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The live adaptation of Cowboy Bebop spin on the opening side by side the original anime opening.
 
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So far I've picked Soviet Vampire, Mushoku Twitter Enrager, and Toyota 86.
86 started well, Jobless Reincarnation is always good, and Stalin's daughter has terrible quality but can promise a decent story.
 

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I'm trying out Black Lagoon, and enjoying it so far...
 
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So far I've picked Soviet Vampire, Mushoku Twitter Enrager, and Toyota 86.
86 started well, Jobless Reincarnation is always good, and Stalin's daughter has terrible quality but can promise a decent story.

Loli demon lord was a big FU to all offended twitter virgins, love it!!

Which one is soviet vampire lol?
Only picked jobless and toyota 86 so far...
 
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Loli demon lord was a big FU to all offended twitter virgins, love it!!

Which one is soviet vampire lol?
Only picked jobless and toyota 86 so far...
Irina The Vampire Cosmonaut.

Waiting for Komi-meme, but I don't remember the release date.
 
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I'm trying out Black Lagoon, and enjoying it so far...
That's a classic.


The beginning of a new season... hate the wait.
 
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I was watching some of the new shows out and is it just me or does this season seem weak?

Looking forward to Reincarnation, World Trigger obviously, but the only new one that looked interesting was Paladin. Paladin kind of hit the spot though I don't know much about it. Vampire Cosmonaut and the assassin one looked interesting but overall the season outlook didn't wow me.
 
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I was watching some of the new shows out and is it just me or does this season seem weak?

Looking forward to Reincarnation, World Trigger obviously, but the only new one that looked interesting was Paladin. Paladin kind of hit the spot though I don't know much about it. Vampire Cosmonaut and the assassin one looked interesting but overall the season outlook didn't wow me.
Only "new" show that caught my attention is latest season for Baki which I have not got around to watching just yet.
I've just finished Jojo Part 5 in preparation for part 6 release.
 
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When they Cry Sotsu:

Arc 1: Kinda obvious, but it was the introduction again. Glad they went with it. There's a lot of parallels between this arc and the original, making for some interesting compare/contrast material, but not really that hard of a mystery once you knew the answer from Gou.

Arc 2: Slightly harder than Arc 1. Now we're getting somewhere. The most solid "mystery" of the 3 arcs IMO, but still doesn't hold a candle to the original plots from season 1.

Arc 3: The setup was obvious given what we knew from Gou, but the finale was a little bit "unfair" IMO. They've hit us with the unreliable narrator trick before though, so we know not to really trust what we see on screen. But... I do prefer when they don't lean on unreliable narrator to hide some details. That being said...

Ooishi going level5 and being the main culprit for this arc is pretty crazy IMO. I mean, we knew that from the question-arc since we know he's the one who goes crazy at the end. But knowing Ooishi's actions to make Satako's uncle look bad, and why he was talking with Kaiichi so much (when he didn't do so in Kai) should have tipped me off.

TL;DR: Arc3 had some unfair parts, but... there were still a lot of fair hints. If it weren't for the unreliable narrator, I think this would be solidly a better mystery than Arc2.

Arc 4: Gotta go meta on us, amirite? Sets up Umineko and establishes the canonical timeline. It wouldn't be 07 Expansion unless they pointed out where in the meta-universe this all fits in.

I do find it somewhat amusing, but somehow out-of-place to have a Dragonball Z fight in the middle of my meta-murder mystery groundhog day death-loop. But... you know? Its actually really satisfying to have Rika punch Satako / Lambda-Delta in the face. So Imma let that slide, lol. I swear, if one person needed a solid punch in the face in this entire universe, it was Satako / Lambda-delta right there.

So they've established Eua and Hanyuu as greater powers / divine powers of some kind, but managed to keep everyone more-or-less consistent with their Higurashi personalities. Which is pretty good IMO.

Overall, a good show for fans of When they Cry, but... not as good as the original run. Given Umineko storytelling however, Higurashi fans have been wondering just how the two universes are connected. Gou and Sotsu together serve as a good connection piece.

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That opening theme to Sotsu is on fire though. Really good opening.

I was watching some of the new shows out and is it just me or does this season seem weak?
I'm still catching up on the last few seasons lol.

The live adaptation of Cowboy Bebop spin on the opening side by side the original anime opening.

So... I guess they're not gonna bother with Ed yet.

Other than that, good opening. Looks like they got the style right. Its not as well timed as the cartoon, but... you know, cartoons have more pop and stretch-and-squash. You're gonna lose that in live action. For a live action version, that's actually a lot better than I expected.
 
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Nothing comes close to the first season's op thought...
 
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Nothing comes close to the first season's op thought...

Higurashi kai (answer arcs) uses the question season's OP played in reverse as the basis of it's weird sound effects. (hare hare hare eeeee of the question arcs turns into eee areh areh at the end). I always found that little tidbit to make the OP to Kai my personal favorite: its a very interesting use of the technique and its rarely done in a way that makes sense for the underlying story... so yeah, that's just cool IMO.

Question/answer arcs we're just amazing. Gou/sotsu had no chance lol to compare to the originals. But I'm overall happy that they tried something new and managed to not really mess up any of the original story at all.
 
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Higurashi kai (answer arcs) uses the question season's OP played in reverse as the basis of it's weird sound effects. (hare hare hare eeeee of the question arcs turns into eee areh areh at the end). I always found that little tidbit to make the OP to Kai my personal favorite: its a very interesting use of the technique and its rarely done in a way that makes sense for the underlying story... so yeah, that's just cool IMO.

Question/answer arcs we're just amazing. Gou/sotsu had no chance lol to compare to the originals. But I'm overall happy that they tried something new and managed to not really mess up any of the original story at all.
The original leaves the best impression, everything else comes as a bonus...
 
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The original leaves the best impression, everything else comes as a bonus...

Most everything was a bonus.

Lets not talk about that one arc, lol.

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To be fair: I've been told to avoid this arc so I don't actually know anything about it!
 
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This looks fun :D

Its "When they Cry: Kira" btw, if you wanna search for it. Apparently there's uncomfortable amounts of fanservice.

I will say that I enjoyed the "filler arcs" in Rei. The characters don't have to be killing each other for the show to be fun, lol. But even for a "filler arc", I've heard it wasn't very good.
 
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Its "When they Cry: Kira" btw, if you wanna search for it. Apparently there's uncomfortable amounts of fanservice.

I will say that I enjoyed the "filler arcs" in Rei. The characters don't have to be killing each other for the show to be fun, lol. But even for a "filler arc", I've heard it wasn't very good.
Copious amounts of lewd?
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Cowboy Bebop is out now...
 
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I saw the notification in this thread, I knew it would be bebop.

Good they didn't alter anything at all...
 
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To rewatch/marathon the anime or not... I can't decide. It's been years and years and I know I've forgotten more than I can recall. What are you peeps going to do?
 
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To rewatch/marathon the anime or not... I can't decide. It's been years and years and I know I've forgotten more than I can recall. What are you peeps going to do?

I was wrong. It differs a lot from the original. It depends on the taste. I would say 6.5 out of 10.
 

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I never was a big fan of Cowboy Bebop actually.

*hides*

I'd say, rewatch Trigun, lol.
Like them both, and watched about half of both in the last year :D
 
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I can imagine how bad the One Piece adaptation will be...
 
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