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Old 31st August 2014, 08:12 PM
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So, like a few cult labbers I seem to have an overwhelming amount of stuff to watch. So much so i'm trying to compartmentalise all the things I have to watch and divide it up into nights. Monday nights are cinema night, Tuesday table-top wargaming/role play, wednesday random trashy stuff round at a friends. Every other is random movie night.

Sunday night is anime night.


I gues what i'm doing here is trying to start a little diary of stuff I've watched and share my thoughts so here goes....


Black bullet.

Last sunday was the 13 episode Black bullet. A sci-fi show that seems to be a mix of gunslinger girl and blue gender (think starship troopers on earth if you have never seen that show)

Basically some virus has altered the insects of eath into some large mutated, infectious strain. Those bit turn into monsters. Some pregnant women who were infected passed the virus into their children who were born with strange powers. Shunned by society they live in the ruins of old tokyo. Some however are selected to work with powerful adult fighters to try and police the menace.

Black bullet is an interesting 13 episoder, which means it was either unsuccessful or too damned expensive. The fixation of some anime shows on pre-teen girls has always bothered me some. Here they at least address that and it seems to mark a changing attitude in Japan to the trend. Thank goodness.

The show itself is pretty violent and bloody with lots of decent action and a dose of political intrgue. Overall its never going to be remembered as one of the classics but if you get a chance I highly reccomend it.

Knights of Sidonia.

A Netflix exclusive, and another sci-fi. This one is set in the far flung future, Earth has been destoryed by mysterious entities that seem to come across as cancerous, lovecraftian abominations. Whats left of humanity is crammed into 'seedships' travelling through space in a bid to escape the horror. Teen pilots fight the creatures in mecha (as is a tradition in these types of shows.) Things begin to turn around when a mysterious teenage boy is found living in the subsections of the ship and is recruited to be a pilot....

The set up for the show has been done a million times before, however Knights of sidonia is a frankly ingenious, beutifully animated show that might actually end up being classed as a classic. It's 12 episodes and each one looks to have been quite expensive. The characters are great, the writer seems to have some idea of what hes doing and the whole show is very entertaining indeed. A second season has been greenlit and I for one cannot wait. Highly reccomended.



Hunter x hunter/Naruto Shippuuden.

Inbetween these self contained shows i'm also playing catch-up on some of the more long running 'meta shows' currently airing.

Hunter x hunter continues despite being a kids show that caused some controvosy in japan for being too 'F***** up' for kids. Frankly its hard to disagree but the show is also very addictive. Its been going a few years now and I'm starting to worry as its catching up to the manga which is never a good thing...

Naruto shippuuden is the perfect example of this. Naruto was a must watch, purchase on day of release series. Then it caught up with the manga. Cue one whole year of abysmal filler material. Then after a sufficient period of time we got shippuuden which is great, BUT, then it caught up again, cue more filler, then back to the story, then more filler....

It gets damn tiring and frankly its already killed BLEACH stone dead as a show. Fairy tail was getting the same way then they stopped airing that for a while. One piece sort of gets away with it as it can accomadate filler easier than some shows. Thankfully Attack on Titan and Knights of Sidonia are taking breaks between series so the problem wont get as bad. Still, i'm watching Naruto, a once great show limp along to its finale and the stuff thats not from the manga is a CHORE to sit through. Sad.
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Old 31st August 2014, 09:53 PM
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Great idea, Keirarts!

I haven't seen too much anime so really looking forward to these.
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Old 31st August 2014, 11:23 PM
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Friday night is Jojo night. I have nothing else to say!
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Old 31st August 2014, 11:24 PM
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Need more anime in my life. Tempted to pick up the Black Lagoon boxset, but mostly I just want to rewatch Stein's Gate.
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Old 1st September 2014, 06:18 AM
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Friday night is Jojo night. I have nothing else to say!
I can't talk about friday night. Thats fight club night, the first rule is I don't talk about it...
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Old 1st September 2014, 06:20 AM
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Lots and lots of fighting.
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Old 1st September 2014, 12:34 PM
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I used to watch everything I could growing up. Nowadays im still a sucker for giant robot shows. I usually just pick up a boxset and watch it in a few days.

Recently watched Big O for the first time since CNX was about. Remember that excellent channel?
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Old 1st September 2014, 08:34 PM
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Old 1st September 2014, 10:57 PM
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Shiki is one of the best vampire stories i've seen in years...
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Old 9th September 2014, 06:12 AM
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No new series this sunday.

Finally got up to date with HUNTER X HUNTER. This show is a must buy when it gets released. Somehow the new story arc after the ants one has managed to introduce something even more f****d up than anything previously. They seem to have given up on the notion that this is in any way a kids show and gone full bore with the graphic violence. Also got the latest HXH film watched (the second) and it actually fits in to the continuity!


After that slogged through some more naruto, a show thats a real chore to sit through as its balls deep in filler mode again. Still the quality of the filler isnt as bad as some previous material, and once the actual story starts up again then it'll be entertaining once more.
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