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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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Why does no one ever bring up the fact that Tomoyo is a cuckold?


If there was one thing about clear card I liked, it was that they gave Sakura's other friends more screen time and some character development.


I just read somewhere that Makoto is barely above Usagi in terms of intelligence; is that true? I always figured she was pretty average in the brains department.



Ami's a certified genius, but her cooking abilities are unknown, she's usually too busy and rich enough to stop by the bakery whenever she needs a cake for everyone, and her other, let's say housewife skills, are probably similarly lacking. Physicality is minimal, she's a bookwork. Might do some light cardio.
Makoto is a supreme chef and seamstress, as well as a blackbelt in I think Akido? But her intelligence is barely above Usagi's.
Rei is likely the smartest other than Ami, that Catholic school has high standards. However she's an absolutely abysmal cook and has no skill with needle and thread. Probably pays for snacks with Daddy's money and occasional fortune telling. Physicality probably average.
Usagi is a competent cook, or at least she can easily whip up a strawberry cake. Dumb as a rock even a thousand years from now, and there's nothing that can convince me there's any power in that tiny frame.
Minako is a bit of a jock. High physicality, second only to Makoto, as dumb as Usagi, and the only time we see her cooking something goes horribly wrong.


I will never forgive Clear Card for being terrible.

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I've come to this realization after watching tons of comedic, ecchi, slice of life cutesy animes. The characters precisely because of their simplified caricatured personalities form together a perfect universe - there are no imperfect parts to the characters, they're idealized to the utmost, every feature of their fits perfectly, the relationships as well. Anime is the better version of our world. I'm happy I have anime in my life. I can feel a huge variety of emotions while watching it, which are inaccessible to me in any other medium, be it movies, books, TV series, actual real life. I feel no connection to anybody in the real world. I care not for even for my parents. Yet I still cry for these animated characters. Nothing moves me but anime, the art style, the characters, the music, everything about it fills my soul with joy (and sadness, anger - the whole emotional scope, but mostly joy)

I hope when I die I'll go to 2D heaven.
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That is why I call it the superior art and the rest, inferior arts. Even when I had to mention anime in a professional essay or something.


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There should be more anime on feudal china.


Strongly disagree. Especially nowadays, most shows and everything simply can't exist without cute females.


it's no worse than western media that can't create anything without multiculturalism and political correctness, I prefer the way anime does it personally


Try Koihime Musou unless you hate cute stuff

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It makes me sad that anime from the early 2000s have already faded into obscurity, and discussion has all but died off on imageboards and forums. I see maybe one short-lived thread per year about tsukihime on all the imageboards I lurk. Do younger fans of anime just not like the style of 2000s stories?
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Video succubus Ai doesn't make sense anymore in a world where VHS is dead.


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Animation should sell the action


It's one of the best piece of animation I've ever watched.


sure they can, hell outside of japan no one knew that shadow skill 1999 existed, no info on the net or anything


I tried my hardest to find it back in the early 2000s but gave up.
Heard about it on old obscure forums.
So I knew it existed, just also knew I would never get to see it (at the time). When I finally did see it I was more then a little disappointed that it was a short comedy OVA.

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Do you ever watch shitty/obscure/forgotten anime just for the hell of it?


I haven't kept up with anime trends in a long time, last thing I really remember was when K-on and PAnty stocking were all the rage
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It's good in short doses. Maybe 2-3 episodes a day.


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watching fancy lala, it's quite good. there's an inviting warmness you wouldn't expect from a mahou shoujo


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what >>26524 said.
anyway i watched pic related recently. it was alright but ending was kind of lame. anons on other chans say that mango is really good.


I like El Hazard. Does that count?


YES, its the tits you get to find so many kickass animes that going back to regular shows is hard

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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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The thing is, most communities only discuss what's airing. This is because 1. it's more available, and 2. younger people don't know about the old stuff, and older people have already seen the old stuff. So what's currently airing makes up a much bigger amount of people are watching.


>Ask me how I know you go to work every day?
i don't,i go to college from time to time but that's it


>a zoomer is growing up


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No, I mainly read books and visual novels and play games but I still come back to anime when I find a show that seems interesting. Most of the stuff I watch is pre-2000's with a few early 2000's shows thrown in. Once every few years an airing show catches my interest and I'll watch it.

I did grow out of the embarrassing phase of trying to watch as many shows as possible for nonexistent otaku cred that led me to sitting through fanservice and shitty shounen. But I don't really care about the state of the medium or if other people are watching shows I wouldn't like. A lot of posts in this thread just seem like people creating strawmen and hypothetical situations to get butthurt about.

