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Post ITT when you finish an anime

Post ITT when you finish an anime, and write something about it. Can be anything from brief unrefined feelings to long formal reviews.

Last thread: >>32036

This thread can also be helpful for people looking for things to watch.
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Rozen Maiden

Official thread for all things Rozen Maiden related, don't forget to talk about the best succubus, desu!
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Is anyone else exceedingly bothered by the fact that they forget anime they've seen? It's like losing an important part of yourself. All these worlds and characters, even if they're fictional, feel dear to me, yet I forget what happened to them and sometimes their existence as a whole. Of course, you can re-watch anime (I'm on a spree of doing that right now), but it still upsets me.

It's as if these shows are disposable information to fill my time with, and can subsequently be discarded once I've "consumed" them. I despise my brain for failing to even roughly recollect the events of an episode I saw a month ago, yet recalling that time a random kid in elementary school made a sarcastic comment about my cellphone on the landing of the northeast stairwell, between the third and second floor. Do I have a normalshit brain that marks memories pertaining to fictional stories as unimportant and consequently, readily deletes them? How can I remember the series I've seen better? As autistic as it sounds, I've resorted to taking notes on anime and reviewing them at irregular intervals, but even that ends up in me only remembering the general plot of the show, with the finer details as well as recollections of the sounds and visuals falling through the cracks.
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So, we all know about that documentary where Hideaki Anno goes to his middle school and teaches animation for a few days. Question is, has anyone ever managed to track down *other* episodes from that documentary series?
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Kids shows

I've found myself watching, and this thread is as much of a confession as much as anything, kids shows. It started off due to the threads we've had about Cardcaptor Sakura and Doremy, but then I realized after watching them that I was feeling…oddly good and optimistic about the world in general. It's weird, because on the one hand I hate watching this stuff because, well, it's so fucking stupid and vapid, but on the other hand I love watching it because it's so goddam relaxing and healing to the soul. I find myself questioning whether this entertainment is purposefully made this way, to emotionally manipulate individuals past a certain age into a state of depression.

Uhm, thanks for reading my blogpost? Otherwise, I guess share some younger-demographic anime you might be watching?
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One piece is the best anime so far and most underrated one

Best storyline, Best fights, Best charcters, Best villians, many people think that all the fights are the same and all the arcs are to similar when they're not, it sucks only with pacing and maybe it is long
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Touhou Thread II - 2018 ed.

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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The consequences of anime as a whole becoming mainstream.

I feel like there needs to be a thread made about this. I know this has been talked about many times since 2016 but even then I think this topic is still very neglected because the consequences aren't noticeable on the entirety of Anime yet. There's just something really aggravating about low-status men loosing one of the few hobbies that they could actually enjoy to the very same normalfags and succubi who constantly treat us like dogshit 24/7 and make our daily lives a living hell. We all know the consequences that come with any hobby becoming popular among normgroid NPCs, they start pushing their shitty status-quo bs on it. I'm honestly convinced that by the end of this decade Anime will never have that same feeling as it always did, it'll just become another soulless mainstream form of entertainment to appeal to normalfags. Start expecting chad and his succubi gf to start bragging about going to watch an anime to their NPC social sphere like they do with their shitty MCU movies along with whores cosplaying as your waifu to sell her nudes on the internet to some orbiters (which is already happening to a certain extent). Some oldfags may argue that Anime declined long time ago, and while that's debatable I will say that Anime still retains a very unique feeling to it that is void in the majority of other watchable entertainment and low-status men are the ones that keep and preserve it that way. Mark my words, Anime will be completely unrecognizable around by the end of this decade. Maybe someone can articulate this better than I can but that's the best way I can put it.
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I like to draw myself with my waifu because I don't need to be with a 3d hoe, I know maybe it's a little cringe but it's a thousand times preferable to dealing with a real bitch.
¿Somebody else feel this way?
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日本語の勉強のスレ - Japanese Language Thread

Want to start learning Japanese?
Here's some useful links to help you out.

-http://realkana.com/ (tool to learn the kana)
-http://www.guidetojapanese.org/learn/grammar (Tae Kim's 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/yomichan/ (Popup dictionary definitions when you hover over a word, Chrome version is called yomichan)


Last threads:
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>tfw Lucifer-san is my role model
thank you nippon.
kanpai biiru to a long NEETo life.
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Why is this considered "anime" ?

