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by rampant_a_i
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:00 pm
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Topic: AP 610 - Favorite Foreigners
Replies: 3
Views: 16

Re: AP 610 - Favorite Foreigners

My favorite is the character Waver Velvet, the young (assumedly English) mage in Fate/Zero . He enters the grail war by feigning being the grandson to a couple of Japanese senior citizen locals, living in the city of the battle venue, using magic to supposedly charm these innocent bystanders into se...
by rampant_a_i
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:00 pm
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Topic: AP 609 - Summer Episode
Replies: 5
Views: 41

Re: AP 609 - Summer Episode

Since this has become not only a trope in most anime series but almost obligatory, I tried to think of episodes of series where more than just the usual fanservice and usual tropes take place. Not an easy task. I do recall that the summer beach scene of Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusion s actually tak...
by rampant_a_i
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:53 pm
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Topic: AP 608 - Genre Subversion
Replies: 4
Views: 58

Re: AP 608 - Genre Subversion

The topic GIF was an immediate one that came to mind, Puella Magi Madoka Magica . In a similar vein but taking it in a different direction is Mahō Shōjo Ikusei Keikaku or Magical Girl Raising Project , which takes the subverted magical girl semi-trop-e and turns it into a Battle Royale. https://prox...
by rampant_a_i
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:54 pm
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Topic: AP 607 - Bad Dads (No Tuckers)
Replies: 3
Views: 97

Re: AP 607 - Bad Dads (No Tuckers)

Given the exclusion of FMA's Shou Tucker, I nominate Gambino from Berser k, the adoptive father to the main character Guts. While he raised young Guts and taught him how to survive in a crap-sack world of death and mayhem, it did not stop him form later betraying that trust and pimping him out to be...
by rampant_a_i
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:39 pm
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Topic: AP 606 - Best Dad's
Replies: 4
Views: 129

Re: AP 606 - Best Dad's

I'm going to name Maes Hughes from Full Metal Alchemist (both series). A great dad to his too-kawai daughter Elicia and a good, loving husband to his wife Gracia. Some might say he's overly fond of and doting upon his darling child, always willing to go off on a tangent to proclaim her abject cutene...
by rampant_a_i
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:38 pm
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Topic: AP 605 - Grew Out Of
Replies: 3
Views: 100

Re: AP 605 - Grew Out Of

I can only think of one, although I am certain there are others if I think a little longer. I first became a big fan of anime when I saw Macross/Robotech waaaay back when. Also like Battle Tech the tabletop RPG as well. But years later I kind of fell out with the genre of giant mecha. I tried to get...
by rampant_a_i
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:40 pm
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Topic: AP 604 - Grew on you
Replies: 3
Views: 119

Re: AP 604 - Grew on you

Well, one show comes to mind. I started watching the first episode of Log Horizon, and found it to be too derivative of SAO at the time and skipped it. Little did we know that Isekai would become its own genre in anime, right? But then I went back and began re-watching it a few months later, and got...
by rampant_a_i
Sun May 26, 2019 8:51 pm
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Topic: AP 603 - Don't Care For
Replies: 7
Views: 331

Re: AP 603 - Don't Care For

I tend to be both pretty eclectic and broad as far as my tastes go. I will give almost anything a chance IF it has a very good story. But having said that, I do tend to frown on most Shonen, because they tend to drag on and on with little story resolution or character development. I don't seem to to...
by rampant_a_i
Sun May 19, 2019 8:50 pm
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Topic: AP 602 - Worst Mums
Replies: 4
Views: 332

Re: AP 602 - Worst Mums

The mother of Kayo(?) in Erased drove me up the wall! The most abusive and neglectful I can recall in any recent anime.

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by rampant_a_i
Sun May 12, 2019 8:31 pm
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Topic: AP 601 - Best Mums
Replies: 2
Views: 206

Re: AP 601 - Mums

I am going to say the MC Hana from Wolf Children . She first popped into mind the minute the topic was offered. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/9c/%C5%8Ckami_Kodomo_no_Ame_to_Yuki_poster.jpg I will also mention Trisha Elric from Full Metal Alchemist (specifically the Brotherhood series),...