Well, I finished Try a few days ago and I really have nothing more to add to my Slayers opinions. I thought Try was fine honestly, a step down from Next but it's to be expected, at this point Lina is pretty powerful so nothing can stop her.
I liked Filia's character for being someone who felt like she was out of her league when dealing with Lina and co, as well as Xellos who seemed to be putting on a much more evil personality which I enjoyed. I also enjoyed Jillas but wish he was given a bit more time with the good guys and wasn't just pushed aside as another joke character. The new world they were in being based around gunpowder over magic, I sort of wish we saw more of it and it was a bit more lethal to the protags.
Beyond that I really don't know what to say, Try feels the same as Next and the original Slayers, maybe it's just fatigue from watching 60~ episodes of the same kind of premise. There doesn't seem to be anything new or that interesting in Try.
I've moved onto the movies and OVAs now, Naga is a very fun character and it's a shame she's only in these movies and I'm assuming OVA's.
>Suffers from a the same "nothing new" problem Slayers have, but it can be peak comfy.
Yeah that's how I feel about them, if I was watching this as a kid I'm sure I'd love it a lot but as an adult I've kinda seen it all before but I still enjoy it for the comfy adventure it gives off.
>The digital revolution destroyed animation in all countries sadly.
Yeah, it's a real shame. Seeing some of the animation and art in the movies (in 1080p) is amazing, it's a real shame this isn't attempted anymore. I'm not even sure if there are Japanese autists out there giving us one off animation in a hand drawn style. You just don't see it anymore since digital is so much easier.
>But I think 80s anime tries to emulate japanese TV in some ways. Angles, dialogue, humor, etc.
I never really saw that until you pointed it out, but you're right. Perhaps by the time the 80s rolled around a lot of directors/animators were spending their time watching TV and copying it, as opposed to the 70s where I imagine a lot of the animators/directors were spending their time doing other things that didn't involve TV (perhaps watching western movies or something), but again that's also just me speculating.
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