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Old March 19th, 2018 (7:48 PM).
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I was given children of the whales by macho (which is a pleasant surprise, given that just a couple of days prior I'd intended to start watching the show after completing another Netflix series but had decided to put it off for a few days to see what I'd be given in this challenge) and I gave him Mayo Chiki.
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    I hope I get somebody I know a bit better next month. For the last like 6 goes I've had people I wouldn't feel right purposely giving a bad show.
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    Old March 25th, 2018 (7:53 PM).
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    In for March.
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    How are we all going with this?
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    Old March 25th, 2018 (9:06 PM).
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    Forgot to start whoops.

    It's in the cards this week as I'll probably squeeze it in around babysitting my parents' dog.
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    Old March 25th, 2018 (11:58 PM).
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    im currently at about the halfway point of my show.
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    Old March 26th, 2018 (2:22 PM).
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      Forgot to start whoops.
      Ditto. Been watching Steins;Gate and Pop Team Epic + some other stuff and I'm lazy. Gonna actually watch the thing ASAP.
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      Old March 27th, 2018 (3:48 AM).
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        Mine's something I don't really want to watch in a 19 inch laptop screen, will marathon it when I get the new tv in early next week.
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        Old March 30th, 2018 (9:58 AM). Edited March 30th, 2018 by Zemanahrad.
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        Just letting you know I'm watching Magical Girl Raising Project and will finish it tomorrow (I'm 2 episodes from finishing it).

        EDIT: Okay, I stayed up yesterday and finished it, so it was technically still in March. And I must say it was an interesting anime. I didn't know there is whole "Mahou Shoujo" genre.
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        Old April 1st, 2018 (8:24 PM).
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        Whoops, didn't finish too busy covering for my parents and turns out that dogs require a lot of attention when you're the only one there. I'll try to watch a couple episodes this week, maybe all if they catch on with me.
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        Old April 1st, 2018 (8:32 PM).
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        Finished the last episode of Children of the whales several days ago. I took some time to let it all sink in and settle on me, and because of that I have some mixed emotions in regards to it. The art is beautiful, and there's several interesting ideas that it doesn't explore nearly enough. I feel that the series would have benefited by an additional two or three episodes - one at the beginning to expand on some relationships before telling those characters to simply screw off, one in the center, and one towards the end to better wrap things up and expand on the other nation.

        In all, the show seemed rushed, and it was sorely hurt because of that. It definitely had potential to become a great show, but it was cut short due to a number of different factors. I'd like to say I look forward to a second season of the show, but honestly I could really do without it if it turns out much like the first season. If I find myself interested enough, I may just pick up the manga and see what happens.

        Gave the show a 7/10 in total.
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        Old April 2nd, 2018 (1:33 AM).
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        Okay, since the last round started late, we're going to have a bit of an overlap here. You will have an additional week to finish your series from the last round, however we'll also be starting sign-ups for round three now.
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        Old April 2nd, 2018 (1:38 AM).
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          I'm going to need more than another week, lol. My tv gets here between the 10th and 12th.

          I'll just do 2 next month as Franxxxx is something I was planning to watch anyway.
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          Old April 2nd, 2018 (1:53 AM).
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          I enjoyed last one and watched anime that I would probably never watch otherwise, so I'm in for another round.
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          Old April 2nd, 2018 (2:42 AM).
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          Old April 3rd, 2018 (1:50 AM). Edited April 3rd, 2018 by gimmepie.
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          Okay, a review of Space Dandy.

          Well, first off, I'll say there's positives. The artwork and music in this series are absolutely stunning. The bright, vibrant visuals draw you right in and make you want to see more of the world of Space Dandy and the animation is really fluid. The music does a great job of setting the mood and it has one of my favourite OPs I've heard in a while. The voice acting is also on point.

