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You should be watching Littlest Pet Shop you guys
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I'm thinking of it. Maybe the next time I get 3-4 days that I'm doing nothing.

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It's on my short list of cartoons I would watch if I ever decide to add a new show.
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CaptainPea wrote:You should be watching Littlest Pet Shop you guys
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For me the main appeal is just that the writers are obviously having fun and it shines through
The whole show is full of sight gags and absurd humor and it doesn't take itself too seriously but the characters are still legitimately likable.

It's difficult to explain but the episodes play almost like they're simultaneously original and recut as a parody; like there are a lot of gags where an almost entirely irrelevant scene or song is added as a joke, or they pull a logical idea beyond the point of sense or comprehension. It's surprisingly self aware, but it doesn't trip over itself trying to prove it.

Also as a general rule the voice actors are very good and that makes a bigger difference than you might expect

Also the songs are really good, really good

The art style is a little wonky, but in a certain way it makes it funnier, I mean
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this wouldn't be half as funny if it weren't awkward as hecko

Also one of the characters is a dancing gecko with chest hair I could go on for a while

If you do watch it don't start at the beginning though, because the first 6 or so episodes are pretty stumbling and awkward and uncomfortable. The premise is simple enough that you really don't need to see the pilot to follow along at all.
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I feel like I need to watch shows from the beginning anyway. If I watch it, I'll just power through 'em. :3
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Oh ya, guess I should share the news I got from Tumblr. A Pokemon OVA, Pokemon the Origin, will be broadcasted in Japan starting on October, and the storyline follows the Pokemon Red/Blue/Green game storyline, featuring both Red and Green as main characters.

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That is all.

Oh, and the Japanese trailer.
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It's only an OVA? Aww.

I'm pretty excited. The first anime has kinda run dry for me. Maybe this will be executed better!
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The webcomic "Alpha Luna, The Werewolf Girl" is updating again! After a hiatus lasting over a year, I have a lot be happy about.
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The Summer 2019 anime season is upon us. Lots of good stuff is finally getting adaptations that I've been looking forward to, and some series are still wrapping up entirely or just wrapping up their latest seasons.

New series:
-Dr. Stone is finally getting its anime adaptation. The series premiered the day before yesterday and it's everything I could've hoped for. If you love science, definitely give this a watch. It can be found on Crunchyroll.

-Fire Force from the creator of Soul Eater, is an anime about a world in which spontaneous human combustion turns people into fire monsters called Infernals, and a special firefighting team that has to put them to rest. The opening is fantastic. This series can be found on Crunchyroll as well, with the first episode having premiered the day before yesterday.
Content warning: The anime has some fanservice moments involving nudity here and there.

-Vinland Saga is an anime about Vikings. It follows the main character, Thorfinn, as part of a band of Vikings that do their thing. It can be found on Amazon Prime Video. The first three episodes premiered today, actually.
Content warning: The subject matter is quite mature.

-Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba follows Tanjiro, a boy whose family was killed by demons. All except for his sister, Nezuko, who was turned into a demon. Tanjiro trains hard and goes through a grueling and deadly exam to eventually join the Demon Slayer Corps, an organization whose name says it all, in order to avenge his family and find a way to turn his sister back into a human again. The anime is already 14 episodes in and can be found on Crunchyroll.
Content warning: Quite a lot of blood and violence.


In other news (and what I really want to talk about), the highly-renowned Studio Trigger is producing a series called Brand New Animal. Premiering in 2020, it's being helmed by Yoh Yoshinari, who was a key animator for Neon Genesis Evangelion. I've been waiting for an anime like this for a long, long time. Glad to see that with this, Aggretsuko, and Beastars, anime and manga is becoming less skittish about series with casts made up entirely of anthropomorphic characters. The only other series I can think of with an all-anthro cast is Sherlock Hound and that was ages ago. Zootopia probably also helped a ton. Yoshinari even drew some Zootopia fanart, so I guess one could also take that as a sign that something like BNA wasn't that far off.
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Ash Greytree wrote:The Summer 2019 anime season is upon us. Lots of good stuff is finally getting adaptations that I've been looking forward to, and some series are still wrapping up entirely or just wrapping up their latest seasons.

New series:
-Dr. Stone is finally getting its anime adaptation. The series premiered the day before yesterday and it's everything I could've hoped for. If you love science, definitely give this a watch. It can be found on Crunchyroll.

