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Aug 14, 2:35 PM
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hell no, that belongs to vinland saga imo
 
Aug 14, 7:17 PM
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No, although it is in my top 4 alongside SnK, Vinland and Mob II.

Let's be honest, no one would be making these topics had it not had a ridiculous amount of hype over it's last 5 minutes of the most recent episode. Some of it was warranted, but up until then, it was a solid battle shounen with some great visuals and a nice OST, but nothing more.

It needs consistently good episodes and a unique selling point that make it stand out from others in the same genre. Fancy visuals on their own aren't going to do that.
 
Aug 15, 8:09 AM

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No Shounen can ever be "best of ..." to me, I don't like the genre.

 
Aug 15, 8:14 AM

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it'll be a nomination, but not a winner.
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is this a male gender issure...human issue...mental illness perhaps?
 
Aug 15, 8:22 AM

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Not even close honestly. One episode doesn't make up for an entire season and s far the show has been a decent one but nothing beyond that.
 
Aug 15, 8:24 AM
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Its a typical shounen anime. It doesn't bring anything new to the table, its not trying to be innovative as a shounen manga/anime, everything is based on tropes that we've seen hundreds and thousands of times in different shounen animes. The only reason it gets hyped is due to Ufotable's good adaptation. The series itself is average at most, I don't really understand how would it be classified as "the anime of the year" if every year you can find a dozen of these lurking around with the exact same tropes and gimmicks.
 
Aug 16, 1:04 AM
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I think it's not the best anime of 2019. The show was not that very appealing for me, specially during the Drum House Arc. The arc was boring and does not stand out much for me. Vinland Saga has a high chance, along with Dororo.
 
Aug 16, 1:10 AM

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The anime is good but is not best anime of 2019. The animation is amazing but the story not really.

 
Aug 16, 1:33 AM

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It's definitely one of the best this year so far,for me

Just in case if you're absolutely blind:
For me

Got it?!
FOR ME


And not just because of episode 19, I've been really enjoying it since the first episode

The animation, the story, the characters, the OST, everything is amazing in this anime
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Aug 16, 1:35 AM
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guess i have to watch Demon salyer.
But is it really that good?
 
Aug 16, 1:38 AM
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I'm not totally caught up with it, but as of episode 14, it hasn't really kept my interest. That's why I've fallen so far behind on it; I'm just not excited to watch it every week. I can understand why it has its fans, but I don't think it comes close to best anime of the year, at least not for me. I doubt it'll even be in my top 20, honestly.
I recommend you keep watching, I had the same issue until I caught up.
 
Aug 16, 1:41 AM

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palm-tree said:
I'm not totally caught up with it, but as of episode 14, it hasn't really kept my interest. That's why I've fallen so far behind on it; I'm just not excited to watch it every week. I can understand why it has its fans, but I don't think it comes close to best anime of the year, at least not for me. I doubt it'll even be in my top 20, honestly.


I'd say give it another chance yet, where you left off, that's where basically the best part begins
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Aug 16, 1:41 AM

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I like Demon Slayer, but I gotta be honest. It would just be another shounen if it wasn't for ufotable.
 
Aug 16, 2:57 AM

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Most definitely not, come on. It's totally ass compared to other shows this year.
 
Aug 16, 4:02 AM

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guess i have to watch Demon salyer.
But is it really that good?


It's just another typical shounen anime. The plot is average. You may like if you're big fan of awesome animated actions tho.
 
Aug 16, 4:22 AM

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No. People are hyped because of the animation (wich i personally don't like many of the times, it's like I'm watching a videogame cinematic...) but the actual story is the one of a pretty mediocre battle shounen.

If you want a well animated show to be AOTY then you have Mob psycho 100 2


 
Aug 16, 4:28 AM
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It's really really great, but this year is just so goddamn amazing (TPM,MP2,Vinland Saga) it can still compete tho
 
Aug 16, 4:40 AM

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Does MC ever stop having whiny monologues? His VA really grates when he does that.
 
Aug 16, 4:47 AM
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In my opinion it's one of the best this year. It was already enjoyable but the latest ep made it even better. At least Tanjiro's power up made sense.
 
Aug 16, 4:55 AM

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Best animation? Hands down (at least so far).
Best overall show? I'm afraid not. There have been better shows like Mob Psycho 100 2, YnN, also the currently airing Vinland saga looks very promising.
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Aug 16, 5:23 AM

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Does MC ever stop having whiny monologues? His VA really grates when he does that.

Nope unfortunately .
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Aug 16, 5:27 AM

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SNK Season 3 part 2 and Vinland Saga still exists.






 
Aug 16, 5:59 AM
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Boku no Hero s4 will be the best show when it comes out later this year.
 
Aug 16, 6:02 AM

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I totally loved the concept of Demon slayer. Worth to watch and wait for the next episode. It doesn't make sense when you are picking some anime that didn't qualify to be one of it. This anime had shown a total package and impact for everyone.
 
Aug 16, 6:59 AM
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laviha said:
MajinSage said:
guess i have to watch Demon salyer.
But is it really that good?


It's just another typical shounen anime. The plot is average. You may like if you're big fan of awesome animated actions tho.
alright, I'll give it a try
Thanks for the Advise 👍
 
Aug 16, 7:26 AM

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I put this in the same bracket as owari no seraph, average to above average, nothing more. I love plot that has mystery element in at, as well as being a good thriller series, plot doesn't even have to be complicated.

