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    [Manga Chat]

    I didn't check out Fabricant 100 yet but I think I will. Something about the teaser for it piqued my interest. I totally agree re: The Elusive Samurai Samurai. That last panel Are you caught up on Sakamoto? The last few chapters have been really good! Also have to mention the recent chapters of HxH: The Phantom Troupe's origin story was fascinating and heart-breaking at the same time. Some of the panels in the chapter this week... Oh man. Please never go on hiatus again, Togashi.
  2. Yeah that's nuts. They won't be able to build a complete team through free agency though, no matter how much they spend. Player development has to go hand-in-hand with the FA signings. The M's traded for Kolten Wong. Apparently the Phils are going hard after Trea Turner.
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    Gundam Thread

    So, uh... remember how episode 6 was great? 7 and 8, not so great IMO
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    Fall season 2022

    Coming soon to a screen near you..! The Fall anime season has some stuff that I am super excited about Some useful links: Fall 2022 AniChart MAL Fall 2022 season page Crunchyroll Fall 2022 season lineup (still some items TBD as of this posting on Sept. 28) I still don't do HIDIVE so I dunno what they've got. Also unsure of what might be coming up soon on Prime, Netflix, etc... My for-sure-I'm-watching-them titles are... Chainsaw Man Spy x Family Gundam: The Witch From Mercury FYI the prologue episode is on YouTube and OH MAN IT IS GOOD I have wanted a new Gundam series in my life for literally years now and I am very hyped for this! @Vic Boss please come back and chat about Gundam with me As always, I will also be looking out for interesting anime originals. Nothing has jumped out at me yet. I'll have to wait and see what else Crunchyroll has in the lineup and then decide what else to check out. A couple other interesting items: The Jujutsu Kaisen 0 movie is now available on Crunchyroll, so I think I will try to watch that one night this weekend (still thinking about picking up the manga from where the anime left off as well... maybe now is the time to get into that, after watching the movie!) Berserk's Golden Age arc is getting an anime series, but I think this was already covered in movies that I'm pretty sure I already watched a few years ago... so I'm not sure if I'll bother watching the anime, but maybe What are you looking forward to? Discuss!
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    Completed Games 2022

    My kiddo will be getting Pokemon Violet for Christmas, so I will probably play it over the winter. I rather enjoyed Sword and Shield, but I had never played a Pokemon game before that so it was a new experience for me.
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    [Manga Chat]

    Yeah, for a while there I was trying out every new series, but it's disappointing when something you start to like gets cancelled. Now I'm just going to wait and see what actually sticks around, see if there is some hype or if other folks recommend it to me, and then maybe pick it up.
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    [Manga Chat]

    Yeah I'm still loving The Elusive Samurai Haven't got around to reading Ichinose Family yet, but maybe this week..!
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    [Manga Chat]

    JJBA update: I finished Battle Tendency. In the end I found it dragged a bit. Overall, I might have actually liked Phantom Blood a bit more. I'm a few chapters into Stardust Crusaders and it seems like it's going to be good. Stands are an interesting new thing. PPPPPP #59 The fight currently going on in Sakamoto Days is really good stuff. All the other stuff I'm following weekly was good but I guess there was nothing really worth remarking on, except that I was disappointed to only get a special illustration from Spy x Family this week Two more weeks until a new chapter.
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    What listen ?

    I just discovered this dude Donny Benét today. It's a kinda goofy take on 80's pop and disco. Pretty incredible stuff. The bass line on "Mr Experience" I'm gonna take a deep dive into his albums on Spotify over the weekend.
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    Fall season 2022

    Himeno kinda makes me want to start smoking again like Aki That line in the previous episode about how life is better with vices (or something along those lines) resonates with me. I guess I've got booze for that already though. Suppose I'll pass on the cigs. Episode #7 was an instant classic.
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    [Manga Chat]

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    Spy X Family

    Strong start to Spy x Family! I'm gonna like this one for sure.
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    Spy X Family

    Episode #19 Chapter #71
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    Gundam Thread

    Sad to see no new episode this week though...
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    [Manga Chat]

