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5 hours ago, aku-chan said:

 

Yay, I was right! 

Not quite sure how I knew No. 3 was from Gunsmith Cats though, I've never watched it.

I've seen it probably too many times. The OVA was only... 3 episodes, I think? I owned it ages ago. I wish I still owned it. I had it on VHS, so I'm old, too. :poke:

 

Here's some more for us oldtimers to guess and remember:

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Lodoss War

Gunbusters

Appleseed

Tenchi-Muyo

 

I just watched a show called "Zillon" that I borrowed from a friend.  What a horrible piece of entertainment.  I mean, I probably would have loved it when it came out, but the amount of bad animation, power inconsistencies, plot problems and general sexism that was probably totally invisible at the time made me cringe.  I did watch the entire series though.  

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4 hours ago, Unit04 said:

Lodoss War

Gunbusters

Appleseed

Tenchi-Muyo

Also recognized them all. And still own some copies on old VHS tapes. Ignore the fact that I don't own a VCR anymore.

 

Essentially, I was familiar with most 90s titles. General knowledge dropped off in the mid-2000s and later.

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2 hours ago, Cranky Dog said:

Also recognized them all. And still own some copies on old VHS tapes. Ignore the fact that I don't own a VCR anymore.

 

Essentially, I was familiar with most 90s titles. General knowledge dropped off in the mid-2000s and later.

 

Same and Same.  

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Has anyone been watching anything recently? I was out of the game for a long time and now it looks like there's tons coming out all the time. I've been thinking about starting Konosuba.

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Nope, couldn't get number 3 this time.

 

3 hours ago, CaptainPete said:

Has anyone been watching anything recently? I was out of the game for a long time and now it looks like there's tons coming out all the time. I've been thinking about starting Konosuba.

 

Also nope, I just don't get on with modern anime for some reason, that's why I'm watching something from the 80's.

 

And One Piece, always gotta be watching One Piece.

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5 hours ago, CaptainPete said:

Has anyone been watching anything recently? I was out of the game for a long time and now it looks like there's tons coming out all the time. I've been thinking about starting Konosuba.

I didn’t care for Konosuba but most of my friends liked it, although I did enjoy some of the episodes.  Overall, I thought it tried too hard to be silly.

 

I really enjoyed The Ancient Magus’ Bride.

 

The last new anime I saw was the movie Promare, which I thought was really fun although intense.

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9 hours ago, CaptainPete said:

Has anyone been watching anything recently? I was out of the game for a long time and now it looks like there's tons coming out all the time. I've been thinking about starting Konosuba.

Recently, it would be the 4th season of My Hero Academia.

 

I've thought of something. In the early 2000s the advent Napster, then Bittorents, and finally the availability of countless video streaming services removed the  need to limit yourself to OVAs or movies as longer TV series became accessible.

 

By then, I got into many of the longer TV series. Naruto, Bleach, One Piece on a weekly basis. Older completed series like Rurounin Kenshin, Shaman King, Fullmetal Alchemist, etc. I also got introduced to the sad concept of anime filler episodes.

 

Of course, once I graduated university and began adulting, the anime club was no longer a practical option. So OVAs or lesser known titles became less well known to me.

 

So unless it's being hyped and overexposed on YouTube or I actively search for what titles were popular a certain year, I will miss most series.

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11 hours ago, CaptainPete said:

Has anyone been watching anything recently? I was out of the game for a long time and now it looks like there's tons coming out all the time. I've been thinking about starting Konosuba.

I had been out for quite some time as well and just started back up just before Covid hit.  The new hotness seems to be Isekai style shows; where a normal person from Earth gets transported to another world and has to survive there (usually with some sort of powers).  Ones that I have watched recently and enjoyed (not all Isekai)

 

The Rising of the Shield Hero

That Time I got Reincarnated as a Slime

Is it Wrong to Try to Pickup Girls in a Dungeon

Isekai Cheat Magician

Bride of the Ancient Magus

The King's Avatar (on YouTube, second season just dropped, new episodes on Sundays)

Goblin Slayer

Assassin's Pride

Bofuri: I Don't Want to Get Hurt So I'll Max Out My Defense 

Demon Slayer

One Punch Man

Overlord

Sword Art Online

Seven Deadly Sins

 

One thing I have noticed is that now, as a grumpy old man, I have much less patience for gratuitous fan-service than I did back when I was a teen or in my twenties.  I'm not prude, I'm fine things when they suit the story, but some things just make me go "why did they choose to do that"?

 

Most of the ones above should be findable via online services (Cruchyroll, Netflix, Amazon, Hulu) and you can find a synopsis online as well.  

 

Anyone else want to recommend anything?  I'm always up to watch something new.

 

 

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Oh, I'm well aware of the Isekai trend. What got me back into anime again was watching videos online about NGE and then going down a Gigguk (and Sydsnap) rabbit hole on YouTube... :lol:

And I know how it goes as you get older. I watched Strike Witches and was very uncomfortable during most of it. It was a fun show with an interesting plot but I kept saying "Why can't they wear pants? Or even tights? Something?"

 

Volumes two and three of Liquid Soul Chamber turned up today and I'm going to check the status of Gigant volume two in a little bit. For the next series to start getting into I'm torn between Komi-San Can't Communicate and Saki The Succubus. I'm not sure hot racy Saki is going to be but I'll still give it a shot.

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Strike Witches kinda bothered me for that reason, especially the episode where they are trying to track down someone's underwear. Which my brother informed me was based on a real historical incident involving the real world historical counterpart's hat, but I digress. 

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