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Post by bomaye on Mon Dec 21, 2020 9:44 pm

The Chart

Seasons at the earliest seem to start in two weeks

Without reading any synopsiseseseseses:

EndlessA. Pokemon 2019
EB. One Piece

Continuing 1. Black Clover
C2. Shingeki no Kyojin Final Season
C3. Digimon (assuming it's continuing)


1. Yakusoku no Neverland Season 2
2. Dr Stone - Stone Wars
3. JuJutsu Kaisen (I like the characters, the outro is amazing and the powers are cool, but I do find the social commentary and obsession with western movie fandom a bit meh)
4. Yuru Camp - Season 2 (Also easily droppable, but I like a chill slice-of-life every season and Season 1 was really chill)
5. Jaku-chara (I accidentally read the synopsis and this might be interesting)
6. That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime Season 2 (maybe, I skipped the OVAs and while I enjoyed the first season, this is easily droppable if the season is too "busy")
7. That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime Season 2 (maybe, I skipped the OVAs and while I enjoyed the first season, this is easily droppable if the season is too "busy")
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Post by Enail on Tue Dec 22, 2020 12:01 am

If the Slime one is easily droppable, why did you put it on twice? Razz  

I haven't checked it out yet, but with Shingeki no Kyojin and Neverland, I'm probably not going to manage a third one.
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Post by bomaye on Tue Dec 22, 2020 3:03 am

I was moving JuJutsu Kaisen up the list so all the continuations were together and musta copy+pasted twice Lurking/sketchy
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Post by Enail on Tue Dec 22, 2020 2:48 pm

Yeah, a quick glance isn't showing me anything I'd be that into checking out in an empty season, definitely nothing that would make me want to cram a third one in.  The only one that caught my attention at all was Wonder Egg Priority, and that's only b/c it sounds weirdly similar to something in Shoujo Kakumei Utena that makes me wonder if it's an intentional reference and it's gonna build on that. I don't know if I'll have time to check it out, so I might just keep an eye on reviews to see if that turns out to be true.
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Post by bomaye on Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:11 pm

First episode of Neverland's new season is out
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Post by Enail on Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:14 am

AAAAH! Also, thanks, I'll probably get to it on the weekend.
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Post by bomaye on Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:19 pm

Yakusoku no Neverland S2 E1

Spoiler:

- HORRIFYING MONSTER ALREADY
- That visual in the opening with the kids eating rabbit
- Ray guilty about Emma's ear
- WHOA HOLOGRAM
- Morse Code instructions
- HUMAN
- Flora and fauna looking kinda alien
- Fucking YO, the children's stories were survival guides
- STRESSED OUT
- Ohhhh dear, demon hunters are here
- Yeah, Emma's ear looks like it's bleeding more
- Eyyyyyyy human on a horse
- I dunno guys, they could be witches looking to cook you and eat you too
- "Why are Demons saving humans" WUH OH

Still in the "I dunno, man" phase of this.
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Post by Enail on Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:35 pm

Yakusoku S2E1
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-Out in the world of monsters Shiny/thrilled
-Creepy new OP imagery
-one of the demons in the OP's in a hood's face under the hood looks like a child  Side-eye
-At the end of it, Emma and Ray are standing in a 3-person pose with the 3rd spot left blank to make you think of Norman
-the dragonfly fish Shiny/thrilled
-Being the cheerful leader's already starting to weigh on Emma, but Ray promises to share the load and not check out again.
-A hologram map, Norman really didn't slack off in the present department
-the feel of everything is different now, the way they're explaining to everyone how their tools work, with even the little kids crowding around, there's no more secrecy
-Emma's face when she accidentally sets all the kids off being upset by mentioning Norman , she and Ray (and maybe Gilda and Don) just face the awful stuff and pretty much accept it to the point where she's surprised everyone else is so fragile. Seems like the secrecy this season might be more about keeping the kids from being too traumatized, rather than secret plans. Emotionally stressful for the characters but not as compelling.
-the books gave them useful survival info for the outside
-All the little kids terrified except that one little one who just starts snarling like she's ready to cut a demon rofl
-I love seeing all their little plans and preparations that even Emma and Ray didn't know about
-all it takes is a lantern to decapitate them? They're not so tough. Though, they don't have many lanterns to spare.
-oh shit! Emma!
-oh no, Ray
-rescued!
-they don't trust creepy hooded girl. It's kind of nice to have a show where the characters are as suspicious as the viewers, less shouting "nooo, don't go in there!" into the void
-whuh-oh, she's a demon
-From the ending animation, looks like those two are demons outside of the group and probably friendly or semi-friendly. Sympathetic enough to be worth a peaceful ending animation about their daily lives, at least. That kind of ruined the cliffhanger.

