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Fall 2017 anime season

Stand up and blab: What anime this season are you watching, or wanna watch, or wanna avoid, or wanna hatewatch? [more inside]
posted by ardgedee on Oct 8, 2017 - 12 comments

Neo Yokio: The Sea Beneath 14th St.  Season 1, Ep 1

Kaz Kaan, elegant gentleman and demon catcher, must mend a broken heart, contend with being only the second most eligible bachelor in Neo Yokio, and navigate the hellish vortex between breakfast and dinner. And also attend to the demonic possession of fashion blogger Helena St. Tessero, because that sucks.
posted by RobotHero on Oct 8, 2017 - 6 comments

Movie: Miss Hokusai

The life and works of Japanese artist and ukiyo-e painter Katsushika Hokusai, as seen from the eyes of his daughter, Katsushika O-Ei. [more inside]
posted by KaizenSoze on Oct 2, 2017 - 2 comments

Movie: Death Note (A Netflix Original Film)

A young man comes to possess a supernatural notebook, the Death Note, that grants him the power to kill any person simply by writing down their name on the pages. He then decides to use the notebook to kill criminals and change the world, but an enigmatic detective attempts to track him down and end his reign of terror.
posted by Fizz on Aug 25, 2017 - 15 comments

Netflix to stream 12 original series, starting in November 2017

Here’s a look at the anime 12 series hitting Netflix (Polygon), with the first titles coming in November. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Aug 7, 2017 - 4 comments

Spring 2017 Anime

What anime have you been watching this spring? [more inside]
posted by RobotHero on May 7, 2017 - 5 comments

Movie: Your Name

Two strangers find themselves linked in a bizarre way. When a connection forms, will distance be the only thing to keep them apart? [more inside]
posted by numaner on Apr 9, 2017 - 10 comments

Movie: Ghost in the Shell (2017)

In the near future, Major is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals. [more inside]
posted by AndrewStephens on Apr 5, 2017 - 31 comments

Winter 2017 Anime

Which series will you be following for Winter 2017? [more inside]
posted by needled on Dec 23, 2016 - 8 comments

Mob Psycho 100: Mob and Reigen  Season 1, Ep 12

Mob decides: should I stay or should I go? [Season finale]
posted by filthy light thief on Sep 29, 2016 - 4 comments

Mob Psycho 100: Master ~Leader~  Season 1, Ep 11

Reigen, self-proclaimed psychic, tries to talk his way out their current situation.
posted by filthy light thief on Sep 29, 2016 - 0 comments

Mob Psycho 100: The Heinous Aura ~Mastermind~  Season 1, Ep 10

Mob and Teru have infiltrated Claw's HQ. Ritsu and the others have broken free and are in search of their missing member.
posted by filthy light thief on Sep 29, 2016 - 0 comments

Mob Psycho 100: Claw ~7th Division~  Season 1, Ep 9

Mob, Ritsu and friends find more people who are like them, but different. More fighting ensues.
posted by filthy light thief on Sep 26, 2016 - 0 comments

Mob Psycho 100: The Older Brother Bows ~Destructive Intent~  Season 1, Ep 8

Ritsu flexes his strength, Mob's kindness is unwelcomed, and a mysterious man appears to upset it all.
posted by filthy light thief on Sep 26, 2016 - 1 comment

Mob Psycho 100: Exaltation ~I've Obtained Loss~  Season 1, Ep 7

Ritsu wants to surpass his brother, and he has a little spirit to help him, maybe. And then there's the troubles at school.
posted by filthy light thief on Sep 26, 2016 - 0 comments

Mob Psycho 100: Discord ~To Become One~  Season 1, Ep 6

Mob gains fame, while his brother Ritsu deals with social pressures from Salt Middle School's Student Council president, and being the younger brother of Mob. Ritsu then gets invited to the Awakening Lab, and later he meets one of Mob's acquaintances.
posted by filthy light thief on Sep 25, 2016 - 0 comments