These simple plot like my hero and kimetsu just doesn't hold my attention anymore.
 
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It definitely have great executions and some incredible moments, but the plot is still nowhere to be AOTY compared to Mob Psycho 100, SNK, YNN, etc (especially Mob). Even Vinland Saga felt more exciting to me than i have ever been with KNY.

Not to mention the slow pacing, and the comedy is sometimes too much. I understand where you get the idea of kimetsu being an AOTY tho.
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Aug 16, 8:20 AM

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KnY has really come a long way in popularity for people to start calling it overrated, it's almost touching. Episode 19's hype wasn't expected at all by me, since the fight is forgettable compared to what's to come, but the adaptation is so good it made the episode one of people's "favorites of all time." I'd say it's a contender for AOTY, but S2 and beyond is where it'd really begin earning that spot easier.

I still have my eye on Vinland Saga's adaptation as well.
 
Aug 16, 8:48 AM

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No, AoT S3 Part 2, Mob Psycho S2 or Boku no Hero S4 will fight for that, I didnt see anyone talk about demon slayer since ep1, only now because the 19th episode is hyped as fk. (Demon slayer is great, but nothing compared to AoT, Mob Psycho or boku no hero)
 
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I'd say give it another chance yet, where you left off, that's where basically the best part begins

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I recommend you keep watching, I had the same issue until I caught up.


I'm not necessarily planning to drop it. It's decent enough for what it is. I just don't feel like it's doing anything special right now, and the characters are all really unlikable. I'm sure they'll be developed more as the series progresses, but as things are now, it's not holding my interest. If it improves, great! I hope I'll be glad I stuck with it.
 
Aug 16, 8:57 AM

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IDK I still haven't seen it yet. But I'll have to say that competition is going to be very strong this year.

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Aug 16, 9:44 AM

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If this is the best 2019 has to offer then i am terrified of the worst.
 
Aug 16, 9:59 AM
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I'm assuming you watched ForneverWorld's newest video related to the serie in order to came up with this.

It's not, Kaguya-Sama is the best of the year.
 
Aug 16, 10:00 AM
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I think you watched ForneverWorld's video related to the serie in order to came up with this.

It's not, Kaguya-Sama is my pick and i really hope it win.


No I didn’t I mean I don’t even know who he is.
 
Aug 16, 10:07 AM

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No lmao. This has to be a joke, right?
 
Aug 16, 12:00 PM

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virde said:
Does MC ever stop having whiny monologues? His VA really grates when he does that.
God I hate his monologues too. I am sure most of shounen protagonists monologue but I don't remember anyone being this corny...
 
Aug 16, 12:19 PM
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well I love it, but at least for me it is really hard to decide between all the 2019 anime. There are lots of good ones
 
Aug 16, 12:21 PM

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I think the fight in the recent episode is one of the best fights we're going to see this year, but I doubt it's the best anime

 
Aug 16, 1:41 PM
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Far from it.People are overreacting after watching the ep 19.It's a decent shounen with fantastic animation,but that's it.People need to watch more anime.
 
Aug 16, 1:49 PM

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i'm like 7 episodes behind but if there aren't serious improvements to the show's storytelling then...

lol nope
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Aug 16, 2:11 PM

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i'm like 7 episodes behind but if there aren't serious improvements to the show's storytelling then...

lol nope
I was like you and decided to continue it because of the insane hype episode 19 is getting and the episode 15-19 arc is really good , but it is not as great as people say it is
 
Aug 16, 2:48 PM
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No, AoT S3 Part 2, Mob Psycho S2 or Boku no Hero S4 will fight for that, I didnt see anyone talk about demon slayer since ep1, only now because the 19th episode is hyped as fk. (Demon slayer is great, but nothing compared to AoT, Mob Psycho or boku no hero)


To be fair, you can't really start calling shows like MHA the AOTY when it hasn't even started airing yet. It's the same with people who are proclaiming Vinland Saga their AOTY when it's still only 6 episodes in.

Sure, if the manga is adapted well, then they'll both be great, but it's never a sure thing.
 
Aug 16, 3:19 PM
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It's been one of the top 2 or 3 most enjoyed for me. It matters not at all to me if it's the best.
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Aug 16, 3:42 PM

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Anime of the year =/= Having an episode with god tier animation + doing the power boost right.
If anything, I would say demon slayer is animation of the year.
 
Aug 16, 3:45 PM

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It's good but certainly not AOTY material.
 
Aug 16, 3:49 PM

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No, absolutely not.

"Given" is the best thing so far this year.
 
Aug 16, 3:50 PM
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So far for me its...
1. AoT S3P2
2. Promised Neverland
3. Run with the Wind
4. Mob Psycho 100 II
5. Kimetsu no Yaiba
And we still got MHA S4, food wars, psycho-pass 3, chihayafuru s3, etc. in the fall
 
Aug 16, 3:58 PM

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between dororo, neverland, mob 2, boogiepop, vinland... nah not a chance
if KnY had kept going with the muzan plot, then maybe. that was the highlight of the season for me
not even sure why episode 19 of all things is the one that broke mal, but whatever
 
Aug 16, 4:00 PM

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Episode 19 is amazing, so much so that I even started the thread "Episode 19 is One of the Best In Shounen."

However, I don't think it's anime of the year unless they choose not to count continuations like SnK S3 P2 or MP100 II
 
Aug 16, 4:06 PM
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Not really lol. I would say that best anime of this year will be JoJo part 5 or Vinland saga.
 
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