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Anime What was the last anime you watched before posting in this thread?

Bruh, I normally wait until after finishing a show to post in this thread but I am not even ten episodes into "Ranking of Kings" and I have just seen the manliest thing ever. Just looking at snippets with the colourful pastel artstyle and dopey character designs fooled me into thinking this was a whimsical fairy tale about a deaf prince who is rejected from the throne and has to go on an adventure to prove his worth. But this show is filled to the brim with political intrigue, moral ambiguity and despair. It was for that reason that when I saw the Captain of the Queensguard learn that the King has ordered the assassination of the Queen and yet chooses to uphold his vow to protect her "against all threats" and stands alone outside of her chambers as three giant Behemoths approach, I was like "oh no, this is going to be such a sad scene." The fight goes mostly as one expects, especially when the Behemoths pull a "clever girl" scene by sacrificing one of their trio to having their skull crushed while the other two sneak around and go in for a fatal bite. And then as blood is spraying out of the Captain's arteries, they start playing a sad flashback about how when the Captain first met the Queen, she was struggling to adapt to the prince's disability but slowly abandons regal demeanor and learns sign language and it was the sight of the Queen and Prince finally laughing together in the sandbox that made him want to protect them. Then it happened, the Captain who was about to keel dead over suddenly starts roaring and grabs the Behemoth still biting into to him and breaks its neck like a bag of potato chips, and then not only catches the other that lunges at him but proceeds to suplex it so hard it becomes a Mortal Kombat Fatality with an X-Ray shot of the beast's spine shattering. With the Queen successfully protected, the Captain gives a final roar to the moon as he falls down into a pool of his own blood. Seeing the Witch who has been pulling the strings behind everything (king included) and gotten her way every time so far be completely dumbfounded and ask "what happened? I can't sense my Familiars anymore..." was so incredibly cathartic as well.

Gosh, that was so manly, seeing that would put hairs on anyone's chest. More people need to go watch this anime. It is a hidden gem. :bulbaLove:
Watch a lot of new stuff today.

Ancient Magus Bride Season 2 Episode 1

Kawaisugi Crisis! Episode 1

Kizuna no Allele Episode 1

Birdie Wing Golf Girls Story Season 2 Episode 1

Some old stuff and trying out a lot new things this season.
rewatching madoka magica, i'm on episode 3
Night on the Galactic Railroad
The IdolM@ster Cinderella Girls U149 episode 1
Hirogaru Sky Pretty Cure episode 10
Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken episode 10
Astro Boy (1980) episode 16
"Ranking of Kings".

As I mentioned in my first impressions, I don't think this show was promoted very well - at least not in the West anyways. It struck me as some dopey Ghibli-wannabe from the getgo. But once you get into it, you realise its a really good anime full of heart, awesome fight scenes and political intrigue. Definitely can't wait for a season 2.
  • Mob Psycho 100 (Ep. 3)
  • Trigun Stampede (Ep. 1)

I also watched only one episode of Shaman King (the old one) just to see if it holds up to the OG manga.
Watched Sorcerer Hunters. It wasn't really that good, but it was a thing, I guess.
I'm rewatching Ouran High School Host Club. Just as funny as the last time I watched it. A shame it never got a new season to complete the manga material. =( (Plus, I'd give anything for some more of that lovely BGM from Yoshihisa Hirano, OMG... It's out of this world!)

Went to see this with my brother. While not quite reaching the emotional factor that Your Name had, it was really good. Quite a lot of Ghibli vibes.
I watched the new Uma Musume 4 episode special. It was… pretty good! The animation never sunk in quality the entire time, which I guess is fitting since they only put out 4 episodes and wrapped it up. The pacing was also surprisingly really nice, it was perfectly kept short and sweet. The expressions were also insanely good, I appreciated that they didn’t just show the girls being cutesy, each one was desperate to achieve their goal and it really showed on those more intense shots.

The full thing is english subbed on youtube so, I recommend giving it a go.
I'm rewatching Yu-Gi-Oh Zexal and i think i'm kind of enjoying it. I remember not liking it back when i watched it in 2014 while going through my Yu-Gi-Oh binge, but this time around i'm actually enjoying it for the most part. Maybe something changed in those nine years or by the time i got to Zexal back in 2014 i was getting burned out from the whole franchise, but i can say that i no longer dislike this series.

We'll see how it goes foward, i'm at episode 28.
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