          It's a damn shame that the show itself is pretty awful. I could complain about the flat one-dimensional characters, the "antagonist" who isn't actually involved in the story to any real extent, the lack of explanation for anything or that it's an example of how non-linear storytelling can totally fail but I'm not going to go into all that. No, my biggest complaint is that Space Dandy is a comedy that doesn't understand how comedy works. Dandy feels like it was written by a giddy eleven-year-old boy. The point of absurdism in comedy isn't to just make things as progressively immature and ridiculous as you can. That has the effect of someone aggressively yelling "LAUGH AT ME" in your face. Absurdism is about timing and interaction with a straightman (QT doesn't cut it he's so inconsequential). There's nothing wrong with making comedy immature or zany or silly, some amazing comedies do that. The difference is that they do it well.

          So yes, not a fan. It's not completely unwatchable and I could easily have it playing in the background while doing something more enjoyable but with so many better things to occupy myself with out there I can't say with any honesty that I'm likely to pick Dandy back up. Psyduck I love the OP though. 4/10
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          putting my name in the hat; hopefully i'll be able to watch the series and not be busy
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          Old April 5th, 2018 (4:48 PM).
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          Sorry this got put off a bit, Ayu had the show on her to watch list so we had to watch it together but had to finish Koi to Uso and Dragon Ball Super before we could <.<

          So, Mayo Chiki. Currently we're about halfway through the show and we're pretty deadset on finishing it.

          To start, the fanservice. Yowza, was not expecting this. It wasn't bad or anything, though I can definitely feel the "I really need this light novel to sell" teeming from a lot of the scenes. Specifically, when a perfectly normally clothed character ends up getting groped on her bare breast after the guy pushes her out of the way in an attempt to save her, I literally exclaimed "HOW?" because even though I've seen that type of thing time and time again, it actually took my brain a few moments to process how high they were willing to jump for some watcher/reader attention.

          That wasn't really a problem, though, just some pretty standard early series bait by a writer who was willing to go pretty far. Kudos.

          So that aside, I'm liking the show enough so far. The dynamic and chemistry between the main character and main girl is fun to watch and is easily my favorite thing about the show. It specifically reminds me a lot of the relationship between the main character and main girl from Working, albeit in reverse- though this one seems to be progressing a lot more quickly. It's also one of those relationships, similar to Okusama ga Seitoukaichou, where I'm not really sure if I want other characters really being that prominent when the series is at its best when it's about those two. This isn't to say I don't like the other characters or anything like that, because I do, but I am worried that it's going to turn into a RomCom hidden behind a harem rather than a RomCom with a mostly female cast- I...didn't really know much about Mayo Chiki before watching. It was always one of those shows that I knew the name of and I'd heard the opening to, but honestly I'd always get it confused with Acchi Kocchi just because.

          And that's it for the most part, no big tirade this time since I've made this wait too long as it is.

          Oh, and you bet your ass I want in on the next one.
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          Old April 8th, 2018 (7:14 PM). Edited April 8th, 2018 by gimmepie.
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          I'm going to need more than another week, lol. My tv gets here between the 10th and 12th.

          I'll just do 2 next month as Franxxxx is something I was planning to watch anyway.
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          I'll sign up this time, I think. Still struggling =x
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          Oh, and you bet your ass I want in on the next one.
          Alright, we're a group of seven so we'll have one group of three like in the first round.

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            Macho wins this round then.

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            I got Gakkou Gurashi, which I have just watched the first episode of. I appear to be in for a lot of cute girls doing cute things.

            Given that I can't really decide what I'm in the mood for anime-wise, I can definitely live with this.
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              I got Ookami-san.

              It aired in the summer of 2010, the same season I ruined my life. I mean, the season I first started watching anime as they air.
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              Old April 17th, 2018 (9:45 PM).
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              I'm going to need more than another week, lol. My tv gets here between the 10th and 12th.

              I'll just do 2 next month as Franxxxx is something I was planning to watch anyway.
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              I enjoyed last one and watched anime that I would probably never watch otherwise, so I'm in for another round.
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              ill sign up again for sure
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              I'll sign up this time, I think. Still struggling =x
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              putting my name in the hat; hopefully i'll be able to watch the series and not be busy
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              Oh, and you bet your ass I want in on the next one.


              How are we all going? I'm up to episode 9 of Shirobako.
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              Old April 17th, 2018 (10:16 PM).
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              sadly, still haven't started mine, but I have faith that I'll still be able to complete it in the allotted time. Slowly downloading the series to watch on my phone episode by episode.
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