Post by supercupcaketactics on Jun 2, 2018 21:02:01 GMT -5
Are there any examples of shows that would be recommended to watch dubbed rather than subbed released in, say, the past five years? I feel like modern anime dubs are good and that they get the job done but that they may be lacking in some way. I'm not sure if it's just a fault of the shows being of similar feel, writing, direction, or the same voice actors being used too frequently. Maybe it's just because there aren't a lot of new characters that I find myself getting attached to. Maybe there's a lack of emotion with subtleties that I wish I could feel more of. It really may be just that a lot of the voices sound too forced. That modern anime kawaii uguu just makes everyone speak faster and more ExCiTEd then more serious characters have to force a "cool" gruffness or something like that. Can any of you feel with me on this?
I know almost nothing about dubs, especially English ones, but my first thought was: very fast-paced comedies. In particular, I remember watching Cuticle Tantei Inaba subtitled and feeling that I just can't keep up with the humor: by the time I'm ready to laugh at a joke I've just read, the next one comes, giving me no chance to react. So I imagine it might work better dubbed, though I have no idea if a dub of it even exists.
I don't think I can help you either. 99% of the stuff that I watch now is subbed, I pick dubs (in italian) if they are available and if I like the voices, once in a while it's nice to not have to read fast constantly.
Post by Li'l devil on Jul 15, 2018 12:26:38 GMT -5
Another anime thread? I didn't notice it before... Well, I guess I'll post things here.
So, after my existential crisis after watching NGE slowly went away, I decided to more into anime. The first thing I watched after that was a 12-episode feature called Another. Basically, it's Final Destination, but set in a Japanese school. Though, comparing to FD, it feels more like a 'spook story', not an actual psychological horror, and that's why I liked it. I like this stuff, and it's really well done.
And now I've just finished watching both seasons of A Certain Magical Index. Without a doubt, this is my favourite series so far (and I'm glad to see that people ITT like it, too). It really has every good thing I expect from anime. I don't know what else to say, I just loved it.
Well, next on my cue is Railgun; I'm curious how this one's going to be different from Index.
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Post by Li'l devil on Jul 15, 2018 21:00:22 GMT -5
^ Yeah, I agree, she blows away the competition (and that's why I'm now watching Railgun). As much as I wanted to like Index, she's not really likeable to me, and feels more like a dumb extra than one of the main characters.
Gunslinger Girl (and it's sequel series Gunslinger Girl - Il Tetriano), which is currently available on Netflix, combines a lot of the things I like about anime (unusual settings/concepts, gorgeous artwork and freedom to be violent) with the novel approach of being absolute shite, making 29 20-minute episodes seem interminably long, focusing as it does on the psychology and emotional weight and/or interests of the titular cyborg assassin Italian school girls and their handlers, rather than making good use of the Italian-sited political thriller plot it incredibly slowly plods through with minimal action and remarkably little politics, thrills or interesting events. Why I'm dragging myself through Il Tetriano when I hated the first season, I'm not sure. I'm nearly done, though, so at least next time Netflix recommends it to me I'll know never to do it ever again.
I'm not sure who the hell this is meant to be aimed at, why the backstory of the characters is so important to the show runners or even who the actual main character is meant to be, as episodes randomly shift focus.
So that's an "avoid" from me. It combines my usual complaints of irritating female characters, an unnecessary focus on school children, unfitting title tune and an excess of navel gazing with a general purpose boredom and almost complete lack of interest. It does look great, though.
Post by supercupcaketactics on Aug 9, 2018 12:42:01 GMT -5
So what anime are you guys watching currently? I'm watching Steins;Gate 0 as the episodes come out every Wednesday. I'm also watching Revolutionary Girl Utena and I love it so y'all should check it out! I'm supposed to be watching The Rose of Versailles as well but I'm pacing how much I watch with how much I read books which is not often ().
Utena is phenomenal. Its theatrical style and surreal imagery are just out of this world. Absurd and beautiful, just like our lives, it was one of the biggest influences on me during high school. I would put it as the most important series of the 90's together with Evangelion. I can't think of another anime from that period made with so much artistry and attention to psychology of the characters.
Currently I'm watching Shakugan no Shana (12/24 episodes completed). I adore Kugimiya Rie and it's been a while since I watched a contemporary fantasy shounen like this, so I'm somewhat excited about it. The show has some technical deficiencies (pale colors and abundant static shots to name a few), but Kugimiya's tsundere character is wonderful as usual and I like how the story focuses a lot on creatures that are confused about their place in the world. These worries are obviously easy to relate to. And I already shed a tear at one point so I can't complain too much.
I'm on Rurouni Kenshin at the moment, roughly halfway through Season 2. It's pretty good, albeit with annoying child and female characters. I feel like the relatively realistic historical setting is actually a bonus, as it feels like I might be learning something.
I watched the first series recently and I really liked it. Yeah the colors are too bright, at times it was difficult to distinguish some details. The speaking book was the best guy.
Since I wanted something light after watching Fate stay/night UBW I went with Strike Witches. Despite the simple and stupid plot I loved the show, I loved all the girls. I was a bit sad that it has only 12 episodes, but at least they've made a second season.
Now I'm watching Soukyuu no Fafner (9 of 26 episodes). It's a mecha series, with quite some dramatic stuff that happens so early already. The setting is very interesting.
Try writing your own word strings/manga book where a girl who is perhaps like anime is around to walk with you to university
Also I love Higurashi! Happy! Lucky! Dochy! Yes yes yes!
Also I'm still even now listening to the music in Revolutionary Girl Utena and enjoying all the media. It's good to know that an anime I've seen almost-ish a year ago is still a favorite for me and that I can have new favorites that resonate with me disregarding nostalgia goggles, having have had to seen it in my younger years and so on.
Post by deathevokation on Apr 25, 2019 21:10:54 GMT -5
I'm loving this vn tbh.. the pacing is so much slower.. keichi's sanity declining is also slower and more glorious to behold as it's in so much more detail than in the anime.. and the happier parts are peak comfy and last longer.. i don't mind the simplistic translation, overall such a charming, unpretentious and comfy novel!
Post by supercupcaketactics on May 3, 2019 0:05:32 GMT -5
I recently rewatched the Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni and Kai animes but still haven't finished a single complete VN of it despite owning one, d'oh!
Also finished watching the reincarnated as a slime anime. I don't usually care for isekai but I like slimes and seeing a slime do all sorts of cool magic stuff and build a foundation in the world was great. 7/10 would self insert as the protagonist. Being a slime monster with OP powers and a game wiki lady in your head doesn't sound bad at all.
Oh, I quite enjoyed the first two arcs of Re:Zero. I liked how they showed what constant respawning can do to your mind, the dialogues seemed more realistic and witty than in a lot of anime, and there were some cool mysteries that made me want to continue watching. But I didn't really get any answers: instead they introduced a whole bunch of characters out of nowhere and started doing boring politics or something. Not what I was hoping for. Still, the story of two ogres and everything related to that was great.