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789ifyz said:
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily-briefs/2016-04-29/complete-haruhi-suzumiya-soundtrack-announced-with-teaser-for-more-in-2016/.101618


inb4 Endless Eight remastered

789ifyz said:
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2016-04-29/your-lie-in-april-live-action-film-unveils-visual-additional-cast/.101607

I'm personally not very optimistic when it comes to live-action adaptations of comics and games.
I almost *never* watch adaptations of anime. Although that's perhaps hypocritical of me seeing almost all the anime I watch is an adaptation of a manga. I get very attached to the character designs and seiyuu though, most of the time it would be very weird seeing that story in live action.

BTW guys this season is amazing. There's so much good stuff it's pretty much consuming my entire non-working time.
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Apparently, Yugi's deck would cost 150+ quid to recreate.

At least in Japan.

http://en.rocketnews24.com/2016/05/07/how-much-would-it-cost-to-recreate-yugis-yi-gi-oh-deck/

"Let's settle this like real men - over a children's card game!" && "Screw the rules, I have money." ~Seto Kaiba
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My exams are over, which means binge-watching anime for a week, but I decided to focus on gaming instead.

Anyway, anime I've recently watched:

Ryuugujou Nanana's buried treasure - A ghost girl is bound to the room where she was killed and spends all day playing video games. She's so good at Virtua Fighter 5 that she can survive a match even after looking away from the screen! Oh, and she's hidden special treasures all over the island of her school and people have to solve puzzles to find them. And it's funny.

Seto no Hanayome - A schoolboy's saved by a mermaid and is then forced to marry her against his will and now his in-laws are constantly trying to kill him. It has certain elements I really don't like but is also absolutely hilarious.

Oda Nobuna's Ambition - The source of the "Stand Back or I'll Play a Justin Beiber Song" Meme. Started off promising and then it was like 'meh'. There were some interesting bits throughout, but overall I'm not sure if I liked it.

Samurai Champloo - It's well known how great this series is. Also, Mugen no Baseball beats Kuroko no Basuke IMO.

A couple of Mech anime that I dropped. Casshern Sins (also dropped).

Kimi to Boku - first season comical, second more geared towards romance.

Natsume Book of Friends - Currently on hold

Currently watching K-On and Naruto Fillerpuden. Reading Noblesse and a couple of Chinese Manhwa.

Also need to catch up on Ultimate Spiderman.
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Honest Dragonball Evolution Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFzLMGKtY04

Also, Oxbox made an anime reference a couple weeks ago, when they said they weren't up to date with their anime and their ignorance level on the topic is "OVER 9000!!!"
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Nanana's Buried Treasure is on my Crunchyroll queue! Hopefully I'll get around to it at some point, although it's very slow going. There's so much good stuff currently airing that I'm not having much luck clearing my backlog.
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Britpoint said:
Nanana's Buried Treasure is on my Crunchyroll queue! Hopefully I'll get around to it at some point, although it's very slow going. There's so much good stuff currently airing that I'm not having much luck clearing my backlog.
@Britpoint I still have 500+ series on my backlog. It may just take me years to clear it!
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Finished Tari Tari today, really enjoyed it, definitely better than AnoHana. Yet again I'm getting reeled into the rom-coms. They're the perfect distraction from day-to-day responsibilities of being an adult. Open to suggestions...
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Finished Tari Tari today, really enjoyed it, definitely better than AnoHana. Yet again I'm getting reeled into the rom-coms. They're the perfect distraction from day-to-day responsibilities of being an adult. Open to suggestions...
ORE MONOGATARI
ORE MONOGATARI
ORE MONOGATARI

(Aka: My Love Story in English).

Seriously it is the best of the romcoms.
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Britpoint said:
SynGamer said:
Finished Tari Tari today, really enjoyed it, definitely better than AnoHana. Yet again I'm getting reeled into the rom-coms. They're the perfect distraction from day-to-day responsibilities of being an adult. Open to suggestions...
ORE MONOGATARI
ORE MONOGATARI
ORE MONOGATARI

(Aka: My Love Story in English).

Seriously it is the best of the romcoms.
I *guess* I can give this a try :smirk: Going to grab the first four episodes and give it a go tomorrow morning on my commute.
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It appears Studio Ghibli is back with a new movie titled "When Marnie was there"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=92&v=ksNEwaQN53g 

Also, The World of Final Fantasy (Chibi Finaru Fantaji [that's not insulting, it's funny, laugh!]) is coming out in October for PS4 and Vita.
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I watched Spirited Away as a child but, until recently, I had no idea that it was called Spirited Away or that it's a Japanese animation by a legendary studio. I just watched it as a cartoon movie that happened to be on TV at the time.
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@Britpoint Finish Ore Mono and it was charming as balls. Seriously, just a fun (mostly light) anime that I would love to see a second season for. Really enjoyed the characters and stories. 9/10.

