It's weird this is the general opinion about k-on. I really loved S1 and Yui's character development. It felt more genuine whatever that means.
I take back what I said about it being dull.
K-on! Starts out feeling like a very cookie cutter slice of life, and over time it finds its footing and becomes something special.
I initially hated Azusa, feeling that she just brought negetivity to the group. Though I will never forget how I felt when watching S2E13, when Azusa realizes she'll be left behind. Every moment from then on was like a ticking time bomb, up until episode 20.
Azusa ain't too bad, she's a bit of a mcguffin, at least she's cute.
Fucking Jun on the other hand. Fucking. Jun.
From what I've seen:
Haruhi - 4
Lucky Star - 5
Clannad - 4
K-On! - 9
Nichijou - 8
Hyouka - 4
Chuuni - 4
Tamako Market - 4
Kyoukai no Kanata - 3
Amagi Brilliant Park - 3
Tamako Love Story - 7
Hibike! Euphonium - 4
Phantom World - 3
Kyoani would be a mediocre studio with a good business practice if it weren't for Yamada.
KyoAni's my favorite studio but it really feels like it's being held up by Yamada. Hopefully VEG is on par with Koe.
I know a lot of people didn't think very highly of Market (I did though) but a lot of people do love Love Story.
Euphonium's S2 has less Yamada and I feel like it really suffers from it.
Pretty stoked for VEG. Maid Dragon looks like it will be pretty forgettable though.
Love Story is okay, I think it's held back by some ties to the show and the whole project would've been better if they'd started with this in mind. Eupho is pretty stupid throughout both seasons with some glimpses of brilliance here and there. Why are you stoked for Violet Evergarden?
I see people love Love Story namely because it did cut some ties from the show (namely Dera). What I loved about Love Story though is that it was the climax and culmination of Tamako's character. In the TV show, you only get glimpses of how much her mom's death affected her, and Love Story is when she finally fully moves on from it.
Eupho, in my opinion, is mostly mediocre with a few glimpses of brilliance (namely the mountain climbing and umakunaritai scene). We haven't really seen anything on that level yet in S2 (I haven't seen the past couple episodes though).
>Why are you stoked for Violet Evergarden?
Looks comfy desu, and I love comfy supernatural.
Yeah, I like that about TLS too. I think it's a fine movie.
It was a bit too stupid for me, and I didn't like the characters. Pretty though, but best looking ever? I also wouldn't say it's experimental.
Looking forward to Maidragon, but more as a 'fun' show. Violet appeals to me more because I prefer personal shows though. Plus the available chapter was a nice read, can't wait to see how it's adapted.
>We haven't really seen anything on that level yet in S2
The Mizore/Nozomi resolution and concert were brilliant. Some good character moments here and there too.
I thought the first episode was really great and that resolution was good too, but the concert scene was mostly reused animation and felt like a waste of time. Overall still a decent episode though.
Nah the resolution was good, we could've gotten something overly dramatic between Mizore and the other girl but instead we got Mizore going "oh I was autistic all the time sorry bros" and proving Asuka's overprotectiveness wrong
Why would someone give a shit if opinions of anonymous people is humble or not?
Why are you(this is to OP) using retarded acronyms? This isn't twitter, limit of letters is bigger.
Disappearance had probably the BEST payoff I've ever gotten from a series.
Seriously such a perfect film to finish the series, so good.
Yes. I saw it at the Leeds film festival.
Loved it. The ending was a little disappointing, I would have liked to see Shouya reconcile with his old buddies from middle school and not just Ueno (needless to say the ending is significantly different from the manga). Also, goes without saying, but it was fucking beautiful.
>I would have liked to see Shouya reconcile with his old buddies from middle school
Ah so they're still in it? I was of the opinion that it'd have been better to cut them completely, since even in the manga they do fuck-all. Still very excited for it, I hope it comes to Canada so I can see it in theatres.
6. Everything else
999. Tamako (though Kanna is one, if not my favourite Kyoani girl)
I will never watch Haruhi, NEVER.
Someday I will watch Lucky Star.
Get a load of this faggot
>growth, loss and regret
Except for the part about the dragonballs bringing Nagisa back of course.
>cutting the only good thing of your show
They should've expanded on that role then, or given it to Shiori (a character more suited to the passive observer kinda thing) instead of making her the kwerky carpentry girl for most of the series.
