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This week in Anime: week 43 of 2018

AAAAAAAAH I'M LATE


How do?

Since we're currently lacking native spoiler tags, I'd ask all of you to follow this scheme:
Post a top level comment with the title and episode number of the anime you want to talk about like this
**JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Vento Aureo - Episode 1**
Then reply to those top level comments with your thoughts. This way people who haven't seen something yet or plan on binge watching once all the episodes are out can simply collapase the top level comment to not get spoiled ^.^

What do?

Simply post, discuss or joke about any currently airing anime you want. For Anime you've been watching that aren't currently airing refer to Cleb's weekly thread.

When do?

But what if the anime I want to talk about hasn't aired yet?

No problem, just post a comment here once the episode has aired, these threads aren't meant to last one single day.


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22 comments

  1. [6]
    clerical_terrors Link
    That Time I was Reincarnated as a Slime - Episode 4

    That Time I was Reincarnated as a Slime - Episode 4

    2 votes
    1. [4]
      clerical_terrors Link Parent
      There's not much happening in this series as of yet. When it comes down to it every conflict is almost immediately resolved by how overpowered Rimuru is.

      There's not much happening in this series as of yet. When it comes down to it every conflict is almost immediately resolved by how overpowered Rimuru is.

      3 votes
      1. [3]
        what Link Parent
        I’ve really enjoyed the first few episodes, but like you said, nothing is really happening. From the OP, it seems like the MC will get a human form and join a party at some point, so I’m excited...

        I’ve really enjoyed the first few episodes, but like you said, nothing is really happening. From the OP, it seems like the MC will get a human form and join a party at some point, so I’m excited to see that happen.

        I do like how they’re going fairly slowly right now - I’m really enjoying how much of the world they’ve been building, and I absolutely love the graphics and effects when he’s talking to himself (or his great sage or whatever it’s called).

        1 vote
        1. [2]
          talklittle Link Parent
          Guess I won't expect much to happen overall, kind of like KonoSuba. At least episode 2 was a lot better than episode 1. Episode 2 has better and funnier interactions between the dragon and slime...

          Guess I won't expect much to happen overall, kind of like KonoSuba. At least episode 2 was a lot better than episode 1. Episode 2 has better and funnier interactions between the dragon and slime and a lot less game-tutorial-feeling exposition stuff. I came in expecting a comedy and episode 2 delivered, where episode 1 teetered between not-really-action and not-really-comedy. I'd been worried because the Tokyo parts in ep1 were funnier than the Slime parts, but ep2 fixed that.

          1. clerical_terrors Link Parent
            The difference for me between Slime and Konosuba is that Konosuba's lack of clear progression was an intentional goof, as the entire series repeatedly sends up Isekai and anime fantasy tropes....

            The difference for me between Slime and Konosuba is that Konosuba's lack of clear progression was an intentional goof, as the entire series repeatedly sends up Isekai and anime fantasy tropes. Slime, on the other hand, seems to play it's sorta ridiculous plot totally straight and it's starting to wear on me, because I'm not sure where the stakes are any more. Overlord had a sort-of similar problem but managed to make it's world-building and political intrigue interesting enough to keep me watching.

            1 vote
    2. talklittle Link Parent
      Watched episode 1 of this, the Tildes weekly topics are inspiring me to check out some of the recent shows. Will watch at least one or two more episodes, but not sure yet what makes this stand out...

      Watched episode 1 of this, the Tildes weekly topics are inspiring me to check out some of the recent shows. Will watch at least one or two more episodes, but not sure yet what makes this stand out from other isekai anime. Your comment "there's not much happening" isn't a great sign.

      I'm actually interested in what's going on back in Tokyo, but somehow doubt they'll expand on that, given he's dead and all.

      3 votes
  2. [3]
    Ellimist (edited ) Link
    Sword Art Online: Alicization - Episode 4

    Sword Art Online: Alicization - Episode 4

    2 votes
    1. Ellimist Link Parent
      So...finally got a chance to watch. This episode really highlighted, to me, the maturation of the SAO franchise. A dismemberment, near evisceration, copious amounts of blood and an excellently...

      So...finally got a chance to watch.

      This episode really highlighted, to me, the maturation of the SAO franchise. A dismemberment, near evisceration, copious amounts of blood and an excellently animated fight scene reminded me more of Goblin Slayer than Sword Art Online. By the end of the episode, we did start to see the Kirito of old shine through but it still wasn't Aincrad Kirito. He was badly hurt in the fight and it was only Eugeos intervention, and near sacrifice, that saved the Black Swordsman

      2 votes
    2. what Link Parent
      To me, it feels like they’re finally getting the SAO formula right. This Reddit post explains what this project is doing differently from the past. To give my shorter opinion: I love how much...

      To me, it feels like they’re finally getting the SAO formula right. This Reddit post explains what this project is doing differently from the past. To give my shorter opinion: I love how much world building they’re doing. To me, that was always the most interesting part of SAO (and GGO Alternative showed how great a series could be if they just focused on the world of SAO), and with Alicization we’re getting lots of insight into how the game world works, as well as the character’s thoughts and feelings, through dialogue and monologues. The art and animation also looks great!

