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There are only 2 good modern isekais, and the authors of both are friends. Re:Zero and Konosuba.
Now, on classic isekai, Escaflowne Is still great.
I'll give Re:Zero a chance, I guess. I don't have high hopes, but maybe low expectations will make it enjoyable :p
 
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I'll give Re:Zero a chance, I guess. I don't have high hopes, but maybe low expectations will make it enjoyable :p
That's exactly what I did.
 
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I actually just finished Re:Zero and it was pretty solid. The first episode is almost 50 minutes but I'd make sure to watch it all the way through
 
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That's exactly what I did.
I gave it a shot (all episodes actually). Still didn't like it. Watching this protagonist was almost painful.. although I shouldn't complain, since I criticized Overlord and Slime for having overpowered protagonists. But damn, this kid was like the polar opposite. He couldn't do anything right and came off like a stalker/incel/creep. lol.

And it still offended me for the same reason that all isekai offend me: Completely contrived reason why he was even transported to begin with. It never explains it (afaik). He just ends up in another world in the first 5 minutes for "reasons". The "Witch" had some grip on him from the start, but it never explains how she sifted him from this world into hers.. and why. It would have been better off if he was just a native to his land and cursed by the Witch. Some of these isekai have an OK enough story to tell, but they make it worse by using isekai as the premise on how things start off. Adding isekai to them doesn't add anything. It's like they're being told from higher-ups to just force this into all of their stories now.. regardless if it works or not.

I hate to sound overly negative, since you recommended it. No hard feelings.

On another note, I'm actually enjoying D.Gray Man. Never watched it and generally a little burned out on battle shounen stuff.. but this is different enough and has a great setting.
 
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It still is an Isekai, and I agree with all your points. Now you know where the Rem meme comes from.

I have nothing to see this season so far, just keeping watching Fruits Basket and Carole & Tuesday.
 
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It still is an Isekai, and I agree with all your points. Now you know where the Rem meme comes from.

I have nothing to see this season so far, just keeping watching Fruits Basket and Carole & Tuesday.
Oh, another fun anime I caught was Amagi Brilliant Park. Not sure you've seen it. You sound like you keep up to date, but I was surprised by that one.

Only new stuff I've seen are those latest Titan episodes, I think.
 
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Oh, another fun anime I caught was Amagi Brilliant Park. Not sure you've seen it. You sound like you keep up to date, but I surprised by that one.
It was pretty nice, knew how to deliver it's punches when you least expect it.
I try to watch 2 good ones each season, i have a very big backlog that a friend, who is a lover of more classic ones, insists on growing.

Oh looks like we have a show from the creator of Amagi Park, Cop Craft.
 
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Saw tweet the other day that Harmony gold USA has renewed their licence to hold Tatsunoko and Macross for even longer than 2021 now...please you stubborn b*stards let the licence go so we can have a legit original Macross released in the west!
I thought the owners werent going to allow it though?? Especially in the case of Macross. That makes no sense at all. its like EA with the starwars licence. What good is allowing a studio to have the license if they dont/wont make star wars games and Disney wont allow anyone else to have the license???

It just seems extremely weird for me. HG arent making any money off the license let alone doing anything apart from sitting on the license and shooting down any attempt from the community or fans from actual animation studios that want to do something with the franchise and have scripts and everything already prepared for HG to say yes.
 
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I thought the owners werent going to allow it though?? Especially in the case of Macross. That makes no sense at all. its like EA with the starwars licence. What good is allowing a studio to have the license if they dont/wont make star wars games and Disney wont allow anyone else to have the license???

It just seems extremely weird for me. HG arent making any money off the license let alone doing anything apart from sitting on the license and shooting down any attempt from the community or fans from actual animation studios that want to do something with the franchise and have scripts and everything already prepared for HG to say yes.
Who knows really they don't care for the property but they will happily want to keep it.
From what i've read their main revenue is from real estates..
 

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Who knows really they don't care for the property but they will happily want to keep it.
From what i've read their main revenue is from real estates..
I think whoever owns HG is just padding out their portfolio of investments for their future generations and unfortunately they have been allowed to keep a lot of their film/TV licenses because they have money to pay out to keep the rights to it despite doing nothing with it.
 
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I just finished the 'Your Name' anime movie last night. It was awesome, I really enjoyed it.

So far my top 5 in no order are: Death Note, Re:Zero, Your Name, DevilManCryBaby, and HunterXhunter

can anyone recommend maybe a few more? or can someone link me to a list of the best rated animes of all time maybe?
 