Why is Tower of God considered an anime when it is adapted from a manhwa? If it is solely because a Japanese studio did it then why isn't the same logic applied to Cannon Busters? So basically anyone with money can just pay a studio to adapt their source material and it will be "anime"? Seems like a bad precedent we are setting. How does Japan feel about this?
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madoka magica

does nayone else like madoka magica here? i think the charcters are amazing and shit. idk what else to say otherthan go watch it
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Is this show any good? I watched the dubbed version as a kid, and I seemed to have remembered enjoying it.
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how do I chat with japanese hikkis

2chan? I dont speak japanese at all,0 knowledge. But I want to ask a couple of (sociology-related)questions to a rather large group of japanese-born hikkis and neets,etc.
where do I go to,how do I introduce myself there to avoid glowing? im interested in a "native hikki" views on buddhism-celibacy relationship,and also on general japanese paradise-depression contrast.
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Is getting a dakimakura body pillow with an anime character on it sad? Pic related.
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/jp/ - Japanese Culture

Would this board be better if anime discussion wasn't allowed? I like anime, but this board's so slow that having any actual discussion outside of the anime review thread or the cute anime character threads, is basically pointless. The world of imageboards needs a place for niche otaku discussion, but alas, no site caters to such interest. What with the modern day youth on this site, there'd probably just be a bunch of Vtuber threads to take all the anime discussion's place. What does /jp/ - Japan/Anime, think?
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Hard To Find Japanese Cinema

There is a vast sea of Japanese films out there, and I can imagine most of /jp/ has only scratched the surface. What are the qualifications for a "hard to find Japanese film" you ask?
>rarbg, nyaa, kissasian doesn't carry what you're looking for, and pt's don't want your wizardly company
>the movie has no re-releases, or even a home video release at all
>the director doesn't even remember the production of the film you're after
What are some movies you've had interest in, but no way to watch?
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Would you claim a whore for your waifu?

Whats your opinions of this kinda stuff?
Where the characters you are supposed to consider your waifus are unironically huge sluts?
(Pic related for example).
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Okay, I just finished the the series.
and I have to ask - is this a joke? Like a big decades long meme? I think this was the worst anime I've ever seen. A pseudo-philosophical LARP. Like does it actually have a point? A meaning? Beause I think I just witnessed someone's acid trip.

Unironically is the worldwide fame a LARP? Or is it like with the emperor's new clothes, where nobody mentions that he's actually naked?

What the acual fuck? Either I'm a brainlet retard or I'm the only sane person on earth - but what the fuck did I just watch?

It reminds me of those old french psychological art films… What a fucking waste of time…
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Obscure anime

Name the most obscure anime shows out there in the deep dark reaches of the internet that most people don’t know about
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07th Expansion

Higurashi, Umineko, Ciconia, RGD, TRT, etc.
Have you read all of their works? What did you think of each of them?
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Anime Screenshots

This is a thread to share anime screenshots in.

Previous thread: >>22142

If the title of the anime isn't evident from the filename, then please name the title in your post.
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/dep/ anime

Maybe this belongs more on /hob/ and if the mods agree I would hold no ill will for them for moving or deleting it but I recently got around to watching Serial Experiments Lain and wanted to find some other wizzards with good reccomendations for /dep/ anime. The ones of course given are succubi last tour and Lain. I would personally not count Watamote as it seems quite shallow and everything turns out fine in the end and whatnot. So what are some other anime, manga or light novels dealing with actual depression or schizophrenia and not in the mainstream boohoo am so sad way.
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I fucking hate MAL for their treatment of digital-only written media. Anilist's been having better criteria for it and only now (after denying plethora of submissions FOR YEARS) they've decided to allow non-printed webtoons recently and still shit like pic related. Despite the fact of belonging to the notable franchise. It's part of one title and one-shots are allowed. WTF.

2 years and still some novel submissions are in queue.
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i wish there was more uk/irish rep in anime, ik the k-on movie had them go to the uk which is really cool, but i bearly see any irish charcters other than hetaila
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podt a manga or an anime you really want everryone to read or watch. Ill start with voynich hotel as a manga and witch hunter robin for the anime
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thinking of becoming a luxury long distance bus driver in Japan for Le comfy feelz

how fucked is my imagination or is it actually feasible?

related vid:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lToLTrFnPrw
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Japanime artists

post all your favorite japan/anime artists. you can post hentai artists too since most of the good ones make hentai.

