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This thread is for discussion of anime you think you're missing out on. Recently, I've been trying to get into this new Madhouse original called "Sonny Boy". I saw some familiar staff and thought the show looked cool. When I got into it, the show already ran five or six episodes in. Now it's almost finished airing. I thought the first episode was cool, and I liked the second episode as well, but not as much as the first one. By the third episode I just wanted to smash my head against the wall. The characters all have the same snarky, lifeless, pseudo intellectual attitude. They all act like typical sheltered Tokyo brats. Another thing that irks me is the amount of uncreative still scenes there are. It makes the episodes drag for so long, and it's like their only purpose is to save money for a classic "super cool key animator moment" that lasts 10 seconds or less. Normally I know when to stop, but judging by the discussion of the show I've seen online, it looks like the show gets better as it goes on. So I either suffer through more episodes with no pay off, or I agonize through a bunch of schlock just for that one "golden" episode. I regret not watching Sonny Boy weekly. Anime is so 'off' these days, that I can't imagine keeping up with shows without having to wait a week in between.
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I think you'd like it. It's not animated yet though is it?


chimera arc is what seperates shouenfags from non retards. it exhibits amazing development and flips on the head the idea of the villian.


>flips on the head the idea of the villian
what do you mean? i read it a decade ago ago but i remember it as being just another battle shonen


He means the generic twist of "bad guy is just misunderstood/just doing what nature makes him".


replied poster here
chimera ant edge didn't bother me, but 100% agree on it being drawn out

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This is not an anti anime post I happen to adore anime however I cannot take anime seriously.
There are rarely exceptions to this for example Haibane Renmei but anime comes off as whimsical and I cannot take it seriously as it seems so cartoon like in design.
Manga I can appreciate as serious but any serious manga that gets an anime adaption fails in this regard it all seems so silly from violence to the serious themes.

When I watch anime it is moe because moe anime is the only anime that is better than the manga as the animatuon adds to the moe and makes it fun to watch.
Haibane Renmei and a few other serious anime manage to keep me interested and invested in a serious way but I cannot get past how silly everything looks and the tone that this media has as anime usually.

The best anime are cute succubi doing cute things because if I wanted a serious story I would read a manga and if I wanted to think I would surely read a book or decide to just think myself.
Am I alone in thinking this way?
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The over the top-ness is what people want. I mean most cartoons, hell even most movies have people talk in a way that no one would ever in real life.


Rule of cool


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How many chapters/episode is ONE PIECE now?


After seeing everyone rave about how great the gundam franchise is, I decided to give 0079 a shot.
Cba to watch the whole series so I started the movie trilogy, which according to most people, even anime reviewers is considered pretty good.
Idk how people like this show… The characters express almost no emotion, there's barely any humor and what's worse is this terrible We've been attacked sir, send troops and go fight that is looping over and over and over again. I get it there's some character depth and development to be found here, but the series is so DRY and pain in the ass to watch.


I notice being dry and a bit boring is a problem most anime space operas have.
With gundam shows, I find that the more they spend in deep space the lower my overall enjoyment of the series, and the more time spend on the ground usually is a hint that I will enjoy it more.
It isn't a causal relationship, but I have noticed a correlation.
Observation doesn't apply to movies and shorter OVAs though.

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I have conducted a thorough analysis of anime from the year 2016. The primary purpose of this analysis is to identify works which have artistic merit, and to classify the nature of that artistic merit. Secondarily, my intent here is to rank the works in terms of their superiority in various categories. This will allow for comparison with other surveys of 2016 anime. This analysis is an expression of my own personal opinions and did not involve input from anyone else. I did this for my own intellectual and personal satisfaction, but I also hope that others may find it interesting or useful. At the very least, maybe this will generate some interesting discussion. Additionally, if you're looking for anime to watch, you can peruse through the specific categories I've provided to identify works that are likely to suit your tastes. 

Only anime which started airing in 2016 are considered here. Meaning that anime for which the first season aired before 2016 are not considered (ex. neither Hibike Euphonium nor Love Live are candidates here). The considered anime are evaluated on the basis of all seasons that have aired (not just the first season in 2016). Movies are not included unless they are related to a TV anime (ex. Bungou Stray Dogs). I am conducting reviews for other years using this same system. Annual reviews are typically done as soon as the year ends, but I believe my methodology here is superior for conducting reviews of years retrospectively. Furthermore, classifying the year's best works only by season/genre I find is an ineffective method for identifying meritorious works, so I've included more-specific categories. 

Categories and their results are listed below. Winning titles for each category are separated by commas, with the superior titles being listed first. For the genre categories I've provided two answers (the winning title followed by the runner up). However, polls for anime of the season and anime of the year typically list many top candidates in their results, so I've followed a similar procedure with my results here. For the anime of the season and year results, I've listed the top 5 candidates in order of superiority, with the winning title listed first and the progressively lesser titles listed afterwards.

