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Brenticus  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: ANIME CLUB -- Voting

Does every detail need to be in full context? That seems silly since it implies that you can't judge a show until you finish the whole thing, and you can't talk about what happened until you see what's going to happen. Just because the discussion at the end is stronger doesn't mean the others are meaningless. If I'm watching a show with someone each week, I'll frequently talk about every single episode with them, not just bottle the whole thing up till the end.

And I'm not saying it needs to be complex. A discussion thread once a week is probably less complex for the participants than trying to discuss everything about a show after a month with no reminders or pacing. If there were two of us I would still say lumping everything into one thread weeks later is a bad idea.

Brenticus  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: ANIME CLUB -- Voting

Well, we still get that stronger discussion at the end once the whole thing is complete, but we also get to discuss how things progress to that point and possibly pick on some smaller details throughout that would get lost in one big discussion.

I also voted for Shinsekai Yori, but Psycho-Pass is actually a good example of a show that frequent discussion could be meaningful for. There's a lot of stuff that happens that makes you think about that society and the pros and cons of something like Sybil, but they're not totally relevant to the overarching plot so they tend to get missed in discussions.

And I guess rather than making another comment, I'll say that averaging around an episode a day is probably a decent pace. Like, if we discussed 6-7 episodes once a week it would take us two weeks to finish a 13 episode series and we'd have a decent amount to discuss at each point. Conveniently, 6-7 episodes in is frequently some sort of turning point in a show so something exciting will probably lie around those episodes.

Brenticus  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: JTHipster's Summer of Anime

Samurai Flamenco is very much a love-it-or-hate-it show. I absolutely love it; the characters are great, the twists are fun, and it manages to be a bit deeper than your average anime despite how ridiculous the plot is. I guess you dropped it half way through, so you don't really have the full context, but I really think it would be a worse show without all the crazy genre shifts.

And I guess this serve as my umpteenth reminder to rewatch Eureka Seven. I enjoyed it when I watched it years ago, but I remember absolutely nothing about it other than all the characters being annoying at the start.

I watched them in BC a few years ago, so yeah, you shouldn't have any troubles. Highly recommend - I missed the peak by a day and still saw tons of meteors!

It's on my PTW already, so I'm up for that.

Brenticus  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Anime/Naruto

Crunchyroll has some stuff. Lots of plushes, from the looks of it.

I tried, but I only managed to finish it today. Life was a little more important than anime for a while there. I would be interested in another one, and I should have more time from here on it seems like so I could probably jump into a future discussion on time.

I don't think two weeks was unreasonable - averages about an episode a day, which is doable for most people - but I agree with your other comments that more frequent posts would be better. Every three days, maybe, to discuss about three episodes (an hour of content) at a time?

edit: Also, if you're going to keep doing anime like this, more time is definitely better than less. I mean, I just finished it less than an hour ago and I don't have a whole lot to say other than "it was good" since it's the sort of thing that requires time to think about before you can discuss it very well.

Brenticus  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Cowboy Bebop OST

More things need jazzy soundtracks. Great riffs, super catchy, and appropriate for both shenanigans and sadness.

Brenticus  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Gaming's Best Ambient Tracks

Oblivion had some great ambient tracks. I especially love walking out of a house in the morning with the Sunrise of Flutes going in the background.

Not sure if it's quite right for beginners (stuff like Samurai Flamenco kind of require some exposure to various genres), but a good recommendation chart overall.

Sticking Gundam in the "hundreds of episodes" section is kind of weird because it's mostly separate series. There's an order to watch them in if you're planning on watching hundreds of episodes, but it's not required.

And it seems like both the "MMO Adventure" recommendations are... not recommendations. If anyone wants an MMO anime, both those series are fine and there's also stuff like .hack//SIGN, Danmachi, and Ixion Saga DT that are all totally different.

I've been meaning to watch this and I've wanted more anime on hubski, so this is great!

I just wish I hadn't just started a new job and moved to a new city. I'll see if I can finish it in time.

Kingdom of Loathing is pretty great if you read all the descriptions. The gameplay is nothing particularly special, but the game is pretty funny a lot of the time. I go back to it literally every time I see this question asked somewhere.