Spring 2012: Your Expectations and Anticipated Series

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Re: Spring 2012: Your Expectations and Anticipated Series

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Re: Spring 2012: Your Expectations and Anticipated Series

Post by Metaler » Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:03 pm

So I just found out that the original Medaka Box was written by NisiOisin.... I must watch it now.
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Re: Spring 2012: Your Expectations and Anticipated Series

Post by shiraoky » Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:33 pm

Accel World Ep. 1-2Show
Well, those first few episodes were actually better than I thought. I agree with Meta-chan, the main character looks really squishy and cute :3 And Kuroyukihime is really pretty :o Anyway, the plot seems okay, so I think I'm going to continue watching this. I was in some need of action anime.
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Re: Spring 2012: Your Expectations and Anticipated Series

Post by JLoable91 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:38 pm

shiraoky wrote:
Accel World Ep. 1-2Show
Well, those first few episodes were actually better than I thought. I agree with Meta-chan, the main character looks really squishy and cute :3 And Kuroyukihime is really pretty :o Anyway, the plot seems okay, so I think I'm going to continue watching this. I was in some need of action anime.
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Re: Spring 2012: Your Expectations and Anticipated Series

Post by Jeffrey-sama » Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:00 pm

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I have mixed feelings about this episode.
On one hand, it incorporated some nice drama into a story which I thought was just going to be about people killing each other.
However, I don't really like the character designs and the censoring of the death was lame.
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Re: Spring 2012: Your Expectations and Anticipated Series

Post by shiraoky » Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:08 pm

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shiraoky wrote:
Accel World Ep. 1-2Show
Well, those first few episodes were actually better than I thought. I agree with Meta-chan, the main character looks really squishy and cute :3 And Kuroyukihime is really pretty :o Anyway, the plot seems okay, so I think I'm going to continue watching this. I was in some need of action anime.
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Re: Spring 2012: Your Expectations and Anticipated Series

Post by Yakuman » Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:16 am

Accel World looks great, I'm really excited about it. Kuroyukihime is super pretty :love: Also, lol @ MC I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw Haru for the first time xD

I also watched Natsuiro Kiseki... uhm... I'd rather say I skipped over the episode, it bored me. So... not gonna continue most likely.
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Re: Spring 2012: Your Expectations and Anticipated Series

Post by Metaler » Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:07 am

So I started reading Medaka Box, when I came across this...

Now that's just mean. Let 'em have their smokes, Clevage-san.

But yeah, jokes aside, here's hoping this series doesn't fall into something too... moralistic like that. I still have hopes because this is Nisioisin, and it does seem well-written.

EDIT: Okay, I'm done with the first chapter and the one-shot manga... And I gotta say I'm hooked. As expected, Nisioisin's writing is excellent. The main characters all seem pretty interesting, and they seem to have their own set of motivations and ideas behind their actions. The first chapter lets us have a good look on what to expect of the story in terms of theme, as well, but it's really hard to say anything. It seems to me that the author puts a lot of emphasis on motivations and desires. I'll just keep reading, that way I'll learn more about it.
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Re: Spring 2012: Your Expectations and Anticipated Series

Post by akumaxx » Wed Apr 04, 2012 5:45 pm

Burst linking to this.
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Early enough, 2 of the girls have started their quarreling.
Accepted, very hard.
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He reclaims his dream from the old tape - "I will go to Mars." - and also starts to fulfill this.
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Re: Spring 2012: Your Expectations and Anticipated Series

Post by kanohistorm » Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:01 pm

Liking what I seen so far in Accel World!
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Re: Spring 2012: Your Expectations and Anticipated Series

Post by Metaler » Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:29 pm

Are there any other subs translating Accel World other than Hadena?
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Re: Spring 2012: Your Expectations and Anticipated Series

Post by Jeffrey-sama » Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:39 am

Metaler wrote:Are there any other subs translating Accel World other than Hadena?
I would edit their subs and slap it on a share raw, but I don't want to waste my bandwidth downloading their crap.
However, even if I do so, if their TL is incorrect, then it'd be all for nothing.
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Re: Spring 2012: Your Expectations and Anticipated Series

Post by Metaler » Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:54 am

^ Hm, indeed... Didn't know you knew how to mess around with subs, Jeffy. o_o Hidden depths...

Also, seems like they've taken KoreZom now... *sigh*
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Re: Spring 2012: Your Expectations and Anticipated Series

Post by akumaxx » Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:09 pm

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So long, Jin.
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Mikono's power is recalled again.
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Looks like it's quite different from original.
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Re: Spring 2012: Your Expectations and Anticipated Series

Post by JLoable91 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:53 pm

Medaka Box Episode 1Show
Well, this was quite enjoyable~
I like the characters; they are pretty original (especially the main chars)

But why is Kamina in this anime (the thug leader)? :p
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Re: Spring 2012: Your Expectations and Anticipated Series

Post by kanohistorm » Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:50 pm

Liking both KoreZom and Medaka so far,
will keep watching!
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Re: Spring 2012: Your Expectations and Anticipated Series

Post by Yakuman » Fri Apr 06, 2012 1:46 am

Medaka Box.. well... it's good enough to keep me interested for a while. There's too much fanservice though.
KoreZom 2 was kinda boring, it felt like they were starting to overuse the gags from the last season. They are not that funny anymore. At least Tomonori is still friggin cute :love:

@Metaler: Hopefully someone else will pick up Accel World once it starts for real. Since it was a pre-air.
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Re: Spring 2012: Your Expectations and Anticipated Series

Post by Jeffrey-sama » Fri Apr 06, 2012 2:13 am

Metaler wrote:Also, seems like they've taken KoreZom now... *sigh*
At least there's Commie, whom although not much better, at least has readable English.
Alternatively, wait for the three (or four) other groups who "plan" to sub the show: Doki, AFFTW, Hatsuyuki, Underwater(?).
None of the aforementioned groups are god-tier, but they're guaranteed to be better than Fail-dena.
Yakuman wrote:@Metaler: Hopefully someone else will pick up Accel World once it starts for real. Since it was a pre-air.
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Re: Spring 2012: Your Expectations and Anticipated Series

Post by shiraoky » Fri Apr 06, 2012 3:51 am

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Re: Spring 2012: Your Expectations and Anticipated Series

Post by Jeffrey-sama » Fri Apr 06, 2012 4:01 am

Medaka Box - Episode 1Show
To be honest, I watched this because of NisiOisiN.
The story's a bit weird and this episode didn't really impress me. Only thing I noticed were the random ahoges that reminded me of Bakemono/Nisemono.
I'll give it a few more episodes.
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