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@  Foffy : (18 July 2019 - 04:45 PM)

that's right. my gym teacher is a clown. new series coming to disney channel next fall

@  Foffy : (18 July 2019 - 04:44 PM)

all these clowns are making me run really fast.

@  Sabrblade : (18 July 2019 - 12:10 PM)

All this awesome SDCC news is really making these boards run slowly.

@  Bass X0 : (18 July 2019 - 07:54 AM)

Racism must be stopped. No matter the cost.

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2019 - 07:49 AM)

Tine to stop buttering it up.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 July 2019 - 09:43 PM)

Well shucks.

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 July 2019 - 08:14 PM)

The joke is a husk of its former self.

@  Paladin : (17 July 2019 - 01:15 PM)

Pop.

@  Shrug : (17 July 2019 - 10:15 AM)

Something something... corn bread?

@  MEDdMI : (17 July 2019 - 07:21 AM)

Ok, ok. Enough of the puns and let's all thank Kal for the amaizeing job he did.

@  Paladin : (17 July 2019 - 06:24 AM)

by now I think this jokes' been creamed.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2019 - 03:31 AM)

The kernel.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2019 - 03:31 AM)

Who gives the orders in cybernetic warfare?

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:59 PM)

Zea mays

@  Xellos : (16 July 2019 - 09:53 PM)

Isn't that a kernel of truth.

@  Paladin : (16 July 2019 - 08:43 PM)

huh. suddenly the Squawk is popping.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2019 - 07:47 PM)

Not placing much stalk in this conversation.

@  Nevermore : (16 July 2019 - 06:22 PM)

That's so corny.

@  Shrug : (16 July 2019 - 06:07 PM)

It's absurd how happy I am that a post of mine made the front page of Reddit.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2019 - 05:46 PM)

Aww, shucks.

@  TriBlurr : (16 July 2019 - 05:45 PM)

Not till I taste the corn

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 05:43 PM)

You guys aren't being very nice. You're supposed to tell me I did "good, really good!"

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2019 - 05:40 PM)

Just don't go beyond the rows.

@  Patch : (16 July 2019 - 05:39 PM)

Left over from the failed Beast Machines sequel, Beast Farmers

@  Patch : (16 July 2019 - 05:39 PM)

It's techno-organic corn

@  TriBlurr : (16 July 2019 - 05:26 PM)

We have a cornfield? Can I get a few ears?

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 12:56 PM)

And lastly, if it becomes too much hassle to deal with - it might just get sent into the cornfield and replaced with a Discord box anyway. So cool it.

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 12:55 PM)

Second thing is we do actually have the ability to ban users specifically from using Shoutbox if it's being abused like that

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 12:55 PM)

Hey all - just a reminder and heads up. The Shoutbox has been kept here as a courtesy because it's what you folks like in lieu of Discord - but a few things to remember is that P&R should stay in P&R and isn't really something that needs to be dragged out here in the most public of spaces.

@  Nevermore : (16 July 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Done.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 July 2019 - 10:25 AM)

You can make a new one. I doubt anybody would stop you.

@  Nevermore : (16 July 2019 - 10:16 AM)

There was a thread but it appears to have disappeared. Might have been lost in one of the older forum sweeps.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 July 2019 - 09:58 AM)

Yeah this is pretty much circumventing the fact that we have different rules for political talk.

@  fourteenwings : (16 July 2019 - 09:55 AM)

Okay, so, basically, can we not do politics in here anymore? I mean, considering how often @Nevermore, you talk about your work conditions, don't you think it's time for a dedicated thread in P&R?

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:39 AM)

Scratch that; that's insulting to honest salads. Whatever that was was the text equivalent of hamburger.

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:38 AM)

Would you like some dressing to go with your word salad?

@  Paladin : (16 July 2019 - 09:34 AM)

yes; it now goes "shit piss hug *BLEEP* ^$@^ motherhuger **** turd fart encyclopedia & Socialism."

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:24 AM)

This is an American site, but isn't that unnecessarily severe language? IIRC it's one of the top four offensive pejoratives to English people

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 July 2019 - 08:52 AM)

It's amusing how so many (U.S.) wankers in this world love to whine "capitalism good socialism bad!" in the abstract while simultaneously pretending that megacorporations dominating de facto monopolies is anathema to the core capitalistic principle of competition benefits everyone.

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 05:17 AM)

I know Shockwave's super mode is pretty lame and Magnus is kinda greebly but it's not that bad.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 July 2019 - 12:38 AM)

Though with the luck and caliber of leaders we've had of late in the darkest timeline, maybe it's too much to hope for.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 July 2019 - 12:36 AM)

Just like democracy, it's not perfect but better than the present alternatives. Capitalism as it's practiced today won't be able to weather the coming wave of automation, though. Best to plan for it and hope for a gentle transition rather than the aforementioned collapse

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 12:27 AM)

Capitalism is the worst amiright? Sent from my iPhone

@  Vexwing : (15 July 2019 - 11:24 PM)

Because the collapse is gonna be just great.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 July 2019 - 10:41 PM)

Let's hope this is late stage and we're on the cusp of something better.

