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Does anyone still watch them? One of the biggest reasons I haven't touched a shounen anime in like, 12 years is how there's always someone talking passionately about his freaking boku no seigi….

that grew to become extremely cringy

I can't imagine where the hell japan got that from or why they decided to make it a trope. I'm still not even totally sure what it's supposed to mean.

Have there been any good fantasy genre shounens since 2008 that break out of the box?


I haven't watched one piece since it was on cartoon network, so I recently picked up where I left off. I'm near the end of the skypiea arc now. Someone on another imageboard told me one piece "stops being good around ep 300" or something like that. But it seems stupid to watch that many episodes of an anime and then just drop off. The only anime I can think of with an audience that dropped off around ep 300 would be kids that watched pokemon in the 90s and then grew up in the mid 2000s.


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Not sure how much these shows can break out of the box before becoming something different. I'm following Tower of God these days, too early to say how it'll turn out but it's not a letdown so far. Also watching 1P erry sunday morn, the recent Wano arc has a refreshing art style.
What about Kimetsu no Yaiba, haven't seen it but it gets some praise here and there.


Post videos related to living in japan
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I'm pretty sure the second succubus is Kuromiya Rei, the singer of BRATS. I know she used to be involved in the Jr. Idol business.


At that point in time Western anime fans were calling themselves otaku and it wasn't seen as something negative. Now even anime communities are anti-otaku hardliners and think of them as subhuman trash that have to be swept into the dustbin of history to make way for globalization. It's no doubt just a coincidence that this change happened as smartphones and social media took hold.


how to see the video?


I can see why Megumin is such popular waifu-bait. She's playful, innocent, but also has a slutty side. She's young enough to tap into the male protector instinct but also clearly sexual. The apparent inexperience adds a layer of naughtiness and taboo to it. Pretty much the male fantasy of 'lady in the sheets, freak in the sheets'.


Fuck off.

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Do you know any more anime that give you a feeling of isolation and loneliness? Where the interactions between characters are short? Where it's more about the atmosphere created by images and sound rather than story and dialogue? They don't necessarily have to take place in desolate places. It could also be about the sense of isolation you get from living in a big city.
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>natsume yuujinchou
>MD Geist


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Are those shows disagreeable to you anon?


that's not quite what mono no aware refers to, it's a concept that's definitely more tied to how iyashikei shows function than a lot of the sci-fi anime you listed.


None of the shows I listed were fully compatible with mono no aware, but as most of the good ones were already mentioned I opted for a few I felt had such moments now and then, be it in outer space or on earth.


I disagree with giving the farmer boy as the only example of a character in that story who achieved success. If anything, he's one of the more tragic ones, as in the final quarter of the show he's seen content only because of drowning himself in alcohol. Every character but him finds some sort of grounding in reality, while he continues living in the illusion predetermined for him by his ancestors. That being said, I'd recommend the show as well.

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send cute pictures and your favorite scene from the anime KonoSuba that involves Megu


there you go


Get the app


all these anime otaku niggas want to have sex, they're nothing but a bunch of repressed slant eyed virgins obsessed with the ideal image of giirls.

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>tfw you will never experience a wizard anti-social hikki friendly ramen shop like this
>you will never be comfy like that
>no one to judge you eating
>no normies on a date to see and get bitter about
>no tip expected no staff bothering you
>pay with via vending machine
wish i was born in Japan…
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Due to coronavirus there are delivery services that drop food at your door and walk away now

I've only had bad experiences getting take-away ramen. It always goes cold and gross + is bad if they separate the ingredients in separate containers etc


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Tried Osaka-style sushi?


I wonder why. Maybe it's because Japan is literally America's colony and they're forced to bend over for every single one of their whims.


Thank god I'm not japanese.


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Japanese influence in a western city

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Hey. What character I like from anime?
I like Scar from FMA and FMA B. Why? Because he was mysterious and his country was treated poorly when there was a war.
But after war was over he came after alchemists, because he wanted revenge so much.

That impressed me.

Are there any character who wanted revenge in anime? Give me examples of them.
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Can you at least contribute when you bump? It's not hard. Like this

Togame from katanagatari.


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Few that comes to mind are Tyuule from GATE
Alex Rowe in Last Exile
Afro Samurai
Zorndyke in Blue Sub 6
Golgo13 Queen Bee, whatever the big company CEO was named
Gankutsuou is a given of course
Kaze in FFU
Youjo Senki, Tanya


Came to post this


Gankutsuou is so underrated


It was an interesting sci-fi take on the classic novel, really liked the somewhat contrasting ed theme.

