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What have you been watching/reading this week? (Anime/Manga)

New title to hopefully avoid people getting lost and posting the wrong media here, if you have a suggestion to make it less ugly then please say something.

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!

16 comments

  1. [2]
    Ellimist Link
    Haven’t been watching much lately but was excited to see SAO Alicization started. Only the first episode released so far but it was a good start.

    Haven’t been watching much lately but was excited to see SAO Alicization started. Only the first episode released so far but it was a good start.

    5 votes
    1. Charles Link Parent
      Same, I read the beginning of it Alicization a year or two ago and have been excited since.

      Same, I read the beginning of it Alicization a year or two ago and have been excited since.

  2. [3]
    musa_totter Link
    I'm rewatching One Punch Man one last time before it leaves US Netflix (on the 20th, IIRC). I have yet to read the manga, so I may start that after this rewatch.

    I'm rewatching One Punch Man one last time before it leaves US Netflix (on the 20th, IIRC). I have yet to read the manga, so I may start that after this rewatch.

    4 votes
    1. 1-2-3_Go Link Parent
      I didn't know it was leaving Netflix. I better get re-watching. Thanks for the heads up.

      I didn't know it was leaving Netflix. I better get re-watching. Thanks for the heads up.

      1 vote
    2. clerical_terrors Link Parent
      I gave up on the manga after a while, it felt like ONE was struggling to write a send-up of superhero/shounen stories and was just writing a straight version of one, at which point I decided I'd...

      I gave up on the manga after a while, it felt like ONE was struggling to write a send-up of superhero/shounen stories and was just writing a straight version of one, at which point I decided I'd rather watch My Hero Academia instead.

  3. clerical_terrors Link
    So I mentioned I've been watching Vento Aureo, and I've been thinking about starting SSSS.Gridman, apparently it's directed by the director of Inferno Cop so I'm curious to see what a non-Imaishi...

    So I mentioned I've been watching Vento Aureo, and I've been thinking about starting SSSS.Gridman, apparently it's directed by the director of Inferno Cop so I'm curious to see what a non-Imaishi Trigger anime is going to be like

    3 votes
  4. [8]
    SleepingPanda Link
    Watching all the new shows this season. So far 'That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime', 'SSSS.Gridman', 'IRODUKU: The World in Colors', 'Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai' and 'Goblin...

    Watching all the new shows this season. So far 'That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime', 'SSSS.Gridman', 'IRODUKU: The World in Colors', 'Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai' and 'Goblin Slayer' are my favorite new shows. I'm watching a few returning shows too like 'Attack on Titan' Season 3, 'Sword Art Online' Season 3 and 'Golden Kamuy' Season 2.

    3 votes
    1. [5]
      talklittle Link Parent
      What is your strategy for keeping up with so many new shows at once? Play them constantly in the background? Skip boring parts?

      What is your strategy for keeping up with so many new shows at once? Play them constantly in the background? Skip boring parts?

      2 votes
      1. SleepingPanda Link Parent
        I just watch 1 or 2 a day. That's not much of a strategy lol.

        I just watch 1 or 2 a day. That's not much of a strategy lol.

        1 vote
      2. [3]
        what Link Parent
        Assuming all the shows are currently airing, 1 episode per week from each show isn’t that much.

        Assuming all the shows are currently airing, 1 episode per week from each show isn’t that much.

        1. [2]
          talklittle Link Parent
          "Much" is relative, sure, but looking at Crunchyroll alone, "all the new shows this season" looks like around 20 shows, excluding sequels which would bring the count closer to 40 or 50. I would...

          "Much" is relative, sure, but looking at Crunchyroll alone, "all the new shows this season" looks like around 20 shows, excluding sequels which would bring the count closer to 40 or 50. I would personally have trouble engaging with 20 different stories at once; 4 or 5 is already pushing it, again for me personally.

