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 No.31035[Reply]

What was the most disappointing anime you have ever watched? For me personally, it was Sailor Moon Crystal. I'm a big Sailor Moon fan and I was pumped for the new series to come out, even though it kept getting delayed I didn't care, I just wanted to feel the magic I felt watching the series for the first time again. But when the show aired in the summer of 2014 i was met with a show with extremely sloppy animation, poor writing and really just an underwhelming vibe to it. It was just such a gut punch to see my favorite show get treated with such a mishandled and mediocre retelling.
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>>31229
I stopped watching after the episode where they're about to do something in the airport and they introduce the really edgy 'too intelligent' succubus.
Only positive thing I remember about it is that the way they portrayed hacking was slightly less retarded than the way most other shows do.

 No.31231

>>31230
I usually give hacking a pass because it is visually one of the most boring things you can put to film if it was done realistically.
At least as long as they don't treat it like total magic like Hollywood did in the 90s.

 No.31233

>>31231
>At least as long as they don't treat it like total magic like Hollywood did in the 90s.
do you mean hackers? i read actual hackers liked that movie more than most things about hacking, partly because of how over the top it was and for the soundtrack

 No.31234

>>31230
yeah the airport shit almost made me drop it too, but honestly the whole concept of "we are terrorist who blow up buildings in the middle of the city but somehow nobody ever dies" is stupid as on itself and clearly a half assed attempt at making the protagonists "anti-heroes" that just end up being good guys anyway.

 No.31235

Sailor mars was one of the first things I fapped to.



 No.23991[Reply]

post ur fav amv's
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 No.30922

>>30915
windows movies maker wasn't all that bad.

 No.30939

>>30918

I remember this one specifically from a long time ago, when I watched this anime.

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 No.31232

I feel like Lain might get talked about more than it deserves to but this is still my favorite AMV of all time



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 No.30741[Reply]

Okay, I just finished the the series.
and I have to ask - is this a joke? Like a big decades long meme? I think this was the worst anime I've ever seen. A pseudo-philosophical LARP. Like does it actually have a point? A meaning? Beause I think I just witnessed someone's acid trip.

Unironically is the worldwide fame a LARP? Or is it like with the emperor's new clothes, where nobody mentions that he's actually naked?

What the acual fuck? Either I'm a brainlet retard or I'm the only sane person on earth - but what the fuck did I just watch?

It reminds me of those old french psychological art films… What a fucking waste of time…
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 No.31013

>>30936
Not at all.

Op you must be a brainlet. Eva is a great psychological anime, It was one of the first anime I've ever watched and it still remains my favorite.

 No.31014

>>30889
Watched the full anime and then End of Eva.

Still thoroughly confused, I had to supplement it with trips to the fan wiki.

>>31013
agreed, it was fantastic. The ending left me feeling cheated, though.
I'm still glad I watched it, and I'd watch it again.

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>>31165
Pen is better than everyone

 No.31228

niggers can't get evangelion



 No.20597[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

CCS is one of he best animes I have ever seen! I remember watching the shitty dubbed version on Teletoon but the Japanese version is a million times better! Sakura S so cute and the show is so fucking comfy!
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 No.31072

So some facebook group has total control over the clear card manga or something? I'm kinda in the dark here…

 No.31212

I always preferred the DIC background music, had more energy and better atmosphere to it; the Japanese version is kind of underwhelming to listen to.

CCS has a wonderfully orchestrated soundtrack that really does feel whimsical and grand.

Ojamajo Doremi has a great soundtrack also, it has a lot of range and is really cute and fun to listen to.

 No.31221

Is Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles worth getting into? I've only heard that it gets weird and doesn't really feel like the original show at all.

 No.31222

>>31221
I read the manga some years ago and it doesn't have the original CCS vibes at all. Its more of a massive crossover between all Clamp works where an AU version of Syaoran has to save Sakura (who is now the princess of some kingdom) at the cost of her losing her memories of him. Its more of a generic action manga rather than a SOL magical succubus one.
I would only recommend it if you're really into Clamp stuff, because the story is a huge mess that barely makes any sense by the end.

