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I just finished Haganai Next...for the second time. Didn't realize I had already seen this until episode 10 (of 12). Hoping they get a season 3 soon as the light novels are up to 11 I believe. Seems each season is based off of 4 light novels.

Currently watching Bakemonogatari, three episodes in, fun so far :)
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I haven't had much time lately, but I've managed to get through Hetalia Axis Powers and a few episodes of Hetalia World Series, which isn't really all that much considering each episode is only 5 mins long. Also watched the first episode of Ore Monogatari. Like it so far, will probably continue. My sister wanted to rewatch Death Note, so I'll probably join her whenever she gets round to it, and we are watching Person of Interest as a family, though that isn't an animation.
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789ifyz said:
I haven't had much time lately, but I've managed to get through Hetalia Axis Powers and a few episodes of Hetalia World Series, which isn't really all that much considering each episode is only 5 mins long. Also watched the first episode of Ore Monogatari. Like it so far, will probably continue. My sister wanted to rewatch Death Note, so I'll probably join her whenever she gets round to it, and we are watching Person of Interest as a family, though that isn't an animation.
Ore Monogatari was hilarious. Seriously, one of my favorites in the past five years!
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So... I ended up binge-watching Ore Monogatari, finished it over 3 days, ignoring a bunch of things I was supposed to be doing with my time. Now I'm torn between getting on with that other stuff and binge-gaming and binge-watching as much as possible before my next year of Uni starts.

Either way, I do intend to at least start another series. Any recommendations?
Or maybe I should just take a random pick from my HUGE backlog...
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Britpoint said:
Glad you watched Ore Monogatari! Love that one. If you haven't seen Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun, that's another high recommend from me. Beyond that I'd say work through that back log. God knows I need to xD
Already seen that, lovely little show. It was my most favourite for a while, until I started re-watching FMAB. 
Guess it's time to get back to my backlog, then.
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Finished Bakemonogatari yesterday. Definitely a different anime experience than what I normally watch. Good story overall though a bit of a weak ending. Quite a bit of fan service throughout, with a few awkward moments on transit during my commute :#

Not sure what I want to watch next. Would like something dubbed. I've been alternating between dubbed and subbed as I have to read a computer monitor all day so not having to read in the morning and afternoon would be nice. Would like something with some action, and not much fluff/filler.
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SynGamer said:
Finished Bakemonogatari yesterday. Definitely a different anime experience than what I normally watch. Good story overall though a bit of a weak ending. Quite a bit of fan service throughout, with a few awkward moments on transit during my commute :#

Not sure what I want to watch next. Would like something dubbed. I've been alternating between dubbed and subbed as I have to read a computer monitor all day so not having to read in the morning and afternoon would be nice. Would like something with some action, and not much fluff/filler.
I'm not sure if this makes me part of a minority, but I personally dislike 'fan-service' to the point where I've dropped some series because of it. I especially hate it when a series I really like switches its focus to that 'fan-service', especially when that shift in focus puts what I liked about the series in the background.

If it's rare and/or 'mild', I can put up with it, but otherwise, I'll usually drop it early on. There are some exceptions, usually series that make me laugh or those that are really intriguing. Bakemonogatari somehow ended up under the latter category - the 'nature' of the 'fan-service' had me wanting to drop it, but for some reason I ended up watching (almost) all of it. 'Almost', because I skipped some bits and scrolled down on some others.

And now, examples of stuff that was ruined for me due to 'fanservice':
Pretty much every single 'beach fun time' episode (I skip them all)
3 of the 'Big 5' shounen (Fairy Tail, One Piece, BLEACH [some other things ruined that too, including repetetive boredom]) (dropped)
3rd season of Yuru Yuri (still watched it though)
Welcome to the NHK (dropped, although it sounded interesting)
OREIMO (dropped)
...

And this ended up being a half-rant on fanservice. Not my initial intention, but whatever... I'm just gonna leave for a bit.

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SynGamer said:
Finished Bakemonogatari yesterday. Definitely a different anime experience than what I normally watch. Good story overall though a bit of a weak ending. Quite a bit of fan service throughout, with a few awkward moments on transit during my commute :#

Not sure what I want to watch next. Would like something dubbed. I've been alternating between dubbed and subbed as I have to read a computer monitor all day so not having to read in the morning and afternoon would be nice. Would like something with some action, and not much fluff/filler.
@SynGamer the monogatari series is actually quite long and still ongoing (a new movie coming out soon). I found it in an anime fights compilation and have ended up watching 2 of the series, though it had several elements that would usually cause me to drop it, but somehow I ended up getting hooked.
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Oh you would love Asterisk War then :D More fan service than plot.  Fan service aside, it's not too bad but nothing special. Going to finish it though since there's only 12 episodes left. Maybe the second half will be better.
No idea what to start after, either Akame ga Kill or maybe I'll finish the rest of Sword Art.. only watched the first two plotlines dubbed and couldn't find the rest. Maybe I'll just rewatch from the beginning but subbed instead and go all the way. Not sure I could be bothered though! Didn't feel overly memorable watching it the first time.
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@SynGamer Monster's a pretty good series that's quite well dubbed. Plus it's based in Europe, so their name pronunciations are generally more accurate - not nearly as bad as pretty much any dubbing where the characters are Japanese. It's 74 episodes long, though: https://myanimelist.net/anime/19/Monster?q=monster 

I myself need to catch up on Ultimate Spiderman and re-watch Merlin with family.
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Oh dammit, I thought Asterisk only had 24 episodes total but E24 ended in a way that there's blatantly a lot more to come yet and now I have to wait for that to release as well now :D That's three series I'm waiting on now.
It gets a lot of slack but I'm actually quite enjoying it though. The second season was definitely better.
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Just finished Parasyte, was literally touch and go the last few minutes whether I was going to rage quit or rejoice. Really enjoyed the story overall. Pacing we pretty dang good too. There were a few plot elements that could have been polished a bit more, but definitely a fun ride.