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I just finished the 'Your Name' anime movie last night. It was awesome, I really enjoyed it.

So far my top 5 in no order are: Death Note, Re:Zero, Your Name, DevilManCryBaby, and HunterXhunter

can anyone recommend maybe a few more? or can someone link me to a list of the best rated animes of all time maybe?
Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood is probably the best ever made, don't know if you've already seen it. A few other good ones from all sorts of genera are Mob Psycho 100, A Place Further Than the Universe, and Gurren Lagann. There's also my favorite recent comedy Kaguya-sama: Love is War, and the creator of Re:Zero is friends with the creator of Konosuba, so you might like that.

A list of the highest rated of all time is here https://anilist.co/search/anime?sort=SCORE_DESC
They get kinda picky with their ratings though.
 
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Just finished a rewatch of Violet Evergarden too. Terrible news
 
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Only wild rumors because the Japanese press doesn't report on stuff like this early on, but some are saying he was accusing them of stealing his work/style.
 

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Do they know the cause yet? my guess is disgruntled employee who was fired or something
According to the BBC the suspect has no relation with the studio
 
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Do they know the cause yet? my guess is disgruntled employee who was fired or something
AFAIK thanks to a friend translating from 2ch, it was a train photographer that was angry with KyoAni for making his favorite station popular in an anime, thus making it more crowded. It has been detained and he even confessed starting the fire.
So, just a mentally challenged person.

KyoAni is one of the only two studios paying normal salaries to animators (the other being Ghibli), the rest of the industry pays per frame.
 

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AFAIK thanks to a friend translating from 2ch, it was a train photographer that was angry with KyoAni for making his favorite station popular in an anime, thus making it more crowded. It has been detained and he even confessed starting the fire.
So, just a mentally challenged person.

KyoAni is one of the only two studios paying normal salaries to animators (the other being Ghibli), the rest of the industry pays per frame.
Though when you look at things like 'idol culture' in Japan - its easy to see why people would get their nose bent out of shape about it. Mentally challenged or not - he felt so passionate about something that he decided to go out of his way and do something about it. They ask themselves so many times if its the right thing to do that they get stuck in an echo chamber where the answer is always 'yes'
 
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And right on the eve of the 天気の子 release as well :(

Most of Asia has long been rolled into "idol culture" and the obsession that more than just a few people spiral into. Regardless of whether he was clinically mentally challenged or not, this is absolutely fucked.
 
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And right on the eve of the 天気の子 release as well :(

Most of Asia has long been rolled into "idol culture" and the obsession that more than just a few people spiral into. Regardless of whether he was clinically mentally challenged or not, this is absolutely fucked.
Can you explain what you mean by Idol culture, I am out of the loop and just unsure what you all mean by this.
 
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Can you explain what you mean by Idol culture, I am out of the loop and just unsure what you all mean by this.
Things like AKB48, Nogizaka46 and Produce48. The girls (young men not exempt either, especially in Japan, though they generally perform alone) do music and dance performances but it's less about the music and more about the members, their personalities (what they like/don't like, weird facts, etc.) and remaining pure (publicized relationships in their private lives would cause outrage amongst "fans") and pretty "for the fans". Stereotypes include male fans who are obsessed to the point of perversions, stalking, violence, etc. Most of the time, it's just stereotypes.

I listen to a heck ton of J-pop, J-rock and indie J-music but because I'm in it for what the artists and the music have to offer, I steer well clear of idol groups. Not into that shit. Catchy and popular, for sure, which is why idol groups' new releases top Oricon every other day, but not my thing.
 
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Things like AKB48 and Produce48. The girls (young men not exempt either, especially in Japan, though they generally perform alone) do music and dance performances but it's less about the music and more about the members, their personalities (what they like/don't like, weird facts, etc.) and remaining pure (publicized relationships in their private lives would cause outrage amongst "fans") and pretty "for the fans". Stereotypes include male fans who are obsessed to the point of perversions, stalking, violence, etc. Most of the time, it's just stereotypes.

I listen to a heck ton of J-pop, J-rock and indie J-music but because I'm in it for what the artists and the music have to offer, I steer well clear of idol groups. Not into that shit.
thanks for explaining, I had no idea to be honest.
 
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Coincidental, but today's Ai no Dekiru Koto wa Mada Aru Kai video is...well...


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