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Here's some images for Mayday 2019. Please enjoy them.

Also it's end of the Heisei period. Please welcome the era of Reiwa.


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Shield !

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It seems that a lot of yuri works tend to have this particular aesthetic about it. The distinction is clear when compared to normal male-female romance manga. Yuri artworks tend to have flower imagery, mellower color, more elegance. On the other hand, conventional romance work tends to have a more passionate theme, uses bright and simple colors, and have characters that exudes cuteness and salaciousness rather than beauty. In the story itself, yuri also tends to be more emotional and have more subtle developments and interaction. This is also expressed into traditional yuri cliche where instead of a regular highschool, the story takes place in a prude ladies' school with mild-mannered characters and repressed interactions.

I wanted to ask if this is something other people have noticed as well or if I am making things up, or maybe it's a pretty obvious observation and I am just slow on the uptake. That said I am actually not that interested in yuri itself but I found this particular aesthetic very appealing to me, so it saddens me that I can't seem to find this kind of thing outside yuri works. A non yuri recommendations with this kind of stuff would be nice. If nobody cares though, then feel free to make this into a yuri thread.

Please keep identity politics out and be civil please. Thank you.


You're just really slow, but that's okay. Sometimes it's nice when someone like that spells it out when he suddenly gains awareness of something pervasive.



What you are describing seem more like some shojo-ai type than yuri where the subject are more "direct " ;) .

But yes, the mellow-flower-pastel like aesthetics are pretty common when it's shojo-ai story.

But they aren't all like that, it depends on the mood and the subject.

If you are looking for some anime (other than shojo-ai of course) with this kind of mood, you can check all the slice of life type of anime, where you can find this kind of aesthetics.


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Flower petals flying everywhere is pretty.

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I remember in one thread we used to discuss japanese music. Thanks to this thread I found out about Nomak and Mari Hamada who became some of my favorite artists. I noticed the thread does not exist anymore and I thought we should start another one now. Anons might appreciate it like I do.

I start with this song from Momoe Yamaguchi
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I had never heard something like this before. There is no single track I could post from this album that would give you an accurate idea of it, but this is the only one on youtube anyway.


Sakurai looked best when he started wearing his hair down but before he dyed it black


I really like p-model


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ryuichi sakamoto:async
Etsuko Yakushimaru:RADIO ONSEN EUTOPIA
Taeko Onuki:Sunshower
Kojima Mayumi:Swingin' Caravan

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>Celebrities and reality stars have been tweeting about anime
>Crunchyroll censors fan service in the english release of a well anticipated game
>Funimation called anime fans "creeps"

Granted, after Crunchyroll made the mistake they made, they apologized and cowered with their tail between their legs. So we may have more of a fighting chance than we did in GamerGate.
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i should add this fear that SJWs are "disrupting the supply chain" is hilarious because this would imply that you actually pay to consume anime via streaming sites which would be your fault for giving them money in the first place, but i know you don't so this fake dilemma doesn't even affect you.

you easily bypass this whole "problem" by pirating fansubbed anime, and if you still think this shit happens then it either: 1) the fansubs are SJW which in this case it's your fault for being a lazyfuck and not subbing yourself; or 2) the SJWs are infecting japan, which isn't the case re: my first post


>if you think today's anime is "too censored" than you're too young to remember 4kids. anime in the west has a history of being censored, but too many of you retards think this is new or something.
Oh look, another strawman/red herring
The reason why anime fans are so extremely sensitive to alteration from the source material and censorship is because we have had to eat shit for decades and don't want a return to those dark times because of meddlesome SJWs shoving their bullshit where it doesn't belong.
> and the latter doesn't actually happen
Go fuck off with your reality denial.


i don't think you know what a strawman actually is.
>The reason why anime fans are so extremely sensitive to alteration from the source material and censorship is because we have had to eat shit for decades
when did this stop? can you actually point to me when this happened? because it hasn't, see >>30387. i think it's hilarious because i already addressed this in the post right after but for some reason you didn't read that even though it's right fucking there.
>Go fuck off with your reality denial.
give me examples where this happens and it actually affects you. if you're complaining about crunchyroll subs, that's your fucking fault for having a subscription to crunchyroll. if you have "SJW" shit so much stop paying for it, retard. are you fucking stupid or are you just retarded?


also inb4 you abuse the concept of logical fallacies with >muh strawman again. you should know that calling muh fallacy does jackshit in an actual debate and is itself a fallacy (the fallacy fallacy). when you're on a forum, it's better to actually address what someone is saying instead of hiding behind magic fallacy vocab like a typical 4chan/reddit retard. no one thinks you're smart because you read the "List of logical fallacies" wikipedia page like every other 14 year old


He is american watching subbed, so of course it has SJW shit. Shame on him.

