Watched a Chinese animated show (donghua), DAILY LIFE OF THE IMMORTAL KING (season 1) which is based off a long-running webnovel about an overpowered protagonist trying to live under the radar.
The first half was similar to the SAIKI K series, with the protag trying to fix silly problems w/o anyone finding out about his enormous powers. Second half switched tone & plot to be more serious & action/drama heavy. Both versions on their own are a good story, but the switch was weird.
Watched the first two seasons of HUNTER X HUNTER (2011 version), an action/adventure show about a kid who wants to become a fantasy-version of a bounty hunter.
LOVED the first season and watched it all in one day. Second season was also good but two of the main characters from s1 were gone and I missed their interactions/personalities. Cast didn't feel complete without them.
vague spoiler for DOROHEDORO
Finished season 1 (and OVAs) of DOROHEDORO, a really weird fantasy show about a guy who got his head turned into a lizard's head.
Really enjoyed the balance between absurd humor & serious emotional stuff, and I liked the relationships between the characters. The "bad guys" definitely stole the show, to the point where I was almost rooting for them to "win."
Did NOT like how it ended without resolving even ONE thread of the main mystery.
Slowly making my way thru ONE PIECE season 1 & all I’m saying is that it’d go a lot faster if they didn’t spend half the episode focusing on background characters’ reactions to the protags’ fights
@tozka What I'm hearing about One Piece makes it sound like a bad DBZ remake drawn as if by horny teens, is that accurate?
@seachaint I haven't gotten to the horny parts I guess, but I don't think it's very similar to DBZ as there's way more of an emphasis on friendship/working towards goals (which usually aren't "I must be the strongest with big muscles") than what I remember from DBZ. It IS a shonen series though, so the plot beats tend to be similar.
I'm actually really enjoying it, I just wish it was a bit faster-paced, lol