      My one concern, which I share with the last two seasons, is how OP Kirito is. Sure, he got wounded in the goblin battle, but he recovered pretty quick, and even helped transfer some of his energy to Eugeo, and he was fine afterwards. I’m also not a huge fan of how all his sword skills magically transfer over... But I might be overstating it a little bit, it’s still a lot better than the last seasons!

      I’m excited to see where this show goes!

      1 vote
  3. [4]
    clerical_terrors Link
    JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Vento Aureo - Episode 4

    JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Vento Aureo - Episode 4

    1. [3]
      clerical_terrors Link Parent
      Is the fact that Giorno is Dio's child actually going to lead up to something? So far the series seems to want to insist that he takes after the Joestars more than after Dio.

      Is the fact that Giorno is Dio's child actually going to lead up to something? So far the series seems to want to insist that he takes after the Joestars more than after Dio.

      1. [2]
        Alekhine Link Parent
        It really doesn't affect the story in a meaningful way. Giorno obviously has some idea of who Dio is, based on the picture he keeps in his wallet, but we never see him follow up on that. All of...

        It really doesn't affect the story in a meaningful way. Giorno obviously has some idea of who Dio is, based on the picture he keeps in his wallet, but we never see him follow up on that. All of Vento Aureo, at least in the manga, is focused on Giorno's adventures with the gang. Personally, I think Araki created Giorno because it was an interesting premise for a character, even if he never really explored the concept thoroughly with Giorno learning more about his origins. Also, I think he was tired of drawing the same type of dark-haired tall guy that had been the protagonist since part 1. Parts of Giorno's visual design are very similar to Josuke's, but his hair is... interesting. To say the least.

        2 votes
        1. clerical_terrors Link Parent
          I love this part, if only for the outlandish designs.

          Parts of Giorno's visual design are very similar to Josuke's, but his hair is... interesting. To say the least.

          I love this part, if only for the outlandish designs.

  4. [2]
    talklittle Link
    Goblin Slayer - Episode 4

    Goblin Slayer - Episode 4

    1. talklittle Link Parent
      The episode was okay. The pacing feels noticeably slower now, despite this being an action episode. They had a leisurely chat with the ogre which felt strange. The whole time it felt like the ogre...

      The episode was okay. The pacing feels noticeably slower now, despite this being an action episode. They had a leisurely chat with the ogre which felt strange. The whole time it felt like the ogre was waiting for them to get into good positions to attack him. On a positive note, Goblin Slayer acted pretty much as expected when encountering a non-goblin foe, good for a chuckle.

      Not liking the high elf character so much. Despite being 2000 years old and a silver ranked adventurer, she's even more naive and has stronger reactions than the 15 year old newbie. Doesn't make sense.

  5. [3]
    dubteedub Link
    my hero academia season 3 episode 25

    my hero academia season 3 episode 25

    1. [2]
      dubteedub Link Parent
      I just found this show recently and binged through the entire three seasons in a couple weeks I really enjoy it and now just going to patiently wait for Season 4. I am interested in what my fellow...

      I just found this show recently and binged through the entire three seasons in a couple weeks

      I really enjoy it and now just going to patiently wait for Season 4.

      I am interested in what my fellow Tilderinos think of MHA. It follows a lot of shonen cliches, but I can't help but like the characters and story.

      1 vote
      1. clerical_terrors Link Parent
        I like MHA. There's nothing new or strange about it, but it executes a lot of it's beats well and manages to get me excited for the fights, and that's something I'd been sorely missing. I also...

        I like MHA. There's nothing new or strange about it, but it executes a lot of it's beats well and manages to get me excited for the fights, and that's something I'd been sorely missing. I also like a lot of the character designs, aside from the superhero designs even the basic characters are likeable.

        1 vote
  6. [2]
    clerical_terrors Link
    Zombieland Saga - Episode 4

    Zombieland Saga - Episode 4

    1. clerical_terrors Link Parent
      This show is a constant balancing act of both cheap animation with empty, useless scenes, and crisp little animation sequences of pretty effective comedy. I'm still going to keep watching it for...

      This show is a constant balancing act of both cheap animation with empty, useless scenes, and crisp little animation sequences of pretty effective comedy. I'm still going to keep watching it for now, but if it ever loses it's hook I might drop it.

  7. [2]
    clerical_terrors Link
    SSSS.Gridman - Episode 4

    SSSS.Gridman - Episode 4

    1. clerical_terrors Link Parent
      This continues to be one of the better looking shows currently airing, including it's use of 3D animation. Even in stills it looks seriously impressive, even with all the advances in 3D animation...

      This continues to be one of the better looking shows currently airing, including it's use of 3D animation. Even in stills it looks seriously impressive, even with all the advances in 3D animation over the last few years.