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Caspus  ·  2889 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Anyone interested in a Spring '16 Retrospective next week?

So, to preface: I missed a fair amount this season. A couple of shows like Big Hero Academia, Kuma Miko and JoJo I either haven't caught up on or just never got started on to begin with. Figured something like this might be a good way to not just discuss shows but share anything that people thought was good that someone (myself included) might've missed.

But as far as things worth talking about, or at least I think so:

1) Studio TRIGGER with Space Patrol Luluco and Kiznaiver

2) Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress

3) Bungo Stray Dogs

4) Mayoiga

Like I said, there were a lot of others shows I kept up on (see: Flying Witch, Re:Zero, Sakamoto, etc.) or went back to catch up with (see: Haikyuu, Ergo Proxy, Gurren Lagann, more than half of the -Monogatari series, etc.) so I'm not sure what anyone here on the site would be interested in talking about. But since I only really got back into anime in the past six months or so, just having the chance to pass thoughts and ideas back and forth felt to me like something that could be interesting to attempt, and it felt like doing a seasonal thing might work better than the week-by-week stuff you get back over on Reddit.





kleinbl00  ·  2889 days ago  ·  link  ·  

So I'm willing to adopt a couple series if they're available on Crunchyroll or the like. I finished Mad Men and need a new series.

Caspus  ·  2889 days ago  ·  link  ·  

If you've seen anything TRIGGER (i.e. Kill la Kill, Little Witch Academia, Inferno Cop) - heck, even if you haven't - give Space Patrol Luluco a shot. Episodes are like 5 minutes each so you could literally kill the show in an afternoon.

Mayoiga I'd probably say is worth a watch just because I'm having such a hard time figuring out what it's angling for. I've come to the conclusion that it's basically anti-art masquerading as a psychological thriller. The show's straight-up weird and mostly inscrutable to me thus far so... take that as you will.

From the rest of this season in particular, it just becomes an issue of time since nothing else I've seen was particularly brilliant for me. Bungo Stray Dogs has this weird element of all the characters being personifications of famous authors (mostly Japanese). Kiznaiver is basically TRIGGER's take on Kokoro Connect where people get surgically altered to share each other's pain. Outside of that, I'd probably have to know what you're into to recommend anything else from this season.

Outside of that, I'm up for any suggestions of yours, too, recent or otherwise.