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 Post subject: Shows you should check out
PostPosted: January 14th, 2013, 11:57 am 
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So I noticed we don't have a 'recommendations' thread. WELL NOW WE DO.

Normally I wait for a show to finish airing before I consider watching it, but I went ahead and sampled some shows from this current season because some of them sound very interesting.

The first one is Sasami-san@Ganbaranai, by Shaft (Madoka, Bakemonogatari). From what I've gathered from the first episode, it's a show about a shut-in girl whose only view of the outside world is through a network of cameras streaming to her computer. That's not the weird part, though. The weird part is everything else in the show. Some elements of the show seem to be based on Japanese mythology, but there also seems to be an aspect of nonsense-for-the-sake-of-nonsense in this series. Could be very interesting.

I also checked out Maoyū Maō Yūsha. I'll be very clear here: For better or worse, this show will forever be measured against Spice & Wolf. Not only does it have a similar premise, but it even has the same director, writer, and main voice actors. Unfortunately, I can't see it coming anywhere near Spice & Wolf. The dialogue is not as thought-provoking, and the characters aren't quite as interesting. The story could be very interesting though, and the supporting-cast looks promising.

Finally, there's Kotoura-san. The first half of the first episode is very somber, and very emotional. I recommend watching those first 10-15 minutes even if you don't plan to watch the rest of the series. After that it does a complete 180, and I'm not sure if I like that. It looks like it'll be a slice-of-life highschool club anime, with a touch of supernatural because the main character has extrasensory abilities. The show is about a girl who can read minds (not a spoiler, you find this out within the first minute of the show), and is outcasted to the extreme because of her ability. Until she transfers to a new school.

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 Post subject: Re: Shows you should check out
PostPosted: February 26th, 2013, 8:25 am 
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You mentioned spice and wolf. What was that show about?

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PostPosted: February 26th, 2013, 3:06 pm 
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A man and wolf goddess fall for each other over a shared love of feudal economics. And they lecture you about it. EVERY EPISODE.

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 Post subject: Re: Shows you should check out
PostPosted: February 26th, 2013, 8:20 pm 
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You should also check out Bakuman because it's freaking awesome is what it is.

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 Post subject: Re: Shows you should check out
PostPosted: February 26th, 2013, 11:30 pm 
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Market Man6 wrote:
You mentioned spice and wolf. What was that show about?

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Kraft Lawrence, a 25 year old peddler travelling from town to town selling and buying various things to make a living during a period much like Europe in the Middle Ages. One night when stopped at the town of Pasroe, he finds in his wagon a 250 year old pagan wolf deity girl named Holo. She appears to be that of a 15 year old girl, except for a wolf tail and ears. She introduces herself as the town's goddess of harvest who has kept it blessed with good harvests of wheat for many years. Despite having the responsibility to watch over the town, she wants to go back to her homeland in the north called Yoitsu, she believes the people have already forsaken her anyway and that she has kept her promise to maintain the good harvests. She manages to bargain her way out of the village by making a deal with Lawrence to take her with him. As they travel, her wisdom helps increase his profits, but at the same time, her true nature draws unwanted attention from the church.


It's a Fuzzy Bunny awesome show. It's rather dialogue-heavy, and there's a lot of economic information to keep up with, but you don't necessarily have to understand the economics to appreciate the show.

What I really like about the show is that the love story and fantasy aspects take a backseat to the fortunes and misfortunes of merchanting.

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