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    I almost want to watch Speed Grapher again. It was a very deep story.. Samurai 7 is one of my quartly anime that I like to watch again. Great series.
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    Oh crap. I just found out that Netflix has almost all of the reco's from you and Entropy - Baccano (just first 16), speed grapher, gungrave, le chevalier, dance in the vampire bund - all for streaming. Vampire bund looks very interesting. but I think I'm going to start with SG.
    "Tokyo. Where all the winners come to jerk each other off."
    Oh yeah. This is looking good.
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    Baccano only has 16 eps (13 normal + 3 specials), so it's all cool.
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    The world only God Knows/Kami nomi no Shiru Sekai starts off strong, and then slowly peters off. Not recommended. Watching 2nd season now, I wonder if its better.
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    It doesn't seem like it "slowly peters off" for me.

    For me, it's "still the same" since only the girls changed. The more substantial changes are subtle. 3rd season is an inevitability (especially with THAT kind of an ending at the last episode).
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    It became a bit repetitive, but does not get much better (other than fan service). Unlike Katanagatari where the story slowly unveils, this one just goes on and on aimlessly. I am fine with anime which faff about (like Lucky Star), but at least don't start off giving some semblance to story and proceed to stall it like Detective Conan.
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    How did it become "Unlike Katanagatari where the story slowly unveils" then? Well, in this case it IS unlike Katanagatari since it unveils even slower.
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    Katanagatari felt like a monster of the week anime for most eps but it was fun so meh.
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    I don't get any story other than him fulfilling random "hits" presented by Elsie. At least there was a goal at the end of Katanagatari so to speak.
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    Elsie's not the only demon working in the area.

    Keima's not the only human with that "necklace."

    Keima's targets are random but not necessarily given by Elsie, and aren't necessarily human.

    No goal at the end? So Keima doesn't want to get rid of the "necklace" and just play his games?
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    His ultimate goal was to get rid of the necklace, but he didn't do that at the end, but instead given I was given "we have 2nd season" coming, something which is completely unsatisfactory.

    At any rate I am going to finish the 2nd season and then revise my rating for the show. As of now it still receives "ignore" rating from me.
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    What you put in the spoiler tags...replace the ordinal number with the one next to it in increasing order...and that's your spoiler. :roll:


    The show suffers because the studio's chopping it into seasons. It does well enough per season, but not well enough as one long series.
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    lol, the show is not my cup of tea, and I cannot see any audience which will appreciate it (like Anohana) hence I classified it as "ignore".
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    I watched, i felt utterly bored and rated it 6, second season improved just a little and i rated it 7...

    Does anyone know what vocaloids are??
    I would like to present it to those interested in these "virtual" idols, the Koreans have just entered the war with the best quality vocaloid thus far: http://youtu.be/f5SPFks0YRA
    Or one of the older ones, or rather the original vocaloid and one of my favorite songs http://youtu.be/6hlADpxjj0s
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    Now... I just finished watching Pumpkin Scissors.. Tried to watch it 3 times and finally finished it... Man, what a disapointment that anime was.. The ending was crap... It needs to be MORE..
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    I liked that, the op song was quite good...
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    Yeah, the op song was good.. Nah, I just hated how it ended.. Left you wanting to see what really was going on... After the first 4-5 episodes i was drawn in to wanting to watch it.. But, it was one that left that taste in your mouth.. The taste you have when you eat the first bite of a Prime Rib and your little one steals it from you.. lol

    In all. I'd tell people to watch it.. But, it's like the Scared Blacksmith.. It just could of been so much more.
    IMHO
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    Sacred blacksmith, it started so interesting, then it turned on some sort of romance comedy with occasional fights and it lacked Lisa fan service...

    Here's an interesting article about Madoka, by the creator himself: In an interview in the Tuesday morning edition of the Asahi Shimbun paper, Puella Magi Madoka Magica writer Gen Urobuchi compared the plot of the Madoka Magica anime to the real-life terrorist network Al-Qaeda. The interview in the newspaper's Culture section begins with the following two questions, which contain spoilers for the anime series.

    Asahi: Madoka Magica is an original story. Where did the idea come from?

    Urobuchi: I received a request to write a bloody story where magical girls appear, and then drop out one by one. I paid attention to the aspects that are troubling or overlooked in the traditional magical girl genre. I've been thinking that magical girls who have acquired superhuman abilities will find themselves removed from the world, which would cause contradictions and reactions.

    Asahi: Magical girls, who are full of hope and who strive to save the people, soon suffer from hatred and jealousy, which turn them into the enemy witches. The change from good to evil left an emotional impact.

    Urobuchi: For example, Al-Qaeda brought down the Twin Towers due to their self-righteousness. Justice for some people is an evil for others. Good intentions, kindness, and hope will not necessarily make people happy.

    I guess now we know why...

    Edit 3:
    Watching steins gate ep 22:
    Finally!!
    Then i thought: oh, its over, what a shame...
    And then: Oh shit!!
    If things weren't bad enough now what??

    Edit 4: Mardock Scramble
    Just watched the first movie, the setting is very interesting, the animation is fantastic and so is character design, the cg cars are not so good, although fairly detailed, they look out of place and the music is great too as i had the chance to listen the ost beforehand...

    The first movie deals with Ballot's life, past and future, the way she was killed, resurrected and now pursuits her nemesis with the help of Oeufcoque, she gradually starts adapting to her new reality...
    The actions really good, specially during a shoot practice the way she was moving was awesome, and later on when the real action kicks in...
    The movie ends on a cliff hanger unfortunately and the next movie will take a while, it will air on 3 of September and the bd doesnt have a date yet...
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    I watched Hyakko. The animation quality sucked throughout and only the second half was good.
    I also finished Minami-ke. The first season was funny. The second season wasn't as funny. The third season was funny.
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    The world only god knows season 2 is a bit better than the first season, but still not enough to get my recommendation as an anime worth watching.
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    I really liked hyakko and all its characters, specially Torako and even more Suzume, i loved their special episode...

    Minami-ke is also fun, there was lots of rage for season 2 and 3, but i really enjoyed them all and the animation upgrades...

    Now since you are talking about high school comedies, have you watched azumanga and school rumble??
    Also make sure not to miss pani poni dash an outrageous comedy with shaft quality seal
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    Already seen all of them.

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