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I really like silent, iyashikei anime/manga. Stuff like Yokohama Kadaishi Kikou or Mushishi is top tiered shit for me. Second down from that, but pretty close is easy-going sol shit. You know, the standard fair that Lucky Star kicked off, but I'd include 'fluff'-shit like Wife'n'Wife even though it can be irritating to me from time-to-time.

But, overall, my OTP are silent, stoic characters who just appreciate the world as it is without having to overindulge in sensory overload. One of the episodes of YKK (embed related, even though I couldn't find it with the original soundtrack, this still works) is the epitomy of it, and when I have a bad day, I find myself watching and rewatching that episode. In it, all she does in a single day is manages to wake up, get dressed, and make a cup of coffee. There's no other people involved, it's just this solitary study that really makes me feel like life is worth living just a little while longer.

So, I found out about Tsuki no Suppin. It's an sol that seems like it'd be more like Wife'n'Wife, so it's not my ideal, but I'll take it if I have to. But then I find one of the main characters is this silent, stoic type that appreciates life at their own pace. Given what I've told you above, I hope you might see why this series might pique my interest. And what I've seen so far I really like.

But then I made the mistake of reading comments:

>not really a big fan of Shiho character types, who seem really detached and lethargic/uninterested in everything.

>kinda hate characters who are so bland
>Shiho rocks up messy haired half asleep. Could not deal with that on a regular basis
>Shiho is so dull, being in a r/l with someone like that sounds dreadful

I can live with this. The last comment in particular just makes me emit a long, sorrowful sigh, but I can live with it. This is a preference thing, right? Well, then it starts turning into this:

>Shiho is autistic… or developmentally handicapped.

>yeah, looks like shiho is autistic or something.
>it feels like she has depression and anxiety or something.

Please. Normies. Don't take away my iyashikei genre. Please for the love of god let me at least have that. Don't putPost too long. Click here to view the full text.


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>But then I made the mistake of reading comments


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An excerpt from a review of "Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World", that I found on MAL:

>This is Kino's Journey? I'd rather stay at home.

>What many people believe to be a great series, Kino's Journey is a collection of short stories revolving around different countries, customs, traditions and beliefs. The main character Kino travels to these countries with her talking motorcycle pal Hermes, and together they observe the world through outside perspectives.

>In fact, its almost as if Kino is nothing more than a representation of the viewer. Kino does nothing but observe….ever. She never interferes or judges or saves, when she so easily could. She does nothing but watch the people of these countries act like morons, much like the viewer is forced to.

>Due to this, unfortunately the feelings of helplessness and despair sets in and gets comfortable for the entirety of the series.

>I was amazed at the stupidity of it all. I get the concept…we're supposed to feel like nothing can change these awful, horrid events…we cannot change the way of the world. We're about as powerful as a traveler with no soul or heart, but how does that translate into entertainment? All it did was frustrate me.

>[…]Helplessness and despair. Kino, however, shows glimpses of humanity both in her past and towards the end of the series. She does not seem adverse to murder (she kills at least five people throughout the series) and yet she shows a tiny fragment of pain and loss when someone she connected with on a few levels dies […] These moments are brief, scarce, and quickly forgotten when she hops aboard Hermes and rides nonchalantly towards the next country.

>In the end, I did not enjoy Kino's Journey. The series frustrated me and did not make me feel at all like there might be hope for ANYONE in that world. Actually, there was one happy story in the span of 13 episodes, but among all the death and despair, I had forgotten it. I couldn't, in good conscience, recommend this series to anyone looking to anime for an escape or an enjoyable experience.

I guess this speaks for itself (if you've seen the original series). The average normgroid cannot fathPost too long. Click here to view the full text.


>The average normgroid cannot fathom what it's like to live as a ghost, a quiet observer to the madness of the world. Silence distresses them.
This is going in my wizchan quotes folder.

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is it truly the new HXH?

I love HXH for the power system and the interesting characters


I don't know, what is it?


Solo Leveling a manhua


It's not. It's angsty and annoying.


New HxH?

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What are your favorite Visual Novels?

Pic related.
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I have found a working torrent link for anyone else interested: https://sukebei.nyaa.si/view/80476 it's stuck at 10.9% though


Hard to say, above average I guess. The style of writing felt closer to an actual novel than most other VNs I've played. With the exception of a few obscure words and kanji the vocabulary isn't too hard, but there are a lot of metaphors that might trip up beginners, plus the unreliable narration later might make things hard if you're not familiar with the language. I'd say give it a shot after you've read one or two visual novels or manga series and see how you do. If it's too hard just read more material until you're able to go through it smoothly.

Good luck in your studies.


If you want more denpage, then I can advise Odeon/Kusarihime/Kurai Nichiyoubi. Odeon is similar to Lain.


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Although they are not from Japan I love Everlasting Summer(Russian) and Katawa shoujo(American) but The Fruit of Grisaia also was a great pleasure for me.


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X cringy games with plots that could have been written by 12 yos, the shounen manga of power point simulators.
O dating sims

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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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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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UPDATED for 2019 anime review.

Cautious Hero was my fave for 2019.


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Pokemon everytime

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I heard of Street Fighter gamers going to Japan as a path to improve their game. It would be cool to go to Japan to learn how to make ramen or forging a katana.