Regarding the genre results, there are a couple important details:
Note: titles are classified by their superiority with respect to the stated genre alone, not overall quality (for example: x anime is a Post too long. Click here to view the full text.
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OP here. I just want to mention that if the award lists are difficult to read you can paste them into a word processor and increase the font size and line spacing. I realize that the formatting is not ideal, but I am limited by the imageboard platform. Also, for people who don't feel like reading, only the first few paragraphs are necessary for understanding the award lists.

Right now I plan on doing this again for 2017 anime. So far, it seems like there are fewer anime that appeal to me from that year, so the candidate pool will probably be smaller.



OP here. I recently realized that there was an 8-episode Shaft OVA (about equivalent to a cour in runtime) which I overlooked that technically began airing in Fall 2016, so should have been included in this analysis. The OVA is titled Kubikiri Cycle: Aoiro Savant to Zaregototsukai, and you can read my review for it in another thread if you’re interested. I rated it 5/10 and the only noteworthy qualities it had were script, OST, and cinematography. It merited honourable mentions in these categories (see further below).

I’ve also been rethinking the mystery/psychological genre category. This was in part triggered by my (presently almost complete) rewatch of Flip Flappers. For some reason I overlooked Flip Flappers as a candidate in this category, when it is in fact a good so-called ‘psychological’ show that also has mystery elements. It won so many other categories, it was like it was hiding in plain sight to me. Kubikri Cycle also has some notable mystery elements.

Accordingly, I’ve changed my mystery/psychological winners to the following:
(HM = Honourable Mention)

Mystery/Psychological: Flip Flappers, Joker Game
Mystery/Psychological(HM): Kubikiri Cycle, Re Zero

Consequently, I’ve now removed mystery/psychological from the weakest genres list, which now only includes fantasy (2016 had good genre diversity).

Weakest genres of the year: Fantasy

And the inclusion of Kubikiri Cycle has changed the following honourable mention lists:

Cinematography(HM): Prince of Stride, Flip Flappers, Amanchu, Koutetsujou no Kabaneri, Kubikiri Cycle, Bubuki Buranki
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For anybody wondering about the state of my ongoing 2016 anime music review, the award lists in their present form are provided below. At the moment, I still haven’t formally evaluated the music of the following franchises: Hina Logi, Re Zero, Bungou Stray Dogs, Kubikiri Cycle, Orange, Yuri on Ice

Audio Characteristics
*Best soundtrack: Norn9, Planetarian, Prince of Stride
Best voice acting: Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu, ReLIFE, Bungou Stray Dogs
Best OP music: Flip Flappers, Dimension W, Shakunetsu no Takkyuu Musume
Best ED music: Koutetsujou no Kabaneri, Sangatsu no Lion(S1ED1&3), Flip Flappers
*Best character songs: Dream Festival, Magic-Kyun Renaissance

Audio Characteristics (Honourable Mentions)
*Soundtrack: Koutetsujou no Kabaneri, Bubuki Buranki, Drifters, Koukaku no Pandora, Shuumatsu no Izetta, Tenkyou no Alderamin, Dream Festival, Amanchu, Bungou Stray Dogs, Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge, Kubikiri Cycle
Voice acting: Hai to Gensou no Grimgar, Dream Festival, Bubuki Buranki, Sansha Sanyou, Kuma Miko, Hina Logi, High School Fleet
OP music: Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari, Sangatsu no Lion(S1OP1&2, S2OP1), Bungou Stray Dogs(S1,S2&S3), Dream Festival(S1&S2), High School Fleet, Bubuki Buranki(S1), Prince of Stride, Norn9, Re Zero(S1&S2), Long Riders, Tenkyou no Alderamin, Reikenzan(S1&S2), Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku, Magic-Kyun Renaissance, Kiznaiver, Amanchu(S1), Netoge no Yome wa Onnanoko ja Nai, Shounen Maid, Idol Memories, New Game(S1&S2)
ED music: Drifters, Dimension W, Bubuki Buranki(S1), Bungou Stray Dogs(S1,S2&S3), Prince of Stride, Tenkyou no Alderamin, Norn9, Dream Festival(S1), Reikenzan(S1&S2), Planetarian, Re Zero(S1&S2), Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari, ReLIFE(ED1&3), Idol Memories, Magic-Kyun Renaissance, New Game(S1&S2), Amanchu(S1), Amaama to Inazuma
*Character songs: New Game, Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku, Prince of Stride, Norn9(Nagi Yanagi), Shakunetsu no Takkyuu Musume, Girlish Number


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I’ve also gone ahead and put the primary award lists into tables, to enhance readability and perhaps lead to more-effective long-term archiving. These tables are attached to this post and the one afterwards. I realize that I probably should have done this from the start. I will definitely make tables like this for my 2017 analysis, which I am making good progress on by the way, despite some stubborn torrents that have been stalled for months.