-Fire Force from the creator of Soul Eater, is an anime about a world in which spontaneous human combustion turns people into fire monsters called Infernals, and a special firefighting team that has to put them to rest. The opening is fantastic. This series can be found on Crunchyroll as well, with the first episode having premiered the day before yesterday.
Content warning: The anime has some fanservice moments involving nudity here and there..
I've watched both of these and give them my seal of approval as an anime geek. Fire Force has a lot of the usual anime tropes which is good depending on your opinion, I enjoy the tropes but there are those who might get tired of them. Dr. Stone is unique in general terms but does have a lot of science jargon that can be distracting as well as overdramatic characters. I enjoyed both very much.


Ash Greytree wrote:In other news (and what I really want to talk about), the highly-renowned Studio Trigger is producing a series called Brand New Animal. Premiering in 2020, it's being helmed by Yoh Yoshinari, who was a key animator for Neon Genesis Evangelion. I've been waiting for an anime like this for a long, long time. Glad to see that with this, Aggretsuko, and Beastars, anime and manga is becoming less skittish about series with casts made up entirely of anthropomorphic characters. The only other series I can think of with an all-anthro cast is Sherlock Hound and that was ages ago. Zootopia probably also helped a ton. Yoshinari even drew some Zootopia fanart, so I guess one could also take that as a sign that something like BNA wasn't that far off.
It is quite exciting to see that anthropomorphic characters are getting respect. I personally hoped to be leading the charge but I'll settle for contributing down the line.
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I'm just gonna settle for hoping that the momentum keeps on building and it doesn't stop.
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fenrirblack wrote: I've watched both of these and give them my seal of approval as an anime geek. Fire Force has a lot of the usual anime tropes which is good depending on your opinion, I enjoy the tropes but there are those who might get tired of them. Dr. Stone is unique in general terms but does have a lot of science jargon that can be distracting as well as overdramatic characters. I enjoyed both very much.
Yeah, the scene where they're at the fire station cathedral and everyone is getting introduced and antics ensue before their first real fight had its fair share of tropes. What I did like is that the main character's training at the academy and induction into the Special Fire Force wasn't the beginning. I do love myself a good story arc about a character putting the work in and eventually earning a spot in the designated protagonist organization (Kimetsu no Yaiba's beginning arc is that and it's stellar), but the story starting out with Shinra being a member of the SFF so we can get to him interacting with the rest of the cast and allowing backstory to fill it in is excellent.

The accurate and real science jargon is one of the key points of Dr. Stone that makes it awesome. I'm still amazed that in the manga, the editors allowed them to list off the ingredients and process for making mother-flippin' gunpowder. That part is only a few episodes away in the anime, actually.


Edit: Adding a reply to what you said about BNA and anthro characters
fenrirblack wrote:It is quite exciting to see that anthropomorphic characters are getting respect.
Definitely. For a long while, anthro characters (more often than not referred to as "Beastmen" or "Demihumans") were just side or background characters. The most ridiculous example was a fantasy anime called WorldEnd which came out a while ago. It had anthro characters of many different species, and lots of cool designs, but the main focus of the series is the last living human and a group of fairies that are pretty much magical humans. Were anime studios, manga artists, and light novel writers just scared of having casts consisting entirely of non-human characters for the longest time, as if that would make their series unrelatable? Anyways, I'm just really happy things are turning around on that front.
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Yo, read Beastars or watch the anime. It's great! (But watch the age classification, it deals with some heavier subjects.)
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Oh deer I'm going to be very boring in this capacity...
The only anime's I've watched in the last few years were FullMetal Alchemist Brotherhood and another called Steinsgate. Both were good enough I watched all the way through... but I think they're standard enough fare that most actual anime fans I've met IRL have seen both.
I did watch a great animated sci-fi anthology series on Netflix earlier this year called Love Death + Robots. Besides that the closest I got to a cartoon was probably Dirk Gently XD

As for comics, besides webcomics like this one I don't read many 'cause I've always found the format a little bit hard to make sense of. I've always preferred video- or tabletop-games for that sort of visual over-the-top entertainment.
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I always tell myself that I will find other anime to watch but I always keep putting it off.

Of course it really doesn't HELP much that I keep on putting off the rest of "The Golden Girls". It's gonna be a sad day when Betty White dies. Not to mention I haven't even TOUCHED the "Rocko's Modern Life" special.
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Amazee Dayzee wrote:I always tell myself that I will find other anime to watch but I always keep putting it off.

Of course it really doesn't HELP much that I keep on putting off the rest of "The Golden Girls". It's gonna be a sad day when Betty White dies. Not to mention I haven't even TOUCHED the "Rocko's Modern Life" special.
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Well we were all sure that it was gonna happen back in 2011 after the other three passed away a year apart. I expected it from Bea and Estelle as they were up there in age. Rue was unexpected since she was young (around the same age as my grandfather) and she had a brain hemorrhage.
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