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What shows should I binge while it lasts?

I've already seen Re:Creators, Made in Abyss, Scum's Wish, Land of the Lustrous, most of Girls' Last Tour, and have Inuyashiki on my watchlist.

I also watched one episode of Sword Oratoria, before losing interest.

What other Amazon exclusives should I get in before my trial runs out?

(Also, does Sword Oratoria improve if I give it a chance? I liked the original I.I.W.T.P.U.G.I.T.D well enough, but this just seemed kinda generic and bland...)
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And I watched Rage of Bahamut: Virgin Soul. Forgot about that one...
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chimera245 wrote:

What shows should I binge while it lasts?

I've already seen Re:Creators, Made in Abyss, Scum's Wish, Land of the Lustrous, most of Girls' Last Tour, and have Inuyashiki on my watchlist.

I also watched one episode of Sword Oratoria, before losing interest.

What other Amazon exclusives should I get in before my trial runs out?

(Also, does Sword Oratoria improve if I give it a chance? I liked the original I.I.W.T.P.U.G.I.T.D well enough, but this just seemed kinda generic and bland...)


You should watch Bakemonogatari in 1080p with the three OVA episodes included.
Also the series of Kara no Kyoukai (Garden of Sinners) movies.
Onehai
Altair
Sakano (S2 exclusive there)

Hell Girl S1 & 2

Also of note, but highly depends on taste, so try an episode at least:
Battery (Baseball, sort of...)
Kabanari of the Iron Fortress (sub is included, dub is not)
The Great Passage (Slice of life about people making a dictionary)

There are 4 exclusives just starting to simulcast, but you won't see all of them if you are going to quit the trial..
Beatless
After the Rain
Kokkaku
Killing Bites





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The Great Passage is a wonderful slice-of-life show about adults--and in that sense, is very different than most other anime. You might not like it, but it is worth checking out.
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Double rec on garden of sinners. hell girl is a fave, but garden of sinners isn't available anywhere else and DVD set is over 300 RETAIL.. If it's even available anywhere anymore.... If not it's got to be even more.

Bakemonogatari is available here. Maybe not in the same resolution, but no need to waste time on a free trial with it. if it's available elsewhere.

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Bakemonogatari is available here. Maybe not in the same resolution, but no need to waste time on a free trial with it. if it's available elsewhere.



But resolution isn't the only different. There are 3 OVAs that are part of Bakemonogatari that are not on Crunchyroll but are on Amazon.

Many people consider those 3 OVA episodes to be fairly essential.
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serifsansserif wrote:

Bakemonogatari is available here. Maybe not in the same resolution, but no need to waste time on a free trial with it. if it's available elsewhere.



But resolution isn't the only different. There are 3 OVAs that are part of Bakemonogatari that are not on Crunchyroll but are on Amazon.

Many people consider those 3 OVA episodes to be fairly essential.


I'll be honest... I watched baka through illegitimate means a long time ago... I'm a bit rusty on the series. (it's queued, I just haven't had the interest to watch it compared to other things).

I'll take your word for it, but Garden Of Sinners is simply not to be missed if you get the opportunity to see it. Especially with the exorbitant DVD price.
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lorreen wrote:


serifsansserif wrote:

Bakemonogatari is available here. Maybe not in the same resolution, but no need to waste time on a free trial with it. if it's available elsewhere.



But resolution isn't the only different. There are 3 OVAs that are part of Bakemonogatari that are not on Crunchyroll but are on Amazon.

Many people consider those 3 OVA episodes to be fairly essential.


Yeah, the OVAs contain the ending. The show really doesn’t have a cohesive conclusion without them.
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I enjoyed sword oratoria enough it might be worth giving a few more episodes if you have the time. It was nothing groundbreaking but it kinda fills in some stuff/other view point of the events in Is It Wrong....

I would also say Princess Principal would be worth a shot too. The environment/overall art is really well done and the music is good on top of a pretty interesting story.
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When you say "Conclusion" in reference to the OVAs for Bakemonogatari, does that mean a conclusion for just Bakemonogatari, but before it goes into Nisemonogatari, Nekomonogatari, Owarimomogatari, Tsukimonogatari, Monogatari Second Season, Thismonogatari, Thatmonogatari, Theothermonogatari, Etc.monogatari?
I watched most of this stuff a LOOONG time ago, and don't really remember where one stops and another starts...

When you say Hell Girl S1 and 2, is that the original two seasons, or is this some kind of reboot or something?

Is Princess Principal one of those shows that is primarily action and political intrigue? (Or possibly, with an all-female main cast, action, political intrigue, and pantyshots?) If there's something more to it, I'll definitely watch it. If not, I'll probably still watch it, but it'll be a low priority.

"Sakano" had no search results. Is it misspelled, perhaps?
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Posted 1/16/18 , edited 1/16/18
The ending just for Bakemonogatari, before any of the other parts of the series.

The two original Hell Girl series (well, three, actually), were on CR once, but not currently. Not available elsewhere legally.

Princess Principal bored me, except for one scene near the end of episode 1, but others seemed to like the series. Only you can decide for you...

Try "Saekano" instead.
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Aha! I tried "Saikano", but that was... something TOTALLY different...

Alright, can someone remind me what happened at the non-OVA end of Bake- and what happened at the beginning of Nise-? (I think Nise- is next? I might be forgetting another season inbetween?)
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Episode 12 of Bake was the date under the starry sky, arranged by Hitagi, with transportation by her father.

The opening of Nise starts with Ararararararagi handcuffed to a bunch of school desks in the old cram school being "tortured" by Hitagi. Actually, it's just all for his "protection"...or so she says.
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Ok, There are fifteen episodes of Bake-, which adds up, 12 episodes and 3 OVAs, but the last three are listed as Parts 3, 4, and 5 of "Tsubasa Cat".

Is that really how they did the OVAs? or am I missing something here?

Also, on an unrelated note, are there any Amazon exclusive NON-anime titles worth watching which don't require some sort of double paywall "channel" nonsense?
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Yes, that's why they are important. But an anime "season" is usually only 12 or 13 weeks long, so they weren't a part of the schedule. They were released as OVAs to complete the arc.

This link isn't so easy to find, but it should let you explore Prime Video choices But be careful to look only at the stripes with Prime in the titles. https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/storefront

I liked the "Humans" series: https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B010O44BSS

If you know about Top Gear, there's The Grand Tour: https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B01J94A5GQ

I've yet to start Electric Dreams, but it looks promising: https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B075NTXMN9

If you don't mind something a little older, there's Ray Bradberry Theater: https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B073XBQGCK


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