does the Underpants Dance
If you want something like Lain, Funimation recently re-released Paranoia Agent, which is a GOAT, but you might have already seen it.
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I've been watching this show with a friend, and when we got to last week's episode titled, "I'm Not In This One, Am I?" we both immediately groaned, "Oh nooooooooooooo, this episode is all-babies, isn't it!? Ughhhhhhhhh" it was indeed, a babies-only episode.As others have mentioned, whenever So I'm a Spider, So What? goes to the humans, the story drags.
It's fine. It's a stress free show about an immortal isekai'd witch who builds a weird mildly gay psudo-harem/found-family of cute fantasy-girls around her. It's a good decompression show and has some laughs along the way but isn’t entirely guilt free.I've Been Killing Slimes For 300 Years and Maxxed Out My Level has a title that is far too long and hasn't been mentioned on here before.
Haha, oh no. This show actually has a pretty good setup and initial mystery. But it becomes infuriating to watch as the characters do some really stupid, brain-dead stuff. The main character's relationships with underaged girls also borderline creepy. And the ending fails to stick the landing even harder than LOST. I have a very hard time recommending this show.Erased is a pretty good time travel mystery tale.
Don't agree with everything but agree with this.The main character's relationships with underaged girls also borderline creepy.
I like it OK but I'd say the lead has definitely made some spectacularly bone-headed moves, particularly in the last couple episodes. And it also has the lead in a pretty questionable time travel relationship. Also, I'm not sure that the time travel stuff makes consistent sense. I mean, when does it ever but there are definitely causality stuff that I'm pointing to and going "uh, wait, why?" when the hero returns to the present.The currently airing Tokyo Revengers has a similar scenario of time traveling mystery-doos to prevent murders in the past. So far I’m liking it a lot, and it’s a decent amount less skeevy and annoying but the source material is also over 200 chapters at this point so I expect the show to either have a “go read the manga” ending or just continue on way too long.
And I mean if you wanna do that you should just be watching Cromartie High. Or Durarara I guess. Or go oldschool with Kyo Kara Ore Wa, or really oldschool with Sakigake Otokojuku or Sukeban Deka....To say nothing about how it's trying to romanticize high school gangs.
Big disagreement here. The main character is a whiny baby who is dumb and a loser, but I find it admirable and enjoyable that he keeps working past all his flaws despite the harrowing personal danger he is constantly in, in order to become a better person. Especially when it would just be so much easier for him to just run away. The plot is very straight forward: the main character can go back in time ten years because reasons. And he uses the opportunity to change his past and the past of people he cares about because he knows things don't end up well for them. It's literally just the same plot as Erased, but the main character has a lot more agency and personal investment. The bullies and thugs he finds himself surrounded by are bad people, but they're not irredeemable and most of the sympathetic ones are sympathetic because they have redeeming qualities that just need fostering and encouraging. And I don't particularly read the show as 'romanticizing high school gangs' when we're reminded at every turn that these people's involvement in gangs has ruined everyone's lives and gets most of them killed in the future. If anything, the show is about rehabilitating these thugs and getting them on the path where they can leave the gang-life behind. The only thing I find troubling about the show is the main character dealing with his high school girlfriend. But their relationship is innocent enough and basically platonic/puppy-love when they've never even kissed. And he's not fantasizing about her or doing anything skeevy, just doing his best to try and prevent her untimely death in the future as a casualty of the gang wars he's constantly trying to stop.Tokyo Revengers is really mediocre. The main character sucks, the plot makes no sense, and it's obsessed with a giant cast of bullies and thugs who blend together and are all kind of terrible. To say nothing about how it's trying to romanticize high school gangs.
I said this three months ago. The final episode of this show will drop in a few days and I cannot wait to see Jet Jaguar - being the size of a truck - take on a kaiju the size of a skyscraper. This show makes me froth. Godzilla S.P. is the best show this season hands down. Can't wait until July when the rest of you guys get to watch it!If it makes any difference to JBear, yes there's a mecha in this, no it is not a mecha show. It is 100% a kaiju/tokusatsu show. The Jet Jaguar in this is the size of a truck and made in some crazy dude's garage. That boi is not going to stand a chance against kaiju the size of skyscrapers.
He cries and gets punched a lot. His personal growth is getting used to crying and getting punched a lot. For stupid reasons.Big disagreement here. The main character is a whiny baby who is dumb and a loser, but I find it admirable and enjoyable that he keeps working past all his flaws despite the harrowing personal danger he is constantly in, in order to become a better person.
And smarter, yes. Again, the plot makes no fucking sense. His grand goal is for someone to not get hit by a truck in 10 years. To accomplish this, instead of focusing on that person not being in one specific place in 10 years, he's trying to restructure the gang that killed her for some reason. To saying nothing of the complete lack of consistency in the time travel rules as already stated by Johnny.Especially when it would just be so much easier for him to just run away.
Completely untrue. Erased is a mystery that the MC is trying to solve. This guy knows exactly what's happened and is just doing other shit instead.It's literally just the same plot as Erased
The Erased MCs lack of agency is part of the appeal. He has no control over his powers, and can't get anyone to listen to him in the past because he's a child, and can't get anyone to listen to him in the present because he's a wanted criminal. As for personal investment, you think that "that high school girl I used to date and almost forgot about got hit by a truck" gives our MC more personal investment than "my mother was stabbed to death almost in front of me and I was found at the scene of the crime with her blood on my hands"? Okay.the main character has a lot more agency and personal investment.
We see the leader of the gang stare into the middle distance while talking about redeeming the idea of high school gangs while the music swells and everyone stares on in awe. He and his BFF are constantly represented as the "right" way to do things in contrast to the "bad" gang/s. And more recently, we see how deeply they both care about everyone under them.And I don't particularly read the show as 'romanticizing high school gangs'
No, their involvement with the "bad" gang is doing that. The show is about keeping their pure/good gang uncorrupted so it can be about petty fist fights and cool tats and motorcycles and not betting rings and drug dealing.we're reminded at every turn that these people's involvement in gangs has ruined everyone's lives and gets most of them killed in the future.
I see absolutely no sign of that. That's certainly not what our MC is trying to do. He's decided that he loves these guys who constantly disrespect, bully, and threaten him and wants to be a part of it but isn't good enough at punching people to feel valued.If anything, the show is about rehabilitating these thugs and getting them on the path where they can leave the gang-life behind.
He sticks up for himself and his friends instead of backing down or running away like he'd done for over a decade. He works on repairing his relationships and maintaining them instead of abandoning them. He suffers through physical beatings because he realizes the emotional pain of living an empty and rudderless life devoid of interpersonal relationships is harder. He goes out of his way to offer emotional support and words of encouragement to the people around him who need it. He constantly pushes himself into scenarios that he would have originally ran away from in terror in order to accomplish goals he's set for himself. That all counts as personal growth to me, and I've enjoyed seeing that play out. You're welcome to this and the other uncharitable reads of the show - you don't gotta like anything you don't wanna. And I'm not here to try to convince you otherwise, just provide a differing perspective and to back up my initial endorsement of the show for other observers. Sorry you seem to hate the show so much JBear, maybe stop watching it if you're getting so much frustration and so little enjoyment out of it?He cries and gets punched a lot. His personal growth is getting used to crying and getting punched a lot. For stupid reasons.
I'll say clearly that I have no experience with this anime whatsoever, so I have no context.He suffers through physical beatings because he realizes the emotional pain of living an empty and rudderless life devoid of interpersonal relationships is harder.