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this was AOTS for last season, right?
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It forgot about half the cast, so the message it was trying to convey is kind of weakened as a result. But yeah, pretty god.
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I didn't even finish it, somehow I forgot about it.
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>>100785387
I preferred the original OVA OST was pretty gud though
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>>100785482
>It forgot about half the cast

it didnt though?

you are gonna have to explain who was forgotten.
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>>100785515
do it niggah
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i thoroughly enjoyed it
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>>100785668
But it was the OVA, just expanded
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Probably. It was better than NNB at least.
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>>100785387
It was fun, but it lost its way near the end. Could have been much better, almost a modern classic.
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I haven't finished it yet but OP was probably best girl, so if I see her more and the story gets better then maybe it's aots. Hard to compete with klk.
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I finished it last night after having forgot about it. I don't know how that happened, I loved every second of it but whenever the episode ended there wasn't much to remember about it aside from the beautiful visuals. I'd still probably say it was my favorite from last season. Ending was good even though the last half sort of tripped.
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>>100786001
It was pretty different from the OVA though.
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>>100785387
Not at all, it had potential but it wasted way too much time on doing intros we'd already seen
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>>100785979
what were some of your favorite moments?

this was mine
>dat music
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>>100785885

Kurama and Yase, of course. As the episodes advanced the show became more and more Koto-Myoue centric until those two were nothing but occasional cameos. Their character interactions and development became more and more limited and they ended up being, quite literally, plot devices for Myoue to grow up, instead of the conflicted brothers they began the series as, which goes completely against the theme of "loving your family for who they are" that was established as the whole central theme of the show.

I also felt they could have developed A and Un much more (kinda expected an episode centered around those two at first, but I saw it was no use), because then again, those are literal plot devices.
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>>100786205
I think Lady Koto should have had more focus. Actually, I wish they would just scrap the recap episodes and the live-action, which would have given them a lot more space to develop the story and characters. It kinda sucks if the ending we got was the one they wanted to write from the 2011 ONA's inception.
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>>100786205
I will I agree to your points, but I don't have a problem with it, I thought it was executed well enough.

Also I find it kind of fitting, after all Kurama and Yase were created solely to help support Myoue. But they still were able to become their own person.

Also this scene made me cry.
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>>100786657
That scene was fine and all, but ONA 5 is just too fucking good at using The Secret Of My Life. Go watch the ONAs if you haven't.
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It was until they finished covering the ONAs then things started going south. Last episode somewhat salvaged it.
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Great art and music
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I cant remember anything that was better.
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>>100785387
Yes, there was nothing else even close to being as novel and well-executed as this.
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>>100786977
AOTY for 2013 even?
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>>100786977
I have to agree, but I'm still mad over it. I wanted to love it, but the original ONAs didn't let me. They were so much better. There was so much potential...
>>100787066
No, that's Uchuuten Kazoku. This is in the second position though.
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>>100785387
Great premise, not so stellar execution, at all.
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It was disappointing
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>ED starts playing during an important scene

Yes! I love this!
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>>100786190

this moment,
when myoue asked to be killed,
and the whole yase sub-plot, I really enjoyed

And the whole show to be honest. I found its entire art style to be a feast for the eyes
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>>100787289
>OP Starts playing to the ending of the final episode

YES! I REALLY LOVE THIS

>its a fully animated epilogue during the credits

I AM LITERALLY ORGASMING! ITS MY FETISH WHEN ANIME DOES THIS
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>>100787382
>dat symbolism
>dat foreshadowing
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So was Kami-Ojiisan the frog/monkey/rabbit the entire time? or was that only the form he took at the end?
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Also what is up with Shoko? Was she a mirror city resident or from the outside? She mentions something about not being around when Lady Koto was.
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>>100787779
Considering that he turned into multiple different things before he became them, I'm pretty sure that was just the form he decided to take.
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>>100787779

I choose to think he was it the whole time, but I think in the last episode something like an essence leaves the creatures bodies after Gramps finishes talking with his son, so take it as you will. "What's wrong with just being there?" seems more powerful for me if he was it the whole time, really.
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What was that train? It wasn't drawn by Inari.
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>>100788241
maybe it added it later from the outside, he still had access to the picture after all, he would but need to draw a picture and place it on the frame.

Thats probably how all the modern object got into the world, Inari would find some cool new invention he liked and give it to the people in the mirror world.
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>>100785387
Why can't I find this scene?
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>>100789415
episode 1
5:30 mark

your welcome
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>>100789460
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>>100785387
I thought it needed stronger directing and writing. It really started losing steam at the end because it had to pull back the curtain a bit and start explaining itself, which felt kind of mundane, even in the fanciful setting. At some point I realized that I wasn't really pulled into the story or characters, it was just the music that was amazing and added drama to something I didn't really care about.
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That's not Nagi no Asukara.
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>>100789553
its episode 1 of TV, you dumbass
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>>100789553
thats the OVA.

