I am amazed this already isn’t a topic.
Just tell us about the anime you’re watching right now, real simple. Myself, I’m watching a French co-production called Valerian and Laureline, which yes, is based off those famous French sci-fi comics that the movie Valerian was based on (though they pick different arcs to adapt). It has some major sound design and dubbing issues that were rampant with French shows dubbed in English at the time, but benefits in that the animation was handled by a proper Japanese studio. It uses the missing Earth arc, starting with Valerian joining the time police and meeting Laureline, but then skipping way ahead by making the incident where Laureline got out of her time period possibly the thing that causes the timeline change. Space adventures follow.
It is the goofiest thing I have ever seen, and the alien designs are extremely creative and fun. Enjoy these out of context screenshots.
The other thing I’m watching is…sigh Dies Irae. It is very bad. Imagine if Nasu from way back when he was starting out was somehow and even worse writer, and he really wanted to use nazi iconography. The idea here is that a super nazi ended up creating his own pocket dimension and a crew of super nazis to fight a war that a douchebag prophet promised them and our main character and his entire city has been raised and manipulated by this douchebag to give said war and there are a lot of magic rules and the bad guys were nazi uniforms but only one of them (a lady with a burn on her face) is an actual nazi and everyone else basically got murdered so hard that they just follow the head nazi, who doesn’t seem to follow any nazi ideology and instead more general authoritarianism with some god complex, and one of them is maybe a vampire and hates sex or something.
Listen, it’s fucking overly complicated chuuni nonsense mixed with a massive lack of cultural understanding AND a bad visual novel adaptation to boot. The end result is either incredibly boring, extremely gross, or fucking hilarious. The direction is so bad, I cannot even begin to describe. There’s a scene where a nazi woman gouges her eye out with her thumb and it made me laugh just the way it was executed and portrayed. Look at this:
I’m planning to rip into this for a podcast because it is bad anime gold at times, and not for the reasons I expected.
Enjoy more out of context screenshots.
(CW: some blood and gore, comical though still rather extreme)