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

What have you been watching and reading this week? You don't need to give us a whole essay if you don't want to, but please write something! 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 pages on Anilist, MAL, or any other database you use!

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    xnaas
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    Still been slowly slogging through Demon Slayer. Every time Zenitsu is on-screen, I just want to turn the show off...I love everything else about the show, but this character is that awful. The...

    Still been slowly slogging through Demon Slayer. Every time Zenitsu is on-screen, I just want to turn the show off...I love everything else about the show, but this character is that awful.

    The two-part sex episode of Cells at Work! CODE BLACK came out and that was...quite hilarious. I can only imagine how frequently the VAs had to do certain lines over and over because they probably kept laughing their asses off.

    I started SK8 the Infinity and have enjoyed the first two episodes and look forward to the rest. Since I'm not huge into sporty, outdoor activities, I never would've thought about the similarities and differences of skateboarding and snowboarding. Interested to see where this goes. (It's an original anime, so there's no manga or LN source, so no one knows!)

    Of course I've been watching Attack on Titan's final season along with countless other humans (source: reddit). The most recent episode was FUCKING HYPE, yo. 7-8 years in the making and the wait's been worth it, tbh. Going back and watching the show when it's done, picking up on all the little hints should be fun, too.


    I haven't started them yet, but I'll likely start up Wonder Egg Priority and Back Arrow Soon™ as well.

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    1. helloworld
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      Agreed on AoT's latest episode. Knock wood, but 7 fucking years of payoff has been fantastic.

      Agreed on AoT's latest episode. Knock wood, but 7 fucking years of payoff has been fantastic.

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  2. Whom
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    I just started and caught up on Tsukiatte Agete mo Ii ka na, some incredibly sweet and realistic college-age yuri. I really appreciate that especially with the specific translation I read the...

    I just started and caught up on Tsukiatte Agete mo Ii ka na, some incredibly sweet and realistic college-age yuri. I really appreciate that especially with the specific translation I read the whole thing has this warm relatable in-community queer comic vibe you might get from certain circles on tumblr or something.

    It's also really great at capturing the complex ways that scars given through serious aggressive homophobia interact with less threatening everyday homophobia and uncertainty...and the dumb shit that even supportive straight people will say sometimes. It just feels so lived :)

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  3. nothis
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    I finished the first half of the Nausicaä Manga (English two-volume, 1000+ page hardcover edition). It's absolute manga bliss. I haven't been this into a manga/comic since first reading Akira and...

    I finished the first half of the Nausicaä Manga (English two-volume, 1000+ page hardcover edition). It's absolute manga bliss. I haven't been this into a manga/comic since first reading Akira and despite Miyazaki's claims to the contrary, he's just as good as drawing manga as he is at making movies. Some parts, especially the beginning, are very close to the movie but a couple hundred pages in it drifts into entirely new plot points and much greater world detail. I'm also very pleased with the general quality of this English version. I can't comment on translation nuance (I'm sure there's stuff you could complain about but nothing feels jarring) but they did a good job on choosing compromises that make sense: It's read right-to-left, text is English but the largely drawn sound sound effects remain untranslated to not break the composition (there's an index in the back where you can look them up for each page/panel, though!). Print/paper quality is excellent.

    The books are heavy. Given it's mostly just panels with often very limited text (though there's some text-heavy portions!) I could probably read each in an afternoon or two but I want to savor it. It's not often that you get to read something like this for the first time. So much fun!

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