Mob Psycho 100: Ochimusha ~Psychic Powers and Me~  Season 1, Ep 5

Mob faces his first psychic battle against another person, but he tries to stay true to his master Reigen's teachings that he should never use psychic powers on a person.
posted by filthy light thief on Sep 25, 2016 - 0 comments

Mob Psycho 100: Idiots Only Event ~Kin~  Season 1, Ep 4

Mob becomes a pawn in the middle school turf war between the tough guys at his school, Salt Middle School, and a rival school, Black Vinegar Middle School, when the BVMS leader, the physically unimposing Teru, deals with the entire Salt Middle School gang with ease. Mob's unlikely friends come to his aid, and he deals with a lingering spirit.
posted by filthy light thief on Sep 25, 2016 - 0 comments

Mob Psycho 100: An Invitation to a Meeting ~Simply Put, I Just Want to be Popular~  Season 1, Ep 3

Doubting his chances to become popular through his school club activities, a downcast Mob meets a woman in a smiling mask, who informs him that she can help him become popular. He follows her to an underground meeting area where a cult known as (LOL) has formed in service to a man with the power to make anyone laugh and smile.
posted by filthy light thief on Sep 24, 2016 - 1 comment

Mob Psycho 100: Doubts about Youth ~The Telepathy Club Appears~  Season 1, Ep 2

The "Telepathy Club" at Mob's school is in danger of disbanding after it drops below the minimum amount of members, and their leader, Kurata, convinces Mob to join. Later, Reigen takes Mob on a contract to exorcise a spirit at a private all-girls high school, so they cross-dress to try to get onto campus.
posted by filthy light thief on Sep 24, 2016 - 1 comment

Mob Psycho 100: Self-Proclaimed Psychic: Reigen Arataka ~And Mob~  Season 1, Ep 1

The teenage years: the most emotional period in one's life. And that's no different for Shigeo Kageyama, aka Mob, a teenage boy without any notable skills in life, except his psychic powers. Then there's the good student and generally admired kid, Mob's younger brother, Ritsu, and Mob's mentor, the self-proclaimed exorcist named Arataka Reigen. In this first episode, Arataka and Mob face evil spirits with salt and psychokinetic powers.
posted by filthy light thief on Sep 24, 2016 - 4 comments

Fall 2016 Anime

Recently the anime charts have been posted and let's discuss which series we're following here. [more inside]
posted by chrono_rabbit on Aug 30, 2016 - 31 comments

Steven Universe: Restaurant Wars  Season 3, Ep 12

When Steven dares to order off-menu from Beach Citywalk Fries, he unwittingly rekindles a feud between them and Fish Stew Pizza.
posted by Small Dollar on Jul 25, 2016 - 16 comments

Sailor Moon: Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Crystal Season III  Season 3, Ep 0

The season adapted the Death Busters arc from the fifth and sixth volumes of the complete edition of Takeuchi Naoko's original Sailor Moon manga. [more inside]
posted by Pendragon on Jun 27, 2016 - 2 comments

Movie: Only Yesterday

Takeo, 27-year-old career woman, travels to the countryside while reminiscing about her childhood in Tokyo in this animated feature from Studio Ghibli.
posted by gemutlichkeit on Jun 12, 2016 - 3 comments

Summer 2016 Anime

Recently the anime charts have been posted and let's discuss which series we're following here. [more inside]
posted by chrono_rabbit on Jun 9, 2016 - 76 comments

Spring 2016 anime

Recently the anime charts have been posted and let's discuss which series we're following here. [more inside]
posted by chrono_rabbit on Mar 5, 2016 - 34 comments

Rwby: Full Series Discussion  Season 0, Ep 0

In the world of Remnant, Ruby Rose and her teammates Weiss, Blake, and Yang study to become Huntresses at the Beacon Academy in the city of Vale. [more inside]
posted by 1970s Antihero on Feb 14, 2016 - 0 comments

Movie: Grave of the Fireflies (Hotaru no haka)

