Anonymous 09/01/17 (Fri) 01:59:09 No. 22142
You've never watched Death Note? The hell?
Anonymous 09/01/17 (Fri) 02:06:45 No. 22143
Neither have I. Grandpa tells me it was quite the show back in his day, though.
Anonymous 09/01/17 (Fri) 02:11:52 No. 22144
Go watch it then. It's from 2005 or something, that's not even that old.
Anonymous 09/01/17 (Fri) 13:51:53 No. 22145
I recently watched Death Note as well. I always assumed it would just be some overrated shit, a power fantasy like you said. Nobody who described it to me sold it very well. If they'd just told me about the mind games and how it's basically a battle of wits between the smartest detective in the world and the most powerful murderer in the world then I would have watched it ages ago.
Anonymous 09/01/17 (Fri) 20:01:44 No. 22146
I'm watching the second season of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. It's really good. I think it strikes a great balance between being deep and being fun.
But it is an edgy power fantasy for school shooters.
I assume you're being ironic, but if you're not go away. Some of the best anime of all time was made in the Nineties and before.
Not everybody's seen every show that gets clichéd. I too have never seen the anime of Death Note. I tried the manga back in the day and didn't like it.
toshi !iYOI6JF/12 09/02/17 (Sat) 19:06:40 No. 22164
I recently finished the first season of Strike the Blood, I'm gonna watch the second season soon. After that I don't really know what to watch the only thing I'm really watching this season is Classroom of the Elite.
Anonymous 09/12/17 (Tue) 12:31:06 No. 22236
I'm onto the second season now, it isn't anymore
Ryusei !6/WWxs9O1s 09/12/17 (Tue) 12:51:05 No. 22237
Does it get bad in the second season or something? I heard the show was pretty fun. Maybe they were only talking about the first season then.
Anonymous 09/12/17 (Tue) 13:06:16 No. 22238
I wouldn't say it gets bad in the second season, but there's a significant disjunct in the plot and the direction and overall seriousness of the setting. In the third season it derails even further. Now I say derail but in reality it's not so much a derail as ramping up, but since a lot of people watched it for the fun and 'comfy' feeling it's easy to feel like you're watching a different series. Think of Shinomiya and Shirogane's (Kaguya-sama) personalities in chapter 1 vs. their personalities in chapter 60, essentially.
Anonymous 09/12/17 (Tue) 13:28:44 No. 22239
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It'll get better after the third season r-right?
Anonymous 09/12/17 (Tue) 13:39:41 No. 22240
Well, I wouldn't say it's bad in the third season. It still has comfy moments but the thing is, the entire plot picks up somewhere in the middle of season 2. The 'comfy' parts of Season 1 were the setup of the plot, it was Day 1 in FSN, Episodes 1-6 in Fate/Zero.
Anonymous 09/12/17 (Tue) 14:14:30 No. 22241
The "comfy" moments are the worst part about fate though, I'm almost to 2wei herz now, so I hope the 4th season might be better
Anonymous 09/12/17 (Tue) 14:15:16 No. 22242
I remember seeing someone say that Season 1 is like Fate, season 2 is like UBW and season 3 is like HF. It's actually kind of accurate to be honest. God knows what season 4 will be though.
Anonymous 09/12/17 (Tue) 21:35:27 No. 22247
I read the manga a while ago, and thought it was pretty lame. Is it only good if you're familiar with Fate/Whatever?
Anonymous 09/13/17 (Wed) 02:53:24 No. 22252
Might be it. They make a lot of references to Fate/ and wider Nasuverse stuff. It's still enjoyable (in my opinion) if you're not familiar with it as a basic magical girl anime or manga but a lot of the references and enemies (Medea using High-Speed Divine Words, mentioning the Kaleidoscope, Gilgamesh being a thing at all, Bazett McRemitz showing up with Fragarach in tow) definitely have more impact when you understand the significance of the characters and themes.
ryusei !6/WWxs9O1s 09/15/17 (Fri) 03:42:54 No. 22264
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I started re-watching kino no tabi a few days ago after having finished it a few years ago. I think I'm enjoying it even more than I did when I first watched it!
Anonymous 09/15/17 (Fri) 07:35:07 No. 22265
I've been enjoying the new manga after seeing the anime many years ago. I don't think the original novels ever got English translations, which is too bad.
Anonymous 09/27/17 (Wed) 23:25:31 No. 22382
And you missed out discussing it with the one Anon here who wanted to talk about it. Shame.
Anonymous 09/27/17 (Wed) 23:34:52 No. 22383
Maybe he'll come back at some point h-haha
ryusei !6/WWxs9O1s 09/28/17 (Thu) 00:21:19 No. 22384
I know ;-; I still have a ton of catching up to do anyhow.
Anonymous 09/28/17 (Thu) 03:59:49 No. 22387
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Who's your favorite gear? What's your favorite song so far? And what did you think of season one back when you watched it?
Ryusei !6/WWxs9O1s 09/28/17 (Thu) 12:19:48 No. 22389 >>22387 >favourite gear
>favourite song so far
I don't know any of their names yet, nor do I remember much from the first season other than ZENBU ZENBU ZENBU, but so far the song they used for the train fight in the first episode was really good. I hope they use it more!
>what did you think of the first season
I thought it was pretty fun, but at the time I wasn't a fan of marathoning a bunch of seasons so I didn't go straight to G. I'm glad I'm watching it now though!
Anonymous 09/29/17 (Fri) 01:06:21 No. 22395
File: 1411469559908.jpg (75.22 KB, 743x540) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. >>22389 >nor do I remember much from the first season
Shame, season 1 had some very memorable songs, even though there are generally fewer than the later seasons. They (mostly) replace the songs every season, so the train one is Bikki's new main battle song.
Be sure to post as you watch more of G so we can talk about what happens!
On a related note, the AXZ (season 4) finale is airing in just a couple days.
Anonymous 09/29/17 (Fri) 20:55:38 No. 22405
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I watched the Aim For the Ace! movie the other night. It skips over a lot of the details from the series, but remains coherent and enjoyable. It's one of the better recap movies I've seen.
I'm still not sure what Hiromi's pet is.
Is Symphogear any good? I've heard mixed opinions about it, but the concept interests me.
PS: My post is not automated.
ryusei !6/WWxs9O1s 09/29/17 (Fri) 21:20:25 No. 22406
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I think its pretty fun, if you think you'd like cute girls fighting to good music you'll probably really enjoy it!
Anonymous 09/29/17 (Fri) 21:49:54 No. 22407
>>22406 >cute girls >fighting >good music
Those are some of my favorite things. I'll add it to my list.
Yuno !UKC.wUZpaE 09/29/17 (Fri) 22:55:16 No. 22408
>>22405 >PS: My post is not automated.
I need to figure out what causes this to happen occasionally
Anonymous 09/30/17 (Sat) 01:42:39 No. 22413
When that happens for me at least all I have to do is refresh the page and paste the post back in, so it's not about post content I've found.
Yuno !UKC.wUZpaE 09/30/17 (Sat) 03:35:47 No. 22414
I think it happens if you sit on the page too long and your hidden pass will expire but generally whenever people complain they say they haven't been sitting on the page for too long.
Anonymous 09/30/17 (Sat) 07:13:55 No. 22419
>>22414 >I think it happens if you sit on the page too long
That might have something to do with it. It seems like it only happens to me when I post from my computer, and as a rule I leave my browser running with threads I'm reading open.
>>22413 > all I have to do is refresh the page and paste the post back in
It never occurred to me to try that. It's good to know.
Anonymous 10/02/17 (Mon) 11:53:39 No. 22432
Finally getting around to watching Overlord. What's with the cheesy CGI for the fights? Any word if the second season will have an actual budget or what?
Anonymous 10/02/17 (Mon) 14:42:42 No. 22437
What fights do you mean? Or rather what parts of the CG do you mean? I watched Overlord back when it aired so I don’t remember what you’re talking about.
Anonymous 10/02/17 (Mon) 14:47:49 No. 22438
Momon vs. Ogres and the entire Skeletal Dragons fight. Like, the anime is okay I guess (complete with faithful rendition of what two D&D spellcasters look like when they're slinging spells at each other aka just speaking the names and firing over and over and over) but those fights are seriously offputting because of how obvious the CG is. Especially the ogre fight - the skeletal dragons are at least kind of blended in and can be excused with 'well they're walking bones so they shouldn't look natural'.
Anonymous 10/02/17 (Mon) 15:20:51 No. 22441
Ah I see, I was thinking you meant the Momon vs Shalltear fight and I couldn’t remember it being CG at all.
It’s possible the new season won’t be in CGI, but its probably unlikely. It’ll get the same budget that the old one got. Honestly I’m not too excited for S2 just because the first 3-4 episodes don’t even feature Momon.
Anonymous 10/02/17 (Mon) 18:06:07 No. 22443
I too am confounded as to how they'll manage Lizards.
Anonymous 10/03/17 (Tue) 01:35:31 No. 22444
Climb is a bigger problem. Fuck Climb.
Speaking of Overlord though, what the fuck is going on with the translations? There's way too much clichés in the new translation for my tastes if I'm honest.
Anonymous 10/03/17 (Tue) 02:01:19 No. 22445
In the fan translations or official translations?
Anonymous 10/03/17 (Tue) 02:06:59 No. 22447
There's no official translations for Volume 12. Should've made it clear.
Anonymous 10/03/17 (Tue) 02:12:05 No. 22448
Oh, I see then. I haven't gotten that far in the translations yet.
I hate when they add clichés into translations, especially when they aren't trying to localize any japanese specific internet jokes. The Commie approach to translating anything is just an awful one and I'm not sure why there are so many of "those" types of people who're able to learn Japanese well enough to translate things. If I wasn't lazy I'd learn it myself, but oh well.
Unfortunately we're at the whims of fan translators who want to add that dumb stuff until the official translations get that far.
Anonymous 10/03/17 (Tue) 03:22:29 No. 22451
If you post the names of the songs you want I can try and download them off a private tracker that might have them and post them here for you.
ryusei !6/WWxs9O1s 10/03/17 (Tue) 03:41:34 No. 22452
Oh, never mind, I found them when googling their names. I just couldn't find them from where I usually download stuff. Thanks for the offer though!
Anonymous 10/05/17 (Thu) 04:48:19 No. 22503
Where the hell did you hear that? I'd recommend you drink heavily through episodes 3 through 9 of GX, though at least it does pick up at the end.
Ryusei !6/WWxs9O1s 10/13/17 (Fri) 03:05:28 No. 22613
I just finished re-watching the Sentou Yousei Yukikaze OVAs. I wanted to see how they stood after reading both of the translated books, and I found out you're missing a huge amount of context and information if you don't read the books before hand. It summarizes most of the stuff from the second book and takes a few situations from the first while changing them substantialy. They also mess around with the order of things, and thats where it starts getting confusing if you haven't read the books, because with that context, even though it may seem odd they're doing something at the wrong time, you at least know what and why they're doing it.
For example, the retraining unit is given so little of an explication while in the book they go into deep detail as to how and why each individual was selected and what they were sent there for. I'm not sure if that ending was something out of the third book though, since I cant read it, but I remember it being one of the plans Rei had proposed while the whole copy mutiny situation happened. When I first watched it, I enjoyed it because of the nice dog fighting scenes and the great fighter designs, and after taking the time to read the books and re-watch the OVAs it all makes sense now. If anyone is planning on getting into this series I'd strongly recommend reading the first two books before watching the OVAs, they're a hell of a ride and you'll enjoy the animation way more than going in blind. Or you could do what I did and watch them, read the books, and re-watch them to see the important things they mention in passing.
Anonymous 10/13/17 (Fri) 04:26:44 No. 22614
Grape-kun (Kemono Friends) fucking died, press F to pay respects.
Anonymous 10/13/17 (Fri) 04:28:28 No. 22615
When is the third book being translated?
Anonymous 10/13/17 (Fri) 05:08:25 No. 22617
I just finished watching Silent Möbius. It had me hooked at the beginning, but completely fell apart in the second half, petering out to a pathetic their-adventure-has-just-begun buy-the-manga ending of the sort that I didn't realize even existed in 1998. Though not having read the manga, I don't know if all its plot holes and pacing issues were in there originally, or if that was just bad direction in the anime.
While it had its moments, especially in the one-off episodes that focused on particular characters rather than the ridiculous overarching plot, the bad far outweighs the good, and it left a terrible aftertaste. I'd give it a 4/10, don't bother.
Anonymous 10/13/17 (Fri) 05:16:23 No. 22618
I mean at least it's an exception in its era
These days it feels like every other anime (or more like seven out of ten) stops and goes "here's a preview of all the great shit awaiting you, now go line Kadokawa's pockets"
Anonymous 10/13/17 (Fri) 05:44:15 No. 22619
True, although I don't think that necessarily makes an anime bad. It's certainly possible to do a partial adaptation that promotes the ongoing source material while still having its own sense of completion. Even if it's still blatantly an advertisement, as long as it doesn't totally flip viewers the bird at the end, I don't tend to mind.
This one was especially bad because they spent almost the entire second half messing around with nonsense that the 'ending' basically reset and made meaningless. In other words, I sat through ten or so episodes of nonsense and terrible writing, and in the end was less satisfied than if I had simply dropped it halfway through.
Ryusei !6/WWxs9O1s 10/13/17 (Fri) 11:06:46 No. 22620
I dont thinkit'll be anytime soon unfortunately. The third book has been out since 2009 and I guess the publisher that as translating them wasnt happy with the way the first two sold or something. Or maybe they're just taking a really long time to translate it, who knows?
Anonymous 10/24/17 (Tue) 18:44:19 No. 22756
>>22755 Oh hey, I watched Toki no Tabibito last week. It was great, although it took me forever to find a copy that was still alive and not a dead link.
Anonymous 10/24/17 (Tue) 19:14:53 No. 22757
>>22756 >not using bаkаbt or аnimеbytеs
How do you even find anything anon
Anonymous 10/24/17 (Tue) 19:16:19 No. 22758
I didn't sign up to AB in time and my BakaBT account got purged after a week of inactivity where I didn't have internet, so now I'm stuck with just Oppaitime as my private tracker.
Anonymous 10/24/17 (Tue) 19:26:00 No. 22759
Tough luck, though I think you can restore your Bkbt account if it was pruned, I don't believe they delete those for 1 week of inactivity.
Anonymous 10/24/17 (Tue) 19:27:06 No. 22760
I'd give you an AB invite, but they ban people for randomly giving them out now for whatever stupid reason.
Anonymous 10/24/17 (Tue) 19:28:58 No. 22761
How do they even figure out it's a random invite? Are you just not allowed to invite people at all or something?
Anonymous 10/24/17 (Tue) 19:32:42 No. 22762
I'm not sure, but an online friend of mine did it and they were warned a few months ago after they posted an invite on another site. They're cracking down on it for basically no reason.
Anonymous 10/24/17 (Tue) 22:03:34 No. 22765
Nah, invites work just fine, I got invited by a friend a couple months ago and it was all good. They just don't want members publicly auctioning off invites and such.
You could post a throwaway address to get in contact with
and then sign up from a different address, and that wouldn't be traceable even if they're keeping tabs on a tiny board like this.
Anonymous 10/29/17 (Sun) 03:04:16 No. 22829
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Servant x Service. Unexpectedly good for a show that looked like it was cutting corners in the OP animation. They handled the premise well, I prefer it over most high school setting stuff.
He can spend more time with his waifu in the afterlife.
Anonymous 10/29/17 (Sun) 03:54:02 No. 22830
A good show is expected when its made by the same girl who made Working!!. I didn’t enjoy Service x Servant as much as I did Working!!, but it was still a fun show. Shame it never got a second season.
Anonymous 10/29/17 (Sun) 05:13:37 No. 22832
You just reminded me I forgot to watch WWW.Working!! while it was airing last year. Guess now is a great time to start!
Ryusei !6/WWxs9O1s 10/29/17 (Sun) 05:28:29 No. 22833
WWW.Working!! Was really fun, I didn't like it as much as the original but it's still pretty good.
Anonymous 10/29/17 (Sun) 09:09:16 No. 22837
At least the show got to end well. Those two characters are pretty much wrapped up already.
I guess it was just my personal preference to be biased against filtered backgrounds.