TV 1 is where the ai happens
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AOTS and AOTY 2013
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>>100790079
>>100790026
The fuck was I supposed to know?
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>>100790160
because we were talking about the TV series?

lrn2context.

Also the fact you couldnt find it in the OVAs should of also tipped you off.
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>>100790347
Look at the filename, m8 >>100789553
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>>100785387
No it wasn't. I was the fan of the ONA, but I didn't find this show very appealing. I didn't connect with any new material, ost was nice though.
My AotS for last season was Arpeggio of Blue Steel, so you can call me a CG-action faggot and enjoy your favourite series in peace.
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>>100785387
Yes, though that's not to saw it was flawless.
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>>100787066
It would have been AOTY if only the quality hadn't lagged during those late-middle episodes. You know what I'm talking about.

Instead, Inari walked too slowly across the screen for five minutes and Uchouten won AOTY.
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>>100790407
thats the OVA though. You retarded son?
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>>100790602
...sure, whatever
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It had great potencial but they fucked up in the last couple episodes.
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I thought it was pretty mediocre aside from the visuals. Though at least it tried something different. That's enough for most of the hipsters on /a/ to convince themselves it was great.
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>>100790887
I don't think there are many people in this thread acting like it's great. AOTS != great.
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I love it.
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>>100791076
>AOTS != great.
AOTS != perfect. But if it's your favorite of the season, that does suggest that there are a lot of praiseworthy things about it, even if it just means "great entertainment value" or "great fun".
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>>100785387
It easily could have been AOTS if the last four episodes weren't so underwhelming. They expanded upon the ONAs nicely but then they ran out of ONA/OVA material to work with and the last four eps just devolved into lengthy exposition with very little actually happening. They managed to make the apocalypse boring somehow... it was really disappointing.

Plus the ending didn't have nearly as much impact as it could have. We could have had a more bittersweet reincarnation type ending but instead we got a cop out deus ex machina with Kami-sama coming out of nowhere and settling the conflict.
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I liked Yozakura Quartet, Magi, White Album 2, Ace of Diamond, Yowamushi Pedal, Non Non Biyori, Log Horizon, Nagi no Asukara, and Kuroko no Basuke better. The best part of Kyousougiga was the extended versions of the 5 shorts, after that it just lost a lot of steam and I was no longer excited to watch it every week.
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>>100791277
I should add though that the OST was great. Probably my favorite thing about the series at this point, other than the original OVA.
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Yes

>>100791277
>WA2
literally cancer
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>>100791510
>>WA2
>literally cancer
The fuck are you talking about you retarded tripfag? I didn't say anything about WA2.
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>>100791510
White Album 2 was good stuff.

MC kissing Touma with Setsuna blatantly watching was probably my highlight of the season.
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>>100791351
So much shounen
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>>100791697

Well, when your seinen lineup consists of garbage like Coppelion and Freezing, that can't be helped.
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>>100791587
Meant to quote >>100791351, which you could have easily figured out if you took that stick out of your ass, meanie

>>100791650
that show was dumb and the characters too

>>100791922
You should watch more little girl shows
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>>100792085

I watch Precure, that's all the little girl show I need.
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>>100792145
I bet you like DokiDoki too, nerd
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>>100792822

Yeah, it's alright. A breath of fresh air after Smile, anyways.
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>>100793222
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>>100790279
what emotion is this face trying to convey?
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>>100785387
Yes. 10/10
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I give it a 7,5/10
Betty gud.
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>OVAs
>Shows itself to be light hearted comedy with hints of fairy tales
>Early TV episodes
>Follows OVA episodes, expands on the stories and introduces characters
>Middle TV episodes
>Conflict, confusion, and crying. Koto was all over the place, having a meltdown while Myoue was pretty much a bad influence. Mama Koto and Priest appear, totally throw things out of wack
>End TV episodes:
>Shit hits the fan, universe falling apart, Koto is the child of a god and a possessed painting, and Myoue and Koto are essentially gods now

It was so backwards at times, but I couldn't help but sit there, eager to see what happened next. The show just kept me in at all times, never pausing or taking a break. I'm sad that it was so short, because it could easily have been 26 episodes with most being Koto, Shoko, and Myoue antics. Even a flashback episode of Koto training and doing all she can in the Shrine.

Only thing I didn't get at the end was why the Priest became a young kid again. I mean, Myoue looks like the Priest, but suddenly the father is almost shorter than his own young daughter?
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More like anime of the year, at least for me.
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>>100785387
yes, I loved it
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>>100794883
Well Inari is a god, guess it isnt too unreasonable for him to change his appearance
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>>100794937
me too
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>>100785387
Yes.
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>>100791277
>we got a cop out deus ex machina with Kami-sama coming out of nowhere and settling the conflict.

But he didn't. He provided the means for Koto to do so. It was Koto's words and punches that got through to her father. Inari's father only completed the family dynamic by being grandpa and assured Inari of his decision to stay with his family rather than commit suicide.
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>>100798206
funny how alike myoue and inari really are. They both wanted death because of their lack of purpose in the world, only keeping on for their responsibility to be absolved.



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