A tragic film covering a young boy and his little sister's struggle to survive in Japan during World War II. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 5, 2016 - 28 comments

Movie: Princess Arete

Confined in the castle tower by her father, Princess Arete spends her days watching the world outside her window. Sometimes she sneaks out to watch the common people at work. [more inside]
posted by selfnoise on Jan 23, 2016 - 3 comments

Winter 2016 anime

A new season of anime has started. Which series have caught your attention? Which series would be good to follow on FanFare? [more inside]
posted by needled on Jan 9, 2016 - 26 comments

Concrete Revolutio: Go Beyond the Sky and Stars  Season 1, Ep 7

Emi and Ullr talk shop at a bar while Earth-chan, the Sputnik-like superhero, races past their window to confront Judas, a superhuman recently released from prison. Judas is at that moment meeting Kikko, assigned with bringing him to the Superhuman Bureau's office. Kikko's next assignment is to open discussions with the seemingly temperamental Earth-chan. [more inside]
posted by ardgedee on Nov 15, 2015 - 4 comments

Concrete Revolutio: They Are Always Laughing  Season 1, Ep 6

In Year 44, Fuurota encounters some past acquaintances while following Jiro, who is no longer with the Bureau. And on June 30, Year 41, the Beatles played at the Budokan. [more inside]
posted by needled on Nov 12, 2015 - 1 comment

Concrete Revolutio: Japan "Beast" History, Part 2  Season 1, Ep 5

In year 42, Yoshimura and Fuurota are in the southern islands of Japan searching for the carcass of a beast the U.S. military is said to have abandoned. Meanwhile, student unrest is being whipped up against superhumans, the flames being fanned by various agents. [more inside]
posted by ardgedee on Nov 1, 2015 - 12 comments

Concrete Revolutio: Japan "Beast" History, Part 1  Season 1, Ep 4

Year 14: On a tropical island, Professor Hitoyushi encounters GaGon, a monstrous ape-like creature, for the first time. Three years later, Americans are shown trying to confront GaGon with their own superheroes. Twelve years after that, a Japanese city is fleeing the attacks of a different monster, and Prof Hitoyushi retrieves a young Jiro lying passed out on a river bridge. And in year 41, a proliferation of monsters becomes a problem when Japan's primary defender against them has left. [more inside]
posted by ardgedee on Oct 29, 2015 - 3 comments

Concrete Revolutio: An Iron Couple  Season 1, Ep 3

In Shinka year 47, an expat stranded for 27 years returns to a hero's welcome. In year 41, a string of bombings that leave no evidence, targeting Yatsuka Heavy Industry, attract the attention of both the Superhuman Bureau and the cyborg Inspector Shiba. Each has their own personal reasons for interest in the attacks.
posted by ardgedee on Oct 27, 2015 - 7 comments

Concrete Revolutio: Inside the "Black Fog"  Season 1, Ep 2

Fuurota, a ghost boy, transforms into a bird and frees a colorful beetle before a black fog descends. The Superhuman Bureau retrieves him later and informs him that they're going to be responsible for watching him. [more inside]
posted by ardgedee on Oct 24, 2015 - 12 comments

Concrete Revolutio: The Tokyo Witch  Season 1, Ep 1

Jiro Hitoyushi, a 1970s-era sentai type superhero, recruits Kikko Hoshino, a 2000s-era magical girl type superhero at her day job as a cafe waitress, to aid him in thwarting a major scientist's collaboration with industrial spies. Five years later, Jiro is fleeing Kikko and Fuurota on a train while the non-superheroes around them protest. An interesting spin on one of the premises of Moore and Gibbons' "Watchmen": What kind of world would it be where various forms of magic, monsters, aliens and robots can coexist? [more inside]
posted by ardgedee on Oct 22, 2015 - 17 comments

Fall 2015 anime

A new season of anime is dawning. What are people looking forward to? Which series would be good to follow here? [more inside]
posted by MartinWisse on Sep 3, 2015 - 59 comments

