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Posted 5/23/13
haven't seen the new gintama, and enjoyed the other series.

jinrui for the win.
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I'm staying out of this one, SAO should of won. >.>
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Posted 5/23/13 , edited 5/23/13
Not a vote.


CR_Otaku wrote:

I'm staying out of this one, SAO should of won. >.>

Saki and Asuna, the art, and the music were fairly matched. SSY came out ahead in everything else though, including in not having any kind of harem, sexual molestation, incestuous first cousins, or tentacle rape (at least in my opinion).

I enjoy SAO for what it is, but I would've been depressed if SSY hadn't been the one to continue.

Neither will win though, so it's kind of tangential.
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Posted 5/23/13
Humanity Has Declined is my choice between these two.

I tried watching Gintama (the first season) and could not make it past episode four, which really left me wondering why it is so popular. I think that was the first time I had a large disconnect with the majority of anime watchers (given it holds 3 of the top 6 positions on MAL).

As for Humanity has Declined most of it's good qualities have been quoted earlier, and I largely agree.

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I'll have to sit out this one. But from the looks of it, Jinrui is going to win. I wonder if it can beat Shinsekai Yori this time around.
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NetrisTess wrote:


I tried watching Gintama (the first season) and could not make it past episode four, which really left me wondering why it is so popular. I think that was the first time I had a large disconnect with the majority of anime watchers (given it holds 3 of the top 6 positions on MAL).




The first 7-10 episodes were kind of like introductory episodes.
I agree, they couldn't have made them worse. But Gintama has a lot of characters,
so I think it was necessary to introduce these characters.

It gets better though. A LOT better.
It's the funniest anime ever made. MAL and a lot others agree with that.
And the serious arcs were some of the best arcs I've seen too.



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Posted 5/23/13
Have to bow out of this one, seen neither of them.
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Posted 5/23/13

NetrisTess wrote:

I tried watching Gintama (the first season) and could not make it past episode four, which really left me wondering why it is so popular. I think that was the first time I had a large disconnect with the majority of anime watchers (given it holds 3 of the top 6 positions on MAL).



The first two episodes of Gintama were just fillers. And I also think it was not so good..Then the next few episodes are mostly the principal characters introduction. Many people who watched Gintama just got hooked up after 20-30 episodes. (Though I already hooked up after few episodes). Why Gintama is so popular because aside from being a great comedy, it has a very good and smooth fights, very good dramas, lovable and amazing characters and most especially it has always a great life lessons hidden in each episodes. People who don't follow Gintama from start to latest can't see these amazing things, of course. I understand why many people also don't like it because it's somewhat episodic to not so long arcs in nature, has lots of references from Japanese culture, other anime manga, etc..

I may not explain it well, but I give a shot explaining about Gintama :D
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Posted 5/23/13
I choose GINTAMA

I already gave my reasons last round.
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Posted 5/23/13

Insomnist wrote:

lorreen wrote:

So, I've seen about equal amounts of Gintama' and Jinrui, which is about 2 or 3 episodes. Still failing to enjoy Jinrui even though most everything everyone else writes about it makes it seem like something I should like very much.

Try watching episode 9, it's self-contained and it totally encapsulates what I think is great about the series.

Thank you. I just tried that, and it was a bit more palatable. It did help me realize though (because I did think the story was fine) that part of what I'm not really liking is the art style and those damned squeaky fairy voices. Generally I don't mind too much about the actual art when the story is compelling, but that's not quite working here. I never like squeaky little voices as a regular feature of a character, though in smaller doses I can usually tolerate it.


asharka wrote:

The series runs (approximately) in reverse chronological order. I personally would have preferred episode 10 to come first, since that's the one where she first arrives in the village to take up her new job as mediator and it does a better job of setting the stage than just dumping you into the middle of the story. I would save 11 and 12 as flashbacks after that, and then go on back to the beginning. It's really not all that critical to watch this in the order presented other than for the two-episode arcs.

I generally like stories that launch in the middle or near the end and then piece the story together with a non-chronological presentation--if it's done well. For some reason I hadn't noticed that's what they were doing here (either because I just haven't watched enough to figure that out, or I wasn't paying attention--a complete possibility because it's not done a great job keeping my attention.)

Chances are good now, since it's such a short show and it's clearly held in high regard, that I will in fact go back and watch all the episodes and pay better attention, but probably not in time for Jinrui vs. Shin sekai Yori: The Rematch!
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Posted 5/23/13

NetrisTess wrote:

I tried watching Gintama (the first season) and could not make it past episode four, which really left me wondering why it is so popular. I think that was the first time I had a large disconnect with the majority of anime watchers (given it holds 3 of the top 6 positions on MAL).



If you really feel like you have to persevere through Gintama, I have a thought.

I think the trick to keep in mind when watching Gintama is that you have to already feel like laughing before going into it (at least for the first few episodes). During the beginning, I think it's hard to come home from a crappy day and be like, "Alright Gintama, do your job darn it," and then have it actually cheer you up. Thankfully, now it is one of those that I can watch no matter how I'm feeling.

Basically, it's totally worth it because it only gets better. Also, everything Chrome says about it is true lol. Gintama's serious arcs are the bomb.
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Gintama - Just an all-around great show. Some people might not be able to get into it right away but after a while you realize not many anime is worth your time like Gintama is. Can't really say that about Jintai, of course.
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Humanity has Declined

Truth be told, I probably enjoyed Gintama more. However, it also had hundreds of episodes of character development and material to get me attached to the characters. Jinrui did not. Even then, my attachment to the characters of Jinrui (OK, really just Watashi) is still somewhat comparable. So after giving Jinrui a bit of a handicap for doing a lot more in the time it had, I've come to the conclusion that the writing, art, and Watashi mean a win for Humanity.

Gintama is among the best shows I've ever seen, with some excellent writing, but the truth is, without a complete understanding of the bonds between all the characters, the new arcs probably don't stand all that well on their own (although it would still be well above most of the shows that aired). Since I don't think it's fair to pit hundreds of episodes against a dozen, that means that Humanity has Declined is the clear winner against just the Enchousen arcs (although getting some Gintoki backstory was amazing). Watashi will prevail!

This is really persuasive. I'll vote for Humanity Has Declined this round. Sorry Gintama; I still love you.
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Posted 5/24/13
UPDATES:


Fire Match 2 is now over!
Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita (22 votes) advances to the next round.
Gintama': Enchousen (11 votes) gets axed. People.
Table and results + Bracket updated.
Round 3: FIRE Final is now up! Vote for your fave now!




FIRE Final
The Fated Battle


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Posted 5/24/13 , edited 5/24/13
Note a vote

I shouldn't make an official vote because i haven't seen either... but i hope Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita wins ^_^ . Its on my to-watch list now
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