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    Re: Charlotte

    Episode went a bit crazy and had me cringing throughout, but I did go 'awww' when Tomori revealed she'd been with him the whole time. Though maybe she should've done a bit more than just offer some...
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    Sticky: Poll: [Showdown] Re: Anime Showdown - #14 Best Fight

    ^ Mami vs Homura is one of the standout action sequences for me personally :), probably somewhere in my top 5 if I were to make a list; very well executed technically, backed by and well synchronized...
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    Re: Akagami no Shirayuki-hime

    Episode 6:

    Zen's brother is here, and while he isn't definitively a 'jerk' yet, he's definitely up to something. What exactly it is remains to be seen...

    Interesting to see Shirayuki falter a...
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    Sticky: Poll: [Showdown] Re: Anime Showdown - #14 Best Fight

    What makes for a good action or fight sequence? I was asking myself this question once not too long ago (and not necessarily just in anime, but also in film/television). The answer that I came to:
    ...
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    Re: Akagami no Shirayuki-hime

    The expectation is that he could be, especially given the way the preview was presented... but the way this show has been, I'm starting to expect otherwise. Guess we'll find out :P.

    Zen's...
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    Re: Akagami no Shirayuki-hime

    Picked this one up on some recommendations, and I'm liking this heroine so far. :) Independent, intelligent, capable, confident, and strong-willed, or so it looks right now. A bit of a refreshing...
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    [Favorites] Re: Favorite AMVs

    The revival of this thread made me think of one of the only AMV's I've ever kept around in my archives... "Memories Dance" by Vlad Pohnert, featuring a bunch of scenes from the good ol' Studio Ghibli...
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    [Anime] Re: Fate/Stay Night: UBW (2014) 2nd Season

    That was an interesting way of ending it. The extra exposition on what was only hinted at in the VN was pretty good, as well as touching on some other things like the Rin/Luvia rivalry. Visiting King...
  9. [Anime] Re: Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku

    That was... frustrating to watch. Not because of the execution of the episode or the progress of the story, but because of knowing that there is no resolution yet.

    And so this season comes to an...
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    [Anime] Re: Fate/Stay Night: UBW (2014) 2nd Season

    I have to agree with you, the direction and placement of the music has felt odd to me throughout the series... or at the least, it's stood out to me particularly both times UBW has shown up. I...
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    [Favorites] Re: Favorite Anime of 2015

    One more thing I do have to mention about Sidonia, is that I am loving the sound design (both this and previous season, but I've been paying more attention to it this season). From the squishy toy...
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    [Anime] Re: Fate/Stay Night: UBW (2014) 2nd Season

    Aww. A bit disappointed they didn't mention the detail that Assassin's sword was bent in one of their previous trades, which created just enough of an opening for Saber to slip through at the very...
  13. [Anime] Re: Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku

    Well, I personally would find that quite amusing to see, with the way they interact, but not entirely sure if it's a good idea...


    When I said something, Yukinoshita would answer right back. Not...
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    [Favorites] Re: Favorite Anime of 2015

    Hmm, let's see.

    2015 winter was a bit of a bust for me. Didn't have a lot of time to watch too much, and of what I did, nothing really stood out to me. 2015 spring has been much better so far...
  15. [Anime] Re: Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku

    That was a nice wrap-up. :)

    They added in Kawasaki's little sister! Alas the majority of her scenes with Hikigaya haven't been animated. Though, again, understandable given the adaptation's focus...
  16. [Anime] Re: Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku

    Okay, here's what I've found so far. I may have missed an occurrence here or there, since I didn't marathon the whole series, just flipped to any scenes involving the clubroom and then went back to...
  17. [Anime] Re: Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku

    One other thing I just remembered noticing, so (of course :P) I had to go back and check: between Ep. 8 and Ep. 9, the sign outside the club room suddenly increased by 8 stickers, from the 14 which...
  18. [Anime] Re: Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku

    Episode 9:

    After all the tension of the last few episodes, it was nice to have some lightheartedness back. Still some lingerering awkwardness, but they're starting to try and work things out. Nice...
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    [Anime] Re: Fate/Stay Night: UBW (2014) 2nd Season

    Haha, very much so. Granted this is for the English translation, but the entirety of the F/SN VN's word count (~820k) is almost double that of the entire Lord of the Rings (~455k)...

    Regardless, I...
  20. [Anime] Re: Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku

    This episode was pretty close to perfect. The performances and animation; just the right amount of emotional emphasis, without getting into the melodramatic zone. About my only little complaint is...
  21. [Anime] Re: Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku

    10 volumes later, as well as 20 animated episodes later with the directors' portrayal as well, and I'm still not sure what to make of Yukinoshita... and thus I'm not sure what she was trying to get...
  22. [Anime] Re: Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku

    Episode 7:

    Tsurumi Rumi's back, I liked that little twist. It all comes back now, and Hikigaya really has to consider his methods of doing things and the consequences, one of the reasons this...
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    [Anime] Re: Fate/Stay Night: UBW (2014) 2nd Season

    Sort-of spoilers about extra command seals, mostly about Fate/Zero continuity:


    Kotomine's collection of command seals was acquired in Fate/Zero, though I don't remember his command seal count...
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    [Anime] Re: Fate/Stay Night: UBW (2014) 2nd Season

    It's somewhat like Gilgamesh's, in that Archer has 'unlimited blades', though they are all fakes (hence Gilgamesh's comment towards him). Ultimately, since he is a specialized mage in reality, his...
  25. [Anime] Re: Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku

    When 'Hello Alone' started playing in the background, that made my day. Poor Yuigahama, though...

