Discussion in 'Anime & Manga Discussion' started by HHHNNNGGG, Oct 8, 2016.
I just started Girls und Panzer and I have to say, I think it's what Haifuri should've been.
Good thing I watched Panzer but not Haifuri then.
Oh fuck, Tenshi is back.
Spoiler: two cents
Haifuri was okay-ish as it is, however the problem IMO is the show not deciding what it is, supposedly naval battles at the beginning and then (d)evolving into some grim sci-fi thingy at the end, along with that Saving Private RyanMoeka stuff.
GuP on the other hand stayed true to form till the end, just showing tank battles along with your occasional smattering of SoL, which I find much more interesting to watch (maybe that's just me).
So I'm basically saying that Haifuri should've just focused on the battles stuff (or naval battles as a sport) and shouldn't have segued into some other thing. But then again they're having a collaboration with World of Warships, so, second season with more naval battle focus?
Yes, I am.
Hmm, would there be any recommendations for the upcoming season?
The last season appeared to be quite a disappointing season; hence I did drop about 50% of all the shows after watching the first 3 to 6 episodes.
I assume anime creators did lose their inspiration, producing generic garbage in order to generate income for the industry that happens to stand behind, or as one might rather say, above it.
Meanwhile, I find myself passing the time inbetween seasons watching Toradora aswell as Scrapped Princess.
Both shows seem highly recommendable.
Rule 1: Sex sells
Rule 2: Producers want to sell
This ends up creating a lot more content based around fanservice or character-selling (so they can sex it up with the merch alone at home)
Also, since their main target audience is teenagers, you get the school setting a lot.
School setting itself doesn't necessarily mean that it's bad though, but it's just that the source material nowadays aren't really that interesting.
Hibike Euphonium that recently finished its second season did pretty well in storytelling, although KyoAni yuribaited the shit out of that show, it was still a nice story bar a few character neglects towards the end. I'm probably biased because I was once in concert band and kinda miss the whole playing-together thing (interestingly I played both the trombone and the euphonium, and the bass for a very short period of time)
Anyway, just don't get your hopes up for mindblowing storytelling. There's probably not gonna be one for a long time.
Actually after watching YGO abridged I immediately went on to DBZ abridged. It is great, although (imo) nowhere near YGO abridged. DBZ abridged is more like the regular show, only with banter, insults and jokes. Ygo abridged is more like a comedy show, where each character is basically Super Kami Guru. Also the guy who did YGO abridged voices Frieza in DBZ abridged.
DBZA improves with every single episode. By the time you get to episode 56 it's just near-constant side-splitting.
Watched Towa No Quon, twas alright.
Rewatched Kiddy Grade, Tetsuwan Birdy, and Kure-nai, still amazing.
Watched the sequel to Kiddy Grade, Kiddy Girl-and, twas utter garbage.
Watched Phantom The Animation, bad.
I don't have internet right now (on mobile atm) so I'm not gonna bother extending my views.
I didnt know other people who had seen Kiddy Grade existed.
I agree the sequel is utter garbage. It is completely unable to sustain any sort of tone.
I've waited way too long to watch the Fate series. Should I watch the DEEN adaptations after the ufotable ones?
They are both shit. DEEN is less shit. Watch DEENs Fate route as a different route/timeline kinda deal, which is actually a major part of the Nasuverse. DEENs UBW sacrificed story for action, but it is almost an 1:1 adaption otherwise, unlike the shit ufotable managed to spew out.
This is after you've read the LN I suppose.
If you have no context of LN or any background of the storyline, ufotable has better art and flashy fight scenes.
And while you're watching Fate/ series, might as well watch Fate/Zero first.
What do you guys think of this, then? https://www.reddit.com/r/anime/wiki/seriesfaq-fate
I've seen mixed reviews of deen adaptations saying to not watch it at all, but I am planning to after the ufotable adaptations for an alternative story.
The general popular opinion is that DEEN's one was terrible.
I haven't watched DEEN's version, so I cannot comment. I have, however, watched ufotable's and ufotable's art is a lot more pleasant to watch compared to DEEN's one (simply because DEEN's one was made really long ago and the art isn't as high-budget as UNLIMITED BUDGET WORKS)
*VN. Yes, reading the VN, and knowing the universe with it makes you heavily biased.
Zero is to be watched after the sequel for the full experience.
The thing is, the DEEN adaption is (to be treated as) less of an adaption, and more of a "4th route". this is entirely plausible within the universe it plays in. The DEEN movie of UBW is (minus the cut story in favour of the action parts) a 1:1 adaption, while the ufotable version has alterations and took liberties. Massive in my book.
And the worst of all, they altered the most memorable quote of the route, the most memorable fight, and the most memorable opening. Which brings me to the conclusion: fuck ufotable.
If you didn't read the VN, you'll probably enjoy it regardless. Personally, I felt insulted.
Ahh yes VN, I brainfarted there.
Anyway, it's just the source vs adaptation thing.
VN is the complete package if you really want to get into the nasuverse. But if you casual and just wanna watch some bunch of legendary heroes duke it out, just go ufotable for ease of access. (Unrelated, but they're also adapting a Heaven's Feel (another route of the VN) for a 3-part movie)
I had a friend who watched F/Z before knowing any of the fate series and liked it over UBW-ufotable. He hates Shirou as a character (something about being too idealistic etc).
Ufotable's UBW has massive pacing issues. And I dont mean long term stuff. There is just something horribly wrong with the way action and dialogue are timed.
I dont think there is a point to "getting into" fate unless you want to read it. If you prefer watching things as anime, there is not that much material around to be getting into. All the adaptations have massive issues. The only really good one is Faze/zero, and that is because it is quintessentially non-canon. Fate may be big, but Fate in anime is barely medium, so just start where you will and it will work out.
Unless you came for Kaleid, of course.
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