The first image is from 廃狼@新刊よろしく yotushiku something, I can only read the end of it. He is an artist on pixiv, I don't know if he posts his work anywhere else, but everything he posts is amazing.

The second picture is from an artist I found on pixiv called SPEC. I don't like most of his work, but this one is in a good style I wish I could see more.

The third image is made by Akyuun, another artist I found on pixiv. I like the colors, it looks dreamy.

I'll post more artists I like later. Please add whatever art you like.
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japanime ost's

put up the best songs from an anime ost
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>gets laid
>gets a tomboy gf that becomes a tradwife right after
>gets multiple friends
>gets badass sword and armour
>friends with literal gods
>gets female attention regularly sometimes without doing anything
>was part of a globally recognized mercenary group
>slaughtered 100 men by himself without magic
>slaughtered thousands of apostles

How do people think this mangas dark
This man is chad status and the amount of shit he’s overcome is far happier to learn about than saddening
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Who would win: Columbo or Kira?

Anyone up for a silly post? If Kira from Death Note was facing off against Columbo, who would win? Kira seems the type who's so arrogant and conceited that he'd fail for Columbo's whole routine.
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So, I'm almost done downloading monogatari… is this show worth it or is it a big waste of my time?
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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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New to anime

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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Demon Slayer

Watched the movie but did anyone here got to watch any episode? Are they worth being looked for?
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3x3 Thread

Create yours here: https://bighugelabs.com/mosaic.php
Rate others liked/watched
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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.
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Japanese memes

What are they like? Especially their political ones equivalent to the goldmine that was Trump memes.
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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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Anime Openings

Let me present to you the best anime opening:

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Is anime a good filter?

I've noticed that on imageboards finding anti-anime posters tends to be a pretty reliable red flag. In particular, finding posters who get really upset on someone posting some anime image is one helluva red flag. Why is that?
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Waifu Thread 2022

In this thread we say we love our waifus.

Today is Lynne-chan's birthday! She hopes everyone is doing their best!

Last thread from 2017 >>>/jp/22727
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Raw manga

What sites do you use to get raw manga? Sites can be for reading, or downloading.
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Escaflowne thread?

Went into this blind after looking to explore the Mecha genre separate from Gundam. I was pleasantly surprised with the solid pacing and unique presentation, it's a great show to immerse yourself in, great for escapism.
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Love Live


The new Love Live music video is CUTE CUTE CUTE !!!!!! The song sounds pretty good too.

I'm still undecided about how I feel about the Nijigasaki generation. This latest release looks promising though. I worry that the characters might be poorly written despite the musical content being decent.

The future direction of the franchise seems unclear at this point. I'm hoping that we'll get at least one more anime season for Aqours. It looks like they're starting to release solo music albums for each Aqours member. Hopefully Corona doesn't seriously affect the financial viability of the franchise.

A new generation has been announced recently ("Love Live Superstar"). At this point that generation is a total wild card. I'm cautiously optimistic about the smaller size of the group though (5 members). Larger group sizes mean that some members can be kind of neglected; this is particularly true in the animated content. So a smaller group might have better character development. It'll probably also diminish any scheduling problems with the various seiyuus. On the other hand though, if one character is a bad singer then it will have a stronger effect on the overall quality of the vocals. So hopefully they will all be good vocalists.

Anyway, let's have a thread about MY FAVOURITE FRANCHISE OF ALL TIME. Yay!

No spoilers ITT plz. Let's discuss how much we love Love Live and how we feel about the future of the franchise. Let's post musical content and art, and talk about our favourite characters and ships! Who is the best singer and what are your favourite songs? Will the soul of the franchise and fanbase be preserved as these new generations are introduced?
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Ojamajo Doremi

This is a highly underrated, extremely fun series that can occasionally get pretty sad and heavy. No one talks about this hidden gem enough.
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Connichi Online

This years anime convention connichi (germany) will be held online because of this virus pandemic. it appears that everyone will be free to watch the stream for free. I am not sure if they will block IP adresses from outside germany from watching it.
I felt obligated to inform everyone of this event.

>link: https://online.connichi.de/online/

I don't know if they will have english subtitles though

>program: https://plan.connichi.de

here is the program plan. there are some high profile guests from the anime industry and apparently they will show interviews, concerts and workshops / cosplay competitions.