Have you girls read the manga? Apparently it has 4 volumes but only first volume is translated online. If it comes down to it I might have to make my friend buy copies in Japan. I'm hoping to see a satisfying conclusion to all these characters I've come to love. Ichimiya (the senpai) and Chihaya are so cute. Wish more anime had sort of normal established pairings like the ones in this series.
Anonymous 10/30/17 (Mon) 00:12:37 No. 22852
Only the first volume? That's pretty criminal. I'm surprised it's not all done.
>If it comes down to it I might have to make my friend buy copies in Japan.
If you scan it, I'd be willing to help typeset, redraw and clean it up, but I can't translate it at all.
Yuno !UKC.wUZpaE 10/31/17 (Tue) 03:38:41 No. 22859
I'm going to bend the rules just a little bit.
I just watched Spirited Away in theaters, and it was an amazing experience. While I've seen it before, more than likely 10+ years ago, there was something really breathtaking about seeing it on the full sized movie theater screen. It was beautiful to watch, enjoyable to watch, and I was engaged the entire time I was sitting there watching it. Things like that remind me why I fell in love with the medium, and why I'm still an enormous fan of it today.
Anonymous 11/06/17 (Mon) 23:55:13 No. 22971
>>22969 I love pre-Inuyasha Takahashi. I'll have to check those out. Her weird little one-offs are some of my favorites.
Anonymous 11/08/17 (Wed) 02:03:52 No. 22973
File: 1503268598183.png (137.18 KB, 600x521) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. >>22859
Is Spirited Away considered bending the rules? Seems to be fairly inside it.
Ryusei !6/WWxs9O1s 11/15/17 (Wed) 05:22:03 No. 23088
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It took me way too long to get past the third episode, but once I got through with watching the fourth it really started to pick back up. Symphogear always has some great endings to their seasons. I'll have to start watching AZX soon to make sure it keeps it up!
Anonymous 11/18/17 (Sat) 11:24:10 No. 23107
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I just re-watched Oshiete! Gyaruko-Chan. It's nothing groundbreaking, but it's a really fun, sweet show. I started out with my cat curled up in my lap, but she can't read the subtitles so she got bored and wandered off.
icicle !XUD2SrdQUY 11/18/17 (Sat) 13:12:05 No. 23108
why would you rewatch anime? that's like rechewing old gum ewww
toshi !iYOI6JF/12 11/18/17 (Sat) 16:45:03 No. 23109
The gum eventually regains its taste yum
Anonymous 11/18/17 (Sat) 17:56:01 No. 23110
kill yourself tripfag
Anonymous 11/18/17 (Sat) 18:14:05 No. 23112
Kill yourself anonymong
Yuno !UKC.wUZpaE 11/18/17 (Sat) 18:15:18 No. 23113
Where do you think you are?
icicle !XUD2SrdQUY 11/18/17 (Sat) 19:41:08 No. 23115
Anonymous 11/18/17 (Sat) 19:51:02 No. 23116
Don’t worry, us retards who arent 4chan FOBs love you homoeroticicle
Anonymous 11/18/17 (Sat) 21:28:57 No. 23118
Because it's fun to revisit favorites again. Plus, some shows never get old. I've seen Re: Cutie Honey three or four times.
Anonymous 11/18/17 (Sat) 21:37:04 No. 23119
And also because I bought a cheap Malaysian DVD on eBay and I wanted to if it was actually good, or if it was some kind of hilariously obvious pirate disc. The video quality was good, the subs were fine; I assume they just stole them from Crunchy.
One weird thing is the cursor on the episode select menu is a Star of David.
Anonymous 11/18/17 (Sat) 22:14:10 No. 23120
Yeah, I've probably seen Azumanga Daioh and Non Non Biyori over 5 times each, they're always fun to watch.
Post the episode select menu, that sounds funny.
Anonymous 11/18/17 (Sat) 22:40:34 No. 23122
Why does that font look like its from Aladdin
Anonymous 11/18/17 (Sat) 23:26:29 No. 23124
It may be. Pirate merch is weird.
When I was taking that screenshot, I was thinking how cute she looks. Now you've made me worried.
Anonymous 12/09/17 (Sat) 12:32:14 No. 23387
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Another masterpiece comes to an end…
I don't think Helck 106 has been translated into English yet, but it's out in Japanese and got translated to Chinese already so yeah, that's that.
Anonymous 12/14/17 (Thu) 08:35:12 No. 23450
I just watched the first episode of Haikara-San Ga Tooru. I hope the whole series gets subbed in my lifetime because I really enjoyed it.
Seventies anime is so cool.
Anonymous 12/14/17 (Thu) 10:50:13 No. 23452
>>23450 >I hope the whole series gets subbed
You would honestly be better served just learning Japanese. If you watch enough subbed anime or even just play enough Japanese mobage with voiced lines and stuff, you can actually pick up enough to jump straight into raw (shonen etc., not SoL or 4koma) anime and then do some basic touching up from formal studying.
Anonymous 12/14/17 (Thu) 11:00:23 No. 23453
I'm actually working on teaching myself Japanese (mostly so I can watch unsubbed anime), but it's pretty slow going.
I recently watched the Japanese version of The Grudge and understood ~1/3 of the dialogue without looking at the subs, so that's progress.
Anonymous 01/15/18 (Mon) 09:06:40 No. 23945 >>22617
Another one from the vault; this time I just finished watching Akihabara Dennou Gumi.
First of all, have you ever seen a more 90s character design in your life? Just take a second to appreciate it.
That aside, this anime was a pile of shit degozaimasu desuwa. About 80% of it was boring episodic monster fights (which I would describe as "monster of the week" if there were actually different monsters every week) featuring lots of reused footage and pans over still images, like an incompetently-directed, zero-budget Precure. The handful of filler episodes were some of the least awful parts, but even they mostly suffered from feeling like they had maybe ten minutes of actual content torturously stretched out into a full episode.
When the plot finally kicked in right near the end (starting with a whole episode of nonstop exposition, of course), it would have almost been cool, but by then I'd had about 20 episodes to come to hate the series, so it was too little too late. And it didn't last anyway; the ending was a total disappointment.
The good guys who were portrayed as villains through most of it got bad ends; the villain who was portrayed as the good guy through most of it almost destroys the world, then loses to the protags, but then gets off scot-free and lives happily ever after; the mascot characters who nobly sacrifice themselves for no reason come back right at the end, also for no reason; various other nonsense.
The whole thing felt so janky and weird, at first I was convinced that it was some sort of parody or otherwise ironic, but it became clear fairly quickly that no, it was just that bad. Who was it even targeted at? Who could like such an anime?
Anyway, I could go on and on about this one, but that's enough bitching for now. Bottom line, 2/10, do not watch.
 Episode 8, a filler episode guest written by Arakawa Naruhisa, was actually pretty good and by far the best part of the series.
Anonymous 01/16/18 (Tue) 04:25:57 No. 23972
I'm doing my first watch of Azumanga, since I was too much of a bitter fuck to enjoy it whilst it aired. I'm sorta thinking of watching it weekly, since the rapid fire jokes far a bit old after a few episodes.
Anonymous 01/16/18 (Tue) 08:44:48 No. 23981 >>23972
Better late than never!
And yeah, it's not the type of series to marathon, so I'm sure you'll enjoy it more that way.
Anonymous 01/18/18 (Thu) 05:09:10 No. 24003
Where are you even finding an active download of it these days though
Unless you mean you downloaded it years ago but decided not to watch it then
Anonymous 01/18/18 (Thu) 05:33:35 No. 24004
There are at least two viable releases on Nyaa alone. It's a pretty popular and iconic series, after all.
Anonymous 01/18/18 (Thu) 05:53:20 No. 24006
I have it downloaded so I was honestly just curious.
Anonymous 01/18/18 (Thu) 15:47:06 No. 24013
I don't know how often I dropped the Azumanga Daioh anime. I only started liking the series when I tried the manga instead. I am unsure why. But I think it's just one of those stories that work better as a manga.
Anonymous 01/29/18 (Mon) 04:21:18 No. 24254
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I just finished Fate/Zero.
It was good, but I think that the FSN VN was far better than Fate/Zero. What did you guys think of it?
Anonymous 01/29/18 (Mon) 12:47:40 No. 24258
Zero is superior to any one of the FSN routes on their own, but vastly inferior to all three taken together. The FSN routes tie into each other more and despite the fact that they're in fact three instances of the same story, they're also three parts of the same story and character arc. It seems very creative to me, in that it splits a character arc into three mutually exclusive storypaths.
Anonymous 01/30/18 (Tue) 00:10:45 No. 24262
I always thought Kerry's backstory was laid on too thick in Zero. Also, the succubus shouldn't have gone on a plane without a fucking parachute.
Anonymous 01/30/18 (Tue) 00:38:27 No. 24263
The issue wasn't that she didn't have a parachute, it's that you can't get out of the pilot's cabin without exiting the doors because the emergency exit is outside.
The autopilot was on and it would've landed and caused more damage by letting the zombies near humans. It wasn't worth sacrificing the majority of the minority, even if it was someone Kerry loved. Which was his whole life ideology that he passed onto Shirou, except Shirou's is more "Anyone is more valuable than my life, therefore if I die saving one person it was worth it" where as Kerry's is just "Saving 100 people is better than saving 1, even if the one is someone I love."
That being said, it definitely was laid on too thick, and it wasn't even particularly done well. I feel like writing this makes me feel bitter towards it, but Fate/Zero really was such a disappointment filled with a cast of unlikable characters, awful fights and a shitty plot.
Anonymous 01/30/18 (Tue) 00:42:47 No. 24265
Are emergency exits outside of the pilot's cabin most of the time
Also why didn't she just turn off autopilot and tell him to shoot AFTER she jumped, or why didn't he tell her that's what they should do? It was so fucking forced
Also she should've sucked Kerry off, Nasu explicitly said she could get loads of mana from doing that and it probably would've let her do something so she could like, get outside safely or something.
Anonymous 01/30/18 (Tue) 00:49:50 No. 24266
They typically are, I think. The pilot's cabin is pretty small and having emergency exits right at the front would take up a lot of space.
It was definitely forced, though. They tried hard to give Kiritsugu a "here's why he's broken, look it's justified!" backstory but it was really fucking stupid and so heavyhanded in the way they did it. He kills his dad with no remorse? Really?
It would've been more believable if he had grown up in a war zone or something.
Though I guess that ultimately is the biggest flaw of Zero, the character development is non existent and everything is so laughably bad in terms of development.
Hell, even the characters from F/SN are so uncharacteristic it's laughable. Saber and Gilgamesh aren't even like they are in the VN, and there's absolutely no reason given for it. Kirei is the only one who was done well, but that's just because he tells you about all of that in the VN so there was no way for Urobutcher to fuck it up.
Anonymous 01/30/18 (Tue) 00:54:37 No. 24269
Kirei's development was pretty damn well done, I think. The mapo scene is still the best (non-Illya) scene in FSN.
>He kills his dad with no remorse? Really?
To be fair, the part where he's trying to throw away the gun is basically an 'out, damned spot!' scene, even if it was done in an overobvious fashion, so it's not like it was totally without remorse or anything. Half the point of Kerry's character, to the extent that it's consistent, is that he's actually a big old softie but is somehow capable of shutting down his feelings to become xxxColdSTEELDarknessxxx
Saber stays alive each time around, so it's possible that Iskandar drilling her and Lancelot's everything hit her hard enough she acted differently by the time Shirou summoned her.
Nasu asspulled a reason didn't he? Something about the time period pissing him off so much that he got a far worse personality.
Anonymous 02/05/18 (Mon) 11:41:04 No. 24393
Continuing in 1998, I watched Lost Universe.
I was surprised to have never heard of this one before, considering it's by the same author as Slayers, but it must have been overshadowed by the likes of Bebop, Outlaw Star, and Trigun airing in the same year. In any case, it wasn't bad. The first half was especially fun, being mainly episodic shenanigans that felt a lot like 'Slayers in Space'. In the second half, it spent a lot more time on the overarching plot, which was basically EDGE, so that dragged on a bit. But I still found it enjoyable overall, and actually wanted to keep watching all the way through. So at least 6, maybe 7/10.
Anonymous 04/18/18 (Wed) 19:14:07 No. 25493
Even her her bra is apparently pretty big, she herself isn't that well-endowed. Which is strange mind because Shiki doesn't wear a bra, so what's going on?
Anonymous 04/18/18 (Wed) 19:55:25 No. 25494
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Anonymous 05/11/18 (Fri) 02:59:37 No. 25840
I'm watching Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine. Other than that, I've only seen the original and Castle of Cagliostro. I'm not crazy about the shading with heavy black lines, but it's a really good show so far. It seems like Fujiko ends up topless in every episode.
Anonymous 07/22/18 (Sun) 19:43:20 No. 26765
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Just finished Magical Canan. I don't know how I hadn't heard about it until recently.
I came in expecting something like Komugi-chan or Twin Angel: heavy on the fanservice, purposely silly and clichéd, with some meta jokes maybe. That it isn't, although it isn't played completely straight either. All in all, I felt it wasn't sure what it wanted to be, and I think it fell short of being really good, but I also believe it had some interesting ideas that deserve acknowledgement. For one, it really tries to create a unique aesthetic, particularly with the choice of sound effects. And the characters showed promise, too. A magical girl needs a mysterious rival magical girl to try to come to an understanding with, preferably through violence. Here there are not one but two rivals, of two different kinds. This girl here in particular I think had a lot of potential, even if in the end it all was a bit underwhelming. I think it's worth a shot for completionists and fans of the not much talked about. Oh, and on a minor note, I'm pretty sure its ED served as inspiration for the Eromanga-sensei ED.
Anonymous 07/29/18 (Sun) 19:20:16 No. 26841
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I'm watching Cowboy Bebop. Actually, I'm almost done with it. I'm on episode 20, 6 more, a movie and I'm done!
Anonymous 07/30/18 (Mon) 05:03:24 No. 26847
Yeah it's really one of the lesser-known classics that should be way more well known.
Anonymous 07/30/18 (Mon) 13:07:24 No. 26850
Have you never seen it before? I'd be curious to know what you think of it. I think a lot of people watch that as something introductory so I'd like to know what someone who's (presumably) seen a good amount of anime thinks about it on first watch.
That's great, I loved that show back when it aired. Last Exile is really cool as well, I love the visual designs in it
Anonymous 07/30/18 (Mon) 14:01:31 No. 26860
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I had actually not watched it before. Currently I just feel like watching a lot of classic anime. After this I'm probably gonna watch Urusei Yatsura.
>I'd be curious to know what you think of it.
Oh I've definitely enjoyed it! It feels kind of weird for it being an anime though, since it works episodically rather than an overarching story plot. Some episodes even have that death ending where it all gets reset on the next episode, kinda like on western cartoons. But overall, I've liked it. All the characters click with me, especially Ed for some reason.
Anonymous 08/01/18 (Wed) 16:11:40 No. 26876
Maria is great, I want to bullycuddle Ezekiel.
Anonymous 08/02/18 (Thu) 11:03:17 No. 26883
In case you weren't aware, JnM is actually considered one of the most accurate anime on medieval fighting styles, if not always tactics, period. It's actually better than most movies or shows to boot, the writers put love and work into this.
Ryusei !6/WWxs9O1s 08/03/18 (Fri) 15:00:54 No. 26890 >>26887
Yeah it is, its been so long since I watched it too so its almost like seeing it for the first time again.
I really like the character designs and love all the faces Lavie makes
even if her haircut is still dumb
Anonymous 08/10/18 (Fri) 18:35:09 No. 26946
You know the past few days I've been rewatching some old shows and wondering why they were considered good.
So take NGNL. It's pretty trashy, and it seems to be blatant wish fulfillment with all the checkmarks of a mediocre isekai. The protagonists are invincible, girls hover around the male MC like moths around a lamp, the fights are solved through bullshit or DxM, everyone seems to worship them and to top it all off, despite their supposed social skill issues they don't really interfere with the plot in any way save for episode 9. Well, part of why I think it was alright anyway (besides Jibril) is the fact that first off it doesn't try to hide or be ashamed of its own wish fulfillment. It is, in this sense, the opposite of Konosuba. Konosuba subverts most tropes at every turn; NGNL plays them as straight as physically possible and has huge amounts of references to other shows, in fact it even incorporates the jokes and references into the plot proper albeit in minor ways. The fact that Sora, for example, invokes Phoenix Wright by physically pulling up the music on his phone as he shouts Objection is pretty funny.
