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I'm just recently rewatching the EoE too. Another Anime that I finished for the last two weeks were Kaiba. Masaaki Yuasa really knows how to do his job. The story is great, a mix between mental problems (amnesia) and SciFi. The message about life ideals, told in a simple yet complex occasionally, Kaiba is definitely a must-watch recommendation from me.
The next Anime in my to-watch list: Tekkonkinkreet and Nisemonogatari, but first I think I have to finish Mawaru Penguindrum soon.
Tekkonkinkreet is spectacular. I promise you'll like it. Other than Redline, I can not think of a better animated anime. I own the DVD, I need to upgrade to BD soon.
I never finished Nisemonogatari. That is also high on my list. I loved Bakamonogatari, of course.
Well to make you happy I've addedTekkonkinkreet, Bakemonogatari, and Nisemonogatari to my to-watch list. Hopefully I'll get there soon after clearing other debts.
tuturu. I finished Steins;Gate. Wow. I really have no rational, objective things to say about this anime. An all time classic, comparable to the best anime ever made. I can't really describe in a forum post everything that makes this show great.
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Next I'm going to watch Humanity Has Declined.
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Last night I finished Humanity Has Declined, a solid anime that left me with some mixed feelings. Overall it was a good title, but I feel like it could have been better. The characters were interesting, the premise was interesting, the fairies were unforgettable, but it felt like the execution was not always perfect. The first four episodes were good, fun entertainment. Episodes 5 - 8 were mediocre, but the last four episodes were outstanding. The series only then reached it's full potential. Overall I would say it was good enough that if a second season aired, I would watch.
I'm going to finish Nisemonogatari next, yet another series I started but never finished.
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I finished with Zoku Natsume Yuujinchou recently. I just so love this anime, with Natsume and Nyanko-sensei, and the moral messages of life it presented. Now entering the third season, as well as trying out Shakugan no Shana. It has been too long on my to-watch list, lol.
I need to watch the Natsume Yuujinchou anime, I've heard such good things about them. I've read the manga, a beautiful story reminiscent of Mushishi, but have not watched any of the anime. Adding it to my list.
Need to finally get over myself and watch further than the first couple of this seasons Magi, Shinsekai Yori, Little Busters, Psycho-Pass, K, Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun, Jojo and the second season of Jormungand. Some freedom around christmas should get me through some of these. And still have to finish Zoku Natsume Yuujinchou and up. :'(
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I finished Nisemonogatari this afternoon, an anime that only took me a year to watch
Nisemogatari was as good, maybe better, than it's predecessor, Bakemonogatari. Now knowing what to expect, it was easier to relax and enjoy the superb story telling and characterization. Both are brilliant series, I'm dying to watch Nekomonogatari (Black) and Kizumonogatari. Anyone who has not watched the Monogatari series really should immediately move them to the top of their watch list.
Next up is K-On. Right now I'm looking for something light and fun to watch. I'd also like to see the show for myself, especially with Tamako Market debuting in a few weeks. It is one of the few prominent KyoAni shows I have never watched, time to cross it off my list.
Two anime I recently finished:
1. Jinrui wa Suimashita/Humanity Has Declined - A fun and gorgeous anime, but I have to say that the middle part was troublesome. Because of episode 5-8, I couldn't enjoy this anime to the fullest. Nevertheless, I'm also hoping that the second season would air too, I love the not-so-straightforward-humor part of Jinrui. Watashi is an adorable leading character.
2. Mawaru Penguindrum - I regret that I did not know this Anime earlier. Possibly one of the most underrated series of 2011, because its popularity overwhelmed by Madoka and Steins;Gate. Excellent character development, the plot is well-written and I couldn't ask more. Even though I could say that Mawaru Penguindrum is subtle or symbolic, I would say that what makes Mawaru so interesting.
I can't see how it was overwhelmed by Madoka and S;G. All were great and Penguindrum had it's good share of attention when it ran. Just that some viewers couldn't live with how Ikuhara imagined the plot to go.
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Today I finished Toki o Kakeru Shoujo/The Girl Who Leap Through the Time - Another Tsutsui's novel to get animated. The animation quality is wonderful, but not distinguishable. I found the plot is simple yet the execution is a top notch. One thing that I dislike is the suspense building part is too slow for my taste. The plot did not really kick in until it got to the 40-something minute mark, something which could annoy impatient watcher like me.
Mawaru was wonderful, one of the most intelligent shows I have watched in a long time. It's a pretty difficult watch, and almost complete nonsense if taken too literally. The use of symbolism and metaphor was above and beyond what I expect from anime, truly brilliant execution. The end was heartbreaking. Overall one of the most original anime I have watched in years.
Hosoda Mamoru has emerged as one of my favorite directors. Have you watched Summer Wars? I actually liked it a little more than The Girl Who Leapt Through Time". I'm really looking forward to subs of his latest movie, "Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki".Quote:
and I knew Mawaru because you posted about it here. I could name last year Anime which are more familiar (to me, at least) than Mawaru: AnoHana, Tiger and Bunny, Fate/Zero, Children Who Chases Lost Voices from Deep Below.. but shamefully I never heard about Mawaru. I watched Utena, but never followed the news about its creator, so I was a tad surprised when I found out that Mawaru was created by him.Originally Posted by Kaiten
Never heard of him before I watched Kakeru Shoujo, but probably I watched one of his works previously since I also watch One Piece and Digimon movies. Going to add Summer Wars to my watching list.Originally Posted by Kaiten