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What have you been watching/reading this week?

Remembering to post this on time edition.

Anyway, what have you been watching/reading this week?

Feel free to talk about something you saw that was cool, something that was bad, ask for recommendations, or anything else you can think of.

If you want to, feel free to find the thing you're talking about and link to its Anilist, MAL, or any other anime/manga database you use!

11 comments

  1. [5]
    minibug Link
    I've been watching Avatar: The Last Airbender for the first time. I've missed out on it for all these years, despite all the high praise it's gotten. After I finish it up I'm planning on watching...

    I've been watching Avatar: The Last Airbender for the first time. I've missed out on it for all these years, despite all the high praise it's gotten. After I finish it up I'm planning on watching Legend of Korra.

    Any recommendations for someone whose looking to get into anime?

    4 votes
    1. [2]
      Ecrapsnud Link Parent
      Cowboy Bebop is generally considered the anime for people who aren't really into anime. Also it's just really really good. The visuals and soundtrack are superb. Here's the main theme.

      Cowboy Bebop is generally considered the anime for people who aren't really into anime. Also it's just really really good. The visuals and soundtrack are superb. Here's the main theme.

      6 votes
      1. Bas Link Parent
        Agreed. I'm definitely not alone in this but I chose Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo as my first anime back in March to see if I'd like the medium (just as a first impression) and have been...

        Agreed. I'm definitely not alone in this but I chose Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo as my first anime back in March to see if I'd like the medium (just as a first impression) and have been hooked ever since (my Plan To Watch list has grown considerably). I followed along with the old rewatch discussions on r/Anime and found it fascinating.

        2 votes
    2. hungariantoast Link Parent
      I just finished Korra after watching Avatar, loved both. Also, like others, I recommend Cowboy Bebop. Although it isn't explicitly related, you really owe it to yourself to watch some films by...

      I just finished Korra after watching Avatar, loved both. Also, like others, I recommend Cowboy Bebop.

      Although it isn't explicitly related, you really owe it to yourself to watch some films by Hayao Miyazaki. I personally recommend Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away to anyone who likes looking at digital screens, and you should be able to find your own way after that.

      3 votes
    3. what Link Parent
      I love slice of life genre. If you've never watched it, I think Nichijou is a good "intro": it's easy to get into, lighthearted, and the animation is great. Shirobako is another great slice of...

      I love slice of life genre. If you've never watched it, I think Nichijou is a good "intro": it's easy to get into, lighthearted, and the animation is great.

      Shirobako is another great slice of life that follows an anime production studio, and actually teaches you a lot about how anime is made. It's entertaining (it's a very solid anime though, I wouldn't label it as "educational"!), and will actually teach you a lot. If the premise interests you, I highly recommend it.

      Your Name (Kimi no Na wa) is one of my favourite movies ever. It's a very emotional drama, and I believe it's Japan's top-grossing movie of all time, surpassing Spirited Away and Frozen (correct me if I'm wrong).

      Senyuu is a nice little satirical adventure anime. Each episode is ~5 minutes, and with 13 episodes, you can finish the series in a little over an hour, and it's one of the funnier ones I've watched.

      I hope these recommendations can help somewhat. A quick list of some other popular series that you may have heard of: Death Note, Attack on Titan, Tokyo Ghoul, all wonderful.

      2 votes
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    what Link
    I’m watching Violet Evergarden right now, I really like it so far. The art style and animation is stunning, and I’m surprised by the relatively small number of animators. It’s very emotional and,...

    I’m watching Violet Evergarden right now, I really like it so far. The art style and animation is stunning, and I’m surprised by the relatively small number of animators. It’s very emotional and, while lighthearted in some places, it gets pretty heavy in others.

    3 votes
    1. Aquarius Link Parent
      I watched that one shortly after it aired on Netflix, and I loved it. It’s a great change of pace from the action-centric animes I’d been finding myself into around then.

      I watched that one shortly after it aired on Netflix, and I loved it. It’s a great change of pace from the action-centric animes I’d been finding myself into around then.

      1 vote
  3. clerical_terrors Link
    I finally caught up on Boku No Hero Academia after leaving it at the wayside for a while, and I'm steadily making progress on JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders.

    I finally caught up on Boku No Hero Academia after leaving it at the wayside for a while, and I'm steadily making progress on JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders.

    2 votes
  4. Shiga Link
    I've been rewatching Gurren Lagaan and it's been highly entertaining. I haven't seen it in maybe...5 years?

    I've been rewatching Gurren Lagaan and it's been highly entertaining. I haven't seen it in maybe...5 years?

    1 vote
  5. Aquarius Link
    I found myself watching Naruto on Netflix a couple days ago. I intend on watching it all the way through from the pilot, and with 6 seasons and then some, it’s gonna be a while

    I found myself watching Naruto on Netflix a couple days ago. I intend on watching it all the way through from the pilot, and with 6 seasons and then some, it’s gonna be a while

    1 vote
  6. talklittle Link
    Watched the second episode of the Junji Ito Collection. For those not familiar with Junji Ito's manga, they are famous for having extremely weird/nightmarish elements in otherwise-normal settings....

    Watched the second episode of the Junji Ito Collection. For those not familiar with Junji Ito's manga, they are famous for having extremely weird/nightmarish elements in otherwise-normal settings. They often dip (or dive) into horror territory but not always. The second episode was noticeably better than the first, probably because it was split into two stories instead of one prolonged one.