Anonymous 08/10/18 (Fri) 18:35:35 No. 26947
NGNL actually plays the wish fulfillment angle so hard that it's arguably what the entire story is about. NGNL can be read as the obvious - if you've got no game you won't have any life in this new world. But you could also read it as, if you can't even have fun, then there's no life to be had. That's also a plot point in the last arc, of course, and it comes up in the LNs. One thing that the LNs had that the anime cut, which in my opinion was to its detriment, was a line that went something like this:
>Urban legends, myths, fairy tales, these are really all just things people wish would break the monotony of their real life. Even if they don't believe in them, they wish they could, and say, wouldn't it be cool if this were true. The following story, is much like that. The LN and the animation aren't shy about reminding you that the real world sucks ass. The new world they're in is rendered in cotton candy colors that wouldn't be out of place in Happy Sugar Life's home scenes. But if you notice in episode 9, 12, and the flashbacks of Tokyo, the real world is rendered in drab greys and dull blues. The entire story, here, is in a meta sense and in an in-world sense escapism: wouldn't it be nice if this were real. Even if you don't catch that immediately, and I sure didn't, I think it sort of seeps in on its own. It's refreshing, in a weird way, for a wish fulfillment type of show to be so straightforward with what it's about. In a lot of shows they skirt just shy of showing you nipples - in NGNL they bash you in the face by just removing them altogether. And the weirdest thing is that even in this sort of show, the protagonists named [_____] ironically both have a strong personality, not a bland, generic one.
Anonymous 08/14/18 (Tue) 00:42:13 No. 26992
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I don't agree, I enjoy the invincible MCs and bullshit problem solving. And honestly the reference humor was my least favorite part.
I don't agree, they make it really obvious right away that it's all about escapism. They talk about isekai stuff outright a lot at the beginning.
I don't agree, I want her to fuck me.
NGNL was quite fun, go watch the movie.
And Mondaiji if you like overpowered MC isekai and haven't already, the two series get compared a lot.
Anonymous 08/14/18 (Tue) 00:54:32 No. 26993
You know I don't know what part you don't agree with since it sounds like you agree with me
Anonymous 09/04/18 (Tue) 08:26:15 No. 27162
I originally ignored Sakura-sou as just another shitty harem anime and now I severely regret the fact because wow it's actually good.
I mean, -real- character development for the entire cast basically, except for the teacher who barely exists. And I'll say that even though the ending was basically inconclusive-ish that ut was inconclusive in a weirdly satisfying and natural manner, you get the feeling it's not the MC is unwilling or unable to choose but that he legitimately doesn't think it's time to choose yet or that he doesn't need to do so explicitly. It might be helped by the idea that two other pairs shacked up besides his thing. One of the interesting themes I liked in it was, well I guess it's the main theme, but the gap between genius (Shiina) and normal (MC), and even between genius (Misaki) and merely "talented" (Jin), and it's not presented in a purely or even mostly positive light like I guess I expected going into the show. It handled it in a relatively mature manner and actually addressed everything, and I especially liked how everything didn't actually work out in the end. Sure, the characters weren't crushed by their failure and decided to try again, but the fact that they actually straight up got shit on by life was weirdly refreshing and even surprising.
Anonymous 09/08/18 (Sat) 03:22:09 No. 27200
Oh, did it save itself? I didn't even care about giving it another try considering what they did for Drake's "fight".
Anonymous 09/08/18 (Sat) 15:27:55 No. 27205
If you're in it for the fights, probably not.
Anonymous 09/09/18 (Sun) 22:58:47 No. 27214
It's less about the fights and more about the sheer absurdity of the asspulls involved. Also, Nikui was retarded.
Anonymous 09/09/18 (Sun) 23:13:09 No. 27215
>>27214 >It's […] sheer absurdity […]. Also, […] retarded.
Yeah, that's the story in a nutshell. I still enjoyed it though.
Anonymous 09/11/18 (Tue) 06:44:26 No. 27234
I dropped it in disgust after the Nikui scene, so maybe I'm not giving it a fair shot
I'll give it another try later.
Did you like Sakura-sou (or watch it at all?)
Anonymous 09/11/18 (Tue) 14:48:51 No. 27236
I'm in the same boat as
of not picking it up when it aired because it looked bad. And this might be the first time I've seen anyone seriously talk about it since then.
Anonymous 09/11/18 (Tue) 15:30:50 No. 27237
Not him but
I watched Sakurasou, but sadly I don't really remember enough to have much of a discussion about it. I felt similarly to you though, I was pleasantly surprised with how good it was, despite all the tropes it initially seemed to fall into. I remember quite liking the character arc of the genki tittymonster girl who got her drivers license and **was separated from her crush through school or something? it's been awhile…**. Though again I don't really remember what that entailed. Maybe I'll rewatch it sometime and we can have a better chat, sorry.
Anonymous 09/21/18 (Fri) 22:35:26 No. 27312
Anonymous 09/22/18 (Sat) 01:14:18 No. 27314 >>27311 >and right in time to catch up with it ending
No worries, that won't be until about 2024 at this rate.
Anyway, enjoy the ride.
Anonymous 10/18/18 (Thu) 02:19:54 No. 27589
I just finished Love Lab!
It was generally really good but had some dull bits.
Also I noticed near the end that a lot of the characters are kinda scummy despite still being endearing, but scummy nonetheless.
Yan-san did nothing wrong, though, given his perspective. Maki still is best girl but Eno is the sexiest.
icicle !XUD2SrdQUY 10/18/18 (Thu) 13:23:33 No. 27593
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words cannot describe just how best maki is
Anonymous 10/21/18 (Sun) 20:02:06 No. 27629
I rewatched darker than black S2 and the OVAs recently just to check if my opinion on them has changed. There's so much negativity about it that I sometimes wonder if my taste is just awful. My opinion hasn't changed and my resolve is till that only idiotic hipsters who want all anime to be like cowboy bebop hate it. DtB S2 is amazing and I think one of the reasons why is the soundtrack. While S1's soundtrack sounds more like a separate stand-alone album, the OST in S2/OVAs is seamlessly incorporated into the anime. I've got to wonder if Yasushi Ishii made the soundtrack in the style of composing while watching the animation. Whatever the case, the soundtrack of S2 feels more compliant with the imagery than that of S1. You can listen to these and specific moments in the anime will spring up in your memory. Acid Razz, for example, is only used once and plays in its entirety during the opening action sequence of the final OVA (I checked). It also helps that the soundtrack feels so raw. It fits really well with the mood of S2 and the state we find Hei in. Run-down Russian districts, bad weather, action that gets to the point with a higher degree of violence, an alcoholic hobo Hei making do with defective equipment doing jobs that leave behind a mess of dead bodies (I appreciated the fact they included a scene in the first episodes where Hei walks the streets and a woman sneers at him in disgust at his smell; no longer an eligible pretty boy bachelor).
The glossy feeling of S1 is gone. No elaborate fighting choreography, no charming MI6 agents, no breathing room, no slick jazz. Hei is on his own traversing Russia in the company of a mimic of a former comrade, a copy of a dead girl, an autistic kid and with 5 different organizations on his tail, headed towards the only thing that still gives him a reason to keep on living. He eventually gets back in his groove, but the experience changed him. Reflected in the soundtrack.
Anonymous 10/22/18 (Mon) 15:37:32 No. 27633
Do people hate DtB2? In my experience, it's not outright hatred, just disappointment that it's not as good as the original. It's not a big leap from disappointment to anger.
Anonymous 10/30/18 (Tue) 10:40:35 No. 27689
>>27687 >[…] is a cutie, too bad she only appears every now and then.
Story of my life
Anonymous 11/04/18 (Sun) 11:33:49 No. 27727
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Didn't see Girl's Last Tour in 2017, slowly been catching up on it recently.
Anonymous 11/11/18 (Sun) 21:06:55 No. 27800
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Yeah I love the OP and ED.
I've had a lot of trouble catching up, I usually watch one episode every two weeks or so since they're pretty slow paced.
It's good though, just hard to "binge".
Anonymous 11/20/18 (Tue) 02:38:28 No. 27878
God I wish this were me
Shitposting aside, this is actually a pretty good show. The historical basis of it helps to ground it, I think. HnG picked up the translations a while back so maybe we'll get actual translations now.
Too bad that's all that's good about it
That and Smuggest Lass. I hope you enjoy it because I sure didn't, I'm not even sure fujofags would.
Anonymous 11/20/18 (Tue) 03:25:50 No. 27880
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Only reason it wound up on my backlog was all the images I saw of Smuggest Lass, actually.
But yeah I started to worry it was fujobait when the two shotas started interacting. Right now my expectations are just pretty visuals.
Anonymous 11/20/18 (Tue) 20:39:53 No. 27881
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I finished Haibane Renmei a couple of days ago. It was absolutely stunning in every single aspect. Truly unique piece of art.
Anonymous 12/16/18 (Sun) 10:22:26 No. 28032
>>28030 >I don't think its a bad show by far but its certainly not as great as I thought it was
This happens a lot and sometimes to extreme degrees. For some reason, up until like five years ago I had this notion that Oregon Trail was photorealistic. It wasn't until I went back and redownloaded it that I realized just how bad the graphics were haha
Ryusei !6/WWxs9O1s 12/16/18 (Sun) 18:53:18 No. 28036 >>28032
Yeah it was probably due to me still being new to anime at the time. So all the death flags and things that should have been obvious to me flew over my inexperienced head.
At least I really enjoyed it, you'll never be able to enjoy things for the first time again after all…
Anonymous 12/17/18 (Mon) 21:54:59 No. 28046
>>28030 >>28036 >>28043
I remember trying to watch this at the time hoping for something like last exile, but it ended up slipping out of my mind and I never caught up to it. I don't think the first episode was very captivating…
yuyu !shikiX2qYo 12/24/18 (Mon) 05:35:23 No. 28104
I watched the first few episodes of Sora Yori recently.
I was really really impressed with the use of insert songs during the emotional climaxes of each episode, it really helped convey the emotions of the characters in a strong way and I even teared up a bit at it. Hinata is the best girl so far, I like her silliness and optimism.
yuyu !shikiX2qYo 12/27/18 (Thu) 09:41:10 No. 28164
I just finished episode 12 of Sora Yori
My gosh I cried like a baby
What an amazing moment, I cant think of a more powerful way to show
Shirase coming to terms with the loss of her mother
It does really feel like they could have ended the show there and I'd be 100% satisfied but I guess there's one more to go still. Maybe to wrap up everyone else's feelings.
yuyu !shikiX2qYo 01/01/19 (Tue) 23:57:23 No. 28217
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I watched a recent movie called Maquia which I had somehow never heard of on a plane ride recently. I was pleasantly surprised to find subbed anime on the in-flight entertainment.
It's a fantasy drama thingy about a girl who doesn't age who takes in a normal human baby as a son, and her experiences as he grows up and she stays a "teenager". The setting was rather generic but there were some cool parts to it, especially the backdrops like the city with all the gears and the cloth weaver temple at the start. I liked how seamlessly it timeskipped too, you never really saw it coming and sometimes you don't notice it even happened until you see another character who's not Maquia, which makes her feel a bit more relatable. She's also very cute.
It's a Mari Okada thing though so I did certainly get my expected dose of melodrama. But I really don't mind that sort of thing (I like Anohana plenty) and honestly the stuff regarding the main character never felt too forced. Some of the side character stuff I found it a little hard to really care about though.
Has anyone else seen it? Maybe this was more popular when it released but it just slipped under my radar.
I watched this when it aired but unfortunately remember almost nothing of it, aside from the fact that her brother is a siscon who covers his face with a briefcase all the time
Oh and her friends are gods of the sun or something? I remember having lots of fun with it as it aired.
Anonymous 01/03/19 (Thu) 18:31:09 No. 28255
The story is a bit of a mess, but it's pretty neat just for the references to Japanese mythology. I had a lot more fun re-watching it a few years later than I did while it was airing.
yuyu !shikiX2qYo 01/04/19 (Fri) 02:55:15 No. 28265
I think I'd enjoy a rewatch of it, I feel like it might stand better watching it all at once on it's own than mixed in with a dozen other shows every week
Anonymous 01/08/19 (Tue) 08:55:50 No. 28320
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I just got done watching Ruin Explorers.
I liked it a lot, definitely fun eye candy and a good way to waste time. It ended up making me crave SoL with Ihrie and Fam. I just wanted more of them. I also really liked the mouse gag, it was cute. It was a good juxtaposition seeing Ihrie switch between a pretty arousing tomboy to a cute small animal. I'd probably watch it again, especially since it's only 4 episodes and the animation is so frigging good.
Anonymous 01/10/19 (Thu) 09:32:43 No. 28343
Well, I'm speaking from the point of view of a dude who isn't into dudes so I don't know how the fujo audience would see things
But it was just as gay, as far as I could tell, and the plot was decent enough. I wasn't a fan of the one that just aired last season though (Dive to something?)
Anonymous 01/16/19 (Wed) 06:59:38 No. 28453
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I just watched all of Houseki no Kuni after putting it off for like a year.
I don't really know how to describe it other than I really really liked it. "It got super fucking real around and after Antarcticite" is the best I can formulate.
icicle !XUD2SrdQUY 01/16/19 (Wed) 15:09:04 No. 28460
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Houseki no Kuni is the miracle of anime
like my all-time favorite still no news of S2 makes me angry-depressed
Anonymous 01/24/19 (Thu) 09:38:15 No. 28605
About halfway through Ryuuou no Oshigoto. I have no idea about shogi but it's pretty good so far. Red Ai's bodyguard is cute.
Anonymous 01/24/19 (Thu) 15:00:47 No. 28606
I watched Ryuuou no Oshigoto and didn't learn shit about shogi, but it did motivate me to finally learn go.
Anonymous 01/24/19 (Thu) 17:26:18 No. 28607
That's great. I hope you enjoy it. Don't get discouraged by losing as that is where you learn the most.
yuyu !shikiX2qYo 02/05/19 (Tue) 05:00:04 No. 28721
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Not sure if you're still in the mood to discuss it but I finished a rewatch of it just a few days ago and I'm happy to say it's just as amazing as I remember. I'm doubly sure now of it's place as one of my favorite anime. I love it's treatment of depression as a character flaw and it's setting is so amazingly detailed. I just adore the way it constantly hints at enough details to keep you fascinated about it and constantly thinking of how the world in the show works.
Also Rakka and Reki are both wonderful examples of loveable flawed characters and I want to hug both of them a lot.
The show does a fantastic job of conveying a message without coming across as preachy, which is something I really appreciate.
Anonymous 02/08/19 (Fri) 07:56:16 No. 28758
Go is a really weird game
There's basically two rules in the entire game, the pass rule and the take rule, but it's probably one of the hardest games to actually play well.
Anonymous 02/14/19 (Thu) 08:23:53 No. 28841
Yamato is one of my favorites. The animation's pretty terrible by modern standards, but it's a great space opera.
I also love the character designs.
Anonymous 02/19/19 (Tue) 00:40:23 No. 28891
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Watching school rumble. Tenma's hair is the best.
Yuno !UKC.wUZpaE 02/21/19 (Thu) 22:41:31 No. 28909
why do you need subs in japanese for a show that was broadcast in japanese
Anonymous 02/22/19 (Fri) 01:50:06 No. 28910
Japanese subs can help learning characters if he’s fluent enough to understand speech
Anonymous 02/22/19 (Fri) 06:11:10 No. 28913
Because I don't have compete faith in my listening comprehension skills.
Anonymous 02/22/19 (Fri) 09:54:47 No. 28914
It's normal for your taste to improve with the years and the anime watched, but I can vouch for the language switch helping speed up these changes.
Myself, I used to be unable to watch fanservice-heavy anime like Strike Witches, and my tolerance for it grew very slowly, yet when I switched to raws I immediately was able to enjoy it. I realized then that, with subs, I had always felt as if I were watching anime together with the translator - and it's hard to watch an anime about flying pubescent crotches with someone to watch and judge you. In a more general sense, I think it's harder to judge an anime only for what it is when there's a translation sitting between the anime and you.
Anonymous 02/23/19 (Sat) 04:48:36 No. 28922
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It's the best keion's birthday today!
