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Hope everybody is finding things they like in the new season of anime. It is a Monday, so that means it is time for a new discussion post. Feel free to post questions, comments, criticisms here to your heart’s content. Some thought-provoking examples might be:

  • My kid loves the PreCure series, so I was wondering if “Gushing Over Magical Girls” would be another good show for them to check out.
  • Is the title “Delicious in Dungeon” referring to the food they cook or to how good Falin tastes to the dragon?
  • How does one use healing magic wrong? Can you hurt somebody by doing your magic backwards?

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  • wjs018OPM
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    5 months ago

    I steered clear of this one due to my lack of any knowledge about Mahjong. I have similarly stayed away from a couple series (including manga) in the past that have focused on shogi since I don’t know anything about it. I am glad that it exists for the people with interest in it, but it still needs to be a good story.

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      5 months ago

      I am familiar with Mahjong, and I still found it boring.

      Of the more Japanese/Asian-centric game manga/anime, I hear Hikaru No Go, and Chihayafuru are both good, but I’m not motivated to watch either of them.

      • nyan@lemmy.cafe
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        5 months ago

        Hikaru no Go and Chihayafuru work because they’re more about the characters than about how the game they’re playing works (although in both cases, the anime does take the time to explain the game—I’ve never played go or karuta, but I had no trouble following what was going on). They take the standard coming-of-age concept (plus a love triangle, in the case of Chihayafuru), and do it well.

        I have no intention of trying out Pon no Michi, though, since I have no reason to believe it will be up to the quality of those other series.