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I know the name implies a love comedy, but I was actually referring to its content.

Do you know what content means?
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idowdow wrote:

On the other hand, is Hataraku Maou-sama really that good? Anything outstanding, in particular?


This is a kind of terrible answer but it's hard to describe beyond saying 'just watch the first episode'.

The show is just an excellent combination of farce and legitimate action. And you'll get more than enough of a feel for it from ep 1.


I sometimes think that the prologue has one of the best fight scenes from last year ><
I second this overall. I think it is a shame that with 24 hours for voting, so many people have written down, "I didn't see this one..." WHAT??? You had 24 hours to watch two shows! If they were one cour you could have marathoned both of them, or at least 3-4 episodes of each, enough to know which one you liked better. I know not everyone has the time but... one episode each? Come on...

Edit: though I realize with regional restrictions that not all people can watch all shows. That is unfortunate and can't be helped.
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Then there are shows like Samurai Flamenco. I wonder how many times it make people love, then hate then love then hate it. I ended up loving it by the end. The ending scene was just perfect. The last villain was just great. And the alien, I will vote for samurai Flamenco right now actually.

1 episode was not enough to judge.
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Insomnist wrote:


idowdow wrote:

At the same time, I have a curious question for SNAFU. I watched the show, and I wonder how is SNAFU a Romcom?

Do you know what SNAFU means?

I know the name implies a love comedy, but I was actually referring to its content.

SNAFU = Situation Normal: All Fucked Up. So it's a romcom whose normal situation is being all fucked up.

In another manner of speaking it's a derailed romcom, the elements are there but they're at cross-purposes.
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Then there are shows like Samurai Flamenco. I wonder how many times it make people love, then hate then love then hate it. I ended up loving it by the end. The ending scene was just perfect. The last villain was just great. And the alien, I will vote for samurai Flamenco right now actually.

1 episode was not enough to judge.
I agree but it is better than choosing via essays. If I haven't seen either show I won't vote. If I haven't seen a show yet and I can see it since I'm lucky to live in Canada... then I'll watch as much as I can. I can watch episodes for 8 hours straight if I need to... Samurai Flamenco can be done in 8 hours, just 22 episodes. That can be the BEST way to evaluate a show, no forgetting what happens next or anything.

Though marathoning ef - a tale of memories like that is almost enough to give me a heart attack so be warned. It can be emotionally very intense to marathon a series straight up. Samurai Flamenco I think could do that to you, especially the ends of the arcs.
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Then there are shows like Samurai Flamenco. I wonder how many times it make people love, then hate then love then hate it. I ended up loving it by the end. The ending scene was just perfect. The last villain was just great. And the alien, I will vote for samurai Flamenco right now actually.

1 episode was not enough to judge.


Varies from show to show though, Maou-sama pretty much a case of 'you see what you'll get right away'.
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lorreen, you are an intelligent user. I would like to believe I am an intelligent user. I wish we can converse as two intelligent users. How often do you lurk this thread? Really...


I've been spending a ridiculous amount of time here, observing the passion and unruly going-ons But no more tonight! Sometimes sleep must happen!


(ETA: Just to clarify I'm spending so much time here because I really enjoy the thread--not to monitor and mod (that's a byproduct).These battle threads of chrome's are among the best threads to happen on the forums IMO. )
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Edit: though I realize with regional restrictions that not all people can watch all shows. That is unfortunate and can't be helped.


Fansubs know no regional boundaries.

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hpulley wrote:

Edit: though I realize with regional restrictions that not all people can watch all shows. That is unfortunate and can't be helped.


Fansubs know no regional boundaries.

True but I'm trying to stick to the terms of service... if one is willing to enter the Lightless Realm then all manner of things may be seen... but not unseen...
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Samurai Flamenco I think could do that to you, especially the ball crushing.

Fixed that for you.
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bobland wrote:

Fansubs know no regional boundaries.



This is true. I speak from experience.
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hpulley wrote:
Samurai Flamenco I think could do that to you, especially the ball crushing.