Anonymous 03/03/19 (Sun) 15:50:36 No. 28984
And I'm through season 1. Yui's monologue in the final part of the final episode really spoke to me. I always approach school-themed anime with caution because I fear it might ignite feelings of regret for not living my high school life to the "fullest" but that didn't happen here. I was just happy to see Yui succeed at her modest goals (that aren't so modest on second look) and seeing how she grew as a person. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to try to find something to do that gives meaning to my life and the place where I belong.
>>28914 >I realized then that, with subs, I had always felt as if I were watching anime together with the translator - and it's hard to watch an anime about flying pubescent crotches with someone to watch and judge you.
I never really had this problem. I guess it had more to do with being too critical of these kind of genres. But as I watched more and more anime, it was like I started to gain tolerance. This is probably what they mean by getting stuck in a black hole.
Ah yes, I saw a couple of artists putting out some artwork to celebrate. It's nice to know there's still a remnant of the fanbase this many years later. Though, there's a new spin-off manga that came out recently so that might have re-ignited a spark.
yuyu !shikiX2qYo 03/04/19 (Mon) 21:57:59 No. 29015
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While watching random nature videos on YouTube about Daddy Long Legs I ended up watching a few episodes of a 1990 anime called My Daddy Long Legs, which was adapted from a 1912 American novel as part of a series of such things (I know there exists an Anne of Green Gables anime and a Little Women one). It's about a clumsy orphan who gets sponsored to attend high school by an anonymous benefactor whose only condition is that she must write him letters regularly, and that he will never respond.
It's really quite cute and I've wanted to watch one of these for awhile. I like the 1900's New England setting a lot because it's not something you normally see in anime, and the characters have a lot of charm to them. I also think it's pretty cool as an example of cultures influencing each other in a positive way.
Anonymous 03/09/19 (Sat) 03:34:43 No. 29082
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I've been looking to pick up Symphogeah, but I'm having trouble finding downloads and don't know which subs are considered definitive at any rate (plus the raws are ridiculously underseeded). Do any geahfags want to lend a hand? What subs are good? Where should I download from? I don't have any private trackers but nyaa doesn't have much at all. Am I going to have to stream this?
Anonymous 03/09/19 (Sat) 04:46:39 No. 29084
I can upload season 1 to mega or some other site if you want.
Anonymous 03/09/19 (Sat) 05:50:15 No. 29085
If you would that'd be appreciated, its a start at least.
Anonymous 03/09/19 (Sat) 17:17:44 No. 29092
File: tiddy 5.png (514.42 KB, 1280x1090) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. >>29086
Thanks man, have some tiddy in exchange
Anonymous 03/10/19 (Sun) 02:42:20 No. 29126
I finished watching Machine Doll wa kizutsukanai yesterday, i was very dissapointed
yuyu !shikiX2qYo 03/10/19 (Sun) 23:55:56 No. 29155
I forgot all about that show
All I remember is the robot girl wanting the MC's dick to an extreme degree
Anonymous 03/23/19 (Sat) 06:58:17 No. 29321
Watched Kaiji for the first time. I liked the rock paper scissors game but I didn't like the rest of it.
Anonymous 03/23/19 (Sat) 10:40:59 No. 29324
Regretting not keeping up with Jashin-chan while it aired. It's pretty dang good. That was a great season we had.
Anonymous 03/23/19 (Sat) 18:24:12 No. 29331
I didn't watch sakamoto desu ga while it aired even though I wanted to. I've been catching up to it recently. It's exactly what I thought it would be.
Anonymous 03/23/19 (Sat) 20:36:58 No. 29337
You didn't "like" the crossing? For an anime that didn't have a lot of (if any) elaborate animation, it managed to make me feel vertigo. Probably one of the most unsettling things I experienced in any form of media.
Anonymous 03/23/19 (Sat) 21:32:31 No. 29340
No not really. It's more a problem with me than with the anime itself. I don't enjoy thriller or horror stuff that much. I'm just disappointed because I expected elaborate gambling games.
TheGhostofFaggotRetard 03/27/19 (Wed) 11:45:07 No. 29389
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I am watching Xabungle. It's an old sunrise mecha anime directed by Tomino. Very comedic and slapstick show. It uses a lot of physical comedy and the characters will occasionally break the fourth wall and complain about cliches in mecha anime. Like there's a joke where a background enemy complains about not being able to hit anything because he's just a minor character. The mecha in this are all really cool in how primitive they can look. They're very stiff looking, they don't articulate well. Kind of similar to some battletech stuff.
Good show would recommend
Anonymous 04/03/19 (Wed) 15:03:49 No. 29480
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Just finished Jinki:Extend. Not sure how it had made its way into my backlog, as I'm not a mecha fan.
Girl has poor relationship with history's shittiest mom, who wants her to get in the robot; gets in the robot to spite her. Stuff happens, and then the story splits and shows events from two different points in time, but doesn't say which belongs to which or which order the two timelines happen in. Eventually, though, all the pieces fit together and everything becomes clear, except for what the purpose of the non-linear narration was. All in all, the characters are likable and the plot managed to keep a non-fan like me watching and interested. I definitely recommend it to icicle !XUD2SrdQUY, who likes to feel mentally challenged by anime.
Anonymous 04/03/19 (Wed) 18:11:46 No. 29483
I thought the same thing. At some point I spent a while comparing hairstyles, eye colors and VAs to try and settle the issue. Yeah, it was more engaging than a lot of anime, that much's for sure.
Anonymous 04/19/19 (Fri) 17:14:00 No. 29855
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I just finished Stratos 4. It had an okay thing going on with cute girls in skin-tight suits training to be a different kind of pilot than they currently are, and cats; and then towards the last third it suddenly remembered it had wanted to be The X Files: The Anime all along. Neither was a bad thing for an anime to be, but maybe it should have stuck to one?
It did give me this for my collection of webms of girls shooting dispassionately.
Anonymous 04/19/19 (Fri) 17:22:40 No. 29857
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Plus a few screenshots. I particularly like this sequence. Ordinary van cruising down the highway, or toy car speeding along the road's edge?
Anonymous 04/19/19 (Fri) 17:25:12 No. 29858
Reminds me of the opening scene in School Rumble for some reason. I should rewatch that sometime.
Anonymous 04/19/19 (Fri) 19:13:25 No. 29864
Damn I can SMELL the early 00s summer late morning sun from this OP!
Anonymous 04/21/19 (Sun) 23:13:53 No. 29888
I wanted to rewatch Gabdrop
But then I realized it's stuck a hard drive that my computer refuses to read for some retarded reason and now I'm a little sad
Anonymous 04/23/19 (Tue) 17:33:03 No. 29906
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Jesus, I watched Sky Girls like months ago and I haven't blogged, I mean, reported in yet.
I guess the most surprising thing was how much unlike Strike Witches it turned out to be. Even though you're still watching an anime about girls flying in kind-of-underwear with plenty of crotch close-ups, it doesn't feel like a fanservice-focused anime. Maybe I've grown so numb that it doesn't register as fanservice for me unless the girls refuse to put on pants and add "they're not panties so it's not embarrassing" at the end of every sentence.
The girls were likeable although they could've shined more. The fights were lackluster, being mostly based around a trademark finishing move. But it did a good job of balancing plot and SoL elements.
Other than Ryouhei's character suddenly being a pervert, the OVA gives a pretty accurate taste of what the main series has to offer, so you can use it as a preview of sorts if you're unsure.
That's your computer telling you to go put a dent in your backlog instead of rewatching anime from a few seasons ago.
yuyu !shikiX2qYo 04/23/19 (Tue) 18:31:29 No. 29907
I haven't seen it but I always thought the sky girls outfits were way sexier than Strike Witches approach of just saying "underwear are pants now lol"
Maybe I just have a thing for scifi bodysuits.
Anonymous 04/26/19 (Fri) 09:03:22 No. 29952
There's plenty of fanservice in Sky Girls but yeah, it's more subtle. It's pretty decent as a whole and I always felt it wasn't very fair to compare to Strike witches since they're not really very similar at all other than some aesthetics.
icicle !XUD2SrdQUY 04/26/19 (Fri) 10:04:05 No. 29957
I tried watching that but it was too boring so I stopped
Anonymous 04/26/19 (Fri) 10:20:59 No. 29959
She looks kinda like Kuga-senpai from Sketcbook.
Anonymous 04/26/19 (Fri) 10:33:31 No. 29960
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You missed out in my opinion! It's slow for the first 15 minutes or so but after that time flew by because I was invested.
I'm surprised that I apparently have a lot of patience for entertainment media. As an example I watched Odd Man Out (1947) with my dad the other day, and while I loved it he found that boring.
Really I just need well written and delivered lines of dialogue to pay attention.
>>29959 I never watched or read Sketchbook because I only read obscure manga back then. I'm sorry.
Anonymous 04/26/19 (Fri) 10:35:56 No. 29961
File: sketchbook.gif (257.1 KB, 534x329) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. >>29960
Well maybe it's time now that it's old and obscure. Both the manga and anime are great.
Anonymous 04/26/19 (Fri) 12:27:51 No. 29964
Remember to watch G.A. also while you're at it - it has always been overshadowed by both Hidamari and Sketchbook, and if it has any surviving fans I guess it must be considered a cult classic by this point.
>>29952 >I always felt it wasn't very fair to compare to Strike witches since they're not really very similar at all
I agree, I only brought up SW because it was through it that Sky Girls ended up in my backlog. Just another case of a superficial similarity that tells you nothing about what the actual watching experience is like.
Funny that I'd say this while recommending an anime based on a superficial similarity.
yuyu !shikiX2qYo 04/26/19 (Fri) 14:21:04 No. 29966
I ought to join your cult, it's been on my backlog for ages. I even got the artbook for it in a gift exchange. Sketchbook and Hidamari of course are some of my favorite shows. I especially loved the silly cat segments in Sketchbook.
Anonymous 04/30/19 (Tue) 13:16:35 No. 30006
This show aired like two years ago, I remembed watching it with Samachan
Why didn't you watch it then?
It fucking sucks by the way
Anonymous 04/30/19 (Tue) 13:58:55 No. 30007
What didn't you like about it?
Anonymous 04/30/19 (Tue) 17:32:34 No. 30009
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Hunter x Hunter
Anonymous 05/04/19 (Sat) 10:24:51 No. 30052
You'll find out when you get to the end.
Anonymous 05/04/19 (Sat) 12:15:49 No. 30059
Yeah I finished it. The first 3 episodes were so promising.
Anonymous 05/04/19 (Sat) 15:36:16 No. 30060
At least he got the real best girl in the end.
Anonymous 05/05/19 (Sun) 23:43:46 No. 30080
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Recetly watched all of Symphogear since the new season is coming up and I don't want to miss it.
After a few days of marathoning I came to the conclusion that Chris is best geah and everyone else is not anywhere close to best.
I will not argue about this.
yuyu !shikiX2qYo 05/24/19 (Fri) 23:44:59 No. 30451 >>30449
On that note I have to wonder how far the manga takes all the relationship teasing that happens and if it ever becomes a proper romance. I still have a few episodes left to go so we will see.
This tomboyish senpai character is really great and I wish she got more screentime. I'm adding her to my list of honorary reverse traps because Hotaru thinks she's a boy for an entire half episode.
yuyu !shikiX2qYo 05/24/19 (Fri) 23:46:16 No. 30452 >>30447
Here's the original song in case anyone was curious
Overall it's a really fun and funny show so far and I'm surprised it's not brought up more often. I think I am in love with Hotaru as well…
yuyu !shikiX2qYo 05/24/19 (Fri) 23:50:44 No. 30453 >>30452
Oh I forgot to mention, they use the melody of this song throughout the show as a motif as well and it's a detail I really appreciated
Have a maidbutt.
Anonymous 05/25/19 (Sat) 08:58:55 No. 30462
Hey, I know that song too. I should hate it, but instead I love it when an anime makes a cover of a well-known song for its OP/ED. Akanesasu Shoujo and Cinderella Nine are two recent examples of such pleasant surprises.
Anonymous 05/26/19 (Sun) 00:52:57 No. 30467
It was the other way around for me regarding the music. I've actually posted it a number of times before on /r/ive.
Hotaru's seiyuu is one of the few that I recognized right away as being Maka from Soul Eater. Her acting is pretty distinctive and at the time I considered her a noteworthy seiyuu (I have since not paid much attention to that sphere of subjects).
I've approached the manga the same way as I'm approaching flying witch's. It has already ended and I don't want to rush through it, so I've been putting off reading it half hoping for a second season.
I watched the tv version at the time it aired, which used mysterious lights and editing to cover the panty shots and I think the anime became better because of it. The number of innocent pantyshot teasing that actually goes nowhere in the OP was oddly refreshing.
yuyu !shikiX2qYo 05/26/19 (Sun) 03:16:54 No. 30470
>>30462 >I should hate it
>Akanesasu Shoujo and Cinderella Nine are two recent examples of such pleasant surprises.
Oh cool, what songs did they use? I am interested.
>>30467 >It was the other way around for me regarding the music
I hadn't considered it before but I actually love this show even more now for introducing people to a great band
>Hotaru's seiyuu is one of the few that I recognized right away as being Maka from Soul Eater
I haven't seen Soul Eater but she certainly gives a very distinctive performance. Enthusiastic I think is a good word. Also when Hotaru gets really excited her voice cracks in a really adorable way on the most enunciated parts of her words and I love it.
>which used mysterious lights and editing to cover the panty shots and I think the anime became better because of it.
Yeah after seeing this in addition to Hidamari and Koufuku Graffiti I am starting to think Shaft does a better job with lighthearted SoL shows than serious ones. Maybe I will watch Pani Poni Dash next
Anonymous 05/26/19 (Sun) 10:35:04 No. 30477 >>30470 >Oh cool, what songs did they use?
They both covered famous songs for their EDs: Koware Kake no Radio and Donna Toki mo. Akanesasu's probably doesn't stand too well on its own, with its slow pace and arrangement choices, but is a treat for people who've heard the original. Cinderella Nine's is a pretty standard cheerful song.
Speaking of anime pop song covers in general, although I haven't watched The Rolling Girls its cover of Hito ni Yasashiku is one of my favourite examples.
First of all, I realise that this is a half-coherent rant and that I totally set up a landmine for you to step on so I'd be justified to post it.
If I were Japanese, I suppose I'd have grown up being bombarded with these songs on TV and radio all the time (and surrounded by people who think they're the bee's knees but don't really listen to other, less popular songs to compare them with). Therefore, I'd probably be as sick of them as I am of the equivalent songs from my own culture, and surely I'd hate to have them intrude into my dear late-night cartoons.
So I perceive a contradiction in my reaction to Japanese pop music vs. pop music from around here, and I see three ways to solve it: I can go all wapanese and claim that Japanese music is superior and folded over 1000 times, but I don't have any evidence to back that; I can admit that maybe I'm hating some music just because it's popular because I'm a contrarian special snowflake, but that's not fucking happening; or I can be tsundere about Japanese music.
Akanesasu Shoujo ED attached.
yuyu !shikiX2qYo 06/03/19 (Mon) 20:14:27 No. 30563
File: 1483198632760.gif (653.28 KB, 500x643) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. >>30477 >The Rolling Girls
That show actually introduced me to The Blue Hearts, and the covers it does are all really fun. I also think it's a pretty underrated show should you decide to watch it. It has its problems but I think it more than makes up for them in charm and uniqueness points, as well as having a couple of really fantastic climax episodes for some of the story arcs (although not so much the main one).
is one of my favorite covers they did.
>claim that Japanese music is superior and folded over 1000 times, but I don't have any evidence to back that
While I think that there are some objective criteria you can measure musics quality by (which I am too uneducated to comment on but I would imagine music nerds would talk about things like chord progressions and lyrics and technical ability or something), I think it's ultimately a pretty subjective thing. You don't need evidence to justify liking the Japanese way of making pop music better than the Wests.
yuyu !shikiX2qYo 06/05/19 (Wed) 05:11:03 No. 30576
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I am rewatching Yuyushiki, I had forgotten how many of the little friendship moments the girls have are genuinely touching. I also really enjoy how often they make a gag out of normal classmates reacting to Yukari and Yuzuko being total weirdos.
yuyu !shikiX2qYo 06/05/19 (Wed) 05:14:24 No. 30577
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Oh and Okaa-san is up there with the chicken lady from Sketchbook as one of my favorite teacher characters. She's genuinely adorable.
yuyu !shikiX2qYo 06/06/19 (Thu) 02:48:27 No. 30605
I miss watching things with Samachan
Does anyone have anything they'd like to get off their backlog and maybe watch with me?