          I'm just wondering if they use a personal system to filter out what they're watching maybe after a few episodes, or not giving full attention to every show, or just happen to have a knack for following so many different stories at once.

          3 votes
          1. Emerald_Knight Link Parent
            If we're talking about time, 20 shows x 20ish minutes per episode / 7 days a week = about an hour a day. Double that to 40 and that's a couple of hours per day. Depending on the amount of free...

            If we're talking about time, 20 shows x 20ish minutes per episode / 7 days a week = about an hour a day. Double that to 40 and that's a couple of hours per day. Depending on the amount of free time you have, that's perfectly doable. Different obligations and hobbies could make that difficult, however, particularly if you have kids or long working hours.

            Personally, I'm not one to watch every single show available. I find what I like and discard what I don't, maybe try the ones I'm not sure about until I come to a solid decision (only takes maybe a few episodes), and just work with that. I don't get anywhere near the 40-50 shows, and my current queue is less than 20 (and it's at the highest it's ever been, for what it's worth). A typical queue for me will be less than 10. Watching between 1-3 episodes a day is easy and still leaves me with plenty of time to do other things. It's a great way to unwind and clear my headspace after my workday and allows me to segue into something else fairly easily.

            Even if I did want to consume every piece of anime out there, it would be a daunting and probably impossible task. Even more so if I wanted to consume every piece of creative media in every category, from movies to music to books. Human beings can only keep up with so much, so we just have to pick and choose which pieces we care most about keeping up with.

            As for keeping up with the plots, I tend to have pretty good memory, though my voluntary recall can be garbage. Once I'm watching the next episode of a show, I can generally remember what happened in the one before it. Some have recaps at the beginning, too, which can help. Overall, I just like watching something that has an interesting plot, and anime tends to break away from a lot of the repetitive, mundane plots in popular TV shows. They can be very memorable on their own, which makes them stand out a lot more in my memory than e.g. the same cookie-cutter crime drama that gets rehashed regularly. That probably contributes to most of my ability to keep up with them.

            I seem to recall reading a thread somewhere once (probably not here on Tildes) where someone mentioned having a spreadsheet. Odds are there are plenty of people who keep short summaries around to help them recall what they've watched.

            It's kind of a rambling answer not from the person you asked, but there you go :)

            3 votes
    2. [2]
      Emerald_Knight Link Parent
      Goblin Slayer was... well, to put it mildly, not what I was expecting it to be. The description was very misleading. It's definitely brutal enough to warrant a disclaimer. Still in my queue, though.

      Goblin Slayer was... well, to put it mildly, not what I was expecting it to be. The description was very misleading. It's definitely brutal enough to warrant a disclaimer. Still in my queue, though.

      1 vote
      1. SleepingPanda Link Parent
        As a reader of the manga and novels it's not really like the first episode all the time. They're just setting the tone to show how serious goblins are even though they're usually portrayed as...

        As a reader of the manga and novels it's not really like the first episode all the time. They're just setting the tone to show how serious goblins are even though they're usually portrayed as insignificant in other media. The tone stays but it's not always going to be like that episode.

        2 votes
  5. [2]
    buddaclees Link
    I'm about to start reading Gantz soon. Watched the CG move on Netflix like 5 times. Finally got the want to get back into reading manga so figured I'd start there.

    I'm about to start reading Gantz soon.
    Watched the CG move on Netflix like 5 times. Finally got the want to get back into reading manga so figured I'd start there.

    2 votes
    1. talklittle Link Parent
      Gantz is a real treat. I enjoyed the movie Gantz:O too. Great action and tense moments. Wow I didn't realize the manga got an actual ending (June 2013); I got pretty far in, will probably find...

      Gantz is a real treat. I enjoyed the movie Gantz:O too. Great action and tense moments.

      Wow I didn't realize the manga got an actual ending (June 2013); I got pretty far in, will probably find time to finish it. Thanks for mentioning!

      2 votes