Fixed that for you.
She doesn't just crush them, she stomps them... and twists mercilessly! But I love Mari anyway. I would risk some ball crushing to have a chance of getting to know her LOL
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I always feel that Eccentric Family should have been in these final matches. Too bad it didn't even survive the prelims. Watching the family drama was such a heartwarming experience. Because it is more grounded compared to another family drama called Kyousougiga, Eccentric Family induce a more lasting emotion too. This, in my opinion, makes it memorable.

At the same time, I have a curious question for SNAFU. I watched the show, and I wonder how is SNAFU a Romcom? Yes, there is comedy, but romance?

On the other hand, is Hataraku Maou-sama really that good? Anything outstanding, in particular?


SNAFU's original English title was "My School Romantic Comedy is Wrong as I expected" and that's what makes it a sort of anti-romantic comedy but there is some hint of romance in it as well for sure. But unfortunately Hachiman doesn't go for nice girls... at least at that time LOL. See if Yui gets another shot...

I didn't find Hataraku Maou-sama that spectacular. It was funny and cute but... the hero vs. demon king thing has been done to death already IMO. While having him work at MgRonalds was a funny twist I think it got old fast.

I agree, Eccentric Family not being here is a shame. The number of ones that didn't make it and yet we are looking at Hataraku Maou-sama... sigh. Ah well, what can you do?





windsagio wrote:

This is a kind of terrible answer but it's hard to describe beyond saying 'just watch the first episode'.

The show is just an excellent combination of farce and legitimate action. And you'll get more than enough of a feel for it from ep 1.

I sometimes think that the prologue has one of the best fight scenes from last year ><




Insomnist wrote:

SNAFU = Situation Normal: All Fucked Up. So it's a romcom whose normal situation is being all fucked up.

In another manner of speaking it's a derailed romcom, the elements are there but they're at cross-purposes.


Thank you all for explaining! Especially on SNAFU and Devil's Part-timer
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I think I've said this before, but I liked Silent party more than I liked sisters.

THERE ARE A FEW OF US OUT THERE!

Sorry, I don't mean to keep excluding you, but I was talking specifically about people who voted for Railgun S over Kill la Kill.



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Again, it's all relative.

Gargantia is another with wide recognition and considerable antihype, and the 4-way had The Eccentric Family and Kyousougiga, two shows with smaller but dedicated fanbases that overlapped a lot which split their votes.

I could be wrong but seriously, RG is not the godkiller it's being cracked up to be.

I wasn't trying to make it sound like a godkiller, even if it may have sounded that way. I know that it has no chance against SNAFU and AoT, but I want to believe that it beat KlK at least partly based on its own merit and not primarily based on anti-hype for KlK.


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Nagi should have been complete... and would have won this whole damn thing in my mind if it had completed things. That is still my disappointment with that series and I don't see it ever being revisited so it shall forever be a bit empty to me.


I'm legitimately curious as to what you mean when you say Nagi was incomplete. Personally, I see it as a complete story, albeit one with relatively limited appeal. What would it needed to have done to be "complete" in your eyes?
The romances, the situation with the world and the sea god. An open ending isn't bad but I had hoped for more resolution in the end. Some answers about whether life on the surface and/or the ocean goes on and... a kiss or a few between some couples would have sealed it for me. Stuff was implied, unsaid, unanswered... too much for me to be completely satisfied with it when it is likely the only season we'll get.

Compare that to my favorite the year before, which won. Shinsekai Yori, which bears many similarities to Nagi no Asukara in some ways. Spoilers for Shinsekai Yori in case you haven't seen the ending...

By comparison, Nagi left me hanging. Call me dense, needing to be hit over the head with a board to get it if you like but Nagi didn't wrap things up as nicely. "This world is filled with so many shining feelings." Just not good enough.

Well, I'm not sure how I feel about you comparing Nagi to your favorite anime of last year, but aside from that, I think I can see where you're coming from. It sounds like you just wanted to see more things explicitly shown/stated, and I don't think that's something Nagi ever planned to do. I do feel that an open ending suits a coming-of-age story like this fairly well, but that's just me. Thanks for answering my question.
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hpulley wrote:

Edit: though I realize with regional restrictions that not all people can watch all shows. That is unfortunate and can't be helped.


Fansubs know no regional boundaries.



Some of us don't like to get all Dukes of Hazzard with our entertainment tho'
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