Anonymous 06/06/19 (Thu) 02:52:28 No. 30606
If you like The Blue Hearts watch the movie Linda Linda Linda about JKs making a punk band to play Blue Hearts songs.
Anonymous 06/09/19 (Sun) 18:12:14 No. 30635
Nice recommendation, I just watched it. If they made an anime adaptation of it it'd probably be my favourite anime ever - but they'd have to keep the awkward pacing, the sense of aimlessness and the second-hand embarrassment. Son-chan best girl.
Anonymous 06/14/19 (Fri) 02:08:04 No. 30664
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Reminder to watch Symphogeah before the fifth and possibly final season comes out
Ryusei !6/WWxs9O1s 06/14/19 (Fri) 04:04:04 No. 30665 >>30664
I can't wait!
Maybe I should rewatch AZX as a refresher.
Anonymous 06/14/19 (Fri) 07:33:54 No. 30669
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Holy fucking shit this ED is creepy
What the fuck is the symbolism here
Anonymous 06/14/19 (Fri) 07:43:03 No. 30670
File: 37423304_p0.jpg (217.58 KB, 700x700) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. >>30666
You too huh? It's only sixty-something episodes with the OVAs. There's still three weeks!
Anonymous 06/14/19 (Fri) 08:06:17 No. 30674
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Whoa, the BD raws are 127GiB in total. Must be a lot of action…
Anonymous 06/14/19 (Fri) 08:10:10 No. 30675
Funny thing is the seiyuu is actually a fluent speaker who lived in the US.
Anonymous 06/14/19 (Fri) 08:37:55 No. 30676
High level bullshit
It's Sawashiro right? It's weird too because you can tell like the exact moment where she remembers she's supposed to be speaking Engrish instead of English. Before that it's fluent with an accent, afterwards it's totally incomprehensible.
Cannot fucking believe she's married with a brat
Anonymous 06/14/19 (Fri) 21:19:21 No. 30691
Dude she voiced Puchiko way back in the Heisei era. She's like forty-five now.
Anonymous 06/15/19 (Sat) 05:13:27 No. 30693
She was like 13 or some shit when she voiced Puchiko, Sawashiro is like 35 this year. She's not an ancient unmarried bag like some VAs
RIP Hisui ;_;7
Anonymous 06/15/19 (Sat) 06:48:24 No. 30695
I'm not sure if you noticed, but watch the God Only Knows concert episode in Haruhi and see if you can notice all the references to the movie. The main one is the concert itself, but there's one other I can remember.
Anonymous 06/15/19 (Sat) 18:10:54 No. 30701
Well I did have things to do, but some samanon told me to go rewatch an episode of Haruhi, so it can't be helped.
Yeah, I think the concert scene is clearly paying homage to the movie, but I didn't notice any reference in the rest of the episode.
Anonymous 06/22/19 (Sat) 23:13:46 No. 30842
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Just finished Koi wa Ameagari no Youni and it was a very decent anime, but of course I spoiled myself of the ending in the manga and I'm sad, seems like such a waste.
Ahhhhhh, everytime I read the words "A-Channel" I need to listen to the OP/ED and now I'm stuck in a loop for some hours. Damn, but I agree, it was a very pleasing show.
Anonymous 06/23/19 (Sun) 08:29:15 No. 30849 >>30837 >>30842
I've always had mixed feelings about the A Channel anime. I personally like it and am quite fond of it, but I think it's fatally flawed in trying to make a slow-paced, heartwarming anime out of a source material that's mostly a comedy. They could've done a great work with an original setting or a more fitting source, but alas.
The manga's great and I'll stab anyone who says otherwise, though.
Anonymous 06/24/19 (Mon) 19:54:05 No. 30866
I'm pretty sure I remember some episodes about making anime in a few shows but my brain is too rotten to remember which ones. The only one I can think of that's about production itself is Kuromi-chan.
There are plenty about seiyuu and mangaka though.
Anonymous 06/24/19 (Mon) 20:04:48 No. 30867
Don't know any anime but there are lots of documentaries.
Anonymous 06/24/19 (Mon) 20:56:12 No. 30869
Mangaka and His Assistant or whatever it was called was fucking great
Too bad the sequel got axed
Anonymous 06/24/19 (Mon) 21:12:07 No. 30870
Animegataris, in a few episodes near the end, is the most recent one I remember.
yuyu !shikiX2qYo 07/05/19 (Fri) 18:33:19 No. 31058
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I finally went back and finished watching Ghost Hound with a friend. I really really enjoyed it up until the final episode which really dropped the ball in my opinion. They spent the whole show building up to some kind of amazing climax, and they kept you guessing as to what it would be, but when they finally got there it was a super let down. Not only was the resolution a total asspull but they also managed to force in a
completely unnecessary cross-dressing aspect to their final mission which, in addition to being kinda gay, only further killed the mood of what should have been a gripping and serious finale. Gripes about the ending aside though, the rest of the show was a really enjoyable watch, and the influence of all the big names who worked on it can really be felt throughout the show (Chiaki J Konaka, Ryutaro Nakamura, and Masamune Shirow). I'm sure some people would criticize it for the seemingly random jumble of themes and concepts it encompasses, but I think the way they get all those themes to interact with each other is really the shows strong suit. You've got AI stuff, astral projection, lots of dubiously interpreted psychology, sci-fi, religious cults, reincarnation, mystery, romance(?!), and more. And up until the very end I didn't feel the show suffered from the inclusion of all of it. They also did a really great job of creating an unsettling and creepy atmosphere at points. I liked the way each episode opened with shots of the characters talking but with the audio replaced with distorted radio chatter, and how each episode ended with random explanations of paranormal or psychology topics. Also Miyako is an absolute treasure and I loved every minute that she and her sexy lips were on screen. I'm just disappointed that the show never went anywhere with the implied romance between her and Taro. And I'm surely not going to forget the OP anytime soon, it's become one of my favorites.
Anonymous 07/06/19 (Sat) 12:14:22 No. 31070
Speaking of The Blue Hearts, the first episode of Araburu Kisetsu no Otome-domo yo puts one of their songs to good use for a quite nice climactic scene. Forgive the off-topic post - this anime is only three months away from being noncurrent after all!
Anonymous 07/26/19 (Fri) 10:16:24 No. 31494
That's how that blurry panoramic fisheye opening of this week's Joshikosei no Mudazukai made me feel.
Anonymous 08/13/19 (Tue) 17:20:16 No. 31816
On paper, Uchuu Senkan Yamamoto Youko sounds amazing. You like old Shaft? This is Shaft so old it isn't even Shaft, but you've got Shinbo being his good old poor self, with character designs by Watanabe Akio (Monogatari, Grisaia, TWGOK - yup, those delicious curled-up lips you're thinking of). And you've got cute girls fighting it out on space battleships, and one of them is voiced by Hayashibara Megumi which is nice because you don't get a lot of that these days. Something'd have to go very wrong for this not to be one of the best anime ever, right?
So what is it that goes so wrong? Firstly, the battles. The ships fly around and pewpew each other for a while until a main character decides to use her trademark move, which wins the battle. In fairness, I think Youko does something clever once or twice, but most of the time her much praised fighting skills are limited to firing a beam weapon with a long charging time which other ships aren't equipped with. What else? Well, the characters don't have a lot going for them. Even the main ones are one-dimensional: Youko is daring, Madoka is a joke. There are some interesting dynamics here and there, but characters clearly aren't a priority here. I think that's it for the big flaws. The plot's fine (it's just that I can't give a shit, because of the characters and battles). Visually, it isn't as intense as Shinbo's trademark works but it's quite nice. But I'm struggling to finish it, and I can't recommend it even though I'd like to.
Anonymous 08/19/19 (Mon) 22:13:33 No. 31894
Myth and roid are a bit one-note and they're also incredibly fucking loud
icicle !XUD2SrdQUY 08/19/19 (Mon) 22:44:06 No. 31895
never watched the old boogiepop but the new one was annoying to watch and it only got worse from ep to ep
Anonymous 08/22/19 (Thu) 03:17:21 No. 31920
Weren't most of the Moomin series produced mainly in Japan? I think the 90s one most people think of was the first one to even be aired outside Japan.
yuyu !shikiX2qYo 08/25/19 (Sun) 05:04:23 No. 31978
I am watching Welcome to the NHK again now that I am a lot older. I thought I related to this show in school but it is on a whole other level now.
Anonymous 08/25/19 (Sun) 06:09:14 No. 31979
Misaki is the villain. Be careful not to get charmed by her.
yuyu !shikiX2qYo 08/25/19 (Sun) 06:10:23 No. 31980
I only vaguely remember the specific ways in which Misaki is messed up, no spoilers please.
I still want a cute emotionally damaged girl to try and rescue me though…
Anonymous 08/25/19 (Sun) 06:16:17 No. 31981
Go rescue a cute emotionally damaged girl instead.
Anonymous 08/25/19 (Sun) 12:35:55 No. 31985
>>31980 >I still want a cute emotionally damaged girl to try and rescue me though…
Why do so many idiots miss the entire point of Welcome to the NHK?
Anonymous 08/25/19 (Sun) 13:15:57 No. 31986
What is the point?
icicle !XUD2SrdQUY 08/25/19 (Sun) 13:28:01 No. 31988
something about believing in yourself
Anonymous 08/25/19 (Sun) 13:47:48 No. 31989
The point is that you are the only one who can improve your situation. No girl will magically come to save you, no person you used to go to school with, no friends, etc. Misaki did not EVER try to "rescue" Satou, and anyone who thinks she did does not have a brain.
Anonymous 08/25/19 (Sun) 15:52:07 No. 31994
Depends which version. Anon is right about the anime but if you read the book the conclusion is more hopeless and nihilistic and the message of the manga basically you should just kill yourself now if you seek human interaction because there only bad people in the world and you, dear reader, are the worst of them all.
Anonymous 08/25/19 (Sun) 17:04:55 No. 31995
So I finished Boogiepop 2019.
The story is so much easier to grasp than Boogiepop Phantom. However, I'm not completely on board with many of the decisions they took in the 2019 version. The approach in Phantom is much better at building suspense and intrigue. It makes you ask a lot of questions, most of which end up not getting an answer (and the anime does an ok job at making you ask yourself if those unanswered questions really need an answer). One of those questions relates to Echoes. Phantom hints at it while 2019 spills the beans completely. I feel the fights carry a lot more weight when you barely get to see them rather than show these folks running on light poles at 100mph. I much prefer Phantom's policy: don't show - mention; if you have to show - show very briefly. We barely get to see my good friend Nagi Kirima fight in Phantom. All we know is that she's an unusual person who is on par with the freaks, evolved humans and can even put up a fight against Boogiepop herself. Seeing her fight in 2019 isn't terrible, there's some good fighting scenes, but credibility is lost when she looks so less tougher relative to other people her age than she looks like in Phantom. Even still, no loss of suspension of disbelief hits harder than seeing her 15 year-old half-brother single-handedly knock out a bunch of much older thugs, all on his own. That's the moment I stopped taking 2019 as seriously as Phantom. Boogiepop 2019 answers all the questions quite clearly and, when compared to Phantom, sometimes that's great and sometimes it isn't. It's nice to know about Nagi's backstory (and her way of fighting as a middle schooler is a lot more believable than her little brother at the same age), but Echoes feels contrived. In Phantom you get the feeling that you don't really need to know this stuff; in 2019, once you're explained the details, you realize the writer couldn't properly think something up and went with whatever equivalent of WIZARDS! he could think of. I haven't read the novels but after watching 2019 I get the strong impression the author has no idea how to move the story forward. This assuming Boogiepop 2019 is a faithful LN adaptation, unlike the "what if" scenario presented in Phantom.
yuyu !shikiX2qYo 08/25/19 (Sun) 17:05:33 No. 31996
For gods sake, I was making a joke and on top of that I don't remember the show that well, hence why I am rewatching it. She does literally say "I'm here to rescue you" in the first episode. I do also remember that's not her real goal and she is actually more messed up than Sato is but I don't recall how, as I said.
Anonymous 08/25/19 (Sun) 17:07:41 No. 31997 >>31995
Mind you, I'm not a fan of needless obscurantism. I despise serial experiments Lain and, if you ask me, Lain could learn a lot from the storytelling in Phantom. Phantom provides all the necessary information to understand the setting, the characters and their motivations. Lain tries, fails, throws plot devices and meaningless technobabble at you and expects you not to notice it's heading off a cliff. I mention Lain because of how visually similar both Phantom and Lain can be at times. It almost feels like Lain cheated Phantom of the popularity it deserves but, on the other hand, I'm glad Phantom escaped the fate of having an insufferable fanbase.
The scope feels so much more condensed in 2019 too. Things happen too quick, to the same people, in the same part of town. Phantom has a lot of characters coming from the same high school as well, but they hardly know each other, them passing each other by sometimes being the hook for the beginning of the next episode. There's recurring characters in Phantom but unlike 2019 they're not the focus. Rather, they're a foundation you never realize is keeping the story together until the climax.
Anonymous 08/25/19 (Sun) 17:09:42 No. 31998
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I'm a little sad none of the seiyuu in Phantom makes a comeback for 2019. Checking MAL made me believe Shinpei Kuroda was played by the same guy, but MAL objectively sucks and they haven't credited Atsushi Miyauchi for his performance in 2019 yet. I won't blame Boogiepop 2019 for not bringing anyone back, though. It was almost 20 years ago. I am tempted to blame Boogiepop 2019 for the delivery of their Seiyuu but, again, it's a widespread cultural thing these days to have everyone, form baby to old man, have a clear, trained, theatrical voice rather than aim for realism.
And boy, does 2019 shove Wagner down your throat from start to finish. I get it's Boogiepop's song but its overuse (and Boogiepop's synth whistling) is the perfect example of everything I've described concerning 2019's story: show too much and it stops being special.
Boogiepop Phantom is a detective story and a supernatural thriller. Boogiepop 2019 feels like a light novel adaptation for teenagers and young adults. Squint just a little and you could pass it off as a Persona entry. And for something of that caliber, you need to lower your expectations to levels I didn't expect I'd have to stoop, having come out of Phantom. Boogiepop 2019 wins in visual design, sound design (I still like Phantom's OP better…), production values and episode count, but that crisp, shiny exterior covers a mediocre story. It's not bad but it pales in comparison to Phantom's.
Thank you for reading. Attached is a webm I made from the self lezz-out in Boogiepop 2019's OP.
yuyu !shikiX2qYo 08/25/19 (Sun) 17:09:55 No. 31999
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forgot my image
Sounds like a great way to get a restraining order…
Anonymous 08/25/19 (Sun) 17:51:28 No. 32001
I only read the manga, if I had read the anime maybe my life would've been better.
icicle !XUD2SrdQUY 08/25/19 (Sun) 19:32:01 No. 32004
>I am watching Welcome to the NHK again that's usually a sign of depression you okay yuyu? are you sad about your bust size?
yuyu !shikiX2qYo 08/25/19 (Sun) 19:34:30 No. 32005
I am indeed watching it to see how much more closely I relate to it than I did 10 years ago.
>you okay yuyu?
Nope! But I can assure you it has nothing to do with my bust size…
Yuno !UKC.wUZpaE 08/25/19 (Sun) 19:42:08 No. 32006
you don't relate to it at all, stop with the pity party
yuyu !shikiX2qYo 08/25/19 (Sun) 19:47:04 No. 32007
Rude. I'm not saying it's 1 for 1 the same stuff but I'm pretty sure a lot of people can relate to the themes in that show.
Anonymous 08/25/19 (Sun) 19:48:53 No. 32008
You should watch it on LSD that's always a good time
yuyu !shikiX2qYo 08/25/19 (Sun) 19:51:42 No. 32009
Drugs are for losers.
But if I ever did any it would be psychedelics for the chance I could talk to my figures or some shit.
Yuno !UKC.wUZpaE 08/25/19 (Sun) 19:59:11 No. 32010
yes yes, i see you can now relate even more to the "satou downloading child pornography" part
Anonymous 08/25/19 (Sun) 20:11:52 No. 32011
Better to be a loser than a blogger.
yuyu !shikiX2qYo 08/25/19 (Sun) 20:16:23 No. 32012
Although I did used to be paranoid about downloading loli doujins for no real reason
I meant the dropping out of college and having to deal with late bills and stuff parts. Also being older and having less hope for your future and stuff.