I have no idea how this will be but I have nothing to do on friday and I might try this one out.
I hope it will be fun
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Gatekeeping Anime

What should be the best measures that we should take to gatekeep anime has hard as it get?
Remember, if you don't believe in gatekeeping, you are a normalgroid.

Some measures that I suggest are:
-Knowing in deep a lot about an anime, visual novel, light novel, novel, manga or game in particular.
-Having a decent knowledge about the medium.
-Being very invested into at least one work.
-Being very invested at least in one fandom.

Is not neccesary to have all these things, but at least one. What more should be added?
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Anime scenes

Share scenes from anime you like, found interesting, or that caught your attention.
You can also explain what you like or found interesting about it.

I'll begin, in this one scene, which is from an anime for kids, you can be misled into thinking that these two had sex. It gives that impression, which makes a scene that should be sad and romantic, a hilarious one.
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Cute 2D Females

Post cute 2d females ITT

Previous thread: >>22575

It's been nearly 5 years since the start of the previous thread.
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What are you Watching?

What are you watching?
What are you enjoying?
What have you dropped?
What are you looking forward to next season?
Previous: >>31249
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Anime recommendations

I'm looking for a new animu to watch, I've listed some of the stuff I highly rated, maybe there will be something others may be interested in listed below, but I would greatly appreciate any recommendations based on what you think I might love.

Animus: Serial Experiments Lain, Akagi, Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo, Psychiatrist Irabu, FMA:brotherhood, neongenesisevangerion, steins gate (prob gonna watch steins gate: zero if nothing seems better), Gilgamesh, Death Note, Ping Pong the animation, Baccano! , NHK…

Those are the best I can think of at the moment.
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Aesthetically Pleasing Anime Images (non-lewd)

Let's have a thread to post aesthetically pleasing anime-style art. We can post nice character designs, landscapes, cute couples (hetero or otherwise), franchise promo art, wallpapers, etc…

This thread could be a catch-all for anything that doesn't belong in the gender-specific threads.

Nothing too sexualized please. There are already other threads for that kind of thing.
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Cute 2D Males

we hit the bump limit for the last thread

post all those cuties here!​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
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Hentai Games

Recently I have been doing nothing but masturbating to doujins and hentai mangas. But now I think its the time to finally upgrade to hentai games! I heard koikatsu party was good, so im going to play it.
I torrented it from there. This website is also good.
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Honda's and Toyota's (JP Cars)

I have no clue what is keeping you people from talking about the best contribution Japan has brought into the Americas.
Personally, I like any 90s Honda Coupe just as long as it's possible to rice up to 500+ horsepower with at least 50 pounds of torque. The Honda Del Sol was by far my childhood dream car, but I ended up settling for a Honda CRX my parents gave me.

Any Toyota fans out there too? Toyota has been going down the drain in terms of fun factor. I can't wait until Toyota's reliability goes down too to the point where Toyota stops production in America alltogether like Toshiba.

And of course, Mazda is doing just fine.
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Tokyo = best city ever

Safe to walk around
Nice scenic walks
Housing actually affordable and not NYC tier jewed up
Clean and comfy

Too bad western and azn normies are flooding the city now.

I'd love to move there if I could.
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Opinions on Nichijou? I think it's a good comedy Slice Of Life anime. How about you guys?
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Castlevania anime

Is this series any good? I love the games and I love anime, so is it worth a watch?
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Low power level

Have you noted that there are more and more people with low power level in anime community than ever? I mean, even here almost every recent thread is filled with people who don't know what they're talking about, let alone can give some deep insight in any matter.

People who can't say anything very interesting about the plot of an anime, nor discuss something about it for more than 2 minutes because he doesn't know what he is talking about. You would expect this to be the case in normalgroid sites, that's a given, but I'm seeing this even in places where there are supposed to be people who are at least interested in anime and otaku culture. Honestly is very boring that there are no people who like to know about their favorite things.
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Waifu Thread

In this thread we say we love our waifus. I love my're waifu Ruri Gokou. She's an Onee-san so she would make a good mother.
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Underrated anime

Please recommend me good underrated anime. I miss the years past where i would binge on anime. I really want to find those hidden gems again. The ones that aren't too popular to have an ugly mainstream appeal, but also not too unknown by being too shitty. I really like realistic anime with good characters, no magic shit please.
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Where do you guys find anime?

