Winter 2020 Anime Thread

Xarpolis

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Season 1 was a great show, but season 2 non so much. I was under the impression that they couldn't do a 3rd season, though. I thought the books stopped all together (Writer quit) Maybe they'll take the already done plot and just give it an ending somehow.

EDIT: ‘Log Horizon’ Season 3: Light Novel/Manga Enough For Anime’s Third Season — Is Mamare Touno’s Story Canceled?
This was written up back in 2017, so who knows what all has changed. I guess the author had some sort of legal troubles, which is why he stopped writing the light novels. I dunno where they're going now. It said his original goal was to end the series with light novel #15, but as of now only up to #11 has been released in Japan.

Looking around online, I found this post on some board about Log Horizon.
"Volume 12 only exists in web novel form; in other words, it's only his drafts and nothing has been finalized.
After volume 11's release in Japan last March, it was announced that they were aiming for a Summer 2018 release for vol12 and had some details released for who would be the chapter cover characters (Akatsuki, Saraliya/Raynesia's mom, Rezarick, Lord Marves, and Saiguu Touri/a new character to vol12). Obviously, that never happened and no news has been unveiled since then.
Volumes 13 and 14 are also online as the author's drafts, but volume 14 stopped halfway through and hasn't updated since last March as well. We only know volumes 15 and 16 are going to exist because of the ReFraction event last May, where an illustration and small snippet/summary for each volume were shown. When they'll be released and how far work has progressed on them is a total unknown."
 
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Denamian

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IIRC, the author was found guilty of tax evasion.

I really liked season 1, while 2 was a definite downgrade in both story and animation (studio change). Hopefully season 3 is at least close to how good season 1 was.
 
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Fadaar

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It took me a few attempts to get through season 2. Season 1 tho is a classic.
 

Neranja

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Oh please be true! Please please please.
You will get Log Horizon Season 3, but it will be made by JC Staff and the team that did Index III. A finger curls on the monkey's paw.

Looking around online, I found this post on some board about Log Horizon.
"Volume 12 only exists in web novel form; in other words, it's only his drafts and nothing has been finalized.
There was a break between volume 10, which released in 2015 and volume 11, which released 2018 after the tax evasion sentence.

Also, what eludes most western fans: The anime is nothing more than a fancy advertisement for these companies. They wouldn't invest in a season 3 if they didn't want to reinvigorate interest in the series.
 
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Neranja

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Season 1 was a great show, but season 2 non so much
Because season 1 was made by Satelight, and season 2 was made by Studio Deen. It's a bit like One Punch Man, which went from Madhouse to JC Staff.
 

Wingz

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Fate Babylonia was great this week. Fun times ahead.

Good clip of Ishtar Noble Phantasm:
 

Gavinmad

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lol Fate really is the platinum standard when it comes to ridiculously over the top cinematic attacks.
 

Xarpolis

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Maple continues to be OP as fuck. Imagine that. Everyone in the guild got new unique skills today. Even her pet Turtle. Wow.
 

Gavinmad

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So I've been slowly infected by weebness and started watching Fate. Stay/night, Unlimited blade works, and Heaven's feel are retellings of the different storylines from the original VN right? Where would I go once I finish those three?
 

McShrimp

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Turtle is OP for escort quests alone.

And I dont know the best way to watch the Fate series, but definitely make sure to watch Fate/Zero. The end is pretty WTF, but the way it tells the story is great, and the animation is amazing. Also Rider is fucking dope.
 

Malkav

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So I've been slowly infected by weebness and started watching Fate. Stay/night, Unlimited blade works, and Heaven's feel are retellings of the different storylines from the original VN right? Where would I go once I finish those three?
As mentioned in the previous post, go with Fate/Zero, which is a prequel to those 3 routes.

After that, other Fate series are pretty much standalones, until they decide to finally adapt Hollow/Ataraxia which takes place after Stay/Night.
 

Gavinmad

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As mentioned in the previous post, go with Fate/Zero, which is a prequel to those 3 routes.

After that, other Fate series are pretty much standalones, until they decide to finally adapt Hollow/Ataraxia which takes place after Stay/Night.
Watch Zero before or after the original three?
 

Malkav

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Watch Zero before or after the original three?
I'd say start with Zero.
Then you can go either original from 2006 (by Deen, hasn't aged that well), or Unlimited Blade Works (by Ufotable, so very well made).
The third and last movie for Heaven's Feel (by Ufotable also) will be released in theater in Spring.
 

Gavinmad

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I'm already about halfway through the original and it does seem pretty dull compared to clips I've seen of more recent stuff.

Is Heaven's Feel movies only, or is there a series?
 

Malkav

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I'm already about halfway through the original and it does seem pretty dull compared to clips I've seen of more recent stuff.

Is Heaven's Feel movies only, or is there a series?
Movies only for HF. 2 out of 3 are out so far. They're pretty good, it's the darker route of the original VN.
Second one has one of the craziest fight ever I think.