And you can cry pity party all you like, it's not as if the #1 thing people talk about with this show isn't how it relates to their own lives…
Yuno !UKC.wUZpaE 08/25/19 (Sun) 20:27:10 No. 32013
no, generally with anime people talk about the work itself and don't make it a "wow he's just like me"
and general things that every adult feels?
you don't relate to Satou because you live with friends, you HAVE friends, you have a social life, you have a job, you presumably have a family who cares about you, you're not so apathetic towards your life that food and trash is strewn everywhere, you don't lie to people about yourself because the real you is hilariously pathetic, you don't have delusions of grandeur, you don't blame others for all of the reasons your life sucks, and you don't go long periods of time not talking to people to where you find it hard to communicate to human beings on a basic level,
you may not believe this about yourself, but YOU are a normalfag
there is nothing in your situation, at least from what you've posted about on my website that is anywhere near the level of depravity that Satou lives in
people who say that they "relate" to Welcome to the NHK are generally just looking to feel sorry for themselves
you met someone on this website who saved you from your social isolation. how can you say that you relate to him lmao
Anonymous 08/25/19 (Sun) 20:40:30 No. 32014
>>32013 >you don't lie to people about yourself because the real you is hilariously pathetic, you don't have delusions of grandeur
Whoa… He's just like me…
And I haven't even watched welcome to the NHK!
icicle !XUD2SrdQUY 08/25/19 (Sun) 21:33:02 No. 32017
turn that frown upside down!
Yuno !UKC.wUZpaE 08/25/19 (Sun) 23:22:07 No. 32021
this reminded me that back in 2015 we used to have a board for NEETs
completely unrelated to your post but yeah we had an entire NEET blog board lol
yuyu !shikiX2qYo 08/25/19 (Sun) 23:52:30 No. 32022
Fair enough, and you are mostly right. I disagree that I am a "normalfag" though, and none of that means I can't be depressed or hate my life or find similarities between myself and the attitude of a character in a TV show.
Perhaps I will be told I am enjoying things wrong here but I find that I enjoy media more when I can relate parts of it to my own life or feelings or experiences, even if only in an abstract way.
Anonymous 08/26/19 (Mon) 01:47:12 No. 32024
Is the blogging over?
yuyu !shikiX2qYo 08/26/19 (Mon) 03:55:37 No. 32028
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I watched Kiki's delivery service on a whim since I hadn't seen it since watching the dub on VHS as a kid. Lovely movie and Kiki is super adorable. I particularly liked the themes of Kiki learning about how the world works through interacting with the city and struggling to maintain her positive attitude afterwards. As always with these older animated movies I am blown away with how well animated they are. Also I was pleasantly surprised to hear both insert songs from Yumi Arai, just a few days after posting about her music on /z/!
yuyu !shikiX2qYo 08/26/19 (Mon) 03:56:33 No. 32029
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Also this scene where she has a heart-to-heart with the painter girl about motivation was one of the coziest things I've ever seen
Anonymous 08/27/19 (Tue) 06:01:38 No. 32038
If I recall correctly this suddenly turns into a board game show.
Anonymous 08/27/19 (Tue) 06:35:34 No. 32041
Please don't confuse some stupid tabletop RPG with board games, thank you.
>>32037 MC and the crab girk fuck each other's brains out in the LNs not long after the point where the anime ends. There's a whole subplot about how her insatiable sex drive is wearing out his heart or something I think.
The accountant is best girl.
Anonymous 08/27/19 (Tue) 06:38:38 No. 32042
Oh yeah since it's you I suggest you don't read that spoiler until after you're done with the show.
Anonymous 08/27/19 (Tue) 07:09:15 No. 32043
This looks amazing. Time to read the manga.
Anonymous 08/27/19 (Tue) 10:09:01 No. 32044
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The crab is the only real reason to watch the show honestly
yuyu !shikiX2qYo 08/27/19 (Tue) 17:50:52 No. 32047
>>32042 >since it's you
What is that supposed to mean?!
I didn't like her at first and like I said her gag kinda wears on me sometimes but she is kinda cute, especially some of the noises she makes. MC is extremely gay for not just having s*x with her though.
Uwah this looks cool! I have been going to board game night at my local game store recently so it'd be cool to see some of the games we play in an anime.
Anonymous 08/27/19 (Tue) 23:36:44 No. 32056
I liked this anime when it was airing. I wish that it got a second season but I know that'll never happen. It's been long enough that I don't really remember what happened and at the time the LNs were not translated (still not sure if they are) so I lost track of it. I need to learn Japanese.
Anonymous 09/05/19 (Thu) 18:22:34 No. 32176
I tried to watch the Tsukihime anime for all of 2 episodes before dropping it. I can't say what exactly was so bad about it, but it just felt really weird. All the characters felt like flat cardboard cutouts of their real selves. The pacing was monotonous and horrible. Surprisingly, they kept it pretty accurate to the VN storyline as far as I had seen but it just bothered me to watch it. I didn't even save a single screenshot.
Anonymous 09/14/19 (Sat) 17:38:11 No. 32331
You're describing my experience with kara no kyoukai. What a bland, boring mess. I tried watching it two times but always lose interest in what's supposed to be the climatic fight scene that fails to have any tension or stakes.
Anonymous 09/14/19 (Sat) 18:54:10 No. 32332 >>32331
The climatic fight scenes generally aren't actually climatic, except for maybe the one with Fujinon. None of the others are really climaxes, more like foregone conclusions. Nasu also injected a ton of pseudointellectual shit into KnK 5 especially.
That said, you watch KnK for Shiki, nothing else.
Anonymous 09/20/19 (Fri) 17:46:57 No. 32426
I didn't realize that Maidragon had a second season planned until now. Takemoto was a brilliant director, in all honesty the source material wasn't great but he managed to turn it into a decent anime. May he rest in peace.
Anonymous 09/24/19 (Tue) 15:44:03 No. 32502
Wait, are they going to produce it without him? Or are you saying it's been cancelled since the utter fucking loon went and toasted Kyoani?
Anonymous 09/24/19 (Tue) 15:53:41 No. 32505
There are no news from Kyoani as yet, at best production will be delayed to a later date but I fear it might be scrapped altogether.
Anonymous 09/24/19 (Tue) 16:06:42 No. 32508
Rest in fucking peace
I seriously can't understand what would drive someone to do that
It's not as if the people being paid peanuts to draw are responsible for whatever his grudge against the executives are
Anonymous 09/24/19 (Tue) 16:54:57 No. 32512
They said they haven't outright scrapped any projects but they lost a ton of material at the studio on top of the immeasurable human loss. No way to know what the future holds for them yet.
yuyu !shikiX2qYo 09/24/19 (Tue) 21:45:15 No. 32539
I forgot to post my thoughts after finishing this show. It's been awhile so my impressions are not so fresh in my mind but I'll say what I remember.
Overall I think it works way better as an ad for the LN than as an actual anime. It ended pretty unsatisfactorily in my opinion. And I did find it weird how pretty much the whole way through it kept rapid-fire swapping between lewd comedy, serious relationship drama, and board games (???). The accountant was pretty great. I am sad we didn't see more of the reverse trap imouto, if anything would get me into the LN it would be her having more of a role than she seemed to. I think the best thing I have to say about it is that most of the characters grew on me and went from sigh-inducing to relatively likeable by the end of the show.
I am still not sure why I specifically should not have read the spoiler in >>32041…
Anonymous 09/26/19 (Thu) 22:21:48 No. 32585
Most of these adaptations actually are just advertisements for the LNs. The books bring in way more than the anime and they don't usually expect the anime to make a profit at all.
yuyu !shikiX2qYo 09/27/19 (Fri) 00:49:15 No. 32586
Yeah. Honestly for me hearing something is an anime original is a big draw just because I don't like the idea that something might be being produced with the mindset that it should be an advertisement rather than an actual product. Lack of satisfactory endings especially get me. I know the answer to that complaint is "read more manga/LNs" but that doesn't mean that anime needs to be a secondary product so often.
I wish it weren't the case.
Anonymous 10/02/19 (Wed) 07:01:47 No. 32623
I don't really mind. It just means the Japanese popular fiction publishing industry is still strong and has mass appeal. An adaptation of any work is going to inevitably rely on the source material, whether or not it can stand a complete work of its own. Half-assed LN adaptations are kind of overcrowding the market and I think there's growing malaise towards the trend but at the same time there's more anime being produced now than there ever was in the past so there's plenty of space for good standalone, if not original, works. Whether there actually are very many of those is a matter of opinion though.
Anonymous 10/02/19 (Wed) 11:38:05 No. 32626
jesus look at the belly on her
the clothes like are vacuum sealed or something all the way into her navel button and so tight on her boobs that it goes inside the cleavage
that must be unbearably painful to wear unless she's a leper or something and just can't feel anymore
Anonymous 11/05/19 (Tue) 07:23:28 No. 33257
Watching Amanchu gave me a big dumb smile to my face
Anonymous 11/16/19 (Sat) 02:59:19 No. 33493
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On a whim I rewatched GJ-Bu today. I hadn't forgotten how good it is but gosh dang is it good. A strong cast, good pacing and a genuine sense of time passing by, all with excellent art and sound direction. It was early Dogakobo at their best.
I feel kind of melancholy now though. 2013 feels like such a long time ago for some reason. I know I said the same thing about 2006 then but still.
Anonymous 11/16/19 (Sat) 21:47:41 No. 33497
Ah crap I must have had my GJbu on my busted hard drive
I mean, 2013 was seven years ago. It IS a long time ago.
Anonymous 11/20/19 (Wed) 02:57:07 No. 33539
No thread for it and since it's technically still unaired I'll just post here to say that having endured a couple of subpar seasons, I'm excited to hear that there will be a new Dogakobo SoL and Masaaki Yuasa feature!
Anonymous 11/20/19 (Wed) 03:16:46 No. 33540
Full length anime or…?
Anonymous 11/20/19 (Wed) 03:57:35 No. 33544
I can't deal with all the shorts
Anonymous 12/16/19 (Mon) 10:11:33 No. 34026
He probably just didn't think to, like how people don't realize the value of backups until they lose a hard drive.
Anonymous 12/16/19 (Mon) 13:29:00 No. 34029
Subs on trailers by the distributors/studios themselves.
ANIME IS DEAD
yuyu !shikiX2qYo 12/18/19 (Wed) 03:49:22 No. 34067
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I'm actually watching SSR too, and really loving it so far. Can't believe it took me so long to watch because it's reminding me a lot of many of my favorite shows. The episode where they go to the temple and talk about why people might have built it was fantastic, and the atmosphere and worldbuilding in general has been top notch so far. The scene where they imagine what living in a normal home might be like was surprisingly emotional as well. I dunno why but I expecting the setting to be a lot more mundane and I'm thrilled that it's so interesting. I really haven't enjoyed watching an anime this much in a while.
yuyu !shikiX2qYo 12/18/19 (Wed) 04:29:38 No. 34068
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Samachan broke my mp4?
Anonymous 12/18/19 (Wed) 04:33:51 No. 34071
Can confirm the other one is unplayable, weird
yuyu !shikiX2qYo 12/18/19 (Wed) 04:37:17 No. 34072
Kinda sad that a certain other imageboard spoiled the ending of the manga for me back when this was airing, oh well. I know the anime doesn't adapt the whole thing so I don't have to worry about seeing THAT.
Hm, plays fine for me in mpv. Who knows…
Yuno !UKC.wUZpaE 12/18/19 (Wed) 04:56:18 No. 34073
>>34072 >Kinda sad that a certain other imageboard spoiled the ending of the manga for me
you deserved it
yuyu !shikiX2qYo 12/18/19 (Wed) 07:43:36 No. 34074
>>34073 >you deserved it
Anonymous 12/19/19 (Thu) 05:16:49 No. 34085
I like the parts where yuu almost murders chi-chan and plays it off as a joke.
yuyu !shikiX2qYo 12/19/19 (Thu) 06:36:25 No. 34086
It kinda bothered me how relatively OK Chi was with having her point a loaded gun at her for the lols
Anonymous 12/19/19 (Thu) 08:06:09 No. 34087
Turning my friend into minced meat LMAO.
Anonymous 12/22/19 (Sun) 15:58:27 No. 34136
Xabungle is pretty fucking funny. I should buy the BD one day. It's ridiculously cheap for some reason.
Anonymous 12/31/19 (Tue) 23:55:07 No. 34295
Just finished Haibane Renmei. 5 minutes to midnight.
May everyone have a happy new decade.
yuyu !shikiX2qYo 01/01/20 (Wed) 00:34:13 No. 34296
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Super awesome, I was waiting for this post! Happy new year anonymous. What did you think of it?
Anonymous 01/01/20 (Wed) 01:20:45 No. 34300
I'll try and talk about it at length tomorrow.
Anonymous 01/01/20 (Wed) 14:21:56 No. 34313
I watched LoGH knowig 90% of the story beforehand and it made me a true believer that great stories still get to you even if you know how they end. However, Haibane Renmei is one of those special pieces of art that deserves special treatment. Spoilers out of respect rather than necessity.
It feels like fate had a hand in my watching of this anime. Even the fact the anime plot reaches its climax in the new year's celebrations. Suffice to say, I related to extreme amounts with the characters. The theme of the circle of sin articulated something I've felt many times but couldn't properly express, but I feel like I've heard something similar to it before. I may have become overly sensitive over the years. Anything with a slight bit of sentimentality seems to be enough to make me cry these days, so Haibane Renmei played my heart strings like a Paganini every single episode. The anime never explicitly says it's about death, but there's strong implications. On the other hand, if I really want to be pretentious, I could say it's about life, about moving on, moving forward. The anime is definitely trying to reach out to viewers, specially the otaku type who've given up on society. I think mostly everyone can say they are a mix of Rakka and Reki. It's not like I don't know there's people who'd miss me if I was gone, but I haven't felt it so strongly. In a sense, I am closed off from the rest of the world, as most people are, in their own sense. It doesn't help that I'm a stuck-up asshole with unrealistic expectations for interpersonal relationships. Which leads me to how much I also identify with Reki. I have never really revolted the way she tried, but I've had my fair share of betrayal and being left behind. In my own way, my approach to daily life is similar to Reki's, as is everyone's in their own way. In the end, it's sincerity that saves the day. One last attempt at trust, exposing vulnerabilities, and it finally pays off.
Anonymous 01/01/20 (Wed) 14:26:24 No. 34314 >>34313
This is definitely an anime of the 00s. There is some use of digital techniques but for the most part it's hand-drawn. The episode previews are made in 3DCG and they're quite goofy and self-aware, though they can be quite endearing and have an otherworldly feeling to them when they're previews for more serious episodes. I think the anime would take advantage of a couple extra episodes but on the other hand I feel like it had the exact right amount of episodes. There's some moments where the animation is off but I can't help look at it with endearment. There's the use of some pretty cliché shots as well, like a shot of Rakka reading something but, again, it's hard to not see those with endearment when they're tools that have long since fallen out of use. I wonder how many more anime of this time period feel strangely fresh because of these idiosyncrasies. The story follows the pattern of telling you only what you need to know to follow the story, leaving other details to interpretation (but do you really need to know them?).
I'm glad I got to watch such a great piece of art at the ending of the year. It's an experience that I will remember fondly as the closing of a chapter in my life.