 No.31227

>>31222
Wow, that sounds like some very elaborate fanfiction on CLAMP's part. I've only seen and read Sakura so I probably wouldn't know or care about any of the other characters.


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 No.17868[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

Does anyone on here live/want to live in Japan? I know I do.

To be clear I'm not some faggot weeaboo who thinks that life in Japan is just like the animes and there will be katana duels in the streets and schoolgirls screaming "UGUU SENPAI" everywhere but I do like the culture and the aesthetic of the country, especially Tokyo but also the really rural parts of the country.

I've looked around and there's a lot of work in my field, most of it mercifully conducted in English. Apartments are also fairly affordable, at least outside of the hubs of the biggest cities. There's nothing really keeping me in the states; my family has basically forgotten about me, I have no friends and my work is all online so it goes where I go. I'd have to sell my guns but that's not really a huge loss for me, plus it'd be nice to have a cash infusion right before I go.

Any stories or advice?
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 No.30072

>>26059
one of the hardest aspects of japanese is keigo. you can say the same sentence 5 different ways, but those ways are discrete with respect to social context, i.e. learning how to say the same thing in 5 different ways is absolutely mandatory. there's a reason why NSA has ruled japanese as one of the most difficult languages on a lot of metrics. https://www.nsa.gov/Portals/70/documents/news-features/declassified-documents/cryptologic-spectrum/foreign_language.pdf

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>>17871
>comfy tiny apartment in a big ultra-advanced post-scarcity city yes

That's the dream

 No.31220

>>31213
> It'd be a typical Sunday of watching animu、 playing bidya gemus and browsing the intaanetto
> You'd be in your comfy bedroom, dark, lights off
> You'd put on your headset and watch this bideo

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>>31220
That was pure bliss, thanks anon

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>>31220
> 17:20


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 No.29530[Reply]

Aaah, disgusting. I'm currently 2 or so hours into If My Heart Had Wings.
Why do VNs do this shit? I feel so much cringe. It's not right. I shouldn't be playing this, I cannot at all self-insert into MC. He's an attractive turbo-normie with friends and normie aspirations and a normal healthy lifestyle. He socializes and is super friendly, kind and skilled in all fields of life. I had the same problem when playing other VNs as well. I can never self insert.

Please, wizards, help. Give me a bishojo game where I play some loser. I usually have troubles with self-insertion in anime as well. Shit where the MC is a NEET hikki loser is apparently more prevalent in anime than VNs…
Anyone got some good recommendations?
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 No.31199

I don't play VNs because they're low effort mostly. You have a medium with pictures, sounds, backgrounds. Why not use it? Fate Stay Night is a prime culprit - why the hell are you going on and on about background on apperance of some faggot - I can SEE him.
On the other hand you've got VNs that pretty much only use pictures to highlight who's talking at the time and have one CG picture once in a blue moon. Why not make more?

 No.31200

>>29530
>He's an attractive turbo-normie with friends and normie aspirations and a normal healthy lifestyle

That's 95% of eroge MC's,if they were losers they wouldn't be able to get so much pussy

I don't know why Japanese otakus like this shit so much,it's so normie,maybe they're failed normies.

 No.31206

>>31200
>I don't know why Japanese otakus like this shit so much,it's so normie
It is BECAUSE it's so normie. Eroges put them in the shoes of someone they never were or will ever be. It allows them to experience something different from a whole new perspective. It lets them escape their otaku/neet/hikki related troublesome thoughts by showing them something so unlike their real life enough to distract them. Experiencing things outside of our own realities is the key to escapism, and everyone, even normies, need escapism. Some people can even get lost in escapism.

 No.31209

>>31200
>>31206
But why do Japs feel the need to make it realistic? Why play as a Chad and self-insert into a successful member of society?
To me it seems as if they subconsciously accepted that their life choices and current state of affairs is something bad, so they escape to fake worlds where they are a successful normal Chad.