Gatchaman Crowds: contact point  Season 2, Ep 1

An alien ship crash lands in a rural area near the house of a young girl called Tsubasa Misudachi. Hajime and the other Gatchaman arrive to handle the situation. J.J. makes Tsubasa the newest Gatchaman. (NOTE: Episode 0 "inbound" should be watched before viewing this episode - it will make things a bit less confusing.)
posted by needled on Jul 11, 2015 - 6 comments

Summer 2015 Anime

Summer 2015 anime have been starting up this week. Which are people planning to watch? Which ones would people like to follow on FanFare? What are your first impressions as the first episodes air? [more inside]
posted by needled on Jul 3, 2015 - 29 comments

Movie: When Marnie Was There

A young girl is sent to the country for health reasons, where she meets an unlikely friend in the form of Marnie, a young girl with flowing blonde hair. As the friendship unravels it is possible that Marnie has closer ties to the protagonist than we might expect. [more inside]
posted by rikschell on Jun 22, 2015 - 6 comments

Samurai Champloo: Elegy of Entrapment (Verse 1) (Generous Elegy 1)  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 20

A beautiful, sorrowful, blind musician joins the journey; Mugen is charmed, Fuu finds a friend, and Jin finds a challenge. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Jun 21, 2015 - 0 comments

Samurai Champloo: Unholy Union (Karma and Retribution)  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 19

Guns, God and Government in Edo Japan: wherein a cynical charlatan fleeces the Hidden Christian flock, Fuu gets closer to the Sunflower Samurai, and a truth is finally revealed. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Jun 14, 2015 - 1 comment

Samurai Champloo: War of the Words (Pen in One Hand, Sword in the Other)  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 18

Hiroshima gets a facelift when kids trade in the sword for the graffiti brush; Jin keeps a promise to a long-lost friend and confronts the shock of the new, while Mugen learns to read and conquers a castle. [18th episode total, start of the second season] [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Jun 7, 2015 - 0 comments

Samurai Champloo: Lullabies of the Lost (Verse 2) (Idling One's Life Away, second verse)  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 17

Jin and Fuu reunite, only to be attacked (again) by a vengeance-driven samurai from Jin's old life. Meanwhile, Mugen takes aim at an arrow-slinging foreigner who's at the top of everyone's most wanted list. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on May 31, 2015 - 0 comments

Samurai Champloo: Lullabies of the Lost (Verse 1) (Idling One's Life Away, first verse)  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 16

Tempers flare, harsh words are exchanged, and the trio splits (again), each marching off in a different direction. Mugen runs into a fellow outlaw and identities are mistaken, and Jin's past catches up with him (again), while Fuu ends up at the bottom of a river. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on May 31, 2015 - 0 comments

Samurai Champloo: Bogus Booty (Through and Through)  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 15

While Mugen, Jin and Fuu stop to fish, Jin makes up for his lack of fishing skills by finding a bag of gold koban. The group gets to "a real city," Osaka, where Fuu stuffs herself, and then Mugen and Jin abandon her for the red light district. While there, their gold gets the attention of a gang of sorts. Mugen proves his prowess for love (or at least, lust), Jin makes the best of his situation, and Fuu is left on her own. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on May 17, 2015 - 0 comments

Samurai Champloo: Misguided Miscreants (Part 2) (Dark Night's Road 2)  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 14

(Continued, with more backstory for Mugen, Kohza and Mukuro.) Thinking that Mugen is dead, Kohza finds Jin and Fuu and asks for Jin to kill Mukuro. The double-cross turns into a triple-cross, and in the end, Mugen survives. Kohza does, too, though she wishes she hadn't. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on May 10, 2015 - 0 comments

Samurai Champloo: The Disorder Diaries (Learning from the Past)  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 12

Recap episode! This is a look back on the first 11 episodes, as seen through the eyes of Fuu, by way of her diary that Mugen lifts when he and Jin talk about the lack of information they have on the Sunflower Samurai. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Apr 26, 2015 - 0 comments

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