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Oh wow, you actually managed to suffer through Mayoiga? Laughing out loud The B-movie trainwreck appeal was strong in this one, but I found the characters so obnoxious that I couldn't watch beyond episode 2.

By the way: Keep an eye on Re:Zero, which is still running. Which I didn't originally watch it, But I heard that it is good on some podcast and... boy, this thing is quite something. Not entirely sure if it can keep its pace up without repeating itself too much but it is some of the best plottwist-based action/adventure material I've seen in a while. Protagonist is not that well written, though.

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yeah, you gotta watch some trash now and then just for the fun of it XD

Re:Zero is on my to watch list, but as always i´m waiting until it finished airing. i also heard/read it´s rather good. looking forward to it.
i´m kind of still contemplating whether or not to watch the second season of Concrete Revolutio. i´d definiely have to watch the first season again but all i remember from it is it´s very colorful and the story is written rather complicated without much of a chronological order. otherwise i don´t remember it being really intriguing. for the final part of the second season of Durarara i also still have to wach the first two parts again. stupid thing is the dubbed version is missing the subs whenever there´s another language or japanese writing involved. for those parts i always have to switch to the subbed version and it´s really limiting the enjoyment. and when i do find the dub with subs where needed the video quality is bad :/

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watched Sakamoto desu ga. it´s about a way too cool and elegant guy who is often admired too much by girls and hated too much by guys which brings him in all sorts of predicaments that he solves in likewise cool and elegant ways. it has a really great scatch based humor somewhere between Cromartie Highschool and Daily Lives Of Highschool Boys i´d say. the gags are of course hit or miss but overall it´s very enjoyable and it has my stamp of approval. what i also find kind of interesting is, although Sakamoto is the main character he´s actually put into the stories more like a side character. each episode rather focuses on a different person who wants to get at him one way or another and the way Sakamoto deals with the situation usually changes the perspective of the episodes main character. it´s an interesting writing style imo.

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finally finished Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge. it took me unexpectedly long. the lazy and lethargic feel of it is done so well it always made me super sleepy which makes reading the subs kind of hard. if it had a dub it would be perfect nap time material, but i can´t imagine it´ll get a dub. all in all it´s quite the fun watch. having a lazy, sleepy lethargic mc doing his best to do everything in the most effective and lazy way so he has more time to doze off (to the point that his buddy carries him everywhere) makes for some good unconventional humor. i approve.

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watched Uchuu Patrol Luluco. i´ve been really looking forward to this one. it´s another Trigger production from this spring season. i think since Kiznaiver was not quite your typical Trigger show they made this one simultaneously to balance it out with the typical Trigger over the top nonesense. and it does deliver. it´s about a middle schooler who wants to live a normal life but ends up having to work for the Space Patrol because her father, an officer at the Space Patrol, accidentally eats an instant freezing pill. wacky space adventures ensue, referencing a lot of other Trigger shows (from Inferno Cop to Kill La Kill) and ending in an epic final episode ala Trigger. if you like the wacky story telling and animation Trigger is known for than i highly recommend it.

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watched the whole Durarara X2 story. the first two chapters are a bit sluggish imo. a whole bunch of new characters that are hard to remember their names and a couple of side story lines that don´t tie in with the main story web too much makes X2 hard to get into and it´s hard to tell where it´s supposed to go. but the third chapter makes up for it for the most part. everything that happened before are developments that lead to this finale which is presented in a very good climax-y fashion. it starts off with a high suspense level and just keeps it at that the whole way through, if not even raising it. each episode makes another twist that forces you to go on watching. i actually marathoned it in almost one go today. but while the general plot progression and suspense was done very well, there are still other loose story strings that aren´t clear enough to me how exactly they are connected to the bigger picture. it´s like often times things just happen but you don´t exactly know why. it seems like the story gets too convoluted and the characters a little unclear in their motivations. i mean the twins are pretty much pointless imo. or how exactly are the Yakuza connected to it all and why. or what´s the teachers deal in the end. and so on. but with such a big cast and such a big story web i guess it´s hard to keep things tight. the first season of Durarara definitely feels tighter and more graspable than X2. i guess i´m gonna have to watch it a couple times more till i get the complete story and the characters motivations. but all in all it´s still a very enjoyable watch.

