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02-21-13, 11:20 PM

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Shaduge said:
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Hahaha no.

Whenever I see that scene, it feels like I'm the one getting a hit to the head.
That's what I call a gift, from the authors to akane, it's not that she was able to do it because of her skills in combat or intelligence -which we keep hearing about since the beginning of the show but never see anything that proves it- , she did it because the authors wanted so. I'm pretty sure makashima could have dodged it but hey, if the authors want him to freeze and act surprised, he'll freeze and act surprised. Btw what's a single example supposed to prove?

You do realize that all of these characters do things because the author wants them to, right? They aren't real people, but characters that were written by the screenwriter for that episode.

Kind of a strange type of anthropomorphism, treating characters as if they have some kind of life outside of what the author writes for them. I guess it is a testament to how well written the characters are. If they seem that real to you, the author has done a good job.
 
02-21-13, 11:21 PM

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Quality only got real bad at the very end there. Still an acceptable quality wasn't that big of a deal.

This is currently the only show I am truly looking forward to watching each week it is too bad it only has 4 more episodes.. I just hope it maintains this superb quality until the end.
 
02-21-13, 11:26 PM

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If he knew it was inferior before the release, then why did he release it?
That's like a chef knowing he's preparing a mediocre dish, but he serves it anyway. Apologizing to the customer is too little, too late when they've already eaten the crappy meal.

Because the show is in a time slot on a TV network. You don't have the luxury of saying, "No, we won't be putting out a show this week because there are four or five scenes where the art is off and a few problems with the animation. I guess you'll have to show something else in that half hour spot."

Many shows run into time crunches. I seem to recall reading that a recent anime movie was finished on the day it was released in theaters! (That wouldn't have been possible before digital projection!)
 
02-21-13, 11:30 PM

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I'm so glad they are remaking it. The quality of this ep was absolutely depressing.
 
02-21-13, 11:37 PM

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zensunni said:
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If he knew it was inferior before the release, then why did he release it?
That's like a chef knowing he's preparing a mediocre dish, but he serves it anyway. Apologizing to the customer is too little, too late when they've already eaten the crappy meal.

Because the show is in a time slot on a TV network. You don't have the luxury of saying, "No, we won't be putting out a show this week because there are four or five scenes where the art is off and a few problems with the animation. I guess you'll have to show something else in that half hour spot."

Many shows run into time crunches. I seem to recall reading that a recent anime movie was finished on the day it was released in theaters! (That wouldn't have been possible before digital projection!)


Also this isn't 1985 anymore people have bigger expectations of what they are gonna see when they watch an anime and even bigger expectations when they are gonna watch an anime movie/CG movie.

I think the anime industry is slowly collapsing in on itself. I read an article a long time ago about how manga artists have RIDICULOUS work hours and dont get paid enough and even then the finished project never truly is what they wanted due to budget cuts and whatever, this is only amplified when you try to animate something which requires a ton more effort than a manga not to mention a ton more money.

The question is now can you really justify spending all this money and effort creating a top notch anime like the past when your profits aren't guaranteed? This is why we get sooo many moeshit anime each every season there is always like 3 or more every season! Its cause they are cheaper to produce and still draw in an audience to some degree. There are some comparisons here to the video game industry. Nobody is willing to risk something new because the risk for loss is just too much.

Eventually though the consumer will get tired and you either innovate or your market slowly disappears. I wonder how many more years of Call of Duties and Elder Scroll copycats the consumers can take... And I wonder how many more K-Ons and Fairy Tails the consumer can take.. Only time will tell..
 
02-21-13, 11:48 PM

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Very disappointing. I've dropped the my rating down further because of this.

I already thought Psycho-Pass is subpar to other anime Urobuchi has done. Fate/Zero and Madoka Magica are so much better and Madoka is also an original (not an adaptation project) anime to boot!

The director should have seriously taken a 1 week hiatus to fix the quality like GaruPan did for episode 6, instead of thinking a subpar episode 18 was decent to even air.

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This is why we get sooo many moeshit anime each every season there is always like 3 or more every season! Its cause they are cheaper to produce and still draw in an audience to some degree.


Wow another moe hater... this is getting pretty old guys. So do you think KyoAni spends significantly less money to produce anime than other animation studios?
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02-21-13, 11:58 PM

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Very disappointing. I've dropped the my rating down further because of this.

I already thought Psycho-Pass is subpar to other anime Urobuchi has done. Fate/Zero and Madoka Magica are so much better and Madoka is also an original (not an adaptation project) anime to boot!

The director should have seriously taken a 1 week hiatus to fix the quality like GaruPan did for episode 6, instead of thinking a subpar episode 18 was decent to even air.


I agree Fate/Zero was much better than Psycho Pass I wasn't really a fan of Madoka but I can see how people would be it is certainly better than say Sailor Moon or other shows in that same genre. And I actually did watch it all the way through.