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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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i'll contribute c:


Who is this?


It's Kogane from idolm@ster shiny colors


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For portrait sizes..


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Good news Mika Sensai! We are transferring you to an underprivileged city school in America!


Apart from an anime featuring an adult living with her parents doing a low wage job, I dislike this anime for everyone being a sexual degenerate.

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I've never been into anime and I don't know much about it. However, I decided to check out One Punch Man and I'm enjoying it a fair bit. I've never been able to stick to hobbies or find any passion or purpose in life. Is anime a worthwhile thing to get into? I'm beginning to see why so many people love it. The problem is, it just seems so dense. So much to learn, so many forums, so many niches. It's a little intimidating for a newcomer. Where do I begin? Should I learn Japanese? I've never been able to actually succeed at something like that, but maybe getting into anime would give me a reason too. Will anime improve my life and make me a better person? Will it make the bad things in life, like wageslaving and disease, more bearable?

I await your responses. Thank you, wizards.
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Anime should have stopped at season 1. OPM S2 and the manga went a little too standard fighting-shounen after the spectacularly animated Boros fight.


I'm going to pull a 'read the webcomic'. The manga, made from the webcomic, expands the original with tons more shonen fighty stuff, and the anime is based on the manga.


Nobody's mentioned it, but you will pick up a lot of Japanese phrases from watching subbed anime. Anyone who's seen more than 50 anime knows what doushite or betsuni or sasuga or yokata means because they're phrases used all the time and often in isolation.
Obviously you'll be watching with subtitles, but some parts of the language won't necessarily be translated, so you should be aware of them. The only parts of Japanese I'd say are worth knowing before watching anime are honorifics and how names work, but these are so basic that if you're using a site like wizchan you must already have some vague idea. I'll start with names.
First of all, the name order is the opposite of English: family name, then given name. The man who Westerners call Hideaki Anno would be Anno Hideaki to a Japanese person. Yukio Mishima is Mishima Yukio.
You call somebody by their family name to be polite, but keep in mind the Japanese are extremely autistic about politeness. I would address my classmate (but not friend) by their family name plus an honorific, but I'd address my best friend by their given name. Romance anime, particularly with shy/awkward protags, will make a big deal out of them asking each other if they can address each other by their given names, and they'll blush like mad as he addresses her as Akane-chan rather than Mizuno-san.
Before I move on to honorifics I should mention that sometimes succubi will have -n put at the end of their name for cutesy reasons, like Megumi becoming Megumi or Minori becoming Minorin.
Second of all, you probably noticed the -chan and -san suffixes. These are honorifics, which denote the relationship between the person speaking and the person being referred to and can be used to show respect - think if Mr, Mrs, adding '-y' to the end of something to make it cutesy, etc had a bigger role. While they aren't the only ones, I'd say there are three essential ones that you'll pick up quickly anyway and four more that will actually be used in anime.
The main three are san, chan and kun. San is to show respect, whether it's used to refer to someone above me in a hierarchy whom it would be rude to disrespect or to someone equal to me that I just want to respect (like a classmate if I'm not very assertive). When Iwata died a lot of people said to say 'RIP Iwata-san' rather than Mr Iwata.
Chan is to show that you find something endearing or cute, and is basically like adding -y in English, -chen in German or -ka inPost too long. Click here to view the full text.


Arigato wizard senpai san chan


Watch Cardcaptor Sakura, it's easy to watch and its pretty cute and comfy too.

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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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I don’t think we’re using the same definition of pretentious.


Peanuts is deep as fuck


i don't i can comprehend any definition of pretentious other than the correct one i'm operating under. if you mean pretentious by you didn't understand it, therefore you didn't like it, then i can get that. if you meant pretentious by how it actually means, i.e. imparting a sense of unwarranted importance, i think my interpretation is pretty spot on.

as much as i like NGE, it's not so important that the tiny details (e.g. asuka's stances and facial expressions in the elevator scene) absolutely must be ranimated until perfect, because as iconic and great as that scene is, it's really not that essential.

however, embarking on a new story and diverting from the broadcased canon can't be pretentious. that's exactly why end of evangelion was made: because many people hated the original ending. retreading the same exact ground in hopes of finding undiscovered value is objectively more pretentious than trying to find worth in a new story.


I've grown bored of Eva. I'm not even that excited for the new rebuild, the others to me were kind of blasé


I think the originals were good because Anno was depressed it become mediocre when he wasn't

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