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Re: Anime Discussion Thread (2019 Edition)
Watched the three currently available episodes of Vinland Saga. Sorta mixed emotions on this, animation is nice (although what was the deal with that chain attack in episode two, was that censored or what?) and the show is moving at a good pace but I also don't really... get the reasoning as to why this exists? I mean it is just an anime version of Vikings or the various other similar shows and not even in like an overtly embellished anime way, so far it seems to be quite restrained and using a lot of historical reference. So I mean sure, why not, but I heard really good things about this before watching it but so far it hasn't shown to have single unique selling point of its own.
The second episode of Fire Force was a shadow of the phenomenal first episode but I am still sticking with it. It has a lot of generic shounen stuff at its core but enough unique dressing over the top to keep it interesting and I assume we get quieter episodes like this to make space for more bombastic episodes like the opening episode of the season down the line and I am fine with this.
I also watched the second episode of that Sacred beasts show or whatever it is called. Still not really sure how I feel about this. The animation is pretty mediocre, the core premise is robust but also mostly uninspired and uninspiring. Plus the tone seems really off, the whole thing has this kinda body horror vibe but I dunno, it feels really goofy in execution. The Infernal's in Fire Force are really harrowing and it just elevates the whole show as a result. Here it should be harrowing with people getting turned into monsters and losing their fucking minds but I dunno, the idea always seems more terrifying than the execution somehow.
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