It's not quite the same without the constant tension of trying to make plans under Mama's nose with the limited resources of an orphanage, but I feel like it's going somewhere with this and still probably knows what it's doing emotionally, so I'm fairly optimistic so far even if I'm not sure about getting into friendly demons and shit.
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Post by bomaye on Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:53 am

I would recommend skimming through Project Scard - Scar on the Praeter's first episode just to check out the visuals and the style on it.
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Post by bomaye on Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:39 pm

Neverland S2E2

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- The demons being super casual about accidentally getting lost and directing the kids in the right direction all while the kids are terrified they're being eaten
- Hmm, the demons are praying with their food like the humans do
- They don't eat humans because they're religious. How kosher
- Brutal, half the humans in the world were left behind to be farmed so there's no more demons vs humans
- And instead of falling into ZETSUBOU, the kids are hyped because it means there's a world to escape to (even though they definitely won't take them back)
- Ray's message maybe led the demons right to Minerva?
- Comfy survival training in deep tree-root caves
- Gilda as the group's psycho-mom Laughing
- The kids razzling Ray because he keeps trying to kill himself
- Emma wants to learn how to kill :/
- The fucking flowers that the demons eat with.
- They suck out the blood and preserve the meat, and also serve as an offering
- And they have to be put in while they're still alive Sad Sad Sad
- Emma's eyes looking a little deader when she came back

I'm still not so hot on the setting change because it feels like the tension's not quite the same, but there's some really good characters moments at least
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Post by Enail on Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:34 pm

Neverland S2E2
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-Emma and Ray being freaked out by how quickly the kids accept the demons; I guess they're the only ones who actually saw demons killing and eating children, so to the others, the demons are kind of just random friendly monsters
-I'm not that into developing the demon world, but religious reasons is a better reason than the generic "these ones are just good people horribly tormented by their desire" kind of thing, especially since the other ones seemed to have religious shit going on with eating the best brains
-humans sacrificing the people on half the world to the demons for a truce, and breeding them for food is their humane "no-hunting" alternative. I'd like to see this get tied in with the Mama system, the emotional factor of this kind of complicity.
-and they're thrilled because the horrible situation is so much better than they'd hoped Laughing.
-Gilda is scary
-I kind of wish they hadn't given all the other characters such side-charactery designs, I find it hard to see Gilda or any of the others as equally real people to Emma and Ray.
-even the little kids exasperatedly complaining about Ray's suicidal tendancies like it's on par with "he's such a slacker" or something and he's so outraged but it's not like he can really argue Laughing  Guilt-tripping too. The little ones don't really come off as full characters so much as one collective character, but they're kind of hilarious as that.
-Emma wants to learn to kill.
-vampiric flowers that show god's accepted your kill. So the creepy symbolic flowers are basically just kosherness. Feels like they answered a little more question than they should have there, too much subtext into text
-Emma's 'prayer,' and then stabbing the flower in while the bird's still alive, crying for the kids who died this way, this is pretty brutally sad
-that orange-lit emptiness in Emma's eyes afterwards

It's still engaging and they're doing good stuff with the characters, so it's not like I'm not into it still, but I really am missing the intensity and cleverness of the orphanage setting, those plans you didn't see coming that knock you flat, the pressure of always being watched, seeing under the surface of familiar things they took for granted. This is a little more ordinary-feeling a story even though they're still using the emotional punches effectively.

Thanks for getting me to check out Project Scard, it really is cool-looking! The backgrounds feel like they're gonna be a little too cg, but then land up having a kind of detailed sharpness that's quite striking, plus the use of patterns and texture and the magic effects looks great, and the action is sharp too. The character design is a little bit CLAMP. I don't think I'd watch this one, though, the characters and non-action scenes were boring. The visuals sure make me want to like it, though.

I did land up checking out Wonder Egg Priority too. It's really weird, lots of dream-like creepiness, gets pretty dark, kind of reminds me of an non-sexual/middle school version of Gleipnr in some ways; other than being weird I don't think there's any Utena resemblance, but I'm actually quite into it so far. Not sure I'd be able to keep up on this as well as the other two, but I might give it a try.
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Post by bomaye on Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:16 pm

I watched the first few minutes of Wonder Egg, I'm gonna catch up on it once the month is out and we don't have unlimited internet any more.
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Post by Enail on Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:23 am

Cool, let me know if you decide to watch it!
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Post by bomaye on Sun Jan 17, 2021 1:37 am

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Thanks for getting me to check out Project Scard, it really is cool-looking! The backgrounds feel like they're gonna be a little too cg, but then land up having a kind of detailed sharpness that's quite striking, plus the use of patterns and texture and the magic effects looks great, and the action is sharp too. The character design is a little bit CLAMP. I don't think I'd watch this one, though, the characters and non-action scenes were boring. The visuals sure make me want to like it, though.

I pretty much had the same reaction, I probably would've watched a few more episodes in a less-busy season but yeah
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