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Anyone's got jaded of anime? Not the drawing style, just the medium.
I haven't watched a show since 2016 and still can't summon the will to watch anime any longer. It's hard to fathom how people can watch the same SoL/generic shounen over and over again without even getting tired, and even though I was never really into these genres, I can see that they're roughly the same rehashed pile of garbage. The anime industry seems to be bent more on milking brainless otaku and less keen on creating new content from my pointbof view. I'd rather read a good book or watch an opera through my PC if I'm actually in need of relaxation. Who's with me? Have you guys been looking for alternative media as well?
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I also used to watch it but now haven't watched any at all for years


>Anyone's got jaded of anime? Not the drawing style, just the medium.
Yep. I feel like I've seen every show already, and the rest are just copying the ones I did.


I agree 100%. I love anime more than ever, I can't stop watching, I feel like it's a drug I'm addicted to. When I was a kid it was just a bunch of cartoons I enjoyed and was hooked on, but nowadays it's basically my main way to feel emotions - of any kind. Anime is like a gateway into another world, a world of joy, of new experiences, of interesting characters and this feeling of eternal youth, beauty and happiness. It's the one drug I'm so addicted to, that I know if I had to give it up to face the mirk reality I reside in, I would surely kill myself immediately. It's the one single thing that makes me cry genuine tears filled with emotion. It's not just art, it's the soul of my pathetic existence. I live for anime. I wake up to watch another episode and daydream for hours. Daydream of a better reality, where colors are vivid and the smiles genuine…


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I wonder whether it is. It's been like this for the past three years.


Post videos related to living in japan
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Englishman's comedy and lifestyle blog. He lives and works in Japan and likes to interact with the locals


A bit about the difficulty of renting as a foreigner in Japan.



Hope this isn't too outer-orbit for this thread but I watched these and enjoyed. Embed is a run-down on imperialist Japan.

Follow-up, Japan in the Post WW2 years: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grqtxI_MJC0 (embed it at https://youtubemp4.to to skip age-restriction)


"Yuki no shingun" (雪の進軍) was an Imperial Japanese Army march composed in 1895 after the First Sino-Japanese War by Second Army Headquarter Orquestra member Nagai Kenshi.

It contains the feelings experienced by Nagai after the Battle of Weihaiwei between the Japanese Empire forces and the Chinese Empire forces.

It it somewhat considered a too depressing song by its suicidal spirit and by some of its phrases. For that, it was forbbiden after the start of the Second Sino-Japanese war.

Marching in the snow, stepping on ice

We can't even tell road from river

The horses are beaten, but we can't leave them

Just what is this place? It's all enemy country

Oh well, if we breath a little bravery

I'll only ask for little: a couple ciggies

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Happy New Year 2019, everyone. Cheers! What was your fave anime of 2018?
Mine was Hataraku Saibou & Goblin Slayer.
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Also it's the 2019 version, so it skews to most recent or more mainstream (for jp anyway) anime.


Penguin Highway is technically a 2018 anime… the official english subs came out now though.


Detective Conan and Lupin are for the entry-level mainstream anime. I recognise the main male protag from Attack on Titans & Sword Art Online.


i know lupin and conan, megumin was hard to tell without her lothes but the eyepatch clued me in, succubus in the center is from osomatsu san but I can only tell from the art style. I think the two succubi to the right of her are from some idol show, except the bottom one might be from succubi und panzer. The guy playing guitar is from some tezuka manga but that's all I can tell.


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One Man Punch may be having its 2nd anime season now but I binged on it during 2018.
Strange that the titular One Punch Man isn't featured too much. Garou's motives as a hero-hunter still seem weak though.

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The most fun part about anime for me are always the cool fantasy settings that have integrated magic or spirits or robots into their culture or something like that. Sci fi future dystopias or post-apocalyptic societies or idylic fantasy tribal settings are way more fun that boring old real world settings. I don't want a boring slice of life in a japanese high school, give me some fucking cool fantasy worlds please!