What I described in the OP is more like accepting myself as I am, not wanting to change, not regretting my current state or decisions in life. BUT also receiving all the good stuff a Chad would get due to supernatural occurrences in addition anyways.

In the end I would account the lack of scenarios I described to the fact that most people who play these games are self-hating and they would find it too fake if it was an unrealistic scenario where a character just like them actually gets to reap all the rewards.

I however understand that all these media are just fake self-inserts anyways, so might as well go all in and just project a completely unrealistic scenario where a complete self-insert MC just reaps success regardless of realism.

 No.31223

If you're willing to try LNs, you could go for Isekai Maou or Nidome no Yuusha. They have pretty degenerate MCs.



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 No.30376[Reply]

Didn't see one in the catalog, so I'd like to have a thread on Japanese internet to share interesting things we've come across. Can be videos, sites, articles, particular threads, etc.

I'll start off with a few things below.
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 No.30510

>>30499
> I made a successful thread advertising the /AM/ board on the same site.
Why?

 No.30566

http://drrrkari.com/#

Site based off the chatroom in the anime Durarara.
Also has a BBS with some interesting threads. Here's one I found with people posting their drawings

http://general-bbs.drrrkari.com/#/topics/6438

Note that the threads with lock icons are private.


http://n2ch.net/?guid=ON

Mobile site for 2ch, I've been using it since they blocked American IPs from browsing.


http://www.netbuffalo.net/NetApps/kindle/aozora

Site with e-books from 青空文庫 (collection of public domain books in Japanese, quite a few from the early 20th century) in MOBI format for Kindle, rather than the the txt and html formats aozora offers. Not a complete collection but still has quite a few books.

 No.31207

http://n2ch.net/r/-/philo/1565676762/?guid=ON&rc=517

antinatalism thread on the philosophy board of 2ch

 No.31208

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I browse futaba occasionally. I enjoy the ohayo konata threads in which konata is posted every morning. This was posted in one of the threads. It gives me hope that early moe shows like lucky star wont be forgotten as time goes on.

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http://vgperson.com/posts.php?p=masakiwatanabe

Unemployed dropout crab stalker uses 2ch as his personal blog
gets arrested for threatening mass school stabbing because >no gf

(VGPerson has a lot of translations from 2ch on his site)



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 No.28944[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

and write something about it.

Made a new one since the old one reached bump limit.

Old thread >>24509
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 No.31211

>>31152
Guess it runs in the family, huh?

 No.31214

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Whew. What a ride. This show reminds me of why I got into anime in the first place. Ridiculous battles. Epic scale scenarios. Larger than life characters. Sad backstories. Villains with understandable motives. Tearjerker drama. Cool character design. Unadulterated concentrated chuuni. Weird as it seems, I cried throughout this series whenever anything slightly sad happens. I cried when servants die. I cried when someone give life advice. Jack's episode was the worst. I choked every time Atlanta appears on screen. Everything those shounen anime had that captivated me as a child, this anime did them right.

Anyway, on a more elitist and nitpicky perspective, there is a few points in the anime I'd like to complain about. You get the feeling that the budget is huge, but as expected they ran out of steam mid series. I noticed a few QUALITY moments that is just jarring compared to the excellent start and end of the series. Fight choreography isn't always good either. The best part is obviously the climax of the story where the animation style change as if they got a special team to exclusively made them. The start is also action packed to hook you in the story but the middle is part is embarrassing. I laughed when Siegfried and Mordred combine their NP to defeat Avicebron's golem like some kind of mahou shoujo or super sentai series. Next is the characters, which is also good but of course they'd chose the blandest out of them all as the main cast. Sieg and Jeanne are vegetables outside of the late story. I expected to like Astolfo but he's useless throughout the series and doesn't even act or look as cute as in fanarts. Literally any screentime without them is interesting. Also maybe because they're trying to cram the whole novels but I felt the pace to be going to fast. This is good at times because there is no dull moment but at times it just become boring. A good scene must have a build up to it. A constantly high emotion story is just a plateau. I have to praise the voice acting though since they pretty much carried the badly written dialogue. Verdict, it's a great anime and Amakusa did nothing wrong.

