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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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  1. petrichor
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    I've been reading and watching the final chapters and season of Attack on Titan. It was one of the first anime I ever watched, and has easily cemented itself as one of the best of the medium in my...

    I've been reading and watching the final chapters and season of Attack on Titan.

    It was one of the first anime I ever watched, and has easily cemented itself as one of the best of the medium in my mind. The manga lays down a masterfully-crafted tale and world full to the brim with foreshadowing, and the anime adaptation and pacing have consistently been stellar.

    Episodes of the final season have been dropping weekly with the manga yet to conclude - even though this is the "final" season, from the two-chapter-an-episode average, there's likely to be a second part or End of Evangelion style movie. The manga has two chapters and two months remaining and it's still unclear how it will end. In the mean time, the shitposting going on at /r/titanfolk has been absolutely top notch.spoilers

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  2. chrysanth
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    This weekend I read Shimanami Tasogare, a manga with a diverse cast of characters dealing with identity, discrimination, and love. The protagonist in particular deals with a lot of existential...

    This weekend I read Shimanami Tasogare, a manga with a diverse cast of characters dealing with identity, discrimination, and love. The protagonist in particular deals with a lot of existential angst, self-loathing, and emotional repression, which was (unfortunately) very relatable for me this weekend in particular. It was helpful to process those feelings with someone who was feeling the same way. He has a tough time making friends with the people around him (whom he meets in a lounge open to the public where many LGBT+ folk in the neighborhood have congregated) but they're patient with him (supportive while also giving him space) and eventually he is able to open up and accept (more of) himself. The group volunteers with a nonprofit restoring old homes in the neighborhood, which they renovate in creative ways to create wholesome spaces for encounters (e.g. the lounge). What the group does and how they relate to one another is really sweet and something I wish I had around me, especially right now. It's a short read so I'd suggest it to whoever has their interest piqued and something to do for a couple of hours.

  3. lonjil
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    I'm reading the Hunter x Hunter manga. It's really quite good! And the differences from the anime are quite interesting. This may be controversial, but I wonder if the Chimera Ant arc is going to...

    I'm reading the Hunter x Hunter manga. It's really quite good! And the differences from the anime are quite interesting.

    This may be controversial, but I wonder if the Chimera Ant arc is going to be as much of a slog to read as it was to watch. Quite good, but oh so incredibly long.