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after a long time away from anime i´ve gotten back watching Ajin 2nd season. and DAAAMMMNNNN that was good. it keeps the tension and intensity going from the first season and every episode keeps you on the edge of your seat craving for more. the ending was perhaps a touch predictable, but still very enjoyable. the main story comes to an end, but it goes out with lots of room to go on, but without a lack of closure. i just wished they would have expanded more on the antagonists background explaining more why he is the way he is. and a bit more explanation on how the Ajin came to be in the first place would´ve been cool, too. on the other hand that´s not really the focal point in this show. who knows, perhaps there´ll be a third season going more into that. overall Ajin is definitely up high on my favorites list. a must watch imo.

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Ok so almost 900 posts in, I'm jumping on the anime train with a serious question: I really want to watch some anime but here's the thing, I really don't want to watch anything with overt sexuality/nudity. I also want my wife to watch it with me and she definitely wouldn't want to see any of that stuff. Everything else is fine, language, violence, intense/frightening stuff bring it on! just not sex/gratuitous romance, etc.

Here's the other stipulation: it has to be on Netflix! haha. I know there are quite a few on netflix, not sure if any fit this criteria. Weaboos, help me out!!!!!

To give a backdrop of what I'm into: I LOVE Cowboy Bebop (I know there is the occasional scantily clad character) Trigun, Attack onTitan. And actually my wife loved AoT and Cowboy Beebop as well. I'm not too particular on genre or antyhing though. Oh and we LOVE DBZ haha.

Thanks for your help!

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Man, I havn't posted here in a long time. I'm also hitting a small valley, when it comes to my love for anime, I think. For a couple of seasons, the shows I'm watching or I'm interested in have become less. Watching anime for years is starting to make me really worn out about all the repetition of tropes and standard patterns for characters and story. But, honestly, that is probably not so bad, just makes one more picky. I'll try to chime in and keep the thread alive.

@ Isotropy:

Off the top of my head, I'd say: Ajin. Netflix has that one licensed and it is one of the best mystery action series you'll currently find, I'd say. It is done in a very West-ish Thriller style, so almost (except for the very tight clothing of one particular character in the second season that feels kind of off, but even that is very muted compared to other series) no in-your-face antics with sexual implications or suggestions. But it is fully CG (the studio is vastly improving at it with every new series, though), so if you're specifically searching for hand drawn stuff, it may not be to your liking.

Just looking through the series a search for "anime series" brings up (German service). What would also probably work:

Fate Stay Night
Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood
Darker Than Black
Last Exile

But better wait for Johnny to say something about those as he's more sensitive to fanservicy stuff and I don't remember all of these accurately.

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i´m not sure what´s all on netflix. last time i checked on my brothers account there wasn´t too much interesting stuff. but enough to get you started. Ajin definitely. Iso, you´ll watch that next. no arguments about that! Xp great thriller, great story, great characters. lots of people hate on the CG, but i think it looks pretty decent here. and once you´re immerced in the story you won´t notice at all.

the others GeN2Mo mentioned are great, too. i don´t remember any fanservice in any of those. especially Full Metal Alchemist and Last Exile are awesome. those have amazing world building and powerful stories. Darker Than Black was fun and has great music (same composer as Cowboy Bebop), also good story and characters, but the overall concept is a little convoluted and unnecessarily complicated. it´s worth the watch, though. Fate Stay Night is also great, with an epic and dramatic battle royal kind of story, but the main character is painfully stupid. he´s a normal teenager without any special powers, but throughs himself right in the middle of a fight between über powerful beings and gets hurt because he wants to be the hero. freaking idiot. but i´d still watch it so you can go into Fate/Zero and Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works (the tv series). those are pure awesomeness.

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i totally get what you mean. i actually watched a lot of Star Trek lately instead of anime. now i started watching Batman The Animated Sereis. i watch anime just in between when something really sparks my interest. but AoT Season 2 is coming. that´ll be one epic bindge watch.