 No.31215

>>31214
What is is called? Goddamn I hate it when people write a long review and then don't mention what the fuck they're talking about. What good is a review of a show if other people have to have already watched the show to be able to recognize your damn screenshot and know what the fuck you're talking about?

 No.31216

>>31215
Fate/Apocrypha

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>>29976
"Why don't you come to the planetarium?
The beautiful twinkling of eternity that will never fade, no matter what.
All the stars in the sky are waiting for you. "


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 No.28755[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

Want to start learning Japanese?
Here's some useful links to help you out.

-https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pKgBm8Aa58mjB1hYhbK-VOPZsRBTXBuPBzw8Xikm2ss/pub?embedded=true (A basic walkthrough of what to do first and what to expect)
-http://realkana.com/ (tool to learn the kana)
-http://www.guidetojapanese.org/learn/grammar (grammar guide)
-http://pastebin.com/kXqhRbWi (setting up Anki)
-http://jisho.org/ (Japanese-English dictionary)
-http://dictionary.goo.ne.jp/ - (Actual Japanese dictionary for rare words and alternate definitions)
-https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/rikaichan/ (Popup dictionary definitions when you hover over a word, Chrome version is called Rikaikun)
http://rikaisama.sourceforge.net/ (alternative to rikaichan)

Last thread: >>25255

みんなさん、がんばって!
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 No.31168

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>>31157
Wizards lacking the comprehension of a given kanji character may try looking up the radicals at jisho.org .
I realize it's much faster and reliable than OCR once you start figuring out which radicals mean what.

 No.31175

>>31168
gooogle translate also has a good handwriting-to-kanji reader that i use to identify kanji i haven't seen before. of course, it helps more if you know general stroke order of kanji

 No.31179

>>31168
I find radical lookup easier and I don't know what the radicals mean

 No.31204

Difference between 見ため and 外観? I am still a beginner on anki decks learning vocab. Trying to master at least some vocab before I move onto grammar and reading beginner manga.

 No.31205

>>31204
You can't master the nuance of words without lots of reading and listening. Just learn the general sense. For one, plenty of words are exact synonyms with no real difference.
In this case, though, 見た目 is more likely to be used to describe people and sounds more casual, while 外観 is more likely to be used for objects and sounds more technical. This follows the general pattern of Japanese (kun) origin words being more everyday speech, while Chinese-origin (on) words sound more academic (for the same reason Latin-origin words often sound technical in English – Chinese was the language scientific documents were written in).


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 No.27658[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

I'm looking for a new animu to watch, I've listed some of the stuff I highly rated, maybe there will be something others may be interested in listed below, but I would greatly appreciate any recommendations based on what you think I might love.

Animus: Serial Experiments Lain, Akagi, Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo, Psychiatrist Irabu, FMA:brotherhood, neongenesisevangerion, steins gate (prob gonna watch steins gate: zero if nothing seems better), Gilgamesh, Death Note, Ping Pong the animation, Baccano! , NHK…

Those are the best I can think of at the moment.
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 No.31189

>>31188
Well junji ito’s short stories got animated but most people didn’t like the adaptation, so it’s kind of neither here nor there.

 No.31191

>>31188
>any good scary series
it isn't really that scary, but Shiki is pretty ok and has a horror atmosphere.
Also if you liked Kobayashi I would give it a go to Hinamatsuri, its also a SOL with supernatural twist.

 No.31201

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>>31188
Parasyte Maxim & Magical succubus Raising Project
I'm the one who said dragon maid.

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>>31188
o ya and if you need to wash your mind out after watching the above two try.

Tanaka-kun is Always Listless
No supernatural elements but the shows hilarious.

 No.31203

>>29702
Casshern Sins


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