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Only anime I'm currently watching is Gundam Build Fighters, which is totally freaking awesome dudes.  

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I've been watching Sword Art Online on Toonami as well and I'm somewhat disappointed. When the show is good, it's very good, but it puts way to much focus on its lead characters and we don't hear much from other characters. The end of the first arc was the worst though.

Kirito fights a losing battle against the final boss, Asuna SOMEHOW without explanation overcomes the game and sacrifices herself and then Kirito SOMEHOW, also without explanation, escapes death to defeat the boss. Then we find out that Asuna is for whatever reason still alive? The ending also attempted to make us sympathize too much with the final boss. When asked why he would commit what is essentially mass genocide for his own enjoyment he doesn't really give an answer and he just disappears. He's responsible for the deaths of thousands and he can just leave?

 

Well there are some explanation, but this is an anime anyways, not real life. So anything goes. :P

 

 

and they already explained that a person that dies ingame doesn't die in real life right away. You are given a small chance to revive them with a special item if you use it shortly after they die ingame. The real enemy in the first season had reasons to keep her alive as well afterall.

 

 

I watched SAO seasons 1 and 2. I really liked Season 1. :thumbsup: All of it. No complaints. :biggrin: Season 2 was not as epic, but still worth watching. Really, it was kinda lack luster, but it did have its moments. :unhappy: As to the ending of season 1 in reply to eal:

Games have glitches, so Asuna must have found one. :P As I recall, Kirito was only nearly dead. It's been a while since I've seen the ending, so what I'm about to say could be wrong. It was how I interpreted it though. After Asuna's surprise attack and death, Akihiko Kayaba was kinda honor bound to die since he promised Kirito that she would live if Kirito died. Akihiko may be a genocidal maniac, but he is at least honorable. SAO was intended to be essentially a fair game. In game, after a person dies, we know they can be revived at most 10 seconds after their death. There was at least one item that allowed this to happen. But really, this is mainly for dramatic effect. That's the real answer here.I agree about the ending, but who's to say there aren't real world consequences for him? :P

 

Where would you have seen season 2? The alfheim arc is just another arc, not another season. Second season hasn't been made yet. :P

 

 

and yeah, he was honorable. His reason was that he wanted to create a world where he was god. Crazy yeah, though he didn't go out of his way to kill everyone right then. But you'll see at the end of second arc why they couldn't do anything to him for that. He allowed them to live their life. Some people actually enjoyed living their lives in the game. The real issue with it was that he forced all those people to stay trapped in there.

 

 

As for what I'm watching, One Piece, Magi season 2, senyuu, etc. been reading manga more though. Already caught up on Attack on Titan, One Piece, Bleach, Gintama, etc. in manga.

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Well, it sounded like they were saying that the end of arc 1 was season 1, so... :P But yes, you're right. I've watched both arcs or Season 1.

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I've been watching Sword Art Online on Toonami as well and I'm somewhat disappointed. When the show is good, it's very good, but it puts way to much focus on its lead characters and we don't hear much from other characters. The end of the first arc was the worst though.

Kirito fights a losing battle against the final boss, Asuna SOMEHOW without explanation overcomes the game and sacrifices herself and then Kirito SOMEHOW, also without explanation, escapes death to defeat the boss. Then we find out that Asuna is for whatever reason still alive? The ending also attempted to make us sympathize too much with the final boss. When asked why he would commit what is essentially mass genocide for his own enjoyment he doesn't really give an answer and he just disappears. He's responsible for the deaths of thousands and he can just leave?

 

Well there are some explanation, but this is an anime anyways, not real life. So anything goes. :P

 

 

and they already explained that a person that dies ingame doesn't die in real life right away. You are given a small chance to revive them with a special item if you use it shortly after they die ingame. The real enemy in the first season had reasons to keep her alive as well afterall.

That's true I had forgotten about that. But since that was way back in the third episode and I believe the 14th episode was the end of the first arc, they should have reminded the viewer of that fact to help clear things up if that was in fact the reason she survived.

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I had read somewhere it was 2 seaons and not 2 arcs of 1 seaon so that's why I had that impression.  My bad. 

