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mushishi is unexpected I love that you can watch it in any order whatsoever and it would still make sense. not every episode is good, but those which are, are real treat.


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RC Anime has done a critique of Shaft's adaptation of Kizumonogatari from the novel to the screen. As usual his work is very good.



The video contains spoilers.

I also watched the second film last night and enjoyed it very much more than the first one. I think by now I was more comfortable with the 3D CGI and the differently drawn characters. It was a nice surprise to discover that what I thought was a worse character design for Shinobu in the first film was done deliberately as it portrayed her as a younger person than in Bakemonogatari, a look I was used too.

The relationship between Araragi and Hanekawa seems even more poignant and heart-rending in the second film than the earlier TV shows though I found Hanekawa's character less believable in this film. She seems too - well - slutty and sensuous compared to the bright, witty, nerdy girl we knew before. I think you can have too much fixation on underwear in a story for the point to be made.


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I also found Hanekawa's portrayal in part 2 over-the-top. That - and the fact that it's the worst at standing lone - made it my least favourite of the three. The third film actually has one scene sexier than anything in part 2 (or the entire franchise, I'd say) but that didn't bother me much because I believed it more than the constant intense flirting of part 2.

In any case, it is an interesting detail, when you consider the point it happens in the story. This is before Senjogahara shows up, so it sets up the awkward obviously-mutually-interested-but-never-going-to-happen dynamic that Araragi and Hanekawa have later.


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I agree with that last comment and it makes the pain at the end of ep.5 of "Second Season" all the more agonising. Despite its flaws I find the Araragi-Hanekawa love story one of the most intense and well-portrayed and downright sad I've ever seen in any anime, and many live action films too.

In the original series didn't Oshino wipe Hanekawa's memory of the events of Golden Week? She was still in love with Koyomi but had forgotten everything else and the fact he wasn't human?

The sequence in which Shaft chose to work on and release the different books gives the stories more depth as well, a purely chronological telling would have given less impact to both Hanekawa's and Senjougahara's characters.

The whole franchise is one of my favourites of all time and is in my top ten, I should think, though I never attempt to quantify what those top ten are.


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Not sure about the memory thing. I haven't watched Bakemonogatari since many years ago, and I've forgotten some details of the stories in between as well.


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About a week ago, I rewatched Death Parade with my flatmates (who'd never seen it before). They really enjoyed it, and I did too. Really good series. It's a travesty that there's no second season, there was so much potential...

Ah, I'm also halfway through Gin no Saji (Silver Spoon) at the moment. It's set in Hokkaido, about a city boy starting at an agricultural high school in the countryside. It's mostly gentle and comedic, with some deeper, reflective scenes. I'm really appreciating the main character's development as he gets used to this new way of life, you can see him changing and getting stronger as time goes on.

Incidentally, it's by the same person behind Fullmetal Alchemist.


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Anyone watching anything new? This season the only things I'm definitely picking up are sequels (Osomatsu-san and Sangatsu no Lion) but I have my eye on some others in case they end up seeming good. Right now I'm looking more at things I didn't get round to in past seasons. I just started Princess Principal, which I didn't watch at first because I knew its very anime premise could go either way, but I gave it a chance after hearing good things and I like it so far.


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Has anyone got a link to one of those "this seasons anime" sites?


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https://www.livechart.me/fall-2017/tv

And here's a preview post from a blog if you want some more information about what there is:

http://randomc.net/2017/09/22/fall-2017-preview/


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Many thanks Arren. There's several there that look appealing.


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I'm very please that Sangatsu no Lion is back. Only the first episode of the new season has aired but it's already like it was never gone. The first season was a bit unbalanced, but the way it set things up makes me think this season could be really something.


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Checked out Say "I Love You". This is basically "how to be a shitty girlfriend" tutorial. The one that never says "I love you" in 13 episodes, or never takes the wheel at all.


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I watched "East of Eden" again... And, again, I'm not sure that I totally understood the ending, but I still enjoyed it...


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Watched "Epic" last night. A good movie, but seemed to get a little 'crowded' in some of the scenes....


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I'm currently watching Ancient Magus Bride and Black Clover.

Ancient Magus Bride I knew I would like because I love the manga, but it's fairly slow-paced and odd so I'm aware it might not be to everyone's tastes.

Black Clover I'm watching because after introducing my boyfriend to anime he favours shounen - he's a big fan of One Punch Man and My Hero Academia, and this is of a similar vein. The protag is a little shout-y, but it's had some cute moments so far that have kept me interested.

I'm keen to watch Sangatsu no Lion so might pick that up!

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