Maybe we'll start with an ONA / OVA first, I'm not too sure.
Is it better to just leave a link to their respective threads in the OP? That way The Clubhouse doesn't interfere with posting outside of it. The downside is it's less centralized and less specific to The Clubhouse, but is that something you guys desire?
Although how much activity can you expect from a platform that expects a lot of time commitment?
I think the consensus is that it would be better to narrow the focus to topics that have more concrete examples? For example, the next topic could be on the direction of the anime industry or something (since I see a lot of you are currently disillusioned with it)? Easy to pick examples of bad and good anime there and there is a lot of ground for discussion based on whether it actually was better a few years ago or not.
As for not archiving them like @Otaku-N. mentioned, I'm torn. On one hand the bi-weekly discussions being bi-weekly is part of the point. On the other hand, it doesn't make sense to lock out potential discussion simply because time ran out. I think the best alternative is to have a sub-forum for the previous discussions and simply move old discussions there? So I wouldn't lock the discussions, but only one would be highlighted at a time?
2. You could have longer threads for the broader topics and weekly/biweekly threads for the more particular subjects.
3. It depends on how you feel about having what is essentially gonna become a graveyard board. I support it, at least
You mentioned Classroom Crisis for a sweet rom-com, but I think Akagami no Shirayuki-hime is pretty hard to pass up for that genre. The manga's art style is infinitely better, but it has good people behind it. Obviously it's an adaptation and I'd prefer to go for OC, but it doesn't seem to be too popular on OMF?
Nah, it was just a proposition based on my first impression of this season´s titles. For me, there were 3 must-watch animes, Gangsta and Gate because i read the respective manga and know that they are good and God Eater since it is produced by Ufotable. I don´t know anything beyond that to be honest, so Classroom Crisis looked sweet enough. I did not propose Gate though since unlike Gangsta the manga seems relatively popular and the manga thread has some activity. Charlotte seems to be rather generic, at least that´s what i get from the description, Akagami seems pretty interesting, overlooked that one.
So, 1) Gangsta, 2) Classroom/Akagami 3) Gate/God Eater?
Classroom Crisis is not looking to fall under romance from what I've seen?
So yeah, need to erase my illiteracy on that front.
I'm surprised no one's written a(n easily searchable) deeper guide on the studios.
I think Akagami will cover the lighthearted need this season. While I like comedies, I think a club focused on discussion should probably focus on other genres. With the exception of certain black comedies / satire.
@Zeando brings up a decent point about shows like Overlord / Gate / God Eater already being pushed. I think regardless of Gangsta's popularity it should be chosen because it seems like it will be a bit more serious than the rest of the anime this season.
Having watched Charlotte and Rokka, I have to agree that Rokka's first episode is better. At the same time, if he says he is the strongest in the world one more time I will break something. I also understand concerns about it seeming generic. I wish God Eater would have an episode 1 out by now, but I understand it's being pushed back a week?
Eh, it'd have to be case by case, rather than limiting most of the comedy genre. Eg., some shows that highlight the difference between Japanese and "Western" humour/culture; would that not be also conducive to discussion? Actually this is an ill-formed thought ATM.
Anyway this season seems very dreary, so it'd be nice to find some sleepers. I'm tempted to nominate Sore ga Seiyuu purely because it seems to have some bearing on the VA industry but it could be as equally irrelevant to that as K-On is to the music industry. I'll probably update once I've skimmed through the first ep
Huh, the 4-koma itself is written by a seiyuu apparently.
Edited by Otaku-N., 10 July 2015 - 06:14 AM.