Anyone got any recommendations for good fantasy worlds in anime? I've seen a lot already but I know there's more out there.
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>Attack on Titan (story is dumb but the setting is unique at least)
>B: The Beginning (Pretty normal but with twists here and there)
>Black Clover
>Black Lagoon (pirate/gangster city)
>Blue Exorcist (again a meh story but interesting world)
>Code Geass (again again, world more interesting than story)
>Cowboy Bebop
>Demon King Daimao?
>All of Dragon Ball
>Ergo Proxy
>Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood
>Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash
>My Hero Academia (Top tier world design
>Neon Genesis Evangelion (Also top tier world design)
>No Game No Life (Interesting to say the least)
>One Piece
>One Punch Man (Kinda)
>Psycho-Pass (Future ""utopia"")
>Rage of Bahamut: Genesis
>Soul Eater (Halloween themed world)
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Even in alphabetical order, nice.

I watched a lot of them already but there are some on there I've never heard of that I'll check out. Thanks!


>Do you know which is better, the original OVA or the TV show?
Dunno about the TV show, I have only seen the old OVA.


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Made in Abyss has pretty nice fantasy world building, I would recommend checking out the manga instead of the anime because it goes into more detail.


>Do you know which is better, the original OVA or the TV show?
The ova is way better, the tv show has very poor animation quality

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I want to learn Japanese! Where do I start?

Here's some useful links to get you started.

-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)

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is there a difference between




The difference is in the feeling.
そうなの has an explanatory vibe (like "oh, now it's clear to me")
そうだろう is kind of confirmatory (like "oh, that's what it is, right?")
simply そう is neutral
You have to develop the feel to such things through lengthy exposure to the language (by watching Japanese media for example), as I daresay it is nearly impossible to grasp such nuances otherwise.


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Learning japanese helps me read anime twitter-posts and websites. Yeah!

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I'm kind of surprised this isn't already in the catalog. So, uh, let's talk about Evangelion?

The first time I saw it was actually on an online stream organized on…either here or back when wizardchan was still up. In retrospect, I don't know HOW I managed to watch the anime I did and not run across NGE. It's like never hearing about Star Wars, but that's how it was. In any case, I thought it was a sort of Plan Nine kind of thing, because I came into the stream midway through the series, and particularly after seeing Episode 25 and 26. It felt like the narration at the beginning of Plan Nine. I also wasn't too phased by the apocalypse because…isn't that how all anime end? So many JRPGs and anime have to have some sort of over-the-top climatic ending that I sort of just shrugged it off.

Afterwards, I thought that others would have funny stuff to say about it, but then realized that…this was something pretty serious to a lot of people. It sort of annoyed me because it came off as horribly pretentious to me. Since then, a few years have passed and I've forgotten about it. But then recently it nagged on me, and I saw it again. It struck a chord with me. I hate to say that because I don't want to give an inch to all the pretentious reviews I read. Why it has done so NOW I wish I knew why, and for some reason that really disturbs me.

I think the best review I've seen on NGE is a single sentence long, "You like NGE in inverse proportion to the amount you like yourself."

It's disgusting.
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>However I fucking hate the rebuilds. They are fucking garbage
So does everyone else including Anno I think… or maybe he just doesnt care and wants a paycheck at this point idk


The first time I finished the series I was depressed for like two weeks


What did Fukuzuki mean when he said "The doors of Guf have opened"?

Guf (גּוּף, also transliterated Guph or even Gup) is a Hebrew word, meaning "body". In Jewish mysticism the Chamber of Guf, also called the Otzar (הָאוֹצָר, Hebrew for "treasury"), is the Treasury of Souls, located in the Seventh Heaven.

According to Jewish mythology, in the Garden of Eden there is a Tree of life or the "Tree of Souls":[1] that blossoms and produces new souls, which fall into the Guf, the "Treasury of Souls". Gabriel reaches into the treasury and takes out the first soul that comes into his hand. Then Lailah, the Angel of Conception, watches over the embryo until it is born.


Fuyutsuki was talking about giant naked rei sucking up all the souls to merge within unit 01


You can't take all the symbolism in eva that far. It's usually pretty face value stuff, or at least the biblical references. The doors of guf are just what they called it when everyone's soul got sucked away. Just like how a sea of dirac has fucking nothing to do with pocket dimensions.

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