It seems to me that many NEET wizzies do nothing but watch anime all day. That would be tens of episodes a day. How do you guys not run out of stuff to watch? Where do you find new shows?
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Anime you think you're missing out on

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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Manga thread

My brain is too fucked to pull two intelligible sentences together, so pardon me if I don't make any sense.

As there are just too many manga, it is a huge pain to dig into this pile to find good ones to read. So why don't we share each other great manga, and good mangaka.

I'd recommend Fumetsu no Anata e (To You, the Immortal), pic related.

Story of some sort of immortal being of the shape of a sphere, has the ability to imitate object and being in his surrounding. It bit by bit, start to experience the world, pain, hardship, death, not having any idea of anything of who it is, and slowly develop of conscience. It's set in a fantasy world, where the clothing and customs are loosely inspired by early Japan, and maybe the Ainu.

Beautiful and detailed artstyle, incidentally the author of this manga is Ooima Yoshitoki which can explain why it reminds me of Koe no Katachi (same author after all).
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What do you speculate the next trend in anime will be?
We had moe and it seems as if iseaki is still in full force but waning and I cannot imagine what the next trend will be so I am curious what you wizards speculate.

I do not think Moe will go away we will always have cute succubi doing cute things but maybe it will be different I think perhaps the art style will change and sadly feel that loli stuff may become rarer as more and more normalfags watch anime to the point that MAL reviews on loli anime is critical of the fact there is a loli in it featured with some fan service.

I am secretly hoping that more depressing anime gets made and even some anime that is entirely in black and white like a manga I love the visuals in anime but manga can really look so much better for some stories.

Sorry for the brainfart
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Satou would about 37 if we base it around the time the original Welcome to the NHK book was published. If they made another book or series that revisited his life in the present day what do you think it would be about?
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Photos of Japan

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I started losing interest in real girls after reading this manga

But now that I'm done I'm depressed man
I felt so good, y'know? Not caring about normals and stuff
I love her
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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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Anime/Manga Draw Thread

I know there's a draw thread on /hob/ for posting any drawing you want, but I thought we might want to have a draw thread here specifically for anime requests. Post your requests and/or anime-style drawings. I'm a drawfig myself so at least one of your requests will be fulfilled.
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Post Wizardly & Wise Directors

Konaka knows what's up, and normalfags that have redbubble lain bumper stickers hate him for it
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Post trashy early 2000s hikikomori hoarder pictures
(preferably with old anime/tech junk)
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Do you like erotic MMD's? Do you like Kemonomimi? Do you like erotic MMD's of Kemonomimi? Pretty swell.
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AnimeGate Coming Soon?

>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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Most disappointing anime

What was the most disappointing anime you have ever watched? For me personally, it was Sailor Moon Crystal. I'm a big Sailor Moon fan and I was pumped for the new series to come out, even though it kept getting delayed I didn't care, I just wanted to feel the magic I felt watching the series for the first time again. But when the show aired in the summer of 2014 i was met with a show with extremely sloppy animation, poor writing and really just an underwhelming vibe to it. It was just such a gut punch to see my favorite show get treated with such a mishandled and mediocre retelling.
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Anne of Green Gables

I'm a Canadian wizard, is this series any good? Is it at least historically accurate?
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Guess the Anime

In this thread we post screenshots of anime and wizards try to guess which one it is. I will start.
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Cute 2D Females

Last one is at the bump limit.

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CardCaptor Sakura

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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old school anime

Lately, I have been enjoying some anime from the 70s and 80s, like Star Musketeer Bismarck, Beast King Golion, Mazinger Z, Uuchu Senkan Yamato and so on. I'm really liking the Super Robot genre as well as the "real robot" mecha genre started by Gundam and Macross.

Anyone else enjoy old anime? Let's discuss. Recommendations welcome, of course. Also been looking for subtitles for Lightspeed Electroid Albegas, but no luck.
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revengful characters in anime

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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Wallpaper Thread 2019

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 bop to the Euro beat songs all day long, is this show actually any good or even worth watching?
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日本語の勉強のスレ - Japanese Language Thread

Want to start learning Japanese?
Here's some useful links to help you out.

-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)

Last thread: >>25255

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KissAnime and KissMangna shut down forever

The websites were closed forever, the owners said.

I am so sad and heartbroken, as are hundreds of thousands of other people who loved the website.