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Talk about Touhou here. I think the OP or something. It's been three months. We've all talked about our favorite characters, so what's your favorite part of the fandom? Do you like the setting the most, the characters the most, the lore the most, the music the most, or, like me, do you just idealize the series like I do?

What are you doing right now to enjoy the series?
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i like seeing old artwork for it even if i don't follow it much anymore. i get a lot of nostalgia for that, chobits and other stuff from around that time period.


I don't actually interact with the fandom so I quite literally have no idea what you are talking about.


then your opinion is worthless


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The results are in, and to nobody's surprise, Mononobe No Futo has been voted MORE POPULAR than over 172 other entrants. She is a winner.


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tatarachan :P

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A thread for sharing independently animated shorts, music videos, and experimental films from Japan. Any related thoughts or news are welcome.
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>succubus doing super peppy moves with a deadpan face
ah yes, that's the stuff


Reincarnation Garden「りんね園」3:46 04-03-2016
Animation by Ayumi Nagaki「永木歩美」music by Naomi Amano「天野直美」

Ryu Katou's later stuff for NHK reminds me of a guy like Cezanne, it's really bright and cheerful


Salmon-chan「シャケちゃん」5:55 10-03-2012
Animation by CreativeLab
Comedy where Salmon-chan attempts to be eaten

A couple of the animators, Rina Iwamoto and Kyohei Konishi, later went to work on anime like Nisekoi and succubi und Panzer.



Tank Grandpa

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Is the anime hime-chan no ribbon any good? It looks really cozy and cute. I really dig the design of the maim character.


Hey thanks for the recc I just turned it on now to watch. I was hoping to watch some older moe cute anime.

Do you want to wtach this together? I will finish the first episode and share my thoughts.


it is on 9anime btw :)


its fun wiz watching it <3


I'll give this show a shot!


please do it seems super fun!!

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Let me present to you the best anime opening:

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Berserk 1997 Opening the best one IMO.


>Best Anime opening
> Not Evangelion




nvm, had to use embed function


2nd season kaiji opening


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I haven't watched the Pokemon anime in a really long time, did they ever have another good series? I only know that they changed the animation style after all these years and they gave Ash a love interest or something? What do you wizards think of this series?
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1. you can upload 3 picture per post
2. if you lurked a bit you would notice people here don't generally spam threads with porn unless that's related to the topic


Thanks, I'll use that one on your advice.

P. Lainchan has multi-image uploads without JS but this site doesn't, both vichan descendents. Some of us choose to browse with remote code execution disabled.
Q. I posted images of pokemon characters in the pokemon thread. >>37682
R. None of the images were porn. It would be much more constructive if you commented on what actually happened rather than burning a random strawman.


>None of the images were porn
it was softcore lesbian porn, don't kid yourself


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That Ultra Moon short was pretty damn good


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I was wondering if anyone here is watching vtubers, and if so who is your favorite? I'm into Gura, and on the Niji side Rosemi and Petra primarily. I also enjoy Pippa from Phase Connect.

Here's what I wanted to ask - is there a /vt/ board on any other site than 4shit? The mods there do absolutely nothing to maintain quality.
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Love vtubers especially Gawr Gura. It's fun watching them play video games I already played or watch movies with them.

I am fully aware it's just a suc behind an anime avatar but I don't see how it's different from actual anime. I don't care about who the voice is behind the cute avatar.


there is nothing wrong with being a fan of a VTer. They are in character and good at games or entertaining, I do not even watch Vtubers but I think it is fine as long as people like th echaracter and they do not see them as 3DPD


Weebs that see a problem with twitch thots but don't see a problem with v-tubers are disgusting.
They say 3DPD, yet they simp for shoddy attempts at concealing 3DPD with 2D.


>I am fully aware it's just a suc behind an anime avatar but I don't see how it's different from actual anime
It's a 3d female trying to get your money retard



I'm going to consider this 3D, you can object on /meta/ if you want.

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Early Japanese web culture would not have been the same if it wasn't for flash. Since flash is going to lose all browser support in 2021, why not look back at some Japanese flash content?
Keep in mind this thread isn't for moping about flash dying or how the internet sucks now, it's for posting old flash movies and games that have Japanese origin.

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Today's the day…


Nothing changes after today. It'll be years before alterations to browser code require user-made fixes to play flash, and the standalone player is pretty much bug-free.


Confirmed, I can embed and play flash files in my browser still I'm a waterfox user, don't know how chrome or firefox users are holding up


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works in chrome for me


bump for interest

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