As this board can be rather slow and the standard 'post here when you come' format hasn't helped recently, I figured I'd start a content/recommendation thread.
So, here are the rules:
Whenever you finish reading a manga or watching an anime movie, season, or short series, post here and give it a short review. (Post spoilers for major or minor plot events in spoilers, obviously.) If you feel someone else's review is shit, tell them why so they can improve. I'll start.
Name: Made In Abyss
The Good: the worldbuilding is phenomenal, and the environments are gorgeous. The titular abyss or Netherworld that the story takes place in has varied and versatile landscapes, and each and every one of them is memorable. The creature design is serviceable, a few are uninspired but for the most part they feel at place in a hellscape.
The Bad: there are a few plot inconsistencies and conveniences. Near the end, one of the characters who is portrayed as an experienced researcher seemingly wastes all but two of his test subjects, and then allows the remaining two to escape easily. Reg's arm length seems to fluctuate depending on what the writers need. One minute he's expressing difficulty rescuing the other main character because he lacks the length, the next he's lowering himself down what are presumably hundreds of meters to descend in the abyss safely. The two hollows don't have that well of a defined dynamic, so when you see one of them turned into cat yogurt you don't feel the same emotional investment. The one sentient hollow also sort of stole the show for me, I found her motivations were far more interesting than 'I gotta find my mom.' or 'I am a robot, I will protect you from danger because plot.'
The Ugly: I didn't really like the humor. 99% of it is just some character making a remark about dicks, pussies, balls or butts. Maybe I'd find it a bit less unbearable if they weren't all around 12 (or appear to be around 12). It's just disgusting, felt like the writers were child groomers.
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I finished Cowboy Bebop. What a unique masterpiece. Tragic ending.
I haven't finished Castlevania but I feel like giving up on it and not making a new thread about it. 2 episodes in and I feel like it's spent more time being about bashing Christ than it has spent showing me men fighting magic bullshit, because it has.
For episode critique, we never see the Speakers help anybody in episode 2 so their claims that they help are pure tell-dont-show.
Would have helped the propaganda if the church showed up in a dying man's house to declare a dying man dead and finish him off, only to enounter a dying man being saved by a Speaker and want them both dead. The scene could try to paint christian prayer as inferior to vaguely foreign herbal witch voodoo or christian western civilization's medicine anachronistically before its time.
Aggretsuko fucking sucks, I've finished the show.
Can't wait for Mob Psycho season 3.
Currently watching Fist of the North Star.
I just finished Cyberpunk Edgerunners.
It was pretty great. Might make a thread on /cyb/ tomorrow if anyone gives a shit.
I'm not an anime fag but the last one I watched was Ergo Proxy. It has a lot of episodes and the story is engaging.