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Try one of the higher rated So L and see if it’s your fancy based on character and story
Action wise, I think Hulu is partnered with Crunchy if that’s right?
In this case SoL stands for "slice of life," as opposed to several other things it could stand for.
A while back I heard of a show called Cells at Work!, and I thought the premise, following the lives of cells inside a human body, kinda like Osmosis Jones, was really neat. Well, there's an English dub in the works.
I've heard of it but never seen it. It sounds a lot like Moyashimon.
That was one that I was kinda interested in but never put any time into...might have to look into it.
I miss Yotsuba.
Fun fact: Neil Gaiman wrote the script for the English dub of Princess Mononoke.
Not so fun fact: You wouldn't know about that initially because the Miramax execs at the time got rid of his name when they deduced that their names would remain intact in the posters. Dick move?
Another "mea culpa" moment for me, today: I never watched Princess Mononoke, and indeed, nothing from Studio Ghibli besides Totoro.
Thoughts on this?
On the one hand it certainly sounds very dope, on the other even if they been getting (slowly) better over the years, Japan is hardly a place with a good record when it comes to dealing with racial themes.
Dunno, seems like a step in the right direction tbh
Princess Mononoke was my first exposure to Ghibli, and it and Spirited Away are tied as my favorites from the studio (so far). IIRC I saw it on the DVD rack at Walmart when it first came out (I was still very new to anime at that point), thought it looked interesting enough to give a try, and was gobsmacked by the time the credits rolled.
Edited by Willbyr on Aug 16th 2019 at 9:07:59 AM
Does anyone hate the aloof rival archetype like Sasuke? I always found them the least interesting type of character that only exist to be edgy and angsty all the time while the female character comment on how cool and dreamy that guy is. Like there few that work due to having meaningful character development( Sessumaru in Inuyasha) while the rest is a static line, never change or evolve( like Sasuke).
They need to be done well. I think it's vital to have good chemistry with the protagonist.
I liked Sasuke up until he fully defects to Akatsuki, after that point the author clearly didn't know what to do with him.
He was alright until he defected to the Sound village. And then post-timeskip Sasuke is a bit ... too cool and collected. Almost boring.
I don't hate the archetype, but Sasuke is definitely a terrible example of it. Pre-Shippuden, he's one-note as hell and not interesting at all. He feels like a bland amalgamation of every shounen rival trope ever, something Kishimoto apparently did deliberately to construct the "perfect rivalry", except he didn't really pull it off that well and it led to a boring character. The flashback to his childhood helped but that only happened near the end of his defection, when something like that was very much necessary earlier on.
Past that I hesitate to speak too much since I only have somewhat of an idea of what happens in Shippuden but all the plot points I know of don't really make him a better character.
Worse than Sasuke himself though is the way his relationship with the other characters is framed. The manga tries to paint Sasuke's defection as a tragedy by appealing to the close bond of rivalry/friendship that Naruto and Sasuke have, except that we have only barely just started to see it, so it feels very unearned. But more than that, the manga thinks Sasuke is far more sympathetic than he actually is. He's a piece of shit that Naruto and Sakura should have given up on way early on in the story. That Sakura's utterly baseless crush and incredibly unhealthy relationship with Sasuke that barely even exists is ultimately vindicated by them getting together is also pretty bad.
I have to admit though, for as much assholes those rivals tend to be at least they generate passion in the rivalry.
Turns out having your rivals be a fucking prick is important cause you'd wind up with Yuno from Black Clover. Yuno unlike most rivals is a perfectly nice guy who is constantly supportive of Asta & is always inspiring him to power-up through his own power-ups.
The end result is a rival & rivalry that feels completely flaccid because there's no passion. We have this guy who is completely nice & supportive, why should we support the MC's surpassing him now or care about their rivalry if there's no point to prove with the MC's victory.
At least you want Sauce to get his ass beat by Naruto, that's something.
What o you guys think of a power rangers anime?
I mean the action will be crazy(mabye like mob psycho) and the explosions can actually land on the characters. Plus it would help with the robot fights (most likely will be cgi but gridman, knights of sidonia and gundam unicorn made it work)
Symphogear is basically a Sentai anime, with Kamen Rider mixed in for the main girl.
Considering we got a Godzilla and an Ultraman anime along with Gridman, I’m still waiting for Toei to let someone animate Kamen Rider Spirits.
As I Said, Symphogear will be the closest we get to a Kamen Rider anime.
On the other hand, it would probably be Toei themselves that would animate a Kamen Rider anime.
I would like if they make a kamen rider anime like Gridman where all the live-action quirk is being animated.
In other new SPY X FAMILY and Kusuriya no Hitorigoto, 2 series i really like just won the Tsugi ni Kuru Manga Award 2019. I hope someday Maomao will have her anime adaptation.
And Chainsaw Man (the best thing running in Shonen Jump right now) won second place.
Edited by Eschaton on Aug 22nd 2019 at 10:48:22 AM
Among the Kamen Rider mangas, the one with the highest chance of being made into a anime seems to be Futo Tantei. Each volume currently sells at an average 200k copies each. By comparison Kamen Rider Spirits averaged around 20k-30k copies per volume, while the recently-animated Ultraman manga averaged around 90k-100k copies per volume.
Its also gotten very positive reviews and was in quite a few list of best mangas of 2018, including kono manga sugoi and Japan's Bookstore Employees Top Manga of 2018. During this year's Anime Japan polling of manga fans wants to be made into anime, it was among the candidates. Sadly, it did not get into the top 10.
There are some difficulties in making the anime though, as the fans are clamoring for the original actors to return as seiyuu. Which would be difficult, considering how popular and busy Masaki Suda is now. Being a big fan of the series and manga, I myself would love for it to be made into anime and I don't mind if the seiyuus aren't the original actors, as long as they fit the character.
Edited by jun_kagami on Aug 23rd 2019 at 7:59:40 PM
Yeah, I don't really like the aloof rival archetype when it's done poorly. Sasuke is definitely one of the most divisive characters in the Naruto fandom in that regard. I can think of several aloof rivals, or even aloof allies who are much better written and executed than him, like Talia from LoliRock, who proves that it's possible to be aloof and stoic without being a Jerkass in the process.
Just watched Tenki no Ko in my local theater yesterday. Overall, I liked it. The ending was a bit disappointing though, and the music isn't as good as Your Name, but the ending song was great. Definitely going to buy the blu ray. Planning to watch it a second time next week
Edited by jun_kagami on Aug 23rd 2019 at 5:21:56 PM
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