@  abates : (15 July 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Late stage capitalism is the absolute best.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 July 2019 - 01:33 PM)

So, welcome to all retail, everywhere.

@  Nevermore : (15 July 2019 - 01:24 PM)

Oh, and Greenpeace also conducted a protest at a German Amazon facility, to protest against Amazon's practice of throwing customer returns in the trash.

@  Nevermore : (15 July 2019 - 01:17 PM)

Right, because with Amazon, it's just the employees that have to step in dog shit while having no space to breathe.[/slightexaggeration]

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 July 2019 - 01:03 PM)

At least I can use Amazon without losing the ability to breath or step in dog shit.


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#4941 fourteenwings

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 08:39 AM

 

which I found interesting enough to want to see the next episode

 

This is about 400% weirder than anything that happened in your dream so do tell; how exactly was it interesting?

 

 

but it kinda feels like it didn't need to be an isekai anime.

 

There is no Shousetsu-born isekai anime that needed to be an isekai anime. At all.


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Posted 11 July 2019 - 09:39 AM

I don't think you enjoy isekai animes.

 

I'd like to point out right now, I've seen very few.

 

(How not to summon a demon lord. In another world with my cell phone, that time I was reincarnated as a slime, and Rising of the Shield hero. That's basically it.)

 

Why did I find Isekai cheat magician interesting enough to continue?

 

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All in all it's enough to get me to check out the next episode when it drops.


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Posted 11 July 2019 - 12:25 PM

They look so weird in CGI


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Posted 11 July 2019 - 01:16 PM

Wisemans GC only real claim to Isekai is that the kid is a prodigy because he sees how magic works from a scientific viewpoint allowing him to rework spells to greater effect. Its the same as Knights and Magics main lead being the robot wiz a few years back. If anything WMs GC is cute with the adorkable romance between him and Setcillian

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 02:26 PM

So far for this season, I've begun on:

Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest

Vinland Saga

Symphogear season 5 (this series is a bit crazy at times, but in a good way)

Astra Lost in Space (the latest ep kind of got me a bit with some tears in my eyes)


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Posted 11 July 2019 - 02:46 PM

Don't know anything about Knights and Magics. I haven't kept up with anime in years now. Re watching mostly older stuff for my anime stream.

 

To put it in perspective, I've not seen a single episode of Attack on Titan, which was HUGE for a while.

 

Ended up finishing Wiseman's Grandchild. Even if I had to find... "other" ways to watch the last few episodes because VRV is being a butt.

 

I actually enjoyed it. Makes me hope another season is coming due to how it ended.


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Posted 11 July 2019 - 02:57 PM

I haven't seen Attack on Titan either, but maybe this is in part because I don't watched shonen manga adaptations as much anymore.

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 04:14 PM

So Funimation has been running 4.99 digital sales weekly for seasons or half seasons on ITunes for a while. But this week is Cowboy Bebop! And supposedly its up for Amazon too!

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 06:05 PM

Don't know anything about Knights and Magics. I haven't kept up with anime in years now. Re watching mostly older stuff for my anime stream.

 

To put it in perspective, I've not seen a single episode of Attack on Titan, which was HUGE for a while.

 

Ended up finishing Wiseman's Grandchild. Even if I had to find... "other" ways to watch the last few episodes because VRV is being a butt.

 

I actually enjoyed it. Makes me hope another season is coming due to how it ended.

 

Knights and Magic is worth seeing for its story, the basic story is a computer programer who is also someone who loves to buy and build models of robots one day suddenly dies and he is reborn into another world and upon seeing a mech knight becomes in thrawled in it and wanting to be able to pilot it, one day, thus begins his story of taking a desgin of the mech knights and pretty much turning the world upside down, so try and see it, its only 13 eps, you can easily blow it off in a day.

 

Attack on Titan, takes a bit of time with its world building but it worth it, the first ep gives you a good sense of the world the gloom the main character has and what he sees as a problem before the disaster which kick starts part of the story happens, my favourte scene comes in season 2 but I'm not going to say what it is, here at least, unlike some of the other shonen adaptions, its not dragged out as like Boruto or One piece, its pretty much filler free as they spilt things into actual seasons with each season covering a single arc of the series more or less.


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Posted 11 July 2019 - 10:32 PM

Knights and Magic sounds pretty interesting. I will have to check it out.

 

To be honest, if I haven't had the desire to go watch Attack on Titan yet. I don't think I am. I'm sure it's fine, but I just have no drive to see it.


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Posted 12 July 2019 - 10:38 AM

I don't think you enjoy isekai animes.

 

I'd like to point out right now, I've seen very few.

 

(How not to summon a demon lord. In another world with my cell phone, that time I was reincarnated as a slime, and Rising of the Shield hero. That's basically it.)

 

That is a lot of isekai, actually. Overall the modern version* of the genre is like 20 shows at most.

 

I want to like LN adaptations, but they tend to have the same issues pop up over and over so you either build a tolerance (or just like it from the outset) or can't deal with it anymore.