Anonymous 01/01/20 (Wed) 16:41:09 No. 34315
Haibane Renmei has been on my backlog for like a decade. I should probably watch it.
icicle !XUD2SrdQUY 01/01/20 (Wed) 17:11:27 No. 34316
yuyu !shikiX2qYo 01/01/20 (Wed) 18:20:04 No. 34318
>>34313 Glad I'm not the only person who cries like a baby at nearly every episode of this show. And I'm also supremely happy that you were able to relate to it so strongly, as that's one of the things I like most about the show. It's interesting that you more strongly related to Reki while I mostly related to Rakka, especially in the later episodes where she reveals more about her insecurities. I too find the themes of trust, forgiveness, and revealing your vulnerabilities really well handled. I think part of the genius of the show is how it puts those themes forward in such a non-melodramatic, relatable, and honest way, in part by expertly tying the rules of the world as well as the characters into them. It's in sharp contrast to the way a lot of anime handles such things where it relies on plot contrivances and unbelievable characters to talk about those themes. Rakka and Reki feel like real people and not archetypes. To say a bit about a subject you didn't mention but I'm sure you noticed: the world the show takes place in. It's probably the shows strongest point in my opinion and I'm always shocked at how mysterious and beautiful and downright weird it is. It really perfectly captures the atmosphere of a serene, dreamlike, purgatory, and throughout the show there are all these little hints that forces neither you nor the characters are meant to fully understand are at play. The arbitrary rules of the Haibane Renmei, the Toga, and the Haibane themselves, the censored books in the library, the bizarre scenes inside the wall, the way the Day of Flight works, and so on. My personal favorite moments of worldbuilding are the episode where they restore the book (I tear up every time at that shit) and the scenes of Rakka inside the wall.
yuyu !shikiX2qYo 01/01/20 (Wed) 18:20:48 No. 34319
Oops, my post was too long. Here's pretension: the post: part 2
As a side note I thought it was really cool how they related the idea of a "normal" birth as compared to a Haibane's entrance into the world when Rakka speaks to the pregnant woman. And something about the concept of the Day of Flight really hits me and I'm not sure what but the idea of feeling some otherwordly pull to "move on" and being physically/mentally unable to tell anyone about it is just really interesting to me. But I could talk all day about all the little things I liked about it and I'm already in tl;dr territory.
Interesting note: a lot of people have speculated about the show trying to make a religious (specifically christian) statement of some sort, but Abe has said the angel outfits were just an aesthetic choice, and he wasn't intending to make a specific spiritual or religious message, but rather one about what he thinks of as a "higher power" or "god" or "something called life". I'd recommend watching this interview, it's pretty neat.
yuyu !shikiX2qYo 01/01/20 (Wed) 18:22:12 No. 34320
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And I didn't even mention the OST! It's fantastic too, suffice to say.
Anonymous 01/01/20 (Wed) 20:30:15 No. 34321
I also watched Haibane Renmei recently, although I wasn't particularly moved, unlike you guys. For a number of reasons it just didn't click with me, although I do think it generally did a very good job of what it wanted to do. If I had an actual criticism to make, it'd be this: a certain character (
Kuu) is put to great use to drive the plot, and especially the MC, forward, but in my view, by the time this becomes a thing, their relationship wasn't established well enough to justify it. It certainly doesn't help that I didn't like her, but I do think that bit's a little rushed. I agree that the ambiance and world building are the show's strongest or at least most prominent points. It is noteworthy that the story doesn't need this much world building, as its main points, discussed above, could be told just fine without the fantastic elements. But the anime wants a certain atmosphere and aesthetics to go with its main themes and it goes to some lengths to achieve them. I think a lot of people can appreciate this anime, but especially people who value these aspects ought to love it. This should include people who were captivated by the odd melancholy in Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou, for example, and people who decide to try Sora no Woto for its 10th anniversary and feel drawn to the unaddressed background details.
Anonymous 01/01/20 (Wed) 21:50:19 No. 34322 >>34318 >To say a bit about a subject you didn't mention but I'm sure you noticed: the world the show takes place in. It's probably the shows strongest point in my opinion and I'm always shocked at how mysterious and beautiful and downright weird it is.
Absolutely, but to me the setting is more like a vehicle for character interaction/development. It's not the focus. It has a strong foundation as far as worldbuilding is concerned but there's enough flexibility for there to exist whatever is necessary for characters to interact/grow/overcome
no better example of this exists than the new year's traditions
. Like I said, there's mystery and some clues, but do you really need to know the answers to enjoy the anime? Rather than a component that keeps you watching, it's something that adds to the enjoyment by letting you speculate and compel you to rewatch to see if you missed anything. It's the second anime of this period that I recently watched that does this extremely well.
I wonder if people have already deciphered the writing/sign language.
. I will say that I'm glad they took the approach they took as I think the anime benefited from
being able to interact with normal people. I was wondering if they were gonna establish that the characters are indeed dead but they didn't
Mind you, I'm not talking about the things that make part of the main story, like
the significance of dreams, the meaning of black feathers, Reki's relationship with Hyohko and other things that are introduced and properly explained as otherwise the plot couldn't progress. >when Rakka speaks to the pregnant woman
It would have been a missed opportunity if they didn't. Then again, this is one of those moments that seemed tailor-made for that payoff
She doesn't feel like a plot device, though. She feels like an actual character.
Hikari reminded me of the anon who raved about a meganekko's design in GuP. I agree that this type of design appears to have gone out of fashion.
Anonymous 01/01/20 (Wed) 22:07:07 No. 34323 >>34321 >I also watched Haibane Renmei recently, although I wasn't particularly moved, unlike you guys.
Oh there's plenty of blogtastic reasons why it did for me. Were I to watch this some six years earlier it wouldn't have it me the way it has.
>a certain character It is stated that they interacted off-screen a whole lot more than the anime shows us.
This is one of the reasons why part of me feels the anime could have benefited from a couple more episodes, but it didn't really bother me. I know it's a cheap cop-out to say
"And then they interacted lots and became bestest buddies MOVING ON"
but, again, I didn't mind it.
Besides, everyone else had their own way of reacting to Kuu's flight and they interacted with Kuu a whole lot. Kuu was the youngest of the Haibane and they couldn't "protect" her, she matured and became a model for them all to follow. In my opinion, Kuu's flight is a lot more damaging to Reki than it is to Rakka, as proved by Rakka overcoming her sin so much quicker than Reki ever could, which only adds to the damage to Reki's self-esteem. Kuu is the plot device to get Rakka working as a plot device for Reki. >I think a lot of people can appreciate this anime, but especially people who value these aspects ought to love it. This should include people who were captivated by the odd melancholy in Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou
I'd say the themes in Haibane Renmei are completely dissonant to the themes in shoujo shuumatsu ryokou. From an aesthetic sensibility this might get people's attention but anyone getting in one of those anime coming from the other expecting something similar will be very disappointed. Pic kind of related.
Anonymous 01/01/20 (Wed) 22:15:05 No. 34324
Oops! Forgot to add:
>>34323 >Were I to watch this some six years earlier it wouldn't have it me the way it has.
I would have still liked it but the themes wouldn't resonate as hard. I'd go so far as to say it was a cathartic experience.
>>34319 >Interesting note: a lot of people have speculated about the show trying to make a religious (specifically christian) statement of some sort, but Abe has said the angel outfits were just an aesthetic choice, and he wasn't intending to make a specific spiritual or religious message
That's the feeling I got from the start.
The practicality of using the halo forger as research material for a new pastry was a funny moment that reinforced this
yuyu !shikiX2qYo 01/02/20 (Thu) 03:33:45 No. 34327
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Having this much Haibane Renmei talk is the best New Years gift I could have asked for!
Can we talk about
the crows? I came to the personal conclusion that they were "echoes" of some kind, of the people the Haibane knew in their past lives, reaching towards them across the wall (which I assume is as much a physical wall as it is a spiritual/supernatural one). But one thing specifically I never can reconcile or come up with fanon I'm happy with is: why does Kana hate the crows so much? If you'll allow me to get into some theorycrafting about an 18-year-old anime, maybe she was in a rebellious phase and didn't get along with her loved ones/family before her death/Haibaneficiation? Or maybe they're echoes of people who were abusive to her? Could this cause her to become sin-bound? What do you guys think? >>34321
I kinda agree about that certain character and her arc feeling rushed but like anonymous said it doesn't bother me or detract from the show as a whole.
>Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou, for example, and people who decide to try Sora no Woto for its 10th anniversary
SnW is my other "favorite anime" and SSR is sneaking its way up there the more I think about it. They're all different thematically but they have things in common in regards to the way they tell their stories and having an atmosphere of "comfy, weird, melancholy" for lack of a better way to describe it. Is "物の哀れ" appropriate here? I'm not smart enough to say so, but maybe that's the secret ingredient all these shows have in common.
I totally agree that the shows world is there as a vehicle for the characters, they really work in concert in my opinion. I'm just more personally drawn to it than the characters, but only by a tiny amount.
>Like I said, there's mystery and some clues, but do you really need to know the answers to enjoy the anime?
Totally not, in fact I think the anime is way stronger for not giving answers to certain things and only explaining the plot relevant ones you mentioned. Like I said, those arbitrary and unexplained add so much to the atmosphere and play with the idea of a "higher power" that Abe wanted to convey.
>Hikari reminded me of the anon who raved about a meganekko's design in GuP. I agree that this type of design appears to have gone out of fashion.
Hikari is a BIG cute!
yuyu !shikiX2qYo 01/02/20 (Thu) 03:36:21 No. 34328
File: 1477519575545.jpg (806.71 KB, 845x1200) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Oh and if you guys like old and still semi-active fan sites like I do, here you go:
Their forum is still getting posts!
Anonymous 01/02/20 (Thu) 21:36:52 No. 34339
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I might blog a bit here, sorry guys. I'm just a lurker but saw you discussing Haibane Renmei and I can't help wanting to chime in.
I first watched this wonderful anime early in 2019 and had a very similar experience, I never believed a piece of media could move me so much but Haibane Renmei seeped right into my soul and unlocked something.
I'm still trying to figure out what I need to do but I feel like I've broken out of my own circle. I saw a lot of myself in Rakka, though I definitely understand Reki's feelings of abandonment, and seeing them resolve their issues has inspired me so much. >>34318
I'm happy to hear I'm not the only one that sobs so much while watching this, I rarely see people talk about the book recital and that scene really gets to me too.
The idea that the Haibane, or at least Rakka, believe their existence is a happy little mistake both breaks my heart and somehow puts me at ease at the same time, it's such a beautiful little story. >>34323 While I am also disappointed that they didn't seem to interact much there are a couple of subtle indications that Kuu's always looking out for Rakka, for example when they first went to town Kuu noticed straight away that Rakka was uncomfortable with her raggedy dress. Honestly though, if I could add a few episodes in the middle somewhere I'd want a bit more of Rakka and Reki bonding over their sinbound status before she falls into the well. >>34327 I think Kana's just a bit tsundere with the crows. She does find them a nuisance but I suspect she believes in the story of how they carry lost memories over the wall going by her blushing at the top of the clock tower. She's the mechanical stereotype character of the cast so she probably puts on a bit of an act to keep her cool appearance up. There's definitely something special about the crows though, I doubt they're all like Rakka's skeleton but there's certainly more to them than "just a bird"
I recall seeing a few in-depth looks into the secondary Haibane in the CFF forum you linked. Of course they're all fan theories too but they really helped me appreciate characters like Hikari and Kana a lot more than I could by myself. That forum is a real treasure, it's so nice to see their discussions from all the way back when the show was first airing to now.
icicle !XUD2SrdQUY 01/02/20 (Thu) 22:23:34 No. 34341
stop praising this show
it makes me doubt myself I saw 1.5 episodes and it bored me I'm never wrong
yuyu !shikiX2qYo 01/02/20 (Thu) 22:47:59 No. 34346
File: 1477644877941.jpg (704.45 KB, 845x1200) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. >>34339
Don't apologize, posters are better than lurkers after all, you should post more often!
>I think Kana's just a bit tsundere with the crows.
That's probably all it comes down to and I'm overthinking it yeah. She does seem the type to try and keep up a "cool" appearance. I do think they're one of the more interesting things in the setting though.
Jokes aside you really should give it another shot! If only to get in on the discussion while it's on everyone's mind. At worst you end up not liking it and can actually back up your reasons for why…
icicle !XUD2SrdQUY 01/02/20 (Thu) 22:56:14 No. 34350
see this is why you open a new thread
yuyu !shikiX2qYo 01/02/20 (Thu) 22:59:06 No. 34352
File: 1477439468065.png (441.25 KB, 514x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. >>34350
I didn't think anyone but me and anonymous would have much to say. Maybe I'll make a Yoshitoshi Abe thread and I can post about Texhnolyze there when I finally watch that.
Anonymous 01/02/20 (Thu) 23:23:14 No. 34362
I wonder if Despera is going to happen this decade…
Anonymous 01/02/20 (Thu) 23:32:15 No. 34366
File: 1500859296974.png (1.53 MB, 922x1280) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. >>34352
I'd definitely post in an ABe thread, good discussion for his non-Lain stuff is something I'm always looking for.
I'm optimistic that it'll happen. There was a tweet by Konaka in 2019 and ABe confirmed he's working on an animation on his patreon (though he wasn't specific so don't get your hopes up too high)
Anonymous 01/02/20 (Thu) 23:41:17 No. 34368
>>34352 >and I can post about Texhnolyze there when I finally watch that
I also have that one on my backlog, stream it whenever you get to it and invite me please
yuyu !shikiX2qYo 01/03/20 (Fri) 05:31:39 No. 34378
File: 1477664709530.jpg (321.42 KB, 800x1079) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. >>34368
Sounds like a plan!
I'll post about it in the ABe thread, or maybe make a new streaming thread if it feels appropriate. I miss the Samastreams.
Anonymous 01/12/20 (Sun) 03:28:24 No. 34758 >>34756
It surely has its good moments and I'm thankful the OVA format at least lets them show some basic stuff like nipples and butts, then again if it had one big flaw it's definitely the sameface problem and some QUALITY here and there but overall it's doing fine for such a series it seems. Ah yes yes, at least the girls aren't weak in the slightest and in fact pretty much do everything with Kojou just delivering the final blow. It makes me miss the battle harem era a bit, isekai overlaps but it just doesn't feel the same.
I'll also wait for Natsuki-chan getting fanged, it will come soon, I can feel it.
Anonymous 01/12/20 (Sun) 03:40:52 No. 34759
I don't like isekai much at all honestly. There's a handful of outliers (Log Horizon S1 and Youjo Senki for example), but most of it doesn't appeal much to me at all. I guess it's probably because I really hate MMOs so the usual template of stealing videogame mechanics doesn't have any sort of nostaglia or anything. Battle harems are usually fun as long as the girls are good.
>I'll also wait for Natsuki-chan getting fanged, it will come soon, I can feel it.
I want this so badly too.
Anonymous 01/12/20 (Sun) 04:07:00 No. 34761 >>34759
They're sort of limited compared to the battle harems too because they always go with the medieval setting, and I guess the modern overexploitation of the genre doesn't help either so I get where you're coming from.
I'm not really complaining about isekai because I've watched plenty and enjoyed those too but if I had to choose one yeah I would go with the battle academy ones in a heartbeat.
In the meanwhile I'll stay hopeful for the future.
Anonymous 01/12/20 (Sun) 05:10:03 No. 34764
On another note. The absolute lack of decent doujin for the series is absolutely criminal. With so many top-tier girls, you'd think someone would draw some stuff. Maybe we'll get lucky and next season will spark some more.
yuyu !shikiX2qYo 01/12/20 (Sun) 05:13:42 No. 34765
I watched some more Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryouko. The episode with the robot in the factory made me tear up a little. Second best one after the temple episode.
Anonymous 01/12/20 (Sun) 08:29:33 No. 34767
Are you bragging about not watching anime..? It isn't something to be prideful of. Be ashamed and stop mentioning it immediately.
Anonymous 01/12/20 (Sun) 11:36:44 No. 34768
Hah, you think you're cool? I've had Jungle Emperor on my backlog since 1952.
yuyu !shikiX2qYo 01/12/20 (Sun) 11:49:34 No. 34769
pfft, I don't even know what anime is. Casuals.
icicle !XUD2SrdQUY 01/12/20 (Sun) 12:36:31 No. 34770
Anime is hand-drawn and computer animation originating from or associated with Japan.
The word anime is the Japanese term for animation, which means all forms of animated media. Outside Japan, anime refers specifically to animation from Japan or as a Japanese-disseminated animation style often characterized by colorful graphics, vibrant characters and fantastical themes. The culturally abstract approach to the word's meaning may open up the possibility of anime produced in countries other than Japan. Many Westerners strictly view anime as a Japanese animation product. Some scholars suggest defining anime as specifically or quintessentially Japanese may be related to a new form of Orientalism. The earliest commercial Japanese animation dates to 1917, and Japanese anime production has since continued to increase steadily. The characteristic anime art style emerged in the 1960s with the works of Osamu Tezuka and spread internationally in the late twentieth century, developing a large domestic and international audience. Anime is distributed theatrically, by way of television broadcasts, directly to home media, and over the Internet. It is classified into numerous genres targeting diverse broad and niche audiences. Anime is a diverse art form with distinctive production methods and techniques that have been adapted over time in response to emergent technologies. It combines graphic art, characterization, cinematography, and other forms of imaginative and individualistic techniques. The production of anime focuses less on the animation of movement and more on the realism of settings as well as the use of camera effects, including panning, zooming, and angle shots. Being hand-drawn, anime is separated from reality by a crucial gap of fiction that provides an ideal path for escapism that audiences can immerse themselves into with relative ease. Diverse art styles are used and character proportions and features can be quite varied, including characteristically large emotive or realistically sized eyes.