 

 

Not only is there the earlier episode reference about being able to be revived for a short time, but the "final boss" promised to not let Asuna commit suicide.  Doing what she did was essentially commiting suicide, so yeah, she got to live.  I can see the gripe about her overcoming the paralysis but the show did establish glitches were possible.  That little girl they took care of was a walking/talking NPC glitch after all.  Plus we've all played plenty of video games.  Weird stuff happens. ;)

  

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Sorry for necropost, but...

Just finished Mobile Suit Gundam 0079, even though I'm still at that stage where I lose all motivation to watch any anime for a time. Pretty good show (not great, though), and I can see why they helped gatherway newer and better real robot shows.

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Stop at episode 13!

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I'm currently watching Attack on Titan. It's pretty good. the opening is epic, the body count is high, and the fight scenes are ridiculously cool. Plus, Potato Girl is probably my favorite comic relief character ever. If I have one complaint, it's that Mikasa's is so bland. Sure she's a badass and all but that's about it.

 

I recently finished Welcome to the NHK, about a conspiracy theorist who believes he's become a recluse because the NHK (a network in Japan) has brainwashed him by airing addictive anime to create otaku. It's one of the few slice of life anime to genuinely make me laugh, probably because he gets into weird situations like getting addicted to hentai games and online porn or accidentally joining a suicide pact.

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I love Attack on Titan.  I've been watching it since I found out they threw it on Netflix.  I'm on ep 24 now.  I'm also watching Sword Art Online on Toonami.  It seemed like there was somewhat of a drought for serious mature anime for a little while there and now it seems to be back with a vengeance. 

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I've been watching Space Dandy on Toonami. I think it's pretty good. It's not fantastic but I think a lot of people were expecting Cowboy Bebop when anyone who saw the commercials could tell you that that wasn't what we were going to get. I think it's monumental though that it airs on Toonami before it airs in Japan.

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Appleseed XIII. All of it.

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I've been rotating between Attack on Titan, which I've already mentioned, on Crunchyroll and Eden of the East on Netflix. I love me a good mystery.

 

Movie-wise I bought Paprika to watch over the weekend and Spirited Away because its my favorite animated movie and it's a shock that I don't actually own a copy. I also just ordered From Up On Poppy Hill because it was on sale and it's Studio Ghibli and that's really the only justification needed.

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Appleseed XIII. All of it.

 

What did you think of the series?  I've been meaning to watch it.  The 1st CGI movie was amazing.  I thought the sequel was very disappointing.  

 

eal:  I recently started to watch East of Eden as well.  My wife got me into it.  Only a few eps into it.  I like the mystery behind everything.    

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eal: I recently started to watch East of Eden as well. My wife got me into it. Only a few eps into it. I like the mystery behind everything.

The mystery is what I look the most about it. Its well paced throughout the show, always giving you something adding something new each episode. It's the kind of show I would have someone who's never seen anime before watch. It's short, there isn't much if any stereotypical anime crazyness (fan service, bug-eyed reactions and screaming), and it's great but not spectacular so as to not set a high bar.

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I am re-watching the first season of Sailor Moon. After that, I will watch the original Mazinger Z series and then Shin Mazinger.

 

Sorry for necropost, but...

Never be sorry for necromancing old threads if you post something relevant.

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Sorry, I just feel the need to apologize whenever I necropost, even if it's a relevant necropost.

Anyway, planning to resume Sgt. Frog and Death Note, as well as watch Zeta Gundam tomorrow.

Also, can't wait for the new Sgt. Frog flash anime to air sometime this spring, so I can yar-har any episodes on Nyaa after they air. Or watch them on Crunchyroll, if they ever stream it.

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Stop at episode 13!

 

I didn't :(

 

There were some decent episodes after 13, but man, the show lost the stylish noir stuff I loved about the first season.

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I guess I'm the only person on Earth who liked the second half of Big O...

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I want to watch the Studio Ghibli movies, as well. But they are on BluRay, so only watchable at boyfriend's (I am still happy with my old TV and my old DVD player), and we have a lot of unwatched movies on our to-do list.

 

Never be sorry for necromancing old threads if you post something relevant.

 

Sorry, I just feel the need to apologize whenever I necropost, even if it's a relevant necropost.

Apologizing is fine. Just never be actually sorry.

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;) I've been watching Space Dandy as well, and I find it to be pretty enjoyable. As for Attack on Titan, I've been reading the Manga to it and it is indeed awesome but man does it get dark and brutal real quick. Also, I quickly learned not to get to attached to side characters in that series.

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