But for what I have offered to me right now.. I would say Psycho Pass is the best currently airing anime. I mean what else do I have to turn too? Magi?(although I do find myself entertained by this), Naruto(hell no..), One Piece(like once a month I can stand this), that show about the psychics or whatever(I watch it sometimes its kinda interesting a little bit)..There is really nothing else out there currently that appeals to my interests.
 
02-22-13, 12:05 AM

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But for what I have offered to me right now.. I would say Psycho Pass is the best currently airing anime. I mean what else do I have to turn too? Magi?(although I do find myself entertained by this), Naruto(hell no..), One Piece(like once a month I can stand this), that show about the psychics or whatever(I watch it sometimes its kinda interesting a little bit)..There is really nothing else out there currently that appeals to my interests.


Try Love Live! I decided to get out of my bubble and try the first Moe exclusive show, and I was pleasantly surprised by it
 
02-22-13, 12:11 AM

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lobe said:
But for what I have offered to me right now.. I would say Psycho Pass is the best currently airing anime. I mean what else do I have to turn too? Magi?(although I do find myself entertained by this), Naruto(hell no..), One Piece(like once a month I can stand this), that show about the psychics or whatever(I watch it sometimes its kinda interesting a little bit)..There is really nothing else out there currently that appeals to my interests.


I don't agree with Psycho-Pass being the best anime currently airing... but it's not the worst one indeed. That's the beauty of people having different tastes in anime. The world would be boring if everyone liked what you liked.

There are many anime currently airing this season. It's a wonder why you don't have many to look forward to when you restrict yourself to certain genres.

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This is why we get sooo many moeshit anime each every season there is always like 3 or more every season!


I respect your taste in anime but calling moe, "shit" is just plain disrespectful to people who actually like moe.
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02-22-13, 12:12 AM

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O_O I'm so glad, I really thought the quality was going downhill! YAY!! :D x
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02-22-13, 12:21 AM

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Ejc said:
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But for what I have offered to me right now.. I would say Psycho Pass is the best currently airing anime. I mean what else do I have to turn too? Magi?(although I do find myself entertained by this), Naruto(hell no..), One Piece(like once a month I can stand this), that show about the psychics or whatever(I watch it sometimes its kinda interesting a little bit)..There is really nothing else out there currently that appeals to my interests.


I don't agree with Psycho-Pass being the best anime currently airing... but it's not the worst one indeed. That's the beauty of people having different tastes in anime. The world would be boring if everyone liked what you liked.

There are many anime currently airing this season. It's a wonder why you don't have many to look forward to when you restrict yourself to certain genres.

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This is why we get sooo many moeshit anime each every season there is always like 3 or more every season!


I respect your taste in anime but calling moe, "shit" is just plain disrespectful to people who actually like moe.


Meh whatever you can like your moe. I will probably never like it, it makes me cringe every time.

Also there are only so many genres. There is only one or two shonan released a year on average that at least peaks my interest to some level. I at least try to give all the new shonans a chance when they come out. I wont watch anything with moe although a show that doesn't have its main premise focused around that I could give a chance an example of a show that incorporated some genres I generally don't like but still kept me interested is Steins Gate. But those types of shows are very far and inbetween.

There aren't very many Monsters or Fate/Zeros or Bakemono Gataris or Cowboy Bebops or Ghost in the Shells or Akiras released each year.. I love all those shows and they dont all necessarily fit the same genre and have all the same themes.
 
02-22-13, 12:29 AM

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lobe said:
Meh whatever you can like your moe. I will probably never like it, it makes me cringe every time.


That is fair enough. I don't specifically look for moe in every anime I watch. I've seen plenty that has no moe in it at all. I guess it's a bonus when an anime has some element of moe in it.

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Also there are only so many genres. There is only one or two shonan released a year on average that at least peaks my interest to some level. I at least try to give all the new shonans a chance when they come out. I wont watch anything with moe although a show that doesn't have its main premise focused around that I could give a chance an example of a show that incorporated some genres I generally don't like but still kept me interested is Steins Gate. But those types of shows are very far and inbetween.

There aren't very many Monsters or Fate/Zeros or Bakemono Gataris or Cowboy Bebops or Ghost in the Shells or Akiras released each year.. I love all those shows and they dont all necessarily fit the same genre and have all the same themes.


What is shonan btw? Yes, I already get that you don't like moe. It's good that you at least give an anime a chance even if it has the tiniest bit of moe in it and not the main central theme.

I also liked Steins;Gate, Fate/Zero, Bakemonogatari... but i've never seen Monster, Cowboy Bebop, Ghost in the Shell or Akira. Perhaps i'll give them a chance...
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02-22-13, 12:34 AM

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at least it's still watchable and not as bad as Magi's latest episodes.


Magi's animation has been total piss since episode 1. Only reason I love it so much is the characters and setting. My score will probably drop once the anime ends and I read the manga.

