I loved what I saw of the first episode but didn't finish because I smelled the
>she really wants to become a rakugoka but the old man won't take a woman as apprentice
plot from miles away and I hate that shit. If it doesn't happen I'll pick it back up.
Why's that necessarily a bad thing? It's a male artform so it's something that could've happened, plus she's interesting as a character. Got a strong side but you can really see her insecurities and moments of weakness through it. Probably who I like best after watching it.
I get the cliché you're afraid of but I don't thiiink it'll pan out so stupidly. I don't get that feeling at least, if it ends up bad you can say you told me so.
Yeah, cool suit too. The criminal aesthetic is pretty slick
I want to make love to her voice.
But that's not AOTS
This is AOTS
The only two shows so far that have a shot at AOTS for me are this and surprisingly enough, Grimgar.
Maybe Boku Dake too if they fixed the manga enough, but I didn't watch it yet.
I'm very excited for Grimgar too, actually. Haven't seen the episode but it at least /looks/ gorgeous. So long as the narrative isn't too horrible I can see myself really liking it.
It makes me sad that I know that based ex-Shaft director Shinichi Omate can't carry the show alone and at some point the typical generic Deen staff will destroy everything like it happened with Sankarea where everything broke apart after episode 3 when he didn't provide the storyboards.
I read the manga so I already know it's pretty bad.
Character dynamics are top tier too. Hope it doesn't get too crawling in my skin once that one guy dies.
I liked it but it moved too fast. For a guy who never takes in apprentice's, Yakumo accepted Yotaro pretty quickly.Not to mention how the part where Yotaro's old criminal boss was resolved so quickly it made the entire plot point lack any real impact, and even that was better handled than when Yotaro was kicked out and accepted again in the next scene. What was a 45 minute episode could've been handled better in 3 or 4 normal length episodes.
I'm yet to watch Dimension W and Grimgar, but I really liked Rakugo and Boku ga Inai Machi. I believe both shows have plenty of potential.
Dagashi Kashi was really fun. I also liked Shoujo wo Mesazu whatever.
I'm not too sure if I want to watch Prince of Stride, since I'm not into otome-ge.
For me it's either Rakugo or Erased.
Both had the best premier. Although I haven't seen Dimension W yet.
Hirakawa might fit the bill.
I am watching the true AoTS
I dunno man, I can't help but disagree with all of that. It's shown pretty clearly that the master only took him in as an "apprentice" in the first place thinking that he'd be useful around the house, not expecting his level of commitment. More looking for an assistant than an apprentice; he's getting old himself and the only other one there is a woman (gives a little insight towards her place in all this, too). Yotaro also evokes feelings of his old rival, which I think is the biggest reason he was allowed to stay (especially important for retracting the expulsion). The criminal boss too, I felt was done well. The discussion on the porch does a good job building character for both Yotaro and the master. He's also serves as a viewer surrogate for this episode, which I think is really important. I dunno for sure but if I had to guess I wouldn't say rakugo is really something that's big for the target audience. The question of "why rakugo" is something we're asking too. I think we're supposed to get an understanding of the answer at the same time as the boss - during the performance (you'll see the director draw attention to him throughout the show). Leaving quietly also sheds light on the kind of relationship they have; he's seen it as important and has decided not to interfere with Yotaro's pursuit (I think, at least, he may return later in some other fashion but who knows, that's what I drew from it).
None of this really felt like it happened "too fast" - I was pretty captivated throughout, it held my attention well but didn't demand it by throwing too much too fast.
Do other people feel that the pacing was too quick?
Fuck the Erased threads on /a/.
Those fuckers don't know how to use spoiler tags properly. Fucking newfags. That's probably the only thread I'm not going to participate this season because of retards.
Oh well at least my friend told me the manga is solid. Hopefully A-1 stays consistent.
I was just gonna make a thread asking exactly the same question as you, OP. It's no doubt the AOTY.