Here's an article on it: https://geekculture.co/pirate-streaming-sites-kissanime-kissmanga-shut-down-permanently-as-japan-cracks-down-on-piracy/
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Any animes similar to welcome to the NHK?
It doesn't have to revolve around being a hikikomori, but i liked the theme of a succubus wanting to save a boy
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AMV thread

post ur fav amv's
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Japanese anime movies pre-2000

Hey everyone, i've recently got into a watching loop of pre-2000s anime movies. There's of course the well known Ghost in the Shell, or Akira for instance but there's plenty of them that are actually quite good. I know a lot of wiz here are into animes in general, so what would you suggest? I'm espescially looking for hidden pearls.
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How could anime be better thread

Use this thread to post how you think anime or manga could be better. Note your criticism of industry trends here and suggest what may improve the medium.

I wish that anime had more varied voice acting as an example.
I think this because JP films have people talking like humans with more character but anime nearly always has the same basic voices for character if not in who does the voices it is how they talk. The problems is not present when watching MOE SOL CGDCT anime because it works to the advantage but sadly when you are watching a serious anime the voice acting can affect the anime badly.
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Is this show any good at all? I've listened to the OP about one hundred times by now, is the show worth checking out? Check out the OP if you haven't already, it's awesome.
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I cannot take anime seriously.

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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2016 Anime Awards and Analysis

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 good sci-fi anime regardless of the writing being terrible, y anime is a good romance anime even though the comedy is unfunny, etc…). For classifications according to overall quality, please see the best-in-season and best-in-year results, or the list of highly scored anime that is provided much further below as well as in the attached table(pic related). Keep in mind that some highly rated shows don't necessarily fit neatly into a genre. Conversely, excelling in a genre category is not necessarily an indication of overall quality. 
Note: the romance genre here refers exclusively to conventional hetero romance; shoujo ai and shounen ai are provided here as separate genres. 

Best by season listed below.
Winter: Prince of Stride, Hai to Gensou no Grimgar, Koukaku no Pandora, Norn9, Reikenzan 
Spring: Sakamoto Desu ga, Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge, Shounen Maid, Kuma Miko, Sansha Sanyou 
Summer: ReLIFE, Amanchu, Dream Festival, Tenkyou no Alderamin, Orange
Fall: Flip Flappers, Sangatsu no Lion, Shakunetsu no Takkyuu Musume, Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari, Yuri on Ice

Best for the entire year: Flip Flappers, Sangatsu no Lion, Prince of Stride, ReLIFE, Shakunetsu no Takkyuu Musume

Best for each genre listed below.
Action: Koutetsujou no Kabaneri, Bubuki Buranki 
Adventure: Flip Flappers, Hai to Gensou no Grimgar
Comedy: Sakamoto Desu ga, Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge
Drama: Sangatsu no Lion, Hai to Gensou no Grimgar
Fantasy: Re Zero, Drifters
Historical: Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu, Joker Game 
Military: Tenkyou no Alderamin, Drifters 
Music: Dream Festival, Magic-Kyun Renaissance
Mystery/Psychological: Joker Game, Bungou Stray Dogs 
Romance: Norn9, ReLIFE
Sci-Fi: Koukaku no Pandora, Flip Flappers
Shoujo ai: Amanchu, Flip Flappers
Shounen ai: Yuri on Ice, Shounen Maid
Slice of Life: Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari, Shounen Maid 
Sports: Prince of Stride, Shakunetsu no Takkyuu Musume 
Supernatural/Magic: Reikenzan, Bungou Stray Dogs 

Strongest genres of the year: Drama, Adventure, Sports, Shoujo ai, Comedy 
Weakest genres of the year: Fantasy, Mystery/Psychological 

Categories which evaluate other noteworthy characteristics are listed below, separated into 5 general sections. Some of these categories refer to characteristics that are ubiquitous to all anime, such as audiovisuals and story. However, other categories evaluate characteristics that are only relevant to a smaller subset of anime, such as humour or suspense. To reflect the differing amount of potential candidates in either case, three winning titles per category are provided for ubiquitous characteristics, whereas only two winning titles are provided for characteristics that are less consistently relevant. Again, winning titles are listed first and the runner(s) up are listed afterwards ordered by superiority with respect to the specified category. In other words, this template is used:
[Category]: [best title], [second best title], [third best title]

