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SAO isn't about the leveling aspect, don't even think about it being so. From now on it will be side-stories until floor
It lacks compared to the LN, so give it a try if you have some free time and to much interest into the series. The third episode was bad compared to what I've read.
Watched the third Seitokai Yakuindomo OVA, which was full of perverted misconceptions as before. This one need a second season!
I love how open the hero is with his lewdness in Dakara Boku wa, H ga Dekinai, it has action, flat and non-flat chested characters and can even be funny at times.
I was referring to character story pacing for example....
And unfortunately I can't click your spoiler tag because I do NOT want to know "when it ends", "how it ends", or "how it relates to the novel". I am anti-spoiler. My thoughts and opinions are going to be based on the anime, and the anime alone, because that's what I'm watching.
Last edited by Jammin; July 25, 2012 at 12:30 PM.
In the main story there is literally nearly no character development aside from Kirito and Asuna and that's marginal at best too. All that was there is the flashback of the contents of episode 3. So I don't really expect much from the side stories, will watch it anyway.
Much is told from his perspective[descriptions etc], this is where the anime will lack Imo. You could at least try and only so far that it wont get into the way of the Anime content.
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Last edited by Schabrak; July 25, 2012 at 02:13 PM.
I'm not watching the anime adaptation as a compliment to another telling of the story I'm watching it so that IT can tell me the story. If I feel interested enough I may read the novels after the series completely finished but I certainly won't be reading it before.
Which is why any information from, or about, the novels is something I do not want. I feel the same way about the Monogatari series and Toaru Majutsu no Index.
Last edited by Jammin; July 27, 2012 at 09:25 AM.
Currently watching Mushishi and I'm really enjoying. Wasn't so sure because of the episodic concept but everyone new case is able to totally capture me and feel with the characters. Ginko is an awesome main character as well, probably one of the best shows I've watched in a while.
Mushishi is on my to-watch list as well.
I finished Serial Experiments Lain a few days ago. Before I start a new series, however, I'm going to finish Nurarihyon: Sennen Makyou and the first season of Sket Dance- both of which I've put on hold for months.
I have returned! ... More or less. I need to catch up with series I'm following: SAO and Hyouka. Also finished downloading Higurashi no Naku Koro ni during my absence, so I'll check that out soon.
Recently watched Tokyo Godfathers and Paprika which I enjoyed a lot, way more than I thought I would. Both have this very interesting strangeness to it but they're really well-done and always have a nice mix of romance, action and eyecatchers.
On another note you should really catch up with the Sket Dance anime, I'm really loving it. If they continue like this it won't take long until they reach the last scanlated chapters.
I really should. I thought the Sket Dance anime would only be a season long so I'm glad they're covering more chapters in the second season.
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I watched the first episodes of Mushishi, Polar Bear Cafe and Samurai Champloo.
I chose Mushishi because Niichan recommended it (as you can see above), Polar Bear Cafe because
of Sakurai Takahiroit has animals in it, and Samurai Champloo because it was produced by Manglobe- a studio I've become interested in after watching and loving Ergo Proxy.
I'm also planning on watching Last Exile and Witch Hunter Robin.
After Higurashi, besides my regular anime, I'm planning to try Fate/Zero series and Elfen Lied. What is this Mushishi about, by the way?
And I'm glad too, really enjoying the Sket Dance anime at this point I feel like they will go all the way and really
It's not that far from the scanlations anymore.
What's your impression on the three series?
Mushishi is something without action and/or great plot twists but explores (human) life and it's themes in an excellent way.
Read the description here for the basic plot: http://myanimelist.net/anime/457/Mushishi
Mushishi sounds interesting! I'm in the mood of slice-of-life series at the moment, be it manga or anime, so I'll add that to my to-watch list.
Asa-chan, I don't know which Last Exile you are referring to. A while ago I tried to watch Last Exile The Silver Wing and ended up dropping it since I found it somehow boring. Not sure if there is another Last Exile before that one.
Sket Dance has been more or less filler-free so far, but the anime will have to add some soon if they continue at this pace.
Mushishi: The quaint setting reminds me of Mononokehime because of the natural/spiritual motifs. I like Ginko already, which is a good thing since he'll be the only character that's sticking around. (I think.)Quote:
Polar Bear Cafe: It's cute! I have a feeling that this one will be an episodic series as well. Unlike Mushishi, however, the episodes will simply be fluff.
Samurai Champloo: I've heard a lot of praises for it so I'm trying to find out what all the fuss is about. The first episode simply told how the main characters met each other; I don't think the actual story will happen until the next one.
True, they added some stuff here and there but I can't recall more than two or three episodes which had a complete filler case for half an episode :/ they're still not that close but I agree, at this pace they will have to start including more.
And yeah, there are two (I think ) other characters who are involved more than once but most people just appear for one time and will never be seen again. Ginko does get his backstory though, so you will start to learn more about him