    Lots of contrast between how everyone handles problems in this ep. Time to throw them all together...
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    [Anime] Re: Fate/Stay Night: UBW (2014) 2nd Season

    The just had to cut it off there, didn't they. :x3 Nooooooooooooooooo....!

    Minor nitpicking:

    Adding the 'layers' in front of Rho Aias was helpful in depicting what the spear had to break...
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    [Anime] Re: Fate/Stay Night: UBW (2014) 2nd Season

    Agreed on the Rin/Shirou/Lancer scene. I particularly like how Shirou didn't bat an eyelash, even though Rin got all flustered, from the teasing. Was refreshing to see that and not the typical male...
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    [Anime] Re: Fate/Stay Night: UBW (2014) 2nd Season

    Illya :crying ... I wasn't looking forward to this part.

    I'm not sure what to think about the blackened-Iri as the pessimistic voice for Illya. It does explain her attitude towards Shirou et al.,...
  29. [Anime] Re: Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku

    Wow, they're sure zooming along here. Enter Iroha; wasn't quite what I was expecting, but not too far off. They could have used a bit more explanation of her situation and why she really had to go...
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    [Anime] Re: Fate/Stay Night: UBW (2014) 2nd Season

    Interesting take on Caster's original master, though a bit too over-the-top perhaps. Deviates a bit from the VN, but no real gripe from me there in that the characterization of the Caster/master...
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    [Anime] Re: Fate/Stay Night: UBW (2014) 2nd Season

    Cut down Caster and rescue her? :P She's had a bad day, and just needs a hug. Actually, flippantly put, that was sort of my thoughts on Saber's character throughout F/SN (obviously namely in the Fate...
  32. [Anime] Re: Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku

    So nice to see the old gang back in action again.

    The first ep was a good start, maybe a little rushed, but the right mood was set.

    New character designs do throw me for a loop though, so far I...
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    [Anime] Re: Aldnoah.Zero Second Season

    Last episode wrapped it all up, nice and tidy for the most part. Didn't really leave any loose ends. Magneto-prison at the end had me snickering though.

    That said, the finale (and the show in...
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    [Anime] Re: Absolute Duo

    Well, that was a bit of a mess. :(

    I did like the first arc, and the premise, and the characters for the most part even if they were not well developed, but there was a lot of potential which...
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    [Anime] Re: Absolute Duo

    Berserker Julie?

    Though my favourite part was still Julie refusing to leave the boat, staying to fight, because she can't swim (or at least stating that as a reason). :P
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    [Anime] Re: Aldnoah.Zero Second Season

    Slaine has gone all MacBeth now...

    This is not gonna be pretty.
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    [Anime] Re: Absolute Duo

    Nice to see Miyabi step up, even if it didn't work out.

    Julie needs to learn how to swim though...
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    [Anime] Re: Absolute Duo

    Pacing wasn't so good this episode. Too much talking during battles too...

    Lilith beats up everyone. Glad to see that teamwork allowed them to win against her, but she's portrayed as being too...
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    [Anime] Re: Absolute Duo

    Glad to see Tooru sticking to his vow; I'd be really disappointed if he does end up breaking it.

    Lilith as it is right now makes for a nice disruptor to advance the story, but I'd like to see more...
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    [Anime] Re: Shinmai Maou no Testament

    Haven't read it myself, but I think the Tsukihime "sequel", Kagetsu Tohya, has Len. I've only seen her in Carnival Phantasm, so someone correct me if I'm wrong.

    Not quite sure what to say of this...
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    [Anime] Re: Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (Kimiuso)

    This series evokes a spectrum of reactions from me...

    I like the story, and the direction it's taking things, and how the characters are developing.

    What bothers me is the extremes they take,...
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    [Anime] Re: Grisaia no Kajitsu

    Go Marine, I mean, Makina! For some reason, I find her "Why do I?" line when she's asked to introduce herself from the first episode particularly memorable...

    Some of the single-episode routes...
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    [Anime] Re: Madan no Ou to Vanadis

    This was a series that could have used a larger budget for the adaptation, though I'd say it's not a particularly easy series to adapt, namely because a large majority of it is the battles and...
  44. [Anime] Re: Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works (2014)

    Oops, messed that up, sorry.

    Extra Kirei action also nice, since you really don't get a real portrayal of his prowess except for in the Heaven's Feel route.

    Also had to giggle at Saber's...
  45. [Anime] Re: Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works (2014)

    That was Rin's way of doing that, or trying to at least, by keeping him out of the fighting. Of course, Shirou is a lot more stubborn than that, even wounded and all. Next season until we get to see...
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    [Anime] Re: Hitsugi no Chaika: Avenging Battle

    I've noticed a few comments floating around the internet that the author posted on twitter that she only lost her implanted memories, which is sort of 'nice' in a way, but then again she really...
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    [Anime] Re: Hitsugi no Chaika: Avenging Battle

    Welp. They summed that up pretty well, no plot twists or anything unexpected, everything fell into place. Just a bit rushed, a few more episodes would have been nice. Also, poor Fredrica... again :(....
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    [Anime] Re: Sword Art Online II

    Tearing up all episode...



    From what I remember, Kirito's been involved in all sorts of research/tinkering with full dive/related stuff since after the original SAO/ALO incident, mostly for a...
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    [Anime] Re: Sword Art Online II

    Kirito putting his experience from slicing bullets to good use. Yuuki just tearing through everything... well, all the Sleeping Knights showing that they're no deadweights either. Nice work on all...
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    [Anime] Re: Amagi Brilliant Park (Amaburi)

    That was fun! At least they made the button push an accident, so there was no particular person to blame for it.

    Though, am I the only one that expected them to still be out of sync performing...
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