What skills would learn if you can make it to Japan?
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they have to

walk into any porn shop in japan and you'll see there are two main areas. first area is behind the curtain, this is where actual porn and nudity and stuff goes.

but in front of the curtain? in the room you literally have to walk through? that's where they keep fucking idol videos and shit with little kids. right out in the fucking open because it's "not porn". a flood of westerners going to japan are going to lose their fucking minds seeing everyday crap like that everywhere.


Japan is a sovereign nation, they don’t “have to” do anything just because westerners might see something unseemly in a porn shop. The question is just will they care enough about their image to do something, and will that something last any longer than the end of the Olympics.


Yea let's make everything mainstream friendly bro


i don't care or have a stance, i just said my prediction. i think quite a bit will be different to the point i'm actually gonna feel sorry for any wiz that decides to travel to japan any time this year or soon after


anime, video games and VNs (including the perverted otaku stuff) is too valuable to Japan as a cultural export, they're not getting rid of it because of the olympics that's just the usual doomsday prophesiers who have been ranting that anime is ruined since the 90s

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Any tips besides killing myself because the shows don't exist?
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You don't watch Mob or OPM for the character design…


Well, it's a modern anime. That's basically a given.



Are you familiar with the source material? It's endearing to see ONE's crude and sometimes shitty designs get a clean polish, and there are so many different design choices that you wouldn't see in most anime. I can appreciate when a show has legit ugly people portrayed.

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What's a good place to start this show and when's a good spot to stop watching it?
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Is ONE PIECE still on-going?


start with the first episode then stop after the time skip
you can read the manga after that if you're invested


Both the manga and the show.
Something tells me the author is going to die before they find One Piece.


He's gone on record saying the story is over 75% completed where the manga currently is. His understudies/assistants know the general outline of the ending incase something like that happens.


What happens during the timeskip that makes it so different?


Anybody here fan of Lupin the third didn't they make a new season I just started washing it and then I would have to say it's pretty good I think it's one of the earlier one's ever made


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Which part are you watching? i'd recommend you start and finish the movies and the OVA, they are more straightforwards and consistent compare to episodic series


I've been a Lupin fan for a long time. Which series is your favorite. Red Jacket is probably it for me.

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What did you guys take away from this show? Did it help the way you feel about your situation, or did it cause more despair?
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>just wait for your misaki to find you bro, jus b urself and you'll make it :)
No, the actual 'moral of the story' was to either find a job or die from starvation


Not much really, it was nice but incompatible with what I know of society.

Hikki here wouldn't find a job and avoid starving, would likely end up homeless and in quite serious trouble, with no savior of course.


I want to believe it just came out but it will be nearly 15 years since the anime came. Manga and Novels are even older.
I love the early 2000s feels of novel/manga and early-mid 2000s feel of the anime. The days before smartphones and social media, but after the dawn of internet. Truly the golden age.

People don't like the unwarranted romance and I understand, but do realize this was a neet anime not a wizard anime. It can be ignored.

I love the luxury message as other wizards said here >>28070 >>28081
and found the dude who had to work because he was going to starve realistic.

Being a NEET is truly a luxury. Having a roof over your head, food on the table, few bucks for your hobby all the while NOT having to wagecuck. Rather than being depressed everyone should be grateful that they are able to not work and not starve to death at the same time.
No matter how miserable you are as a neet, you would be equally, probably more miserable as a wagecuck.


>No matter how miserable you are as a neet, you would be equally, probably more miserable as a wagecuck
This is probably true, but only because modern society has reached a point where it can't provide meaningful social roles to its population. Even in the prosperous West, most people are cogs working for profit-driven, faceless corporations, and it's difficult in that kind of situation to generate enough intrinsic motivation to be satisfied with your role in society. That's not even mentioning the slave-like conditions that exist outside the West.

The system demands total obedience from early school until retirement if you want a shot at a decent job, with some leeway in terms of changing careers, but anyone who is long-term unemployed is effectively out of the game and ineligible for economic dignity. In Japan the pipeline from school to work is even more unforgiving, where even a minor failure can lead to exclusion and full hiki-dom. A long-term NEET or hiki with few qualifications often doesn't have many options other than low-status, humiliating wageslave jobs, with little prospect of advancement.

>Being a NEET is truly a luxury

It's a slow death of despair vs. the intense unpleasantness of wageslaving.


Very true. I do feel lucky thoguh, single child of single child parents. I was NEET for very brief periods, the longest being 10 months but I like to think If I go perma NEET I can manage.
With recession is coming I think I will be at home throughout my 30s. With the loss of youth and acceptance of fate also settling in, I wonder how I would fare as a thirtysomething neet. I find no joy in work, and have no qualms about being idle.

Read In Praise of Idleness

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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.


>Yuri artworks tend to have flower imagery, mellower color, more elegance
I mean no offense when I say this, but that's probably the main reason I dislike yuri. I have no problem with yuri when the characters are hard bitches or have an otherwise gritty aesthetic. I dunno, just the idea of a 100% feminine interaction with zero masculine traits present at al is existentially repulsive to me.


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Yes it's obvious but I agree with you to an extent.

I really like shoujo ai works. Both the artwork and atmosphere is unique and wonderful for reasons already stated ITT. It's a superior form of fictional romance.

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