The anime stopped at homecoming arc, and this series will not give you rest. I commend the series for keeping the dark, serious mood but has funny moments. It's not like Akame ga Kill's drastic mood swings.
If you do want to watch the anime, Bigz007, my teammate worked on the Filler concept page. Here's the filler episodes to avoid: 29-36; 41-50.
Added TAichokage since he's a up to date manga fan.
Don't watch the anime for D. Gray man. It has so many fillers in the beginning half. It's a good anime series, but it didn't live up to the manga. It had over 100 episodes if I'm correct. It had some success.
If you love horror, action, and drama with a dash of tragedy and hope, try this series out.
it's too early for sabo , wait until we see more of him
so stalemating an admiral is too early? not really
What SMXLR8 meant is that we don't want to encourage folks to use characters too early. You run into the same trap and hype we did with Gremmy (spring 2014) and Heracles (early summer 2014). Waiting a few more chapters isn't so bad. Luckily, the anime introduce Sabo thru One Piece '3D2Y' Overcoming Ace’s Death! The Oath with Luffy’s Crewmates! and the last two episodes this week. I'm not spoiled. Yes!
I see our definition of mainstream is a bit different due to your examples given. I see you went with both choices instead of picking one of the another. You are more comfortable debating about popular anime series such as Dragon Ball Z, HST etc. At the same time, you feel there is a need for obscure series in the forums for more variety and diversity in our discussions for our forums.
Personally for me, I jump into a manga and an anime series. I don't check reviews due to spoilers or sometimes, their recommendations and outlook doesn't match up well with the reader.
If you don't mind me asking a few questions, how often do you use Youtube and Anime Forums?
Few Times a week
Once a Week
Few Times a month, etc
For the battle forums, do you believe we should emphasize mainstream anime/manga series or give obscure, underrated anime/manga series more spotlight? I do see more of our veteran users promoting more obscure series like our recent Manhwa battle theme under Anime Vice Battle User of July 2014: Low.
I was curious on how folks in Anime Vice and in outside anime/manga communities watch anime and read manga. What influences them to watch a particular anime or manga?
Friends (in person)
I saw this video with a roommate:
It shows how video game consumption is more rooted in social media because it's faster, cheaper, and convenient than gaming magazines, editorial sites, blogs, and TV. In Anime Vice, I recalled how there were users petitioning the community to bring back Toonami and FUNimation channel. In one of the FUNimation channel petition threads, I remembered most users replied they didn't care and that they used the internet's legal streaming and piracy to consume anime and manga on a daily basis.
I haven't explored other anime communities in detail outside of Anime Vice except ANN and Crunchyroll only for news coverage.
Sorry, Othus12. I have to use you as a case study. He shared how Youtube folks inspired him to start his channel. I saw some users replied in the manga reviewers on the youtube community? thread and shared their Youtube experiences. Blame the curious social studies side of me. I have done the Anime cultural interviews and studies on the community's habits. This video and your recent Youtube reviews sparked a question in me.
Do you think this series had dark undertone under all the innocent and ecchi moments? The clock ticking was very foreshadowing. To complete Rurumo's training, he have to used his life, sacrificing it. Plus, their romance can't last forever. He's a human while she's a witch who lived hundreds of years.
I feel it was cheerful ending but with a bittersweet aftertaste.