Also Fairy Tail's has been shit a long while too, but that is kinda understandable since its a long running series and probably budget issues.

Well I finished this episode and I must say it was like watching the TV version of episode 5 from Reborn again.
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02-22-13, 12:40 AM

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Ejc said:
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Meh whatever you can like your moe. I will probably never like it, it makes me cringe every time.


That is fair enough. I don't specifically look for moe in every anime I watch. I've seen plenty that has no moe in it at all. I guess it's a bonus when an anime has some element of moe in it.

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Also there are only so many genres. There is only one or two shonan released a year on average that at least peaks my interest to some level. I at least try to give all the new shonans a chance when they come out. I wont watch anything with moe although a show that doesn't have its main premise focused around that I could give a chance an example of a show that incorporated some genres I generally don't like but still kept me interested is Steins Gate. But those types of shows are very far and inbetween.

There aren't very many Monsters or Fate/Zeros or Bakemono Gataris or Cowboy Bebops or Ghost in the Shells or Akiras released each year.. I love all those shows and they dont all necessarily fit the same genre and have all the same themes.


What is shonan btw? Yes, I already get that you don't like moe. It's good that you at least give an anime a chance even if it has the tiniest bit of moe in it and not the main central theme.

I also liked Steins;Gate, Fate/Zero, Bakemonogatari... but i've never seen Monster, Cowboy Bebop, Ghost in the Shell or Akira. Perhaps i'll give them a chance...


Shonan is something like Naruto or Fairy Tail at least in my mind.

Where they are "action" anime but actually are more like comedy's and have like maybe 10-20 seconds of action in each episode if any at all and the rest is stall, Naruto's stall has gotten even worse than DBZ from what I hear. Whats the point in watching an anime for the action when it doesn't even have the action? I mean shonas storys are usually all pretty much the same. Big bad does something bad and then omnipotent hero goes and gets more and more powerful and destroys said big bad, there is usually some emo character in there, some sexy female usually about 16 but with the body of a 25 year old.. I could go on all day about the problems I have with shonan.

Also I just found a show that I took interest in gonna give it a shot called Mushiishi I heard about it a while ago but never got around to it and forgot about it. Looks kinda interesting, kinda like House of five leaves type feel or something from what I get from the description and I liked House of leaves.
 
02-22-13, 12:43 AM

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at least it's still watchable and not as bad as Magi's latest episodes.


Magi's animation has been total piss since episode 1. Only reason I love it so much is the characters and setting. My score will probably drop once the anime ends and I read the manga.

Also Fairy Tail's has been shit a long while too, but that is kinda understandable since its a long running series and probably budget issues.

Well I finished this episode and I must say it was like watching the TV version of episode 5 from Reborn again.


I disagree, the animation quality in Magi is alright I mean it could be a hell of a lot worse. Also the faces are pretty well drawn in Magi some of the best I have seen in a while at least from what I can remember.

Speaking of Hitman Reborn that show is probably in my top 20 worst shows ever made.
 
02-22-13, 1:09 AM

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All of the budget went into Makishima's bared legs in the last episode.


Seconded. His legs were looking really "expensive"...
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02-22-13, 1:30 AM

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I wonder when will A-1 apologize for all the shit they've done.


They never will unfortunately. Don't know what they're half-assing Magi's animation, but they actually do a pretty dang good job with Uta no Prince. I don't even like reverse harems but I watched that because the animation was beautiful. I wonder why there's a such a big difference between Utapri and Magi (and even some parts of SAO had bad animation).

I'm glad that the director apologizes for it though, because it shows that he really cares about the quality and realizes it would disappoint the fans.
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02-22-13, 4:00 AM

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at least it's still watchable and not as bad as Magi's latest episodes.


True dat.

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Just did a quick skim.. Mahou Shojo is targeted to pedophile muslim extremists that live in california
 
02-22-13, 5:27 AM

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But for what I have offered to me right now.. I would say Psycho Pass is the best currently airing anime. I mean what else do I have to turn too? Magi?(although I do find myself entertained by this), Naruto(hell no..), One Piece(like once a month I can stand this), that show about the psychics or whatever(I watch it sometimes its kinda interesting a little bit)..There is really nothing else out there currently that appeals to my interests.
Do yourself a favor and start watching Space Brothers and Hunter x Hunter (2011). HxH is being animated by Madhouse, so the animation is pretty amazing so far (67 eps till now, consistent animation quality). Add to that a great source material..
Space Brothers is more mature without any school setting or teenagers, but it's still SoL and comedy, and pretty amazing at that.

Those are the 2 best anime that are airing currently, for me at least.

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Good thing I put it on-hold before knowing that it's gonna have bad animation. (though I think it'd be acceptable if the plot of the episode is interesting)

Btw, do we have to wait for the BDs or is it gonna air soon with better animation? Any news of that yet?
 
02-22-13, 5:58 AM

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Yeah, I see now what he meant.
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