 

Knight's & Magic is pretty great for the genre, I'd say. I even managed to get through three whole episodes.

 

*Vehicular manslaughter or whatever (but usually vehicular manslaughter) sends adult Japanese man to JRPG.

 

 

Makes me hope another season is coming due to how it ended.

 

A lot of LN adaptations tend to have either strangely wrapped up or open endings because they want you to read the LNs. However, I doubt Kenja no Mago/Wise Man's Grandchild is any localization team's priority.

 

 

To put it in perspective, I've not seen a single episode of Attack on Titan, which was HUGE for a while.

 

Lots of people haven't seen AoT. People with decent taste.


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Posted 12 July 2019 - 02:20 PM

Knights and Magic sounds pretty interesting. I will have to check it out.

 

To be honest, if I haven't had the desire to go watch Attack on Titan yet. I don't think I am. I'm sure it's fine, but I just have no drive to see it.

 

Its up to you, it takes a while setting things up, the story gets somewhat complex as it reveals the mysteries and a lot of people die in some gursome fashion, its not like you have a so called war and no one dies, nearly everyone is fair game for death.


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Posted 12 July 2019 - 02:41 PM

Personally, with AoT, I started reading the manga when it first came out, then dropped it as I did not really care for the style or pacing. Then I saw the dub premiere at Anime Boston, and got hooked on the anime. I still quickly page through each new chapter, but I still really do not like the manga version much.

 

Promised Neverland COULD be similar to me, as I really did not find the manga interesting at all, but have heard good things about the anime, but am waiting until the BD release to see it.

 

As for Isekai Cheat Magician, unfortunately it is Aniplex, so who knows when I'll be able to see it, but I have been reading the manga version for a while now and have so far enjoyed it, though...

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 02:32 AM

How Heavy Are The Dumbbells You Lift?- Kinda standard light fanservice comedy show. I think its biggest problem is the low budget animation doesn't help a show where the visuals require sculpted physiques.

Magical Senpai- feels like a hentai that snuck into the regular season. The title character is cute but the show amounts to the title character getting into lewd situations because of her klutziness.

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 05:34 AM

Alright, we can make it official. I guess there is just something wrong with me because I'm five episodes into Knights and Magic and bleh.

 

This show just isn't that good. Erel isn't that interesting to watch, the weird CGI choice for the mechs just doesn't look good against the traditional animation, and the plot seems weirdly paced.

 

There's too much of: "Thing happens"

 

Narrator: This seems out of nowhere now, but I promise it'll make sense later. OOOO FORSHADOWING.

 

I'm sticking with it, but it's barely keeping my interest.


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Posted 13 July 2019 - 01:15 PM

I never said the animation was great, much of the story for Knights and Magic is more revolving around the creation of the mech knights, plus its not a show to take to seriously, its more of a comedy in some respects


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Posted 14 July 2019 - 09:54 PM

Finished Knight's and Magic, and well sorry to say but it's easily one of the worst Isekai's I've finished.

 

Now I'm not trying to say the show is garbage or anything. It's watchable, but it just is not that interesting.

 

Far too much of the show is centered around mech design, with seemingly everything else being an after thought.

 

I really have to disagree with the statements that it's worth it for the story, because what a mess.

 

I never felt like I was experiencing this with the characters. It felt more like someone was holding a book and summarizing to me what was going on.

 

Seriously how many times did the story pause so the narrator could explain some background, or state things that are suppose to happen, but we never really see it.

 

"This event lead to something that would be known as this"

 

Yeah okay narrator, good to know I guess, but that's never really referenced by the characters like ever.

 

Speaking of the characters, I can barely remember them and I just finished the show. Quick what was the lady with the scar over her eye called? What was her motivation? 

 

She's barely in the show long enough for me to care. You get a quick line about said motivation and then she's gone.

 

In Wiseman's  Grandchild, when it comes to the villain's motivation, we get an entire episode flashback of what lead to this, and it's really interesting/fun to watch.

 

If they did that in Knight's and Magic the narrator would have simply stopped the show to explain to me what happened to him, and that's all you'd get. No visuals.

 

Oh well, I gave it a shot. Can't really recommend though.

 

Does make me curious though, for those who are saying it was good, what drew you in?


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Posted 14 July 2019 - 10:54 PM

I never said anything about it being good. But the kid getting to build his giant robots was the main draw for me to finish it.



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Posted 14 July 2019 - 11:46 PM

 

I can barely remember them and I just finished the show.

 

I remember that the childhood friend girl was played by Ohashi Ayaka, and she had a good character design. I also remember the dwarf mechanics, because who doesn't remember dwarf robo-smiths.

 

 

Does make me curious though, for those who are saying it was good, what drew you in?

 

I mean, as I said, I watched three episodes then quit because of a lot of the same reasons you referenced, but I thought you'd like it more since you're into the LN genre and it has a couple of hallmarks.

 

However, I will say that anytime anybody decides to go for the whole "somebody builds their own magic robots" thing and it isn't an LN adaptation, I'll be all for it.


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