That's the 'regret' part. Or more specifically, the part where Tomoya chose to keep cherishing the life he had despite all the suffering and losses he experienced. It makes no sense without that VN subplot but thematically it somehow works (for me at least).
Still a bit of a letdown, but hey. Doesn't make the rest worthless, not all the season is about death.
Holy shit i liked clannad but if you are defending the autistic ending you are a fucking keyshitter
Wasn't that a huge part of Tomoya character development? It was the culminating point of his growth, stop running away and take life by the balls, thanks to that he was able to made the right wish.
From what I understand (I never read the VN) helping people creates a dragonball (going down each route), and once you collected enough you get the "good" ending in which Nagisa survives.
In context of the VN, it works. But in the anime its a huge asspull that doesn't make senses in context of the anime. You get a bit of a infodump on it from the genius girl and you see one after Tomoya makes up with his father but it doesn't make up for literal magic bullshit that brings Nagisa back to life. Ushio dying was really retarded as well.
Not until Tanigawa stops drowning in royalties and writes a new LN to get motivate marketers to adapt the rest.
We could get a 2 cour season and one or two movies if it wasn't for that.
The ending is literally the definition of forced drama, tomoya after so many years finally got a relationship with his daughter, he understood what happened with his dad and forgive him, everything was getting better in his life until for some reason he kills his daughter.
pic related is you and you kids
That would completely undermine the entire show
Am I the only one who actually watched it? It was only a surprise or "deus ex machina" if you weren't paying any attention
>But in the anime its a huge asspull that doesn't make senses in context of the anime
But it is? The magic spheres are a thing during the whole anime and are explained long before (I don't remember the episodes number), it wasn't an "asspull" by any meaning. Just accept that there is magic in this world and some things don't need an explanation, things happen and what is important are the characters, which are perfectly done while facing the situations presented in the show. I say that since most if not all the complains about the show are about the "magic" at the end of the show.
Oh, I ignored you. I don't know, I've had it in my backlog for decades and everytime I remember about it I just get more and more disinterested, it just seems that I will never actually watch it.
>muh forced drama
>muh deus ex machina
Not the biggest fan of Key novels but did you seriously not see the ending coming from a mile away or all the hints dropped throughout both seasons?
Back when I first watched it Clannad had the most impact on me and made me want to take over the family business and value those close to me more. K-On was cuteness overload. I'd say those are KyoAni's best shows.
Full Metal Panic
Amagi Brilliant Park
Kyoukai no Kanata
Musaigen no Phantom World
Kanon (but haven't finished it)
Some variation within the categories, for example Phantom World is far better than Air.
Their best work, by a big margin, is K-On.
>Kyoukai no Kanata
The serie was bad, i have too agree, but the movie gives it a good ending
>No word at all on a 6th book
>Even if a new book came out it will be years before anyone gets around to translating it and they do it at a pace of 4 pages/month (plus months of N OT H I N G) and yet we're supposed to be "grateful" for being blueballed since nobody else will do a translation since "someone else is working on a translation"
I only listed the ones I've seen. Haven't seen Clannad either.
I have plans to see it, but I understood it so that it's similar to El Hazard so I was thinking to see that first
Or the second season of Chuu2 or Free
Full Meta Panic 2nd Raid
Full Metal Panic Fumoffu
Amagi Brilliant Park
Musaigen Phantom World
Kyokai no Kanata
Saying how the kanji in Haruhiko's, Mai's, Reina's, and Koito's names all have fire and water related characters, and when you put together the kanji for fire and water, it can be read "kami", and "kami" also means "God". So that person is saying that from the start it was hinted that the four of them were facing a godlike enemy. This may have been true for the novel but I think it's a stretch for the anime. First of all because they did some pretty vigorous mental gymnastics to even get the "water" and "fire" out of their names, then it was bullshit how they got "kami" out of it, the "enemy" part came out of nowhere, Kurumi doesn't come into play (since she wasn't in the ln), and Enigma isn't godlike in the first place. Maybe the author intended it more like "a godlike team" instead of "defeating godlike foes". However, that person also linked to an image of edgy Haruhiko so they were probably talking specificaly about the novel, and Haruhiko's powerup mode was involved.