What (anime) are you watching?

chronodekar

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I finished watching the first season of "My Hero Academia". First time I'm seeing this and, well, I knew the series was popular, but I did *not* expect there to be 5 seasons of it out! Sheesq. Have I been living under a rock or something? (Don't answer that!)

Simply put, this was a lot of fun to watch. A lot of the focus of the show is on Deku (or Midoriya), but we have enough tangents with the other classmates/characters (especially All Might), that I'm growing certain expectations. Point I"m making is that the rest of the class is not unknown (like some other anime). It looks like there is a plan to use the different cast for different things in the series.

The tension between Midoriya and Bakugou is amusing and baffling. I find that charming. i.e. Bakugou's anger really does not make sense. He's just holding a grudge just because Midoriya isn't being as he expected him to be. To the show's credit, that's all it is and they take pains to make it obvious (At least, I will be *very* shocked if it turns out that Bakugou had another *reason* to be angry). Speaking of Bakugou, it is remarkable that he is not a hot-headed idiot. Yes, he appears to start out that way, but there are points in the season where he displays remarkable intelligence and thinking. Not genius or tactician level smarts, but just simple common sense that I can't remember seeing too often in other anime with similar muscle/power characters.

My favorite character (besides Deku & All Might) is Iida. He is an amazing class representative and awesome leader. Yes, he is very strict (a bit of an overkill), but it is obvious that he means well and truly cares for his classmates. In the very last episode when he announces "Your class rep has returned. I've fulfilled my duty and I've brought reinforcements!" - that was just cool and awesome. Go Iida!

The scene when Uraraka comments that "Deku" is a nice name and Midoriya embraces it - that was just cute. They are, as I understand the canon couple. Which is (so far) decently done (this is a Shounen anime, so I am not expecting a romance story - but what we have here is nice to see). As an "alternate" pairing, I find myself thinking of Midoriya and Asui. Or do we call her Sui? I'm not quite sure. Her official name is Tsuyu Asui but she perfers to be called Sui? That feels weird. A better explanation is that I misheard what she said.

I need to binge season 2 next. Hope its as good as season 1! Heck, I might just use some of the cast from this show as my desktop wallpaper background now. :D

-chronodekar
 

seitora

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Watched the first season of My Next Life as a Villainess

It was surprisingly light-hearted and cute and not at all dark outside of the inevitable cerberus syndrome final few episodes that these shows seem to like to pick up. Though I'm astounded by the new lows to which Catarina goes in her denseness to all the love interests around her. She's more dense than a neutron star. The fandom name of Bakarina totally fits her.

I guess if I was to write a fanfic with My Life as a Villainess...it'd have to be something really nice and sweet where Catarina brings Maria into the fold of the nobles when they're all young, instead of when they're all in the magic academy


There actually is a discussion topic. It's just that it's like pulling teeth to get people on the Discord to post here anymore, so that one's gone fairly unused.
 

seitora

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And watched the second season of My Next Life as a Villainess up to episode 9, so now I have to wait for the last 3(?) episodes to still release.

The post-credits scene on episode 6 is absolutely adorable. Mildly surprised they had a genderbent scene in episode 7, even if it was in a fantasy scenario.
 

BtML

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Pretty much watched Girls und Panzer again, and decided to finally see the all the OVA's and das Finale's part 1 and 2.
 

MnemoD

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And watched the second season of My Next Life as a Villainess up to episode 9, so now I have to wait for the last 3(?) episodes to still release.

The post-credits scene on episode 6 is absolutely adorable. Mildly surprised they had a genderbent scene in episode 7, even if it was in a fantasy scenario.
As I said earlier, she starts to get a clue-by-four, but she privately views it as fucking horrifying because she's basically become the heroine- which means of course that fucking everything around HER goes wrong now- which is also kind of a cliche in "isekai replaces the hero/heroine" schticks.
 

PCHeintz72

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Been watching a couple oldies... Martian Successor Nadesico and Irresponsible Captain Tylor... both up through ep 6.
 

BtML

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Not sure how many of you this applies, but apparently Cowboy Bebop is available on Netflix. I'll definitely end up watching it after my backlog of anime I'm watching there is done.
 

PCHeintz72

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Was never really all that much of a cowboy bebop fan... could not really get into it.

For watching older anime... up to episode 19 of Tylor, up to episode 19 of Nadesico, and up to episode 11 of Legend of Galactic Heroes.

I re-watched a couple episodes of Arifureta and Realist Hero the other day.

Also watching that Reincarnated assassin series (up to ep 3).

Tempted to watch the series called 86
 
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