Communities and places for discussion of anime all fucking suck though, as some others have pointed out. Lots of ironic meme-spamming shitheads and horny idiots who can't go 5 seconds without declaring how much they want to fuck a cartoon character.
Cuteposting culture is pretty cancerous too and I can see why so many people on imageboards have grown to hate anime for just that reason.


>your average kirara seasonal is more watchable than 70% of the shit that came out in 1993.
Are you fucking serious? There's soo much good shit on that chart. When I look at anichart nowadays I rarely find ANYTHING worth watching and the production value is usually atrocious.

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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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This was a blog I found tonight while searching for reviews/analyses of a visual novel. He writes about a pretty variety of things but so far I've only read a few of his articles related to visual novels. All were pretty good.


About Haibane Renmei and how the lack of explanation for the world and existence of the haibane actually serves as a strength.


About a visual novel (果てしなく青い、この空の下で) and the skillful use of supernatural elements in the resolution which doesn't rely on deus ex machina or convenience.


Commentary on lines from a denpa visual novel and their relation to solipsism and messiah complex.


Do you know how he makes money being a NEET/hikki in an extremely expensive city?


Great thread, here's some I have.

Site that analyses the linework in anime and estimates the original resolution it was produced at.

Has information about anime pilgrimage destinations.

Not strictly a japanese site but it has Natsume Souseki books tailored to japanese learners. Good if your japanese is at an intermediate level and you're looking for a good boost.

Japanese version of vndb containing vn reviews and information. There's a mirror too if your ip is gaijin blocked.

Also we had a thread like this a while back and a wiz posted a site that conveniently compiled the most active 2ch (now 5ch I guess) threads. I've lost the link but if anyone has it please let me know.


Japanese meme/web slang dictionary.

Let's you search for files on share easier. Not really useful because share is pretty much dead but it's useful sometimes to find out if old stuff was ever uploaded to the internet at all.

Site for 100% eroge save data.


Wow 2ch is really cancerous,is like a strange mix of reddit and 4chan.

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I keep hearing how good this show is and I'm thinking of checking it out. I also heard that this show has a legitimate debate over sub vs dub.
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>never watching Ghost Stories


>lolsorandom adult swim tier humor


Gotta agree here, I went on YouTube and watched some "best of" videos for Ghost Stories, and it just feels like corny early 2000s humor that just isn't funny in this day of age.

I felt that way with Pop Team Epic as well, the four panels are a bit funny, but that doesn't mean I would want to watch an entire series about it. I'm pretty sure that show flopped too.


Watched it in my teens and also read the manga. Very cool and liked it a lot but imo it should've ended after the martial arts tournament. The following arcs, specially the final one, were pretty disappointing and forced imo


>it just feels like corny early 2000s humor
cause it is literally that.

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A few web novels I found recently have been really good especially since I haven't been enjoying any manga or anime lately. I've been reading this web novel about swinging http://novel18.syosetu.com/n2838cn/ and a few others that have been really good. It's been my best fap years which was really unexpected since I never read and don't expect much from text to being exciting.

Who else enjoys japanese novels?


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Reading the monogatari LNs right now after having watched most of the anime. They’re pretty good, and have some minor tidbits that the anime leaves out. Has anyone read the katanagatari LNs? I liked the anime and it’s by the same author so I’m considering picking those up too.

And yes, I am just gonna bump this old zero reply thread back from the depths.


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I never really read many light or web novels despite knowing Japanese for years, but I've started getting into them more recently. I finished reading the 2nd volume of Spice and Wolf yesterday and have moved onto the 3rd volume. It's been years since I've watched the anime so it's all pretty fresh.

I also started reading the web novel 異世界に来た僕は器用貧乏で素早さ頼りな旅をする after seeing someone praising it on another site. I've never read or watched 異世界 stuff but a few chapters in it's pretty good so far. The main character was pretty much thrown in the middle of nowhere so it's reading like a survival story right now, where he has to make use of natural resources to make tools and cook, sleep, etc.

Tangentially related, I had trouble converting the novel PDFs from Syosetsu to MOBI format so I could read them on my e-reader (usually it's easy to do with the application I have but for some reason the formatting of these PDFs was fucked up and couldn't pick up the text), so I found a site that will actually pull all the chapters from the site and create a MOBI file for you. It supports 縦書き also.



Light novels -> manga -> anime

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Can anyone translate names of these games?

it's a hikkikomori who killed himself, i want to understand his taste in games.

here is his life story: https://archive.is/wgdlk
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You're all wrong,for starters he doesn't have a switch,he killed himself in 2016 and switch was launched in 2017.

