch out the orgasming clown. Ever since you said that I've been thinking of the much hoped for yet unrealized Spice and Wolf season 3. I miss Holo too. :(

GBKeroberos | 11-03-14, 6:37 PM
Hey, thanks for your comment.

I definitely agree that Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou touches on a fairly unique perspective. I tend to watch a lot of lighthearted, slice-of-life type shows because they often deliver on the type of comedy I enjoy.

A large majority of the time they feature a cast either mostly or wholly comprised of young girls. Which is fine, I like cute anime girls as much as anyone, but it does lend a certain imbalance to the proceedings (like the nearly guaranteed inclusion of one of my favorites-- the amazingly ubiquitous trope of getting cakes/sweets/crepes from the new place by the station).

In more gender-balanced anime, you might see some small gags or one-off lines about concepts like "male spirit", but these are mostly in the context of things like peeping in the girls' locker room or winning a sports day competition.

DKN does a good job of going beyond this and "faithfully portraying male adolescence," as you mentioned. The everyday journey of being a male-- alternately mundane, exciting, hilarious, scary, even touching.

It is difficult to pin this feeling of authenticity on a single aspect of the show, but kudos to the studio because whatever they did it definitely works.

I'm glad to see someone else enjoyed it as much as I did. Maybe I'm not well-traveled enough online to accurately know, but it sure seems like it isn't talked about very much.

NotDolphy | 11-02-14, 9:37 AM
Great post! I was worried the topic wouldn't get any response. Now if only I could write something up myself...

NICOtine- | 09-04-14, 12:10 PM
knight of the reliquary is gonna go up b/c allied fetches? agree/disagree

murdererofgloom | 08-20-14, 9:15 AM
for fantasy anime with okayish worldbuilding check out: juuni kokuki, seirei no moribito, possibly kemono no souja erin.

murdererofgloom | 08-20-14, 9:12 AM
sorry about the disappointing answer but i've just read the essays about his three laws when the 2nd one went up on quiet discourse. and i'm no writer and no big book reader either. mostly agree with the first law but i think there are minority cases when you can solve problems with soft magic satisfactorily depending on what effect you seek. obviously agree with the second law but i think it is less important in what he describes as "soft magic systems" in the first article. the third law is something i value hugely but i feel like there aren't a lot of anime that actually go in depth with worldbuilding and my standards for the medium are lower because of that. i was interested in reading some of his books but hell it's all 10 volumes long or something. any recommendation of a comparatively short read with worldbuilding exploring in-depth the logical consequences of small changes / fantastic elements?

Gonzo-lewd | 08-15-14, 11:50 PM
Well, we need to figure out how to structure it, so we're in no need in a rush.

Gonzo-lewd | 08-14-14, 9:02 PM
You know, since Veronin is too stressed with school, we both could still go with that podcast idea we've had.

Don_Don_Kun | 08-05-14, 4:45 PM
Heya, Ikuhara is easily my favourite anime director so I'm glad to hear that you're a fan of his style as well!

Anyhow, by the sounds of it I'm assuming you're more interested in Ikuhara's contributions to Sailor Moon than the actual show so I'd probably suggest following a path like this if you want to see everything he's worked on.

Definitely watch/re-watch Ikuhara's episodes from the first season since - with the exception of the finale - they're all standalone and showcase his talents with storyboarding and visual humour. The episodes that Ikuhara directed are: 6, 11, 15, 21, 26, 31 (one of the funniest episodes in the entire franchise IMO), 36, 46 (the two-part finale, so if you want to watch it you'll have to watch 45-46).

After that, I'd suggest checking out the Black Moon arc in R (you can skip the Doom Tree one since it was uninspired content used to give Takeuchi more time to write her manga). Something to note though was that even though R was when Ikuhara assumed the role of head director, his influence wasn't that strong in that season as most of his efforts were on the movie (where he basically goes all out with his stylistic flourishes, much like Adolescence of Utena). I wouldn't recommend watching Sailor Moon S without seeing that arc of R since there are many important characters and events that impact the series as a whole.

Watching the R movie and S seasons should be a no-brainer since Toei gave Ikuhara a ton of creative freedom there and both products are seamlessly defined by his creative direction.

Although it's the most widely-hated season in the franchise, I'd still suggest watching SuperS as well. Despite Toei limiting Ikuhara's freedom in this one (which caused him to leave and form Be-Papas to start working on Utena), there were still pockets of his stylistic touches and ideas...some of which were things you'd never see nowadays in a children's show. The season is by-large uneven - with a handful of sub-par episodes - but it also contains some truly imaginative sequences and is thematically solid.

**This is more just an FYI, since by the final season, Sailor Stars, Ikuhara had already left Toei and Igarashi assumed the role of head director. If by this point you either find yourself attached to the cast, want to see proper closure on the franchise or are curious in seeing Igarashi's succession of the Ikuhara school, then give Stars a spin. It's a good season in and of itself, though the response is rather divided on this one (although the same could be said about most Sailor Moon seasons).

Hopefully that helps! If you do end up watching Sailor Moon I'd be interested in hearing your thoughts on it!

Veronin | 08-05-14, 11:15 AM
I understand. But my first two posts, while a bit on the aggressive side, did push the discussion forward, right? That's why I found it slightly upsetting that the nature of my posts was being attacked as if it was better for me to leave no post at all. I just can't put in the time and effort to creating a huge post substantiating every single statement I make. Not only is No Game No Life an anime I'm not particularly interested in, but with that level of depth it would make more sense for me to just write a review. I'm more interested in a conversation than a debate, I suppose. I think most of QD is probably the same.

lpf | 08-05-14, 12:55 AM
nope ive been doing impossible manual labour

Gonzo-lewd | 08-04-14, 4:38 PM
:3

Gonzo-lewd | 08-04-14, 3:35 PM
Your long forum posts on QD makes me nice and hard~

lpf | 07-20-14, 6:09 AM
hahahaha MY MEMORY i can't believe i forgot about that

Miraclezify | 07-20-14, 4:06 AM
Been pretty damn exciting. Didn't expect Vici to do so well. They're my second favourite after DK. I think DK still has a shot, but otherwise Newbee will probably take it. Biggest surprise was Liquid even taking games to be honest. Was glad Arrow could take a couple games since they're my favourite SEA team as well.

Yeah I was disappointed with Alliance. I put them in my top 6 in my compendium but I suppose rat doto doesn't work as well any more.

nil- | 07-19-14, 11:41 AM
Yo! So how's progress on the whatchamacallit? Need anymore help?

nil- | 07-13-14, 6:43 PM
Okay done watching it, so lemme know whenever you're free to discuss how we'll do this review (formatting, divvying up tasks, what core elements of Kawaisou to emphasize, etc.).

nil- | 07-12-14, 11:34 PM
Welp, time to marathon and then start writing. :)

nil- | 07-12-14, 2:35 PM
Yo! Do you have any other series you're interested in reviewing excluding Saikyou Densetsu Kurosawa? I'm just curious since another member in the club already has the top review spot for the series, and it may be better to write a review on another series that would more appreciate the gud writing. If not, SDK is fine too.

I'm completely free today and tomorrow, so if you have any suggestions I'd be totally willing to help contribute to the review, and I'm sure we have a bunch of editors/ppl willing to assist too. (if you have time, jumping on IRC today/tomorrow to discuss would be awesome)

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