    I haven't checked out that new one yet, @Psycho666Soldier , but it's on my radar. Might give it a few weeks before I dig in. Thoughts so far on JJBA + the new stuff from today: JJBA (Finished Phantom Blood yesterday and about 12 chapters into Battle Tendency) HxH #394 The Elusive Samurai #86 PPPPPP #57 Anybody else current on Choujin X? Last couple chapters have had some solid action. This is another one I get a bit lost in though. Releases seem kind of random. Also, don't think I mentioned last week: The latest Show-ha Shoten was really good IMHO. Getting more of a glimpse into Taiyo's story.
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    [Manga Chat]

    That's a bummer about your health situation. Hope you start feeling better soon. re: JJK: The Shibuya Incident was a pretty tough act to follow! Some cool stuff has happened in the Culling Game arc but yeah it hasn't been as good. I'm thinking about taking a dive into JoJo's Bizarre Adventure as the next thing I start reading...
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    Gundam Thread

    I kind of forgot about Gundam the last few weekends... Caught up now! #5 and #6
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    Cyberpunk: Edgerunners

    Finally got around to starting this over the weekend. Finished it last night. Overall, I thought it was pretty solid. Trigger did a good job as always. Got the urge now to read Neuromancer again.
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    [Manga Chat]

    Quintuple posting... @Anelle and @Psycho666Soldier where'd you go? I am current on Jujutsu Kaisen now. I am not enjoying the current arc (The Culling Game) quite as much as the previous one, which I thought was fantastic (The Shibuya Incident), but it's still been pretty solid anyways. Still thrilled that HxH is back in my life. Also still worried that this arc is so big that Togashi may never finish it There is so much going on. Elusive Samurai PPPPPP Also, I love the colour Rakugo Quest cover page for Akane-banashi this week!
  20. Well, that's that. Baseball is over for another long winter I was happy to see the 'Stros win it in the end. They're clearly the better, more complete team. You never know what can happen in a best-of-7 series, and it is also fun to see the underdog upset the favourite, but something feels right to me about the "better team" winning. It was an entertaining World Series and the Phils gave them a run for their money! But if the Phils want to be legit contenders next year then they need to tighten up their defense somehow. They're pretty bad on that side of the ball. Winning games with a high-powered offense gets you through the regular season well enough, but in the postseason when you're playing all the top teams, the margin for error becomes so thin. Need to play good defense. The biggest eye-opener for me from watching the ALCS and WS is that Jeremy Pena is one incredible player. He looks like a vet the way he carries himself on the field. Aside from the fact that he obviously looks young, you could never tell he's a rookie. What a talented a poised player.
  21. Yeah, Javier's starts have been stellar in the ALCS and WS! I think McCullers Jr. must have been tipping his pitches in the previous game. So many homeruns. I've been pleasantly surprised by this World Series. I hope it goes the full seven games. I'm really enjoying it.
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    Fall season 2022

    Episode #4 was easily the best so far. You can always count on Power to mix things up Please start the next episode with 3 squeezes
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    Spy X Family

    Yeah, latest manga chapter is getting serious!
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    Gundam Thread

    #4
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    [Manga Chat]

    Oh yeah, HxH is back! It's a shame that the return from hiatus happened to coincide with a chapter that didn't feature any primary (or even secondary) characters. Not the most exciting point in the story for a return. But there was a very slick cover page featuring Gon and Yusuke, so I was thrilled to see that. So many things are happening concurrently aboard the Black Whale. I hope Togashi can churn out a good amount of chapters before the next hiatus, because I'm so curious to see how it all plays out! Other things: I'll say it yet again: The Elusive Samurai is very good! The last few chapters have been so satisfying The latest Akane-banashi was great--you show 'em, Akane! The action going in Sakamoto Days lately has been really good too edit: I forgot to mention, I've been reading Jujutsu Kaisen at a pretty quick pace. I cannot wait to see the next major story arc get animated (The Shibuya Incident). It is nuts. There is so much going on all at once, several different fights, lots of different characters involved. It's a bit reminiscent of the Palace Invasion during the Chimera Ant arc in HxH in that regard.
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