Curious to see if the series gets any more content in the future.

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@Wynterdust I checked the Asterisk War on MAL and found it comes under a couple of genres I make a point to avoid at all costs, so then I went and picked a random show out of my backlog and found that had similar issues, so then I picked another and, @everyone , it seems all right but half the cast has Japanese names and half of it has European sounding names, so now I'm not sure whether to try it subbed or dubbed... suggestions? 


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It classes as a harem I believe but it strays away from that a bit in the second season. Yeah it's not solely set in Japan, it explains it at the start. I watched it subbed as I couldn't find it dubbed. So that's all I can recommend!

I think I may have been unclear.

The Asterisk war came under a couple of genres I avoid no matter what.

I checked another series from my backlog and that also had similar issues.

I tried a third one and literally half its cast are Japanese and half are Western. It has a subbed and a dubbed version and now I am unsure which to try it in.


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Finished Haikyuu!! Second Season today, just as fun and intense as the first season, but with better character development. I've grown tired of 25 episode seasons/series, but this one really helps you grow with the characters and embrace their struggles. Looking forward to season 3 (and hopefully finishing out this damn school season :) )

Now to find a dubbed series again. I'm basically alternating 1 subbed, then 1 dubbed, etc, etc.

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SynGamer said:

Finished Haikyuu!! Second Season today, just as fun and intense as the first season, but with better character development. I've grown tired of 25 episode seasons/series, but this one really helps you grow with the characters and embrace their struggles. Looking forward to season 3 (and hopefully finishing out this damn school season :) )

Now to find a dubbed series again. I'm basically alternating 1 subbed, then 1 dubbed, etc, etc.

@SynGamer Did you try Monster yet? Well dubbed, story driven and based in Europe (Germany). And all the vehicles are either Mercs or VWs. There is no third manufacturer.
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http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2016-09-26/survey-asks-fans-which-showa-era-anime-they-want-to-reboot/.106712 

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Finished Orange today. Solid story throughout, and a...simple (?) ending. Cute all around though had it gone any longer than 13 episodes I probably would have lost interest. I'm interested in the sequel movie, so I'll have to keep an eye out.

I felt really bad for Suwa, both in the future as the second choice of sorts, and in the changed past where he pushes aside his own feelings and does his best to make sure they end up together...poor guy.

Going to check out 91 Days next week now that it's wrapped up.

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After lots of filler and some 'meh' kind of canon, the final fight of Naruto Fillerpuden aired on Thursday and it's actually really quite decent. Certainly a lot better than I was expecting. I almost wouldn't mind them botching what little's left of the show. I'd still rage if they decided to chuck in another filler arc before the end, though, or even if they added it AFTER the end.

Though, tbf, this basically is the ending. Final chapter is really nothing more than random pairings to set up a sequel which, so far, has taken the form of a spin off Manga, 2 movies and a monthly Manga that's basically just a copy/paste of the second of those movies, but with a slightly downgraded art style. Much disappoint.
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Confusing Road Signs: http://en.rocketnews24.com/2016/10/02/japan-has-some-ridiculously-confusing-highway-signs-funny-manga-shows-"us/ 

"Anime is dead": http://sgcafe.com/2016/10/melancholy-haruhi-suzumiya-director-yamakan-explains-anime-dead/ 


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Anime-song playing, lightning shooting Tesla Coil: http://en.rocketnews24.com/2016/10/04/anime-song-playing-lightning-shooting-tesla-coil-is-worlds-coolest-high-school-science-project/ 

Japanese anime voice actor touched by fan's gift: http://en.rocketnews24.com/2016/10/03/japanese-anime-voice-actor-touched-by-fans-incredibly-selfless-gift-at-animate-store/ 

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Tribute to "one of the most depressing moments in anime": http://kotaku.com/a-tribute-to-one-of-the-most-depressing-moments-in-anim-1787400241 

RWBY Volume 4: http://www.indiewire.com/2016/10/rwby-volume-4-clip-rooster-teeth-ruby-fights-grimm-new-look-anime-series-1201733168/ 


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Tribute to "one of the most depressing moments in anime": http://kotaku.com/a-tribute-to-one-of-the-most-depressing-moments-in-anim-1787400241 


Yup. As soon as I saw the link I thought "This is probably from Clannad, PMMM or Fullmetal Alchemist".

The smart thing FMA did is use that story to show you how dark it could go, but rarely actually went that far. It made you on edge while you were watching without actually depressing you too much. This is where it's stronger than, say, Madoka Magica, because that show just spiraled deeper and deeper into misery without any reprieve. In Fullmetal Alchemist, the moments of horror were used sparingly. So you really felt them when they hit.
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