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Discussion in 'Audio/Video/Books' started by XBPonyA, 14 March 2012.
^ I'm all nervous now. I still haven't got over the depression caused by Madoka!
Acquire a box of tissues for when you get to After Story. By the Gods are you going to need them.
Also: you so much as THINK about touching my Kotomi, I'll end your life Mortal Kombat style!
Just Watched the first three episodes of "Oreimo" I've really enjoyed this show so far. Very funny and yes there is a way you're sister can be that cute! Shes' adorable! It was funny watching Kuroneko and Kirino arguing over anime in a fast food outlet
EDIT: Forgot to add the opening theme is beautiful!
Latest episode of Potato.
...I mean, Yuyushiki.
Yeah. You'll understand if you watch it.
It was only for about 15 seconds, but MOAR TINY YUKARI
I have made it as far as episode 9 of Clannad, not even vaguely close to After Story, and the first tears have been shed. I fear the next few days are going to be excessively damp...
Recently watch through Lucky Star and Princess Jellyfish.
I really, really love Princess Jellyfish.
Well, I just saw "Memories", the film from 1995. It's a pretty good watch, if you ask me. I think the first short is easily the best, since it drew me in so close to the characters and told a beautifully tragic story in just the space of 45 minutes or so. The second was a bit of a stretch of the imagination to believe; however I actually found it quite funny, so maybe it was meant to be a comedy. The third and final one seemed more like an all-round experiment to me, due to it's distinctive art style (it looks more like a Tim Burton stop-motion film than an anime) and world-building (it just basically establishes the scene of a steampunk nation at war, ruled by a highly authoritarian government). Oh, and the animation is outstanding throughout; I'd say it's just as good as Akira at its best.
So yeah, go watch this film.
And now I just finished Nichijou. It's a hilarious thing to watch, with some really varied art and animation at times. Plus the soundtrack is really nice as well. I'd certainly recommend it.
But enough of this gay banter, it's time to Clannad. I'll report back when I've finished the original series, and do so again when I've finished After Story. Wish me luck, fellows!
We share this journey together! I have just begun After Story. Good fortune to you, fellow!
I think I generally watch TV series at a slower pace than most people, but regardless we shall both embark on this valiant quest together. See you on the other side
Went back to moe routes and watched 'Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko'. One of the moest things I've seen. It reminded me a lot of 'Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai' and 'Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo'.
Speaking of Chuunibyou, I completely forgot about its 2nd season. Excuse me while I fangirl scream. Again... I think.
Whoa. I hate the idea of hollywood corruptions of anime as much as the next person but dayum.
Spoiler: Not actually a thing, But still
Holy, F****** S***. This poster made me melt. I pray that this isn't gonna be a pile of doo doo. An idea for the monthly o2 meet?
Err.. to be clear I'll repeat the spoiler title: Not Actually A Thing. Sorry.
It's just a well made pic which has apparently been making waves online, as people would be favour of it rather than the usual opposition to live action anime films, like the Akira live film which was thankfully shelved.
I feel silly now, I never really read the title of spoilers...
Clannad, you guys!! I just finished After Story.
The following post will feature a spoiler tag with general thoughts plus an inner spoiler tag for mega spoilers to protect Nosnibormada who is still part way through.
Spoiler: Spoiler Level 1
Wow. This series was just incredible. I love how over the two seasons it went from light hearted high school slice of life to the most serious emotional issues you could ever face and back again so effortlessly. It was light hearted, it was beautiful, it made me cry for pretty much all the reasons it is possible for a person to cry apart from physical trauma and each character was so carefully crafted. Tomoya is a really great character - he was likeable and kind without your over-the-top-pure-hearted protagonist that always wound me up in something like Emiya in Fate/Stay Night. Nah, Tomoya is lazy but good natured, and he was always very believable. It took a while for Nagisa to grow on me, largely because of the rest of the cast. Tomoyo, Kyou and Kitomi (with three hiragana: ことみ) were all fantastic companions. The longer I spent with Nagisa though, the more I loved her - I think the family setting really helped. Her folks were great.
Overall that was a great journey. I really want Starfish and the Big Dango Family.
Spoiler: ULTRA MEGA SPOILER LEVEL 2
I really like how After Story ended. Because it spent five episodes showing you a realistic story, one of pain as the love of Tomoya's life is cruelly snatched away from him. The resentment he felt towards his own child as her birth was the cause. The gradual overcoming of that pain and his redemption as a father who finally stepped up to the plate and learned to move on with his life for the sake of the one ray of light he had left. And then the misery of losing that as well!
But then after all that, the show decided I had suffered enough and did some magic to make a happy ending. And you know what? I'm totally OK with that! I went through the tears when Nagisa died. I had the breakdown when I saw the same happening to Ushio. But now instead of walking away from that show utterly depressed at the complete despair the characters I had grown to love were left in (that-you-very-much Madoka Magica...) I get to remember those powerful experiences while continuing my day with a smile on my face. The whole 'magic from feelings, wishes coming true' thing was well handled as well, because although it was something that showed up in episodes from time to time, it was never really important to the main plot arcs. Because of this it never really felt like 'magic' was a common part of this universe, and so when someone dies I expected them to stay dead, but it gave the show a way out once they've taken you on the rollercoaster. In other shows, you'd be expecting some kind of magical cure, so it wouldn't be such a shock or relief when everything turned out OK. In this I thought hoping for magical happy ending was a pointless hope, the kind of empty wish that Tomoya was probably making. So I was all the more happy when it happened.
So thank you, Clannad, for being the best of both worlds. I don't care if your 'everything was fine by magic' twist was contrived and silly, because it was exactly what I needed.
Edit: OK, turns out you can't embed spoilers! Fixed.
Well, I usually only buy DVDs when I want to watch something over and over because it's so good.
I am currently on my 6th run of The Girl Who Leapt Through Time.
Brilliant film. If you can pick up a copy, I'd highly recommend it.
And so, I welcome you. The anime fandom now fully accepts you, and we're glad to have you along. (I still think it should have been Kyou, but that's my personal preference. Nagisa did grow on me in the series, but when I play the game, I just end up going Kyou's route every other time regardless.)
The alternate universe romance episodes are fantastic and I'm really glad they did them!
To all the people just finishing Clannad you should probably watch Kanon too, it's also made by KEY and animated by kyoto animation (the 2006 version). The story is also really beautifully done as well, just as most of the stuff made by KEY is. Oh and the soundtrack is awesome too.
Spoiler: Kanon OP
But can my heart take it!?
I also have Angel Beats lined up.