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While I have been enjoying both Ikuhara and Watanabe's new shows, a lot of this season has been mediocre at best

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How is that new OPM season? I remember the trailer being absolute garbage, is the actual product any better or just as bad as that trailer suggested?

I also checked out the first episode of that Demon Slayer show. Looks gorgeous but also seems like it might be very bleak and very slow, so I'll wait to see how it develops before making a judgement. Three episode rule and all that.


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How is that new OPM season? I remember the trailer being absolute garbage, is the actual product any better or just as bad as that trailer suggested?
Well the first two episodes had pretty terrible animation especially in the fights, way too many stills...

3rd episode however was a step in the right direction. They seem to have saved the budget for Garou's hero hunting thank goodness
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Well the first two episodes had pretty terrible animation especially in the fights, way too many stills...

3rd episode however was a step in the right direction. They seem to have saved the budget for Garou's hero hunting thank goodness
I remember the manga being pretty damn great story/characterwise but it's been a few years since I last read it, so I am hoping that will carry the show through some rough animation spots but it is still a shame to hear that the first two episodes at least had terrible fight animation.

I mean I get it from a business perspective, for the first season the creators found a way to create gorgeous animation not at extra monetary expense but at the expense of extra time. I think it is reported that given their other work commitments, to use the same team it would be something like 2022 when another season could be finished by? So the powers that be want to cash in on OPM while it is hot so they feel like they cant really wait around if they want to make their investment back and maybe that will be true in the short term but I have to wonder what damage this will do long term to the fanbase if they release a really poor quality second season.

But I dunno, what do I know, ay? Dragon Ball Super has some absolutely atrocious animation but people dont seem to care, because it is more Dragon Ball at the end of the day. I am trying to watch JoJo but Phantom Blood has some abysmal animation but I guess people don't care because it is JoJo. If OPM achieves that kind of brand power I can imagine a third season would be even worse.


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I started watching the new Fruits Basket anime on Funimation despite not seeing the original. I quite like this show. Recently added Vision of Escaflowne to my DVD/BD collection, I never finished it before til now, I love it.
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there is this little one shot for anyone who wants to check it out. Haven't read any battle shonen manga since HxH but I am excited for this.

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So I just finished Phantom Blood, which is the first nine episodes of Jojo and makes up the first arc. I am sticking around as I hear the series gets better and better but I have to be honest in saying I didn't really enjoy this first arc... like at all.

I think the biggest issue with this series is structure and pace. They turned a forty something long chapter run into nine episodes which is a weird choice anyway, but they also do it in a way that I couldn't imagine being done much worse.

They waste a good half, maybe longer, of the nine episodes on establishing the conflict between Dio and JoJo. This is not inherently a bad thing — emotionally invest the audience for some dramatic payoff with a big blow out battle at the end, like a pro wrestling story. However, they make Dio irredeemably evil so we have no way of connecting or investing in him and JoJo is literally a cardboard cut out of a generic shonen protagonist who somehow gained sentience, so we have no way to invest in him either. So like... what is the point of using up so much precious screentime on this again, sorry?

Around that midpoint, with absolutely zero transitionary period to help the audience, the show just turns into something else entirely and someone apparently slipped and left the fast forward button pressed down by accident. The last four or so episodes are rushed to the point of being completely incomprehensible, characters enter just to die in practically the next scene if they end up serving any purpose at all and my God the action is just so horrible.

Fights always involve people shouting what is happening great detail at one another while the animators set about capturing that with as minimal actual animation as they physically can. This is then bogged down even further by everyone having about one thousand separate asspull trump cards as they negate and counter each other in seemingly endless loops. I get this is just a shonen thing, but it feels especially egregious here.

I feel like if they always wanted to make this nine episodes long, there should have been two — at the most — episodes on establishing the conflict between Dio and JoJo and the rest of the show should have been focused on telling the whole sunlight powered gentlemen fighting vampires and zombies thing in a way that is actually coherent.

I mean can anyone explain to me why this is so utterly terrible? With the way in which JoJo is talked about I couldn't believe just how poor this was. If I had just watched this show in isolation without any understanding as to what JoJo is or the reverence people have for it I probably wouldn't have even made it to nine episodes, let alone make the decision to push all the way through to the end.
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Attack on Titan started back yesterday. SO hype already!!! They blew through the slow stuff already we getting ready to rumble guys
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The way Levi dived toward Reiner:



Brilliant way to start the latter season.
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I started watching the new Fruits Basket anime on Funimation despite not seeing the original. I quite like this show. Recently added Vision of Escaflowne to my DVD/BD collection, I never finished it before til now, I love it.
I love Escaflowne. Emotional story,great characters,awesome animation style and the music is top 3 of all time for me. But I wouldn't expect any less from Yoko Kanno.

Did you see the movie? Escaflowne: A Girl in Gaea?

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