Even with my limited Japanese (and google translate of course) I can highlight a few important points of this fine nip life,Maeda Hitoshi.

>poorfag (for japanese standards)

>Had internet since october 2010 (Holy shit even in my 3rd world shithole I had domestic internet WAY sooner)
>lived in a small 1 floor house with another 5 people
>Hitoshi gets caught shoplifting UNO and some other things (that was a fun anecdote)
>He was embarassed as fuck by his living conditions,actively tried making friends in HS because he was scared of someone going to his house
>pretty much everyone there is a trainwreck,except for the sister Hitomi
>Dad was a truck driver and taxi driver barely making any money
>Mom was a Janitor or something related
>Had a good relationship with his Brother Ken until he went apeshit and killed himself
>Dad is fed up with this shit and divorces mom and leaves the house
>Hitoshi suffers a mental breakdown at 16 and starts developing Hikki tendencies dropping out and going full Hikki at 17
>He basically documents all his life in this sort of blog because he was scared of not leaving any "proof" that he existed after he killed himself.
>Because we read his blog we now have a part of "Hitoshi" in our minds,so he still lives in some kind of way and he's grateful for that.

As I said my japanese sucks balls,if someone with better understanding can add/correct some things I said here I would appreciate it.


>He was embarassed as fuck by his living conditions,actively AVOIDING making friends in HS because he was scared of someone going to his house


It's been half a year or so since I've read his blog fully but yeah that's the basic gist of it.

He mentions that he only cleared a few and the others were just kind of filler games he bought for the sake of it.


Only cleared the two MGSV5 games and Dragon Quest Builders.

Shortly after he mentions how he got disillusioned because of shitflinging online where people were bashing the modern game industry and making fun of modern fans because "they have to buy 10 games just to support the dying industry". So he stopped being interested in gaming.
Then he mentions that he wanted to try VR and FF15 before dying but all that shitflinging on the internet kind of made him not care anymore.


I'm not really judging his tastes if that's what you're trying to get at. It's just that he didnt seem to love any of the games he played hard enough to seek out more games in a similar style, for instance. Everything he bought screams "flavor of the moment" in a way that makes me think he was playing games to fill a void more than anything. Once again, i'm not trying to call him out for being a casual or anything, i'm speaking as someone who's been in that situation before


Thanks for clarifying. He seemed like a genuine good guy.

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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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I finished Tonari no Kyuuketsuki-san recently, a comfy SOL show about a succubus who ends up living with a vampire loli. Most of the comedy bits felt a bit forced but the ones where the vampires fail to understand human behaviour were actually quite funny. Overall, highly recommended if you liked shows such as Kiniro Mosaic, GochiUsa and WataTen because the character dynamics in this show are very smilar to those.


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I also recently finished the hour-long special for the Yawara series; Sore Yuke Koshinuke Kids!!. The visuals in this one are even better than that of the main series and the characters were quite fleshed-out for ones that never appear in the TV-show.

I've been watching the Yawara series recently, as someone has been uploading the BD episodes on Nyaa, although at a very slow pace. I think it's a fantastic series and perhaps the most underrated anime of the 80s (although I'll admit that I haven't watched that many 80s anime).


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Alright so I watched Memedragon (not including OVA). Here are my thoughts.

Solid production quality. Well-animated.
Funny sometimes.

Very 'gag-like' episode structure with rapid jumps from short scene to short scene. Not necessarily a bad thing but certainly more reminiscent of comedy than a typical SOL anime.

The way they jump from short scene to short scene is almost disorienting. Slow down please. Feels like the target audience has the attention span of a goldfish. Maybe some people like this but I don't really. I guess for packing in as many jokes as possible it works.

Cast is kind of unlikable but they do have good chemistry.

Most of the cast are one-note characters and the gags are often unfunny and repetitive.

Most of the supposedly sentimental/touching moments felt forced to me. You have to make me give a shit about the characters first before injecting an emotional scene and expecting me to engage with it. You can't just jump from short gag after short gag to sentimental moment about family or whatever. You have to build a foundation first and that just wasn't done in this anime.

My favourite aspect of the story was the relationship between Fafnir and Takiya. Which isn't saying much because they got very little screentime together.

This anime started out mediocre to me but as I progressed through the episodes my opinion of it declined. Each newly introduced character was worse than the last, and as time went on the gags became more repetitive.

I'm not knocking you if you liked it but I disliked both the direction and writing.
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I wonder how long until a new one of these threads is made now that the bump limit is reached.


new thread: >>32036

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