Now what...

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Sir Ian McKellen recites Archer's incantation from Fate/Stay Night:

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2016-06-16/award-winning-shakespearean-actor-sir-ian-mckellen-recites-archer-incantation-from-fate-stay-night/.103310 

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Finished Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! last night. Enjoyed it. It was cute, though some moments were a bit cringe-worthy. Unfortunately the reviews for season 2 are not good at all. I'll probably pass on that for now.

Moving on, I'm thinking about starting Flying Witch, it looks great and I'm hearing great things. But I kind of want to stick with ENG dubbed anime for a little bit. I find I'm more engaged during my commutes when it's English. Does anyone know if anything on my "Plan to Watch" list is dubbed and worth watching?

http://myanimelist.net/animelist/MySynpai?status=6
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SynGamer said:
Finished Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! last night. Enjoyed it. It was cute, though some moments were a bit cringe-worthy. Unfortunately the reviews for season 2 are not good at all. I'll probably pass on that for now.

Moving on, I'm thinking about starting Flying Witch, it looks great and I'm hearing great things. But I kind of want to stick with ENG dubbed anime for a little bit. I find I'm more engaged during my commutes when it's English. Does anyone know if anything on my "Plan to Watch" list is dubbed and worth watching?

http://myanimelist.net/animelist/MySynpai?status=6
I'm not certain about English dubs on these, but if you can find them I STRONGLY recommend the following from your list:

- Barakamon
- Konosuba (probably not dubbed yet, it's still very recent)
- Hyouka
- Shirobako.

I just finished watching Shirobako for the 2nd time today. It's just brilliant. One of my favourite ever anime. It's takes the story of 'anime production' and makes it into a fun yet dramatic show without sacrificing the sense of realism. Even though much of it is still a more idealistic, romanticised version of anime production than is probably realistic, it still feels believable.
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On the Shirobako note I started watching New Game today which... is NOT like Shirobako but for game development. >_<

As you can imagine that would probably be right up my alley. Instead, it just seems to be your typical cute girls doing cute things show and the Cute Thing in question here is making a game. The main character somehow got a job as a character designer straight out of high school and she can't even do basic 3D. Grounded in reality this one is not!

Kinda fun first episode though.
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I actually ended up watching ReLIFE and really enjoyed it. Probably because I'm 30 and questioning all of my previous decisions, etc, etc. Thinking about Flying Witch or giving Shitobako another chance, we'll see.
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SynGamer said:
I actually ended up watching ReLIFE and really enjoyed it. Probably because I'm 30 and questioning all of my previous decisions, etc, etc. Thinking about Flying Witch or giving Shitobako another chance, we'll see.
Flying Witch is fantastic if you want something warm and comfy. It's about the warmest, comfiest thing in the world.
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Has anyone seen The Asterisk War, Yona of the Dawn or Akame ga Kill? They caught my eye on Crunchyroll and I'm nearing the end of the latest Fairy Tail arc and have no idea what to watch next.

Also, is it bad I fangirled slightly over the latest Fairy Tail OST release? :| I think I'm falling into the obsession trap.


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Has anyone seen The Asterisk War, Yona of the Dawn or Akame ga Kill? They caught my eye on Crunchyroll and I'm nearing the end of the latest Fairy Tail arc and have no idea what to watch next.

Also, is it bad I fangirled slightly over the latest Fairy Tail OST release? :| I think I'm falling into the obsession trap.


I've seen some of Akame ga Kill, but I stopped after a few episodes. It was a bit too grim for my tastes. I remember my friend watching Yona of the Dawn and he either said it was really good or really terrible.

...not remembering which one probably doesn't help you much, huh? xD
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After a long time not really watching much and moving from series to series in my backlog and not really finding anything particularly enjoyable, I decided to end my systematic approach and just go with something I really wanted to try, namely Hetalia Axis Powers, and it is now my favourite anime ever until I re-watch one of my old favourites or find something better.

One thing that probably won't change so quickly, however, is my new favourite quote: "Pasta~~~!"

Also, my sister was watching FMAB and I joined her to re-watch bits of it. Great show. I might just give it a full re-watch soon... actually, there's a bunch of series I want to re-watch, but I also have a HUGE backlog to get through. Decisions, decisions.... #FWP
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Tokyo Ghoul Season 3: http://oigel.com/tokyo-ghoul-season-3-release-date-updates-upcoming-season-slated-for-a-winter-release-new-protagonist-to-feature-in-next-season-8318249 

Why Do Anonymous Twitter Trolls Use Anime Avatars? https://theringer.com/anonymous-twitter-trolls-anime-avatars-harassment-4chan-8578d36b2920-8578d36b2920#.meslzxdp2


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