Soulshaker3's(and others) actually helpful animu reviews
(yeah this is a really big title)
So for my last couple of years, I've been watching loads and loads of anime, of varied quality. So to save your asses from withstanding the pain of watching things that should just be left in the paper I'm creating this topic to help you trought your journey in weeaboland.
This topic also serves the purpose of me recommening some anime to you guys who are interested in this world but are afraid of going to the weird part of it
To start off I'll post my toughts on an anime that finished airing today and I completely loved it. I'll also update this post with future reviews, so you don't have to scroll trought the posts to find a specific one.
Boku dake ga Inai Machi
If someone asked me what the defenition of masterpiece is, I'd show him/her this specific anime.
The main focus on this anime is its fascinating story, which, revolves around an average 29 year old guy, wanted to be a manga artist, but he sucks at story telling (the irony), so he gave up and started working at a pizza place.This guy has a strange power that he calls "Revival", which, consists of him reviving a period of time whenever a bad thing is about to happen, hence the name Revival. So good so far, until a Revival changes his whole life (not an expression, you'll actually understand this sentence once you see it).
The first episode kinda shows what I said above and I highly doubted something good would come out of it, and oh boy was I wrong, this is easily the best anime that I saw as far as story goes. There are some exceptional ones tied up in 2nd place but this one for sure takes the lead. To sum it all, if you care the most for its story rather than animation, which is actually not bad, but not great either, this is my #1 recomendation to you, I'm sure you won't regret a single second you spend on this.
One Punch Man
I just finished watching it and it's pretty fun. So far it has only one season with 12 episodes, but they announced season 2.
The anime's about a superhero who trained much and became totally overpowered so he's pretty much bored. He's a "meh" kind of guy so it's fun watching him not really care about some of the bad stuff that sometimes happens to him. He also has some really good moments when delivering some deep thought. Usually it's in just a few sentences, but carries a huge depth with it.
There are also other characters and it's fun to watch them interact with stuff happening and all the fighting. Even if you know that One Punch Man probably will solve the situation pretty quickly, you always keep wondering if he will make it in time and if that new enemy might be a worthy opponent after all.
The show has a lot of subtle and non-subtle humor in it. The more subtle things are usually related to One Punch Man reacting to stuff. e.g. The final villain is powering up and One Punch Man says "ok" with a totally bland expression. This: http://imgur.com/xOGWTE5.png Priceless. Or another one when a character keeps telling him his backstory and One Punch Man is dying of boredom. "Keep it to 20 words or less!"
It's great and refreshing to see a show not take itself so seriously, but still managing to be cool and fun.
The first I wanna say about this anime, is that it isn't a solid 10 because of the visuals. The backgrounds are good, great at least if not amazing, but I can't say the same thing about animated elements. They tried to use a different set of art with 3D characters but maybe because the budget was tight there were some moments where the frames dropped way below the average witch is 24 FPS. The most important scenes are great, CG explosions and shit and well drawn and animated, my only complain is that one.
As for the plot, it is centered around a guy who was near the end of his high school when he got fucking ran over by a truck and died in the process. Thing is he's called an "Ajin" a being that never dies and oftenly called as the "God warriors". Buuuut the government doesn't want them to be free and wants to conduct some mad experiments on them killing them over and over again. So the guy naturally has to run. Altough he was a bit dull in this first season (according to the manga he has a really deep character) there was other guy who compensated for that and I really liked the way they made him fit.
To finish this off, you'll get used to the art, trust me.
Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
That really long title or just KonoSuba for short, pokes fun and is a parody of almost every RPG/Fantasy animes. Since there has been an increasingly trend to do those nowadays this show was very needed for the current situation.
The humor on this show... IS FUCKING AWESOME. It made into a 10/10 in my list (holy shit I only recommend 9 and 10's, oh wait that's the point of this topic), and trust me you won't regret any second you spend on. The main character has both the sarcasm and plainess needed on those stupid situations and they way he reacts to them it just freaking hilarious.
To the plot we go. It starts with a normal guy just buying a game to stay nights awake playing it, but (there always has to be a but) he dies in the process. Yes it starts that stupid, a guy buying a freaking game and ends up dead in the middle of dead. The way he actually dies is even more hilarious and stupid but I won't go into detail in that. For the most part he gets stuck with troublesome "party members" and he has to live with that till the end of his days, or you know... the end of the anime, whichever happens first. I'm pretty sure the guy was near a mental breakdown because nothing came out like he planned to do on his new life.
So to end things of if you want a good, actually correction, a great laugh this is definetely the way to go as I can only name a few who have a humor this good.