Anonymous 01/12/20 (Sun) 21:16:02 No. 34782
I was trying to emphasize how long I'd been meaning to watch it and was proud I finally got to it.
I conflated the two, すみません.
Anonymous 01/13/20 (Mon) 03:55:43 No. 34813
>>34764 >>34798 https://www.doujinshi.org/browse/parody/4745/Strike-the-Blood/?age=2
There were a number of them. Some really popular series were airing concurrently though and Kancolle was exploding at the time. If I remember correctly a lot of shows around then got less fanwork than you'd have expected.
Anonymous 01/13/20 (Mon) 04:15:41 No. 34814
>>34813 >Chorosaka nante Iwanai de >has a -1 score
Who the fuck voted that and what the hell is wrong with them? That one is top-tier (three way Kirasaka and Yukina).
Anonymous 01/15/20 (Wed) 04:50:11 No. 34856
I would say it is very much worth reading the manga, even if you just read from the point of the submarine onward. The new series by the author is pretty good if you wish to check it out.
Anonymous 01/16/20 (Thu) 02:54:12 No. 34902
File: Youkai clip 2.mp4 (3.09 MB, 1072x714) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
I got to this one.
Gonna post some clips of it.
Anonymous 01/16/20 (Thu) 02:54:39 No. 34903
File: Youkai 5.mp4 (1.45 MB, 1920x1080) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Anonymous 01/16/20 (Thu) 02:57:42 No. 34905
File: Youkai clip 4.mp4 (2.89 MB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
yuyu !shikiX2qYo 01/16/20 (Thu) 03:05:13 No. 34907
Holy heck this girl is adorable
Anonymous 01/16/20 (Thu) 18:22:18 No. 34922
File: Youkai Disgust.png (278.94 KB, 512x617) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. >>34912
Kiitarou Shounen no Youkai Enikki
yuyu !shikiX2qYo 01/16/20 (Thu) 19:27:00 No. 34923
File: 310945.jpg (25.7 KB, 225x350) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Uwah this white haired loli girl is adorable too
How have I never heard of this show?
Anonymous 01/20/20 (Mon) 11:03:55 No. 35059 >>34962 >Breasts rule this world
I can imagine the voice of the guy saying something like "C-chichi-sama!"
Anonymous 01/22/20 (Wed) 01:24:28 No. 35075
>>35012 >I can imagine the voice of the guy saying something like "C-chichi-sama!"
there actually is a character named Chichi
Anonymous 02/02/20 (Sun) 07:28:04 No. 35301 >>34855
I finished watching this not long ago too.
My favorite character is nuko, she was just the best.
yuyu !shikiX2qYo 02/02/20 (Sun) 08:35:08 No. 35302
Nuko was cute, I want one. Neat concept for a weird creature too, I liked how it only talked through machinery
Anonymous 02/02/20 (Sun) 15:01:56 No. 35303
File: Endro 3.png (3.12 MB, 2066x1080) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
I actually started watching this while it was airing and finished Episode 2.
And then I missed Episode 3. And then I missed the rest of the show. And then a year passed. I just got to Episode 3, though!
Anonymous 02/02/20 (Sun) 15:47:04 No. 35304
This was a bland anime, unfortunately. I watched up to the penultimate episode and I remember really liking that episode because it was the first time the 4 main characters felt like they came into their own. I forgot about downloading the last episode though, but I will watch it soon.
Anonymous 02/02/20 (Sun) 16:18:23 No. 35305
Don't listen to the other anon. Endro was goofy fun. I still need to read the manga.
Anonymous 02/08/20 (Sat) 11:03:17 No. 35392
File: Yusha fat.png (2.33 MB, 1920x2160) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. >Fat hero
Thanks, was gonna keep watching it anyhow.
icicle !XUD2SrdQUY 02/08/20 (Sat) 16:30:53 No. 35393
I wish I was as "fat" as Yuusha…
Anonymous 02/18/20 (Tue) 01:47:19 No. 35559
File: Aika_R-16 14.mp4 (2.9 MB, 704x392) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Okay I expected the main character to fist fight a giantess even less than not at all.
Just as with this entire show I'm pleasantly surprised however.
Anonymous 02/18/20 (Tue) 05:13:46 No. 35562
File: 1145346798769.gif (424.58 KB, 320x240) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. >>35560
I KNOW FOR A FUCKING FACT I HAD THIS GIF SAVED AT SOME POINT. I CANNOT FIND IT NOW AND ITS EXTREMELY DISTRESSING THAT IT MIGHT'VE SOMEHOW GOTTEN DELETED FROM MY FOLDER. I CAN'T FIND IT. MY DAY IS RUINED.
Anonymous 02/18/20 (Tue) 05:14:48 No. 35563
File: 1214339982128.gif (534.78 KB, 268x215) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. >>35562 >>35560
I FUCKING KNEW I HAD THIS SAVED AND OF COURSE I FIND IT AFTER MAKING MYSELF LOOK LIKE A FUCKING IDIOT
Anonymous 02/18/20 (Tue) 06:29:30 No. 35564
That blue haired girl sounds like Noto Mamiko and she seems to have a nice bottom
so just for that alone I conclude that she's the best of the bunch
Anonymous 02/22/20 (Sat) 11:30:47 No. 35623
I'd better save that .gif to make sure the same thing doesn't happen to me.
yuyu !shikiX2qYo 02/23/20 (Sun) 03:37:15 No. 35629
You're already on a watchlist for posting here, just relax and enjoy the JCs.
Anonymous 02/23/20 (Sun) 04:54:09 No. 35632
File: Aika_R-16 5.mp4 (1.69 MB, 704x392) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. >>35564
The girl rubbing the blue haired girl's ass is probably my favorite.
Also apparently I'm dumb and it's a prequel to a larger OVA, and has it's own sequel prequel.
I'm gonna watch the sequel prequel next since I've already started chronologically.
Anonymous 02/23/20 (Sun) 11:04:14 No. 35641
She reminds me of Haruhi a bit.
Anonymous 02/23/20 (Sun) 12:39:49 No. 35642
Melon a cute, would drink. Yell I can tolerate however grape loli is imouto and wife material so shes very high in the scale for me as the best drink.
Oh the memories, I'll forever like this opening song, don't really agree with the extreme hate for this, Inukami, Green Green and others to be honest. They had their charm.
Anonymous 02/23/20 (Sun) 23:35:22 No. 35657 >>35629
I like the older girls more anyways. Takane is a treasure and I love her already.
Just by looks I would have thought I was going to like Miki a lot, but she's kinda annoying. Not awful but nowhere near as good as Takane
yuyu !shikiX2qYo 02/24/20 (Mon) 00:00:23 No. 35658
One of these days I really owe it to Idolmaster to watch some of it. It's more than pulled it's weight in porn I've consumed…
Anonymous 02/24/20 (Mon) 01:50:07 No. 35663
Same but for Cinderella Girls
Anonymous 02/24/20 (Mon) 09:08:04 No. 35669
+1 on meaning to watch im@s someday.
I don't recommend Cinderella Girls. Porn Rin is a way more interesting character than actual Rin, and the other girls aren't better. I watched both seasons of it and kinda regret it.
Anonymous 02/24/20 (Mon) 10:19:35 No. 35670 >>35657
Takane has been underutilized and mismanaged for decades and, now that her seiyuu has married, my dream of taking her as the singer of a jazz band comprising me on the piano, her on vocals and a lesbian bisexual couple on the contrabass and drums is dead. At least we'll always have tsuki no waltz.
Are you crazy? From a purely storytelling point of view, cinderella girls is superior. The original 765 anime is fine but, coming out of watching cinderella girls, you can tell that it was a learning experience most of all. You focused so much on Rin that you missed the miracle that is Mio.
Anonymous 02/25/20 (Tue) 16:20:15 No. 35677
Just finished the Shingeki no bahamuts.
Was really cool. I liked it.
Virgin Soul was a bit weak compared to Genesis, but it was still enjoyable. I wish most of the demons and gods were allowed to get a little bit more depth, like Azazel for example. It felt a bit like a missed opportunity, or laziness.
Anonymous 02/25/20 (Tue) 18:30:33 No. 35679
>>35670 >From a purely storytelling point of view, cinderella girls is superior.
When I tried watching Cinderella Girls, I got to the part where they have their first show, and my first thought during that scene was "wow, that's a pretty big crowd for a first gig."
Then one of the characters started throwing a tantrum because she thought the crowd was too small, and it felt like I was supposed to take that seriously and sympathize with her, which I really couldn't. I found that frustrating enough that I just stopped watching after that.
I thought some of the more serious parts of the 765 anime were really well done, but that part of CG just felt like really dumb contrived drama to me.
Anonymous 02/26/20 (Wed) 03:27:29 No. 35682 >>35681
Oh hey, I do remember this sexhaired hottie, seems I'm watching it as soon as I free some time to also watch the movie with the infamous rotoscoping scene.
I've also developed some fondness for this one and her quiet voice so for her and all of them I'll give it a try.
yuyu !shikiX2qYo 02/26/20 (Wed) 03:37:07 No. 35683
Morikubo is mega cute
yuyu !shikiX2qYo 03/02/20 (Mon) 01:21:12 No. 35713
Watch the original Idolm@ster anime where they pilot mechs instead
Anonymous 03/02/20 (Mon) 04:43:47 No. 35716
File: Aika Thumbs.png (334.18 KB, 640x360) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. >>35632
So I got around to watching Aika Zero.
I'd say it's a lot like R-16, only way more fan service but less dumb fun.
Also less Eri. That means I liked it a bit less, however I still really did like it and I was smiling through most of it.
Anonymous 03/02/20 (Mon) 04:44:43 No. 35717 >>35716
Also it had probably the most explicit fan service shot in the series so far (canonically)
Pic related actually made me pause.
Anonymous 03/02/20 (Mon) 04:46:35 No. 35719 >>35718
Also Eri wore the same outfit in
for a single scene!
Anonymous 03/02/20 (Mon) 05:59:01 No. 35724
Also girls who have no heads.
yuyu !shikiX2qYo 03/02/20 (Mon) 06:13:26 No. 35725
I mean I guess Celty was pretty hot
Anonymous 03/02/20 (Mon) 06:57:40 No. 35726
is this elfen lied?
Anonymous 03/02/20 (Mon) 10:37:40 No. 35730
Workin' my way through Endro~!, still.
Just got through episodes 5-8
Episode 6 was really very good. Honestly this show had a super slow start and I'm glad I didn't give up on it.
Anonymous 03/02/20 (Mon) 12:51:25 No. 35748
Million Live? Goddamn how many spinoffs are out there. At least the three on the left seem familiar, and hot. Are they from Shiny Colors? My knowledge only goes so far but they feel relatively recent. And if they are, Meguru a cute, Sakuya a hottie but Kogane is the best.
yuyu !shikiX2qYo 03/08/20 (Sun) 04:13:31 No. 35822
I finished watching Ping Pong today. After hearing people gush about it so much back when it aired I was really expecting something great going into it and suffice to say I definitely got what I was hoping for. All the characters were likable in their own way and it takes a really fantastic approach in showing how different people approach not just their hobbies, but their lives as well. And the relationship between the main characters is expanded upon quite well, especially near the end where it reaches a real emotional climax. Not only that but all the characters grow in satisfying and often unexpected ways by the end of the show. I liked how the show clearly had something to say about a lot of different topics but never got preachy or too direct about it. Friendship, Isolation, Overworking yourself, talent vs dedication, fun, and more all end up playing a part. Overall I thought it was a really great uplifting sports anime. Quite cool to look at too of course. I'm not the biggest fan of Yuasa's style but I can't deny it's interesting to look at.
And holy shit did I not expect Peco to go through the character arc he did. By far my favorite character by the end of the show.
Anonymous 03/09/20 (Mon) 10:39:08 No. 35831
File: Pissed Seira 2.png (999.03 KB, 1920x1080) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. >>35303 >>35392
I finally finished Endro~!
It was really really good. I'm going to miss it.
actually teared up when Mao was trying to goad the Hero party into killing her
I could definitely use another relaxing, aesthetically pleasing and fun show like it.
Anonymous 03/09/20 (Mon) 12:51:37 No. 35833
File: Smug Hime.png (1.77 MB, 1920x1080) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. >>35832
I'm sorta bummed I got to it so late to where I can't read the Samachan thread for it since it's long 404'd by now. I actually started watching it while it aired but got stuck around episode 3 if I recall. Better late than never, I suppose.
I definitely liked Fai nibbling on Seira's ear too. My favorite moments were probably mostly Mao moments.
Anonymous 03/09/20 (Mon) 14:49:53 No. 35834
Idolmaster 2 (if you want to count the character redesigns and age changes)
Idolmaster dearly stars (the one with the trap)
Idolmaster cinderella girls
Idolmaster side M
Idolmaster million live (if you don't want to think of the 567941+ additional characters as an expansion of idolmaster 2)
Idolmaster shiny colors
And then you have the collabs with gacha games if you want to go that far.
Anonymous 03/13/20 (Fri) 10:13:36 No. 35872 >>35716 >>35727
I've started finally watching the original Agent Aika.
It's honestly weird as fuck to see a character I first saw as a highschool girl in her mid-20s.
Also apparently neither Eri nor Karen show up in the original and the prequels are 98% fun with no foreshadowing to the original, which frankly is kinda nice as I dunno what to expect. I'm gonna miss Eri and Karen, though…
Also I noticed a lot of the music from the original was re-used in the prequels. I recognized some tracks almost instantly.
Will post some mp4s in a bit.
Anonymous 03/13/20 (Fri) 14:44:16 No. 35875
File: Agent Aika 1.mp4 (10.62 MB, 640x480) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Honestly while this is still good, I actually prefer the prequels.
Anonymous 03/14/20 (Sat) 02:39:52 No. 35883
I was about to say how the younger version looks better, but goddamn after watching those clips it's painfully obvious the mature versions are way way better. That Aika has a really strong presence to her, and her outfit is way better.
yuyu !shikiX2qYo 03/14/20 (Sat) 04:44:31 No. 35885
We're reaching levels of panty shots per second (PSpS) that shouldn't be possible!
Anonymous 03/14/20 (Sat) 09:09:28 No. 35886
File: Aikalution.png (36.41 KB, 275x266) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. >>35883
I think personality and tone wise I prefer the prequels since Aika's a lot more sarcastic and blunt in them and the tone's a lot more fun and adventurous and less dark.
Aika in the original is surprisingly feminine and polite, and there's actual death and some gore in it.
I'm not trying to sound like a pussy or anything but I just really loved the stupid fun of the prequels.
That's this franchise in a nutshell for you.
Anonymous 03/14/20 (Sat) 10:47:22 No. 35887
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Here's a higher quality image comparing Aika from each show.
yuyu !shikiX2qYo 03/14/20 (Sat) 13:54:43 No. 35890
Far right is the best one
Can't beat the ZR
Anonymous 03/17/20 (Tue) 23:55:18 No. 35973
File: Agent Aika 25.mp4 (5.24 MB, 640x480) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
After seeing the second half of Agent Aika, I've changed my tune a bit.
It's really very clear to me now that the prequels were styled after the second half of the original Agent Aika; the second half is a lot lighter in tone and Aika emotes a lot more compared to the first half. Episode 6 in particular felt exactly like an episode from the prequel OVAs, only with an older art style and older Aika, and it was fantastic.
Anonymous 03/30/20 (Mon) 15:12:20 No. 36220
Enjoy it, it's really good
yuyu !shikiX2qYo 03/30/20 (Mon) 19:27:54 No. 36226
Barakamon is an awesome show, have fun. Naru and Handa's relationship is precious. Oh and the tomboy and her fujo friend are great too.