Visual Characteristics
Best art style: Flip Flappers, Hai to Gensou no Grimgar, Prince of Stride
Best animation: Kiznaiver, Koutetsujou no Kabaneri, Flip Flappers
Best cinematography: Orange, Hai to Gensou no Grimgar, Yuri on Ice
Best character designs: Yuri on Ice, Drifters, Amanchu
Best outfits: Yuri on Ice, Shuumatsu no Izetta, Amanchu

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, New Game

Writing-Related and Directorial Characteristics
Best direction: Sangatsu no Lion, Prince of Stride, Shakunetsu no Takkyuu Musume
Best writing: Flip Flappers, Sangatsu no Lion, ReLIFE
Best plot/story: Reikenzan, ReLIFE, Orange
Best script: Sangatsu no Lion, Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge, Drifters
Most creative: Flip Flappers, Koukaku no Pandora, Sakamoto Desu ga
Best character development: Sangatsu no Lion, Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu, ReLIFE 
Best character interaction/chemistry: Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge, Koukaku no Pandora, Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru
Best setting: Flip Flappers, Koutetsujou no Kabaneri, High School Fleet
Best atmosphere: Flip Flappers, Amanchu, Planetarian
Best world building: Tenkyou no Alderamin, Drifters
Most wasted potential: Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari, Norn9, High School Fleet

Viewer-Experience and Genre-Specific Characteristics
Most likable cast: ReLIFE, Dream Festival, Shuumatsu no Izetta
Best humour: Sakamoto Desu ga, Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge
Most fun: Shakunetsu no Takkyuu Musume, Koukaku no Pandora
Most emotional: Sangatsu no Lion, ReLIFE
Most suspenseful: Joker Game, ReLIFE
Most exciting: Prince of Stride, Shakunetsu no Takkyuu Musume
Most romantic: Amanchu, Norn9
Most relaxing/comfy: Amanchu, Amaama to Inazuma 
Most cute: Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari, Sansha Sanyou 
Most wholesome: Shounen Maid, Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari
Best 'page-turner': ReLIFE, Bungou Stray Dogs
Best escapism: Hai to Gensou no Grimgar, Tenkyou no Alderamin
Best human contact simulator: ReLIFE, Sangatsu no Lion 
Best rewatch value: Flip Flappers, Yuri on Ice, Hai to Gensou no Grimgar

Reputational Characteristics
Most underrated: Flip Flappers, Prince of Stride, Koukaku no Pandora
Most underwatched: Shakunetsu no Takkyuu Musume, Koukaku no Pandora, Flip Flappers

Finally, here is a list of all titles considered in this analysis that I rated at least 6/10. Respective overall scores for each title are indicated in brackets (/10).
List of anime rated ≥6/10: Flip Flappers(10), Sangatsu no Lion(10), Prince of Stride(9), Amanchu(8), Hai to Gensou no Grimgar(8), Koukaku no Pandora(8), ReLIFE(8), Sakamoto Desu ga(8), Shakunetsu no Takkyuu Musume(8), Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge(8), Dream Festival(7), Drifters(7), Hina Logi(7), Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru(7), Kuma Miko(7), Norn9(7), Orange(7), Reikenzan(7 [S1=6, S2=8]), Sansha Sanyou(7), Shounen Maid(7), Shuumatsu no Izetta(7), Tenkyou no Alderamin(7), Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari(7), Yuri on Ice(7), Bungou Stray Dogs(6.8 [S1-S3=7, movie=5]), Bubuki Buranki(6), Joker Game(6), Long Riders(6), Magic-Kyun Renaissance(6), Netoge no Yome wa Onnanoko ja Nai(6)

Total number of anime viewed for this analysis: 104 (including dropped series, NOT including shorts or movies, NOT counting donghua, NOT counting sequels – ex. all of Bungou Stray Dogs is counted as 1 anime total)
Among those 104 viewed anime, 58 were dropped (not watched to completion, likely due to their low quality from my point of view). Therefore my completion rate was 44.2% (46 of 104). My average score (/10) among completed anime was 6.39. Dropped anime were not considered as candidates in any category. I should mention that although my drop probability is mainly a function of enjoyment, I will sometimes complete disliked shows for idiosyncratic reasons, such as curiosity or cultural interest. For this reason, my completion rate and average score are somewhat arbitrary. Furthermore, a year having a lot of bad shows doesn't diminish the artistic value of its best works.
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Independent Japanese Animation

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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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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Vtuber thread

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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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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Pick a random number between 1 and 227, and I will recommend you a manga.
I'm not an anime/mangafag, though I like some stuff