I didn't even know about what it was, other than it was some sort of Shoujo (which is always a big turn off)
Fucking godlike, though.
you can still kinda sympathize though. the performance he put everything into didn't get quite a reaction, some serious emotions running through ya there
really evokes feelings associated to the performing arts, hits home if you've been through that kinda thing
If I was in his position I would have at the very least gone back when I felt sleepy. Not just fall asleep right next to him. Even if he didn't snore out loudly, it would have been a terrible impression.
It's exactly because you're ESL that you had no problems. People that learn subtitles early in their lives know how to read them and aren't "distracted" by them like Americans are much more likely to be.
He's clearly pulling typical shitposting technique
I guess I have to spell it out for you.
Not hard to follow in the sense the subs are moving fast or something, but because the stories themselves just aren't that interesting. I thought I was missing something by not completely seeing the guy's mannerisms (which are a big part of rakugo) since I was looking at the subs.
This season is seriously good holy fuck, I'm following most shows..
No, see, you said exactly what I thought you'd say.
If you're any good at reading subtitles, you won't be distracted by them. It's the equivalent of someone telling me "You can't listen and see something at the same time, I'm too busy looking at it"
You haven't answered my question: American?
The asnwer is getting more and more obvious.
Add AOTY 2015 Lupin's 2nd cour and this is the best season in a while.
I had never heard of Rakugo before watching this. I thought the show was just okay until the scene where Yotaro performs for his former boss. It was so strangely gripping and for the rest of the episode I was hooked.
Yeah, after hearing Yotaro's monologue about why he loves Rakugo with the expressions and attire of the actor and how he brings the many characters to live, I can now finally understand the rusty and oldfashioned rakugo that is always shown on tv on New Years that was always illustrated as being boring garbage that old people enjoy while teens go outside in their yukatas having outdoorsex.
Every season I get anxious that I might miss out on that true gem that's hiding among all the shit.
In the end I never find the time to check out everything and get even more anxious next season till I get so burned out that I watch nothing at all any more.
Don't worry too much about it, watch what you enjoy but might not be good. Gem or not nothing anime releases as of late will be a masterpiece or good. Even this is fine for now but nothing too amazing.
I tried to watch every show's first episode but after I'v picked like 6 shows to follow (that's fucking overload compared to other seasons) I just end up skipping the rest.
Like Dimension W or PSO2 or even Sekkou.
I just can't handle more as it is without it becoming a small marathon each week to work the episodes off.
So don't worry about "finding the gem" as you'll just end up loving the next best gem you come across. And having interested stuff mentioned in the next couple of weeks are good indicator of watchable shows and you can note and at least read the synopsis of.
>Good action with decent CGI
This show is fucking fun. Why is it that hardly anyone mentions it or if someone does, there's always a reply saying it was shit? What are the actual gripes that people had with this show?
I feel really neutral about raid, I don't dislike it, but I don't particularly like it either.
Although I'm biased and don't like the CG, I'm just hoping something changes that makes me like it more.
Skipped over character introductions in favour of an overly long cgi chase scene. And just a general lack of anything engaging in the first episode. Hopefully it gets better once they actually introduce them properly.
Maybe that's why I liked it. I understood the characters through how they interact throughout the episode. I remember when Psycho-Pass had a boring introduction and thought it would've been better if it started at the middle of the first episode.
I kept thinking Yotaro was going to beat down the old man if he refused at the start, and when he was told he was expelled. Or he would return back to a life of crime. Thank god I was totally wrong. He really seems like a pretty good guy just seems to be easily impressionable.
And yes they're definetely less generic. Also the manga is based on her description, the anime is a travesty, she looks like random villager #12, slutty clothes.
It had to be not that long since he got off on good behavior. The boss seemed like a huge asshole since it seemed to be no skin off his back if he gets arrested. He really is an idiot to think of him as a father figure.
It's so fucking dull and is basically one man reading book on stage
I literally had to force myself to sit through it. Then the MC even fell asleep and I said fuck it and skipped to the end of the performance. No wonder this shit doesn't exist outside of Japan.
Boku Dake ga Inai Machi
Musaigen no phantom world
Prince of Stride
Shouwa Genroku Rakugo shinjuu
MuvLuv: Nazi germany edition
And there are shows that haven't even aired yet.
After a shit fall season, I'm fucking ready